- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 17, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

China trade briefing 8:30 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers holds an issue briefing on permanent normal trade relations with China. Reps. David Dreier, California Republican, and Robert Matsui, California Democrat, participate. Location: Farragut/Lafayette Lounge, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/637-3099.

Economic boom discussion 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a panel discussion on "Americans Left Behind: Issues Facing The Next President In Dealing With Those Left Behind In The Current Economic Boom." Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

11 a.m. Addresses the U.S. Coast Guard Academy commencement, New London, Conn.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

1:45 p.m. Addresses AARP biennial convention, Orlando, Fla.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to hear testimony on the scientific research on global warming. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works' clean air, wetlands, private property and nuclear safety subcommittee holds a hearing to conduct a Clean Air Act reauthorization to receive testimony on an incentive-based utility emissions reduction approach in the Clean Air Act. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.
9:30 a.m. Rules and Administration Committee holds a hearing on the Hagel-Landrieu campaign reform bill and other legislation. Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6352.
10 a.m. Finance Committee marks up legislation extending permanent normal trading relations to China. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.
2 p.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on Indian arts and crafts. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

HOUSE

Meets at 9 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Agriculture Committee holds a hearing on the administration's proposal for permanent normal trade relations with China. Commerce Secretary William M. Daley, Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman, and Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. trade representative, testify. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.
10 a.m. Banking and Financial Institutions Committee marks up the Financial Contract Netting Improvement Act and the Bank Reserves Modernization Act of 2000. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10:30 a.m. Commerce Committee marks up pending legislation, including a bill to amend the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 and the Cardiac Arrest Survival Act of 1999, as amended. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
11 a.m. Resources Committee marks up legislation to authorize the construction of the Lewis and Clark Water System and holds a hearing on the Virgin Islands and Guam Constitutional Self-Government Act of 2000. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
12:30 p.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up pending legislation, including a bill granting China normal trade relations. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Child labor conference all day The Labor Department holds a conference on "Advancing the Global Campaign Against Child Labor: Progress Made and Future Actions." Labor Secretary Alexis M. Herman participates. Location: Auditorium, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4650.
Globalization conference 8 a.m. The Economic Strategy Institute holds its conference, "The World To Come: Value and Price of Globalization: How Technology and Globalization Are Changing Economics, Politics and Society." Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers speaks at 1 p.m. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/289-1288.
Philippines discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring a discussion on "United States-Philippines Relations: The Philippines Political Situation and Developments in the Asia Pacific Region." The speaker is Fidel Ramos, former Philippines president. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Educational testing discussion 9 a.m. The National Association for the Advancement of Colored Persons Legal Defense and Educational Fund holds a panel discussion on "High Stakes Educational Testing: Uses and Consequences" to commemorate the 46th anniversary of the Supreme Court Brown vs. Board of Education school desegregation decision. Location: Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, 1 Columbus Circle NE. Contact: 202/833-9771.
Tariffs news conference 9:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on small businesses and tariffs. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-0591.
Selective Service System news conference 9:30 a.m. The Selective Service System holds a news conference to release its first-ever state-by-state draft registration compliance report card. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley participates. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/605-4100.
Campaign to Preserve U.S. Global Leadership meeting 10 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a meeting of the Campaign to Preserve U.S. Global Leadership. The speakers include Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5460.
Eurasia discussion 10 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Georgia, Ukraine, Uzbekistan, Azerbaijan and Moldova (GUUAM) and The Geopolitics of Eurasia." Location: Fourth floor conference room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.
Mental Health Early Intervention, Treatment and Violence Prevention Act news conference 11 a.m. Sens. Pete V. Domenici, New Mexico Republican, and Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, hold a news briefing to unveil the "Mental Health Early Intervention, Treatment and Violence Prevention Act of 2000." Location: Senate Budget Committee hearing room, 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7098.
American College of Emergency Physicians conference noon The American College of Emergency Physicians holds its Annual Leadership Conference, "21st Century Challenges, 21st Century Solutions." Charles Cook Jr. The Cook Political Report, participates. Location: Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/728-0610, Ext. 3006.
Dirty cops discussion noon The Cato Institute holds a panel discussion on "Dirty Cops and Wrongful Convictions." D.C. Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey participates. Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Violence against women news conference 1 p.m. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat, holds a news conference on violence against women. Attorney General Janet Reno participates. Location: Capitol, Senate swamp. Contact: 202/224-5721.
Women In Government news conference 1 p.m. Women In Government holds a news conference to announce the launch of "The Women's Health Care Platform: Campaign 2000," a bipartisan national campaign to end disparity in health care between men and women. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/836-7261.
"527 loophole" legislation news conference 2 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to announce legislation to close the "527 loophole," which allows groups organized for the purpose of influencing elections to claim tax-exemption while refusing to disclose the source of contributions and expenditures. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-1471.
Exhibition preview 6:30 p.m. The Meridian International Center and the Brazilian Embassy hold a media preview of the exhibition "The Colors of Brazil: Highlights From The Collection of The Brazilian Embassy." Location: White-Meyer Galleries, 1624 Crescent Place NW. Contact: 202/939-5568.

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