- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 2, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Buchanan news conference 10 a.m. Pat Buchanan, Reform Party presidential candidate, holds a news conference to discuss China policy. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/734-2700.

Trade policy 11 a.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion on "United States Trade Policy in the 21st Century." The speaker is U.S. Trade Representative Charlene Barshefsky. Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

5:55 p.m. Honors Florida State Seminoles football team as national champions, East Room of the White House.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 Energy Department budget. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson testifies. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
10 a.m. Appropriations' commerce, justice, state and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on the State Department's fiscal 2001 budget. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright testifies. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.
10 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing to examine cyber-attacks, focusing on the safety of the government. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.
10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing to examine the Ryan White Care Act. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.
10:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation's communications subcommittee holds a hearing to examine certain issues relating to the America Online-Time Warner merger. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Veterans' Affairs Committee and the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hold a hearing on the legislative presentation of the Jewish War Veterans, Paralyzed Veterans of America, Blinded Veterans Association and Non Commissioned Officers Association. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.
10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the views of members of Congress on the fiscal 2001 budget. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
10 a.m. Commerce's energy and power subcommittee holds a hearing on the Energy Department's proposed budget for fiscal 2001. Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
10 a.m. Resources' forests and forest health subcommittee holds a hearing on reform of the rules governing the planning process used by the U.S. Forest Service. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
1 p.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on implementation of Department of Energy reorganization and reforms contained in Title XXXII of the Fiscal 2000 National Defense Authorization Act. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson testifies. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

GENERAL AGENDA

Campaign finance reform roundtable 8:30 a.m. Religious Leaders for Campaign Finance Reform sponsors a roundtable briefing on "Religious Ethics, Campaign Finance Reform and the Journey of Granny D." Doris "Granny D" Haddock participates. Location: Capitol, Room HC-6. Contact: 202/387-2800.
Diallo case meeting 10:30 a.m. Deputy Attorney General Eric Holder and members of Congress hold a meeting to discuss a federal investigation into civil rights violations in the Amadou Diallo case. The Rev. Al Sharpton participates. Location: Front Entrance, Main Justice Building, 950 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/225-4361.
Faith-based initiative news conference 11 a.m. The National Center for Faith Based Initiative holds a news conference to promote a faith-based initiative to eliminate historic poverty and dependency inducing systems. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5792.
Individuals With Disabilities Education Act petition drive news conference 1:30 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to generate support for a petition drive to be presented to the president and Congress for full funding for the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. Miss New Hampshire Brandee Helbick participates. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3324.

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