- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 12, 2003

Meets with small investors, Alexandria.

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration releases the weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
10 a.m.
National Association of Realtors releases state resales and metropolitan home prices for the fourth quarter 2002. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

9 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of the President's Task Force to Improve Health Care Delivery for Our Nation's Veterans, to discuss the format and issues for the final report to the president. Location: Ronald Reagan Building International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Horizon Ballroom. Contact: 703/696-9466.
1 p.m. National Telecommunications and Information Administrationhosts a roundtable meeting on Convergence of Communications Technologies, "Voice Over Internet Protocol." Location: Commerce Department, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-1840.
1 p.m.
Immigration and Naturalization Service holds a meeting of the Immigration and Naturalization Service Airport and Seaport Inspections User Fee Advisory Committee. Location: Immigration and Naturalization Service Headquarters, 425 I St. NW, Shaughnessy Conference Room, sixth floor. Contact: 202/616-7498.

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. Finance Committee holds a full committee hearing to examine proposals for economic growth and job creation, focusing on incentives for investment. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.
9:30 a.m.
Foreign Relations Committee holds a full committee hearing on the reconstruction of Afghanistan and the war on terror. Peter Rodman, assistant secretary for international security affairs, Defense Department; David Johnson, coordinator for Afghan assistance, State Department; Ishaq Shahyar, ambassador of Afghanistan to the United States, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Do-Not-Call Implementation Act; making further continuing appropriations for fiscal 2003; the American Spirit Fraud Prevention Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a full committee hearing on the president's international affairs budget request for fiscal 2004. Secretary of State Colin L. Powell testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
10 a.m. Energy and Commerce Committee holds a full committee hearing on a review of the administration's fiscal 2004 health care priorities." Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a full committee hearing on Back to Work: the Administration's Plan for Economic Recovery and the Workforce Investment Act. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao testifies. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
2 p.m.
Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration and aviation programs. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-944.

NAM conference all day National Association of Manufacturers holds its biennial Manufacturers' Week in Washington to advance a pro-growth manufacturing agenda with Congress, the administration and the media.
1:15 p.m.
Archie Dunham, chairman, NAM; Jerry Jasinowski, president, NAM and Michael Baroody, executive vice president, NAM, news conference on challenges facing the manufacturing sector, NAM, Industry Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.
5 p.m.
Congressional Awards Ceremony, 345 Cannon House Office Building
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW or as noted above. Contact: 202/637-3093.
Anti-drug leadership forum All Day Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) holds its National Leadership Forum XIII.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. John Walters, director, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy; John Brown, acting administrator, Drug Enforcement Administration and Arthur Dean, chairman, CADCA, "Community Coalitions: The Heart and Soul of America"
1 p.m.
Charles Curie, Science at the Heart of Prevention in Communities; Ting-Kai Li, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism and Glenn Hanson, National Institute on Drug Abuse
Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert Road NW. Contact: 703/706-0560, Ext. 246 or Ext. 224.
Ecuador news conference 9 a.m. National Press Club holds a news conference to discuss "Economic, Political and Security Conditions in Ecuador." President Lucio Gutierrez of Ecuador participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, First Amendment Room. Contact: 202/334-7200 or 301/530-121.
International migration forum 9 a.m. Brookings Institution and the Migration Policy Institute hold a forum to discuss, analyze and release the United Nations International Migration Report 2002. Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

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