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Issue Number 2 - State’s Quest for Additional Revenue through the Lottery May be a Zero Sum Gain
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Issue Number 2 - State’s Quest for Additional Revenue through the Lottery May be a Zero Sum Gain

North Carolina Citizens for a Sound Economy today released Issue Number 2 of its ongoing effort to educate elected officials and citizens on why a government-run lottery is bad business and public policy. Evidence shows that as gambling becomes more common, the incidence of problem gambling increases.

04/18/2001
HEARTS AND BRAINS
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HEARTS AND BRAINS

BY John McCaslin

She likens her new job as going from the "pros to college ball," the latter "having more heart." Nancy Mitchell Pfotenhauer, whose past "professional" experience includes chief economist for President George Bush's Council on Competitiveness and executive vice president of Citizens for a Sound Economy, is the new president and chief executive officer of the Independent Women's Forum, or IWF, a group of ladies - and a man or two - listed on one Washington list as "in" this year, while the National Organization for Women was demoted to "out."

04/18/2001
Lassman to Glassman: Back Off of Break Up, It’s a Toxic Prescription
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Lassman to Glassman: Back Off of Break Up, It’s a Toxic Prescription

This piece originally ran on National Review's website on April 17. Jim Glassman hit the nail on the head in the lead of an article that appeared in this space on Friday (Break Up the Bells – 04/13/01). He asked, “When is being half right all wrong?” The answer of course, is when “you correctly diagnose the condition but provide” a lethal remedy.

04/17/2001
PROTESTERS MARK DEADLINE DAY WITH RALLY FOR BUSH'S TAX CUTS
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PROTESTERS MARK DEADLINE DAY WITH RALLY FOR BUSH'S TAX CUTS

A small pack of activists tried to rally support for President Bush's tax cut at the downtown Birmingham post office Monday. Members of Alabama Citizens for a Sound Economy donned T-shirts and waved signs promoting the president's $1.6 trillion tax cut plan and bemoaning income taxes. "We believe this is our money, not the politicians in Washington," said Twinkle Andress, director of Alabama Citizens for a Sound Economy.

04/17/2001
TAFT REPORTS GROWTH IN FINANCIAL HOLDINGS
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TAFT REPORTS GROWTH IN FINANCIAL HOLDINGS

BY Jon Craig

Gov. Bob Taft's investment portfolio continues to grow with his tenure as Ohio's governor. Taft had investments of $ 1,000 or more in each of 66 companies in 2000, according to financial disclosure statements filed yesterday with the Ohio Ethics Commission. That's up from 40 companies in 1999.

04/17/2001
Anti-Government Activists in Oregon Threaten Republican Party
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Anti-Government Activists in Oregon Threaten Republican Party

BY David Steves

SALEM, Ore.--They were zero-for-seven in the past election, but limited-government activists Bill Sizemore and Don McIntire warned Monday that Republican lawmakers had better listen up and let taxpayers have their full kicker checks this fall.

04/17/2001
Today's Events In Washington
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Today's Events In Washington

