- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 14, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Accountability hearing 2 p.m. The House Government Reform government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds a hearing on the "Accountability of Tax Dollars Act of 2002." Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
Corporate accounting hearing 2 p.m. The House Financial Services capital markets subcommittee holds a hearing on corporate accounting practices. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

PRESIDENT BUSH
3:25 p.m. Meets with Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad of Malaysia, Oval Office of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on advance monthly sales for retail and food services for April 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
10 a.m. Transportation Department holds a meeting of the transportation statistics advisory council. Location: Room 2230, Nassif Building, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-9510.

SUPREME COURT
No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation communications subcommittee and the Senate Indian Affairs Committee hold a joint hearing, "Eligible Telecom Carrier Designation on Tribal Lands." Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115 or 202/224-2251.
10 a.m. Joint Taxation Committee holds a hearing to review the strategic plans and budget of the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Charles O. Rossotti, IRS commissioner, testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3621.
10 a.m. Governmental Affairs oversight of government management, restructuring and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing, "Tobacco's Deadly Secret: The Impact of Tobacco Marketing on Women and Girls." Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
10:30 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, "The Annual National Export Strategy Report of the Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee." Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans and Hector Barreto, administrator of the Small Business Administration, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10:30 a.m. Judiciary crime and drugs subcommittee holds a hearing, "Justice for Sexual Assault Victims: Using DNA Evidence to Combat Crime." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

HOUSE
Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
2 p.m. Ways and Means oversight subcommittee holds a hearing to review the tax-exemption requirements for religious organizations. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
4 p.m. Judiciary crime, terrorism, and homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on and markup of the Fairness in Sentencing Act of 2002. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
5 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Afghanistan Freedom Support Act of 2002 and the Personal Responsibility, Work, and Family Promotion Act of 2002. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA
Economic literacy summit all day The National Council on Economic Education and the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis hold the first National Summit on Economic Literacy. The speakers include Rep. Earl Pomeroy, North Dakota Democrat, and Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/730-1064.
National Association of Realtors meetings all day The National Association of Realtors holds its 2002 midyear legislative meetings and trade expo.
Highlights 4:30 p.m. Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat, member and director forum speaker.
Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Park Road NW. Contact: 202/383-1192.
Immigration conference all day American University's Center for Jewish Studies holds a conference, "Diaspora and Comparative Immigration."
Highlights 5:30 p.m. Doris Meissner, former Immigration and Naturalization Service commissioner; Howard Wachtel, American University's Center for Israeli Studies; and Jeffrey Passel, Urban Institute, "Reflections on Diaspora and Comparative Immigration."
Location: School of International Service lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.
"Faith factor" lecture 8:30 a.m. The National Institute on Justice sponsors a lecture, on "The 'Faith Factor' Does Religion Reduce Deviance and Cut Crime?" The speaker is John DiIulio, politics, religion and civil society professor at the University of Pennsylvania. Location: Grand Ballroom, JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/684-5300.
Home loan bank director's conference 9 a.m. The Federal Housing Finance Board holds its 2002 federal home loan bank directors' conference. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez speaks at noon. Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 202/408-2546.
Online-privacy forum 9 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Ernst & Young and the Internet Education Foundation sponsor a forum on online privacy. Location: Herman Lay Room, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/638-4370.
Financial education and literacy discussion 9:30 a.m. The Treasury Department hosts a round-table discussion on financial education and literacy. The participants include Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill, Education Secretary Rod Paige and U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin. Location: Cash Room 2127, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.
Alliance to Save Energy news conference 9:30 a.m. The Alliance to Save Energy holds a news conference to kick off the alliance's 2002 Green School Earth Apple Awards. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/530-2203.
Trade-promotion authority news conference 9:45 a.m. U.S. Trade holds a news conference to urge Senate passage of trade-promotion authority without complicating amendments. The participants include Sens. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, and Phil Gramm, Texas Republican; Jerry Jasinowski, National Association of Manufacturers; John Castelli, Business Roundtable; and Tom Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/419-3243.
Diabetes briefing 9:45 a.m. The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) holds a JAMA Theme Issue Briefing on diabetes. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/789-7447.
Rwandan genocide discussion 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center sponsors a discussion, "The Rwandan Genocide: Could It Have Been Prevented?" Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.
Haitian-only detention policy briefing 11 a.m. The National Immigration Forum and the National Coalition for Haitian Rights hold a news briefing to call on the Immigration and Naturalization Service to reverse its Haitian-only detention policy. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 212/337-0005.
Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon 11:30 a.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a luncheon program, "D.C.: The Last Colony." D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat, and Mark Plotkin, WAMU-FM political commentator, participate. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363, Ext. 3003.
Survey release noon The National Press Club hosts a Newsmaker news conference to release the first-ever national survey of school board members, "School Boards at the Dawn of the 21st Century." The participants include Anne Bryant, National School Boards Association; and Frederick Hess, University of Virginia, study author. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/838-6717.
Eminent-domain forum noon The Cato Institute holds its policy forum on "Eminent Domain: Its Uses and Abuses." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Missile-defense lecture noon The Heritage Foundation sponsors a lecture by Lt. Gen. Ronald Kadish, Air Force and Missile Defense Agency, "Building a Missile Defense in a Post-ABM-Treaty World." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Enron news conference 12:30 p.m. Sen. Maria Cantwell, Washington Democrat, holds a news conference on Enron. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-3441.


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