- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 21, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

News conference with former Miss America 11 a.m. The American Diabetes Association holds a news conference to present a petition with 3.2 million signatures to Congress in support of fully funding diabetes research at the $1 billion level through the National Institutes of Health. The participants include Gary Hall Jr., Olympic champion swimmer, and Nicole Johnson, 1999 Miss America. Location: Upper Senate Park, Constitution Avenue between New Jersey and Delaware Avenue. Contact: 202/745-5100.

D.C. schools funding 2 p.m. The House Appropriations' D.C. subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the city's public schools, including charter schools. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to India, where he meets with Indian Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, lays a wreath at the memorial to Mahatma Ghandi and attends a state dinner.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases a report on U.S. international trade in goods and services 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 hand down decisions and hear oral arguments:

Docket No. 99-5739 Jones vs. United States and Docket No. 99-536 Reeves vs. Sanderson Plumbing Products, Inc. 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. Appropriations, labor, health and human services and education subcommittee holds a hearing on Alzheimer's disease. Maureen Reagan, daughter of former President Reagan, testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the nominations of Rudy de Leon to be deputy defense secretary, and Douglas Dworkin to be general counsel of the Defense Department. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the effects of various forms of media violence on children in American society. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on regulation of "e-drugs," prescriptions distributed by Internet pharmacies. Jane Henney, Food and Drug Administration commissioner, testifies. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. Appropriations' Commerce, Justice, State and judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 budgets for the Federal Communications Commission and the Securities and Exchange Commission. William Kennard, Federal Communications Commission chairman, and Arthur Levitt, Securities and Exchange Commission chairman, testify. Location: Capitol, Room S-146. Contact: 202/224-3471.

10 a.m. Environment and Public Works' transportation and infrastructure subcommittee holds a hearing on the General Services Administration's fiscal 2001 capital investment and leasing program, including the courthouse construction program. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

2 p.m. Environment and Public Works Committee's Superfund, waste control and risk assessment subcommittee holds a hearing on the current status of cleanup activities under the Superfund program. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

2:30 p.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds hearing on "Proliferation Threats and the Formulation of Policy." George Tenet, CIA director, testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour, and at 2 p.m. for legislative business. 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 the Consumer Product Safety Commission and the Consumer Information Center. Location: Capitol, Room H-143. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Appropriations' agriculture, rural development, Food and Drug Administration and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Food Safety and Inspection Service. Location: 2362-A Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Judiciary's Constitution subcommittee holds a hearing on a new Federal Communications Commission regulation governing the placement of satellite dishes on privately owned buildings. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

2 p.m. Government Reform's government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on the 1999 audit of the Agriculture Department. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure's ground transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Impact on Transportation Programs of Reducing the Federal Fuel Tax." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

American Association of Port Authorities conference 8 a.m. The American Association of Port Authorities holds its Spring Conference. The speakers include Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, and Caspar Weinberger, former Defense Secretary. Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 1201 24th St. NW. Contact: 703/706-4714.

Ecuador discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "Democratic Stability and the Dollarization of the Ecuadorian Economy." The speaker is Ecuadorian Foreign Affairs Minister Heinz Moeller. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Alzheimer's Association briefing 10 a.m. The Alzheimer's Association holds a news briefing to release an analysis of national census data that project the number of Americans with Alzheimer's disease will grow by more than 100 percent by 2030, and more than 350 percent by 2050. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/276-2772.

Legislative agenda news conference 10 a.m. The Congressional Empowerment Caucus and the Empowerment Network hold a news conference to announce a new bipartisan state and federal legislative agenda to turn presidential campaign rhetoric into concrete action. Location: Capitol, Room SC-6. Contact: 301/972-2367.

National Association of Manufacturers news conference 10 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds a news conference to release its economic survey of the cost of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration proposed ergonomics rule on small and medium manufacturing companies. Location: 2261 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/637-3093 or 202/637-3094.

Genetically engineered foods news conference 10 a.m. The Center for Food Safety holds a news conference to announce their filing of a petition with the Food and Drug Administration for stringent regulation of genetically engineered foods. Location: Taft Room, Willard Intercontinental Room, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-5200.

Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control hearing 10 a.m. The Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control holds a hearing on the annual certification process. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1308.

Gun-control legislation news conference 11 a.m. Handgun Control Center to Prevent Handgun Violence President Michael D. Barnes joins congressional leaders, law enforcement representatives and other gun control advocates at a news conference to announce legislation they say plugs holes in gun laws opened by National Rifle Association-sponsored legislation. Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/218-4641.

Awards ceremony 12:15 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a ceremony to present its Woman of the Year Award to Alice Rivlin, former vice chairman of the Federal Reserve's board of governors and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Book discussion 6:30 p.m. The National Press Club holds a discussion on the book "Who's Buried In Grant's Tomb? A Tour of Presidential Gravesites." The speakers are the book's co-authors, Brian Lamb, chairman and CEO of C-Span, and Richard Norton Smith, director of the Gerald R. Ford Museum and Library. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Women in the Senate and House reception 7 p.m. Women in the Senate and House (WISH) holds a reception in tribute to Rep. Tillie Fowler, Florida Republican, and to kick-off the "WISH 200 in 2000 Campaign." Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/342-9111.

Miranda discussion 8 p.m. Georgetown University holds a panel discussion on "Miranda: A Constitutional Mandate or Judicial Activism?" Location: Moot Court Room, Law Center, Georgetown University, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

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