- The Washington Times - Wednesday, May 3, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Project on Government Oversight briefing 10 a.m. The staff of the House Resources Committee holds a briefing on the upcoming hearing into the Project on Government Oversight's payments of more than $750,000 to two federal employees. Location: 1332 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7749.

Energy policy discussion noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "How America's Energy Policy Undermines Our National Security." Participants include Denise Bode, Oklahoma Corporation Commission, and Donald Hodel, former energy secretary. Location: Lehrman Auditorium, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/608-6143.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

10:50 a.m. Visits third- and fourth-grade classrooms, Audubon Elementary School, Owensboro, Ky.

11:40 a.m. Makes remarks to the Owensboro community, gymnasium, Audubon Elementary School.

5:05 p.m. Tours Central High School, Davenport, Iowa.

6:15 p.m. Makes remarks to the Quad Cities community, gymnasium, Central High School.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

9:15 a.m. Addresses the AFL-CIO 25th Constitutional Convention, Bally's Park Place Hotel, Atlantic City, N.J.

12:45 a.m. Addresses a Democratic National Committee luncheon, Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, New York City.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturers' shipments, inventories and orders for March 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 defense appropriations. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the Boston Central Artery Tunnel project. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater testifies. Location: 253 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. Rules and Administration Committee holds a hearing on campaign reform, focusing on political speech on the Internet. Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6352.

9:30 a.m. Joint Taxation Committee holds a hearing on Internal Revenue Service strategic plans and its fiscal 2001 budget. Charles O. Rossotti, Internal Revenue Service commissioner, testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5561 or 202/225-3621.

2 p.m. Indian Affairs Committee marks up pending legislation, including a bill to reauthorize the Native Hawaiian Education Act. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

3 p.m. Armed Services Committee marks up the fiscal 2001 Defense Department Authorization Act. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Banking and Financial Services Committee holds a hearing on the Bank Reserves Modernization Act, to provide for payment of interest on bank reserves held by the Federal Reserve system. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.

10 a.m. Commerce telecommunications, trade and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing on the Internet Services Promotion Act of 2000, and the Internet Access Charge Prohibition Act of 1999. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on the missing White House e-mails. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on efforts to end discrimination against women. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. Resources forests and forest health subcommittee holds a hearing on pending legislation, including a bill to authorize the secretary of agriculture to sell or exchange all or part of certain administrative sites and other land in the Black Hills National Forest. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure Coast Guard and maritime transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on the Ocean Shipping Reform Act. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Ways and Means Committee holds a hearing on China's application to join the World Trade Organization. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers and Commerce Secretary William M. Daley testify. Contact: 202/225-3625.

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce workforce protections subcommittee holds a hearing, "The Fair Labor Standards Act: White-Collar Exemptions in the Modern Workplace." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

GENERAL AGENDA

Independent Insurance Agents of America conference 7:30 a.m. The Independent Insurance Agents of America holds its national legislative conference. Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, and Rep. Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, participate. Location: Independence Ballroom, Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/863-7000.

American Jewish Committee meeting 8 a.m. The American Jewish Committee holds its 94th annual meeting.

Highlights 8 a.m. Sen. Connie Mack, Florida Republican, recipient of the Congressional Leadership Award; William Schneider, CNN; and Steven Roberts, New York Daily News, on "Elections 2000: Candidates, Issues, Prospects."

1:30 p.m. Greek Foreign Minister George Papandreou, "Seeking Resolution of Historic Conflicts."

7 p.m. Howard Friedman and Robert Rifkind, honorary presidents of the American Jewish Committee, and lawyers on "Challenges of Church-State Separation."

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 212/751-4000, Ext. 271.

Skin cancer briefing 8 a.m. The American Academy of Dermatology holds a briefing on skin cancer. Location: Capitol, Room H-137. Contact: 202/737-8400.

Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers briefing 9 a.m. The Coalition to Reduce Nuclear Dangers holds a briefing on the upcoming U.S.-Russia summit, the national missile-defense debate and the future of nuclear arms. Location: Old Ebbitt Grill, 675 15th St. NW. Contact: 301/384-4338.

Asthma news conference 10:30 a.m. The Allergy and Asthma Network and Mothers of Asthmatics (AAN/MA) holds a news conference to release its 2000 Report Card on Asthma. The participants include: Reps. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat; Mark Foley, Florida Republican; and Nita M. Lowey, New York Democrat; Sen. Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat; Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Olympic gold medalist and asthma sufferer; Vicki Modica, mother of a son who died from asthma; Nancy Sander, AAN/MA president; Jane Tustin, president of the National Association of School Nurses; and Dr. William Berger, asthma expert. Location: Caucus Room, 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/326-1799.

Human rights news conference 10:45 a.m. Reps. Lynn Woolsey, California Democrat, and Carolyn B. Maloney, New York Democrat, hold a news conference on human rights violations against women and the need for the United States to ratify the U.N. Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5161.

Rededication ceremony 11 a.m. The Freedom Forum's Newseum holds a ceremony to rededicate its memorial to journalists who have died while reporting the news. Location: Freedom Park, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3752.

IDEA Full Funding Act news conference 11:30 a.m. Reps. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, and Bill Goodling, Pennsylvania Republican, hold a news conference on the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Full Funding Act. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5107.

Summers speech 12:30 p.m. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers addresses a National Press Club newsmaker luncheon, discussing the economy. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Drug-company profits briefing 1 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news briefing on new figures detailing drug-company profits. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-4115.

Reception 2 p.m. Court TV and "Street Law" hold a reception to introduce, "Homicide: Life on the Street," a violence-prevention curriculum based on the TV series of the same name. Location: G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/872-5240.

Iraqi sanctions briefing 3 p.m. Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio Democrat, holds a briefing on the current U.N. sanctions policy against Iraq, its effect on the Iraqi civilian population, and its impact on the Iraqi regime. Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5871.

Awards ceremony 6 p.m. The National Endowment for Democracy holds a ceremony to present its "Democracy Award 2000." Honorees include Natasa Kandic, director of the Humanitarian Law Center in Serbia; and Veton Surroi, Koha Ditore publisher, Kosovo province, Serbia, in recognition of their "courageous dedication to the values of democracy, human rights, and ethnic tolerance in the Balkans." Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/293-7396, Ext. 1.

Film screening 6:30 p.m. The National Archives presents a screening of "The Spanish Earth," a 1937 documentary about the Spanish Civil War, written and narrated by Ernest Hemingway. Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/713-6000.

Dinner 7 p.m. Friedman Billings Ramsey sponsors the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Washington 15th annual Congressional Dinner. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers participates. Location: JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/562-2012.

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