- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 27, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

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

War on drugs 10 a.m. House Government Reform, criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Decline of Department of Defense Assets in Fight Against Illegal Drugs." Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

9 p.m. Delivers the annual State of the Union address, Capitol, House Chamber.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases an advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for December 1999. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 9 p.m. in joint session with the House to hear President Clinton's State of the Union address. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at noon. At 9 p.m. the House and Senate meet in joint session to hear President Clinton's State of the Union address. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Government Reform, government management, information and technology subcommittee and the House Science Committee's technology subcommittee hold a hearing on "Y2K In Retrospect." John Koskinen of the President's Council on Year 2000 Conversion chairman and Charles Rossotti, Internal Revenue Service commissioner, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074 or 202/225-6371.

10 a.m. Ways and Means, oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on the penalty and interest provisions in the Internal Revenue Code, focusing on a study conducted by the Treasury Department and the Joint Committee on Taxation. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Mayors meeting 7:30 a.m. The United States Conference of Mayors holds its 68th Winter Meeting.

Highlights 7:30 a.m. "Mayors and Business Council Plenary Breakfast."

8:30 a.m. "Opening Press Conference"

9 a.m. "Opening Plenary Session, presentation: A New Agenda for American Cities," Wellington E. Webb, mayor of Denver and United States Conference of Mayors president; Reps. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat; and Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman.

Noon "Public/Private Partnership Awards Luncheon."

2 p.m. "Press Conference."

6 p.m. "The Mayors Arts Gala," Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW.

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/293-7133.

Awards ceremony 8:30 a.m. The National Society of Professional Engineers holds a ceremony for presentation of its Legislative Service Award. Award recipients Reps. Bud Shuster, Pennsylvania Republican, and James L. Oberstar, Minnesota Democrat, discuss congressional reauthorization of the Federal Aviation Administration during the ceremony. Location: Gold Room, Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/684-2815.

2000 elections discussion 8:30 a.m. The Republican Main Street Partnership holds a panel discussion, "Looking Into the Future: The Role of the Presidential Primaries and the Second Session of the Congress on the 2000 Elections." Location: Eisenhower Lounge, Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 703/527-6388.

Hispanic leaders summit 8:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a summit of Hispanic business and community leaders to discuss economic development, education, health care, and the "digital divide."

Highlight noon Energy Secretary Bill Richardson.

Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2939 or 202/225-0100.

Fascism briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing by Michael Shafir, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's senior research specialist, titled "Is There a Fascist Threat in Eastern Europe?" Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions conference 8:30 a.m. The Coalition of Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) holds its fourth national institute, "CDFI Partners: Capital Strategies for Building Healthy Communities." Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers participates. Location: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 215/923-5363.

Peru elections conference 8:45 a.m. The George Washington University Seminar on Andean Culture and Politics and the Washington Office on Latin America hold a conference on "Peace and Democratization in Peru: Advances, Setbacks and Reflections on the 2000 Elections." Location: Third Floor Ballroom, Marvin Center, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-9023.

GOP announcement 10:15 a.m. Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and other GOP leaders hold a news conference to make an announcement. Location: Capitol, Room H-210. Contact: 202/225-0600.

Moody event noon The National Museum of American History holds a program titled "Meet James Moody." The participants include James Moody, saxophonist and flutist, and David Baker, musical director of the Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra. Location: Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3129.

U.S.-Puerto Rico relations discussion noon The National Press Club hosts a Noon Newsmaker conference on U.S.-Puerto Rico relations. The speaker is Sila Calderon, mayor of San Juan, Puerto Rico. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Cuban migration discussion 1 p.m. Georgetown University's Caribbean Project holds a meeting to discuss U.S. policy on Cuban migration. Location: Salon E, Leavey Conference Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Congressional Progressive Caucus address 3:30 p.m. The Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Institute for Policy Studies hold the Third Annual Congressional Progressive Caucus' State of the Union Address. Location: 2253 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/234-9382.

Croatia discussion 7 p.m. Georgetown University holds a discussion featuring Croatian Ambassador Miomir ZuZul. Location: Auditorium, Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-5558.

State of the Union response 9 p.m. (approximate) Sens. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, and Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, deliver the Republican Party's response to President Clinton's State of the Union address. Location: Capitol. Contact: 202/224-5358, 202/224-9229, and 202/224-5401.

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