- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 9, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Supply-side hearing 9 a.m. Joint Economic Committee holds hearing, "The Supply-Side Revolution: 20 Years Later." Murray Weidenbaum, chairman of President Reagan's Council of Economic Advisers, testifies. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

Tax-relief rally 11:30 a.m. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, holds a tax-relief rally on health care, pension reform for women and the death tax. Location: Capitol, West Front. Contact: 202/225-2800.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

2:15 p.m. Announces a One America call to action to America's faith community to continue its work in the areas of racial justice and reconciliation, East Room of the White House.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the Energy Department's fiscal 2001 budget request for atomic energy defense activities. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson testifies. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9:30 a.m. Small Business Committee holds a forum on "Cyber-Crime: Can a Small Business Protect Itself?" Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5175.

10 a.m. Appropriations Treasury, Postal Service and general government subcommittee holds ahearing on proposed budget estimates for fiscal 2001 for the Treasury Department. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers testifies. Location: 116 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing regarding penalty and interest provisions in the Internal Revenue Code. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Government Reform Committee marks up a committee report, "The Department of Defense Anthrax Vaccine Immunization Program: Unproven Force Protection," and pending legislation. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Education Department. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley testifies. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. Banking and Financial Services Committee holds a hearing to focus attention on the money laundering vulnerabilities associated with so-called offshore secrecy havens. Deputy Treasury Secretary Stuart Eizenstat testifies on the Clinton administration's proposals. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. Commerce energy and power subcommittee holds a hearing on the price fluctuations in the oil market. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on U.S. assistance commitments in Southeastern Europe. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. Science energy and environment subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2001 climate change budget authorization request. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

10 a.m. Ways and Means human resources subcommittee holds a hearing on unemployment compensation and the Family and Medical Leave Act. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

10 a.m. Veterans Affairs benefits subcommittee and health subcommittee hold a hearing on homeless veterans. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.

11 a.m. Resources fisheries conservation, wildlife and oceans subcommittee holds hearing on Magnuson-Stevens Fishery Conservation Act. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

1 p.m. Appropriations Committee marks up fiscal 2000 supplemental appropriations. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. Commerce health and the environment subcommittee holds hearing titled "Fetal Tissue: Is It Being Bought and Sold in Violation of Federal Law?" Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. Judiciary, crime subcommittee holds hearing on the Internet Gambling Prohibition Act of 1999. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Tax, budget and legislation policy seminar all day Baker and Hostetler, LLP and the Tax Foundation hold the 11th annual tax, budget and legislative policy seminar. Congressional leaders participate. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/861-1719.

American Rivers news conference 9 a.m. American Rivers holds a news conference to announce its designation of Snake River as the most endangered river in the nation. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/347-7550, Ext. 3007.

Homeless veterans news conference 9:30 a.m. The National Coalition for Homeless Veterans hosts a news conference with Miss America 2000, Heather French, prior to her testimony before the House Veterans Affairs subcommittee on health and subcommittee on benefits. Location: Caucus Room 340, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/546-1969.

Day care bill news conference 9:30 a.m. Sens. Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, and Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, hold a news conference to announce the introduction of the Children's Day Care Health and Safety Improvement Act. Location: Senate Radio-TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-5401 or 202/224-0346.

Iran news conference 10:30 a.m. The National Council of Resistance of Iran holds a news conference to reveal a videotape of punishments carried out in Iranian prisons. Location: Drawing Room 1, Madison Hotel, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: 202/783-5200.

Youth violence news conference 10:30 a.m. The Bipartisan House Working Group on Youth Violence holds a news conference to release its findings on the problem of youth violence in America. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7761 or 202/226-3210.

Medicare Wellness Act news conference 11:30 a.m. Members of Congress holds a news conference to announce the introduction of the Medicare Wellness Act of 2000. Location: House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5792.

Council for Citizens Against Government Waste news conference 12:30 p.m. The Council for Citizens Against Government Waste holds a news conference to announce the formation of a coalition of taxpayer groups to monitor the activities and regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. Location: House Triangle. Contact: 202/467-5300.

Death penalty news conference 1 p.m. The Religious Action Center holds a news conference on the need for a federal death penalty moratorium. Location: Senate Swamp (rain site: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building). Contact: 202/224-0981.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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