- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 12, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Resources hearing 11 a.m. House Resources Committee holds a hearing on "Compromising our National Security by Restricting Domestic Exploration and Development of our Oil and Gas Resources." Location: 1324 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

AFL-CIO rally noon The AFL-CIO holds a rally against the granting of permanent normal trade relations status to China. Location: Capitol, west side. Contact: 202/637-5093.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

11 a.m. Addresses the Sane Alternatives to the Firearms Epidemic (SAFE) Colorado Rally, Colorado Convention Center, Denver.
1 p.m. Participates in an MSNBC Town Hall meeting, "Up in Arms: What Should Americans Do?" Denver University, Denver.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

9 a.m. Addresses the American Society of Newspaper Editors annual convention, JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

SENATE

Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds hearing on legislation to extend the Internet Tax Freedom Act for five years. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. Judiciary's administrative oversight and the courts subcommittee holds hearing on the handling of the investigation of Peter Lee. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
10 a.m. Appropriations' defense subcommittee holds hearing on fiscal 2001 Defense appropriations, focusing on missile defense programs. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds hearing on "The Wassenaar Arrangement and the Future of Multilateral Export Controls." Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.
11 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee marks up legislation, including a bill to revise and extend the Ryan White CARE Act programs. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

HOUSE

Tentatively meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds hearing on the Meltzer Commission whose recent report identified a variety of serious policy and operational problems regarding the International Monetary Fund and the World Bank. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.
10 a.m. Government Reform's government management, information and technology subcommittee holds hearing on privacy protection. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. Government Reform's national economic growth, natural resources and regulatory affairs subcommittee holds hearing on the results of efforts by the Clinton administration to reduce the federal paperwork burden. Charles Rossotti, Internal Revenue Service commissioner, testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds hearing on United States-European Union relations. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds hearing on antitrust enforcement by the Federal Trade Commission's Bureau of Competition and the Antitrust Division of the Justice Department. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure's water resources and environment subcommittee holds hearing on a bill to amend the Federal Water Pollution Control Act to reauthorize the Great Lakes Program and Great Lakes sediment remediation. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10 a.m. Veterans Affairs' health subcommittee holds hearing on the status of recruitment, retention and compensation of the VA health care work force including nurses, physicians and dentists. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.
10 a.m. Ways and Means Committee holds hearing on fundamental tax reform. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
Noon Select Intelligence Committee holds hearing on the legal authority of the National Security Agency. George J. Tenet, director of Central Intelligence, testifies. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4121.
2 p.m. Appropriations' commerce, justice, state and judiciary subcommittee holds hearing on the Overseas Presence Advisory Panel report. Felix Rohatyn, U.S. ambassador to France, testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

World Bank-International Monetary fund news conference 8:30 a.m. The World Bank and the International Monetary Fund hold a news conference.
Highlights 8:30 a.m. Michael Mussa, economic counselor and director of the International Monetary Fund's Research Department.
11 a.m. James Wolfensohn, World Bank president.
Location: Room B-702, 700 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/473-1796, 202/473-6313 or 202/473-2243.
School violence discussion 8:30 a.m. The Republican Main Street Partnership holds a panel discussion on "Violence in America's Schools Is a National Disgrace: What We Can Do About It." The participants include Bill Brock, former labor secretary; Bob Chase, National Education Association president; Rep. Michael N. Castle, Delaware Republican, who will hold a news conference at 9:30 a.m. to announce poll results concerning anti-school violence measures; and Arlene C. Ackerman, superintendent of D.C. public schools. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE (discussion and news conference). Contact: 703/527-6388 or 202/225-4165.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving news conference 9:30 a.m. Mothers Against Drunk Driving holds a news conference to urge congressional passage of a constitutional amendment for crime victim's rights. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 214/744-6233, Ext. 245.
NAACP news conference 10 a.m. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People holds a news conference to announce the findings from its Cable Industry Report Card. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 410/486-9227.
E-commerce report presentation 10 a.m. The Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce presents its final report to Congress.
Highlights 10 a.m. Ceremony to present its final report to Congress, Capitol, Room H-210.
12:30 p.m. Luncheon featuring a speech by Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/883-9000, Ext. 104 or 703/993-8049.
Teamsters rally 11 a.m. The International Brotherhood of Teamsters holds a rally against permanent normal trade relations for China. Pat Buchanan, presidential candidate, and Harry Wu, Chinese dissident, participate. Location: Senate Park (across Constitution Avenue from the Senate). Contact: 202/624-6877.
Report release 3:30 p.m. Reps. Sherwood Boehlert, New York Republican, and Robert A. Borski, Pennsylvania Democrat, hold a news conference to release a report that outlines the crisis facing the nation's wastewater and drinking water systems. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (rain site: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building). Contact: 202/225-3665 or 202/225-8251.
Opening ceremony 6 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman holds an opening ceremony for the National Agricultural Library's renovated Electronic Information Services Center and Public Reading Room. Location: 10301 Baltimore Ave., Beltsville. Contact: 202/720-4623.
Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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