- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 28, 2003

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Mexican IDs 1 p.m. Center for Immigration Studies holds a panel discussion to release a report, "IDs for Illegals: The 'Marticula Consular' Advances Mexico's Immigration Agenda," on the consular registration card that Mexico hopes will be accepted by governments and businesses across the United States. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/466-8185.

State of the Union speech 9 p.m. Congress hosts the State of the Union speech by President Bush. Location: House floor, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-5214.


PRESIDENT BUSH

9 p.m. Delivers the State of the Union address, House floor, U.S. Capitol.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases an advance report on manufacturers' shipments and orders of durable goods for December. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department releases auction results of three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. President's Committee on Mental Retardation meets to discuss education and transition, family services and support, public awareness, employment, and assistive technology and information. Location: Aerospace Center Building, sixth-floor east auditorium, 370 L'Enfant Promenade SW. Contact: 202/619-0634.

8:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs Department holds a meeting of its advisory panel on education. Location: VA Department, 1800 G St. NW, room 542. Contact: 202/273-7187.

9 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of its panel on vital and health statistics to discuss the national information infrastructure. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, room 705A, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/260-2652.

9 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commissionholds a meeting to obtain public input on the criteria for review of candidate and alternative sites for commercial nuclear power plants. Location: NRC, 2 White Flint North, 11545 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-2771.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

Meets from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. with a recess from 12:30 p.m. to 2:15 p.m. for the weekly party lunches. At 8:30 p.m.., the members will meet in the Senate Chamber to proceed to the House Chamber for the State of the Union address. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of John W. Snow as Treasury secretary. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on ethics-violation accusations at the U.S. Olympic Committee. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee meets to organize formally for the 108th Congress. Location: S-166, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3953.


HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning hour and noon for legislative business to consider legislation making further continuing appropriations for fiscal 2003. At 9 p.m., the House will meet in joint session with the Senate for the State of the Union address. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


GENERAL AGENDA

Wholesaler-distributors all day National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors holds its executive summit.

Highlights 9 a.m. Tony Snow, Fox News, "The Competition of Ideas: Politics and Policies in 2004 and Beyond"

1:45 p.m. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao, "What the New Year Will Bring on Federal Workforce Issues"

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/872-0885 or 202/393-1000.

Global finance all day Bankers Association for Finance and Trade holds its 20th annual midwinter strategic conference, "Global Finance: Operating in a Politicized World New Rules, New Game?"

Highlights noon Sen. Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, keynote address, Chinese Room

2 p.m. Peter Allgeier, deputy U.S. trade representative, East Room

2:30 p.m. Des DeSwart, vice president, AIG Global Trade and Political Risk Insurance Co.

4:30 p.m. Jack Boorman, special adviser to managing director, International Monetary Fund, "Sovereign Debt Restructuring Mechanism"

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. Contact: 202/663-5466.

Information Technology all day Commerce Department's Technology Administration, the University of Maryland and the University of Michigan hold an international conference, "The Economic and Social Implications of Information Technology."

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Commerce Secretary Donald L. Evans, keynote address

8:50 a.m. Round-table discussion

Location: Commerce Department, main auditorium, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-8321 or 202/482-0149.

State of the Union history 8:15 a.m. Republican Main Street Partnership holds a panel discussion, "The State of the Union: Its Historic Role and Present Strategies." Location: Capitol Hill Club, Governor's Room, fourth floor, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/682-3143.

Kazakh democracy 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "Democracy in Kazakhstan: A Status Report." Topics include efforts to intimidate Kazakhstan's remaining opposition political forces and independent media. Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Protecting the homeland 9 a.m. Heritage Foundation holds a panel discussion, "The Role of State and Local Governments in Protecting Our Homeland."

Highlights 9 a.m. Rep. Sue Myrick, North Carolina Republican, keynote address

9:45 a.m. John Scanlon, New York State Office of Public Security, "The View from America's States and Communities"

11:15 a.m. Arnold Howitt, "The Federal Perspective on Local Preparedness."

Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Mass lynching 2 p.m.. Howard University Bookstore holds a book discussion on "Fire in a Canebrake: The Last Mass Lynching in America." Author Laura Wexler participates. Location: HUB, 2225 Georgia Ave. NW. Contact: 202/238-2660.

HIV vaccine 4 p.m. National Institutes of Health hosts a Vaccine Research Center seminar series program, "New Insights Into the Pathogenic Interplay of HIV With Its Cellular Host." Location: NIH, building 40, main-floor conference room, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-8491.

German-U.S. ties 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies hosts a discussion, "Germany and the United States in the Post 9/11 World." Location: SAIS, Rome Building auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

'Sorry State' vigil 6 p.m. Shirts Off Coalition holds a rally and vigil on "The Sorry State of the Union." Topics include the economy, health care, joblessness and war with Iraq. Location: Capitol Reflecting Pool, Third Street NW. Contact: 202/253-2990 or 202/744-2671.

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