- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 1, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Cyber-terrorism hearing 10 a.m. The Senate Judiciary technology, terrorism and government information subcommittee holds a hearing, "Cyber-Attack: The National Protection Plan and its Privacy Implications." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

Gambling legislation 2:15 p.m. Sens. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, and Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, sponsor a news conference to discuss the introduction of legislation that would prohibit all legalized gambling on high school and college sports, as well as wagering on the Olympic Games. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8950 or 202/224-3693.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

12:30 p.m. Meets with the regional commanders in chief, Cabinet Room of the White House.8:45 p.m. Attends the commanders in chief dinner, State Room of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on the value of new construction put in place for December 1999. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee marks up the renomination of Alan Greenspan to serve as chairman of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve, followed by hearing on loan guarantees and rural television service. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on "Federal Spending Priorities: Exercising Oversight." David Walker, comptroller general, testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on medical errors, focusing on understanding adverse drug events. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

HOUSE

Meets at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up the Small Business Liability Reform Act of 1999. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

11 a.m. and 1 p.m. Appropriations Committee's legislative branch subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Joint Economic Committee, the Architect of the Capitol, the Government Printing Office, the Joint Committee on Taxation, the General Accounting Office, and the Capitol Police Board. Location: Capitol, Room H-144. Contact: 202/225-2771.

1 p.m. Rules Committee considers rules for floor debate of the Workplace Goods Job Growth and Competitiveness Act. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

American Hospital Association meeting all day The American Hospital Association concludes its annual meeting.

Highlights 10 a.m. Rally and briefing to launch a campaign for additional relief from the Balanced Budget Act cuts to hospitals, Cannon Caucus Room, 345 Cannon House Office Building.

Noon Institute for Diversity in Health Management Leadership Forum, Capitol, Room SC-5.

Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW, or as noted above. Contact: 202/626-2361 or 202/626-2284.

Republican agenda discussion 7:45 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a discussion on the Republican agenda for the upcoming session of the 106th Congress. The speaker is Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

World Trade Organization discussion 8:30 a.m. Consumers for World Trade holds a discussion on the World Trade Organization. The speaker is Dorothy Dwoskin, assistant U.S. trade representative. Location: The University Club, 1135 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/785-4835.

Book discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Loung Ung discussing her book "First, They Killed My Father A Daughter of Cambodia Remembers," which recounts her experiences as a child in Cambodia under Khmer Rouge rule. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

"Energy Newsmakers" breakfast 9 a.m. The Energy Daily and the United States Energy Association hold an "Energy Newsmakers" breakfast. The speaker is John Derrick Jr., chairman, president and CEO of Potomac Electric Power Company. Location: 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-1555.

Substance abuse treatment issues hearing 9 a.m. The National Advisory Council of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment holds a hearing on major issues in substance abuse treatment. Location: Conference Room F-1 and F-2, Natcher Building, National Institutes of Health Main Campus, Bethesda. Contact: 301/443-5052.

Exhibition opening 10 a.m. The National Archives presents the opening of an exhibition of documents relating to the career of Lt. Henry Ossian Flipper, the first black graduate of the U.S. Military Academy, who was dishonorably discharged after a court-martial on trumped-up charges. Location: Rotunda, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Report release 10 a.m. The National Law Center on Homelessness and Poverty holds a news conference to release a report on the barriers facing homeless children and youth seeking to attend public schools. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, U.S. Conference of Mayors, 1620 I St. NW. Contact: 202/638-2535.

Swearing-in ceremony 11 a.m. The U.S. Marshals Service holds a swearing-in ceremony for John W. Marshall, new director of the U.S. Marshals Service. The participants include Attorney General Janet Reno; Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder; Sen. Charles S. Robb, Virginia Democrat; and Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens. Note: This event was postponed from Jan. 31. Location: Arlington III Ballroom, Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/307-9065.

Aviation safety news conference 11 a.m. Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, holds a news conference on aviation safety and runway near-collisions. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-4491.

Congressional luncheon noon The Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities holds a congressional luncheon. The speaker is Education Secretary Richard W. Riley. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/401-3026.

Gonzalez news conference noon The Children's Rights Council holds a news conference to discuss an amicus brief that asks the federal court and Attorney General Janet Reno to return Elian Gonzalez to his father in Cuba. Location: Suite 401, 300 I St. NE. Contact: 202/547-6227.

Homelessness forum noon The Urban Institute holds a forum on "Homelessness in a Booming Economy: Numbers, Needs, and Services." Location: 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/261-5709 or 202/833-7200.

Veteran's legislation news conference 1 p.m. Rep. Thomas Ewing, Illinois Republican, holds a news conference to announce new veterans legislation. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2371.

Bankruptcy reform bill news conference 1 p.m. Sens. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, and Robert G. Torricelli, New Jersey Democrat, hold a news conference on the bankruptcy reform bill. Location: Capitol, Room S-325. Contact: 202/224-3224 or 202/224-3734.

Y2K conference 1 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies Global Organized Crime Project holds a conference on "Y2K: A Postmortem." The participants include Deputy Defense Secretary John Hamre; Sen. Robert F. Bennett, Utah Republican, Senate Special Committee on Year 2000 chairman; and Arnaud de Borchgrave, director of the Center for Strategic and International Studies' global organized crime project. Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Smithsonian Black History Month 2 p.m. The Smithsonian opens the Smithsonian Black History Month with a performance by Cartier Anthony Williams, tap dancer. Jacqueline Goggin, Association for the Study of African American Life and History, delivers a keynote address. Location: Baird Auditorium, National Museum of Natural History, Constitution Avenue and 10th Street NW. Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 113.

Taiwan discussion 3:15 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on "Taiwan's Foreign and Defense Policy After May 2000." The speaker is Parris Chang, Legislative Yuan, Taiwan. Location: Wohlstetter Conference, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5805.

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