- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 11, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Polls discussion 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a panel discussion on "Politics and Polls: Who's Spinning Whom?" Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/223-2477.

House chaplain reception 5:30 p.m. The Republican National Committee hosts a Mass and reception for the Rev. Daniel Coughlin, the House's first Catholic chaplain. Location: St. Peter's Church, Second and C streets SE. Contact: 202/863-8550.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

11:30 a.m. Participates in the Responsible Gun Safety Act of 2000 bill-signing ceremony, State Capitol, Annapolis.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

8:05 a.m. Participates in the school day, Avondale Elementary School, Columbus, Ohio.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

SENATE

No schedule available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations' Interior subcommittee holds a hearing on the president's proposed budget request for fiscal 2001 for the Energy Department. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the effects of permanent, normalized trade relations with China on the U.S. economy, and on China's membership in the World Trade Organization. Commerce Secretary William Daley testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

10 a.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on "Funerals and Burials: Protecting Consumers from Bad Practices." Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3932.

10 a.m. Appropriations, foreign operations subcommittee holds a hearing on funding for global health. Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and Gro Brundtlan, director of the General World Health Organization, testify. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

10 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on electric utility bills. James Hoecker, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman, testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the implications of permanent MFN for U.S. policy toward China. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 9:30 a.m. for morning hour, and at 11 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, aviation subcommittee holds hearing on issues arising out of the Egypt Air Crash. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Appropriations' Commerce, Justice, State and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on U.N. peacekeeping. Richard Holbrooke, U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, testifies. Location: Capitol, Room H-309. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Small Business' government programs subcommittee holds hearing on the use of electronic commerce in contract procurement. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

10 a.m. Ways and Means Committee holds hearing on fundamental tax reform. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

2 p.m. Appropriations' foreign operations, export financing and related programs subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Agency for International Development (AID). J. Brady Anderson, AID administrator, testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. Education and the Workforce Committee marks up the Education Opportunities to Protect and Invest in Our Nation's Students Act, the IDEA Full Funding Act of 2000, and the Tribal College Amendment to the Higher Education Act. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. Resources' forests and forest health subcommittee holds a hearing on "Integration of Eco-region Assessments in Forest Service Plans." Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

2 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvement Act of 1999. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

3 p.m. Ways and Means, Social Security subcommittee holds a hearing on efforts to inform the public about Social Security. Kenneth Apfel, Social Security Administration commissioner, testifies. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Data conference all day The Transportation Department hosts a "Safety in Numbers" data conference. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater speaks at noon. Location: Salon II, Arlington Ballroom, Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/366-5694.

Skills summit 7:30 a.m. The Labor Department holds a National Skills Summit. The keynote speaker is Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve chairman. Labor Secretary Alexis Herman participates. Location: Armour J. Blackburn University Center, Howard University, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/693-4650.

Glickman speech 9 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman addresses the Millennium National 4-H Conference. Location: Jefferson Auditorium, Agriculture Department, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Flat tax news conference 9 a.m. Americans for Fair Taxation holds a news conference in support of a flat tax in conjunction with a House Ways and Means Committee hearing on the flat tax on the same day. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 112.

American Association of University Professors news conference 9:30 a.m. The American Association of University Professors holds a news conference to release its annual faculty salary and compensation report. Location: Fifth Floor, 1012 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/737-5900, Ext. 3011.

Safe Streets and Neighborhoods Act news conference 10:30 a.m. Rep. Bill McCollum, Florida Republican, holds a news conference on "Project Exile: The Safe Streets and Neighborhoods Act of 2000." Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-2176.

Prescription drugs news conference 11:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to announce budget committee approval of a special reserve fund for prescription drugs. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-8667, 202/224-5244 or 202/224-8329.

Education Department news conference noon The Education Department holds a news conference to release the 21st annual report to Congress on the condition of America's special education system. Judith Heumann, assistant education secretary for special education and rehabilitative services, participates. Location: Room 3006, 330 C St. SW. Contact: 202/401-2310.

Kennedy speech noon The American League of Lobbyists hosts a speech by Rep. Patrick Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat. Location: National Democratic Club, 30 Ivy St. SE. Contact: 703/960-3011.

Trade discussion noon The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a discussion on "After Seattle: The Future of International Trade." The speaker is U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Internet discussion 12:30 p.m. Jerry Yang, founder of Yahoo.com, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing the future of the Internet. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Science and technology policy colloquium 2 p.m. The American Association for the Advancement of Science holds its 25th Anniversary Colloquium on Science and Technology Policy, "Science and Technology at the Millennium: Retrospect and Prospect." The speakers include Neal Lane, assistant to the President for science and technology, and director of the Office of Science and Technology Policy, and Rita Colwell, National Science Foundation director. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/326-6431.

Elementary and Secondary Education Act hearing 2:15 p.m. The Senate New Democratic Coalition holds a hearing to discuss new ideas for reforming the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0414 or 202/224-4598.

Internet taxes legislation news conference 2:45 p.m. Sens. Judd Gregg, New Hampshire Republican, and Herb Kohl, Wisconsin Democrat, hold a news conference to announce legislation regarding Internet taxes. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-3324 or 202/224-5653.

Awards ceremony 7 p.m. The National Immigration Forum holds its first "Keepers of the American Dream" awards dinner. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/544-0004, Ext. 14.

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