- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 5, 2003

Meets with Polish Prime Minister Leszek Miller, the White House. Contact: 202/456-2580.

9 a.m. Energy Information Administration announces its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
3 p.m.
National Agricultural Statistics Service announces its weekly broiler hatchery report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

8 p.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the national advisory neurological disorders and stroke council training subcommittee to discuss the training programs of the Institute. Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-9248.
9 a.m.
Commodity Futures Trading Commission hosts a joint technical conference with the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission on credit issues in today's energy markets. Location: Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, 888 First St. NE. Contact: 202/418-5100.
1 p.m.
State Department holds a meeting of the Study Group on International Child Support to prepare for upcoming negotiations on a new international convention on the recovery of child support and other forms of family maintenance. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/776-8420.

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

Meets at 9:30 a.m. for morning business and recesses at 12:30 p.m. for the weekly party conferences. At 2:15 p.m. the Senate will return to consider the nomination of Miguel Estrada to be a judge on the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the state of professional boxing. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
10 a.m.
Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee meets to organize formally for the 108th Congress. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6901.
10 a.m.
Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of William Donaldson to be a member of the Securities and Exchange Commission. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m.
Budget Committee holds a hearing on the president's budget proposals for fiscal year 2004. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.
2:30 p.m.
Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on implementing the Aviation and Transportation Security Act. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

Meets at 3 p.m. for legislative business to consider a small-business loans bill; resolutions condemning the selection of Libya to head the U.N. Commission on Human Rights and honoring former Czech Republic President Vaclav Havel, and further continuing appropriations for fiscal 2003. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

12:30 p.m. Armed Services Committee meets to organize formally for the 108th Congress. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
2 p.m.
Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the Pentagon budget request for fiscal 2004. Participants include Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Gen. Richard B. Myers, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151 or 202/225-2675.
2 p.m.
Veterans' Affairs Committee holds a hearing to examine veterans' employment. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.
4:30 p.m.
Education and the Workforce Committee meets to organize formally for the 108th Congress. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

Defense environment forum all day Defense Department holds an environmental forum on "Balancing Mission Needs and Environmental Stewardship to Sustain the Training and Testing Landscape."
Highlights 7:45 a.m. Deputy Defense Secretary Paul Wolfowitz. Location: National Defense University, Room 155, George C. Marshall Hall, Fort McNair Fourth and P streets SW. Contact: 202/685-2220.
Food rules all day Food and Drug Law Institute holds a conference on "How To Work With the Federal Food and Drug Administration." Location: Westin Grand Hotel, 2350 M St. NW. Contact: 202/371-1420 or 800/956-6293.
U.S.-Canada Day all day The Canadian Embassy holds a celebration of U.S.-Canada Partnership Day.
Highlights 9 a.m. Light Canadian breakfast with Tim Horton, doughnuts, coffee and native teas.
11:30 a.m.
Maritime buffet lunch with acoustic Celtic music and step dancers.
5 p.m
. Happy hour with traditional native hors d'oeuvres, performance by Colin Mochrie and cast members of ABC show "Whose Line Is It Anyway?" Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/682-1740.
Religion and foreign policy 10 a.m. Brookings Institution and the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life hold a discussion on "Religion and American Foreign Policy: Prophetic, Perilous, Inevitable." Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
Tech industry noon Association for Competitive Technology holds a luncheon briefing to release the initial results of the Technology Environment Quality Index, which measures the cumulative effect of government policies on the technology industry. Location: B-352 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/331-2130, Ext. 104 or 703/683-5004, Ext. 128.
Family policy 12:15 p.m. New America Foundation hosts a brown-bag luncheon discussion on "A Social Contract for Families: How Good Policy Can Alleviate the Stress on American Families." Topics include reforming social insurance programs, increasing workplace flexibility and enhancing community support for families. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.
Cloning ban 12:30 p.m Congree holds a news conference to present a statement on biotechnology that calls for a ban on all human cloning. Participants include Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; Charles Colson, Prison Fellowship; Carl Anderson, Knights of Columbus; and Sandy Rios, Concerned Women for America. Location: G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8950.
Research cloning 1:30 p.m. Congress holds a news conference to introduce legislation that would ban some human cloning. Participants include actor Kevin Kline and Sens. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Republican, Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5251 or 202/224-9629.
Jim Crow series 5 p.m. Association of Public Television Stations and others announce a documentary PBS TV series, "The Rise and Fall of Jim Crow," at the 140th Anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/654-4209.
Cuban human rights 5:15 p.m. The International Republican Institute and the Cuban Democratic Directorate host a ceremony to present the IRI Democracy's People Award to Oscar Biscet, founder of the Lawton Foundation for Human Rights. Location: 1225 I St. NW, Suite 700. Contact: 202/408-9642.
"Axis of Evil" 6:45 p.m. World Affairs Council holds a meeting to discuss the "Axis of Evil Update." Location: National Press Club ballroom, 14th and F St. NW. Contact: 202/293-1051.
Journalism award 7 p.m. Washington Press Club Foundation holds its 59th annual Congressional Dinner Presentation of the Worth Bingham Award to the Boston Globe staff. Participants: House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, and other members of Congress. Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, ballroom, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/393-0613.
Iraq opposition 8 p.m. Al-Hewar Center holds a discussion on "The Future of Iraq From an Opposition Point of View." Location: Al-Hewar Center, 124 Park St. SE, Vienna, Va. Contact: 703/281-6277..

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