- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 23, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Armed pilots legislation news conference 9:30 a.m. Sens. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican, and Robert C. Smith, New Hampshire Republican, hold a news conference on legislation mandating an armed pilots program. Representatives of the Allied Pilots Association and the Association of Flight Attendants participate. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-2644 or 202/224-2841.
Online-pornography discussion noon The Congressional Internet Caucus hosts a panel discussion to examine options that parents have to keep online pornography out of the home. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/638-4370.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with German President Johannes Rau and German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder, addresses a special session of the German Bundestag, and departs for Moscow to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
8:30 a.m. Census Bureau releases an advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for April 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

SENATE COMMITTEES
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: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.
9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on educational resources in America's schools. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
9:30 a.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing to examine challenges women face concerning retirement security. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.
10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs financial institutions subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the effect on consumers of bank and financial holding companies' engagement in real-estate brokerage and property management. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up pending legislation, including the National Child Protection Improvement Act. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES
9:15 a.m. Armed Services special oversight panel on terrorism subcommittee holds a hearing on support for terrorism in the Middle East. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
9:30 a.m. Energy and Commerce commerce, trade and consumer-protection subcommittee holds a hearing on the American Travel Promotion Act. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Resources fisheries conservation, wildlife and oceans subcommittee marks up the Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation and Management Act, and holds an oversight hearing on Marine Protected Areas as a fisheries management tool. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

GENERAL AGENDA
Awards breakfast 8:30 a.m. The National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Fraternal Order of Police and the Justice Department's Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency sponsor the 2002 Congressional Breakfast and Seventh Annual National Missing and Exploited Children's Awards to recognize law enforcement who recovered missing children and apprehended child sex offenders. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 703/837-6388.
Homeland security discussion 9 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "Breaking the Stovepipes: Improving Intelligence Sharing for Homeland Security." The speaker is Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1752.
Oil report briefing 11 a.m. The National Research Council holds a news briefing to release a report, "Oil in the Sea: Inputs, Fates and Effects," which documents how much oil is released into North American oceans each year from land runoff, small watercraft and oil and pipeline spills. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.
Early childhood education bill news conference noon Sens. George V. Voinovich, Ohio Republican, Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Judd Gregg, New Hampshire Republican, hold a news conference to announce legislation to improve early childhood education programs. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-7784.
Middle East refugees discussion 1 p.m. The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference on the Middle East peace process and refugee situation. The speaker is Karen Abu Zayd, deputy commissioner-general of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Club drugs news conference 2 p.m. Drug Enforcement Administration Administrator Asa Hutchinson and the National Foundation of Women Legislators hold a news conference to outline a partnership between drug agents and female lawmakers to fight "club drugs," such as ecstasy. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 703/739-5920.
Thompson speech 3 p.m. The Heritage Foundation sponsors a address Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson on "The Next Bold Step in Welfare Reform." Location: 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/675-1761.


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