- The Washington Times - Friday, March 3, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Thompson speech noon The Heritage Foundation hosts a speech by Sen. Fred Thompson, Tennessee Republican, on the security threat posed by China. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

Christian Coalition conference 1 p.m. The Christian Coalition holds a conference, "Women Changing America." Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 757/424-2630.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

11 a.m. Makes remarks on "An Agenda for the Ages" to the Aspen Institute's Forum on Communications and Society, Silicon Valley Conference Center, San Jose, Calif.

6:45 p.m. Makes remarks to California Victory 2000, Mark Hopkins Intercontinental Hotel, San Francisco.

8 p.m. Makes remarks to California Victory 2000, private residence, San Francisco.

9:05 p.m. Makes remarks to a Democratic National Committee dessert reception, private residence, San Francisco.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on the employment situation for February 2000. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee marks up the Local TV Act, the Manufactured Housing Improvement Act, and the nominations of Jay Johnson to be the director of the Mint, and Kathryn Shaw to be a member of the Council of Economic Advisers. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing, "Charter Schools: Successes and Challenges." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-4527.

9:30 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on the February employment situation. Katharine Abraham, Bureau of Labor Statistics commissioner, testifies. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

GENERAL AGENDA

National Association of State Departments of Agriculture conference all day The National Association of State Departments of Agriculture holds a conference. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman participates. Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/296-9680.

Legislative conference 8 a.m. The National Community Action Foundation concludes its annual legislative conference. The speakers are Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Energy Secretary Bill Richardson, who will announce millions of dollars in Energy Department weatherization-assistance grants. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/775-0223.

Estate tax discussion 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a panel discussion, "The Efficiency Cost of the U.S. Estate Tax." Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Kosovo briefing 10 a.m. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat, holds a briefing, "Kosovo: The War Ravages On." Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5871.

Palestinian rights news conference 10 a.m. The Council for Palestinian Restitution and Reparation holds a news conference to announce an international campaign to guarantee the rights of refugees to return to their homes. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 315/476-3396.

Trade issues briefing 11 a.m. The Senate Finance Committee holds a briefing on trade issues, including the African Growth and Opportunity Act and China's accession to the World Trade Organization. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.

Irish telecommunications discussion 11 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a panel discussion, "Unleashing the Celtic Tiger: How Ireland Has Transformed its Economy Through Telecommunications Reform." Location: 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3186.

Tax credits discussion noon The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation and the Alliance for Health Reform hold a panel discussion, "Tax Credits to Boost Health Coverage: How Many Dollars? How Much Incentive?" Location: B-338 and B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626.

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