- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 4, 2002

Meets with Estonian Prime Minister Siim Kallas.

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases Value of New Construction Put in Place report for July 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
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 the weekly Weather and Crop Bulletin. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.

8 a.m. Agricultural Marketing Service holds a meeting of the Fruit and Vegetable Industry Advisory Committee. Location: Holiday Inn, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW, Congressional Room. Contact: 202/720-4722.
2 p.m.
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Columbia Gas Transmission Corporation to discuss potential modifications to the projects in the referenced dockets. Location: FERC, 888 First St. NE, Room 62-26. Contact: 703/227-3205.
9 a.m.
Health Resources and Services Administration holds a teleconference of the Childhood Vaccines Advisory Commission. Call in number, 888/968-3511, Password: ACCV. Contact: 301/443-2124.

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

Meets to consider the Interior Appropriations Bill and the Department of Homeland Security Bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

9:30 a.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing to examine ageism in the media. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.
10 a.m.
Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a markup of S.2758, the Child Care and Development Block Grant Amendments Act. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
4 p.m.
Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of John Dawson, to be ambassador to Peru; Antonio Garza Jr., to be ambassador to Mexico; and Linda Watt, to be ambassador to the Panama. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-/225-1600.

3 p.m. Energy and Commerce Committee commerce, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing, "The Consumer Product Safety Commission: The New Chairman's Agenda." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
5 p.m.
Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the Dam Safety and Security Act of 2002. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

Retirees meeting all day Alliance for Retired Americans holds its 2002 national meeting.
Highlights 8 a.m. Morning general session: "Prescription Drugs, Politics and Seniors"
10 a.m.
News conference to release a national poll on the issues that will drive older Americans to the polls this fall. State Room, Washington Hilton Hotel.
7:30 p.m.
Gala dinner honoring AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, Washington Hilton, International Ballroom
Including Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, Minority Whip; Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, Minority Leader, participate.
Location: Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/974-8271.
U.S.-Ireland business summit all day Susan Davis International holds the "U.S.-Ireland Business Summit."
Highlights 6:30 p.m. Congressional reception, Cannon House Office Building, Cannon Caucus Room.
Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/414-0773.
Waterborne pathogens all day National Academies holds a meeting of the Committee on Indicators for Waterborne Pathogens. Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2483.
IDEEA conference all day IDEEA Inc. hosts the ComDef 2002 Conference, "Driving Interoperability-Transforming Coalitions." Topics include force structure, operations, equipment, production, modernization and interoperability. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/760-0762.
Health care 8:30 a.m. National Coalition on Health Care holds a forum on "Improving Quality of Care in Intensive Care Units Through Best Practices." Location: Hotel Washington, 15th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/638-7151.
Bulgaria and NATO 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Bulgaria and NATO on the Eve of the Prague Summit." Bulgarian Ambassador Elena Poptodorova participates. Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Breakfast news briefing 8:30 a.m. to release a report on whether various government-funded faith-based programs regulated by "Charitable Choice" are working or not. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, First Amendment Room. Contact: 317/549-4115.
NATO news conference 8:30 a.m. The Atlantic Council of the United States holds a news conference to release a report, "New Capabilities: Transforming NATO Forces." Location: Atlantic Council of the United States, Conference Room, 910 17th St. NW, 11th floor. Contact: 202/778-4968.
Report release 9:30 a.m. Burness Communications and University of Minnesota hold a news conference to release a report on how relationships with mothers can delay teens from becoming sexually active. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 14th and F streets NW, Salon G. Contact: 301/652-1558.
Breakfast forum 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a breakfast forum on "Cooking the Books: The Cost of the Corporate Governance Scandals." Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
News briefing 10 a.m. University of Maryland Center for Health and Homeland Security holds a news briefing to discuss threats to the nation and the world as Congress debates the Homeland Security Bill. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/530-4695.
News conference 10 a.m. Homeland Security Industry Association holds a news conference to debut the HSIA and release reports on how industry and government can work together on homeland security issues. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Oceanic Suite, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 947/0513 or 301/928-8157.

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