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Today's Events In Washington

on 8/22/01.

White House:

PRESIDENT BUSH - In Texas. No public schedule.

VICE PRESIDENT CHENEY - No public schedule. US Senate: To be announced. US
House: To be announced. Other: ATR-SOCIAL SECURITY _ 10 a.m.-Noon. Americans for Tax Reform holds a news conference in support of reforming Social Security with progressive, personal savings accounts. Participating are Grover Norquist, president, Americans for Tax Reform; Peter Ferrara, George Mason University; others. Location: Loew's L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Marquette Room, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW.

SENIORS GROUPS-SOCIAL SECURITY _ 11 a.m. An ad hoc coalition of advocacy groups representing seniors, women, people with disabilities, minorities and organized labor hold a press conference featuring Americans who rely on Social Security and would be financially hurt by the partial privatization of the program. Participating groups include the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, the Institute for America's Future, the National Urban League, and Justice For All. Location: Loew's L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Montcalm Room, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW.

CSE-SOCIAL SECURITY _ 11:30 a.m. Citizens for a Sound Economy holds a rally in support the President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security. Location: 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW.

HERITAGE FOUNDATION-SOCIAL SECURITY _ 11:15 a.m. Heritage Foundation holds a briefing to release new data showing how wealth holdings in low- and moderate-income households would improve under a Social Security system using personal retirement accounts. Location: Degas Room, at the hotel.

MOYNIHAN, PARSONS-SOCIAL SECURITY _ Noon. Presidential Social Security Commission co-chairs former Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan and AOL Time Warner COO Richard Parsons hold a media availability. Location: Quorum Room, L'Enfant Plaza Hotel.

SOCIAL SECURITY COMMISSION _ 1-4 p.m. The President's Commission to Strengthen Social Security holds a meeting focusing on the historical experience of administering portable personal accounts, hearing testimony from Roger Mehle, Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board, and James Wolf of the Teachers Insurance and Annuity Association-College Retirement Equities Fund. Co-chairs former Democratic Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, D-N.Y., and AOL Time Warner Chief Operating Officer Richard Parsons take questions from the media. Location: Loew's L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, Grand Ballroom, 480 L'Enfant Plaza, SW.

LATINO VOTERS _ 9:30-11 a.m. The Center for Immigration Studies hosts a panel discussion "Impossible Dream or Distant Reality?: Republican Efforts to Attract Latino Voters." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets, 13th Floor.

OMB-BUDGET _ 10 a.m. The Office of Management and Budget holds a news briefing to release the Mid-Session Budget Review. Location: room 450, Old EOB.

BUDGET SURPLUS _ 3 p.m. Rep. John Spratt, D-S.C., ranking member of the House Budget Committee, holds a news conference on the latest budget surplus projections by the White House Office of Management and Budget. Location: House Radio-TV Studio, H-321 Capitol.