- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 29, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Missile-shield hearing 10 a.m. The Senate Armed Services Committee holds hearings on the report of the National Missile Defense Independent Review Team. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

Disease-transmission hearing 10 a.m. The House International Relations Committee holds a hearing on the spread of malaria, the West Nile virus and other diseases from other nations to the United States. Surgeon General David Satcher testifies. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

9:30 a.m. Addresses the National World War II Memorial Reception, East Room of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the gross domestic product report for the first quarter 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

SENATE

No schedule available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works' fisheries, wildlife and drinking water subcommittee holds a hearing on pending issues in the implementation of the Safe Drinking Water Act. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Violence Against Women Act, and considers a resolution to authorize subpoena duces tucem to Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright for documents related to Elian Gonzalez. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

1 p.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on rising oil prices and the efficiency and effectiveness of the executive branch response. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

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. Resources' fisheries conservation, wildlife and oceans subcommittee marks up the Great Ape Conservation Act of 2000. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

9:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure's aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on cost overruns and delays in the FAA's Wide Area Augmentation System and related radio spectrum issues. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Judiciary's immigration and claims subcommittee marks up the Adopted Orphans Citizenship Act and holds a hearing to evaluate religious worker visa programs. Location: B-352 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Ways and Means' oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on the Internal Revenue Service report to Congress regarding complexity in the administration of the federal tax laws. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

2 p.m. Armed Services' special oversight panel on terrorism holds a hearing on terrorism and threats in Latin America. Location: 2216 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

2 p.m. Education and the Workforce's postsecondary education, training and lifelong learning subcommittee and the House Ways and Means Committee's human resources subcommittee hold a hearing on "Welfare Reform: Assessing the Progress of Work-Related Provisions," focusing on "One-Stop Job Centers." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. Resources' forests and forest health subcommittee holds a hearing on Forest Service performance measures and accountability. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

GENERAL AGENDA

National Right to Life Committee conference all day The National Right to Life Committee Inc. holds its 28th Annual Convention on "Taking a Stand … Making a Difference." Jean Garton, author and co-founder of Lutherans for Life, delivers a keynote speech at 4 p.m. Location: Crystal City Hyatt Regency Hotel, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/626-8826.

League of United Latin American Citizens convention all day The League of United Latin American Citizens holds its 71st Annual National Convention and Exposition: "Building Unity for the New Millennium." The Unity Luncheon speaker is Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/833-6130.

Washington Legal Foundation briefing 8:30 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a media briefing to assess key rulings that affect the free enterprise system and other developments from the Supreme Court's 1999 term. Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

U.S.-Mexican border study discussion 9 a.m. The Center for Equal Opportunity presents a panel discussion on its study, "The Melting Border: Mexico and Mexican Communities in the United States," to be released in conjunction with upcoming Mexican national elections. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/639-0803.

Hunger debate 9 a.m. Rep. Tony P. Hall, Ohio Democrat, hosts a Congressional Hunger Center debate, "Can Biotechnology Help Fight World Hunger?" Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/547-7022, Ext. 14.

Torture discussion 10 a.m. The Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Center for Human Rights holds a panel discussion on torture and how information from the United States can be used to combat it, focusing on the Human Rights Information Act, pending in the House. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/463-7575, Ext. 270.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving news conference 10 a.m. Mothers Against Drunk Driving and Nationwide Insurance hold a news conference to launch a "National Sobriety Checkpoint Week" law enforcement mobilization and education campaign to combat drunken driving. Location: National Mall, Third Street between Jefferson and Madison drives. Contact: 301/652-6016.

Budget discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference on budget and appropriations issues. The speaker is Jacob Lew, director of the Office of Management and Budget. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Mental health briefing noon The Alliance for Health Reform holds a luncheon briefing on "The State of the Nation's Mental Health New Treatments, Old Prejudices, Today's Financing and Future Policies." Surgeon General David Satcher participates. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626.

Business roundtable noon The Telecommunications Advocacy Project convenes a business roundtable to focus on opportunities for minority business in the digital economy. Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, participates. Location: 1116 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/898-0899.

Republican rally 1:30 p.m. Members of Congress hold a GOP Accomplishments Rally. Location: Capitol, East House Front Center Steps (Rain site, 210 Cannon House Office Building). Contact: 202/225-0600.

Pro-life platform news conference 1:30 p.m. American Renewal and the Campaign for Working Families holds a news conference to underscore the importance for the Republican Party of maintaining a pro-life platform. Gary Bauer, Campaign for Working Families, participates. Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 703/671-8800.

Patients' bill of rights briefing 2 p.m. The American Medical Association and Republican members of Congress hold a briefing to discuss the importance of passing a patients' bill of rights this year. Location: Capitol, Swamp, Senate side. Contact: 202/789-4591.

Hunting Heritage Protection Act news conference 2:30 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce the Hunting Heritage Protection Act. Location: 1332 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6577.

Agricultural biotechnology forum 4 p.m. The Economic Strategy Institute presents the release and policy forum on a new study, "The Opportunities and Hazards of Agricultural Biotechnology." Location: Suite 750, 1401 H St. NW. Contact: 202/289-1288.

Terrorism forum 5 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a forum on "Terrorism and Its State Sponsors: Conclusions of the National Commission on Terrorism." R. James Woolsey, former director of the Central Intelligence Agency, participates. Location: Room 511, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Awards ceremony 5 p.m. The Family Research Council holds its fourth annual Court Jester Awards Ceremony. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/393-2100.

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