White House: PRESIDENT BUSH - Meets with the Prime Minister of Thailand, Oval Office; remarks on No Child Left Behind Act, Rose Garden; meets with the President of Uganda, Oval Office. VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY - No public schedule. US Senate: 9:30 a.m. ARMED SERVICES _ Full Committee. Closed. Hearing on intelligence programs. Undersecretary of the Air Force Peter B. Teets; Stephen A. Cambone, undersecretary of Defense for intelligence; Charles E. Allen, assistant director for collection, CIA; others. Location: Room S-407, Capitol. 9:30 a.m. COMMERCE, SCIENCE AND TRANSPORTATION _ Full Committee. Hearing on the reauthorization of the Motor Carrier Safety Administration. Acting Administrator Annette Sandberg, Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration; President Douglas Duncan, FedEx Freight; LaMont Byrd, International Brotherhood of Teamsters; Joan Claybrook, Public Citizen; Peter Huyrst, Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance; Joseph Harrison, American Moving and Storage Association. Location: Room 253, Russell. 10 a.m. BANKING, HOUSING AND URBAN AFFAIRS _ Full Committee. Hearing on reauthorization of the public transportation assistance program. Transportation Secretary Mineta; William Millar, president, American Public Transportation Association; John Horsley, executive director, American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials; Robert Molofsky, general counsel, Amalgamated Transit Union; Jim Seal, consultant, Federal Transit Administration; Woody Blunt, American Bus Association. Location: Room 538, Dirksen. 10 a.m. ENVIRONMENT AND PUBLIC WORKS _ Fisheries, Wildlife and Water Subcommittee. Hearing on the status of federal jurisdiction of navigable waters under the Clean Water Act. George Dunlop, deputy assistant secretary of the Army for civil works; G. Tracy Mehan, assistant administrator for water, EPA; Thomas L. Sansonetti, assistant attorney general for environment and natural resources; Robert J. Pierce, president, Wetlands Science Applications; L. Michael Bogert, counsel to the governor of Idaho; Richard Hayman, law associate, University of Florida; Scott Yaich, director of conservation programs, Ducks Unlimited. Location: Room 406, Dirksen. 2:30 p.m. ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES _ National Parks Subcommittee. Hearing on pending legislation. D. Thomas Ross, National Park Service; Elizabeth Estill, Forest Service; Christopher Kearney, Interior Department. Location: Room 366, Dirksen. US House: FLOOR SCHEDULE _ 10:30 a.m. _ Meets for morning hour and at noon for legislative business. Highlights: Suspensions (5 bills): 1) S.J.Res. 8 - Expressing the sense of Congress with respect to raising awareness and encouraging prevention of sexual assault in the United States and supporting the goals and ideals of National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month; 2) H.R. 1529 - Involuntary Bankruptcy Improvement Act of 2003; 3) H.R. 1086 - Standards Development Organization Advancement Act of 2003; 4) H.Res. 252 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives supporting the United States in its efforts within the World Trade Organization (WTO) to end the European Union's protectionist and discriminatory trade practices of the past five years regarding agriculture biotechnology; 5) H.Con.Res. 110 - Recognizing the sequencing of the human genome as one of the most significant scientific accomplishments of the past 100 years and expressing support for the goals and ideals of Human Genome Month and DNA Day; 6) H.R. 2030 - Patsy Takemoto Mink Post Office Building Designation Act; 7) H.R. 925 - Cesar Chavez Post Office Redesignation Act. H.R. 2143 - Unlawful Internet Gambling Funding Prohibition Act. 10 a.m. FINANCIAL SERVICES _ Housing and Community Opportunity Subcommittee. Hearing on Section 8 housing programs.Terri Ceaser, Tenant, Hopewell, Va.; Telissa Dowling, President, Resident Advisory Board, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Guttenberg, N.J.; Craig A. Garrelts, Executive Director, Hocking Metropolitan Housing Authority, Hocking, Ohio; Andrew Showe, Vice President, Showe Management Corporation; Barbara J. Thompson, Executive Director, National Council of State Housing Agencies; R.E. "Tuck" Duncan, Chairman, Topeka Housing Authority, Topeka, Kan.; Sandra Henriquez, Administrator, Boston Housing Authority; Tino Hernandez, Chairman, New York City Housing Authority; James M. Inglis, Executive Director, Livonia Housing Commission, Livonia, Mich.; Kevin Marchman, Executive Director, National Organization of African Americans in Housing; Neil Molloy, Executive Director, St. Louis County Housing Authority. Location: Room 2128, Rayburn. 10 a.m. GOVERNMENT REFORM _ Technology, Information Policy, Intergovernmental Relations and the Census Subcommittee. Oversight hearing on improving map-related data infrastructure. Mark Forman, OMB; Scott Cameron, Interior Dept.; Susan Kalweit, FEMA; Gene Trobia, President, National States Geographic Information Council; Jack Dangermond, President, ESRI, Inc.; C. Michael Ritchie, President, Managment Association for Private Photogrammet5ric Surveyors. Location: Room 2247, Rayburn. 10 a.m. SCIENCE _ Energy Subcommittee. Hearing on university nuclear science and engineering programs. Dr. Gail H. Marcus, Principal Deputy Director, Office of Nuclear Energy, Science and Technology, Department of Energy; Dr. Daniel M. Kammen, Professor in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy; Angelina Howard, executive vice president of Policy, Planning and External Affairs, Nuclear Energy Institute; James F. Stubbins, head of the Nuclear, Plasma, and Radiological Engineering Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Location: Room 2318, Rayburn. 10 a.m. TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE _ Railroads Subcommittee. Hearing on railroad safety technologies. Location: Room 2167, Rayburn. 10 a.m. VETERANS AFFAIRS _ Full Committee. Hearing on programs to eliminate fraud and waste in VA programs. Location: Room 334, Cannon. 10:30 a.m. EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE _ Full Committee. Markup of H.R. 2211 - Ready to Teach Act, and H.R. 438 - Teacher Recruitment and Retention Act. Location: Room 2175, Rayburn. 10:30 a.m. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS _ Full Committee. Hearing on the Overseas Private Investment Corp. Peter S. Wilson, president and CEO, Overseas Private Investment Corporation; Edmund B. Rice, president, Coalition for Employment through Exports; Bruce M. Rich, project manager, International Program, Environmental Defense; Theodore Moran, director, Landegger Program in International Business Diplomacy, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University. Location: Room 2172, Rayburn. 1 p.m. WAYS AND MEANS _ Subcommittee on Trade. Hearing on implementation of U.S. bilateral free trade agreements with Chile and Singapore. Location: Room 1100, Longworth. 1:30 p.m. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS _ Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee. Hearing on the situation in Southeast Asia. Location: Room 2172, Rayburn. 2 p.m. ENERGY AND COMMERCE _ Full Committee. Hearing on the problems with natural gas supply and demand. Federal Reserve Board Chairman Alan Greenspan. Location: Room 2123, Rayburn. 2 p.m. FINANCIAL SERVICES _ Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee. Hearing on employee ownership programs. Location: Room 2128, Rayburn. 2 p.m. GOVERNMENT REFORM _ Government Efficiency and Financial Management Subcommittee. Hearing on the financial information of the Agriculture and Education departments. Location: Room 2154, Rayburn. 5 p.m. RULES _ Full Committee. Hearing on rules for floor debate. Location: Room H-313, Capitol. Other: INDIAN DEPUTY PRIME MINISTERL.K. ADVANI _ Highlights: 11:30 a.m. Meets with Vice President Cheney. 3 p.m. Holds news conference. Indian Embassy, 2107 Massachusetts Ave. NW. PRIME MINISTER OF THAILAND THAKSIN SHINAWATRA _ Highlights: 10 a.m. Meets with President Bush. Oval Office. 11:30 a.m. Photo op with House Speaker Dennis Hastert. H-232, Capitol, balcony area. 7 p.m. Makes keynote address at a dinner organized by the US- ASEAN Business Council. Willard Inter-Continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. STEM CELL RESEARCH _ The International Society for Stem Cell Research holds its first annual meeting. Highlights: 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Annual Scientific Conference, Stem Cells Meeting at NIH, with Samuel Wells, Jr., MD, president, General Motors Cancer Research Foundation; Irving Weissman, MD, Stanford University School of Medicine; sessions on regulation of stem cell self-renewal vs differentiation in the male germ line; embryology of stem cells; stem cells and developmental pathways; pluripotency and lineage restriction of ES cells; nuclear closing, stem cells, and the reprogramming of the genome; organ stem cells; nuclear transfer and embryonic stem cells; adult neural stem cells; how do intestinal stem cells protect their DNA from genotoxic damage. National Institutes of Health. 6:30 p.m. - 10:15 p.m. Sessions at Marriott Wardman Park on ES cells and novel stem cell niches. 10:15 p.m. - 10:30 p.m. Leonard Zon, Children's Hospital Boston, ISSCR president. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road, NW.; National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Md. PENTECOST 2003 _ Call to Renewal holds Pentecost 2003, a national three-day mobilization to put the needs of poor people on the national agenda. Highlights: 1:30 p.m. "A Candid Conversation with Faith Leaders," with attendees of Monday's White House meeting briefing the press in Room 325, Russell Senate Office Building. OUTDOOR ADVERTISING _ The Outdoor Advertising Association of America holds its annual convention. Highlights: 11:50 a.m. Homeland Security Secretary Ridge speaks. