- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 5, 2002


Travels to Louisville, Ky., for a small-business leaders round table and political luncheon, and to South Bend, Ind., for a political reception.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases productivity and costs for the second quarter 2002 (revised). Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases manufacturer's shipments, inventories and orders for July 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


8 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Blood Safety and Availability Advisory Committee. Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/690-5558.

8:30 a.m. Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy holds a meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee to discuss the development of "a vision and a roadmap" document for federal biomass research and development programs. Location: Hilton Crystal City Hotel at National Airport, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Crystal Room, Arlington. Contact: 202/586-7766.

9 a.m. Food and Nutrition Service holds a meeting of the National Maternal, Infant and Fetal Nutrition Advisory Council, to study the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children and the Commodity Supplemental Food Program. Location: Food and Nutrition Service, 3101 Park Center Drive, Conference Room 204-C, Alexandria. Contact: 703/305-2747.


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


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


9:30 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a forestry, conservation and rural-revitalization hearing to examine the effect of the drought and insect infestation on the decline of oak tree populations in Southern states. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6901.

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing to examine financial literacy and credit-card debt among college students. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Roger Nober to be a member of the Surface Transportation Board and David Laney to be a member of the Amtrak Reform Board. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.


Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business, to consider the Dam Safety and Security Act of 2002 and motions to go to conference on the Military Construction Appropriations Act and the Department of Defense Appropriations Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9:30 a.m. Armed Services special oversight panel on terrorism subcommittee holds a hearing, "Counter-Terrorism Intelligence Capabilities and Performance of the CIA, FBI and NSA Prior to 9/11." Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151. Recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

9:30 a.m. Resources Committee holds a hearing including the National Forest Fire Prevention Act and the Wildfire Prevention and Forest Health Protection Act of 2002. Agriculture Secretary Ann M. Veneman and Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton participate. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce Committee holds a markup of the Mosquito Abatement for Safety and Health Act, introduced by Louisiana Reps. Chris John, a Democrat, and Billy Tauzin, a Republican and committee chairman, to assist counties and parishes with federal grants to establish mosquito-control programs to prevent the spread of the West Nile virus and other mosquito-borne disease.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure highways and transit subcommittee holds a hearing, "Driver's License Security Issues." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. Ways and Means Committee holds a markup of the Back to School Tax Relief Act of 2002. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.


U.S.-Ireland business summit all day hosted by Susan Davis International.

Highlights 9 a.m. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans

2 p.m. Health and Human Service Secretary Tommy G. Thompson

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/414-0773.

Symposium all day National Academies holds a symposium, "The Role of Scientific and Technical Data and Information in the Public Domain." Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2807.

Forum 7:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a national issues forum to discuss "September 11, One Year Later: What's Ahead for an Altered Homeland." Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Seminar 8 a.m. Mintz Levin holds a seminar, "Corporate Governance in the New Age of Scrutiny: Best Practices." Location: Mintz Levin, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/661-8791.

Corporate-fraud briefing 9 a.m. Washington Legal Foundation holds a one-hour panel discussion on how the federal government will implement the recently passed corporate-accountability law. Location: Washington Legal Foundation, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/588-0302.

Drug-abuse survey 9:30 a.m. The Health and Human Services Department and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration hold a news conference to release their "National Household Survey on Drug Abuse." HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and John Walters, director, White House office of National Drug Control Policy, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 301/443-8956.

Study release 10 a.m. Council of the Great City Schools (CGCS) holds a news conference to release a study, "Foundations for Success: Case Studies of How Urban School Systems Improve Student Achievement." Education Secretary Rod Paige and Michael Casserly, CGCS, participate. Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/572-2879.

Energy conference 11 a.m. Energy Department holds a news conference to deliver radiological-detection equipment to D.C. officials. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: Engine Co. 3, 439 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/586-4940.

Heritage Freedom Award 11 a.m. Heritage Foundation holds a lecture and presentation of the Heritage Freedom Award honoring an opposition leader of the Cambodian parliament. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Election forum 11 a.m. Cato Institute holds a policy forum, "Election 2002: What's at Stake?" CNN's Robert Novak participates. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5204.

Trade lecture noon Heritage Foundation hosts a lecture, "Trade Compliance After the Trade Promotion Act," to discuss the administration's efforts to ensure that America's trading partners deliver on promises to open their markets. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

IMF discussion noon National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting to discuss "Reflections on One Year at the International Monetary Fund." Location: Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave SE, sixth floor. Contact: 703/739-9404.

News conference 12:30 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce "The Student Bill of Rights Act 2002." Sen. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, chairman, Rules and Administration Committee, and Rep. Chaka Fattah, Pennsylvania Democrat, participate. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution Avenue NE, U.S. Capitol; rain location, 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0346.

Christian Coalition news conference 1:30 p.m. Christian Coalition holds a news conference on Christian support of Israel. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/479-6900.

Welfare-reform briefing 2 p.m. Communications Consortium Media Center holds a conference call briefing on welfare reform. Dial-in: 888/339-1203; pass code, 6172834. Contact: 800/834-1110.

News conference 2 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce "Amber Alert" legislation. Location: HC-9, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9205.

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