- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 2, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

LaBella testimony 9:30 a.m. Former campaign-finance task force chief Charles G. LaBella testifies before the Senate Judiciary administrative oversight and courts subcommittee on his memorandum concerning Attorney General Janet Reno's decision against an independent counsel investigation of campaign-finance issues. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
Clinton press conference 10:15 a.m. President Clinton makes remarks with first lady Hillary Rodham Clinton and introduces Ben Casey of the Dallas YMCA, keynote speaker at a "White House Conference on Teen-agers: Raising Responsible and Resourceful Youth," East Room of the White House.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

8:40 a.m. Addresses the Independent Insurance Agents of America's national legislative conference, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW.
12:25 p.m. Addresses the Council of the Americas' 30th Washington conference, "Americas in the New Economy," Loy Henderson Conference Room, State Department, 2201 C St. NW.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

Travels to Atlanta and Atlantic City, N.J.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases report on new one-family houses sold and for sale for March 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions 3- and 6-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Postal Service Board of Governors meets. Location: Ben Franklin Room, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/268-2171.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee holds hearings to examine successful state environmental programs. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.
10 a.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing, "Inviting Fraud: Has the Social Security Administration Allowed Some Payers to Deceive the Elderly and Disabled?" Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3932.
2 p.m. Judiciary antitrust, business rights and competition subcommittee holds a hearing to examine the state of competition in the aviation industry and to discuss ways to increase competition. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
2:30 p.m. Armed Services personnel subcommittee marks up the fiscal 2001 Defense Department Authorization Act. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour, and at 2 p.m. for legislation business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for children and environmental health. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.
5 p.m. Rules Committee considers rules for floor debate of pending legislation, including the Florida Keys Water Quality Improvements Act of 1999. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Health insurance conference all day The Council for Affordable Health Insurance holds a conference on health care reform. The luncheon speaker is Rep. Paul D. Ryan, Wisconsin Republican. Location: Washington Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 703/836-6200.
Information technology policy summit 8:30 a.m. The Information Technology Association of America holds its fifth annual Information Technology Policy Summit. Commerce Secretary William M. Daley delivers a keynote address at 8:30 a.m. Location: Commerce Department, 14th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 703/522-5055.
American Nurses Association news conference 8:30 a.m. The American Nurses Association holds a news conference to release its study on the impact of nurse staffing on patient recovery. Location: Washington Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/651-7027 or 202/651-7020.
Russian-U.S. relations seminar 9 a.m. The Free Congress Foundation and the American University of Moscow sponsor a seminar on U.S.-Russian relations and the prospects of reintegrating Russia into the West. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/546-3000, Ext. 451.
Freedom of speech discussion 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a panel discussion, "Does the Federal Communications Commission Public Interest Mandate Inhibit Our Freedom to Communicate?" Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.
Budget discussion 9:30 a.m. The Urban Institute holds a discussion, "The 2001 Budget: The Choices Facing Congress and Why They Matter in a Surplus Era." The speaker is Jack Lew, director of the Office of Management and Budget. Location: Conference Room 5A, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/261-5709.
Presidential-nominating system study news conference 10 a.m. The Republican National Committee Advisory Commission on the Presidential Nominating Process holds a news conference to announce findings of its study of the presidential-nominating system. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/863-8592.
Pornography news conference 10 a.m. Concerned Women for America and the American Family Association hold a news conference in conjunction with Victims of Pornography Month to release a public service announcement to be aired nationwide on the harms of pornography and the steps individuals can take to protect themselves and their communities. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/488-7000 or 219/357-5484.
Elementary and Secondary Education Act briefing 10 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news briefing on reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2633.
Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote 2000 news conference 11 a.m. Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote 2000 holds a news conference to announce an APIAVote 2000 national campaign and to celebrate Asian-Pacific American Heritage Month. Location: House Triangle. Contact: 202/223-5500.
Medicare survey news conference 11:30 a.m. The Vanderbilt University Medical Center holds a news conference to announce the findings of a national Medicare survey of top leaders from government, academia, health care and finance. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/944-5165 or 202/944-5122.
Archer speech noon The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a luncheon featuring Rep. Bill Archer, Texas Republican, discussing prospects for the Ways and Means Committee markup of the bill to grant permanent Normal Trade Relations status to China, the likelihood of further tax relief, particularly for business, and the prospects for Social Security and Medicare reform. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-3104.
China trade discussion noon The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, "Permanent Normal Trade Relations for China: A 21st Century Opportunity." The speaker is Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat. Location: Room 511, Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Jerusalem briefing noon The American Committee on Jerusalem holds a luncheon briefing, "A Jerusalem Update." The speaker is Khalil Jahshan, American Committee on Jerusalem vice president, who has just returned from a two-week trip to Jerusalem. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/237-0215.
Safe and Successful Schools Act news conference 12:30 p.m. Reps. Richard A. Gephardt and William L. Clay, Missouri Democrats, hold a news conference on the introduction of the Safe and Successful Schools Act of 2000. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-0100.
Vilsack speech 12:30 p.m. Iowa Gov. Tom Vilsack addresses a National Press Club newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Feeding and Healing a Hungry World: The Role of Agricultural Biotechnology." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Women's health seminar 1 p.m. Dr. Kay Redfield Jamison, professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, conducts a women's health seminar on mental health. Location: The Women's Memorial, located at the gateway to Arlington National Cemetery. Contact: 800/222-2294 or 703/533-1155.
Trafficking in humans discussion 3 p.m. American University's Transnational Crime and Corruption Center holds a panel discussion, "Trafficking in Human Beings: The United States Government Response." Location: School of International Service, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.
Awards ceremony 6:30 p.m. The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America holds a ceremony to present its 2000 Winners' Circle Award. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/706-0560, Ext. 246.

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