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW/ PRESCRIPTION DRUGS _ 8 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. The American Association of Retired Persons holds a panel discussion on Canadian, Australian and EU prescription drug programs, with Panos Kanavos, London School of Economics; Deborah Freund. Syracuse University; Bob Nakagawa, Fraser Health Authority in British Columbia; Dr. Daniel Vasella, Chairman and CEO of Novartis AG. Location: Hyatt Regency- Washington on Captiol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. COPYRIGHT IN THE INTERNET AGE _ 8 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Progress & Freedom Foundation and George Mason University's Tech Center hold a conference, "Promoting Markets for Creativity: Copyright in the Internet Age," with a keynote luncheon speech by U.S. Rep. Lamar Smith, R-Texas, chairman of the Courts, the Internet and Intellectual Property Subcommittee. Presenters at the conference include Richard Epstein, University of Chicago; Scott Kieff, Washington University at St. Louis; Edmund Kitch, University of Virginia; and Stan Liebowitz, University of Texas. Commenting are Katherine Lawrence, University of Michigan Business School; Michael Einhorn, InteCap Inc.; Harold Furchgott-Roth, Furchgott-Roth Economic Enterprises; and others. Location: JW Marriott Hotel, 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW. DOJ-FTC HEARINGS _ 9:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. The Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission hold sessions of their joint hearings on health care and competition law and policy. Highlights: 9:15 a.m. - 5 p.m. Sessions on Quality and Consumer Protection: Market Entry. Location: FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. MEDICARE-RURAL CONCERNS _ 8:30 a.m. Reps. John Peterson, Tom Osborne, Jo Ann Emerson, Jerry Moran, others, hold a pen and pad only briefing on the concerns of rural legislators about the Medicare bill. Location: Room 122, Cannon. SAFETY AND HEALTH _ 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a morning newsmaker news conference with Alan McMillan, president, National Safety Council, and Michael Brown, Undersecretary for Emergency Preparedness and Response, Department of Homeland Security. Thye will address the state of the nation in safety and health as they recognize National Safety Month and discuss the most significant safety issues confronting America today such as motor vehicle safety, elderly falls, workplace safety, and emergency preparedness. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room. MANUFACTURING BASE _ 9:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a news conference to release a study by economist Joel Popkin that sees the U.S. standard of living threatened by the continuing loss of manufacturing jobs. Location: National Press Club. SECOND GULF WAR-AFTERMATH _ 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Cato Institute holds two panel discussions on "Getting Out and Moving On: The Second Gulf War and Its Aftermath." Highlights: 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. Getting Out: Competing Visions for Post-War Iraq, with Christopher Preble, Cato; John Hulsman, Heritage Foundation; Joshua Muravchik, American Enterprise Institute; Charles Pena, Cato. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Moving On: The Middle East after Saddam, with Doug Bandow, Cato; Leon Hadar, Cato; Michael O'Hanlon, Brookings Institution; John Zogby, CEO, Zogby International; Alan Tonelson, U.S. Business and Industrial Council Educational Foundation. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ABORTION RIGHTS _ 10 a.m. Feminist Majority, National Organization for Women, NARAL Pro Choice America and Planned Parenthood Federation of America hold a news conference to announce an event to save reproductive freedom. Location: National Press Club. PRESCRIPTION DRUGS _ 10:15 a.m. The Health Strategies Consultancy and the Pharmaceutical Care Management Association hold a seminar on the role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers in major Medicare prescription drug proposals, with Dan Mendelson, president, Health Strategies Consultancy; Tim Trysla, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services; Joel White, House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Health; and Lisa Layman, office of Sen. Bob Graham. Location: Grand Hyatt Washington at Washington Center, 1000 H St. NW. INSURANCE COVERAGE _ 10:30 a.m. Reps. Marcy Kaptur and Steven LaTourette, and American College of Physicians President Munsey Wheby hold a news conference to introduce a bill to help the uninsured gain health coverage. Location: Room 2456, Rayburn. PENTAGON-SECURITY PERSONNEL _ 10:30 a.m. USD Personnel & Readiness Durector David S.C. Chu holds a briefing on the National Security Personnel System. Location: DOD Briefing Room, Pentagon, 2E781. FIREARMS _ 11 a.m. Sen. Jon Corzine and Rep. Patrick Kennedy and gun industry whistleblower Robert Ricker, others, hold a news conference to introduce a bill to require the gun industry to comply with the same health and safety standards as other industries. Location: Room 188, Russell. ISRAELI AMBASSADOR _ 12 p.m. The Israel Policy Forum hosts Israel's Ambassador to the U.S. Daniel Ayalon, who will discuss "Perspectives from the Middle East: Bush-Sharon-Mazen--The Road Map and Prospects for Peace." Location: Israel Policy Forum, 2nd Floor Conference Room, 1030 15th St. NW. (corner of 15th and L). TAX REFORM _ 12 p.m. Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation holds a panel discussion on "What Next? The State of Fundamental Tax Reform: The Impact of the 2003 Tax Cut and a Look Ahead," with Wayne Brough, chief economist, Citizens for a Sound Economy; John Berthoud, president, National Taxpayers Union; and Daniel Mitchell, Heritage Foundation. Location: Room 2325, Rayburn House Office Building. DEMOCRATS _ 12:30 p.m. The Democratic Policy Committee holds a closed meeting. Location: Room S-211, Capitol. PAIGE-NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND _ 12:30 p.m. Secretary of Education Rod Paige will host the next "Ask the White House" online discussion at http://www.whitehouse.gov/ask. Location: Park Ballroom, Park Hyatt, 24th & M Streets NW. Notes: Visitors can submit questions beginning at 8 a.m. Actual press conference is at 12:30 p.m. Questions and corresponding answers can then be viewed on the White House website beginning at 2:45 p.m. REPUBLICANS _ 12:30 p.m.The Republican Policy Committee holds a closed meeting. Location: Room S-207, Capitol. ASHCROFT-ROMANIA _ 12:45 p.m. Attorney General John Aschroft and the General Prosecutor of Romania, Tanase Joita, hold a photo-op. Location: Attorney General's Conference Room - Room 5107 - Department of Justice, 951 Constitution Ave. NW. DELAY _ 1:25 p.m. Rep. Tom DeLay, R-Texas, House Majority Leader, hosts a Republican pen and pad briefing. Location: Room H-107, Capitol. PRYOR OPPOSITION _ 1:30 p.m. Civil rights, civil liberties, and other groups announce opposition to the nomination of Alabama Attorney General Bill Pryor to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. Location: Room 1, United Methodist Building, 100 Maryland Ave. NE. COLUMBIA-MOUNTAIN PEAK _ 2 p.m. Interior Secretary Norton and NASA Administrator Sean O'Keefe hold a news conference to announce the location and name of a mountain peak in Colorado in memory of the space shuttle Columbia astronauts. Also participating will be Judge Paul Brown, father of astronaut David Brown of Arlington. Location: Room 5160, main Interior. HOYER _ 2 p.m. House Democratic Whip Rep. Steny Hoyer holds a pen and pad only briefing. Location: Room H-306, Capitol. SMALL BUSINESSES-HEALTH _ 2 p.m. Congressmen Andrews of New Jersey and Pomeroy of North Dakota host a press conference to oppose H.R. 660, "Small Business Health Fairness Act of 2003. The bill would exempt Association Health Plans (AHPs), which serve as insurance companies for small employers, from state consumer protections and oversight. Location: Cannon Building Terrace. Rain location is Room 304, Cannon House Office Building. POSTWAR IRAQ _ 3 p.m. - 5 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute holds a discussion on "Progress and Peril in Postwar Iraq," Sen. John Cornyn, R-Texas. Panelists are Feisal Istrabadi, lawyer, Iraqi activist; Kenneth Katzman, Congressional Research Service; Hassan Mneimneh, Harvard University; and moderator Danielle Pletka, AEI. Location: AEI, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, 1150 17th St. NW. ABERNATHY _ 4 p.m. Assistant Treasury Secretary Wayne Abernathy speaks at a Risk and Insurance Management Society event. Location: Four Points Sheraton, 1201 K St. NW. PEW SURVEY-GLOBALIZATION _ 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. The Global Attitudes Project of Pew Research Center holds a news conference to release results of its latest survey on public attitudes around the world toward globalization, with Andy Kohut, director, Pew Research Center; Bruce Stokes, National Journal; Ed Sarpolus, EPIC-MRA, a polling firm; and Scott Miller, Procter & Gamble. Location: Institute for International Economics, 1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW. RELIGION AFTER SEPT. 11 _ 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. The National Press Club Forums Committee holds a panel discussion on "Religion After Sept. 11--A Dialogue Among Followers of Islam, Christianity and Judaism," with Akbar Ahmed, American University, author; Rabbi Bruce Lustig, Washington Hebrew Congregation; Bishop John Bryson Chane, 8th Bishop of Washington, Washington Cathedral; Rev. Ted Haggard, president, National Association of Evangelicals; and moderator Joyce Davis, Knight Ridder Newspapers. Location: National Press Club.

