SENATE Meets at 8:30 a.m. Committees: Armed Services -- 2 p.m. Open (may close). The situation in the Persian Gulf region. Defense Secretary Richard Cheney; Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Colin Powell. 216 Hart Office Building. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs -- 10 a.m. Open. Oversight hearing on the General Accounting Office annual audit of the Bank Insurance Fund. 538 Dirksen Office Building. Finance -- 10 a.m. Open. Nominations of Jerome Powell to be Treasury assistant secretary and Steven Kelmar to be HHS assistant secretary. 215 DOB. Judiciary -- 9:30 a.m. Open. Antitrust, monopolies and business rights subc. Bluebonnet Savings and Loan investigation. 226 DOB. Judiciary -- 2:15 p.m. Open. Nominations of Joel Dubina to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the 11th Circuit; W. Lee Rawls, J. Michael Luttig and Robert Mueller to be assistant attorneys general; and Charles DeWitt to be director of the National Inst. of Justice. 226 DOB. Indian Affairs -- 9:30 a.m. Open. Joint hearing with House Interior & Insular Affairs Committee on HR4117, which would provide for divestiture of certain properties of San Carlos Indian irrigation project in Ariz. 485 ROB.

HOUSE Meets at noon Committees: Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs -- 10:30 a.m. Open. Policy research & insurance subc. Earthquake insurance & hazard mitigation. 2222 Rayburn House Office Building. Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs -- 10 a.m. Open. Mark-up the Defense Production Act amends. & the Defense Economic Adjustment, Diversification, Conversion & Stabilization Act. 2128 RHOB. Banking, Finance and Urban Affairs -- 2 p.m. Open. Policy research & insurance subc. Mark-up HR2840, Coastal Barrier Improvement Act. 2222 RHOB. Energy and Commerce -- 10 a.m. Open. Energy and power subc. jointly with pub. works subc. on surface transportation. Legis. to improve navigational safety. 2167 RHOB. Energy and Commerce -- 10 a.m. Open. Health and environ. subc. Mark-up on the Tobacco Control & Health Protection Act. 2322 RHOB. Foreign Affairs -- 10:30 a.m. Open. Mark-up legis. on the Internat'l. Narcotics Control Act. 2172 RHOB. Government Operations -- 9:30 a.m. Open. Govt. info., jus. & agri. subc. HR5450, Computer Matching & Privacy Protection amendment of 1990. 2247 RHOB. Interior and Insular Affairs -- 9 a.m. Open. Water & power res. subc. Strategies for energy independence. 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Interior and Insular Affairs -- 9:30 a.m. Open. Natl. parks & pub. lands subc. Mark-up Shenandoah Valley Civil War Sites Study Act. 2359A RHOB. Merchant Marine and Fisheries -- 10 a.m. Open. Fish. & wildlife conser. & environ. subc. Mark-up the Fish & Wildlife Conservation Act. 1334 LHOB. Post Office and Civil Service -- 10:30 a.m. Open. Census & population subc. Status of census coverage evaluation operation. 311 Cannon House Office Building. Rules -- 11 a.m. Open. Nat'l. defense auth. Act. H-313 Capitol. Science, Space and Technology -- 9:30 a.m. Open. Sci. res. & tech. subc. Status of machine translation technology. 2318 RHOB. Select-Aging -- 9:30 a.m. Open. Human serv. subc. Older Americans Act. 2237 RHOB.