- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 8, 2002

Europe-U.S. relationship forum 9 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a leadership forum on the relationship between Europe and the United States. Jack Straw, British foreign secretary, participates. Location: 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Book forum 4 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a book forum on "Intellectuals and the American Presidency" by Tevi Troy. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-580
Visits schools in Milwaukee and La Crosse, Wis., and meets with King Abdullah II of Jordan at the White House.

1 p.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the secretary of energy advisory board. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: Diplomat Conference Room, Ritz Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 South Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 202/586-4940 or 202/586-7092.

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

9:30 a.m. Appropriations VA, HUD and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2003 appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency. Joe Allbaugh, FEMA director, testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation science, technology and space subcommittee holds a hearing on National Aeronautics and Space Administration reauthorization. Sean O'Keefe, NASA administrator, testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Guy Caruso, to be administrator of the Energy Information Administration. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.
9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Critical Infrastructure Information Security Act of 2001. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
10 a.m. Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing to examine medical programs of the Defense Department. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Indian Tribal Development Consolidated Funding Act of 2001. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.
2 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on "Reforming the FBI in the 21st Century: Reorganizing and Reforming the Mission." Robert S. Mueller III, FBI director, testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.
2:30 p.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on "Closing the Gaps in Hatch-Waxman: Assuring Greater Access to Affordable Pharmaceuticals." Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

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

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on "Medicare and the Federal Budget." Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
10 a.m. Energy and Commerce health subcommittee holds a hearing on "Reducing Medical Errors: A Review of Innovative Strategies to Improve Patient Safety." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Government Reform District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on security, noise and general aviation flights at Reagan National and Dulles airports. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Cyber Security Enhancement Act of 2001. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
10:30 a.m. Appropriations Committee marks up supplemental appropriations for fiscal 2002. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
11:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure railroads subcommittee marks up of the Rail Infrastructure Development and Expansion Act of the 21st Century, and the Amtrak Reauthorization Act of 2002. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
2:30 p.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing titled "National Small Business Week: Small Business Success Stories." Hector Barreto, administrator of the Small Business Administration, testifies. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
4 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2003. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

National Small Business Week celebration all day The Small Business Administration holds a celebration of National Small Business Week, "Small Business: Where America Works."
Highlights noon National Advocacy and Special Awards Congressional Luncheon, SG-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building.
Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/205-6555.
Veterans' health care meeting all day The President's Task Force to Improve Health Care Delivery for Our Nation's Veterans holds a meeting. Location: Horizon Ballroom, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/696-9466.
National Commission on VA Nurses meeting all day The Veterans' Affairs Department holds the first meeting of the National Commission on VA Nurses. VA Secretary Anthony J. Principi participates. Location: Room 930, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-6000.
O'Neill speech 8:30 a.m. The Republican Main Street Partnership holds its Business Breakfast Speakers Series on "The Economy, Budget Matters and U.S. Monetary Issues." The speaker is Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill. Location: Third Floor, Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/682-3143.
Small-business agenda discussion 9 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion on the chamber's small-business agenda as part of National Small Business Week. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Emergency exercise 9 a.m. Arlington County, the Defense Department and the Justice Department domestic-preparedness program hold a chemical defense exercise to test the county's response to a chemical weapons attack. Location: Center Courtyard, The Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-6294.
Rally 9:15 a.m. The American Passenger Rail Corporation and the National Association of Railroad Passengers hold a rally to demonstrate broad support for greater investment in Amtrak. Location: Upper Senate Park, corner of Constitution and Delaware Avenue NW. (Rain site, 216 Dirksen Senate Office Building). Contact: 202/777-3549 or 202/777-3530.
Israel lecture 9:30 a.m. The Center for the Moral Defense of Capitalism sponsors a lecture on "The Moral Case for Supporting Israel." The speaker is Yaron Brook, executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/625-3296.
Study release 9:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a news conference to release a national study of career attitudes and decision-making among American youth. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/637-3087.
Active for Life campaign news conference 10 a.m. AARP and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation hold a news conference to start the Active for Life campaign, designed to get the 50-plus population moving. Location: 601 E St. NW. Contact: 202/434-2573.
Powell-Straw news conference 11:15 a.m. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell and British Foreign Minister Jack Straw hold a joint news conference. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492 or 202/588-6591.
AFL-CIO news conference 11:30 a.m. The AFL-CIO holds a news conference to warn of the trade-promotion authority (TPA or fast-track) bill's negative effect on working Americans and the environment. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/637-5018 or 202/251-8768.
Information privacy legislation news conference 1 p.m. Rep. Cliff Stearns, Florida Republican, holds a news conference to introduce information privacy legislation. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5744.
Awards dinner 7 p.m. The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights holds its 25th Anniversary Hubert H. Humphrey Civil Rights Award Dinner. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-9771.
"Profiles in Courage for Our Time" discussion 7 p.m. The Smithsonian Associates presents a panel discussion featuring Caroline Kennedy, who has edited "Profiles in Courage for Our Time," a collection of essays honoring modern-day political heroes. Location: Lisner Auditorium, George Washington University, 730 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.

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