- The Washington Times - Wednesday, April 5, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Kick Butts Day 9:30 a.m. Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids commemorates National Kick Butts Day with a program. The participants include Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala; Darrell Green, Washington Redskins player; and Muriel Page, Washington Mystics player. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/296-5469.

Wine sales discussion 11:30 a.m. The Cato Institute holds a panel discussion on "Kids, Wine and the Commerce Clause" about state laws that prohibit the sale of out-of-state wines. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Hosts the White House Conference on the New Economy, East Room of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

10:25 a.m. Addresses plenary session of the AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Department's national legislative conference, Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW.

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 Interior Department. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt testifies. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
9:30 a.m. Judiciary administrative oversight and the courts subcommittee holds a hearing on the handling of the investigation of Los Alamos laboratory scientist Peter Lee. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
9:30 a.m. Rules and Administration Committee holds a hearing on campaign reform, focusing on political parties in America. Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6352.
2 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on legacies of the Holocaust. Elie Wiesel, Boston University professor, and Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Eizenstat testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations VA, HUD and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing of fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Veterans Affairs Department. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. Appropriations Commerce, Justice, State and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the U.S. Trade Representative's Office. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky testifies. Location: Capitol, Room H-309. Contact: 202/225-2771.
10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on the prospects for free elections in Haiti. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
11 a.m. Resources Committee marks up pending legislation, including a bill to authorize the Disabled Veterans' LIFE Memorial Foundation to establish a memorial in the District of Columbia. Location: 1324 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
11:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure water resources and environment subcommittee marks up pending legislation, including the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvements Act. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
1:30 p.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up the Taxpayer Bill of Rights 2000. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
2 p.m. Government Reform census subcommittee holds a hearing on mailing response rates and other operations of the 2000 census. Kenneth Prewitt, Census Bureau director, testifies. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

American Association of Dental Schools conference 7 a.m. The American Association of Dental Schools holds its 77th annual session and exposition.
Highlight 8 a.m. Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Republican, and Rep. John Edward Porter, Illinois Republican, participate in a briefing to discuss the future of federal funding for research and education.
Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/667-9433.
Gulf war syndrome briefing 10 a.m. The Surface Report and the Desert Storm Justice Foundation hold a congressional briefing on Gulf war syndrome. A news conference will be held at noon. Location: Capitol, Room H-327 (briefing) and National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW (news conference). Contact: 202/898-8000.
EMILY's List news conference 10 a.m. EMILY's List holds a news conference to release its second national poll of female voters of the 2000 election, "EMILY's List Women's Monitor." Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/326-1456.
Sierra Club news conference 10:15 a.m. The Sierra Club holds a news conference on protection of California's giant sequoia forests. Location: House Triangle. Contact: 202/675-7903.
American Social Security Protection and Debt Repayment Act news conference 10:30 a.m. The Council for Government Reform and Colorado Republicans Sen. Wayne Allard and Rep. Bob Schaffer hold a news conference to support paying down the national debt and introduce the House version of the American Social Security Protection and Debt Repayment Act. Location: Senate Swamp. Contact: 703/243-7400.
Health Industry Manufacturers Association news conference 10:30 a.m. The Health Industry Manufacturers Association holds a news conference to release survey data on Americans' perceptions of access to breakthrough medical technology. Location: Congressional Hall of Honor, Reserve Officers Association, One Constitution Ave. NE. Contact: 202/434-7243.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration news conference 10:45 a.m. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration holds a news conference to give a status report on the merger of the military and civilian satellite programs. Location: Room 1412, Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/457-5005.
American Home Ownership and Economic Opportunity Act news conference 11 a.m. Republican Reps. Rick A. Lazio of New York, Jim Leach of Iowa and J.C. Watts Jr. of Oklahoma hold a news conference on the Lazio-Leach American Home Ownership and Economic Opportunity Act. Location: Construction site, 3631 Minnesota Ave. SE. Contact: 202/225-6634.
Childhelp USA luncheon 11:30 a.m. Childhelp USA holds a "National Day of Hope" luncheon in conjunction with National Child Abuse Prevention Month. Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and Cheryl Ladd, actress and Childhelp USA ambassador, participate. Location: 121 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 480/922-8212, Ext. 105.
Telephone tax news conference 11:30 a.m. The Repeal the Tax on Talking Coalition holds a news conference to call for the repeal of the federal telephone excise tax. Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/429-4018.
Taiwanese election discussion noon American University's School of International Service holds a discussion on the implications of the Taiwanese election. Location: School of International Service lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.
Small speech 12:30 p.m. Lawrence Small, secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, addresses a National Press Club newsmaker luncheon, discussing plans for the Smithsonian Institution in the 21st century. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Barcelona discussion 1 p.m. Joan Clos I Mathew, mayor of Barcelona, Spain, discusses the city. Location: Room 550, Bunn Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328. Note: Reservations required.
American Association of Health Plans ads news conference 1 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to call upon the American Association of Health Plans to halt its current advertising campaign. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/225-3661.
Citizens Against Government Waste news conference 1:30 p.m. Citizens Against Government Waste holds a news conference to release its "2000 Congressional Pig Book," which profiles "pork barrel" spending projects. Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, participates. Location: Executive Conference Room, second floor, 650 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/467-5300.
Budget meeting 2 p.m. Senate Democratic leaders meet with Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala, Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater, Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Carol M. Browner and other officials on the impact of the Republican budget on health, education, law enforcement, environment and transportation. Location: Capitol, Room S-224. Contact: 202/224-2939.
AIDS epidemic briefing 4 p.m. The Congressional Caucus for Women's Issues, the Congressional Black Caucus, and Women's Policy Inc. hold a news briefing on the HIV/ AIDS epidemic in Africa. Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5341.
British-American Business Association dinner 7 p.m. The British-American Business Association hosts a black-tie dinner to support the Magna Carta Building at Salisbury Cathedral. Actor Michael Caine participates. Location: The Capital Hilton, 16 and K streets NW. Contact: 202/293-0010.
Horowitz speech 7 p.m. New Media News Corp. holds a benefit to raise funds for the Center for the Study of Popular Culture and discussion on strategy for Republican members of Congress for their 2000 election campaigns. The speaker is David Horowitz, Center for the Study of Popular Culture president. Location: Atrium Ballroom, Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/739-5920.
Prayer discussion 7:30 p.m. The Washington National Cathedral holds a discussion, "Personal Prayer in a Complex World." The speaker is Sister Joan Chittister, Benedictine nun. Location: Washington National Cathedral, Wisconsin and Massachusetts Avenues NW. Contact: 202/537-2198.
Fund-raiser 8 p.m. The Georgetown University Law Center holds a basketball game between members of Congress and law school faculty to raise funds for the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless. Location: McDonough Gymnasium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/661-6745.

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