- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 15, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS[C.Emp]Muslim world relations meeting[EndC.Emp] [-] all day [-] The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a meeting, "The United States, Europe and the Muslim World: Revitalizing Relations After September 11." Charlotte Beers, undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs, speaks at 1 p.m. Location: B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.[C.Emp]Brookings/Harvard forum [EndC.Emp][-] 9:30 a.m. [-] The Brookings Institution and Harvard University hold a Brookings/Harvard forum on press coverage and the war on terrorism. The speaker is Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Noon Attends the 21st National Peace Officers' Memorial Day Service, Capitol, West Front.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on manufacturing and trade: inventories and sales for March 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for April 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases a report on industrial production and capacity utilization for April 2002. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the prosthetics and special-disabilities programs advisory committee. Location: Room 230, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-8485.


SENATE

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


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations VA, HUD and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the National Science Foundation and the Office of Science and Technology Policy. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation consumer affairs, science and transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on the Enron Corp., focusing on developments regarding reputed electricity-price manipulation in California. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing, "Under the Influence: The Binge Drinking Epidemic on College Campuses." Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, "Copyright Royalties: Where is the Right Spot on the Dial for Webcasting?" Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

10 a.m. Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the U.S. Air Force. Air Force Secretary James Roche testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

2 p.m. Appropriations Treasury and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the Internal Revenue Service. Charles O. Rossotti, IRS commissioner, testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on energy-price manipulation in Western energy markets during 2000-2001. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.


HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure water resources and environment subcommittee and Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee hold a joint hearing on the implementation of the National Invasive Species Act of 1996. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10:15 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing, "The Administration's National Export Strategy: Promoting Trade and Development in Key Emerging Markets." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

11:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce work force protections subcommittee holds a hearing, "Workplace Flexibility: Options for Public Sector Workers." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

1 p.m. Government Reform criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing, "Medical Science and Bioethics: Attack of the Clones?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing, "Pentagon's Procurement Policies and Programs With Respect to Small Businesses." Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.


GENERAL AGENDA

Bush-Putin summit briefing 8 a.m. The Nixon Center for Peace and Freedom and Harvard University's Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs hold a breakfast briefing on the upcoming Bush-Putin Summit. James Schlesinger, former defense and energy secretary and former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, participates. Location: Suite 1250, 1615 L St. NW. Contact: 202/887-0362.

Environmental-crimes discussion 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion, "Pursuing Environmental Crimes: The Role of the Department of Justice." Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Legal Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Arms Control Association news conference 9:30 a.m. The Arms Control Association holds a news conference on the upcoming nuclear-arms control agreement that President Bush and Russian President Vladimir Putin will sign at their upcoming summit. John Holum, former director of the U.S. Arms Control and Disarmament Agency, participates. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/463-8270, Ext. 104.

Welfare-reform news conference 10 a.m. Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, holds a news conference on welfare reform. Location: Capitol, Center Steps hallway. Contact: 202/225-0600.

Small-businesses news conference 10 a.m. Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez, New York Democrat, holds a news conference to release Scorecard III, "Small Business Opportunity Denied," showing that small businesses are unfairly shut out of federal contracting. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain location: Capitol, Room HC-9). Contact: 202/225-2361.

Prescription drugs news conference 10:30 a.m. Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, hold a news conference on prescription drugs and Social Security. Location: Capitol, East Front Center Steps. Contact: 202/224-5556 or 202/225-0100.

Alliance for Marriage news conference 10:45 a.m. The Alliance for Marriage holds a news conference to announce the introduction of the Federal Marriage Amendment to the Constitution. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 301/972-0646 or 202/990-2281.

Community technology programs news conference 11 a.m. The Digital Empowerment Coalition holds a news conference to call for continued federal support of community technology programs. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/466-3311.

Welfare reform news conference 11:30 a.m. The House Republican Conference holds a news conference on welfare reform. Location: Capitol, outside Room HC-5. Contact: 202/226-9000.

Lobby day noon People for the American Way holds D.C. Voting Rights Lobby Day to urge House members to support legislation giving D.C. residents full voting representation in the House and Senate. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams and other elected officials participate. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/467-4999.

Arafat Accountability Act news conference 1 p.m. Sen. Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican, and Rep. Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican, hold a news conference on the Arafat Accountability Act. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/224-2541 or 202/225-6536.

Hate-crimes legislation news conference 1:30 p.m. The Interfaith Alliance holds a news conference in support of hate-crimes legislation, "The Local Law Enforcement Enhancement Act." Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/639-6370.

AIDS bill news conference 1:30 p.m. Sens. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, and Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, hold a news conference to announce legislation, "The U.S. Leadership Against HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria Act of 2002." Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-2742 or 202/224-3344.

Cuba-policy review news conference 2 p.m. The Congressional Cuba Working Group holds a news conference to release a Cuba-policy review. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-2635.

China lecture 4:30 p.m. The Albert Shanker Institute sponsors the first annual Albert Shanker lecture with a Hong Kong human rights advocate speaking on education, labor and democracy issues in China. The speaker is Szeto Wah, member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council, and chairman of the Hong Kong Alliance in Support of Patriotic Democratic Movements of China. Location: Ballroom West, Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/452-9425.

Greece lecture 6 p.m. The Embassy of Greece holds a lecture on issues relating to contemporary Greece. The speaker is Apostolos Kaklamanis, speaker of the Greek parliament. Location: Ballroom Salon 3A, Ritz-Carlton Hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/332-2727.


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