- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 22, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Terrorism discussion 9:30 a.m. The Center for Immigration Studies holds a panel discussion, "How Have Terrorists Entered the United States?" Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.

Competitive Enterprise Institute dinner 7 p.m. The Competitive Enterprise Institute holds its eighth annual dinner with a keynote address by Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., director of the Office of Management and Budget, on the need for regulatory reform. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/331-1010.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with German Prime Minister Gerhard Schroeder in Berlin.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:45 a.m. Agency for International Development holds a meeting of the voluntary foreign-aid advisory committee. Location: Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/347-9212.


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

9:30 a.m. Appropriations labor, HHS, and education subcommittee holds a hearing on Parkinson's disease. Muhammad Ali, former heavyweight boxing champion, and Michael J. Fox, actor and founder of the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on legislation approving the site at Yucca Mountain for development of a repository for the disposal of high-level radioactive waste. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.

9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee marks up pending legislation, including the National Homeland Security and Combating Terrorism Act of 2002. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

10 a.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on legislation to amend the Indian Land Consolidation Act to provide for Indian probate reform. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

10:30 a.m. Judiciary crime and drugs subcommittee holds a hearing, "Federal Cocaine Sentencing Policy." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

1 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation consumer affairs, foreign commerce and tourism subcommittee holds a hearing to examine federal regulation of the sport of boxing. Muhammad Ali, former heavyweight boxing champion, and Roy Jones Jr., current light-heavyweight champion, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.


HOUSE

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


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on the European Union's Financial Services Action Plan and its implications for the American financial-services industry. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. Resources Committee marks up pending legislation, including a resolution expressing the sense of Congress that federal land-management agencies should fully implement the Western Governors Association's "Collaborative 10-Year Strategy for Reducing Wildland Fire Risks to Communities and the Environment." Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Science Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Investing in America's Future Act of 2002 and the Undergraduate Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology Improvement Act. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

10:15 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a committee hearing, "International Adoptions: Problems and Solutions." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

11 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marks up the Rail Infrastructure Development and Expansion Act of the 21st Century; the Over-the-Road Bus Security Act of 2001; the Pipeline Infrastructure Protection to Enhance Security and Safety Act; the Amtrak Reauthorization Act of 2002; and the Ronald C. Sheffield Federal Property Protection Act of 2002. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. House-Senate conference committee meets to discuss the Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act of 2001. Location: Capitol, Room S-211. Contact: 202/225-3951.


GENERAL AGENDA

Housing forum 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds a national housing forum. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez speaks at 8:30 a.m. Location: Westin Embassy Row, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/293-7330.

Wallace interview 9:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds an interview with Mike Wallace, "A Look Back and at What's Ahead for Broadcast News." The participants include Mr. Wallace, co-host of CBS' "60 Minutes"; Stephen Hess, Brookings Institution and author; and Marvin Kalb, executive director of the Washington office of Harvard University's Shorenstein Center. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

National Geography Bee contest 10 a.m. The National Geographic Society holds the final rounds of the 2002 National Geography Bee. Location: Grosvenor Auditorium, 1600 M St. NW. Contact: 202/857-7001.

Anti-Semitic violence hearing 10 a.m. The Helsinki Commission holds a hearing, "Escalating Anti-Semitic Violence in Europe." Shimon Samuels, director of the Simon Weisenthal Center, and Mark Levin, executive director of the National Conference on Soviet Jewry, participate. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.

Balkans Working Group meeting 10:30 a.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace holds a meeting of the Balkans Working Group, "Kosovo: The Road Ahead." The participants include Bajram Rexhepi, prime minister of Kosovo; and Daniel Serwer, director of the U.S. Institute of Peace's Balkans Initiative. Location: Second-floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/457-1700.

Minimum-wage-legislation news conference 11 a.m. Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Rep. David E. Bonior, Michigan Democrat, hold a news conference to announce reintroduction of legislation to raise the minimum wage by $1.50 per hour. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-2633.

Teen-employment-program announcement 11 a.m. The Labor Department holds a news conference to announce a new teen-employment program, "Youth Rules." Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao participates. Location: Secretary's Conference Room, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Dedication 11 a.m. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (Metro) dedicates its new multicolored stained-glass panels at the Columbia Heights Metrorail Station as part of Metro's Arts in Transit Program. Location: Columbia Heights Metrorail Station, 14th and Irving streets NW. Contact: 202/962-1051.

Mexican politics discussion noon The International Republican Institute and the National Democratic Institute hold a luncheon program with Luis Felipe Bravo Mena, president of the National Action Party, Mexico; and Jose Carlos Borunda Zaragoza, federal congressman from Juarez, Chihuahua, Mexico. Location: Suite 700, 1225 I St. NW. Contact: 202/572-1559.

Smart-growth-survey news conference noon The National Association of Home Builders and the National Association of Realtors hold a news conference and luncheon to announce the results of their "New Smart Growth Survey." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/266-8473.

Aging briefing noon The Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus holds a briefing, "Aging: Further New Thoughts." The speaker is Dr. Leonard Guarente of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 301/347-9300.

Washington visit news conference 2 p.m. The Asia-Pacific Council of American Chambers of Commerce holds a news conference to discuss its Washington visit with senior Bush administration officials and congressional representatives in support of the pending trade-promotion authority and other trade priorities. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/293-8757.


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