- The Washington Times - Tuesday, October 8, 2002


Aviation conference - 8 a.m. - The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a conference, "Aviation and the Economy." Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta speaks at 10:30 a.m. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5500.

Transit hearing - 10 a.m. - Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing, "Perspectives on America's Transit Needs." Jennifer Dorn, chief of the Federal Transit Administration, and Patrick McCrory, mayor of Charlotte, N.C., testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.


Travels to Knoxville, Tenn., for a Van Hilleary for Governor fund-raiser.


2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


9:30 a.m. National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting to discuss a report on a pipeline rupture and subsequent fire in Bellingham, Wash., on June 10, 1999. Location: Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6410.


Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.

Docket Number 01-653: FCC vs. Nextwave Com. Inc., consolidated with Docket Number 01-657 Arctic Slope Corp. v. Nextwave Com. Inc.; and Docket Number 01-705: Barnhart vs. Peabody Coal Co. consolidated with Docket Number 01-715 Holland Bellaire Corp. Contact: 202/479-3211.


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


9 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Ruth Goldway and Tony Hammond to be commissioners of the Postal Rate Commission. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.

9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing, "30th Anniversary of the Clean Water Act: Clean Water Issues, Then and Now." Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

2 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, "The Feres Doctrine: an Examination of the Military Exception to the Federal Tort Claims Act." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.


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. Education and the Workforce education reform subcommittee holds a hearing, "Literacy Partnerships That Work." James Earl Jones, actor and literacy spokesman, testifies. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

10 a.m. Resources Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Lower Yellowstone Reclamation Projects Conveyance Act, and a bill to increase the penalties to be imposed for violations of fire regulations on applicable federal lands. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure highways and transit subcommittee holds a hearing on the Expediting Project Delivery to Improve Transportation and the Environment Act. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

1:30 p.m. Education and the Workforce employer-employee relations subcommittee holds a hearing, "Emerging Trends in Employment and Labor Law: Labor-Management Relations in a Global Economy," focusing on the implications of the West Coast port labor dispute. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. Government Reform government efficiency, financial management and intergovernmental relations subcommittee holds an oversight hearing, "The Use and Abuse of Government Credit Cards at the Department of the Navy." Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


Education Department meeting all day The Education Department holds the Mid-Atlantic Region's "Student Achievement and School Accountability Meeting" to discuss the effective implementation of the No Child Left Behind Act. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/401-0113 or 202/549-4680.

Natural-gas vehicles conference all day The Natural Gas Vehicle Coalition holds its international and national conference to support the natural-gas vehicle industry. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/824-7365.

Workshop all day The Federal Trade Commission holds a workshop to explore efforts to restrict competition on the Internet. Location: 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-3683.

Turkey briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "Political Islam in Turkey, the Caucasus and Central Asia." Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Rally 10 a.m. A coalition of 170 religious, women's, human rights and business groups holds a rally in support of passage of the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. The participants include members of Congress; Martha Burk, National Council of Women; William Schulz, Amnesty International; and Queen Noor of Jordan. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/326-8705.

Youth-violence discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a program on a campaign to fight youth violence. The speaker is Erika Harold, Miss America. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/776-0027, Ext. 109.

Lead-poisoning news conference 10 a.m. Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, holds a news conference on a lead-poisoning report. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2836.

Book discussion 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a book discussion on "An Unlikely Conservative: The Transformation of an Ex-Liberal," which focuses on the intellectual evolution of colorblind public policy. Author Linda Chavez of the Center for Equal Opportunity and Christopher Demuth of the American Enterprise Institute participate. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Anniversary commemoration 11 a.m. The Energy Department holds a ceremony to commemorate the 25th anniversary of the Energy Department. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: Forrestal Cafeteria, Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-4940.

International Aviation Club meeting 11:45 a.m. The International Aviation Club hosts an address on liberalizing the existing air-services agreement between the United States and Hong Kong. Mike Eskew, chief executive officer of United Parcel Service, participates. Location: Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/675-3381.

Education-spending bill news conference noon Senate and House Democrats hold a news conference on the education-spending bill. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2633.

Donohue speech 12:30 p.m. Tom Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Corporate Conduct: How Will Lingering Anti-Business Attitudes Affect Congress, the Elections and the Economy?" Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

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