- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 14, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Nuclear secrets 10:15 a.m. The Senate Select Intelligence Committee and the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hold a hearing to examine the circumstances surrounding missing classified information at the Energy Department's Los Alamos nuclear weapons laboratory. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson and John Browne, Los Alamos National Laboratory director, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700 and 202/224-4971.

International prosecution 3:30 p.m. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing, "The International Criminal Court: Protecting American Servicemen and Officials from the Threat of International Prosecution." Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

2:35 p.m. Holds a prescription drug event, Rose Garden of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

1:15 p.m. Holds a discussion on health care, Mercy Hospital, 746 Jefferson Ave., Scranton, Pa.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

SENATE

Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee meets to discuss "Accounting for Goodwill." Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
10 a.m. Judiciary, antitrust, business rights, and competition subcommittee holds a hearing on "Airline Competition in the Wake of the Proposed United Airlines/US Airways Merger." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Meets 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 Institutions Committee holds a hearing on the Medical Financial Privacy Protection Act. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m. Budget Committee, task force on health holds a hearing on "Medicare's Regulatory Burden on Providers, Part II." Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
10 a.m. Commerce, health and environment subcommittee holds a hearing on "Prescription Drugs: Modernizing Medicare for the 21st Century." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on "The Treatment of Religious Minorities in Western Europe." Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on airline competition. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
10 a.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing to examine the difficulties facing small businesses in providing health care services to rural areas. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
11 a.m. Resources Committee holds a hearing on legislation to amend the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act to clarify the process of allotments to Alaskan natives who are veterans, and for other purposes. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
2 p.m. Budget Committee, task force on education and training holds a hearing on "Smothering Education Reform: How Washington Stifles Innovation." Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
2 p.m. Government Reform, government management, information and technology subcommittee holds hearing on "Implementation of e-FOIA." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Energy forum all day The United States Energy Association and Johnson Controls Inc. sponsor the 11th Annual Energy Efficiency Forum, "Challenges for the Next Administration." Sen. Frank H. Murkowski, Alaska Republican, speaks on behalf of Texas Gov. George W. Bush at 8:30 a.m. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson speaks at 12:30 p.m. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/828-6339 or 202/586-5806.
Argentine economy forum 8 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a forum featuring a discussion of Argentina's efforts to create a business climate that promotes economic growth and investment and the outlook for the Argentine economy. The participants include: Argentine President Fernando de la Rua and Minister of Economy Jose Luis Machinea. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Cities and the presidential election forum 8:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds an issues forum titled "Cities and the Presidential Election." Mayor Anthony Williams participates in a panel discussion at 9:15 a.m. Jerry Brown, mayor of Oakland, Calif., and former governor of California, delivers a keynote address at 11:15 a.m. Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.
U.S. Committee for Refugees news conference 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Committee for Refugees holds a news conference to release the 2000 World Refugee Survey. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/347-3507.
National Ski Areas Association news conference 9 a.m. The National Ski Areas Association holds a news conference to release "The Environmental Charter for Ski Areas." Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/824-1765.
Amnesty International news conference 10 a.m. Amnesty International holds a news conference to release human rights statistics and challenge the presidential candidates to sign a 10-point ethical foreign policy pledge. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/544-0200, Ext. 302.
Gore foreign policy discussion 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on "How Would Al Gore Govern in Foreign Policy?" The participants include Leon Furth, assistant to the vice president for national security affairs; Dale Bumpers, former U.S. senator; E.J. Dionne, The Washington Post; and David Brooks, the Weekly Standard. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.
Council on American-Islamic Relations reception 10 a.m. The Council on American-Islamic Relations hosts a reception to open the new Leadership Training Facility. Location: 453 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/488-8787 or 202/489-5108.
Sudan conference 10:30 a.m. The Claremont Institute hosts a conference on "Sudan: What Should America Do?" The speakers include Nina Shea, Freedom House; Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; and Rep. Ed Royce, California Republican. Location: Room 3, Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/265-9010.
Census briefing 11 a.m. Kenneth Prewitt, Census Bureau director, holds a news briefing to discuss Census 2000 operations. Location: Capitol Ballroom, JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/457-3691.
Cuba news conference 11 a.m. A delegation of Cuban-American leaders, headed by the Cuban American National Foundation, holds a news conference to introduce a television ad supporting U.S. policy toward Cuba. Location: Salons J and K, JW Marriott Hotel, 14th and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/265-2822.
Graham briefing noon The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund holds a news briefing to issue a public appeal to consider evidence that could prove the innocence of Texas death-row inmate Gary Graham. Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/833-9771.
Business summit noon The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds its "Nation's Business Summit."
Highlights noon Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge, keynote address; and Burvin Pugh, Mass Mutual Financial Group senior vice president, Blue Chip Enterprise Awards.
Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.
Argentina forum 12:15 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a forum on "Argentina: Economic Reforms, Relations With Neighbors: United States Challenges and Opportunities." The speaker is Argentine President Fernando de la Rua. Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.
Wreath-laying ceremony 3:30 p.m. The Defense Department holds a wreath-laying ceremony to honor and remember Korean War veterans. The participants include Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Henry Shelton; Bud Selig, Major League Baseball commissioner; and Jerry Coleman, former New York Yankee and Korean War veteran. Location: Tomb of the Unknowns, Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 703/697-5737.
Awards dinner 6 p.m. The Consumer Federation of America holds its 30th Annual Consumer Awards Dinner. Location: Capitol Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/387-6121.
Awards ceremony 7 p.m. The National Building Museum holds its 2000 Wireless Samaritan Awards ceremony to honor people whose use of a wireless phone resulted in a safer community, prevented a crime or facilitated a timely rescue. Location: 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/736-3203.

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