- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 1, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Taiwan election 2 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a panel discussion on "Taiwan's Wide-Open Election." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th Street NW. Contact: 202/862-5806.

Yeltsin discussion 5 p.m. Georgetown University holds a panel discussion on "The Historic Yeltsin and the Future of Russia." Location: Bunn Inter-Cultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Noon Attends a Democratic National Committee luncheon, Hay-Adams Hotel, 1 Lafayette Square.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

6 p.m. Participates in the Los Angeles Times/CNN Presidential Debate, Chandler Auditorium, fifth floor, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on the value of new construction put in place for January 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SUPREME COURT

Meets at 10 a.m. to release decisions and hear oral arguments:

Docket Number 99-312 Norfolk Southern Railway Co. vs. Shanklin, and Docket Number 98-1991 Public Lands Council vs. Babbitt. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on the agriculture provisions of the U.S.-China trade agreement. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

9:30 a.m. Appropriations Interior subcommittee holds a hearing on the president's proposed budget request for fiscal 2001 for the Indian Health Service. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Appropriations VA, HUD and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency and the Chemical Safety Board. James Lee Witt, FEMA director, testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the defense-authorization request for fiscal 2001 and the Future Years Defense Program. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 Interior Department budget. Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt testifies. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on Cuba's government. Alina Fernandez, daughter of Fidel Castro, testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10:45 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing to examine the war in Chechnya, focusing on Russia's conduct, the humanitarian crisis and U.S. policy. Thomas Dine, Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty president, testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee science, technology, and space subcommittee holds a hearing to examine certain Internet issues for the next generation. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

2:30 p.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the National Association of Public Administrators' report on Bureau of Indian Affairs management reform. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 defense budget overview, and on the president's $2 billion request for supplemental fiscal 2000 funds for Kosovo. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and Gen. Henry H. Shelton, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, testify. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

9:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on the budget request and funding needs of the Federal Aviation Administration. Jane Garvey, FAA administrator, testifies. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, "The Role of Yah Lin 'Charlie' Trie in Illegal Political Fund Raising." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on U.S. policy toward the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Traffic Stops Statistics Study Act of 1999 and the Private Property Rights Implementation Act of 1999. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 budget for the Small Business Administration. Aida Alvarez, SBA administrator, testifies. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

10 a.m. Veterans' Affairs Committee and the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hold a joint hearing on the fiscal 2001 veterans affairs legislative presentation of the Disabled American Veterans. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.

10:30 a.m. Appropriations Commerce, Justice, State and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the State Department. Secretary of State Madeline K. Albright testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce early childhood, youth and families subcommittee holds a hearing, "Building a Nation: The Role of Character Education in America's Schools." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

10:30 a.m. Science technology subcommittee holds a hearing, "Federal Aviation Administration Research and Development FY 2001 Budget Review." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

11 a.m. Resources Committee holds a hearing on legislation to reauthorize the Endangered Species Act. Montana Gov. Marc Racicot and Jamie Clark, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service director, testify. Location: 1324 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

2 p.m. Appropriations Commerce, Justice, State and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Commerce Department. Commerce Secretary William M. Daley testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

Library of Congress-Congressional Research Service conference 9 a.m. The Library of Congress-Congressional Research Service holds a conference, "Informing the Congress and the Nation." Location: Jefferson Building, Library of Congress, Capitol Hill. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Report release 9:30 a.m. The Council for Agricultural Science and Technology holds a news conference to release its new report, "Invasive Plant Species," which finds that weed infestations are endangering forests, parks and water resources. Location: Meyers and Associates, 412 First St. SE. Contact: 304/876-0587.

Dayton discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference on how Dayton, Ohio, has sustained contacts with Bosnia since the signing of the 1995 Dayton peace accords. The speaker is Dayton Mayor Michael Turner. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Lobbying news conference 10 a.m. The American League of Lobbyists holds a news conference to discuss changes to the lobbying code of ethics. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/276-1604.

Vacant homes news conference 10 a.m. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo and Rep. John R. Kasich, Ohio Republican, hold a news conference to announce plans to put more vacant HUD homes in local hands. Location: HUD departmental conference room, 7th and D streets SW. Contact: 202/708-0980 or 202/225-0342.

National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month news conference 10 a.m. The Cancer Research Foundation of America, the American Digestive Health Foundation, and the National Colorectal Cancer Roundtable hold a news conference to designate March as the first National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month. Location: Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/745-5100.

Croatian elections symposium 10 a.m. The National Federation of Croatian-Americans holds a symposium, "The Croatian Elections: What is the Impact on Croatia's Euro-Atlantic Alliances?" Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/331-2830.

Zionist Organization of America news conference 11 a.m. The Zionist Organization of America holds a news conference calling on the Clinton administration to offer rewards for information leading to the capture of Palestinian terrorists who have killed or injured Americans. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 301/972-2367.

Kyoto disaster discussion noon The George C. Marshall Institute presents a discussion, "Apocalypse Now, Later or Never? The Kyoto Disaster." The speaker is Thomas Moore, senior fellow at the Hoover Institution. Location: University Club of Washington, 1135 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/296-9655. Note: Reservations required.

U.S.-Cuba relations forum noon American University hosts a forum on U.S.-Cuba relations. Location: School of International Service Lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.

Lockheed Martin news conference noon Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney, Georgia Democrat, holds a news conference on the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission finding regarding Lockheed Martin. Location: 122 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1605.

Association of American Medical Colleges luncheon noon The Association of American Medical Colleges holds a luncheon to recognize Sen. Daniel Patrick Moynihan, New York Democrat, for his advocacy for medical schools and teaching hospitals. Location: Senate Caucus Room, 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/828-0975.

McCain campaign news conference 1 p.m. Reps. Vito J. Fossella and John E. Sweeney, New York Republicans, hold a news conference to "denounce the divisive tone of John McCain's presidential campaign." Location: Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/225-5614.

Conservationist Coalition rally 1:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. The Conservationist Coalition holds a rally and reception in support of legislation to increase funding for national conservation, wildlife and recreation programs. Location: Capitol, West Front Steps (1:30 p.m. rally) and Rayburn House Office Building cafeteria (6:30 p.m. reception). Contact: 202/429-8441.

State Department news conference 2 p.m. The State Department holds a news conference to announce the president's 1999 narcotics certification determinations. Location: Press briefing room, Room 2118, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-2492.

Riley speech 9 p.m. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley makes remarks at the Millennium International Volunteer Award gala. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/401-3026.

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