- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 21, 2002


Defense funding hearing 10 a.m. The Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the Defense Department. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Gen. Richard Myers, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, testify. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.


Hosts visit of NCAA championship teams to the White House.


8:30 a.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the North American Numbering Council. Location: Room TW-C305, Portals II, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-1466.


No schedule available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds an oversight hearing on the implementation of the Aviation Transportation Security Act. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

2:15 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing titled "Oversight of the Department of Justice-Civil Rights Division." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation foreign affairs, foreign commerce and tourism subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the U.S. trade policy toward Cuba. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.


Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure highways and transit subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on "Relieving Highway Congestion through Capacity Enhancements and Increased Efficiency." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

Noon Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on "Racial Disparities in Healthcare: Confronting Unequal Treatment." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

3:30 p.m. Energy and Commerce environment and hazardous materials subcommittee holds a hearing on "MTBE Contamination in Groundwater: Identifying and Addressing the Problem." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.


Community renewal conference all day The Housing and Urban Development Department Office of Community Planning and Development holds a Community Renewal Implementation Conference: Partnering for Community Renewal. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez speaks at 9 a.m. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/708-0685.

World Economic Forum meeting all day The National Chamber Foundation of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the World Economic Forum host the WEF USA Meeting 2002 on "Managing Global Expectations." Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Housing forum all day The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds a national housing forum. Location: Westin Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-7330.

Social Security conference all day The Cato Institute holds a conference titled "Social Security and Hispanic Americans." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Ukraine briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a news briefing on "Did Ukraine Sell Arms to Iraq?" The speaker is Mykola Melnichenko, former bodyguard to Ukrainian President Leonid Kuchma. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Lindbergh anniversary news conference 9 a.m. The Smithsonian's Air and Space Museum holds a news conference to mark the 75th anniversary of Charles Lindbergh completing the first solo trans-Atlantic flight, May 20-21, 1927. Reeve Lindbergh, writer and youngest child of Charles, participates. Location: National Air and Space Museum, Independence Avenue at Sixth Street SW. Contact: 202/357-1552.

Religion on the job symposium 9:30 a.m. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life holds a symposium on "Reconciling Obligations: Accommodating Religious Practice on the Job." Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/955-5075.

National Geography Bee contest 10 a.m. The National Geographic Society hosts preliminary rounds of the 2002 National Geography Bee. Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/857-7001.

Nursing homes news conference 10 a.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson holds a news conference to announce a new initiative to use volunteer ombudsman to promote quality care in nursing homes. Location: Iona Senior Services, 4125 Albemarle St. NW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

New Democrat Network conference 10 a.m. The New Democrat Network holds its 2002 Spring Political Conference. The speakers include: Virginia Gov. Mark R. Warner; and Sens. John Kerry, Massachusetts Democrat, and Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat. Location: Grand Ballroom, Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/544-9200.

Homeland security efforts news conference 10:45 a.m. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, holds a news conference to call for strengthening the federal government's homeland security efforts. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-0100.

Higher education news conference 11 a.m. The Coalition for Higher Education Act Reform holds a news conference to urge support for legislation to repeal the law that prevented 75,000 financial aid applicants loans or grants for college due to drug convictions. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain location: Capitol, Room HC-9). Contact: 202/232-8997.

Report release 11 a.m. The National Academies sponsors a briefing to release "Care Without Coverage: Too Little, Too Late," an Institute of Medicine report on the health consequences for people lacking health insurance. Location: Room 104, Cecil and Ida Green Building, 2001 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Rally 11:15 a.m. Members of Congress hold a rally to call on the administration to provide the resources necessary to implement the recently passed education reforms and to fully fund the federal commitment to special education. Michelle Forman, 2001 National Teacher of the Year, participates. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution Avenue NE. Contact: 202/224-2633.

Internet bill news conference 11:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on legislation to create a child-friendly "kids' " space on the Internet. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5271 or 202/225-3761.

Faith-based initiatives lecture 11:30 a.m. The Heritage Foundation sponsors a lecture by Jim Towey, White House Office of Faith-based and Community Initiatives, on "Next Steps for the President's Faith-based and Community Initiatives." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Shark attacks news conference 12:30 p.m. The National Sea Grant College Program and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration fisheries division hold a news conference and science briefing on the risk of shark attacks at the beach, risk-reduction techniques, and shark fishery biology and management. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7095 or 301/262-5495.

Education Department symposium 1 p.m. The Education Department holds a symposium on "Using Scientifically Based Research to Guide Reading Instruction." Location: First Floor Auditorium, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Film screening 2 p.m. Rep. George Miller, California Democrat, holds a film screening of "Behind the Labels: Garment Workers on U.S. Saipan." Chie Abad, former sweatshop worker, participates. Location: 2261 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 212/274-1664, Ext. 207.

Sex equality discussion and book debut 4:15 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion on "Litigating for Gender Equality" and the book debut and reception for "Women in the Barracks: The VMI Case and Equal Rights" by Philippa Strum. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg participates. Location: Flom Auditorium, WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4016.

Awards presentation 6 p.m. The NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund Inc. holds its first presentation of the Thurgood Marshall Corporate Bridge Builder Awards. Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/833-9771.

Awards dinner 6:30 p.m. AeA holds its fifth annual AeA High-Tech Legislator Hall of Fame Awards dinner. Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/682-4443.

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