- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 25, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

State of the union briefing 8:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a "Briefing on the State of the Union." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5889.

Peru discussion 9:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a discussion on Peru's new pro-business measures. The speaker is Alberto Bustamante, prime minister and justice minister of Peru. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

1 p.m. Makes remarks at a Democratic National Committee lunch for the labor community, Atrium Ballroom, Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW.2:30 p.m. Meets with Colombian President Andres Pastrana, Oval Office of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

12:15 p.m. Addresses high school students, Manchester, N.H.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases report on existing home sales for December 1999. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions 3- and 6-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

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Veterans' Affairs Committee and Senate Appropriations Committee's Labor, Health and Human Services and Education subcommittee holds hearing on an Institute of Medicine report on patient safety and Veterans Affairs initiatives on patient safety. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9126 or 202/224-3471.10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds hearing on loan guarantees and rural television service. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.10 a.m. Budget Committee holds hearing on "Evolving Fiscal Challenges." Alan Greenspan, chairman of the board of governors of the Federal Reserve System, testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds hearing on "Reducing Medical Errors: A Look at the Institute of Medicine Report." Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.2:30 p.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions, employment, safety and training subcommittee holds hearing to provide a forum for OSHA to clear up confusion surrounding its "work at home" advisory. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Judiciary, immigration and claims subcommittee holds hearing on "Terrorist Threats to the United States." Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Health conference all day The Health and Human Services Department holds "Partnerships for Health in the New Millennium" conference, focusing on partnerships for health improvements, eliminating health disparities, increasing quality and years of healthy life and harnessing technology for health.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala, Surgeon General David Satcher and the U.S. Women's World Cup soccer team, "Healthy People 2010 Initiative" and "Leading Health Indicators."

10:30 a.m. News briefing, Diplomat Room.

11 a.m. "Congressional Initiatives to Improve Health."

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/205-1842.

Lavedra visit all day The Embassy of Argentina hosts the visit by Argentine Justice Minister Ricardo Gil Lavedra.

Highlight 2 p.m. Meets with Attorney General Janet Reno, Main Justice Building. Contact: 202/238-6417.

Aging conference all day The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a policy conference on global aging, "The Graying of the Industrial World." Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/775-3172.

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

Health Insurance Association of America briefing 8:30 a.m. The Health Insurance Association of America holds a news briefing on its new "Harry and Louise" advertising campaign and the uninsured, patients' rights legislation, and Medicare drug policy. Location: The Monocle, 107 D St. NE. Contact: 202/824-1786.

Budget seminar 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts holds a seminar on "Covering the Budget." Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting 9 a.m. The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds its 68th winter meeting. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/293-7133.

Child care conference 9 a.m. The American Public Human Services Administration holds its conference on "Child Care in the Year 2000." Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant East SW. Contact: 202/682-0100.

Education issues briefing 9:30 a.m. The National Governors Association holds a background briefing on education issues in the states. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/624-5364.

Budget surpluses briefing 10 a.m. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a news briefing on "Budget Surpluses How Big? What Do They Mean?" Location: Stone Room, Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/408-1080.

U.S.-Russian relationship news conference 10 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a news conference to release two studies that provide assessments of the troubled U.S.-Russian relationship and outline guidelines to improve the relationship and prevent its further deterioration. Location: Choate Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2212.

Firefighter Investment and Response Enhancement Act news conference 11 a.m. Members of Congress, the District of Columbia Fire Department and the National Safe Kids Campaign hold a news conference to announce the introduction of the "Firefighter Investment and Response Enhancement Act." Location: Capitol, Room SC-4. Contact: 202/224-2315.

School superintendent of the year news conference 11 a.m. The American Association of School Administrators holds a news conference to announce the national school superintendent of the year. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/875-0736.

Agricultural Coalition for China Trade meeting 11:30 a.m. The Agricultural Coalition for China Trade holds a meeting. The speakers are Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman and Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. trade representative. Location: Room 450, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Individual development accounts news conference 11:45 a.m. Members of Congress and the Corporation for Enterprise Development hold a news conference on "Individual Development Accounts," special savings accounts that provide incentives for working families to save and invest. Location: 708 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/408-9788, 202/224-0414, and 202/224-6324.

Stem cell research briefing noon Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, hosts a briefing on embryonic stem cell research. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/684-8352.

Energy Department briefing 1:45 p.m. The Energy Department holds a news briefing to release three reports summarizing actions taken to strengthen counterintelligence and security programs. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson participates. Location: Secretary's Conference Room, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-5806.

Health insurance legislation briefing 3 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news briefing to unveil legislation to provide health insurance tax credits for the uninsured. Location: Senate Radio and TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-6770, 202/225-6007, 202/224-2136 or 202/224-5401.

Anti-drug and music extravaganza 7 p.m. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds a anti-drug and music extravaganza, "The Global Rock Challenge." Location: Kennedy Performing Arts Center, New Hampshire and Rock Creek Parkway. Contact: 301/443-2188.

Capital punishment discussion 7:30 p.m. American University's School of Communication holds a panel discussion on "Popular Culture and Capital Punishment." Location: Kay Spiritual Life Center, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-2074.

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