- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 10, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Welfare reform discussion noon The Committee for Economic Development holds a panel discussion on its new report, "Welfare Reform and Beyond: Making Work Work." Rep. Nancy L. Johnson, Connecticut Republican, delivers a luncheon address before the discussion. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/296-5860.

Reagan legacy discussion 4 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on "The Lessons of the '80s and '90s and the Legacy of Reagan in the New Century." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Noon Releases the Economic Report of the President, Oval Office of the White House.

1 p.m. Participates in a briefing to announce the Democratic Families First 2000 legislative agenda for the coming year, Great Hall, Library of Congress.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, national advisory council holds a meeting. Location: Conference Room E1, Natcher Building, National Institutes of Health campus, Bethesda. Contact: 301/443-4375.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing to review the findings of the President's Working Group's Report on "Over the Counter Derivatives Markets and the Commodity Exchange Act." Witnesses include: Treasury Secretary Laurence H. Summers, Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan and Commodity Futures Trading Commission Chairman William Rainier. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on "The Defense Authorization Request for Fiscal Year 2001 and the Future Years Defense Plan." Army Secretary Louis Caldera, Navy Secretary Richard Danzig and Air Force Secretary F. Whitten Peters testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. Appropriations' transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 transportation budget. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater participates. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on "Spectrum Auctions, Technology and the Federal Budget." William Kennard, Federal Communications Commission chairman, testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on the implications of the Seattle meeting on U.S. trade policy and initiates action on a trade agenda. U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky, and Thomas Donohue, president and CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up pending legisltion, including the Civil Asset Forfeiture Reform Act. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10:30 a.m. Appropriations' agriculture, rural development and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 budget for the Agriculture Department. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on general foreign policy issues and the president's fiscal 2001 foreign affairs budget request. Brady Anderson, U.S. Agency for International Development administrator, testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2 p.m. Judiciary's immigration subcommittee holds a hearing on ways to improve border security. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on Russian Intelligence activities directed at the State Department. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. The legislative program includes consideration of the Marriage Penalty Relief Act. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations' Transportation and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 transportation budget. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

9:30 a.m. Ways and Means' health subcommittee holds a hearing on the prevalence and nature of medical errors in the health care system. Proposed strategies to ensure patient safety through the reduction of errors are to be discussed. Location: 1310 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 defense budget. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. Banking and Financial Institutions Committee holds a hearing on Holocaust asset matters. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. Commerce's oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on the re-use of medical devices intended for single use. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Education and the Workforce's early childhood, youth and families subcommittee holds a hearing on 21st Century Community Learning Centers. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

10 a.m. Judiciary's constitution subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation proposing an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to protect the rights of crime victims. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Judiciary's immigration and claims subcommittee holds a hearing on the Secret Evidence Repeal Act of 1999 and the Visa Waiver Pilot Program. Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure's water resources and environment subcommittee holds a hearing on "EPA's Proposed Regulations Regarding Total Maximum Daily Loads, the National Discharge Elimination System, and the Federal Anti-Degradation Policy." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

11 a.m. Resources' national parks and public lands subcommittee holds a hearing on proposed concessions regulations. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

11 a.m. Ways and Means' social security and human resources subcommittees hold hearings to examine Social Security's readiness for the impending wave of baby boomer beneficiaries. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

1:30 p.m. International Relations Committee's Asia and the Pacific subcommittee and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee's East Asian and Pacific affairs subcommittee hold a hearing on the future of East Timor. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021 or 202/224-4651.

1:30 p.m. Judiciary's crime subcommittee holds a hearing on money laundering. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Lincoln Day colloquium all day The Claremont Institute holds its "Fourth Annual Lincoln Day Colloquium and Dinner." The speaker is Peggy Noonan, former White House speechwriter and author. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 909/621-6825.

Urban Institute briefing 8 a.m. The Urban Institute holds its "11th Annual Briefing on the Budget and the Economy." Location: 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/261-5709.

Baltics symposium 8:30 a.m. The Joint Council on Baltic American National Committee holds a symposium on the U.S.-Baltic Charter of Partnership. Deputy Secretary of State Strobe Talbot participates. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: 301/340-1954.