04/16/2001
Today's Events In Washington
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Today's Events In Washington

PRESIDENT BUSH - Morning departure for Aqaba, Jordan; meets with Israeli Prime Minister Sharon; followed by meeting with Prime Minister Abbas; attends meeting with Sharon and Abbas in the afternoon; departs for Doha Qatar for overnight. VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY - No public schedule. US Senate: 2:30 a.m. SELECT INTELLIGENCE _ full Committee. Hearing on pending matters. Closed. Location: Room 219, Hart. 9:30 a.m. COMMERCE, SCIENCE AND TRANSPORTATION _ Full Committee. Hearing on FCC oversight. FCC commissioners Michael Powell, Kathleen Abernathy, Michael Copps, Kevin Martin and Jonathan Aldelstein. Location: Room 253, Russell. 9:30 a.m. FOREIGN RELATIONS _ Full Committee. Hearing on Iraq stabilization and reconstruction, focusing on international contributions and resources. Alan P. Larson, undersecretary of State for economic, business and agricultural affairs; Dov S. Zakheim, undersecretary of Defense; John B. Taylor, undersecretary of Treasury for international affairs; Andrew S. Natsios, director, U.S. Agency for International Development. Location: Room 419, Dirksen. 9:30 a.m. GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS _ Full Committee. Hearing on changes to the Defense Department personnel system. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld; Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Richard Myers; GAO Comptroller General David Walker, and Undersecretary of Defense Dr. David Chu. Location: Room 342, Dirksen. 10 a.m. ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES _ Public Lands and Forests Subcommittee. Hearing to receive testimony on S. 391, the Wild Sky Wilderness Act of 2003; S. 714, a bill to provide for the conveyance of a small parcel of Bureau of Land Management land in Douglas County, Ore., to the county to improvement management of and recreational access to the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, and for other purposes; S. 924, to authorize the exhange of lands between an Alaska Native Village Corporation and the Department of the Interior, and for other purposes; S. 1003, to clarify the intent of Congress with respect to the continued use of established commercial outfitter hunting camps on the Salmon River; and H.R. 417, to revoke a Public Land Order with respect to certain lands erroneously included in the Cibola National Wildlife Refuge, Calif. Location: Room 366, Dirksen. 10 a.m. INDIAN AFFAIRS _ Full committee. Hearing on pending legislation, including S. 281 (the Indian Tribal Surface Transportation Improvement Act of 2003) and S.725 (the Tribal Transportation Program Improvement Act of 2003). Location: Room 485, Russell. 10 a.m. JUDICIARY _ Full Committee. Hearing on S.1125, to create a fair and efficient system to resolve claims of victims for bodily injury caused by asbestos exposure. Attorney Laurence Tribe, Harvard Law School; Jennifer Biggs and Mark Peterson, Legal Analysis Systems, Thousand Oaks, Calif.; Fred Dunbar, Nartional Economic Research Associates; Eric Green, Boston University, Robert Harwick, Insurance Inforamtion Institute; James Crapo, National Jewish Medical Research Center, Denver; Laura Stewart Welsh, Center to Protect Workers Rights; John Parker, University of West Virginia Department of Medicine. Location: Room 216, Hart. 2 p.m. INDIAN AFFAIRS _ Full Committee. Hearing on tribal fish and wildlife management programs, and S. 281, Indian Tribal Surface Transportation Improvement Act of 2003. Bill Frank Jr., chairman, Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission; Terry Williams, Tulalip Tribes; Bob Kelly, Nooksack Tribe; Ed Johnstone, Quinault Indian Nation; Olney Patt Jr., executive director, Columbia River Inter-Tribal Fish Commission, Portland, Ore.; Warren Seyler, chairman, Upper Columbia United Tribes, Spokane, Wash.; Fred Matt, chairman, Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Reservation; Ira New Breast, executive director, Native American Fish and Wildlife Society; James E. Zorn, policy analyst, Great Lakes Indian Fish and Wildlife Commission; Millard J. (Sonny) Myers, executive director, 1854 Authority; Jon Cooley, interim executive director, Southwest Tribal Fisheries Commission; Gordon Jackson, director, Business and Sustainable Development Central Council, Tlingit and Haida Indians of Alaska; Patty Brown- Schwalenberg, Chugach Regional Resource Commission; Tom Harris, president and CEO, Alaska Village Initiatives Inc. Location: Room 485, Russell. 2 p.m. SMALL BUSINESS AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP _ Full Committee. Hearing on SBA Reauthorization and the SBA budget request. SBA Administrator Hector Barreto. Location: Room 428A, Russell. US House: FLOOR SCHEDULE _ 10 a.m. _ Meets for legislative business. Highlights: Suspensions (4 bills): 1) H.Con.Res. 177 - Recognizing and commending the members of the United States Armed Forces and their leaders, and the allies of the United States and their armed forces, who participated in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom in Iraq and recognizing the continuing dedication of military families and employers and defense civilians and contractors and the countless communities and patriotic organizations that lent their support to the Armed Forces during those operations; 2) H.Res. 201 - Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that our Nation's businesses and business owners should be commended for their support of our troops and their families as they serve our country in many ways, especially in these days of increased engagement of our military in strategic locations around our Nation and around the world; 3) H.R. 361 - Sports Agent Responsibility and Trust Act; 4) H.R. 1954 - Armed Forces Naturalization Act of 2003. H.R. 760 - Partial-Birth Abortion Ban Act of 2003. 10 a.m. AGRICULTURE _ Conservation, Credit, rural Development and Research Subcommittee. Hearing to review conservation tgechnical assistance and the implementation of the Conservation Title of the 2002 Farm Bill. Location: Room 1302, Longworth. 10 a.m. ENERGY AND COMMERCE _ Telecommunications and the Internet Subcommittee. Hearing on "Wireless E-911 Implementation: Progress and Remaining Hurdles." Location: Room 2123, Rayburn. 10 a.m. FINANCIAL SERVICES _ Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee. Hearing on the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Howard Beales, Director, Bureau of Consumer Affairs, Federal Trade Commission; Dolores Smith, Director of the Division of Consumer and Community Affairs, Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System; Gregory V. Serio, Superintendent of Insurance, State of New York, on behalf of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners; William H. Sorrell, Attorney General, State of Vermont; Joseph A. Smith, Commissioner of Banks, State of North Carolina, on behalf of the Conference of State Bank Supervisors; Ramon Rodriguez, Chief Operating Officer, United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce; Kevin T. Sullivan, Vice President and Deputy General Counsel, Government Relations, Allstate Insurance Company; Richard J. Rubin, Past President, on behalf of the National Association of Consumer Advocates; Julie A. Smith, President, Bozzuto Management Company, on behalf of the National Multi Housing Council and the National Apartment Association Joint Legislative Program; Clint Walker, Chief Administrative Officer and General Counsel, Juniper Bank; Flora Green, Lead Spokeswoman, The Seniors Coalition; Ed Mierzwinski, Consumer Program Director, U.S. Public Interest Research Group; Shanna L. Smith, Executive Director, National Fair Housing Alliance; Wayne T. Brough, Chief Economist, Citizens for a Sound Economy; David Lizarraga, President and CEO, TELACU; John A. Ford, Chief Privacy Officer, Equifax, Inc.; Cheryl St. John, Vice President, Fair Isaac Corporation; Anthony Rodriguez, Staff Attorney, National Consumer Law Center; Richard LeFebvre, President, AAA American Credit Bureau; Paul J. Wohkittel, III, President, Lenders' Credit Services, Inc., Director and Legislative Chair, National Credit Reporting Association; Tim Spainhour, Legal Compliance Leader, Acxiom Corporation. Location: Room 2128, Rayburn. 10 a.m. SCIENCE _ Full Committee. Markup of pending legislation. Location: Room 2318, Rayburn. 10 a.m. TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE _ Water Resources and Environment Subcommittee. Hearing on the water supplies of the 21st century. Boone Pickens, Mesa Water Inc.; Mayor Bob Young, Augusta, Ga., representing U.S. Conference of Mayors; William F. Mullican III, deputy executive administrator, Office of Planning, Texas Water Development Board; Joseph K. Hoffman, executive director, Interstate Commission on the Potomac River Basin; Peter H. Gleick, director, Pacific Institute for Studies in Development, Environment and Security; William E. Cox, assistant department head, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Virginia Tech. Location: Room 2167, Rayburn. 10:30 a.m. EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE _ 21st Century Competitiveness Subcommittee. Markup of pending legislation. Location: Room 2175, Rayburn. 