- The Washington Times - Thursday, April 6, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

William Wallace Award 10:45 a.m. The American Scottish Foundation presents its "William Wallace Award" for efforts on behalf of Scottish-Americans to Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican. Location: Capitol, Lower West Terrace. Contact: 202/224-3849.

Heritage discussion noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on the implementation of the Government Performance and Results Act. The speaker is Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

3 p.m. Issues a call to action for corporate diversity, Presidential Hall, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on interstate shipments of state-inspected meat and poultry. Location: 328-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

9:30 a.m. Appropriations VA, HUD and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Veterans Affairs Department. VA Secretary Togo West testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on procedures for the granting of security clearances at the Defense Department. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. Foreign Relations international policy, export and trade promotion subcommittee and East Asian and Pacific affairs subcommittee hold a hearing on the effects of China's membership in the World Trade Organization on the U.S. high-technology sector. Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Eizenstat testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up judicial nominations, the Pain Relief Promotion Act of 1999, the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvements Act of 1976, and legislation recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Korean War. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10:30 a.m. Appropriations foreign operations subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for international financial institutions. Treasury Secretary Laurence Summers testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

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 on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). James Lee Witt, FEMA director, testifies. Location: Capitol, Room H-143. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Appropriations Commerce, Justice, State and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Census Bureau. Kenneth Prewitt, bureau director, testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Commerce telecommunications, trade and consumer protection subcommittee receives the report of the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce and holds a hearing on the Wireless Telecommunications Sourcing and Privacy Act. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Resources national parks and public lands subcommittee and the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee's aviation subcommittee hold a hearing on legislation to help ensure general aviation aircraft access to federal land and to the airspace over that land. Location: 1324 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761 or 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee holds a hearing on the 2000 Social Security Trustees' annual report. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

1 p.m. Judiciary crime subcommittee holds a hearing on the Safe Streets and Neighborhoods Act of 2000. Virginia Gov. James S. Gilmore III testifies. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

2 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure oversight, investigations and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing on "Preparedness Against Terrorist Attacks Involving Weapons of Mass Destruction." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

China arms discussion 8 a.m. The Council on Foreign Relations holds a panel discussion on "Arms Race or Arms Control: China and the Nuclear Future." Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/434-9537.

Lupus Foundation of America events 9 a.m. The Lupus Foundation of America holds a breakfast rally featuring actress Mary McDonough, a lupus sufferer, and a Capitol Hill luncheon to urge Congress to appropriate additional funding for research. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 301/670-9222, Ext. 17.

Bunche symposium 9 a.m. The James MacGregor Burns Academy of Leadership and the African American Leadership Institute holds a symposium on Ralph Bunche, the first black American to win the Nobel Peace Prize. Location: Multipurpose room, Nyumburu Cultural Center, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-7938.

Cancer news conference 9:30 a.m. The Health and Human Services Department holds a news conference on the launch of a major initiative to address the burden of cancer within certain populations in the United States. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/496-6641.

Aviation accidents conference 9:30 a.m. The Aviation Safety Alliance holds a conference on "Media Coverage of Aviation Accidents: Lessons Learned." The luncheon speaker is James Hall, National Transportation Safety Board chairman. Location: Pan American Room, Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/626-4117.

Census news conference 10 a.m. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, hold a news conference on the census. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery, Contact: 202/225-0600.

U.S. Public Interest Group news conference 10:15 a.m. The U.S. Public Interest Group holds a news conference to release a report on economic losses due to extreme weather in the 1990s. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/546-9707.

Stop All Frequent Errors in Medicare and Medicaid Act news conference 11 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on the SAFE bill or Stop All Frequent Errors in Medicare and Medicaid Act of 2000. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-3932 or 202/224-0384.

Tobacco bill news conference noon Reps. Greg Ganske, Iowa Republican, and John D. Dingell, Michigan Democrat, hold a news conference to announce the introduction of a bill on the regulation of tobacco. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-4426.

Africa policy discussion noon The Woman's National Democratic Club hosts a luncheon speech by Susan Rice, assistant secretary of state for African affairs, who discusses "United States Africa Policy: Clinton Administration Accomplishments." Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

"The Corner" screening 12:15 p.m. Home Box Office presents a screening of an episode of its new miniseries "The Corner," followed by a panel discussion on the film. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/362-1800.

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