Trans-Atlantic trade issues discussion 8:30 a.m. The Trans-Atlantic Consumer Dialogue holds a panel discussion on trans-Atlantic trade issues, such as genetically engineered food, and post-Seattle consumer protection in international trade bodies. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman participates. Location: Radisson Barcelo Hotel, 2121 P St. NW. Contact: 202/454-5108.

Electronic communications discussion 8:45 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute-Brookings Institution Joint Center for Regulatory Studies hosts a panel discussion on "Electronic Communications Networks and the Future of the Securities Markets." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5848.

Congressional Privacy Caucus news conference 9 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to announce the formation of a bipartisan, bicameral congressional privacy caucus. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6518.

League of Conservation Voters news conference 10 a.m. The League of Conservation Voters holds a news conference to release its "1999 National Environmental Scorecard," which rates every member of Congress on their environmental votes during the first session of the 106th Congress. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-8683.

President's 2000 Economic Report presentation 10 a.m. The Center for National Policy hosts a presentation of the findings of the President's 2000 Economic Report. The speaker is Martin Baily, chairman of the President's Council of Economic Advisers. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/682-1800.

Marriage tax relief bill news conference 11 a.m. Members of Congress, including House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, hold a news conference on the marriage-tax relief bill. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/393-2100.

Secret Evidence Repeal Act news conference 11:30 a.m. The Arab American Institute and the American Civil Liberties Union hold a new conference highlighting the use of secret evidence to incarcerate individuals indefinitely without allowing them to review the evidence against them and to call on Congress to pass the Secret Evidence Repeal Act. Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/429-9210.

Health Benefits Coalition news conference 10:30 a.m. The Health Benefits Coalition holds a news conference to warn against a "Lawyer's Bill of Rights" being included in the "Patients' Bill of Rights," and to release a poll showing that voter support for the expanding health care lawsuits drops once consequences are known. Location: Capitol, Room H-137. Contact: 202/973-2927.

Religious freedom discussion 10:30 a.m. The Institute on Religion and Public Policy and the Institute for Religious Values host a discussion on religious freedom in Pakistan. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/835-8760.

Progressive Policy Institute news conference noon The Progressive Policy Institute holds a news conference to release its new report "Eliminating Racial Profiling: A Third Way Approach." Location: Suite 400, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/547-0001.

D.C. Board of Education reform discussion noon The D.C. Bar Association holds a discussion on "Governance Reform of the D.C. Board of Education." Location: 1250 H St. NW, Level B-1. Contact: 202/626-3463.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association holds a "Heroes in Law" luncheon address. The speaker is Judge Inez Smith Reid, Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/879-7777.

Johnson speech 12:30 p.m. Robert Johnson, CEO of Black Entertainment Television, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Reconnecting the African-American Community." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Association of Flight Attendants news conference 1 p.m. The Association of Flight Attendants holds a news conference to announce the launch of a campaign to urge the Federal Aviation Administration to compel the airline companies to comply with the same health and safety regulations that apply to other industries. Location: Conference Room A, AFL-CIO, 815 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/712-9799, ext. 804.

Congressional Native American Caucus briefing 3 p.m. The Congressional Native American Caucus holds a briefing on the President's Fiscal Year 2001 Native American Initiative. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3611.

Education forum 3:30 p.m. The Education Department and the College Board sponsor a national forum to expand advanced placement opportunities. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/401-3026.

China trade meeting 4 p.m. The Agricultural Coalition for China Trade holds a meeting on what effect passage of normal trade relations with China would mean for agricultural exports. Commerce Secretary William Daley, Agricultural Secretary Dan Glickman and U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky participate. Location: Room 450, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Digital divide news conference 4 p.m. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat, holds a news conference to introduce "Kids 2000," legislation addressing the digital divide. Location: Eastern Boys and Girls Club, 261 17th St. SE. Contact: 202/224-0132.

American Red Cross fundraiser 7 p.m. The American Red Cross National Capital Chapter holds a "Help Is in Fashion" benefit. Jim Vance, WRC-TV 4 News anchorman, and Linda Cropp, D.C. Council chairman, participate. Location: Finland Embassy, 3301 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/728-6416.

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