- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 13, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Anthrax vaccine hearing 10 a.m. Senate Armed Services Committee holds hearings to examine the Defense Department's anthrax vaccine immunization program. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

Cuban children 2 p.m. House International Relations Committee's international operations and human rights subcommittee holds a hearing on the rights of children in Cuba and whether Elian Gonzalez should be returned to Cuba. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

11:30 a.m. Addresses the American Society of Newspaper Editors, Main Ballroom, JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

7:10 a.m. Participates in the school day, Marie G. Davis Middle School, Charlotte, N.C.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on advance retail sales for March. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases Producer Price Indexes for March. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations VA, HUD and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for NASA. Daniel Goldin, NASA administrator, testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education subcommittee holds a hearing on a report from the National Reading Panel. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing to address the regulatory and structural environment for the changing securities markets. Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Board chairman, testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10:30 a.m. Appropriations foreign operations subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 foreign operations budget. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
2 p.m. Judiciary immigration subcommittee holds a hearing on the Mother Teresa Religious Worker Act. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds hearings on the Natural Disaster Protection and Insurance Act. Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Stuart Eizenstat testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee marks up pending legislation, including a bill to implement The Hague convention for protection of children. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations foreign operations, export financing and related programs subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for foreign operations. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Commerce health and the environment subcommittee marks up the Children's Health Research and Prevention Amendments of 1999. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Science technology subcommittee holds a hearing on wireless Internet technologies. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
10:30 a.m. Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on tax reform, focusing on legislation to create a national sales tax. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
11 a.m. Resources fisheries, wildlife and oceans subcommittee holds a hearing on the Shark Finning Prohibition Act. Location: 1334 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
1:30 p.m. Judiciary immigration and claims subcommittee holds a hearing on the Justice for Victims of Terrorism Act. Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Global economy conference all day American University holds a conference on "Global Challenges and Global Institutions" featuring panel discussions on the futures of the International Monetary fund, the World Bank, the World Trade Organization and policy content in a post-Asia crisis world economy. Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5951.
Health ethics forum all day Health Ethics Trust holds a forum for health care professionals on best practices in ethics and compliance. The speakers include: Reps. John Shadegg, Arizona Republican, and James C. Greenwood, Pennsylvania Republican; and Nancy-Ann Min DeParle, administrator of the Health Care Finance Administration. Location: Madison Hotel, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/484-2776.
Science and technology colloquium 7:45 a.m. The American Association for the Advancement of Science concludes its 25th Anniversary Colloquium on Science and Technology Policy. The luncheon speaker is Energy Secretary Bill Richardson. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/326-6431.
Lithuania discussion 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Unstable Parties in a Transitional Political Environment." The speaker is Laima Andrikiene, member of Lithuanian Seimas (parliament). Location: Fourth Floor, Conference Room A, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
World Bank-International Monetary Fund news conference 9 a.m. The World Bank and International Monetary Fund hold a news conference.
11:30 a.m. Release of "World Development Indicators 2000."
Location: Room B-702, 700 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/473-1796, 202/473-6313 or 202/473-2243.
Democracy discussion 9:30 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a panel discussion on "Renewing Democracy." Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
League of Conservation Voters news conference 10 a.m. The League of Conservation Voters holds a news conference to announce on its effort to inform voters of the environmental positions of federal candidates. Location: Douglas Room, Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-8683.
Jefferson commemoriation 10 a.m. The Competitive Enterprise Institute's Center for Private Conservation commemorates the 257th birthday of Thomas Jefferson and discusses Jefferson's conservation initiative, the Virginia Natural Bridge. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/331-1010.
Citizens for a Sound Economy rally 10:30 a.m. Citizens for a Sound Economy holds a rally in support of the "Date Certain Tax Code Replacement Act," calling for the sunset of the Internal Revenue Service tax code. Location: House Triangle. Contact: 202/942-7623.
Ag-Earth Partnership news conference 11 a.m. The Ag-Earth Partnership holds a news conference to announce a multifaceted celebration of environmental stewardship in American agriculture in advance of Earth Day. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman participates. Location: The Mall, North of the Agriculture Department. Contact: 703/502-8980 or 703/780-0880.
National Reading Panel briefing 11 a.m. The National Reading Panel holds a briefing to present its findings on the status of reading instruction to Congress. Location: Capitol, Room H-144. Contact: 202/667-0901.
Exhibition 1:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers presents an exhibition highlighting the ways manufacturers are capitalizing on economic growth and technology to reduce waste and emissions, recycle materials and improve the environment. Location: Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/637-3089 or 202/637-3109.
Educational accountability discussion noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "Can Congress Make the Grade? Academic Achievement Through Educational Accountability." Sen. Judd Gregg, New Hampshire Republican, participates Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.
Neas speech noon The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a discussion on "Challenges to the American Way." The speaker is Ralph Neas, CEO of People for the American Way. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
Trade discussion 12:30 p.m. Michael Moore, director general of the World Trade Organization, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "United States Leadership in Advancing International Trade." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Pollution news conference 1 p.m. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group holds a news conference to release its report "Lethal Legacy: The Dirty Truth About the Nation's Most Polluting Power Plants." Location: Capitol, East Front Lawn, Senate Side. Contact: 202/546-9707 or 202/887-1715.
Leo the dinosaur visit 1:30 p.m. The School for Arts in Learning, the WVSA Arts Connection, and Clark Construction sponsor a visit by Leo the photogenic 15-foot ceramic dinosaur to a D.C. child living with cancer. Location: 4332 Chesapeake Ave. NW. Contact: 202/261-0209.
China discussion 3 p.m. The Cato Institute holds a panel discussion on "Connecting China and the World: The Importance of Permanent Normal Trade Relations to China's Internet Development." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Justice lecture 5 p.m. Georgetown University holds a lecture on "Public Information About Justice: The Trial of Jesus Christ." The speaker is Geoffrey Hazard, University of Pennsylvania Law School. Location: Auditorium, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-6766.

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