- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 26, 2002

Travels to Houston for a fund-raiser for Republican Senate candidate John Cornyn. Travels to Crawford, Texas.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases an advance report on manufacturers' shipments and orders of durable goods for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
10 a.m.
Bureau of the Census releases a report on new residential sales for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8 a.m. Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service holds a meeting of the Secretary's Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases Advisory Committee to discuss the U.S. animal health emergency management system and the foreign animal disease situation worldwide and its relevance to the United States. Location: U.S. Department of Agriculture Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road, Conference Center D, Riverdale. Contact: 301/734-8073.
8:30 a.m.
National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Advisory Council to discuss administrative details relating to council business and special reports. The meeting will adjourn into closed session at 1 p.m. Location: 9000 Rockville Pike, Building 31C, Conference Room 6, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-2463.
8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the EPA Science Advisory Board, Radiation Advisory Committee, to complete closure by the committee on the draft report generated by the Multi-Agency Radiological Laboratory Analytical Protocols Review Panel, and to discuss plans and schedule proposed projects for fiscal 2003. Location: EPA East Headquarters Building, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW, Conference Room 1117. Contact: 202/564-4557.
10 a.m.
Federal Election Commission holds a meeting on the final audit report of the Reform Party 2000 Convention Committee, the final rules on electioneering communications and routine administrative matters. Location: 999 E St. NW, ninth floor. Contact: 202/694-1220.

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

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

10 a.m. Select Intelligence Committee and House Permanent Select Intelligence Committee hold a joint hearing to examine the events surrounding September 11, 2001, focusing on the CIA and FBI. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.
10:30 a.m.
Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on Iraq. Madeleine K. Albright, former secretary of state and chairman of the National Democratic Institute, and Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
2:30 p.m.
Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on Iraq. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

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.

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing to examine U.S. policy toward Iraq. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule 202/225-2675.
10 a.m.
Financial Services Committee marks up authorization for the president to agree to certain amendments to the accord between the U.S. and Mexican governments to establish a Border Environment Cooperation Commission and a North American Development Bank. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m.
Appropriations Committee marks up the fiscal 2003 District of Columbia appropriations bill, and fiscal 2003 transportation appropriations bill. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m.
Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on "Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders: Are Children Being Overmedicated." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

Energy efficiency exhibition all day Energy Department sponsors the Solar Decathlon Solar Village exhibition on energy efficiency and solar energy.
Highlights 10 a.m. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham, opening ceremony and a tour of the exhibition
Location: National Mall, between Fourth and Seventh streets NW. Contact 303/882-0775 or 303/818-9944.
NATCA discussion all day National Air Traffic Controllers Association holds a discussion on "The State of the Skies."
Highlights 9:15 a.m. Address, Darryl Jenkins, director, George Washington University
10 a.m.
Session on the state of the skies
1 p.m.
Session on current reality versus future growth
Location: Capitol Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/220-9802.
Minority Business Summit 8 a.m. Congress holds a "Minority Business Summit," which discusses the future of minority enterprises along with restoration of the economy. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2361.
State of Home Safety in America 10 a.m. The Home Health Safety Council holds a news conference to release a study, "State of Home Safety in America."
Highlights noon Media briefing, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Location: National Mall, Northwest quadrant of the Washington Monument grounds. Contact: 703/741-7500.
Solar Decathlon 10 a.m. BP Solar, the Home Depot, EDS, the American Institute of Architects and Energy Department's National Renewable Energy Laboratory hold a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the Solar Decathlon, a team competition among 14 universities from across the country and Puerto Rico to design and build the most energy-efficient solar-powered homes.
Highlights 11 a.m. Touring Homes
Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham and David Garman, assistant secretary for energy efficiency and renewable energy, participate. Location: National Mall, between Fourth and Seventh streets NW. Contact: 202/586-4940.
Joint news briefing 10:30 a.m. House and Senate Democratic leaders hold a news briefing. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle of South Dakota and House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt of Missouri participate. Location: S-224, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-5556 or 202/225-0100.
Rally 11 a.m. Sustainable Energy and Economy Network holds a rally to tell the World Bank to stop financing oil, gas and mining. Location: World Bank, 18181 H St. NW. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 215, or 202/319-2462.
Mayors news conference 11 a.m. The United States Conference of Mayors holds a news conference to discuss homeland security funding and other priorities for U.S. cities. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution Avenues NE, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/861-6766.
IMF news conference 11 a.m. International Monetary Fund holds a news conference with the World Bank president. Location: IMF Headquarters, 700 19th St. NW, Room B-702. Contact: 202/623-7000.
The National Marrow Donor Program 11:30 a.m. The National Marrow Donor Program holds a news conference to urge more Americans, particularly minorities, to give the gift of life. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/585-2751.
U.S.-Mexico Border 11:30 a.m. U.S.-Mexico Border Counties Coalition holds a news conference to release a report, "Medical Emergency: Who Pays the Price for Uncompensated Emergency Medical Care Along the Southwest Border?" Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/302-0670.
District of Columbia Bar Association noon District of Columbia Bar Association holds a luncheon program to discuss plans for improving the administration of the Rental Housing Act. A question-and-answer session will follow. Location: Hogan & Hartson, 13th floor, West Tower, 555 13th St. NW. Contact: 202/626-3463.
Homeland security news conference 12:15 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on homeland security. Senate Minority Leader Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican; House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican; and Tom Ridge, director of the Office of Homeland Security, participate. Location: Outside H-230, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-0600.

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