- The Washington Times - Tuesday, June 27, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

National missile defense symposium 8 a.m. The Cato Institute, the Council for a Livable World Education Fund and the National Defense University Foundation sponsor a symposium on national missile defense. Sens. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, and Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat, participate. Location: Fifth floor, Reserve Officers Association, 101 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/842-0200.

Historical illiteracy news conference 11:30 a.m. Members of Congress and the American Council of Trustees and Alumni hold a news conference to discuss "Losing America's Memory," a report that details the growing historical illiteracy of today's college graduates. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp (Rain location: Capitol, Room EF-100). Contact: 202/224-0414 or 202/224-3401.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Meets with Armenian President Robert Kocharian, White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. National Transportation Safety Board holds a meeting to consider a report on the emergency evacuation of commercial airplanes and a special investigation report on actions to reduce fatalities, injuries and crashes involving the hard-core drinking drivers. Location: Board Room, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/314-6065.

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. for morning business, and at 3 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee considers a resolution to authorize subpoena duces tucem to Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright for documents related to Elian Gonzalez and marks up pending legislation, including the Internet Integrity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2000. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the reuse of single-use or disposable medical devices. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

11:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on pending nominations. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

2 p.m. Judiciary Committee continues a hearing on the 1996 campaign-finance investigations. Attorney General Janet Reno testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

4:15 p.m. Senate/House Conference Committee considers the National Aeronautics and Space Administration Authorization Act of 2000. Location: Capitol, Room SC-5. Contact: 202/225-6371.

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. Agriculture Committee marks up the Commodity Futures Modernization Act of 2000. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

10 a.m. Armed Services military procurement subcommittee holds a hearing on the adequacy of Navy submarine and modernization plans. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. Commerce telecommunications, trade and consumer protection subcommittee marks up the Telecommunications Merger Review Act of 2000. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Government Reform government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing, "Government Compliance with the Nazi Disclosure Act." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Resources national parks and public lands subcommittee marks up pending legislation, including a bill to revise the boundaries of the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, and holds a hearing on pending legislation, including a bill to establish the Oil Region National Heritage Area. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee holds a hearing on the Social Security government pension offset. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

10:45 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on how the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries' policies affect the U.S. economy. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

1 p.m. Ways and Means human resources subcommittee marks up the Child Support Distribution Act of 2000. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

5 p.m. Rules Committee formulates a rule on the Full and Fair Political Activity Disclosure Act of 2000. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Date-rape drug conference all day The National Institute on Drug Abuse's Neuroscience Consortium holds a conference, "All About GHB (gamma-hydroxybutyrate)," focusing on research about the date-rape drug. Location: Plaza II Room, Doubletree Hotel, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/443-6245.

Runway-safety summit 8 a.m. The Federal Aviation Administration hosts a runway safety national summit. The dinner speaker is Jim Hall, National Transportation Safety Board chairman. Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/267-3883.

Prescription-drug-benefit bill discussion 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a policy insiders breakfast featuring Rep. Bill Thomas, California Republican, discussing the prospects for his prescription-drug-benefit bill and the managed health care conference. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

National Council on Disability news conference 10 a.m. The National Council on Disability holds a news conference to highlight the release of its report "Promises to Keep: A Decade of Federal Enforcement of the Americans with Disabilities Act." Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/272-2008.

Defense Department ceremony 10 a.m. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen participates in a ceremony honoring the Fairfax County Urban Search and Rescue Team. Location: Pentagon. Contact: 703/695-0169.

Euro seminar 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a seminar, "The Choice of a Generation: Great Britain and the Euro vs. Sterling Debate." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

Tobacco-cessation guideline release 11 a.m. The Health and Human Services Department holds a news conference to release a new Public Health Service guidelines on tobacco cessation. Surgeon General David Satcher participates. Location: Auditorium, Hubert Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 301/594-6372.

Everglades news conference 11 a.m. Sens. Robert C. Smith, New Hampshire Republican; Bob Graham, Florida Democrat; and Connie Mack, Florida Republican, hold a news conference to announce bipartisan legislation to restore the Everglades and Florida Bay ecosystems. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6168 or 202/224-7999.

Air Transport Association news conference 11:30 a.m. The Air Transport Association holds a news conference to outline efforts to improve customer service over the past six months. Location: 1301 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-4172.

Report release 12:45 p.m. The 21st Century Workforce Commission holds a news conference to release a report analyzing how leadership in regional partnerships of educators, employers, employees, government and community-based organizations can build a foundation of "21st Century Literacy" to meet skilled job demands. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/289-2914.

Capital markets symposium 1 p.m. The William J. Casey Institute of the Center for Security Policy holds a symposium, "Safeguarding America's Capital Markets: A PetroChina Retrospective." Location: Members Room, Thomas Jefferson Building, Library of Congress. Contact: 202/835-9077.

Arizona border activity news conference 2 p.m. The American Friends Service Committee holds a news conference on Arizona border vigilante activity and immigration issues. Citizens from Tucson, Douglas and Bisbee, Ariz., participate. Location: Capitol, Room SC-6. Contact: 202/483-3341.

Cuban American National Foundation news conference 3 p.m. The Cuban American National Foundation holds a news conference to announce an alliance with the Fraternal Order of Police. A new television advertisement exposing Fidel Castro's harboring of U.S. fugitives will be released. Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/265-2822.

Glickman speech 6:30 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman addresses the Food Research and Action Committee's 30th annual benefit dinner. Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

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