- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 16, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

World trade discussion 8 a.m. Consumers for World Trade holds a discussion on "China Permanent Normal Trade Relations: A Look Ahead." Rep. Jim Kolbe, Arizona Republican, participates. Location: University Club, 1135 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/785-4835.

Census news conference 11 a.m. The Census Bureau holds a news conference on the status of Census 2000 and the non-response follow-up phase and quality control issues. Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt participates. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, Level 3B, Cabin John Room, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 301/457-3691.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

No public appearances scheduled.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

Travels to Nashville, Tenn., and to New York.
1 p.m. Hosts a round-table discussion on Social Security, James B. McNally Amphitheater, Fordham Business School, 140 W. 62nd St., New York.
7 p.m. Addresses the Columbia Law School graduation commencement, Avery Fisher Hall, 132 W. 65th St., New York.

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs housing and transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on the Department of Housing and Urban Development's single-family management and marketing contracts. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.
9:30 a.m. Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to discuss the reauthorization of the Maritime Administration, and to identify Transportation Department mismanagement problems with the Quincy Shipyard Project. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
10 a.m. Senate Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Adm. Vernon E. Clark for reappointment to the grade of admiral and to be chief of naval operations. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
10 a.m. Senate Governmental Affairs international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation to provide long-term care insurance for federal employees. Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, and Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrat, participate. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.
2 p.m. Senate Judiciary criminal justice oversight subcommittee holds a hearing, "Threats to Federal Law Enforcement Officers." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
3 p.m. Senate Energy and Natural Resources forests and public land management subcommittee holds a hearing on the U.S. Forest Service's proposed transportation policy. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. for morning hour and at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. House Banking and Financial Services capital markets, securities and government sponsored enterprises subcommittee holds a hearing on the Housing Finance Regulatory Improvement Act. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m. House Small Business Committee's tax, finance and exports subcommittee holds a hearing on the consequences for small exporters of trade with China. Rep. Philip M. Crane, Illinois Republican, participates. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.
10 a.m. House Appropriations Committee holds a markup of the fiscal 2001 transportation appropriations bill. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
11 a.m. House Resources Committee holds a hearing on the Graton Rancheria Restoration Act, to restore federal recognition to the Indians of the Graton Rancheria of California. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
11 a.m. House Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the National Defense Authorization Act for fiscal 2001. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.
Noon House Commerce energy and power subcommittee holds a markup of legislation to clarify that environmental protection, safety and health provisions continue to apply to the functions of the national Nuclear Security Administration to the same extent as those provisions applied to those functions before transfer to the administration. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
2 p.m. House Education and the Workforce early childhood, youth and families subcommittee holds a hearing, "Ritalin Use Among Youth: Examining the Issues and Concerns." Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat, and Rep. Deborah Pryce, Ohio Republican, participate. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
2 p.m. House Government Reform government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation to establish the Commission for the Comprehensive Study of Privacy Protection. Reps. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat; Joe L. Barton, Texas Republican; and James C. Greenwood, Pennsylvania Republican, participate. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

AIDS conference all day National Institutes of Health National Cancer Institute holds its fourth International AIDS Malignancy Conference. Location: NIH, Building 45, Natcher Conference Center, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-6711.
Internet-taxation conference 8:30 a.m. Bureau of National Affairs holds a conference, "Internet Taxation." Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, and Rep. Christopher Cox, California Republican, participate.
12:10 p.m. Utah Gov. Michael O. Leavitt, National Governors Association chairman and Advisory Commission on Electronic Commerce member.
Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/562-1530.
Olympic Committee program 9 a.m. U.S. Olympic Committee concludes its sixth annual Olympic Celebration and Dinner.
Highlights noon House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, luncheon speaker.
Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/466-3399.
Securities industries conference 9 a.m. Securities Industries Association continues its fifth annual Savings, Retirement and Estate Planning Conference. Senate Finance Committee Chairman William V. Roth Jr., Delaware Republican, participates. Location: Marriott Metro Center Hotel, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/296-9410.
Women's law news conference 10 a.m. National Women's Law Center holds a news conference to release its new report, "Be All That We Can Be: Lessons From the Military for Improving Our Nation's Child Care System" and present the report to the defense secretary. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen participates. Location: The Pentagon, briefing room, Room 2E781. Contact: 202/588-5180.
Congressional Medicare rally 10:45 a.m. Congressional Democrats hold a rally for Medicare prescription-drug benefits. House Minority Leader Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat; and Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, participate. Location: Capitol, East Lawn. Contact: 202/225-0100.
Irish president's visit 11 a.m. The Embassy of Ireland hosts Irish President Mary McAleese, who meets with the Senate leadership, Office of the Senate Majority Leader. Location: Capitol. Contact: 202/462-3939.
Lobbyists discussion noon American League of Lobbyists holds a discussion. Rep. Bob Weygand, Rhode Island Democrat, participates. Location: National Democratic Club, 20 Ivy St. SE. Contact: 703/960-3011.
Reading program noon The Public Broadcasting Service holds a program to promote the PBS series "Between The Lions," which helps children to read via unique televised reading instruction.
Highlights noon Education Secretary Richard W. Riley, luncheon address, National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW.
5:30 p.m. Professional basketball players Juwan Howard and Stephon Marbury participate at the reception, Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, Great Hall, First Street and Independence Avenue SE.
Contact: 703/739-8494.
Transportation week program noon The Transportation Department hosts events and displays to celebrate National Transportation Week. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater participates. Location: Transportation Department, 700 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.
Congressional news conference noon Members of Congress holds a news conference to release a GAO study, "Disabled Veterans Care: Better Data and More Accountability Needed to Adequately Assess Care." Rep. Lane Evans, Illinois Democrat. Location: Capitol, Room H-137. Contact: 202/225-9756.
Commodity Club address 12:30 p.m. The Commodity Club of Washington, D.C., holds an address to its monthly luncheon. Sen. Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican, participates. Location: Hotel Washington, roof level, Washington Room, 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/785-4070.
White House anniversary reception 5:30 p.m. Bronn of America holds a reception to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the White House and to unveil the Faberge White House 200th Anniversary Egg, the White House 200th Anniversary Waterford Crystal Bowl, and a commemorative painting "The Heart and Conscience of America." Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., New Jersey Democrat, participates. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 301/229-0697.
Job seminar 7 p.m. The Women's Center holds a seminar, "Finding the Job For You." Location: Wesley United Methodist Church, Room 118, 711 Spring St., Vienna, Va. Contact: 703/281-2657.
Fund-raising concert 8:30 p.m. Food and Friends holds a concert to raise funds for people living with AIDS. Actress Ellen DeGeneres participates. Location: Kennedy Center, Concert Hall, New Hampshire Avenue and Rock Creek Parkway NW. Contact: 202/863-1836.

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