- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 10, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Mexican elections discussion 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a panel discussion, "Elections in Mexico: The Impact on United States-Mexican Relations." Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

Independent Women's Forum conference 12:30 p.m. The Independent Women's Forum holds a news conference in conjunction with "Equal Pay Day" to release its report "Women's Figures: An Illustrated Guide to the Economic Progress of Women in America." Location: Freedom Plaza, 13th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 703/558-4991.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Noon Addresses a national conference on the future economic development of the Mississippi Delta, Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington.

6 p.m. Hosts a White House reception for participants in the Mississippi Delta conference.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

9 a.m. Hosts a town hall meeting at a conference on the future economic development of the Mississippi Delta, Crystal Gateway Marriott Hotel, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education subcommittee marks up fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Labor and Health and Human Services departments. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on nominations to the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

9:30 a.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on draft legislation to authorize the Indian Health Care Improvement Act. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations international operations subcommittee holds a hearing on the United Nations and the state of its efficacy and reform. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources forests and public land management subcommittee holds a hearing on regulations proposed by the U.S. Forest Service on national forest planning. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Budget education task force holds a hearing, "Education Department Fails Accounting 101: The Department of Education's Unreliable Financial Records." Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10 a.m. Government Reform national security, veterans affairs and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on acquisition revisions in the Defense Department's joint strike fighter program. Location: 2247 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on whether the extension of permanent normal trade relations status to China is in the best interests of the United States. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. Science technology subcommittee holds a hearing on the so-called "love bug" computer virus. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4275.

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee marks up legislation concerning H1-B user fees for job-training programs. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

11:30 a.m. Commerce Committee marks up legislation to prohibit the imposition of access charges on Internet-service providers, followed by a telecommunications, trade and consumer protection subcommittee markup of the Noncommercial Broadcasting Freedom of Expression Act of 2000 and the Wireless Telecommunications

Sourcing and Privacy Act. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. Science, space and aeronautics subcommittee holds a hearing, "FY2001 Budget Request: NASA's Earth Science Program." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

GENERAL AGENDA

Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation meeting 8 a.m. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation Board of Directors meets in open session. Location: Sixth-floor boardroom, 550 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/898-6993.

Skin cancer screening day 9 a.m. The American Academy of Dermatologists holds a skin cancer screening day. Location: B-334, first-aid station, Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/737-8400.

American Heart Association news conference 9:30 a.m. The American Heart Association holds a news conference to announce "Take Heart 2000," an initiative to educate lawmakers and candidates about heart and stroke issues. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-7900.

Internet-behavior study release 10 a.m. Pew Charitable Trusts Internet and the American Life Project hold a news conference to release a study on Internet behavior, with a focus on women and the Internet. Location: Salons H&J;, JW Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/371-0696.

Survey release 10 a.m. The National Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse holds a news briefing to release "Missed Opportunity: The CASA National Survey of Primary Care Physicians and Patients," a survey of how primary-care physicians deal with substance-abusing patients. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/841-5260.

"Million Mom March" news conference 10 a.m. "The Million Mom March" holds a news conference to unveil the official program of the march. Location: Mall, Fourth Street between Madison and Jefferson drives. Contact: 202/822-5200, Ext. 211.

eContract 2000 rally 10 a.m. The House Republican leadership holds an eContract 2000 rally to discuss their agenda for High Tech America. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6007.

Hurricane outlook news conference 10:30 a.m. The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the National Weather Service and the Federal Emergency Management Agency hold a news conference to announce their 2000 hurricane-season outlook. Location: Room 4830, Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 301/713-0622.

Trafficking Victims Protection Act news conference 11 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on the Trafficking Victims Protection Act. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

Older Women's League news conference 11 a.m. The Older Women's League holds a news conference to release its new report, "Prescription for Change: Why Women Need a Medicare Drug Benefit." Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/276-2772.

Congressional Human Rights Caucus hearing 11 a.m. The Congressional Human Rights Caucus and Amnesty International hold a hearing and news briefing to release a report on human rights violations in Saudi Arabia. Location: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/544-0200, Ext. 302.

Arthritis news conference 11:30 a.m. Searle Pharmaceuticals and Pfizer Inc. hold a news conference to announce the launch of the Boost Education of Arthritis Treatment campaign to educate the public about arthritis treatment options. Bart Conner, Olympic Gold medalist and osteoarthritis sufferer, participates. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/261-2875.

Heart disease briefing noon The Society for Women's Health Research holds a briefing on heart disease, the leading killer of women. Actress Marilu Henner participates. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/496-5015.

Chinese sweatshops news conference 1 p.m. The National Labor Committee for Human Rights holds a news conference to release a report on sweatshop conditions in Chinese factories manufacturing product for U.S. corporations. Harry Wu and Wei Jingsheng, Chinese dissidents and human rights activists, participate. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/721-0111.

Roberts speech 6 p.m. The Center for National Policy holds the first Kirk O'Donnell Memorial Lecture on American Politics. The featured speaker is Cokie Roberts, co-anchor of ABC-TV's "This Week." Location: Grand Ballroom, Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 202/682-1800.

Riley speech 7 p.m. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley delivers remarks at the 50th anniversary of the National Teacher of the Year Program. Location: National Education Association, 1201 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/401-3026.

Asia policy discussion 7:30 p.m. The Asia Society holds a discussion, "U.S. Security Policy Toward Asia." The speakers are Defense Secretary William S. Cohen and Japanese Ambassador Shunji Yanai. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/695-0169 or 202/833-2742.

Debate 7:30 p.m. The Arlington Area Young Republicans holds a debate among the candidates for the Republican nomination in the Virginia 8th Congressional District, Demaris Miller and Maeve Rigler. Location: Courtland Towers Meeting Room, 1200 North Veitch St., Arlington. Contact: 703/920-1868.

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