- The Washington Times - Monday, September 23, 2002

PRESIDENT BUSH
To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Service releases crop progress reports. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.
4 p.m.
Energy Information Administration releases weekly retail diesel fuel prices, followed at 5 p.m. with the release of weekly retail gasoline prices. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
4:15 p.m.
Federal Reserve releases weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S. and foreign-chartered banks and foreign exchange rates for the previous week. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
1 p.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors, executive committee. Location: Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-6853.
1 p.m.
National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the AIDS Research Advisory Committee, to review the progress of ongoing efforts and identify problems. Location: Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Conference Rooms E1/E2, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-3732.
1:30 p.m.
State Department holds a meeting of the Historical Diplomatic Documentation Advisory Committee, to discuss declassification and transfer of the State Department's electronic records to the National Archives and Records Administration. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Conference Room 1105. Contact: 202/663-1124.

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

SENATE
Meets at 2:30 p.m. for business and at 3:30 p.m. to consider the Interior Appropriations bill. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
2 p.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions public health subcommittee holds a hearing to examine disparities in health-care access and coverage for Hispanics. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
2:30 p.m.
Armed Services Committee holds a hearing to examine U.S. policy toward Iraq. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

HOUSE
Meets at 2 p.m. in pro forma session. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Power-line uses all day United Power Line Council holds its PowerLine 2002 conference. Topics include broadband power lines, using existing power lines to deliver high-speed Internet access, and enhanced utility applications. Location: Watergate Hotel, 2650 Virginia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-6807.
Railway engineering all day American Railway Engineering and Maintenance-of-Way Association holds its AREMA 2002 Annual Conference and Exposition.
Highlights 7:55 a.m. Michael Armstrong, AREMA president
8:20 a.m.
Headquarters report and scholarship announcement
10 a.m.
Session on wireless communications and signals
Location: Washington Hilton and Towers Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 301/459-3200.
Patient safety data all day National Academies holds a discussion on the Guidance for Development of Patient Safety Data Standards.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Session on federal reporting requirements and surveillance systems
10:20 a.m.
Session on patient safety and quality improvement systems
Location: Holiday Inn Georgetown, 2101 Wisconsin Ave. NW, Mirage Ballroom. Contact: 202/334-2413.
Supreme Court 8 a.m. National Legal Center for the Public Interest holds a news briefing on the Supreme Court. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-9360.
Energy and Environment conference 9 a.m. American Association of Petroleum Geologists holds its second annual president's conference. Topics include energy supply, environmental impacts, and sensitive fishing grounds. Location: Reserve Officers Association, First Street and Constitution Avenue NE. Contact: 304/594-2331 or 800/984-3656.
Human-rights lawsuit 9:30 a.m. Guatemala Human Rights Commission holds a news conference to announce a lawsuit over human-rights abuses. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/297-3121.
Wilderness study 10 a.m. National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program holds a news conference to discuss a study on "America's Wilderness Heritage in Crisis." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Lisagor Room. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Government succession 10 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and the Brookings Institute hold a meeting to discuss the continuity of government. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/862-7164.
Bankruptcy reform noon Cato Institute holds a policy forum to discuss "Will Bankruptcy Reform Make the System More Equitable and Efficient?" Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
IMF-World Bank meeting 2 p.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "Preview of IMF-World Bank Meeting: What to Expect." Location: IIE, Peter G. Peterson Conference Center, 1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
China book 2:30 p.m. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a book discussion on "Women's Rights and China's New Family Planning Law." Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/226-382.
Restaurant conference 3 p.m. National Restaurant Association holds its 17th annual public affairs conference.
Highlights 3:10 p.m. Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican
3:30 p.m.
Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao
4 p.m.
Sen. Thomas R. Carper, Delaware Democrat
4:40 p.m.
Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat
Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/331-5902.
"The Future of Georgia" 4 p.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "After Shevardnadze: The Future of Georgia." Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Courts and terrorism 4 p.m. American University presents an address on "The Role of a Supreme Court in a Democracy and the Fight Against Terrorism." Location: AU Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 603. Contact: 202/274-4279.
Terror insurance 4 p.m. Cato Institute holds a forum, "Insuring Against Terror: Is There a Role for Government Reinsurance?" Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229 by noon.
Jordan on peace 6:20 p.m. The Council on Foreign Relations holds a meeting to discuss "Jordan's Perspective: A Plan of Action for Advancing the Peace Process." Marwan Muasher, Jordan's foreign affairs minister, is among the participants. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/434-9537.
Income tax history 7 p.m. Politics and Prose bookstore holds a book discussion on "The Great Tax Wars: From Lincoln to T.R. to Wilson How the Income Tax Transformed America." Location: Politics and Prose bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.



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