- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 16, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Taiwan elections 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a panel discussion on the Taiwanese elections. Location: Chinese Room, Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Foreign-policy discussion 11 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, "A Conservative Perspective on the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy." The speaker is Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican. Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Noon Attends House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert's St. Patrick's Day luncheon, Capitol, Rayburn Room.

4:30 p.m. Honors the 1999 Stanley Cup Champion Dallas Stars, East Room of the White House.

9:10 p.m. Addresses the eighth national gala dinner of the American Ireland Fund and receives the "Millennium Peace Award," National Building Museum, 440 G St. NW.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

10:30 a.m. Makes a joint announcement with Maude Hurd, president of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), and discusses school reform, affordable housing, living-wage jobs and lending discrimination, National 4-H Center, 7100 Connecticut Ave. NW, Chevy Chase.

1:55 p.m. Makes remarks to the Amalgamated Transit Union National Legislative Conference, Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW.

3:35 p.m. Speaks to the Consumer Federation of America, Federal Hall, Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Producer Price Index for February 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

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' Treasury, Postal Service and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Internal Revenue Service. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

9:30 a.m. Appropriations' VA, HUD and independent agencies subcommittee holds a hearing of fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Environmental Protection Agency. Carol M. Browner, EPA 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 Small Business Administration. Aida Alvarez, SBA chief, testifies. Location: Capitol, Room H-309. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Appropriations' Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education subcommittee holds hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for Howard University and Gallaudet University. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Armed Services' special oversight panel on Energy Department reorganization holds a hearing on the national Nuclear Security Administration. Location: 2216 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10 a.m. Government Reform's government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing, "Federal Acquisition: Why are Billions Being Wasted?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on U.S. policy toward North Korea. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. Science's space and aeronautics subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 NASA budget for manned space flight. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure's aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on aviation security, focusing on training and retention of screeners. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Ways and Means' Social Security subcommittee holds a hearing on Social Security's readiness for the impending wave of baby-boomer beneficiaries. Kenneth Apfel, commissioner, testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce's employer-employee relations subcommittee holds a hearing on the Wealth through the Workplace Act. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

11 a.m. Ways and Means' human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation referred to as the Hyde-Woolsey child-support bill, after co-sponsors Reps. Henry J. Hyde, Illinois Republican, and Lynn Woolsey, California Democrat. Art Alexis of Everclear and Geraldine Jensen, Association for Children for Enforcement of Support president, testify. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

2 p.m. Appropriations' Commerce, Justice, State and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the FBI. Louis J. Freeh, FBI director, testifies. Location: Capitol, Room H-309. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. Appropriations' Treasury, Postal Service and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Treasury Department. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. Judiciary's crime subcommittee marks up the Federal Prison Health Care Co-payment Act of 1999 and the Presidential Threat Protection Act of 1999. Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2176.

GENERAL

Nonproliferation conference all day The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds the annual Carnegie Non-Proliferation Conference. The speakers include Gen. John Shalikashvili, former Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, and Energy Secretary Bill Richardson. Location: Washington Marriott, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/939-2294 or 202/261-9812.

Kazakhstan briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing, "Is National Dialogue Possible in Kazakhstan?" Location: Fourth-floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

South Korea discussion 8:30 a.m. The Asia Society's Washington Center holds a panel discussion, "Challenges and Change at the Turn of the Century in South Korea." Location: B-1 conference level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Telephone excise-tax bill news conference 9:30 a.m. Rep. Rob Portman, Ohio Republican, holds a news conference to announce the introduction of a bill to repeal the federal telephone excise tax. Location: Capitol, Room H-137. Contact: 202/225-3164 or 202/225-7163.

Inhalant-abuse briefing 9:30 a.m. The National Inhalant Prevention Council holds a briefing on inhalant abuse by adolescents. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 800/269-4237 or 301/443-3740.

Energy Information Administration news conference 9:30 a.m. The Energy Information Administration holds a news conference to releases international energy projections to 2020. Location: Room 8E-089, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

National Poison Prevention Week announcement 10 a.m. The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a news conference to announce National Poison Prevention Week. Location: Fourth-floor hearing room, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-0580, Ext. 1184.

Republican budget news conference 10 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on the Republican budget and retirement security for America's seniors. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/225-8933.

Species study release 10 a.m. The Nature Conservancy and the Association for Biodiversity Information hold a news conference to release their new study on the number of animal species in the U.S. Location: National Zoo, in front of the American Prairie exhibit, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-5200.

Mandelson news conference 10 a.m. Peter Mandelson, secretary of state for Northern Ireland, holds a news conference. Location: British Embassy, 3100 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-6592.

Education-technology bills news conference 10:30 a.m. AmeriCorps/VISTA, the PowerUp Foundation, the Association for Competitive Technology, and members of Congress, including Rep. John B. Larson, Connecticut Democrat, hold a news conference to demonstrate support for three education-technology bills. Location: 122 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2265.

Report release noon The Inter-American Development Bank holds a news conference to release its "Annual Report 1999." Enrique Iglesias, Inter-American Development Bank president, participates. Location: 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2407.

Woman's National Democratic Club luncheon noon The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a luncheon featuring Harriet Keyserling, former South Carolina state legislator, discussing "How to Succeed in Politics by Really Trying." Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Building Linkages Career Clusters Initiative news conference 12:30 p.m. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley and Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater hold a news conference to announce the Building Linkages Career Clusters Initiative. Location: Ballroom C, Park Hyatt Hotel, 24th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/205-8811.

Child support news conference 1 p.m. Reps. Henry J. Hyde, Illinois Republican, and Lynn Woolsey, California Democrat, hold a news conference on child support. Location: House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5161.

Human rights briefing 3 p.m. The Foreign Press Center holds a briefing by Harold Koh, assistant secretary of state. Topic: "Scene-Setter for the Six-Week United Nations Human Rights Commission Sessions." Location: Room 898, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8945.

Campaign Web site news conference 3:30 p.m. The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee holds a news conference to present its new campaign Web site. The participates include: Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat. Location: First-floor conference room, 430 S. Capitol St. SE. Contact: 202/863-1500.

Clinton trip briefing 4 p.m. The Foreign Press Center holds a briefing on President Clinton's upcoming trip to South Asia. Karl Inderfurth, assistant secretary of state, participates. Location: Room 898, National Press Building, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/661-8946.

Austrian politics discussion 7 p.m. The Institute on Religion and Public Policy presents a discussion of Austrian politics with Austrian Ambassador Peter Moser. Location: Room 103, Reiss Science Building, Georgetown University. Contact: 202/835-8760.

Slavery conference 7:30 p.m. The National Museum of American History and the University of Maryland David C. Driskell Center for the Study of the African Diaspora hold a conference, "American Slavery in History and Memory." Location: Carmichael Auditorium, National Museum of American History, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3129.

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