- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 28, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Cold War archives conference 2:30 p.m. The Library of Congress and the Defense Department hold a conference on "Cold War Archives in the Decade of Openness," Walter B. Slocombe, defense undersecretary for policy, delivers a keynote address. Location: Dining Room A, sixth floor, James Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202-707-0022.

Book forum 6 p.m. The Cato Institute sponsors a book forum featuring author Jim Powell, Cato Institute senior fellow, discussing his book "The Triumph of Liberty A 2,000-Year History, Told Through the Lives of Freedom's Greatest Champions." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202-789-5229.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

1:30 p.m. Holds news conference, East Room of the White House.

2:30 p.m. Delivers remarks and greets the Year 2000 National Presidential Scholars, Pavilion, South Lawn of the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

Travels to Columbus, Ohio, for an issues forum and Empowerment Zone conference.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases an advance report on durable goods manufacturers' shipments and orders for May 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions. No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

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 airline customer service. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee marks up pending legislation, including an Everglades restoration bill. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

10 a.m. Finance Committee marks up marriage tax penalty relief as the first of two revenue reconciliation bills. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to explore the historical, legal, and practical issues surrounding the plight of the former POWs. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

11 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee marks up pending legislation, including a bill to provide for international debt forgiveness and the strengthening of anti-corruption measures and accountability at international financial institutions. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on "Solutions to Competitive Programs in the Oil Industry: Part 3." Wisconsin Gov. Tommy G. Thompson and Illinois Gov. George Ryan testify. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the national missile defense program. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. Commerce Committee holds a hearing on "Summer Energy Concerns for the American Consumer." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

11 a.m. Resources Committee marks up pending legislation, including a bill to amend the Organic Act of Guam to provide restitution to the people of Guam who suffered atrocities during the occupation of Guam in World War II. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

1 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on the response of the federal government to rising oil prices. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. Armed Services Committee marks up a resolution on a sense of the House on the security situation involving the missing computer hard drives at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

2 p.m. Commerce's oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on "Weaknesses in Classified Information Security Controls at DOE's Nuclear Weapon Laboratories." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

GENERAL AGENDA

Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine news conference 9 a.m. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine holds a news conference to release a report showing the Environmental Protection Agency already has extensive data on chemicals slated for "Voluntary Children's Chemical Evaluation Program" testing so there is no need for endless cruel and inaccurate animal tests. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/686-2210, Ext. 309.

Fireworks news conference 10 a.m. The Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a news conference to demonstrate the dangers associated with sparklers and illegal fireworks. Location: Washington Monument grounds, adjacent to the Sylvan Theater. Contact: 301/504-0580.

Conservatives meetings 10:45 a.m. Gary Bauer, American Values president, hosts a series of meetings with Laura Schlessinger and leading Republican and conservative lawmakers.

Highlights 10:45 a.m. Meeting with Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, Capitol, Room H-107.

11:30 a.m. Meeting with Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, Capitol, Room S-230.

Noon Luncheon hosted by Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, Capitol, Senators Dining Room.

1:15 p.m. Meeting with Rep. Dick Armey, Texas Republican, Capitol, Room H-327A.

2 p.m. Meeting with Conservative Action Team, Capitol, Room H-236.

2:30 p.m. Meeting with Mr. DeLay, Capitol, Room 107. Contact: 703/671-9700.

Children's Research Protection Act news conference 11 a.m. Sens. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, and Mike DeWine, Ohio Republican, sponsor a news conference on the introduction of the Children's Research Protection Act. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio-TV Gallery Studio. Contact: 202/224-0346 or 202/224-2315.

Medicare reform bill news conference 11 a.m. Sens. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat, and Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, sponsor a news conference to discuss the introduction of a new Medicare reform bill, which, sponsors say, would provide universal, affordable prescription drug coverage for America's seniors. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/224-5401 or 202/224-4623.

Credit scores news conference 11 a.m. Rep. Christopher B. Cannon, Utah Republican, and representatives from the National Association of Realtors and on-line lender E-Loan hold a news conference to call for legislation to give consumers full access to their credit scores. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5629.

Internet partnership news conference noon The National Press Club hosts a Newsmaker news conference on a new Internet partnership to draw attention to the issue of congressional voting representation for the District of Columbia. The participants include Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, Democrat; Joe Sternlieb, DC Vote; and Josh King, Speakout.com. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/872-8683 or 202/777-3173.

Study release noon Rep. Bud Shuster, Pennsylvania Republican, holds a news conference to release a study that details the benefits of investment by the Appalachian Regional Commission. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/884-7771 or 202/225-2431.

School privatization discussion 12:30 p.m. Christopher Whittle, Edison Schools president, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "School Privatization." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Awards ceremony 12:30 p.m. The John E. Moss Foundation holds an awards ceremony to present the first annual John E. Moss Public Service Award to Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican. Location: Capitol, Room S-115. Contact: 202/296-2426.

Institute of Medicine report briefing 2 p.m. Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, hosts a briefing on an Institute of Medicine report titled: "Calling the Shots," which states that America's immunization program is at risk because of unstable federal funding. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4131.

Gas tax legislation news conference 2 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on legislation to suspend the federal gas tax to provide a break from high gas prices. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-8849, 202/224-8583, or 202/224-9767.

D.C. Bar meeting 7:30 p.m. The D.C. Bar Association holds its annual meeting and awards program. Attorney General Janet Reno receives one of the D.C. Bar's top pro bono awards on behalf of Justice Department lawyers who staff the D.C. Bar Law Firm Pro Bono Clinic. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/737-4700, Ext. 201.

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