- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 20, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Buchanan news conference 11 a.m. Pat Buchanan, presidential candidate, responds to the Federal Election Commission's ruling on Reform Party participation in the presidential debates. Location: Treasury Room, JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/393-2000.

Marriage lecture noon. The Heritage Foundation presents a lecture on "Making Marriage Matter." The speaker is Oklahoma Gov. Frank Keating. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to Japan for the G-8 Summit

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases report on housing starts and building permits for June 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Commission of Fine Arts holds a meeting to review the World War II Memorial. Location: Interior Department's main auditorium, 18th and C streets NW. Contact: 202/504-2200.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9a.m. Agriculture's Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds hearing to examine the implications of high energy prices on U.S. agriculture. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson testifies. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee marks up the nomination of Norman Mineta to be Commerce secretary and other pending nominations and holds hearing on purchasing airline tickets through the Internet. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the General Accounting Office investigation of the Cerro Grande fire in New Mexico, and on federal agencies' fire policies in general. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Federal Reserve's Monetary Policy Report. Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve chairman, testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Native American Languages Act of 2000. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure's aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on "Portable electronic devices: Do they really pose a safety hazard on aircraft?" Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Appropriations Committee marks up the D.C. Appropriations Bill for fiscal 2001. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Budget's defense and international affairs task force holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 Defense Department budget. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10 a.m. Government Reform's government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on "Seven Years of Government Performance and Results Act: Has the Results Act Provided Results?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Judiciary's immigration and claims subcommittee holds a hearing on the Battered Immigrant Women Protection Act of 1999. Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Resources' national parks and public lands subcommittee holds a hearing on general issues dealing with access to national parks. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Small Business' tax, finance and exports subcommittee holds a hearing on the Dry Cleaning Environmental Tax Credit Act of 1999. Note: A luncheon briefing will be held at noon in 311 Cannon House Office Building. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821 (hearing) and 703/351-5666 or 202/226-2630 (briefing).

10 a.m. Ways and Means' Social Security subcommittee marks up legislation to amend the Social Security Act to enhance privacy protection for individuals. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

1 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on "Has the Justice Department Given Preferential Treatment to the President and Vice President?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Federal Property Campaign Fundraising Reform Act of 2000. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

On-line privacy symposium 8:30 a.m. The National Chamber of Commerce and PIPE9 present a symposium, "Consumer Confidence On Line: The Privacy Debate." The speakers include Sens. Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, and Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat; Rep. W.J. "Billy" Tauzin, Louisiana Republican; and Orson Swindle, Federal Trade Commission. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Trade agenda forum 8:30 a.m. The New America Foundation holds a Congressional Public Affairs Forum on "America's Trade Agenda after the Battle in Seattle: A Forum on WTO and U.S. Trade Law Reform." Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/986-2700, Ext. 335.

AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department convention 9 a.m. The AFL-CIO Transportation Trades Department holds its 10th anniversary convention, "A Bold Voice A Decade of Action." Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater speaks at 3:45 p.m. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 301/983-8274.

Glickman speech 9 a.m. The U.S. Agriculture Export Council hosts an address by Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman. Location: Monet Ballroom, Loews L'Enfant Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza East SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Quadrennial Defense Review conference 9:30 a.m. The Lexington Institute holds a conference on the Quadrennial Defense Review. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/522-5828.

World War II memorial legislation news conference 10 a.m. Former Sen. Bob Dole, Kansas Republican, and members of Congress hold a news conference to promote legislation that would help fund the World War II National Memorial with a semi-postal stamp. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-3072.

Evidentiary hearing 10:30 a.m. The Judicial Watch e-mail evidentiary hearing in the "Filegate" case resumes with U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth presiding. Location: Courtroom 21, Federal Courthouse, Third Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.

"Marriage penalty" tax news conference 11 a.m. Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, hold a news conference on the marriage penalty tax. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/225-0600 or 202/224-3135.

Nuclear stockpile study release 1 p.m. Tri-Valley CAREs holds a news conference to release a new study, "Managing the U.S. Nuclear Weapons Stockpile: A Comparison of Five Strategies." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 925/443-7148.

Livable communities symposium 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum holds a symposium on "Setting the Standard for Creating Livable Communities." Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

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