- The Washington Times - Monday, January 27, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH
Not available

ECONOMIC REPORTS
10 a.m. National Association of Realtorsreleases figures on existing-home sales for December. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.
4 p.m.
National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases crop-progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs Departmentholds a meeting of its advisory committee on education. Topics include: Partnership for Veterans' Education, recent legislation, the Veterans' Education Outreach program, financial aid and the Montgomery GI Bill, and payment procedures for high-tech training. Location: VA Department, 1800 G St. NW, Room 542. Contact: 202/273-7187.
9 a.m.
Arctic Research Commissionholds a meeting on programs and research projects affecting the U.S. Arctic and civil infrastructure in Alaska. Location: 4350 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/525-0111.
9 a.m.
Health and Human Services Departmentholds a meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics to discuss the national information infrastructure advanced computing and communications technologies and the personal health dimension of the National Health Information Infrastructure. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, Room 705A, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/260-2652.
1 p.m.
National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the AIDS Research Advisory Committee to review recent progress and obstacles. Location: Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Conference Rooms E1/E2, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-3732.

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

SENATE
Not in session. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES
6 p.m. Rules Committeemeets to formulate a rule on the continuing appropriations bill for fiscal 2003. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA
Indian child welfare all day National Tribal Justice Resource Center for Family-Centered Practice holds its annual meeting of child-welfare officials, "Partners in Progress: Lessons Learned From the Child and Family Services Review." Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW, Contact: 202/638-7922.
Water projects all day National Academies holds the fifth meeting of its coordinating committee on U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' analysis of water- resources project planning.
Highlights 1:30 p.m. Open session
Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3422.
Information technology all day Commerce Department's Technology Administration, University of Maryland and University of Michigan hold the first international conference, "The Economic and Social Implications of Information Technology."
Highlights 8:30 a.m. John Marburger, President Bush's science adviser, keynote address
8:50 a.m.
Session on transforming the economy
10:10 a.m.
Session on transforming science and technology
4:15 p.m.
Session on community and society
Location: Commerce Department, Main Auditorium, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-8321 or 202/482-0149.
Homeland Security 8 a.m. Equity International holds a homeland-security financing seminar. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/756-2244.
Energy markets 8:15 a.m. Foundation for American Communication holds a seminar on understanding energy markets to help journalists better understand energy technology, economics, law and regulatory trends. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 626/584-0010.
State of the union 10 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a pre-State of the Union briefing on politics, health care, the U.S. economy, foreign and defense issues. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/828-6021.
Russia corruption noon The Woodrow Wilson Center Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion, "Can Russia Fight Organized Crime and Corruption?" Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, sixth-floor auditorium, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4100.
Identity theft noon Congress holds a news conference on identity theft. Participants include Sens. Judd Gregg, New Hampshire Republican, and Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3841 or 202/224-3324.
Medicare briefing noon The Alliance to Improve Medicare holds a congressional staff briefing on Medicare reform and prescription-drug coverage issues in the 108th Congress. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/452-1029.
Brazil-U.S. commerce 12:30 p.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a luncheon forum, "Outlook for the Brazil-U.S. Commercial Agenda." Topics include the Free Trade Area of the Americas negotiations, the general macroeconomic trends in Brazil, and the new Brazilian administration's strategies for boosting economic growth. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5485.
Bringing back the draft 1 p.m. Congress holds a news conference on draft reinstatement. Participants include Sen. Ernest F. Hollings, South Carolina Democrat, and Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-6121 or 202/225-4365.
Trade agenda 2 p.m. Consumers for World Trade hosts an address on the Senate Finance Committee's trade agenda. Participants include Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican and Finance Committee chairman. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.
China environment 2:30 p.m. Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a round-table discussion, "Clearing the Air: The Human Rights and Legal Dimensions of China's Environmental Dilemma." Topics include environmental activism in the Chinese non-governmental organization, Chinese media and recent developments in environmental law and governance. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3821.
Satellite green data 4 p.m. National Academies holds a meeting of the Committee on Environmental Satellite Data Utilization.
Highlights 4:15 p.m. Gerald Dittberner, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration
Location: National Academies, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-3477.
Schieffer book 6:30 p.m. National Press Club holds a book discussion on "This Just In: What I Couldn't Tell on TV." Participants include Bob Schieffer of CBS News. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7129.
Guatemala book 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion on "The Blindfold's Eyes: My Journey from Torture to Truth." Participants include Sister Dianna Ortiz, the book's author. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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