- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 12, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Funeral and burial services 9 a.m. Military District of Washington holds funeral and burial services for the unidentified victims of the September 11 attack on the Pentagon. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld participates. Location: Memorial Amphitheater, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: Media should register at 202/685-4645, 202/685-2909 or 202/685-3603.

Economic outlook hearing 10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on, "U.S. Economic Outlook and the Federal Budget." Alan Greenspan, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board of Governors, testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.



PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Afghan President Hamid Karzai, Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf and Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi. Addresses the United Nations General Assembly.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Foreign Agricultural Service releases the weekly Export Sales Report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7115.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases U.S. Import and Export Price indexes for August 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the National Drinking Water Advisory Council, Small Systems Affordability Working Group. Location: RESOLVE Inc., 1255 23rd St. NW, Suite 275. Contact: 703/285-1093.

9 a.m. Farm Credit Administration holds a meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board. Topics include: FCS Building Association's Quarterly Report; corporate approvals; 2002 Farm Bill-Implications for the Farm Credit System. Location: Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/883-4009.

10 a.m. Federal Housing Finance Board holds a meeting to discuss standards of conduct, the Final Rule-Affordable Housing Program, the fiscal 2003 budget. Location: Federal Housing Finance Board, 1777 F St. NW, second floor, boardroom. Contact: 202/408-2837.


SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

Meets at 9:45 a.m. to consider judicial nominations, the Interior Appropriations bill and the Homeland Security Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on restoring economic security for workers in the nation one year after September 11 and the Economic Security Act of 2002. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10:15 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on replenishment authorizations for World Bank's International Development Association, the Asian Development Fund and the African Development Fund. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

2 p.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Wayne Abernathy to be assistant secretary for financial institutions of the Treasury Department; the FHA Downpayment Simplification Act of 2002 and reauthorizing the Native American Housing and Self-Determination Act of 1996. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on Treaty Doc. 107-08, the Treaty on Strategic Offensive Missile Reductions.(Rescheduled from Sept. 5.) Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.


HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business to consider the Back to School Tax Relief Act of 2002. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Agriculture operations, nutrition and foreign agriculture subcommittee holds a hearing to review the president's Healthy Forests Initiative. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure economic development, public building, and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing on "Delta Regional Authority and South Crescent Authority: Progress and Prospects for Regional Development Authorities." Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446. www.house.gov/transportation

2 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on, "Conflict With Iraq: An Israeli Perspective." Benjamin Netanyahu, former Israeli prime minister, testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


GENERAL AGENDA

Protecting patients all day American Association of Health Plans holds a conference on "Clinical Trials: Protecting Patients/Advancing Science."

Highlights 1 p.m. Keynote: Fran Visco, National Breast Cancer Coalition

2:20 p.m. Panel discussion

Location: Westin Embassy Row Hotel, 2100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/778-3245.

Antimalarial Drugs all day National Academies holds a meeting to discuss the Economics of Antimalarial Drugs.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Session on pharmaceutical market and pipeline for new antimalarial drugs. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1748.

Medicare & Medicaid conference all day American Association of Health Plans holds its 2002 Medicare & Medicaid Conference.

Highlights 7:30 a.m. Medicaid session on the Warning Signs and What You Can Do to Prevent It.

9 a.m. "Medicaid Managed Care: A Vision for the Future"

10:30 a.m. Session on the Impact of the Budget Crunch

11:45 a.m. Session on Expanding Coverage for the Uninsured

1:30 p.m. Session on Medicaid Rate-Setting Options

Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/898-9000.

Election Watch 2002 8 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on the Election Watch 2002 series. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Estimation of Small Business Wealth 9 a.m. U.S. Small Business Association's Office of Economic Research holds a roundtable economic discussion and releases a report, "Estimation of Small Business Wealth." Location: SBA, Eisenhower Conference Room, 409 Third St. SW. Contact: 202/205-6941.

Brookings Institution 10 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "An Arab Leader's View of the Post 9-11 Challenges." Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

China's WTO Compliance Record 10 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a briefing on China's WTO Compliance Record. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

War With Iraq 10:30 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies releases a report, "War With Iraq: A Dynamic Net Assessment," outlining Iraqi military capabilities and contingencies surrounding a U.S. attack. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Domestic Preparedness for Combating Terrorism 11 a.m. Gilmore Commission holds its quarterly meeting to finalize the agenda for the annual report on Domestic Preparedness for Combating Terrorism. James S. Gilmore III, former Virginia governor, participates. Location: Rand Washington Office, Pentagon City Mall, 1200 Hayes St., fourth floor, Room 4204, Arlington. Contact: RSVP to 703/423-1100, Ext. 5117.

IMF news briefing 11:30 a.m. International Monetary Fund holds a weekly news briefing. Location: IMF Center, 720 19th St. NW, Room R-710. Contact: 202/623-7000.

Election Trends 11:30 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion on the "Election Trends and the 2002 Vote." Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5560.

Post 9/11 American Energy Policy 12:30 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program holds a luncheon meeting to discuss the "Post 9/11 American Energy Policy: Importing Russian/Caspian Crude in the Age of Terrorist Oil." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Georgetown University 3:30 p.m. Georgetown University holds a meeting to release a book, "Restoration of the Republic: The Jefferson Ideal in the 21st Century." Gary Hart, author and former U.S. senator, Colorado Democrat, participates. Location: Georgetown University, Bunn Intercultural Center, Auditorium, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.


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