10:30 a.m. INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS _ Full Committee. Hearing on U.S. nonproliferation policy after Iraq. Undersecretary of State John Bolton; Henry D. Sokolski, executive director, Nonproliferation Policy Education Center; Fred C. Ikle, Center for Strategic and International Studies; Alan Zelikoff, senior scientist, Center for National Security and Arms Control, Sandia National Laboratory. Location: Room 2172, Rayburn. 2 p.m. EDUCATION AND THE WORKFORCE _ Employer-Employee Relations Subcommittee. Hearing on improving pensions security. Jack VanDerhei, Temple University, representing Employee Benefits Research Institute; John Leary, attorney, O'Donoghue and O'Donoghue, Washington, D.C.; Ron Gebhardtsbauer, senior pension fellow, American Academy of Actuaries; J. Mark Iwry, senior fellow, Brookings Institution. Location: Room 2175, Rayburn. 2 p.m. INTERNATIMONAL RELATIONS _ Africa Subcommittee. Markup of pending resolutions. Location: Room 2255, Rayburn. 2 p.m. TRANSPORTATION AND INFRASTRUCTURE _ Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management Subcommittee. Hearing on reauthorization of the Economic Development Administration. David Sampson, assistant secretary of Commerce for economic development; Phillip A. Singerman, executive director, Maryland Technology Development Corporation; Mark R. Drabenstott, vice president and director, Center for the Study of Rural America, Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City. Location: Room 2253, Rayburn. Other: TIKKUN-MIDEAST _ The Tikkun Community, describing itself as a progressive pro-Israel and pro-Palestine voice challenging the pro- Ariel Sharon lobby and its alliance with right-wing Christian Evangelicals, holds a Teach-In to Congress about Middle East Peace. Location: Capitol Hill Hyatt, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. GARTNER IT SECURITY SUMMIT 2003 _ The Gartner IT Security Summit features experts in cyber and IT security from corporations, organizations and government agencies representing the five critical infrastructure sector groupings of transportation; energy, utilities and water; banking and financial services; telecommunications and information services; and vital health, safety and emergency services. Highlights: 10:45 a.m. Keynote speaker Adm. Stansfield Turner, USN (Ret.), former CIA director. Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. ASSOCIATED BUILDERS AND CONTRACTORS _ Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) holds its Annual Legislative Conference. Highlights: 7 a.m. - 9:30 a.m. Closed to media: Invocation and ABC grassroots member of the year; Rep. Pat Toomey, R-Pa.; Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio; Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo.; Ken Mehlman, campaign manager, Bush-Cheney 2004. Location: Capital Hilton, Presidential Ballroom, 1001 16th St. NW. FOREIGN ANIMALS-DISEASE _ Meeting of the Agriculture Secretary's Advisory Committee on Foreign Animal and Poultry Diseases, focusing on the U.S. animal health emergency management system and the foreign animal disease situation worldwide and its relevance to the U.S. Location: Conference Center at the USDA Center at Riverside, 4700 River Road, Riverdale, Md. NEW MARKETS-TAX CREDIT _ Novogradac & Co. LLP, a San Francisco-based national certified public accounting and consulting firm specializing in community development and affordable housing coast to coast, and others hold the New Markets Tax Credit Conference featuring NMTC allocation winners and 2003 and 2004 strategies to benefit non-allocatees. Location: The Fairmont Washington, 2401 M St. NW. PROGRESSIVE CONFERENCE _ The Campaign for America's Future holds a conference with national progressive leaders to address problems facing real people, with sessions on fundraising, web-based communications, grassroots organizing, constituency expansion, and candidate recruitment and training. Highlights: 2 p.m. Session on the new politics of engagement, with Robert Borosage, co-director, Campaign for America's Future; Stan Greenberg, CEO, Greenberg Quinlan Rosner Research; Wes Boyd, co-founder, MoveOn.Org. 3:30 p.m. Opening session plenary, with John Sweeney, president, AFL-CIO; Robert Reich, Brandeis University; Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill.; Reg Weaver, president, NEA. 7 p.m. Gala awards dinner, with Bill Moyers, journalist, educator; Regena Thomas, organizer; Maria Elena Durazo, VP, HERE International Union; presentations by David Wellstone; emcee Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. FTC-PERSONAL INFORMATION _ 7:30 a.m. - 5:15 p.m. The Federal Trade Commission holds a workshop on "The Business Experience," focusing on the role of technology in helping consumers and businesses to protect consumer information. Location: FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. NTSB-TRANSPORTATION VEHICLE RECORDERS _ 8:30 a.m. The National Transportation Safety Board and the Society of Automotive Engineers host a symposium on transportation vehicle recorders, with manufacturers, operators, safety and regulatory officials, and other industry and government specialists to share the latest technical information and experience in the use of vehicle recorders. Topics for discussion include survivability, crashworthiness requirements, video/imaging technology, data privacy issues, acquiring data during regular commercial operations, and others. Workshops take place on aviation, highways, marine, and rail. Keynote speaker is Ellen Engleman, NTSB chairman. Location: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King St., Alexandria, Va. MEDICAL MARIJUANA _ 8 a.m. The Americans for Safe Access organization holds a demonstration to protest the federal stance against all medical marijuana defenses in marijuana cases. Location: In front of the federal courthouse, 3rd St. and Constitution Ave. NW. U.S.-CANADA _ 8 a.m. The Canadian American Business Council holds a briefing on promotion of secure and prosperous relationship between the U.S. and Canada, with Reps. Geporge Nethercutt and Sander Levin, Jacqueline Bednarz of the Homeland Security Department, and Counselor William Sheppit of the Canadian Embassy. Location: Room 121, Cannon. EDUCATION SECRETARY PAIGE _ 8:15 a.m. The Republican Main Street Partnership hosts U.S. Education Secretary Rod Paige, who will speak on "The Education Agenda and No Child Left Behind," progress in the Education Reform Act, Special Education (IDEA), the new Education Technology Plan, and reauthorization of The Higher Education Act. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 3rd Floor, 300 First St. SE. GOP-SPANISH _ 8:30 a.m. Rep. Jerry Weller and Jerry Ice of the USDA Graduate School hold a news conference to announce the start of Spanish language classes on Capitol Hill for members of the House Republican Conference and their staffs. Location: Room H-326, Capitol. BULLETPROOF VESTS _ 9 a.m. Rep. Joseph Wilson holds a news conference on the campaign for bulletproof vests for law enforcement officers. Location: Cannon Terrace. HOUSE DEMOCRATS _ 9 a.m. Meeting of the House Democratic Caucus. Closed. Location: Room HC-5, Capitol. Notes: Stakeout in the Center Steps Hallway. HOUSE REPUBLICANS _ 9 a.m. Meeting of the House Republican Conference. Closed. Location: Room 1100, Longworth. Notes: Stakeout in the Longworth lobby. AMTRAK _ 9:30 a.m. The Economic Policy Institute holds a roundtable discussion on the future of Amtrak and releases a study on its future, with Elliott Sclar of Columbia University and Vukan Vuchic of the University of Pennsylvania. Location: National Press Club. PEW OCEANS COMMISSION REPORT _ 9:30 a.m. The Pew Oceans Commission holds a press conference to unveil a report on "America's Living Oceans: Charting a Course for Sea Change." Speakers include Commissioners Leon Panetta, Chair; Eileen Claussen, Strategies for the Global Environment; Mike Hayden, past president, American Sportfishing Association; Geoffrey Heal, Columbia University; Tony Knowles, former governor of Alaska; Julie Packard, Monterey Bay Aquarium; David Rockefeller, National Park Fund; Roger Rufe, Ocean Conservancy; and others. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge. CONGRESS-POST ATTACK _ 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute-Brookings Continuity of Government Commission discuss its report on the continuity of Congress after a catastrophic terrorist attack, with Norman Ornstein, AEI; Thomas Mann, Brookings; Lloyd Cutler, former White House counsel; Alan Simpson, former U.S. Senator; Kenneth Duberstein, former White House chief of staff; Lynn Martin, former Labor Secretary; Donna Shalala, former HHS Secretary. Location: AEI, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, 1150 17th St. NW. FAMILY TIME _ 10 a.m. Reps. Judy Biggert, John Boehner and Deborah Pryce hold a news conference on Family Time Flexibility Act. Location: Cannon Terrace. H.R. 1119 SUPPORTERS _ 10 a.m. A group of legislators will be joined by a working mother and other supporters to hold a press conference on the Family Time Flexibility Act (H.R. 1119). Location: Cannon Terrace. CHRISTIAN MISSIONARIES-IRAQ _ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life hosts a discussion of Christian missionaries in Iraq, "Ministering to Those in Need: The Rights and Wrongs of Missions and Humanitarian Assistance in Iraq," with Michael Lawrence, associate pastor, Capitol Hill Baptist Church; Kate Moynihan, Catholic Relief Services; Abdulaziz Sachedina, University of Virginia; Bruce Wilkinson, World Vision; and moderator Melissa Rogers, executive director, Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. SELECTIVE LAW ENFORCEMENT _ 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. The American Civil Liberties Union and a coalition of organizations host a forum to examine the growing trend of law enforcement to selectively target certain immigrant communities under the guise of national security. Participating are Anthony Romero, executive director, ACLU; Jeanne Butterfield, president, American Immigration Lawyers Assn.; and Pramila Jayapal, executive director, Hate Free Zone Campaign of Washington. Individuals from affected communities also join the panel and share their stories with members of Congress, including Sens. Edward Kennedy, D-Mass., and Patty Murray, D-Wash. Location: Room 902, Hart Senate Office Building. BANKS-ENVIRONMENT _ 10:30 a.m. International banks hold a news conference to announce an initiative for environmental and social standards in global project finance lending. Location: Room L-109, International Finance Corporation, 2121 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. CUBA DISSIDENTS _ 10:30 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a screening of a documentary film from Director Heidi Ewing and the National Democratic Institute. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. DASCHLE DUGOUT _ 10:30 a.m. Sen. Tom Daschle, D-S.D., Democratic Leader, holds a dugout. Location: Room S-224, Capitol. DEMOCRATS-COMP TIME _ 10:45 a.m. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, other House Democrats, and workers who would be affected by H.R. 1119, which is backed by Republicans, hold a news conference. Participants are trying block what they say amounts to a GOP pay cut for working families. The measure is scheduled for House consideration on Thursday. Location: Room H-203, Capitol. CHINESE DISSIDENT _ 11 a.m. House members announce the decision of the UN Working Group of Arbitrary Detention concerning the detention of Dr. Yang Jianli, a Chinese dissident from Boston, who has been held by China for 13 months. Location: Room 2200, Rayburn. FAMILY PLANNING _ 11 a.m. Reps. Carolyn Maloney, Joseph Crowley, others, hold a news conference with the 34 Million Friends of UNFPA to announce the 218 Votes campaign to pass international family planning legislation. Location: Cannon Terrace. BASE CLOSINGS _ 11:30 a.m. Sens. Byron Dorgan, D-N.D., and Trent Lott, R-Miss., hold a press conference to outline an amendment they will offer that would cancel a new round of military base closings planned for 2005. Location: Senate Radio-TV Gallery. INVESTOR TRUST _ 11:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce sponsors a discussion with Schwab CEO David Pottruck on "Siding with Main Street: Building Investor Trust Through Greater Business Transparency." Location: 1615 H St. NW. ASHCROFT-TERRORISM _ 11:35 a.m. Attorney General John Ashcroft holds a roundtable discussion on terrorism issues. The attorney general will open the roundtable with an overview of successes in the war on terrorism. Deputy Assistant Attorney General Alice Fisher of the Criminal Division will oversee presentations by 10 U.S. Attorneys' offices from throughout the country to discuss various terrorism-related cases and issues. Location: Main Justice, 951 Constitution Ave. NW, 7th floor conference room. WMD-KUCINICH _ 12 p.m. Rep. Dennis Kucinich holds a news conference on weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Location: Cannon Terrace. GAS TAX ALTERNATIVES _ 12 p.m. The Heritage Foundation sponsors a program on innovative alternatives to the gas tax, with Rep. Mark Kennedy, D.J. Gribbin of Koch Industries, Sen. Wayne Allard, others. Location: 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. KOREAN WAR _ 12 p.m. Representatives of the Korean War Abductees' Family Union, Families of Abducted and Detained in North Korea, and the Citizens Coalition for Human Rights of Abductees and North Korean Refugees hold a newsmaker news conference to discuss their efforts on behalf of what they say are the 82,000 South Koreans who disappeared during the Korean War and 486 abducted by North Korea since the war. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room. LABOR UNIONS DECLINE _ 12 p.m. The Institute for International Economics hosts a luncheon meeting to release a new study by Robert Baldwin of the University of Wisconsin on the impact of global competitive forces on unionized jobs in the US, "The Decline of US Labor Unions and the Role of Trade." Location: Institute for International Economics, 1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW. MIDDLE EAST _ 12 p.m. The Middle East Institute hosts an address by Judith Kipper, Council on Foreign Relations and Center for Strategic and International Relations, who will discuss "What's at Stake in the Middle East? United States Foreign & Defense Policy." Location: Middle East Institute, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. U.S.-KOREA _ 12 p.m. The Cato Institute holds a Policy Forum on "The United States and Korea: Endless Entanglement or Crossroads for Change?" with Doug Bandow, Cato; Ed Olsen, Naval Postgraduate School professor; Bill Taylor, president, Taylor Associates International; and Ted Galen Carpenter, Cato. Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. ISLAMIC EXTREMISM _ 12 p.m. - 2 p.m. The W.P. Carey Forum, Central Asia-Caucasus Institute, SAIS, hosts a program on "Is the United States Government Supporting Islamic Extremism? Iraq, Afghanistan, Uzbekistan," with Hillel Fradkin, president, Ethics and Public Policy Center; S. Frederick Starr, chairman, Central Asia- Caucasus Institute; others. Location: Rome Room 806, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. BLACK COLLEGES _ 12:30 p.m. Media availability with Sen. Rick Santorum, House Speaker Rep. Dennis Hastert, former Rep. J.C. Watts and the president of the Historical Black Colleges and Universities, during the group's 4th annual congressional forum. Location: Jefferson Building, 10 1st St. SE. HASTERT-BLACK COLLEGES _ 12:30 p.m. Speaker Dennis Hastert and other members of the congressional Republican leadership meet with more than 70 presidents of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Location: Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First Street SE. PREVIEW-AIDS DOCUMENTARY _ 12:30 p.m. Sens. Edward Kennedy and Orrin Hatch host an event promoting bipartisan action against AIDS and to preview a new documentary series on the subject, "PANDEMIC: FACING AIDS," a series of five half-hour films by Rory Kennedy and narrated by Elton John that follows people living with AIDS in countries around the world. The series airs on HBO in June. Following the film, there will be a discussion on the global AIDS crisis with Rory Kennedy, Sandra Thurman, CEO, International AIDS Trust; and others. Location: Room 325, Senate Caucus Room, Russell Senate Office Building. CORRESPONDENTS DINNER _ 6:30 p.m. Annual Radio-Television Correspondents Dinner. Location: Washington Hilton & Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW/ JOURNALISTS-LIES _ 6:30 p.m. The Newseum and the National Press Club sponsor a panel discussion, "When Journalists Lie: Earning Back the Community's Trust," with Geneva Overholser, professor, Missouri School of Journalism; Jeffrey Dvorkin, ombudsman, National Public Radio; Mike Getler, ombudsman, The Washington Post; Walter Middlebrook, recruiter, Newsday; William McGowan, journalist and author of "Coloring the News: How Political Correctness Has Corrupted American Journalism;" Alice Bonner, professor of journalism, University of Maryland. Location: National Press Club. ARMY-EMBEDDED MEDIA _ 7 p.m. The U.S. Army honors the more than 300 embedded civilian news media who accompanied Army units into Iraq in March, including those who gave their lives, during a Twilight Tattoo military parade, which is an hour-long sunset military pageant featuring members of the 3rd U.S. Infantry (The Old Guard), the U.S. Army Band, "Pershing's Own," Fife and Drum Corps, and U.S. Army Drill Team. Location: White House Ellipse. SALUTE TO PRESERVATION _ 7 p.m. The National Trust for Historic Preservation and Home & Garden Television kick off "Restore America: A Salute to Preservation," a partnership spotlighting restoration and preservation of 12 historical sites throughout the country. The event is part of the celebration recognizing people and organizations who have made significant contributions to historic preservation with the first-ever Restore America Hero Awards. Honorees include Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, Rep. Ralph Regula, Polo Ralph Lauren, Clarice and Robert Smith, and Joan Maynard. Laura Bush is honorary chair of the gala and will be joined by co-chairs Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW.

