- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 8, 2003

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Dick Armey conference 11 a.m. Citizens for a Sound Economy holds a news conference, "What's Next for Citizen Armey?" Dick Armey, former House majority leader, participates. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/942-7616.

Cloning bill conference 1 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2003. Rep. Dave Weldon, Florida Republican, and Rep. Bart Stupak, Michigan Democrat, participate. Location: House Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-3671 or 202/225-4735.


PRESIDENT BUSH

Makes remarks at the White House on the first anniversary of the No Child Left Behind Act.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

3 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Service releases its weekly broiler hatchery report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7017.

5 p.m. World Agricultural Outlook Board releases its weekly weather and crop bulletin. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-5447.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Rural Telephone Bank holds a meeting of the board of directors to consider an amendment to Article V of the bylaws to allow for meeting by electronic means, and a report on privatization. Location: Agriculture Department, South Building, 14th Street and Independence Avenue SW, room 0204. Contact: 202/720-9554.

2:30 p.m. Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of the World Radiocommunication Conference Advisory Committee to make preparations for the 2003 conference. Topics include approval of the agenda, approval of the minutes of the 12th meeting and reports from the regional preparatory meetings. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW, room TW-C305. Contact: 202/418-7501.


SUPREME COURT

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


SENATE

In session. For information on the Senate's legislative program, check with the contacts listed below. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


SENATE COMMITTEE

2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a full committee hearing, "Climate Change: Green House Gas Reductions and Trading Systems." Participants include Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat; and James Mahoney, director of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.


HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. to consider legislation on continuing appropriations for fiscal 2003, extending unemployment insurance benefits, providing cost-of-living adjustments for fiscal 2003 to members of the federal judiciary, and reauthorizing the Federal Emergency Management Agency's flood insurance program. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


HOUSE COMMITTEE

10 a.m. Energy and Commerce Committee holds a full committee hearing on the Federal Trade Commission's "Do Not Call List Authorization." Timothy Muris, chairman of the FTC, testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.


GENERAL AGENDA

Fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa all day The Center for Global Development hosts a conference, "Fighting HIV/AIDS in Africa: What Works."

Highlights noon Rep. Jim McDermott, Washington Democrat, keynote address

1:30 p.m. Kevin O'Reilly, associate director of surveillance, research, monitoring and evaluation at the World Health Organization

Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets. Contact: 202/416-0705.

Research forum all day National Academies hosts a public forum on the use of third-party human toxicity research with human research participants. Topics include the scientific and ethical issues of the Environmental Protection Agency and private companies conducting studies that intentionally dose human subjects with toxic substances to identify and quantify effects. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1324.

Postal commission 8:30 a.m. President's Commission on the U.S. Postal Service holds its first meeting. Participants include Peter Fisher, undersecretary for domestic finance in the Treasury Department, and Postmaster General John Potter. Location: Hotel Washington, 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Energy conference 10:30 a.m. Northeast-Midwest Senate Coalition holds a news conference to urge Congress to approve full funding for the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program. Participants include Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, and Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution avenues NE, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3326.

Armey conference 11 a.m. Citizens for a Sound Economy holds a news conference, "What's Next for Citizen Armey?" Dick Armey, former House majority leader, participates. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/942-7616.

Free trade conference 11:15 a.m. Office of the U.S. Trade Representative holds a news conference to announce Central America free-trade negotiations. U.S. Trade Representative Robert B. Zoellick and trade ministers from Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras and Nicaragua participate. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/395-3230.

Hospital conference noon American Hospital Association holds a news conference to call on Congress to provide relief for community care. Location: Mansfield Room, S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: Please RSVP; 202/626-2284 or 202/626-2342.

Cloning bill conference 1 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce the Human Cloning Prohibition Act of 2003. Rep. Dave Weldon, Florida Republican, and Rep. Bart Stupak, Michigan Democrat, participate. Location: House Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-3671 or 202/225-4735.

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