SENATE Meets at 11 a.m. Committees: Armed Services -- 2:30 p.m. Closed. Military rank of Lt. Gen. Colin L. Powell, national security adviser. 222 Russell Office Building. Armed Services -- 3 p.m. Open. Business meeting to consider pending nominations. 222 ROB. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs -- 10 a.m. Open. Securities subc. Insider Trading Proscription Act of 1987, and related proposals. 538 Dirksen Office Building. Commerce, Science and Transportation -- 10 a.m. Open. Nomination of Melvin Peterson as NOAA chief scientist. 253 ROB. Energy and Natural Resources -- 9:30 a.m. Open. Nomination of Chandler L. Van Orman to be admnr. of the Economic Regulatory Admin., DOE. 366 DOB. Energy and Natural Resources -- 2 p.m. Open. Water and power subc. Water projects in S.D. 366 DOB. Environment and Public Works -- 2 p.m. Open. Nomination hrngs. on Linda J. Fischer to be asst. admin. for policy, planning and evaluation, EPA, and Marvin T. Runyon to board of dirs., TVA. 406 DOB. Foreign Relations -- 3 p.m. Open. Hrngs. on U.S.-Japan nuclear cooperation agreement. 419 DOB. Governmental Affairs -- 10 a.m. Open. Reauth. Nat'l. Historical Publications and Records Commission. 342 DOB. Judiciary -- 9:30 a.m. Open. Nomination of Anthony M. Kennedy to be an assoc. justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. 325 ROB. Democratic Policy -- Noon. Closed. Luncheon meeting. S-207 Capitol. Republican Policy -- 12:30 p.m. Closed. Luncheon meeting. S-211 Cap.

HOUSE Meets at noon. Committees: Agriculture -- 9:30 a.m. Open. Dept. oper., res. and foreign agri. subc. jointly with forests, fam. farms and energy subc. Hrng. on the use of crops for industrial and commercial products. 1302 Longworth House Office Building. Armed Services -- 10 a.m. Closed. Procure and mil. nuclear systems subc. Meeting on the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Energy and Commerce -- 10 a.m. Open. Full comte. Mark up Asbestos Info. Act, Rail Safety Improvement Act, Independ. Safety Board Act. 2123 RHOB. Foreign Affairs -- 2 p.m. Open. Intl. econ. pol. and trade subc. jointly with Western Hemisphere aff. subc. Hrng. on U.S. economic embargo against Nicaragua and humanitarian exports. 2172 RHOB. Foreign Affairs -- 2:30 p.m. Open. Arms control, intl. security and sci. subc. jointly with Europe and Mideast subc. Hrng. on U.S. policy in the Persian Gulf. 2255 RHOB. Government Operations -- 9:30 a.m. Open. Human res. and intergovt'l. relations subc. Hrng. on Medicare HMOs. 2247 RHOB. Government Operations -- 9:30 a.m. Open. Environ., energy and nat. res. subc. Hrng. on EPA's prog. to ensure proper closure of hazardous waste sites. 2154 RHOB. Government Operations -- 10 a.m. Open. Govt. activities and transport subc. Hrng. on DOD's on-site child care for uniform and civilian personnel. 2203 RHOB. Interior and Insular Affairs -- 10:30 a.m. Open. Water and power res. subc. Hrng. on Lyman-Jones, W. River and Oglala Sioux rural water systems, S.D. 1324 LHOB. Small Business -- 10 a.m. Open. SBA and the genl. economy subc. Hrng. on capital ownership small business investment companies. 2359A RHOB. Standards of Conduct -- 1 p.m. Closed. Full comte. Meeting on pending business. HT-2M Cap. Conferees -- 8 a.m. Open. Farm credit. 1300 LHOB.