- The Washington Times - Friday, January 24, 2003

TODAY'S HEADLINERS
Energy conference 9 a.m. Energy Daily and the U.S. Energy Association holds a news conference, "The Energy Outlook for 2003 and Beyond Supplies, Pricing and Conflicts." Location: U.S. Energy Association Headquarters, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, North Tower, Suite 550. Contact: 202/326-9316; media contact: 202/662-8561.
Immigration policy 10 a.m. U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops holds a news conference to release a joint statement with the Roman Catholic bishops of Mexico to call for reform of U.S. and Mexican immigration laws to reflect the globalized labor market. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/541-3200.

PRESIDENT BUSH
Meets with the U.S. Conference of Mayors at the White House.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
11 a.m. Environmental Protection Agency holds a joint meeting of its National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and its Technology-Compliance Assistance Advisory Committee to develop a fiscal 2003-2008 strategic plan. Location: EPA, Ariel Rios Federal Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, conference room 6148. Contact: 202/564-7064.
noon National Council on Disability holds a meeting of the Youth Advisory Committee to discuss the values and goals of the Americans with Disabilities Act. Location: National Council on Disability, 1331 F St. NW, Suite 850. Contact: 202/272-207.
9 a.m. Treasury Department holds a meeting of its Commercial Operations of the U.S. Customs Service Advisory Committee. Topics include customs business, customs trade partnership against terrorism, 24-hour manifest rules, and customs structure in the Homeland Security Department. Location: Treasury Department, Cash Room, 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/622-0230.

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

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

SENATE COMMITTEES
9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Gordon England to be deputy secretary of the Homeland Security Department. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.
9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a markup of the nomination of Miguel Estrada to be U.S. Circuit Court Judge for the D.C. Circuit, and S. 151, the PROTECT Act. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

HOUSE
Not in session. The House is scheduled to reconvene 2 p.m. Jan. 27. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Health conference all day FamiliesUSA holds the Health Action 2003 conference.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. "Ending Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care"
Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-3030.
Technology for Adaptive Aging all day National Academies holds a workshop on Technology for Adaptive Aging.
Highlights 9 a.m. Phyllis Moen of Cornell University and Sara Czaja of the University of Miami, "Employment"
1:30 p.m. Patricia Waller of the University of North Carolina and Brian Repa of General Motors Corp., "Transportation"
Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2388.
Instruction and Learning all day National Academies hosts a meeting, "Assess Support of Instruction and Learning: Bridging the Gap Between Large-Scale and Classroom Assessment." Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3585.
Natural-gas markets all day Paradigm Strategy Group hosts a conference, "Deal Structuring in Natural-Gas Markets." Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, One Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda. Contact: 203/637-1092.
U.S. Conference of Mayors 7:30 a.m. U.S. Conference of Mayors holds its 71st winter meeting.
Highlights 7:30 a.m. Public-Private Partnership plenary breakfast
10:30 a.m. Mayors meet with President Bush, the White House
12:45 p.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino, president of USCM, closing plenary luncheon
Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/293-7330.
50th anniversary of the U.S.-South Korean alliance 8:15 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies hosts a conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the U.S.-South Korean alliance.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. "How should the Republic of Korea and the United States cooperate in dealing with North Korea?"
10:35 a.m. "What are the future tasks for building a constructive U.S.-Korean alliance?"
12:30 p.m. Samuel Berger, national security adviser to President Clinton
Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 511. Contact: Members of the public should RSVP to 202/663-5816; media should contact 202/663-5626.
New national ocean policy 8:30 a.m. U.S. Commission on Ocean Policy holds a public meeting to discuss developing a new national ocean policy. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, amphitheater, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/418-3465.
Tax conference 9:30 a.m. Independent Community Bankers of America holds a news conference, "ICBA Tax Study." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/659-8111.
U.S.-North Korea news conference 10 a.m. Institute for Energy and Environmental Research holds a news conference to discuss compliance of North Korea and the United States with the Non-Proliferation Treaty and other legal obligations, upon the publication of the book, "Rule of Power or Rule of Law? An Assessment of U.S. Policies and Actions Regarding Security Related Treaties." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, 13th floor. Contact: 301/270-5500 or 941/395-6773.
Korea briefing noon Cato Institute holds a briefing, "What Should the United States Do About North and South Korea?" Location: B-338 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229.
State and federal budgets 12:30 p.m. Center for Law and Social Policy hosts a conference call briefing, "State and Federal Budgets: Implications for Low-Income Programs." Bill Hoagland from the Office of Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist; Frank Shafroth, director, Office of State Federal Relations at the National Governors Association; and Bob Greenstein, executive director, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/906-8030.
U.N. weapons inspections 1 p.m. Members of Congress holds a conference call briefing to detail an effort urging President Bush to give weapons inspectors from the United Nations the time and resources to carry out their mission in Iraq. Reporters may participate by calling 877/939-1572. Reps. Ron Kind, Wisconsin Democrat, and Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/226-8130 or 202/225-3401.
Litigating bias against parents at work 1 p.m. American University Washington College of Law hosts a conference, "The New Glass Ceiling: Litigating Bias Against Parents at Work." Rep. Lynn Woolsey, California Democrat, and Kevin Knussman, former Maryland state trooper, participate. Location: AU College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
Crisis on the Korean Peninsula 1 p.m. Brookings Institution hosts a forum, "Crisis on the Korean Peninsula: Implications for U.S. Policy in Northeast Asia." William Perry, defense secretary in the Clinton administration, participates. Location: Brookings Institution, Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
South Korea prospects 4 p.m. The Korea Economic Institute and the Sigur Center for Asian Studies at George Washington University present a program, "Will The Sun Still Shine? Challenges for the new South Korean Government under President Roh Moo-hyun." Location: George Washington University Elliott School Commons, Room 103, Stuart Hall, 2013 G St., NW. Contact: 202/994-5874.

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