- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 19, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

GOP platform 10 a.m. The American Conservative Union's 2000 Committee for a Conservative Platform holds a news conference to release results of the first poll of delegates to the Republican National Convention. Location: Suite 235, Hall of the States, 400 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 703/836-8602, Ext. 16.

China trade bill 2:30 p.m. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the implications of granting permanent normal trade relations to communist China. Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families chairman, testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to Tokyo for G-8 summit.

SENATE

Not immediately 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 nomination of former Rep. Norman Mineta to be commerce secretary. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
2:30 p.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on activities of the National Indian Gaming Commission. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on military capabilities of the People's Republic of China. Location: 2218 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.
10 a.m. Budget natural resources and environment task force holds a hearing on fire-safety failures of the Park Service. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
10 a.m. Commerce health and environment subcommittee holds a hearing, "Balanced Budget Act '97: A Look at the Current Impact on Providers and Patients." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Government Reform national security, Veterans Affairs and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing to assess the status of the State Department's strategic and performance-planning process. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. Science Committee holds a hearing on the National Science Education Incentive Act. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.
1:30 p.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up pending legislation including the Child Support Distribution Act of 2000. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
2 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee marks up the Motor Carrier Fuel Cost Equity Act of 2000 and the Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2000. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

Contract Services Association of America meeting all day The Contract Services Association of America holds its midyear meeting. Sen. Craig Thomas, Wyoming Republican, speaks at 8:45 a.m. The dinner speaker is commentator Tony Blankley. Location: Ritz-Carlton at Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes St., Arlington. Contact: 202/347-0600.
Women In Government Relations conference 8:30 a.m. Women In Government Relations hosts its annual "Grassroots Conference." Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/971-9205.
Genetically engineered foods news conference 9:30 a.m. Genetically Engineered Food Alert, a coalition of consumer and health advocates, holds a news conference to announce its campaign against genetically engineered foods. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/822-5200.
Standardized testing news conference 9:45 a.m. The Association of American Publishers holds a news conference to discuss a survey showing support among parents for standardized testing. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/262-8220.
Hate Crimes Prevention Act news conference 10 a.m. United Against Hate holds a news conference to announce a Web-based campaign aimed at securing House passage of the Hate Crimes Prevention Act. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F street NW. Contact: 202/466-3311.
Religious liberties laws report release 10 a.m. The Helsinki Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe holds a news briefing to release a report on religious liberties laws and constitutional provisions of 12 countries. Location: 340 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.
Child soldiers discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference, "Children in Conflict: Child Soldiers." The participants include Jean-Claude Legrand and Marjorie Newman-Williams of UNICEF. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
American Petroleum Institute news conference 10 a.m. The American Petroleum Institute holds a news conference to discuss new statistics on supply and demand in the petroleum industry. Location: Room 908, 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8128.
"Latino fairness issues" news conference 10:30 a.m. The National Hispanic Leadership Agenda and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus hold a news conference to discuss "Latino fairness issues," immigration policies under consideration in Congress as part of the H-1B "high-tech workers" legislation. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/223-3915.
Progressive Policy Institute news conference 11 a.m. The Progressive Policy Institute's New Economy Task Force holds a news conference to release "Tools for Growth: A Legislative Agenda for the New Economy." Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/546-0007.
Consumer Product Safety Commission news conference 11:30 a.m. The Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a news conference on sudden infant death syndrome. Location: Unity Healthcare, Upper Cardozo Clinic, 3020 14th St. NW. Contact: 301/504-0580.
Hot dog lunch noon The American Meat Institute (AMI) and the AMI Foundation hold a "Hot Dog Lunch" on Capitol Hill to bring their message to members of Congress and key staffers. Location: Courtyard, Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/841-2400.
"Not dog" lunch noon People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals holds its fourth annual Veggie "Dog" Lunch to promote vegetarianism. Location: Independence Avenue entrance, Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 757/622-7382, Ext. 454.
Glickman speech 12:15 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman addresses the Rotary Club of the District of Columbia. Location: Ballroom, Hotel Washington, 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/720-4623.
WebFest 2000 festival 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club holds its WebFest 2000 festival and display of digital culture and technology. The luncheon speaker is Bob Davis, CEO of Lycos Inc. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Children's Rights Council news conference 12:30 p.m. The Children's Rights Council holds a news conference and reception to recognize seven states for laws and efforts to keep both mothers and fathers in their children's lives. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/547-6227.
Health Care Security for All Americans Act news conference 1 p.m. Sen. Paul Wellstone, Minnesota Democrat, holds a news conference to announce "The Health Care Security for All Americans Act." Location: Capitol, Senate swamp. Contact: 202/224-2025.
National Intelligent Vehicle Initiative meeting 1 p.m. The Transportation Department and the Society of Automotive Engineers hold the first national Intelligent Vehicle Initiative meeting. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater delivers a keynote address. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 724/772-8516.
Web-based Education Commission hearing 1 p.m. The Web-based Education Commission holds a hearing, "The Promise of the Internet to Empower Higher Education Learners." Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/219-7058.
New economy forum 2 p.m. The Senate New Democrat Coalition holds a forum to examine "new economy issues. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4843.
Airline Passenger Fair Treatment Act news conference 2 p.m. Sen. Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, holds a news conference to announce "The Airline Passenger Fair Treatment Act." Location: Capitol, Senate swamp. Contact: 202/224-3542.
National Organization on Disability briefing 2:30 p.m. The National Organization on Disability (NOD) and Sen. Max Cleland, Georgia Democrat, conduct a briefing to release the 2000 NOD/Harris survey findings, "Significant Gaps Persist Between Those with Disabilities and Other Americans." Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/293-5960 or 202/530-4552.
Blacks in Cuba discussion 6:30 p.m. The Capital Press Club holds a discussion, "Blacks in Cuba: What Do You Need to Know?" The participants include Maureen Bunyan, WJLA, Channel 7; Wiley Hall, Baltimore City Paper; Adrienne Washington, The Washington Times; and DeWayne Wickham, USA Today. Location: Cuban Interests Section of the Embassy of Switzerland, 2630 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/333-6181.

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