- The Washington Times - Tuesday, May 23, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Pornography news conference 9 a.m. The Family Research Council holds a news conference on federal enforcement of obscenity laws and on victims of pornography. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-2411 or 202/393-2100.

'Death tax' news conference noon A coalition of business owners and national organizations opposed to the "death tax" sponsor a Death Tax Summit news conference to call on Congress to repeal the levy. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Rain site: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2424.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

To be announced.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

8:30 a.m. Addresses the American Israeli Public Affairs Committee Convention, Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW.

2:20 p.m. Addresses the Service Employees International Union's 22nd Annual International Convention, David Lawrence Convention Center, 1001 Pennsylvania Ave., Pittsburgh.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department auctions three- and six-month Treasury bills. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

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 to receive testimony on U.S. strategic nuclear force requirements. Walter Slocombe, defense undersecretary, and Gen. Henry H. Shelton, Joint Chiefs of Staff chairman, testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9:30 a.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs, housing opportunity and community development subcommittee holds hearings to examine the consolidation of Housing and Urban Development's homeless assistance programs. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.

10 a.m. Small Business Committee holds a hearing on "IRS Restructuring: A New Era for Small Business." Charles Rossotti, Internal Revenue Service commissioner, testifies. Location: 428-A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5175.

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

10 a.m. Commerce telecommunications, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on "Obscene Material Available via the Internet." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Secret Evidence Repeal Act of 1999. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Science technology subcommittee holds a hearing on "Technology Transfer Challenges and Partnerships: A Review of the Department of Commerce's Biennial Report on Technology Transfer." Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6371.

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce employer-employee relations subcommittee marks up the Wealth Through the Workplace Act of 2000. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. Armed Services oversight panel on terrorism holds a hearing on domestic terrorism. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

2 p.m. Resources Committee holds a hearing on "Funding of Environmental Initiatives and their Influence on Federal Public Lands Policies." Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

GENERAL AGENDA

World economic forum all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a "World Economic Forum." The speakers include: Commerce Secretary William M. Daley; William Kennard, Federal Communications Commission chairman; Romanian Prime Minister Mugur Isarescu; New York Gov. George E. Pataki; and Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Ridge. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Mbeki visit 8:30 a.m. South African President Thabo Mbeki visit Congress.

Highlights 8:30 a.m. Breakfast meeting, Capitol, Room H-139.

9 a.m. House International Relations Committee meets with Mr. Mbeki, Capitol, Room HC-139.

9:30 a.m. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, meets with Mr. Mbeki, Capitol, Room H-230.

10 a.m. Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee on African affairs meets with Mr. Mbeki, Capitol, Room S-116. Contact: 202/438-1657.

Microsoft case discussion 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a panel discussion on "Microsoft Remedies and Beyond: Where Law, Economics, and Politics Converge." Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Secret Evidence Repeal Act news conference 9 a.m. The National Coalition to Protect Political Freedom holds a news conference on "The Secret Evidence Repeal Act." Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Rain site: 122 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/488-8787.

Clinton-Putin summit briefing 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a briefing on the upcoming President Clinton-Russian President Vladimir Putin summit. Location: Van Andel Center, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

"Geographic Bee" competition 10 a.m. The National Geographic Society holds its "2000 National Geographic Bee" competition among 55 students ages 10 to 15 from all 50 states. Location: Lobby level, Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/857-7001.

Putin hearing 10:30 a.m. The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe holds a hearing on "The Putin Path: Are Human Rights In Retreat?" Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.

Bush news conference 10:30 a.m. George W. Bush for President hosts a news conference. Texas Gov. George W. Bush participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 512/637-777

Book Stamp Act news conference 10:45 a.m. Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Kay Bailey Hutchison, Texas Republican, hold a news conference to introduce the Book Stamp Act. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2633.

Clothes washers news conference 11 a.m. The Energy Department holds a news conference to announce a new agreement among manufacturers to improve the efficiency of residential clothes washers. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson and Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, participate. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/586-5806.

Sudan news conference 11 a.m. The Sudan Campaign holds a news conference to announce a nationwide effort to combat genocide, famine, slavery and religious persecution in Sudan. Location: Caucus Room, 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 301/972-2367.

Parkinson's news conference 11 a.m. The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research holds a news conference to discuss the foundation's research agenda. Actor Michael J. Fox participates. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3490.

China trade vote rally 11 a.m. Members of Congress, including House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, hold a rally in support of the upcoming China trade vote. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5107.

Oliver Tambo lecture 11:30 a.m. The Georgetown University holds its inaugural Oliver Tambo lecture. The speaker is South African President Thabo Mbeki. Location: Gaston Hall, third floor of Healy Hall, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Riley-Bjarnason meeting 11:30 a.m. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley meets with Icelandic Foreign Minister of Education, Science and Culture Bjorn Bjarnason. Location: Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-3026.

Lincoln Diaz-Balart speech noon The American League of Lobbyists holds a luncheon with speaker Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Florida Republican. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 703/960-3011.

Wreath-laying ceremony noon Members of Congress host a wreath-laying ceremony honoring women in the military. Army Secretary Louis Caldera and Veterans Affairs Secretary Togo D. West Jr. participate. Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Arlington. Contact: 202/225-7924.

Shalala remarks 12:15 p.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala makes remarks at the Welfare to Work Partnership Conference. Location: Montcalm Room, Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza East SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Sentencing reform discussion 1 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a discussion on "Smart on Crime: Looking Ahead at Sentencing Reform." The speaker is Julie Stewart, president and founder of Families Against Mandatory Minimums. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

China trade vote discussion 2 p.m. The Brookings Institution holds a panel discussion on "The China Trade Vote." Location: Falk Auditorium, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Media Research Center news conference 2:30 p.m. The Media Research Center holds a news conference to release its new report "Back to Peaceable Paradise: Media Soldiers for the Seizure of Elian." The participants include: Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican, and L. Brent Bozell, Media Research Center chairman. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 139.

Mbeki speech 3 p.m. South African President Thabo Mbeki delivers a keynote speech for a special convocation at Howard University. Location: Cramton Auditorium, 2400 Sixth St. NW. Contact: 202/238-2332.

Antitrust enforcement discussion 6 p.m. The D.C. Bar Association holds a discussion on "Antitrust Enforcement in the Years Ahead." Joel Klein, assistant attorney general, participates. Location: Arnold & Porter, 555 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/626-3463.

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