- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 13, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Gene patents 9:30 a.m. The House Judiciary courts and intellectual property subcommittee holds a hearing, "Gene Patents and Other Genomic Inventions." Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

"Filegate" evidentiary hearing 10 a.m. U.S. District Judge Royce Lambert conducts a Judiciary Watch E-mail evidentiary hearing in the "Filegate" lawsuit. White House whistle-blowers Sheryl Hall and Betty Lambuth are scheduled to testify. Location: Courtroom 21, U.S. District Court, Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10:35 a.m. Addresses the NAACP Convention at the Baltimore Convention Center.

2 p.m. Participates in a Congressional Gold Medal ceremony for the Rev. Theodore Hesburgh in the Capitol Rotunda.

VICE PRESIDENT Al GORE

Travels to Green Bay, Wis., for a campaign rally with Bill Bradley, former Democratic candidate for president, and Saginaw, Mich.

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.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Competitive Market Supervision Act and bills awarding Congressional Gold Medals to Pope John Paul II and former President Ronald Reagan and his wife, Nancy Reagan. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

2 p.m. Appropriations' energy and water development subcommittee marks up the fiscal 2001 energy and water appropriations bill. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

2 p.m. Governmental Affairs' international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee holds its annual postal oversight hearing. William Henderson, postmaster general, testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Armed Services' military personnel subcommittee holds a hearing on Defense Department management of the anthrax vaccine immunization program. Deputy Defense Secretary Rudy de Leon testifies. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. Government Reform's government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on the Construction Quality Assurance Act of 2000. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Judiciary's crime subcommittee holds a hearings on the Probation Officers' Protection Act of 2000 and the Child Sex Crimes Wiretapping Act of 1999, and the U.S. Marshals Service. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Resources' national parks and public lands subcommittee holds a hearing on pending legislation, including the National Historic Lighthouse Preservation Act of 2000. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Small Business' tax, finance, and exports subcommittee holds a hearing on the impact of banning snowmobiles inside national parks on small business. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

10:30 a.m. Science's technology subcommittee holds a hearing on the Morella Commission report titled "Recommendations to Attract More Women and Minorities into Science, Engineering, and Technology." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

1 p.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up the Comprehensive Retirement Security and Pension Reform Act, followed by a markup to consider the annual trade waiver for China. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

2 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marks up the Water Resources Development Act of 2000. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

First Amendment discussion 8:30 a.m. The Freedom Forum's Newseum sponsors a discussion of "State of the First Amendment 2000," the third annual survey by the First Amendment Center of public attitudes about the First Amendment. Location: Rooftop Conference Center, Freedom Forum World Center, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-2887.

Science commission briefing 9:30 a.m. The Commission on the Advancement of Women and Minorities in Science, Engineering and Technology holds a news briefing to release recommendations calling for a national effort to recruit, train and retain women, minorities and persons with disabilities. Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, participates. Location: 2325 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5341.

U.S. Public Interest Research Group news conference 9:30 a.m. The U.S. Public Interest Research Group holds a news conference to release a study on "Dangers of Diesel" that analyzes the new emissions standards for diesel trucks and buses. Location: Freedom Plaza, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/546-9707.

Rogue states briefing 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution hosts a briefing on a recent State Department report on rogue states and a book titled "Honey and Vinegar: Incentives, Sanctions and Foreign Policy." Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Prescription drugs news conference 10 a.m. Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, hosts a news conference on prescription drugs. Location: Capitol, House triangle. Contact: 202/225-5107.

Report card release 10 a.m. The National Abortion and Reproductive Rights Action League holds a news conference to release its report card on the 20 leading Republican and Democratic vice-presidential hopefuls. Location: Suite 700, 1156 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/973-3032.

Thomas speech 12:30 p.m. Helen Thomas, former White House reporter, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Presidents Who Have Known Me." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Alzheimer's briefing 2 p.m. The Alzheimer's Disease and Related Disorders Association sponsors a briefing for the Bipartisan Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease on research breakthroughs in prevention, delayed onset, and cures of the disease. Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 703/276-2772.

Natural Gas and Renewable Energy Alliance news conference 2 p.m. The Business Council for Sustainable Energy holds a news conference to announce the formation of the Natural Gas and Renewable Energy Alliance. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson participates. Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/785-0507.

Freedom lecture 5:30 p.m. The Cato Institute sponsors a lecture on "The Case for Freedom When No One Else Seems to Want It." The speaker is Charles Murray, Bradley Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/218-4611.

Poster contest ceremony 6 p.m. The American Academy of Family Physicians and Rep. Jerry Moran, Kansas Republican, co-host a ceremony to present the academy's "The Tar Wars Program" annual poster contest national winner and runners-up. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/232-9033.

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