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White House: PRESIDENT BUSH - President and Mrs. Bush depart The White House via Marine One en route Camp David. VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY - No public schedule. US Senate: 9:30 a.m. ARMED SERVICES _ Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee. Hearing on the FY04 defense authorization. Michael W. Wynne, principal deputy undersecretary of Defense for acquisition, technology and logistics; Gen. Paul J. Kern, commander, Army Materiel Command; Gen. Lester L. Lyles, commander, Air Force Materiel Command; Vice Adm. Joseph W. Dyer, commander, Naval Air Systems Command. Location: Room 222, Russell. US House: No Scheduled Events. Other: FEDERATION OF AMERICAN HOSPITALS _ The Federation of American Hospitals holds its 2003 Annual Public Policy Conference and Business Exposition. Highlights: 8:30 a.m. CMS update breakfast, with Thomas Scully, Administrator, CMS. Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road, NW. STUDENT JOURNALISM _ The Freedom Forum holds its Al Neuharth Free Spirit Scholarship and Conference Scholars Program and Dinner, with 102 high school journalism students from across the nation interested in pursuing journalism careers and demonstrating qualities of "'free spirit" participating and receiving awards of $1,000 college scholarships. Highlights: 12 p.m. Luncheon program, with Shelby Coffey III, former editor, Los Angeles Times. Marriott Hotel. Location: Freedom Forum, Wilson Blvd., Arlington, Va.; JW Marriott Hotel, 14th and Pennsylvania Ave. NW.; National Press Club. MEDICAL STUDENT ASSOCIATION CONVENTION _ Semi-Annual Convention of the American Medical Student Association, with 40,000 members and local chapters at every medical school in the U.S.. Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va. ANTI-WAR PROTESTS _ Anti-war events. Highlights: 11:30 a.m. Unnamed protest group says it will "decorate" the intersection of 16th and I Streets NW and then spread out to adjacent areas. 12 p.m. Protest north of the White House to dramatize the realities of war, sponsored by United for Peace and Justice and Code Pink. 16th and H Sts. NW. 1 p.m. News conference with Win Without War and Gulf War Veterans. National Press Club. TRANSCENDENCE AND THE SACRED _ Catholic University of America hosts scholars from France and the U.S. joining their colleagues at the university for a two-day symposium examining the symbolism of transcendence and the sacred in politics, art, literature, philosophy, and anthropology. Location: Catholic University of America, Caldwell Hall Auditorium, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. SHIPBOARD DETECTION PROCEDURES _ 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. A panel advising the National Academies' Institute of Medicine hears from Department of Veterans Affairs and Defense Department officials about Project SHAD, a series of tests conducted by the Defense Department in the 1960s to investigate the effectiveness of shipboard detection and protection procedures against chemical and biological warfare agents in which vessel participants were deliberately exposed to these agents and their health later compared with other veterans. Some veterans who took part in the tests participate in the meeting. Location: National Academies building, Lecture Room, 2100 C St. NW. INTERNET POLITICS _ 9 a.m. - 4:45 p.m. George Washington University sponsors its 10th Politics Online Conference to examine the intersection of politics and the Internet. Location: Media and Public Affairs Building, 805 21st St. NW. WOMEN'S MENTAL HEALTH _ 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. The Georgetown University Hospital Departments of Psychiatry and Obstetrics/Gynecology and others hold the 10th annual Mood and Anxiety Disorders Conference, "Women's Mental Health Throughout the Life Cycle," with Wendy Hookman, MD, director, Women's Mental Health Program at Georgetown University Hospital. Topics include post- partum depression, PMS, menopause, depression in low-income women, depression during pregnancy, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, and perimenopause, which is the early onset of menopause. Location: Bethesda Hyatt Regency, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda, Md. DOJ-REGISTRATION PROGRAM _ 8:30 a.m. The Migration Policy Institute hosts a discussion of the Justice Department's implementation of a new Special Registration program's effects on the national community and specifically the immigrant community. The program requires certain non-immigrant men (those in the US with temporary visas) who are 16 years of age or older and nationals or citizens of specified countries to register at authorized immigration offices by certain government-mandated dates. Participants are Kris Kobach, counsel to the Attorney General, DOJ; Kareem Shora, legal advisor, Arab-American Anti-discrimination Committee; Muzaffar Chishti, MPI; and moderator Alex Aleinikoff, MPI, Georgetown Law Center professor. Location: Ground floor conference room A, 1400 16th St. NW. IRAQ BRIEFING _ 8:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute holds a discussion, "The Road to War ... and Beyond: Special Friday Briefing," with Richard Perle, Thomas Donnelly, Michael Ledeen and Radek Sikorski, all of AEI. Location: AEI, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, 1150 17th St. NW. HEALTH CARE _ 9:30 a.m. The National Association of Community Health Centers holds a news briefing on the growing problems in the health care industry. Location: National Press Club. ITALIAN AMERICAN LITERATURE _ 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. Sons of Italy holds a literary conference, "From the Boat to the Book: Trends, Issues and Stereotypes in Italian American Literature," with panelists Dana Gioia, chairman, National Endowment for the Arts; Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of "Sleepers;" Adriana Trigiani, author of the "Big Stone Gap" series; Bill Tonelli, editor, "The Italian American Reader;" Paul Paolicelli, author of "Under the Southern Sun;" and moderator Chuck Conconi, editor-at-large, Washingtonian Magazine. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge IMMIGRANTS _ 10 a.m. The National Lawyers Guild holds a briefing on new rules mandating that male Pakistanis and Saudis who are on non- immigrant visas must register with the federal government by today. Location: Across the street from the INS/BCIS district office, 4420 N. Fairfax Dr., Arlington. SCIENCE PRIORITIES _ 10 a.m. National Science Foundation Director Rita Colwell holds a news conference to discuss new budget and spending priorities. Location: King Publishing Group, Suite 1003, 1325 G St. NW. SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BOARD _ 10 a.m. Open voting conference at which the board members discuss publicly among themselves, and vote on, several pending transportation cases. Location: Mercury Building, Room 760, 7th Floor, 1925 K St. NW. WOLFOWITZ BRIEFING _ 10:45 a.m. Deputy Secretary of Defense Paul Wolfowitz holds a briefing for House members only. Location: Room 2118, Rayburn Building. Notes: Stakeout in horseshoe lobby. MEATOUT _ 12 p.m. Congressional staffers, members of Congress and guests attend a luncheon to mark the Great American Meatout 2003. Location: Room 2200, Rayburn. NEWSPAPER PUBLISHERS _ 12 p.m. The National Newspaper Publishers Association holds a luncheon to honor Secretary of State Powell and Montgomery County Police Chief Charles Moose. Location: Blackburn Center, Howard University. STRATEGIC INITIATIVE _ 12 p.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a session to mark the 20th anniversary of President Reagan's strategic defense initiative speech, with Robert Joseph Special Assistant to the President, and Amb. Henry Cooper. Location: Van Andel Center, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. HEALTH CARE _ 12:15 p.m. the Alliance for Health Reform holds a briefing, "Dynamics of the Uninsured." Location: Kaiser Family Foundation offices, 1330 G St. NW. AGRICULTURE-ANTIBIOTICS _ 12:30 p.m. The National Academies/ science and technology internship program sponsors a seminar, "Antibiotics in Agriculture: Farmers' Friend or Medical Malady?" Location: Room 201, 500 5th St. NW. ECONOMIC PLAN _ 12:30 p.m. Citizens for a Sound Economy holds a briefing on the latest polling and strategy for the Bush economic plan, with Ed Goeas of the Tarrance Group, and Paul Beckner of Citizens for a Sound Economy. Location: Room 1302, Longworth. WATSON-TRACTOR _ 1:45 p.m. U.S. Magistrate John Facciola holds a hearing in the case of Duane Watson, accused in this week's tractor incident on the Mall. Location: Courtroom 7, U.S. District Court, 3rd St. and Constitution Ave. NW. MATH-SCIENCE TEACHERS _ 7 p.m. The National Science Foundation presents its presidential awards to outstanding math and science teachers. Location: Ballroom, Reagan Trade Center.

