- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 25, 2003

Meets with Bulgarian Prime Minister Simeon Saxe-Coburg Gotha.
Meets with the National Economic Council.

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases figures on existing-home sales for January 2003. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.
5 p.m. American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-800.

8 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee. Location: Doubletree Hotel and Executive Meeting Center, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/903-5565.
8 a.m. National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a meeting of its Aerospace Technology Advisory Committee, Revolutionize Aviation Subcommittee. Location: NASA, 300 E St. SW, Room 7H46. Contact: 202/358-4594.
9 a.m. Transportation Department holds a meeting of the Transportation Labor-Management Board. Location: Transportation Department, Nassif Building, Room 3246A, 400 Seventh St SW. Contact: 202/366-9455.
1 p.m. National Marine Fisheries Service holds a meeting to discuss 2003 planning priorities for summer flounder, scup and black sea bass. Location: Doubletree Hotel, Crystal City, 300 Army-Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 301/674-2331, ext. 19.

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case
Docket Number 01-1559 Massaro v. United States
Docket Number 01-1435 Clackamas Gastroenterology v. Wells
Contact: 202/479-3211.

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

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a full committee hearing on the defense-authorization request for fiscal 2004 and future defense programs. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a full committee hearing, "The State of the World Report on Hunger from Africa and North Korea." Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3953.
10 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a full committee hearing on the president's fiscal 2004 budget request for the Energy Department. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4103.

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

2 p.m. Financial Services holds a housing and community opportunity subcommittee hearing, "Simplifying the Home-Buying Process: HUD's Proposal to Reform RESPA (Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act)." Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
2 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure holds an economic development, public buildings and emergency-management subcommittee hearing to examine emergency preparedness at the Indian Point Energy Center, Buchanan, N.Y. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

Sex traffic all day State Department hosts an international conference, "Pathbreaking Strategies on the Global Fight Against Sex Trafficking,"
Highlights 8:15 a.m. Opening plenary session with Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, and Attorney General John Ashcroft
7 p.m. Rep. Christopher H. Smith, New Jersey Republican and Veterans Affairs Committee chairman, and Andrew Natsios, USAID administrator
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.
Credit unions all day Credit Union National Association holds its 2003 government-affairs conference.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. General session with Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican and Financial Services Committee chairman, and Sens. Wayne Allard, Colorado Republican, and Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat
10 a.m. Rep. Bob Ney, Ohio Republican and Administration Committee chairman; Rep. Brad Sherman, California Democrat; and John McKechnie of CUNA, "How Credit Unions Are Viewed on Capitol Hill"
Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/508-6765.
American Indian meeting all day National Congress of American Indians holds its NCAI Executive Council winter session.
Highlights 9 a.m. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican and Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee chairman; and Rep. George Nethercutt, Washington Republican.
1 p.m. Sen. Ben Nighthorse Campbell, Colorado Republican and Indian Affairs Committee chairman; Reps. Dale E. Kildee, Michigan Democrat, and Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat; and Education Secretary Rod Paige
Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/466-7767.
Governors meeting 9:30 a.m. National Governors Association holds its winter meeting.
Highlights 9:30 a.m. Legislative priorities with Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican; Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat; Rep. Michael N. Castle, Delaware Republican; and House Minority Whip Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat
Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-5333 or 202/624- 5334.
Coast Guard ceremony 10 a.m. The Coast Guard holds a "Change of Watch" ceremony to mark the transfer of Coast Guard oversight from the Transportation Department to the Homeland Security Department. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge participate. Location: D.C. Stadium Armory, 2002 E. Capitol St. SE. Contact: 202/267-1933 or 202/267-1587.
Anti-war briefing 2 p.m. United States Institute of Peace holds a briefing, "Humanitarian Responses to War in Iraq." Location: USIP, second-floor conference room, 1200 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-3832 ext. 2.
Cloning and technology 4 p.m. The Worldwatch Institute, the Heinrich Boell Foundation and the Center for Genetics and Society present a briefing about human cloning and genetic technology. Location: Root Room, second-floor, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1777 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/462-7512.

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