- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 22, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH
Travels to St. Louis to discuss the economy.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
9 a.m. Energy Information Administrationreleases a weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
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.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commissionholds a meeting of the subcommittee on reliability and probabilistic risk assessment, reactor safeguards to review the draft plan for achieving coherence in the regulatory safety arena. Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B3, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7364.
8:30 a.m.
Veterans Affairs Departmentholds a meeting of the Women Veterans Advisory Committee. Topics include: Committee requirements; compensation and pension benefits; VA-funded research on female veterans; status of the VA Homeless Program. Location: Veterans Affairs Department, 810 Vermont Ave. NW, Room 230. Contact: 202/273-6193.

SUPREME COURT
Schedule to be announced.
Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE
Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES
2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committeeholds a full committee hearing on the nomination of Asa Hutchinson to be undersecretary for border and transportation security of the Homeland Security Department. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

HOUSE
Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
March for Life all day Rock for Life holds its March for Life Training and Activism Conference.
Highlights 6:45 p.m. Vigil to protest NOW's celebration of Roe v. Wade, 1 First St. NE.
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW or as noted. Contact: 540/226-9004.
Mayors conference all day U.S. Conference of Mayors holds its 71st winter meeting.
Highlights 7:30 a.m. Amtrak Mayors Advisory Council address by David Gunn, Amtrak chief executive officer.
8 a.m.
Aviation Security Taskforce address by Adm. James Loy, undersecretary for security, Transportation Department.
9 a.m.
Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, "Economic Stimulus and Internet Tax Legislation" and Sen. Norm Coleman, Minnesota Republican, "Economic Security."
12:30 p.m.
News conference to discuss the mayors' economic-stimulus plan and report on employment in metropolitan areas.
1:15 p.m.
Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, "Public Education."
Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/293-7330.
Catholic Church and abortion 9:15 a.m. American Life League's Crusade to Save Our Catholic Church holds a news conference to announce an ad campaign that identifies 12 members of the U.S. Senate who support legalized abortion while also claiming to be faithful Catholics. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 540/226-5004.
Abortion laws 10 a.m. A coalition of national pro-choice organizations holds a news conference on the effect of anti-abortion measures on the lives of women. Location: Hotel Washington, Sky Room, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/973-3032.
Preborn memorial 10 a.m. The National Clergy Council and the National Pro-Life Religious Council host the ninth annual National Memorial for Preborn and Their Mothers and Fathers. Actress Jennifer O'Neill, national spokeswoman for the "Silent No More Campaign," participates. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/257-5593, ext. 7.
2003 spending 11 a.m. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds two conference call briefings on "Cutting Appropriations for 2003 While Accelerating Tax Rate Reductions Into 2003: Does This Make Fiscal Sense?" Conference call repeats at 2 p.m. Peter Orszag, Brookings Institution; Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan and Joel Friedman, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/408-1080.
March for Life rally noon The March for Life Fund holds a rally and march to call for overturning the Roe v. Wade decision. Location: Washington Monument grounds, the National Mall. Contact: 202/543-3377.
Promote patriotism 12:30 p.m. The Foss Institute holds a news conference to start a national campaign to have veterans share experiences with students to promote patriotism and deter dodging in the event of a national draft. Rep. William Janklow, South Dakota Republican; former Sen. John Glenn, Ohio Democrat; former Rep. Jack Kemp, New York Republican; Paul Wolfowitz, deputy secretary, Defense Department; retired Marine Lt. Col. Oliver North; Gus Grant, chairman, Joe Foss Institute, participate. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/730-8950.
Federal work force reform 12:30 p.m. Partnership for Public Service holds a news briefing on top issues for federal work force reform in the 108th Congress. Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, chairman, Government Reform Committee, participates. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: RSVP required; 202/775-9111.
Socioeconomic data 1 p.m. U.S. Census Bureau holds a news conference to release socioeconomic data for the District, Maryland, Virginia and West Virginia. Topics include use of public transportation, education, child poverty, and housing values. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/763-3691.
Religious differences 3:30 p.m. Georgetown University holds a panel discussion on religious differences as part of Georgetown University's Martin Luther King celebration. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, Gewirz Building, 12th floor, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Candlelight vigil 5:30 p.m. National Organization for Women holds a candlelight vigil on the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Location: U.S. Supreme Court, 1 First St. NE. Contact: 202/628-8669, Ext. 116.
Mass for Life 7:30 p.m. U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops and Catholic University of America hold a concluding Mass for Life on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Location: Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.
Roe celebration 7:30 p.m. The Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice hosts a ceremony on "From Generation to Generation: Celebrating 30 Years of Faithful Reproductive Choices." Topics include a celebration of the 30th anniversary of Roe v. Wade and a renewing determination to keep reproductive choice safe and legal. Location: New York Avenue Presbyterian Church, 1313 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-7700, Ext. 21.


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