- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 28, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Political consultants news conference 9:30 a.m. American University holds a news conference to discuss the current image of political consultants and their influence on the electoral process as analyzed in a new volume of essays, "Campaign Warriors: Political Consultants in Elections." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

George W. Bush speech 1:40 p.m. The Student Loan Marketing Association (Sallie Mae) hosts an education speech by Texas Gov. George W. Bush. Location: 11600 Sallie Mae Drive, Reston. Contact: 512/423-0907.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10:15 a.m. Meets with President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt, Oval Office of the White House.

7 p.m. Makes remarks at the reception for Rep. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat. Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW.

8:15 p.m. Makes remarks at the reception for Indiana Gov. Frank L. O'Bannon, Hyatt Regency Hotel.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

12:45 p.m. Meets with President Hosni Mubarak of Egypt in a bilateral meeting of the U.S.-Egypt Partnership for Economic Growth, Lee Reception Room, Blair House, Lafayette Square.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.

Docket Number 99-478 Apprendi vs. New Jersey; and Docket Number 98-9537 Sims vs. Apfel. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

No schedule available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions' children and families subcommittee holds a hearing on "Keeping Children and Families Safe from Internet Predators." Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10 a.m. Judiciary's terrorism, technology and government information subcommittee holds a hearing on cyber attacks. Louis Freeh, FBI director, testifies. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

3 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee and the Foreign Relations Committee hold a hearing on U.S. dependency on foreign oil. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971 or 202/224-4651.

3:30 p.m. Budget Committee marks up the concurrent resolution on the budget for fiscal 2001. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

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

10 a.m. Banking and Financial Institutions' domestic and international monetary policy subcommittee holds a hearing on the production and protection of the nation's money. Thomas Ferguson, director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, testifies. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. Resources' fisheries conservation, wildlife and oceans subcommittee holds an oversight hearing on the administration's budget request for the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and the National Marine Fisheries Service for fiscal 2001. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

2 p.m. Appropriations' Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for Corporation for Public Broadcasting and the U.S. Institute of Peace. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. Education and the Workforce's, oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on "The International Brotherhood of Teamsters One Year After the Election of James P. Hoffa." Mr. Hoffa, International Brotherhood of Teamsters president, testifies. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on licensing procedures for munitions exports. John Holum, State Department's senior adviser for arms control and international security, testifies. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

2 p.m. Resources' forests and forest health subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation to authorize a study to determine the best scientific method for the long-term protection of California's giant sequoia groves. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

2 p.m. Ways and Means' oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 Internal Revenue Service budget. Charles Rossotti, IRS commissioner, testifies. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Sleep exhibition all day Wyeth-Ayerst and the National Sleep Foundation sponsor a "Learn to Capture the Moon" tour, an interactive traveling exhibit that provides advice on how to improve sleep, allows consumer to participate in a census on American sleep habits and demonstrates the adverse effect of drowsiness on everyday activities. Location: Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/326-1799.

Minority media conference all day The Rainbow/PUSH Coalition Citizenship Education Fund Media and Telecommunications Project concludes its conference on "Minority Media Advocacy: Turning the Tide for Minority Entrepreneurship." Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat, and William Kennard, Federal Communications Commission chairman, deliver keynote addresses. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/333-5270.

Gephardt speech 8 a.m. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, delivers a speech titled " 'HouseDemocraticMajority.gov': Fueling the High-Tech Engine of Economic Growth and National Prosperity" at a breakfast sponsored by the Information Technology Association of America; the Northern Virginia Technology Council, and CapNet. Location: Ritz Carlton Hotel, 1700 Tysons Blvd., Tysons Corner. Contact: 202/225-0100.

Rangel speech 8:30 a.m. The American League of Lobbyists hosts a speech by Rep. Charles B. Rangel, New York Democrat. Location: National Democratic Club, 30 Ivy St. SE. Contact: 703/960-3011.

American Legion conference 9 a.m. The American Legion continues its Annual Washington Conference.

Highlights 9 a.m. Rally In Support of a World War II Veterans Memorial on the Mall.

9:15 a.m. Sens. Larry E. Craig, Idaho Republican, and Robert C. Byrd, West Virginia Democrat, recipients of the American Legion Distinguished Public Service Award.

10 a.m. Former Sen. Bob Dole, Kansas Republican and former Republican presidential candidate.

10:30 a.m. Patrick Brady, Citizens' Flag Alliance chairman of the board, Flag Protection Constitutional Amendment Report.

10:40 a.m. Miss America Heather Renee French.

Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/263-2982.

Internet study release 10 a.m. The National School Boards Foundation, the Children's Television Workshop and Microsoft Corp. hold a news conference to release the results of a national research study on guidelines for children's and schools' use of the Internet. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/838-6717.

Flag Protection Constitutional Amendment news conference 11:30 a.m. Sens. Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican, and Dianne Feinstein, California Democrat, hold a news conference in support of the Flag Protection Constitutional Amendment. Location: Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-5225.

Securities discussion noon Citizens for a Sound Economy holds a policy watch luncheon on the topic "Modernizing the Exchanges … The Changing Face of the Securities Marketplace." Location: 708 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/942-7659.

National Center for Learning Disabilities briefing noon The National Center for Learning Disabilities sponsors a briefing on how to prepare teachers to teach all children. Location: B-354 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/546-2663 or 202/226-8219.

Oil cartel discussion 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club hosts Vahan Zanoyan, Petroleum Finance Co. president, discussing the outcome of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries meeting in Vienna, Austria. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Federal Emergency Management Agency news conference 1 p.m. The Federal Emergency Management Agency holds a news conference on the findings of the FEMA team that investigated the May 3, 1999, Oklahoma City/Kansas tornadoes. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/646-3892.

Bosnia discussion 3 p.m. The National Press Club holds an Afternoon Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "The Implementation of the Dayton Peace Accords and the Future of Bosnia and Herzegovina." The speaker is Mizra Hajric, foreign policy adviser to the president of Bosnia-Herzegovina. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/337-1500 or 202/662-7593.

Miranda debate 6 p.m. The Georgetown University Law Center holds its annual debate, "Will Miranda Survive? Dickerson vs. United States: The Right to Remain Silent, the Supreme Court, and Congress." Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519 or 202/662-9037.

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