- The Washington Times - Friday, April 7, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Environmental summit 9 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Environment and Regulatory Affairs Division holds its "Environmental Summit 2000." Utah Gov. Michael O. Leavitt, National Governors Association chairman, delivers the keynote address. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.Asian economics discussion noon The Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion, "Securing the Sustainability of Asia's Economic Recovery." The speaker is Tadao Chino, Asian Development Bank president. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 212/434-9537.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10:45 a.m. Signs the Senior Citizens' Freedom to Work Act of 2000, Presidential Hall, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building.

1:30 p.m. Makes remarks at a World Health Day ceremony, "Saving Women's Lives, Protecting Women's Health," East Room of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

10:20 a.m. Conducts a Democratic National Committee platform event regarding Medicare and prescription drugs, Old School Square Gymnasium, Del Ray Beach, Fla.

12:45 p.m. Attends a Democratic National Committee luncheon, private residence, Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.

3:50 p.m. Holds a forum on after-school programs, Media Center, Van Buren Middle School, Tampa, Fla.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its report on the employment situation for March 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

3 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases its report on consumer installment credit for February 2000. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

SENATE

Not immediately available. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. No votes after 2 p.m. Contact: Telephone: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing, "The Office of Management and Budget: Is OMB Fulfilling Its Mission?" Jack Lew, director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, "Solutions to Competitive Problems in the Oil Industry." Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Clinton conference all day The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and the Center for the Study of Popular Culture holds a conference, "The Legacy and Future of Hillary Rodham Clinton."

Highlights 9 a.m. Christopher Hitchens, writer, "Is Hillary Clinton Eleanor Roosevelt?"

10:15 a.m. David Brock, author of "The Seduction of Hillary Rodham Clinton"; Eleanor Clift, Newsweek magazine; Dick Morris, former adviser to President Clinton; and Joyce Milton, author of "The First Partner: Hillary Rodham Clinton," on "Hillary Rodham Clinton as First Lady."

12:30 p.m. Jodie Allen, U.S. News and World Report; Andrea Peyser, New York Post; and John Fund, the Wall Street Journal on "Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton?"

2:15 p.m. Betty Friedan, author of "The Feminist Mystique"; Christina Hoff Sommers, American Enterprise Institute; Phyllis Schlafly, Eagle Forum; and Laura Ingraham, NBC News, on "Hillary Rodham Clinton as a Feminist Heroine"

4 p.m. David Horowitz, Center for the Study of Popular Culture, on "Hillary Rodham Clinton and the 'Third Way' "

Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Congressional Black Caucus Health Brain Trust meeting all day The Congressional Black Congress holds its annual spring meeting of the Congressional Black Caucus Health Brain Trust. Surgeon General David Satcher speaks at 1:30 p.m. Location: 325 Russell House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7974.

Women's networking forum 8 a.m. The National Foundation for Women Legislators holds its Women Lawmakers Networking Forum.

Highlights 8 a.m. Women Entrepreneur of the Year Awards breakfast.

10:15 a.m. James Harmon, Export-Import Bank chairman.

10:40 a.m. Veterans Affairs Secretary Togo D. West Jr.

11 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman.

11:30 a.m. Attorney General Janet Reno.

12:15 p.m. Women of Achievement Media Awards.

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/337-3565.

National Bioethics Advisory Commission meeting 8 a.m. The National Bioethics Advisory Commission holds its 39th public meeting. Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant East SW. Contact: 301/652-1558.

Women's forum 8:30 a.m. The Georgetown University Law Center holds its Women's Forum and third annual Alumnae Awards luncheon. The keynote speaker is Beth Nolan, counsel to President Clinton. Location: Room 206, McDonough Hall, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW (forum) and Gewirz Student Center, 120 F St. NW (luncheon). Contact: 202/687-9519.

Eritrea news conference 9 a.m. The Embassy of Eritrea sponsors a news conference on the current conflict between Eritrea and Ethiopia and the prospects for peace. Eritrean President Isaias Afwerki participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/588-7587.

Environmental summit 9 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Environment and Regulatory Affairs Division holds its "Environmental Summit 2000." Utah Gov. Michael O. Leavitt, National Governors Association chairman, delivers the keynote address. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Donation announcement 10 a.m. Sen. Arlen Specter, Pennsylvania Republican, hosts a news conference to announce a $35 million gift for secondary education by a Pennsylvania cable executive. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3490.

New York police probe news conference 10 a.m. Reps. Jerrold Nadler and Rep. Charles Rangel, New York Democrats, hold a news conference to announce action on a new aspect of the Justice Department's investigation into the New York Police Department's practices. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5635.

Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce report news conference 10:30 a.m. The National Association of Counties, the National Governors Association, the National Conference of State Legislatures, and the U.S. Conference of Mayors hold a news conference to announce a broad coalition of state and local officials, retailers, educators and public safety officials who will urge Congress to reject the report submitted by the Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/942-4222, 202/624-5301, 202/624-8667 or 202/293-7330.

Tree-grafting ceremony 11 a.m. American University's School of International Service holds a tree-grafting ceremony to celebrate the 57th anniversary of the gift of cherry trees to American University by South Korean independence leader Syngman Rhee. Korean Ambassador Hong-Koo Lee participates. Location: Quadrangle, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.

Asian economics discussion noon The Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion, "Securing the Sustainability of Asia's Economic Recovery." The speaker is Tadao Chino, Asian Development Bank president. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 212/434-9537.

Hong Kong discussion 12:30 p.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Hong Kong-U.S. Business Council co-host an international forum luncheon featuring Tung Chee Hwa, chief executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Reno speech 12:40 p.m. Attorney General Janet Reno addresses the National Organization for Victims' Assistance. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/616-2771.

National Cherry Blossom Festival gala 6 p.m. The National Cherry Blossom Festival holds its "Official Festival Gala" featuring a sake tasting, the crowning of the National Cherry Blossom Festival queen, samurai sword-fighting scenes and traditional Japanese dancing. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 301/990-0270.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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