- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 8, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Supreme Court term discussion 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion on "The High Court at Mid-Term," which will preview the upcoming key cases that the Supreme Court has left on its argument schedule, review some of the court's rulings this term, and analyze the direction and activity of the Supreme Court. Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Senate hearing on suicide 9:30 a.m. Appropriations' Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education subcommittee holds a hearing on suicide. Surgeon General David Satcher testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

2:15 p.m. Presents the Medal of Honor to Alfred Rascon, East Room of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on productivity and costs for the fourth quarter of 1999. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

SENATE

No schedule 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 American dairy policy. Wisconsin Gov. Tommy Thompson testifies. 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 FY2001 and the Future Years Defense Program." Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and Gen. Henry H. Shelton, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9:30 a.m. Special Aging Committee holds a hearing on Medicare reform legislation. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on "The President's Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Proposal." Education Secretary Richard W. Riley and Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Eizenstat testify. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on "The President's Fiscal Year 2001 Budget Proposal." Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on general foreign policy issues and President Clinton's fiscal 2001 foreign affairs budget request. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for an hour. Legislative business begins at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations' Labor, Health and Human Services and Education subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Health and Human Services Department, Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Banking and Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on the recent increase in bank failures and legislation to strengthen the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.'s special examination authority. Donna Tanoue, Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. chairman, testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on "The President's Budget for FY2001." Jacob Lew, director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

11 a.m. Resources, fisheries conservation, wildlife and oceans subcommittee holds a hearing on the Atlantic Highly Migratory Species Conservation Act of 1999. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

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

1 p.m. Ways and Means, trade subcommittee holds a hearing on the World Trade Organization. Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. trade representative, testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

2 p.m. Government Reform 's Census subcommittee holds a hearing on "Oversight of the 2000 Census: Examining the Status of Key Census 2000 Operations." Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Drug control policies summit all day House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and Pino Arlacchi, United National Office for Drug Control and Crime Prevention, host an international summit to address global drug-control policies: "What are the Trafficking and Treatment Challenges of the 21st Century?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2577.

College drinking meeting 8:30 a.m. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism holds a meeting of its subcommittee on college drinking. Location: Marriott Hotel, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/443-3800.

Child care report release 9:30 a.m. The National Council of Jewish Women holds a news conference to release its new report "Opening a New Window on Child Care," which finds that millions of American families lack affordable, quality child care. Location: Capitol, Mansfield Room, S-207. Contact: 202/667-0901.

Exhibition opening 10 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson House presents the opening of the exhibition "Vive Wilson! An American President in France." Location: 2340 S St. NW. Contact: 202/387-4062, Ext. 11.

Marriage penalty tax news conference 10 a.m. Reps. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat; David E. Bonior, Michigan Democrat; and Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat, hold a news conference on the marriage penalty tax, GOP-sponsored tax cuts, strengthening Social Security and Medicare and paying down the national debt. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Studio. Contact: 202/225-0100.

Public safety services legislation news conference 11 a.m. Congressional Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, holds a news conference to introduce legislation to provide an annual federal contribution to help pay for public safety services provided during political demonstrations and related activities in the District of Columbia. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/225-8050.

Education initiative news conference 11 a.m. Time Warner Cable Inc. and C-Span hold a news conference to announce a new national education initiative. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/626-8797.

Marriage penalty tax news conference 11 a.m. Reps. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, and J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, hold a news conference on the marriage penalty tax and President Clinton's budget proposal. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5107.

Partial-birth abortion case briefing noon The Center for Reproductive Law and Policy holds a briefing on Stenberg vs. Carhart, a partial-birth abortion case pending before the Supreme Court. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/514-5534, Ext. 238.

America Online lawsuit news conference noon Lawyers Kenneth Yates and Fritz Schneider hold a news conference to announce a second class-action lawsuit against America Online for new problems connected with its version 5.0. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/987-7113.

Kennard speech 12:30 p.m. William E. Kennard, Federal Communications Commission chairman, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon on "Hot Links to an Open Society," an assessment of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 four years after its implementation. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Children's Rights Council news conference 1 p.m. The Children's Rights Council holds a news conference to make available its friend-of-the-court brief supporting the Justice Department request for the return of Elian Gonzalez to his father. The speaker is David Levy, Children's Rights Council president. Location: 300 I St. NE. Contact: 202/547-6227.

Chinese armed forces discussion 3:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a panel discussion on "The Chinese Armed Forces in the 21st Century." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5805.

Black history discussion 6 p.m. Georgetown University and the Pan-African Council hold a panel discussion on "African-American History Post 1863, Pre 1960." Location: White Gravenor 301A, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Book discussion 6 p.m. The Embassy of Cambodia hosts a reception and book discussion of "First They Killed My Father." The participants include: Loung Ung, author; Rep. Lane Evans, Illinois Democrat; Sen. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat; and Roland Eng, Ambassador of Cambodia. Location: Cafe Milano, 3251 Prospect St. NW. Contact: 202/822-9318.

Genetic testing discussion 6:30 p.m. The Carnegie Institution holds a discussion on "The Challenge of Human Genetic Testing." Location: 1530 P St. NW. Contact: 202/387-6400.

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