- The Washington Times - Monday, March 20, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Census history discussion 10 a.m. The Census 2000 Initiative holds a discussion on the historical context of census-taking in the United States. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/326-8700.

Law symposium 2 p.m. The Library of Congress holds a symposium, "John Bingham and the 14th Amendment." Rep. Charles T. Canady, Florida Republican, participates. Location: Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Members Room, First Street and Independence Avenue SE. Contact: 202/707-9189.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to Bangladesh.

Meets with the prime minister of Bangladesh to highlight initiatives on energy cooperation and tropical forest conservation, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Later, attends an official dinner in Dhaka.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

Travels to Springfield, Ill., and New York.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case: Ohler v. United States; Hartford Underwriters Insurance vs. Union Planters Bank N.A.

Location: One First Street NE. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at noon. Scheduled business includes consideration of the Social Security Act Earnings Bill, with amendments. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

No votes scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Pharmacists' conference all day American Society of Consultant Pharmacists holds its 11th annual legislative and regulatory affairs conference.

Highlights 10 a.m. House Ways and Means health subcommittee Chairman William Thomas, California Republican: "Medicare Outpatient Prescription Drug Benefit: A Republican Perspective."

Location: Madison Hotel, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: 703/739-1316.

Conservation conference all day National Association of Conservation Districts holds its spring legislative conference.

Highlights 1:30 p.m. Senate Agriculture Committee ranking member Sen. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, keynote address: "Conservation Outlook."

2:30 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman: "Conservation Initiatives for America's Private Lands."

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/547-6223.

Political address 8 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies sponsors an address on the July Mexican presidential elections. Mexican opposition party presidential candidate Vicente Fox participates. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Alzheimer's advocates forum 8:30 a.m. Alzheimer's Association holds its annual public policy forum.

Highlights noon Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, recipient of the Humanitarian Award.

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/276-2772.

Work-force development workshop 9 a.m. National Employment Counseling Association holds a workshop, "Work-force Development in the New Millennium." Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 609/825-8003.

National farmers program 9 a.m. National Farmers Union holds a "Rally For Rural America."

Highlights 9 a.m. Welcome gathering, tent on the Mall, between 3rd and 4th streets NW

noon Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman addresses the Farmer's Share luncheon, Upper Senate Park, Capitol Hill

Contact: 202/314-3104.

Public Voices news conference 9:30 a.m. Public Voices for America's Future holds a news conference to announce the formation of Public Voices for America's Future, which will discuss future public-policy initiatives that are relevant to working families. Participants include Democratic Reps. Rosa DeLauro of Connecticut and Diana DeGette of Colorado, and Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat; Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/822-9491.

Lending abuses meeting noon Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now holds a meeting on purported lending abuses by mortgage companies making high-interest, high-fee home loans to inner-city residents.

Highlights noon Meeting, Church of the Reformation, 212 E. Capitol St. NE.

2:15 p.m. Protest at Saloman Smith Barney, 1850 K St. NW.

Participants include Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat.

Contact: 732/229-7176.

Bar luncheon noon D.C. Bar Association and the Asian-Pacific American Bar Association Education Fund hold their annual scholarship dinner. D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams participates. Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/942-4899.

Concert 7:30 p.m. The Kennedy Center presents a concert of the Philadelphia Orchestra playing music by Ibert, Ravel, Dutilleux and Debussy. Location: Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, New Hampshire Avenue and Rock Creek Parkway NW. Contact: 202/467-4600.

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