- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 19, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Gore-Russia-Iran arms deal news conference 11 a.m. Sens. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican, and Gordon H. Smith, Oregon Republican, hold a news conference on the Gore-Russia-Iran arms deal. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-4651.

Berger speech 6 p.m. Georgetown University's Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service's Institute for the Study of Diplomacy sponsors the 21st Oscar Iden Lecture. Samuel R. Berger, national security adviser, will speak on "A Foreign Policy for the Global Age." Location: Auditorium, Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

2 p.m. Meets with House and Senate Democrats to discuss education priorities in the final budget negotiations, 345 Cannon House Office Building.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

Travels to New York City.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases a report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for August 2000. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
8:30 a.m. Labor Department releases unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution. Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the nonprescription drugs advisory committee to consider safety issues regarding the use of Phenylpropanolamine in over-the-counter drug products. Location: Ballroom, Holiday Inn, 2 Montgomery Ave., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-7001.
8 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the commercial space transportation advisory committee. Location: 800 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/267-8308.
9 a.m. Commerce Department holds a meeting of the census advisory committee of professional associations. Location: Sheraton Crystal City Hotel, 1800 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 301/457-2308.

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 on issues related to the attack on the USS Cole. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.
9:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the Energy Department's decision to release 30 million barrels of crude oil from the Strategic Petroleum Reserve and the bid process used to award contracts regarding the released crude oil. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up pending legislation, including a resolution for personal appearance subpoena pursuant to Rule 26 to the Energy Department regarding Secretary Bill Richardson, and the Motor Vehicle Franchise Contract Arbitration Fairness Act of 2000. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.
3 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on potential timber sale contract liability incurred by the government as a result of timber sale contract cancellations. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Commerce, energy and power subcommittee holds a hearing on "Strategic Petroleum Reserve: A Closer Look at the Drawdown." Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.
1 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a business meeting. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Cardiovascular therapeutics conference all day The Cardiovascular Research Foundation presents the "Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics 2000" Conference. Location: Washington Convention Center, 900 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 703/237-5963.
E-government finance and investment summit 8:45 a.m. Fulcrum Information Services Inc. presents the E-Government Finance and Investment Summit. The luncheon speaker is Federico Pena, former energy secretary, and managing director of Vestar Capital Partners. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 800/869-4302.
Monetary conference 9 a.m. The Cato Institute presents its 18th Annual Monetary Conference, "Monetary Policy in the New Economy."
Highlights 9:10 a.m. Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve Board chairman, keynote speaker.
1:15 p.m. Robert McTeer Jr., president/CEO of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas.
Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.
Buccellati exhibition preview 9:30 a.m. The National Museum of Natural History holds a media preview for an exhibit of precious-metal masterpieces from the private Buccellati collection. Location: National Museum of Natural History, 10th and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/357-3030.
Latino Immigrant and Fairness Act news conference 9:30 a.m. The League of United Latin American Citizens holds a news conference to call for passage of the Latino Immigrant and Fairness Act as part of the Commerce, Justice and State appropriations bill. Reps. Xavier Becerra, California Democrat, and Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Democrat, participate. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain site: 1539 Longworth House Office Building). Contact: 202/833-6130.
Archer news conference 11 a.m. Rep. Bill Archer, Texas Republican, holds his last scheduled news conference. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-8933.
PLO sanctions bill news conference 11 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on a PLO sanctions bill. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-6616.
Public Relations Society of America luncheon noon The National Capital Chapter of the Public Relations Society of America holds its October luncheon, featuring Larry Speakes, former chief spokesman for President Ronald Reagan, speaking on "A Bird's Eye View on the Gore/Bush Campaigns." Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 703/691-9212.
Housing policy forum noon The National Economists Club holds a luncheon meeting, featuring a forum on "Housing Policy under the Next President." The speakers are Jacquie Lawing, Gore-Lieberman campaign, and John Weicher, Bush-Cheney campaign. Location: Madison Building, Library of Congress, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 703/739-9404.
National Immigration Forum briefing noon The National Immigration Forum holds a news briefing on "The Immigration Issue at the Heart of the Budget Endgame." Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/544-0004.
Kennewick Man ruling discussion noon American University's Washington College of Law holds a discussion on the Interior Departments ruling on the Kennewick Man case. Location: Washington College of Law, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4279/
Laos forum noon The Center for Public Policy Analysis convenes the U.S. Congressional Forum on Laos. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/543-1444.
Barshefsky speech 12:30 p.m. Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. trade representative, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing foreign-trade policy. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
American Rivers news conference 12:30 p.m. American Rivers holds a news conference to give a six-month update on the most endangered rivers of 2000. Location: Suite 720, 1025 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/347-7550, Ext. 3056.
Conservation Security Act news conference 2 p.m. Rep. David Minge, Minnesota Democrat, holds a news conference to discuss the introduction of the Conservation Security Act, which would make conservation a cornerstone of the next farm bill. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-2331.
Soviet studies seminar 3:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center presents a seminar titled "Early Soviet Studies in Light of Newly Available Materials." Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4188.
Human rights discussion 4 p.m. The Georgetown University Law Center's International Women's Human Rights Clinic hosts a discussion on "Women's Human Rights: Are We Making Any New Progress?" The speaker is LaShawn Jefferson, deputy director of the Human Rights Watch's Women's Rights Division. Location: Room 437, Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519 or 202/662-9037.
Awards dinner 5:30 p.m. The Executive Leadership Council and Foundation holds its 12th Annual Recognition Dinner and Mid-Level Managers' Symposium. The participants include Steven Miller, president and CEO of Shell Oil Company; Franklin Raines, Fannie Mae chairman; Mae Jemison, first woman of color to go into space; Ann Fudge, executive vice president of Kraft Foods; and William Gray III, United Negro College Fund president. Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/298-8226, Ext. 206 or 202/333-6181.

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