- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 12, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

'Charitable Choice' discussion noon The Hudson Institute holds a discussion on "Charitable Choice" legislation that would allow faith-based organizations to receive government grants and contracts to provide social services. Location: Suite 300, 1015 18th St. NW. Contact: 202/974-2420.

Rule of law conference all day The Cato Institute holds a conference on "The Rule of Law in the Wake of Clinton." The luncheon speaker is Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

No schedule available.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

9:15 a.m. Addresses the NAACP's 91st National Convention, Baltimore Convention Center.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the arthritis advisory committee. Location: Walker and Whetstone rooms, Gaithersburg Holiday Inn, Two Montgomery Village Avenue, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.

SENATE

No schedule available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee hears testimony on the Defense Department's Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the Family Opportunity Act. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the National Science Foundation. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. Judiciary's technology, terrorism and government information subcommittee holds a hearing on "Identity Theft: How to Protect and Restore your Good Name." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the U.N. policy in Africa. Richard Holbrooke, U.N. ambassador, testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on judicial nominations. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations's District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 D.C. budget. Location: 2362 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Budget's health task force holds a hearing on measuring fraud and payment errors in Medicare and Medicaid. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10 a.m. Commerce's finance and hazardous materials subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation to reauthorize and reform the Commodity Exchange Act. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Government Reform's government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on the Federal Property Asset Management Reform Act and the Federal Asset Management Improvement Act. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Government Reform's national security, Veterans Affairs, and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Hepatitis C: Access, Testing and Treatment in the V.A. Health Care System." Heather French, Miss America 2000, testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on "Global Terrorism: South Asia The New Locus." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. Judiciary's constitution subcommittee holds a hearing on the civil rights division of the Justice Department. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Veterans' Affairs' benefits subcommittee holds a hearing on the 21st Century Employment and Training Act and the Veterans' Right to Know Act. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9164.

11 a.m. Resources Committee holds a hearing on the Interior Department's Office of Insular Affairs. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

2 p.m. Budget Committee's natural resources and the environment task force holds a hearing on "Department of Energy Management Practices." Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

GENERAL AGENDA

Alzheimer's conference all day The National Alzheimer's Association hosts the first World Alzheimer's Congress. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-4830.

Electronic-government conference all day IT Direct presents a conference, "E-Gov 2000: Unleash the Power of Digital Government." Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, speaks at 8:45 a.m. on "Spearheading E-Government through Legislative Leadership." Location: Washington Convention Center, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 703/883-9000.

Science policy briefing 8:30 a.m. The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) holds a media breakfast briefing to release a National Institutes of Health research equipment needs survey results and discuss FASEB's 2000-2001 Science Policy Agenda. Location: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St. NW. Contact: 301/571-7795.

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Broadcasting Freedom: Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty Yesterday and Today." Location: Fourth floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Report release 8:30 a.m. The Nixon Center hosts a briefing to announce the release of a report by the Commission on America's National Interests. Location: Suite 1250, 1615 L St. NW. Contact: 202/887-1000.

Senior housing initiatives briefing 8:30 a.m. Members of Congress host an Assisted Living Federation of America briefing on new affordable senior housing initiatives. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/691-8100, Ext. 208.

EPA conference 9:30 a.m. The Lexington Institute presents a conference titled "EPA: Credible Science, Competent Management." The speakers include Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican; and Reps. Joe Knollenberg, Michigan Republican, and F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican. Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 703/522-5828.

Debt relief news conference 10 a.m. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers and Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, participate in a news conference on debt relief. Location: Capitol, House triangle. Contact: 202-225-4965.

Marriage penalty tax news conference 10:15 a.m. Members of Congress, including House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, hold a news conference on the marriage penalty tax. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-0600.

Science Coalition luncheon 11 a.m. The Science Coalition holds a luncheon to honor members of Congress for continued support of science research at American universities. The speaker is Alfred Berkeley, Nasdaq president. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/393-1010.

Vatican resolution news conference 11:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to highlight House passage of a resolution reaffirming congressional support for protecting the Vatican's continued participation within the United Nations. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3765.

Minority judicial appointments news conference 11:30 a.m. Rep. James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, and members of the Congressional Black Caucus hold a news conference on minority judicial appointments. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-3315.

Medicare anniversary ceremony noon Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala participates in a ceremony celebrating the 35th anniversary of the Medicare program. Location: Great Hall, Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Holocaust survivor interview 1 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents its weekly interview and conversation with a Holocaust survivor. Location: Helena Rubinstein Auditorium, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW. Contact: 202/488-0400.

Phased Retirement Liberalization Act news conference 1:30 p.m. Rep. Earl Pomeroy, North Dakota Democrat, and Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, hold a news conference to discuss the "Phased Retirement Liberalization Act" aimed at facilitating phased retirement programs in the workplace. Location: Capitol, Senate swamp. Contact: 202/225-2611 or 202/224-1308.

Korean democracy forum 3:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center hosts a forum on "The Origins of Korean Democracy." The participants are Jacqueline Pak, Library of Congress, and John Kie-chiang Oh, Catholic University. Location: Fifth floor conference room, Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

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