- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 30, 2003

Political action conference all day The American Conservative Union, the Young America's Foundation and Human Events are sponsoring the 30th annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Registration begins at 8 a.m., and welcome ceremonies will be at 11:30 a.m. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/836-8602.
Civic society forum 7 p.m. Georgetown University Woodstock Theological Center holds a Woodstock Forum, "Religion and the Renewal of Civic Society." Participants include E.J. Dionne, The Washington Post; John Farina, Woodstock Theological Center; Joan Rosenhauer, U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops; and William O'Neil, Jesuit School of Theology at Berkeley, Calif. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Delivers remarks on the first anniversary of the USA Freedom Corps. Contact: 202/456-2580.

9 a.m. Department of Education holds a meeting of the Secretary of Education's Commission on Opportunity in Athletics. Location: Hilton Washington and Towers Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/708-7417.
9 a.m. Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics. Location: Room 705A, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 410/786-9937.
9 a.m. National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities holds a meeting of the National Museum Services Board, Institute of Museum and Library Services. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, Salons J and K, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contacts: 202/606-4649.
10 a.m. Federal Election Commission meets. Location: ninth floor, 999 E St. NW. Contact: 202/694-1220.
1 p.m. Department of Agriculture Office of the Undersecretary for Food Safety, U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Food and Drug Administration sponsor a public meeting to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items to be discussed at the meeting of the Codex Committee on Food Additives and Contaminants to be held in Arusha, Tanzania, March 17-21. Location: Harvey W. Wiley Federal Building, Auditorium, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, College Park. Contact: F. Edward Scarbrough, 202/205-7760.
1:30 p.m. Overseas Private Investment Corporation holds a meeting of the board of directors. Location: Offices of the Corporation, 12th floor boardroom, 1100 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/336-8438.
2 p.m. National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the Task Force on National Workforce Policies for Science and Engineering, National Science Board. Location: National Science Foundation, Stafford One Building, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 120, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7000.

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

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

9:30 a.m. Appropriations Labor, HHS and Education subcommittee holds a hearing on Medicare reimbursements for doctors and hospitals. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the budget and economic outlook. Acting Congressional Budget Office Director Barry Anderson testifies. Location: Room 608, Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

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

NCSE conference all day National Council for Science and the Environment holds its third annual Conference on Science, Policy and the Environment. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-5810.
Turkey briefing 10 a.m. RAND holds a news briefing on "Turkey and Its Changing Roles." Stephen Larrabee, RAND, and Ian Lesser, Pacific Council on International Policy, participate. Location: RAND, 1200 S. Hayes St., fourth floor conference room 4204, Arlington. Contact: 703/413-1100, Ext. 5156.
Pensions news conference 10:15 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to discuss opposition to President Bush's proposed changes to private-sector pension laws. Participants include Democratic Sens. Tom Harkin, Iowa, and Richard J. Durbin, Illinois; Rep. George Miller, California Democrat; and Rep. Bernard Sanders, Vermont independent. Location: HC-9, Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2095.
Women for Peace 11 a.m. Code Pink: Women for Peace holds a news conference on an American peace delegation of women leaving for Iraq. Location: National Organization for Women, 733 15th St. NW, second floor. Contact: Medea Benjamin, 202/393-5016.
Fuel-efficiency news conference noon Members of Congress hold a news conference to announce legislation to increase fuel-efficiency standards and close the sport utility vehicle loophole. Sen. Olympia J. Snowe, Maine Republican, chairman of the Small Business Committee, and Sen. Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, Capitol. Contact: 202/224-5344.
Book discussion 3:45 p.m. New America Foundation (NAF) holds a book discussion on "Pigs at the Trough: How Corporate Greed and Political Corruption are Undermining America," by Arianna Huffington. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.
Free-trade briefing 4 p.m.. Cato Institute's Center for Trade Policy Studies holds a briefing on "Who Are the Real Free Traders in Congress?" Participants include Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, Rep. Tom Petri, Wisconsin Republican, and Dan Griswold of the Cato Institute. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229.

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