- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 18, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Immigration report 10:30 a.m. The Center for Immigration Studies holds a discussion of a report, "Without Coverage: Immigration's Impact on the Size and Growth of the Population Lacking Health Insurance." Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/466-8185.

Federal budget surplus 2 p.m. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, the Urban Institute and the Concord Coalition hold a briefing on the current budget-surplus estimates. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/408-1080.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

No schedule available

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the Consumer Price Index for June 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the climate change in the United States. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

10 a.m. Finance's taxation and IRS oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on federal income tax issues relating to proposals to lower dependency on foreign oil. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.

9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on prescription drug costs. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the national security implications of granting permanent normal trade relations status to China. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour, and at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on legislation dealing with the Internet. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Commerce's oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Medicaid Provider Enrollment: Assessing State Efforts to Prevent Fraud." Location: 2322 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 General Accounting Office. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

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

1 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on the use of mercury in medicine. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. Science's space and aeronautics subcommittee holds a hearing on "Financing Commercial Space Ventures." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conservative student conference all day The Young America's Foundation hosts its 22nd annual National Conservative Student Conference. Speakers include Suzanne Fields, syndicated columnist; Janet Parshall, host of "Janet Parshall's America"; and Christina Hoff Sommers, author of "The War Against Boys." Location: Mary Graydon Building, American University. Contact: 800/292-9231.

Contract Services Association of America meeting all day The Contract Services Association of America holds its midyear meeting. Location: Ritz-Carlton in Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 202/347-0600.

Oceans forum 8 a.m. The "Oceans for the New Millennium: Developing and Implementing Ocean Policy" forum is held. Congressional Oceans Caucus members participate. Jean-Michel Cousteau, Ocean Futures, and Bob Ballard, Institute for Exploration, deliver keynote speeches. Location: Cannon Caucus Room, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: Laura Humphrey, 202/225-4276.

Media diversity discussion 8:30 a.m. The Commerce Department hosts a roundtable discussion, "Media Diversity: Minority Owners Conquering New Frontiers," on minority media ownership and the effect of the 1996 Telecommunications Act for broadcast media owners, financiers, policy-makers and the academic community. Location: Polaris Suite, Concourse Level, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-7002 or 202/482-0019.

Consumer privacy discussion 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion on "Consumer Privacy on the Internet: Government Controls or Self-Regulation?" Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Mental health report briefing 9:30 a.m. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration and the Center for Mental Health Services conduct a briefing on their report, "Expenditures for Mental Health, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment, 1997," in the July/August 2000 Health Affairs journal. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/443-5052.

Center for Science in the Public Interest news conference 10 a.m. The Center for Science in the Public Interest holds a news conference to announce complaints being filed about more than 40 "functional foods," such as cereals, fruit drinks and snack food, that contain ingredients not considered safe by the Food and Drug Administration. Location: Room C-326, Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/332-9110, Ext. 370.

Retirement Savings Education Campaign anniversary celebration 10 a.m. The Labor Department hosts a ceremony to celebrate the fifth anniversary of its Retirement Savings Education Campaign and announce new retirement savings education initiatives, including a new Web site on retirement planning issues for small businesses. Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman, Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, and Aida Alvarez, Small Business Administration chief, participate. Location: Auditorium, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/219-8921.

Wal-Mart imports news conference 10 a.m. Representatives from the United Food and Commercial Workers Union, the Federation of Trade Unions in Burma, and the National Coalition Government of the Union of Burma participate in a news conference to discuss new revelations concerning Wal-Mart goods imported from Burma. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/728-4797.

Mideast peace process poll briefing 10:30 a.m. The Arab-American Institute holds a briefing to release a new poll of more than 1,000 likely voters on their views of the Mideast peace process. Location: Suite 601, 1600 K St. NW. Contact: 202/429-9210.

"Hearts N'Parks" program kickoff 11 a.m. Surgeon General David Satcher helps to launch the national "Hearts N'Parks" program, a community-based initiative that teaches people of all ages how to incorporate heart-healthy eating and physical activity into their lives. Olympic skater Michael Weiss participates. Location: Thomas Jefferson Community Center, 3501 S. Second St., Arlington. Contact: 301/496-4236 or 703/228-3314.

Seeds of Peace event 12:30 p.m. Seeds of Peace holds an event to present 170 Arab, Israeli, Turkish, Greek and American graduates of its Summer 2000 International Camp for Conflict Resolution.

Highlights 12:30 p.m. State Department briefing on the Middle East peace process

1 p.m. J. Brady Anderson, U.S. Agency for International Development administrator, greetings.

Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 301/654-2041.

Nader speech 12:30 p.m. Ralph Nader, Green Party candidate for president, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon program, discussing third-party presidential candidacy and the importance of third-party access to the presidential debates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7468.

Priests for Life news conference 1:30 p.m. Priests for Life holds a news conference to launch "Campaign for Life," to highlight the abortion issue during the 2000 elections. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/683-5004.

Book forum 4 p.m. The Cato Institute presents a book forum on "What Price Fame?" The participants include Tyler Cowen, author and economics professor at George Mason University, and James P. Pinkerton, Newsday columnist. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Awards ceremony 8 p.m. The American Medical Association presents the 12th annual Dr. Nathan Davis Awards for Outstanding Government Service promoting the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-7447.

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