- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 25, 2002

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Stem-cell hearing 9:30 a.m. Senate Appropriations labor, health and human services, and education subcommittee holds a hearing on stem-cell research. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

Iraq hearing 2 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on Iraq. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Colombian President Alvaro Uribe


ECONOMIC REPORTS

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

3 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Service releases weekly Broiler Hatchery Report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

5 p.m. World Agricultural Outlook Board releases weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Aging. Location: 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31C, Conference Room 6C10, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-9322.

9 a.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of the Aviation Safety Reporting System subcommittee, to receive a report on Aviation Safety Reporting System and future planning for ASRS. Location: General Aviation Manufacturers Association, 1400 K St. NW, Suite 801. Contact: 650/960-6059.

9 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the Special Medical Advisory Group. Location: VA Central Office, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 830. Contact: 202/273-5860.

10 a.m. National Archives and Records Administration holds a meeting of the National Industrial Security Program Policy Advisory Committee to discuss National Industrial Security Program policy matters. Location: National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 105. Contact: 202/219-5250.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing to examine U.S. policy toward Iraq. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

2:30 p.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs housing and transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on "Affordable Housing Production and Working Families, Part III." Including Sen. Christopher S. Bond, Missouri Republican; Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat; Thomas Menino, mayor of Boston and president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors, testify. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.


HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business to consider the State Department Authorization Act; the Abortion Non- Discrimination Act of 2002; the HEALTH Act of 2002; and the Continuing Resolution, continuing appropriations for fiscal 2003. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Agriculture department operations, oversight, nutrition and forestry subcommittee holds a hearing on "Civil Rights Program of the U.S. Department of Agriculture for Farmer Program Participants." Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

10 a.m. International Relations Europe subcommittee holds a markup of affirming the importance of NATO, supporting continued U.S. participation in NATO, and ensuring that the enlargement of NATO proceeds in a manner consistent with U.S. interests. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. Resources Committee holds a hearing on the Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virginia Federal Recognition Act of 2001; Native American Sacred Lands Act; and to provide grants to local governments to assist such local governments in participating in certain decisions related to certain Indian groups and tribes. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.


GENERAL AGENDA

China in Transition all day The Center for Strategic and International Studies, the National Committee on United States-China Relations, the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and the Asia-Pacific Research Center of Stanford University hold a forum on "China in Transition: Behind the Scenes."

Highlights 9 a.m. John Hamre, president, CSIS and John Holden, president, National Committee on U.S.-China Relations

10:30 a.m. Session on Challenges to Legitimacy: The Party in Transition

4 p.m. Session on The Changing Workplace: The Economy in Transition

Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Minority Business Development all day U.S. Small Business Administrations's Office of Government Contracting and Business Development and the Commerce Department's Minority Business Development Agency hold the 20th Anniversary of the Annual National Minority Enterprise Development Week Conference on "Strategies for Growth in the American Economy, Part 2: The Entrepreneurial Economy."

Highlights 2:30 p.m. Treasury Secretary Paul H. O'Neill

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/205-6740.

Poverty Reduction Strategy All Day World Bank and World Vision International hold a conference on "Democratizing Development: Deepening Social Accountability Through Poverty Reduction Strategy Papers." Location: World Bank, Room JB1-080, 701 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/458-4897.

Congressional Caucus meeting all day National Association of Federal Credit Unions holds its congressional caucus meeting.

Highlights 8:55 a.m. Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican, chairman, Financial Services Committee

9:05 a.m. Rep. Paul E. Kanjorski, Pennsylvania Democrat

9:30 a.m. Rep. Donald Manzullo, Illinois Republican, chairman, Small Business Committee

10 a.m. Rep. Darlene Hooley, Oregon Democrat

Location: Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/522-4770.

NRA conference 8:30 a.m. National Restaurant Association holds its 17th Annual National Restaurant Association Public Affairs Conference. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/331-5902.

The World Economic Outlook 9 a.m. International Monetary Fund holds a news conference on "The World Economic Outlook." Location: IMF, Room B-702, 700 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/673-7100.

Pension reform 10 a.m. Congress holds a news conference on pension reform. Including Sen. Jon Corzine, New Jersey Democrat; Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, chairman, HELP Committee; Sen. Barbara Boxer, California Democrat; Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, Minority Leader, participate. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/955-5665.

Boycott of World Bank Bonds 10 a.m. National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program holds a news briefing an announcement of expansion in the boycott of World Bank Bonds as Washington protests near. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/393-6665.

The Future of Post-Saddam Iraq 10 a.m. Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "The Future of Post-Saddam Iraq: A Blueprint for American Involvement." Topics include military involvement, allied support, government and economic reconstruction. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/675-1752.


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