Washington Agenda-Weekahead

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WEEK AHEAD EVENTS FOR TUESDAY, JULY 30, 2002

Tuesday July 30, 2002

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a policy forum on Federalism Under The Gun: Banning City Lawsuits, Federalizing Gun Crime." President Bush's key crime-fighting program, Project Safe Neighborhoods, puts flesh on the NRA motto "we don't need new gun laws, we need to enforce the gun laws on the books." But it does so by federalizing the prosecution of gun possession crimes ordinarily left to the states.

WHO: The speakers are:

Andrew Hruska, U.S. Department of Justice

Todd Adkins, National Rifle Association

Gene Healy, Cato Institute

Robert A. Levy, Cato Institute.

DATE: July 30, 2002

LOCATION: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled Pilots With Guns: The Last Line of Defense Against Terrorists?

WHO: The speakers are:

John R. Lott, Resident Scholar, American Enterprise Institute

Robert Sproc, Captain, American Airlines and Vice Chairman of Allied Pilots Association

Sen. Bob Smith, R-NH

DATE: July 30, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 5:30 p.m.

EVENT: CENTER FOR STRATEGIC AND INTERNATIONAL STUDIES presents Admiral Thomas H. Collins, commandant of the U.S. Coast Guard, discussing the front line role of the Coast Guard in homeland security. Appointed in May of this year, Admiral Collins will outline how the Coast Guard will integrate their core missions with the evolving challenges of homeland security.

DATE: July 30, 2002

LOCATION: 1800 K Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Mark Schoeff, 202-775-3242

WEB ADDRESS:csis.org

Wednesday July 31, 2002

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CHAMBER OF COMMERCE presents Tom Ridge, Director of Homeland Security, discussing the President's Homeland Security Strategy and its implications for business.

DATE: July 31, 2002

LOCATION: 1615 H Street NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-463-5682

WEB ADDRESS:uschamber.com

TIME: 11 a.m.

EVENT: CATO INSTITUTE holds a policy forum on "Will a New Federal Bureaucracy Make Us More Secure?" President Bush has proposed to create a new cabinet-level Department of Homeland Security. The new department would combine disparate parts of many existing government departments and agencies. Although not included in the proposed consolidation, lawmakers are considering giving the new department authority over parts of the CIA and FBI.

WHO: The speakers are:

Dave McIntyre, ANSER Institute for Homeland Security

Michele Flournoy, Center for Strategic and International Studies

Mac Destler, University of Maryland

Ivan Eland, Cato Institute

DATE: July 31, 2002

LOCATION: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-5229

WEB ADDRESS:cato.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: HERITAGE FOUNDATION holds a program entitled "Florida: The Next Battle Ground for School Choice."

WHO: The speakers are:

Clark Neily, Senior Attorney, Institute for Justice

Daniel Woodring, General Counsel, Florida Department of Education

Jay P. Greene, Ph.D., Senior Fellow, Manhattan Institute

DATE: July 31, 2002

LOCATION: 214 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-675-1752

WEB ADDRESS:heritage.org

TIME: 12 noon

EVENT: NATIONAL ECONOMIST CLUB holds its luncheon program with Richard Clarida, Assistant Secretary for Economic Affairs, Dept. of the Treasury discussing the Administration's economic forecast.

DATE: July 31, 2002

LOCATION: LC, 101 Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 703-739-9404

WEB ADDRESS: national-economists.org

TIME: 12:30 p.m.

EVENT: NATIONAL PRESS CLUB holds its "Luncheon Newsmaker" news program featuring Sen. Max Baucus, D-MT, Chair of the Senate Finance Committee.

DATE: July 31, 2002

LOCATION: National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-662-7500

WEB ADDRESS: npc.press.org

Thursday August 1, 2002

TIME: 10 a.m.

EVENT: SENATE FOREIGN RELATIONS COMMITTEE holds hearings on threats, responses and national security issues related to Iraq.

WHO: Witnesses:

Dr. Phebe Marr, Former Professor, National Defense University

Rahim Francke, Executive Director, Iraq Foundation

Samuel R. Berger, Chairman, Stonebridge International LLC

DATE: August 1, 2002

LOCATION: 450 Dirksen Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-224-4651

TIME: 10:30 a.m.

EVENT: ROBERT WOOD JOHNSON FOUNDATION launches its annual Back-to-School effort with a national news conference releasing new state-by-state data detailing the number of children who are eligible for SCHIP or Medicaid but who remain tragically uninsured.

WHO: The speakers are:

Secretary of Health and Human Services Tommy Thompson

Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-UT

Sen. Edward Kennedy, D-MA

Steven Schroeder, MD, President and CEO, The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Risa Lavizzo-Mourey, MD, MBA, Sr. Vice President and President Designate (term begins January, 2003), The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

Sarah Shuptrine, Director, National Program Office, Covering Kids and Covering Kids & Families

T. Berry Brazelton, MD, pediatrician and nationally known parenting expert

Heidi Murkoff, author of the What to Expect pregnancy and parenting series

Elmer E. Huerta, MD, Founder and President of Prevención, Inc.

DATE: August 1, 2002

LOCATION: 325 Russell Senate Office Building, Washington, DC

CONTACT: Karen Kirchgasser or Aimée Colker, 202-338-8700 or 202-329-5282

WEB ADDRESS: coveringkids.org

TIME: 6:30 p.m.

EVENT: US AIR FORCE BAND presents its Jazz Ensemble the Airman of Note."

DATE: August 1, 2002

LOCATION: National Zoo, 3000 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-767-4310

WEB ADDRESS: bolling.af.mil/band

Friday, August 2, 2002

TIME: 12:15 p.m.

EVENT: ALLIANCE FOR HEALTH REFORM holds a luncheon briefing on " Helping Americans Keep Their Coverage, Or Get It in the First Place, in the Face of Rising Costs."

AGNEDA: After several years of relatively slow growth, health insurance premiums are rising swiftly. Employer premiums in 2001 rose by 11 percent, and surveys project increases for 2002 in the 13-15 percent range. With this kind of growth, private health insurance may become too costly for some employers or individual purchasers. More workers may not be able to afford their share of the premium.

WHO: The speakers are:

Stuart Altman, economist at Brandeis and head of the Council on Health Care Economics and Policy

Richard Kronick, UC-San Diego economist who tracks the connection between costs and the uninsured

Dallas Salisbury, president of the Employee Benefit Research Institute

Ed Howard of the Alliance will moderate the discussion.

DATE: August 2, 2002

LOCATION: Room 325, Russell Senate Office Bldg., Washington, DC

CONTACT: 202-789-2300

WEB ADDRESS: allhealth.org

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