- The Washington Times - Tuesday, July 25, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Missile defense testimony 9:30 a.m. Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on the national missile defense program. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

Americans with Disabilities Act commemoration all day The National Council on Disability hosts a commemoration to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act and 25th anniversary of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act. Contact: 202/272-2008.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to Arkansas for a memorial service for a late adviser and friend, Diane Blair.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

6:30 p.m. Hosts reception with Tipper Gore honoring the 10th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, vice president's residence, 34th Street and Massachusetts Avenue NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases a report on existing-home sales for June 2000. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

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 legislation to provide $5 billion in federal grant money to fire departments and fire prevention organizations for personnel and equipment to fight fire. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing on the disposal of low-activity radioactive waste. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the Public Safety Cooperation Act. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Native American Graves Protection and Repatriation Act. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

2 p.m. Finance Committee's Social Security and family policy subcommittee holds a hearing on fatherhood initiatives. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.

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

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

10 a.m. Banking and Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on the conduct of monetary policy. Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Board chairman, testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. Commerce Committee's telecommunications, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on high-definition television. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure's ground transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on short-line rail infrastructure needs. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up the "Railroad Retirement and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2000." Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

1 p.m. Resources Committee's forests and forest health subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation to authorize the Forest Service to convey certain lands in the Lake Tahoe Basin to the Washoe County School District for use as an elementary school site, and on "The Once and Future National Forest Timber Sale Program." Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

2 p.m. Science Committee's energy and environment subcommittee holds a hearing on "Nuclear's Energy Role: Improving U.S. Energy Security and Reducing Emissions." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

GENERAL AGENDA

Report release all day The National League of Cities releases an annual report on the fiscal conditions of cities. Location: 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-3158 or 202/626-3051.

Americans with Disabilities Act commemoration all day The National Council on Disability hosts a commemoration to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and 25th anniversary of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Highlights 10 a.m. Tony Coelho, President's Committee on the Employment of People with Disabilities, emcee, "Honoring the Heroes" tribute to members of Congress, Bush administration and advocates for ADA, Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial, West Potomac Park on Ohio Drive.

10:30 a.m. "Spirit of ADA" relay Torch is taken across Memorial Bridge to FDR Memorial.

Noon Rep. Major R. Owens, New York Democrat, keynote speaker, and Dorothy Height, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights (LCCR) chairwoman, special luncheon to honor the LCCR for its pivotal role in ADA passage, Marriott at Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW.

2:30 p.m. Panel on the future ADA, Gallaudet University, 800 Florida Ave. NE.

6 p.m. Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, receives a torch at the National Council on Independent Living annual conference plenary session, Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2008.

POWs conference 8:05 a.m. The Veterans Affairs Department holds a conference on "Meeting the Needs of Former POWs." Acting Veterans' Affairs Secretary Hershel Gober speaks at 8:05 a.m. Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/273-5700.

Handgun Control news conference 9:30 a.m. Handgun Control holds a news conference to release a survey exploring public attitudes on specific gun issues and how those issues could play a significant role in the 2000 presidential election. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/898-0792.

Voter.com briefing 9:45 a.m. Voter.com holds a news briefing to unveil technology designed to be the central interactive information and communication vehicle during both the Republican and Democratic conventions. Location: Suite G-100, 400 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/347-8100, ext. 230.

Nunn-Wolfowitz Task Force Report discussion 10 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies presents the release of the Nunn-Wolfowitz Task Force Report, which provides a "best practices" export-compliance program and roundtable discussion. Location: Room B1-C, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.

Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act news conference 10 a.m. The American Oceans Campaign holds a news conference to urge final passage of the Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health Act. Michael Newman, "Baywatch" star, participates. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/544-3526, ext. 15.

Electronic commerce news conference 10 a.m. The Treasury Department holds an electronic commerce news conference. Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Eisenstat attends. Location: Bureau of Engraving and Printing, Main Building, Auditorium, 14th and C streets SW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Medicare news conference 11:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to commemorate the 35th anniversary of Medicare and unveil photographs of President Lyndon Johnson signing the Medicare bill in 1965, the Elementary Secondary Education Act in 1964 and the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Location: Capitol, Room HC-9. Contact: 202/226-3210.

Book discussion noon The National Press Club hosts a Newsmaker program featuring Leonard Garment, former counsel to President Nixon, discussing his book "In Search of Deep Throat," regarding the Watergate scandal that led to Mr. Nixon's impeachment proceedings and resignation. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

H1-B visa bill briefing noon The National Association of Manufacturers holds a briefing luncheon on the status of the H1-B visa bill. Rep. Cal Dooley, California Democrat, participates. Location: Manufacturers Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3094.

Education Department news conference noon Members of Congress, including Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, hold a news conference on government waste at the Education Department. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-4000.

Glickman speech 12:30 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman addresses the Agricultural Communicators Congress 2000. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-6710.

Immigration bill news conference 1 p.m. Reps. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Democrat, and John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, hold a news conference on the Democratic omnibus immigration bill. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3816.

Supreme Court discussion 6 p.m. The Independent Women's Forum presents its Speaker Series 2000 on "Supreme Court Decisions and the Culture War: How the Court Weights Law, Comity and Moral Reason." The speakers are Robert Bork, American Enterprise Institute, and Lillian BeVier, University of Virginia Law School. Location: 1319 18th St. NW. Contact: 703/558-4991.

Turner speech 6 p.m. American University's Nuclear History Institute hosts a discussion by retired Adm. Stansfield Turner, former CIA director, on how to reduce the nuclear threat. Location: Bentley Lounge, Gray Hall, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. (Nebraska Avenue entrance). Contact: 202/885-5950.

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