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White House: PRESIDENT BUSH - Tours Capital Area Food Bank; makes remarks at the food bank; signs H.R.4664, National Science Foundation Authorization Act of 2002, Roosevelt Room. VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY - No public schedule. US Senate: No Scheduled Events. US House: No Scheduled Events. Other: SMALLPOX VACCINATIONS _ 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. A National Academies' Institute of Medicine committee, providing guidance to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) program managers on aspects of implementing a pre-emptive smallpox vaccination program, holds its first meeting to hear from the CDC and gather input from other interested parties. Location: National Academies facility, Room 100, 500 5th St. NW. INS RESTRUCTURING _ 8:30 a.m. The Migration Policy Institute holds a panel discussion on the restructuring of the Immigration and Naturalization Service, with Acting Deputy INS Commissioner Mike Becraft, Jeanne Butterfield of the American Immigration Lawyers Association, former INS Commissioner Doris Meissner, and others. Location: 7th floor conference room, 1616 P St. NW. U.S.-EU _ 9:15 a.m. EU Commissioner Chris Patten holds a news briefing on the outcome of the U.S.-EU ministerial meeting, covering counter-terrorism cooperation, Iraq, Iran, North Korea, Venezuela and the Mideast, and on the EU perspective going into the Quartet Meeting on Dec. 20. Location: EC offices, 2300 M St. NW. BUSH-ENVIRONMENT _ 9:30 a.m. National environmental and public health groups hold a briefing on the status and outlook for environmental issues in the Bush administration. Location: Holmes Room, Willard Hotel, 14th St. and Pennsylvania Ave. NW. IMF BRIEFING _ 9:30 a.m. IMF spokesman Thomas Dawson holds a news briefing. Location: IMF Center, 720 19th St. NW. TAX REDUCTIONS _ 10 a.m. The Club for Growth holds a news conference with supply side economists to urge cuts in payroll tax rates to stimulate the economy. Participants include Jack Kemp, Lawrence Kudlow, William Kristol and Stephen Moore. Location: National Press Club. TITLE IX _ 10 a.m. The National Coalition for Women and Girls in Education holds an interactive teleconference on reports of abuses in the Title IX Commission's processes and what it says are its proposals to weaken Title IX. Contacts: Margot Friedman, 202-588-5180. Notes: Reporters may dial 800-351-4893 and use the code Title IX to participate in the teleconference. CHURCH-STATE _ 11 a.m. Americans united for Separation of Church and State hold a panel discussion on the conservative case for separation of church and state. Location: Room 2237, Rayburn. VIDEO GAMES _ 11 a.m. Sen. Joseph Lieberman, Rep. Betty McCollum and David Walsh of the National institute on Media and the Family hold a news conference to release the 7th annual MediaWise Video Game Report Card. Location: Room 342, Dirksen. DEMOCRATS-WEBSTER _ 11:30 a.m. Reps. Barney Frank, D-Mass., and Edward J. Markey, D-Mass., hold a press conference on the findings of a GAO report about the selection process by which William Webster was named chairman of the SEC's Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Location: House Radio/TV Gallery. UNEMPLOYMENT INSURANCE _ 11:45 a.m. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference call briefing on President Bush's lack of clarity in his announcement last Saturday concerning the unemployment insurance extension. Contacts: Michelle Bazie, 202-408- 1080 Notes: Call contact for details. Also runs at 1:45 p.m. EUROPEAN UNION _ 12 p.m. Chris Patten, the European Commission's Commissioner for External Affairs, discusses the European Union in world affairs, sponsored by the School of Advanced International Studies. Location: Kenney Auditorium, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. FAUCI-BIOTERRORISM _ 12 p.m. Dr. Anthony S. Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health, will deliver a grand rounds lecture titled "Bioterrorism: A Clear and Present Danger." Location: George Washington University Hospital Auditorium, 900 23rd St. NW. MODERATE SHI'ISM-IRAQ _ 12 p.m. The Middle East Institute hosts a roundtable briefing on "Moderate Shi'ism and the Future of Iraq." Participants are Sheikh Abdulmajid Al-Hooei, president, Al-Kohi Foundation, Iraq; and Laith Kubba, senior program officer, Middle East Program, National Endowment for Democracy. Location: Middle East Institute, 1761 N St. NW. RELIGION-ENVIRONMENT _ 12 p.m. The Worldwatch Institute holds a briefing on a report showing religious institutions worldwide are p 1/8ushing the environmental movement. Location: 8th floor, Worldwatch Institute, 1776 Massachusetts Ave. NW. HEALTH LEGISLATION _ 12 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. The Alliance for Health Reform sponsors a luncheon discussion, "Health on the Hill: What Health Legislation Can We Expect from the New Congress?" Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge. CLEAN AIR _ 12:15 p.m. The Clean Air Trust holds a briefing with public interest group representatives on debunking the myths of emission trading. Location: National Press Club. TAX CUTS _ 1:30 p.m. Citizens for a Sound Economy Foundation hold a panel discussion on possible tax cuts, with Daniel Mitchell of Heritage Foundation, and Wayne Brough and Erick Gustafson of the foundation. Location: Room 1539, Longworth. YOUNG-APPROPRIATIONS _ 1:30 p.m. House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rep. Bill Young holds a media availability to discuss the outlook and timeline for FY03 appropriations in January. Location: Room H-140, Capitol. VANESSA REDGRAVE-CHECHNYA _ 3 p.m. Actress and activist Vanessa Redgrave addresses a National Press Club afternoon newsmaker. Topic: "Akhmed Zakayev and the Struggle for Peace in Chechnya." Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room.

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