- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 15, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

GOP budget 10:30 a.m. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, participate in a news conference on the GOP budget. Location: House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-0600.

Daley speech 12:30 p.m. Commerce Secretary William M. Daley addresses a National Press Club newsmaker luncheon, discussing the 2000 Census and the White House lobbying efforts to admit China to the World Trade Organization. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

8:35 p.m. Makes remarks at a Democratic National Committee dinner, Harbor Court Hotel, Baltimore.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

12:45 p.m. Addresses the Pennsylvania AFL-CIO state convention, Grand Ballroom, Wyndham Franklin Plaza Hotel, Philadelphia.

3:25 p.m. Discusses school safety, auditorium, Dobbins/Randolph Area Vocational and Technical School, Philadelphia.

7:55 p.m. Addresses supporters, gymnasium, Moon Township High School, Moon Township, Pa.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturing and trade, inventories and sales for January 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

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

SENATE

Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

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 VA, HUD and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for NASA. Daniel Goldin, NASA administrator, testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Appropriations commerce, justice, state and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Supreme Court. Supreme Court Associate Justices David H. Souter and Clarence Thomas testify. Location: Capitol, Room H-309. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the regional commanders' views of the fiscal 2001 budget request. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. Commerce Committee marks up the Mutual Fund Tax Awareness Act of 1999, legislation to amend the Securities and Exchange Act of 1934 to require improved disclosure of corporate charitable contributions, and the Rental Fairness Act of 1999. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Government Reform government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on the 1999 audit of the Health Care Financing Administration. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the U.S. Coast Guard and Federal Maritime Commission. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Veterans Affairs Committee and the Senate Veterans Affairs Committee hold a hearing on the legislative presentation of the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527 or 202/224-9126.

11 a.m. Banking and Financial Institutions Committee marks up the World Bank AIDS Prevention Trust Fund Act. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

11 a.m. Resources Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Wildlife and Sport Fish Restoration Programs Improvement Act of 2000. Location: 1324 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

2 p.m. Appropriations foreign operations, export financing and related programs subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the State Department. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. Appropriations interior subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the energy secretary. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson testifies. Location: B-308 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. Banking and Financial Institutions domestic and international monetary policy subcommittee holds a hearing on the Reagan legacy. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

2 p.m. Science basic research subcommittee holds a hearing on the National Science Foundation fiscal 2001 budget for research and related activities. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

2 p.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing on the opportunities and needs of agricultural producers as they pursue the development of producer-owned processing enterprises. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

GENERAL AGENDA

Identity-theft summit all day The Treasury Department holds a National Summit on Identity Theft. Treasury Secretary Lawrence M. Summers delivers opening remarks. Robert Pitofsky, Federal Trade Commission chairman, speaks at 12:45 p.m. Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Intercultural management forum all day American University's Intercultural Management Institute hosts "Intercultural Management for the New Millennium: A Forum for Business, Education and Training Professionals." Location: American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935.

Elections discussion 8:30 a.m. SpeakOut.com and Roll Call present a panel discussion on the 2000 presidential and congressional elections. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/777-3130.

Independent Women's Forum news conference 9:30 a.m. The Independent Women's Forum holds a news conference to release its new report on the impact of federal estate taxes on women-owned businesses. Location: West Ballroom, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/972-2367 or 703/558-4491.

Technology discussion 9:30 a.m. The Economic Policy Institute holds a panel discussion, "The Role Of Technology in the Current Expansion." Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/331-5530.

Global Environmental Management Initiative news conference 9:30 a.m. The Global Environmental Management Initiative holds a news conference to announce the worldwide availability of a Web-based tool to educate and help companies assess ways to address global climate change-related emissions reductions. Location: Williamsburg Room, St. Regis Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/296-7449.

Gun-violence rally 9:30 a.m. The Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism and the Department of Housing and Urban Development host an Interfaith Call to End Gun Violence. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Andrew M. Cuomo participates. Location: United Methodists Building, 100 Maryland Ave. NE. Contact: 202/387-2800.

Census briefing 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a briefing, "Counting on the Census?" Kenneth Prewitt, Census Bureau director, participates. Location: East Room, Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

National Foundation for Life news conference 10 a.m. The National Foundation for Life holds a news conference to announce filing of affidavits and briefs in the Donna Santa Marie vs. Christine Todd Whitman court case by Norma McCorvey and Sandra Cano, respectively, of the Roe vs. Wade and Doe vs. Bolton Supreme Court cases. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/569-0946.

Riley speech 11 a.m. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley delivers an address, "The State of Education for Hispanic Americans and the Challenges of the New Century." Location: Bell Multicultural High School, 3145 Hiatt Place NW. Contact: 202/401-2000.

Privacy Protection Commission news conference 11 a.m. Reps. Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Republican, and James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat, hold a news conference to introduce legislation to create a bipartisan Privacy Protection Commission. Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4301.

Family Research Council news conference noon The Family Research Council holds a news conference to release "Dangerous Access, 2000 Edition: Uncovering Internet Pornography in America's Libraries." Janet Parshall, Family Research Council president, participates. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/393-2100.

Silicon Valley discussion noon The Cato Institute holds a discussion, "Should Silicon Valley Normalize Relations With Washington?" Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

Malaria-control discussion noon Georgetown University hosts a discussion on malaria control by environmental management. The speaker is Burton Singer, professor of ecology and evolutionary biology at Princeton University. Location: 662 ICC, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-0932.

Slater address noon Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater delivers an address at the International Symposium of the Air Line Pilots Association. Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/366-5571, 703/481-4440, or 202/366-5565.

Jenco lawsuit news conference noon The estate of Father Lawrence Jenco sponsors a news conference to announce the filing of a lawsuit against the Republic of Iran for the abduction and torture of the Rev. Lawrence Jenco in 1985. The participants include Joseph Jenco, Father Jenco's brother, and Arline Duker, mother of Sara Rachel Duker, killed in a terrorist attack in Jerusalem in 1996. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Drug industry lobbying news conference 1:45 p.m. Members of Congress, including Rep. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat, participate in a news conference to discuss a report detailing the drug industry's rising lobbying expenditures. Location: House Radio-TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-6285.

Law Enforcement Trust & Integrity Act news conference 2:30 p.m. The National Urban League, the NAACP, the American Civil Liberties Union, the National Council of La Raza and the NAACP Legal Defense Fund hold a news conference to introduce the proposed Law Enforcement Trust & Integrity Act, a bill designed to foster better relationships between police departments and the communities they serve. Rep. John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat, and Hugh Price, National Urban League president, participate. Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/558-5438.

Women's magazines discussion 7 p.m. The Freedom Forum's Newseum holds a panel discussion, "Who's The Boss?" It's about women's magazines and how they influence and reflect the lives of women. Location: Theater, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3752.

Year-2000 seminar 7:30 p.m. The George Washington University Y2K Group holds a seminar, "Is Y2K Past Or An Issue Requiring Continuing Attention?" Location: Room 103, Funger Hall, George Washington University, 22nd and G streets NW. Contact: 202/994-9023.

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