- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 15, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

U.S.-Cuba policy 1 p.m. The World Policy Institute holds a conference on U.S.-Cuba policy. Thomas Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce president, delivers the keynote address. Location: 1538 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Americans for Tax Reform news conference 1:30 p.m. Americans for Tax Reform releases its Cost of Government Day Report for 2000. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain Location: Capitol, Room H-219). Contact: 202/785-0266.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

9:30 a.m. Participates in a White House Strategy Conference on Hispanic Education.

5:35 p.m. Addresses U.S. Dream Academy students and families and tours on-line learning center for at-risk youth, Mitchell Auditorium, Ferebee Hope Elementary School, 3855 Eighth St. SE.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

9:15 a.m. Federal Reserve Board releases a report on industrial production and capacity utilization for May 2000. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

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 pending nominations and marks up pending legislation, including the Pipeline Safety Improvement Act. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on the goals and specific legislative provisions of the National Energy Security Act of 2000. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up resolutions to authorize subpoenas to White House security chief Charles Easley for documents and materials related to White House e-mail, and Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright for documents related to Cuban refugee Elian Gonzalez. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to examine issues dealing with terrorism, focusing on the report of the National Commission on Terrorism. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

:30 a.m. Judiciary crime subcommittee marks up the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant Act of 2000 and the DNA Analysis Backlog Elimination Act of 2000 and holds a hearing, "The Threat Posed by the Illegal Importation, Trafficking, and Use of Ecstasy and other 'Club' Drugs." Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Government Reform national security, veterans affairs and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the status of cost-reduction efforts by the Air Force in the F-22 aircraft program. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Committee holds a hearing on the proposed United-US Airways merger. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Ways and Means trade subcommittee holds a hearing on U.S.-Vietnam trade relations. Douglas Peterson, U.S. ambassador to Vietnam, testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

11 a.m. Commerce telecommunications, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act of 1999. Michael Bowman, Family Research Council, testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

1 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, "Conflicts of Interest and Vaccine Development Preserving the Integrity of the Process." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

High schools conference all day The Education Department holds a conference, "Reinventing High School: Taking Action." Education Secretary Richard W. Riley delivers the luncheon address. Location: Omni Shoreham, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/401-4389 or 202/955-1250.

Antitrust conference 8:30 a.m. The American Antitrust Institute holds a first-ever national conference on antitrust issues. The participants include Robert Pitofsky, Federal Trade Commission chairman; Attorney General Janet Reno; and Assistant Attorney General Joel Klein. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/299-4499.

Women conference 9 a.m. The Center for International Private Enterprise hosts a conference, "Women: The Emerging Economic Force." J. Brady Anderson, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, delivers a keynote address. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/721-9200.

Taipei-Beijing-Washington relations discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference on Taipei-Beijing-Washington relations. The speaker is Dr. Lin Chong-Pin, chairman of the Mainland Affairs Council of the Republic of China. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Campaign 2000 briefing 9:30 a.m. The Hotline, FreedomChannel.com and the University of Virginia's Center for Governmental Studies hold a briefing on Campaign 2000. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/785-5920.

Kosovo discussion 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club holds a panel discussion on America's continuing participation in Kosovo and the results to date of efforts to bring a stable peace to Kosovo. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Prescription-drug proposal news conference 10:15 a.m. Members of Congress, including Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, hold a news conference to critique the Republican prescription-drug proposal. Location: Capitol, Room H-137. Contact: 202/225-0100 or 202/224-2321.

Common Cause news conference noon Common Cause holds a news conference to release a study detailing spending on lobbying and political donations by tobacco, gun, gambling and alcohol interests. Location: 1250 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/736-5770.

Technological change and American security symposium noon The Brookings Institution and Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, present a symposium on technological change in warfare and new threats to U.S. security. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Hong Kong discussion 12:15 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a discussion, "Hong Kong on the Rebound." The speaker is Donald Tsang, financial secretary of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region. Location: Seventh floor, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-2700, Ext. 335.

Gay rights movement discussion 1 p.m. Americans for Truth about Homosexuality holds a discussion, "The News Media: Adjunct of the Gay Rights Movement?" Don Feder, Boston Herald columnist, participates. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/739-9100.

Los Alamos fires news conference 1:15 p.m. Sens. Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican, and Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat, hold a news conference on compensation for the victims of the Los Alamos fires. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-6621 or 202/224-5521.

Food-sales legislation news conference 3 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on legislation to repeal sanctions on sales of food and medicine to Iran, Libya, Sudan, North Korea and Cuba. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/224-3441 or 202/484-3612.

Russia discussion 3 p.m. The Atlantic Council of the United States hosts a presentation and discussion, "Enterprise Reform in Russia" by economist Harry Broadman of the World Bank. Location: Atlantic Council Conference Room, 910 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/778-4968.

Globalization lecture 6:30 p.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a lecture, "The Great Globalization Debate." The speaker is Anthony Giddens, London School of Economics director. Location: Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2306.

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