- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 25, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Secret Russian deal 10:30 a.m. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee's European affairs and Near Eastern and South Asian affairs subcommittees hold a joint hearing focusing on recent revelations that Vice President Al Gore signed secret agreements with then-Russian Prime Minister Victor Chernomyrdin, in which he promised not to implement U.S. laws requiring sanctions for Russian weapons proliferation to Iran, and then withheld the information from Congress. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

USS Cole hearing 2 p.m. House Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the attack on the USS Cole in Yemen. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to New York for fund-raiser events for Hillary Rodham Clinton and Rep. Gregory W. Meeks, New York Democrat.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases a report on existing home sales for September. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on issues related to the attack on the USS Cole. Location: 216 Hart 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

10:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing on "Waste, Fraud, and Program Implementation at the Education Department." Education Secretary Richard W. Riley testifies. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

GENERAL AGENDA

U.S.-Cuba trade conference all day The Center for International Policy holds a conference on "The Potential for U.S.-Cuba Trade in Agricultural Commodities." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/232-3317.

Russia briefing 8:30 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a briefing on "Old Problems, A New Agenda? Russia Under Putin." The speaker is Donald Jensen, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty associate broadcasting director. Location: Fourth Floor Conference Room, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Interfaith Alliance news conference 9:30 a.m. The Interfaith Alliance holds a news conference as part of a nationwide grass-roots initiative to urge clergy not to distribute partisan literature and Christian Coalition voter guides. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/639-6370.

Federal agencies news conference 10 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on intimidation and discrimination at federal agencies. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/224-5101.

Report release 10 a.m. The University of California at Los Angeles holds a news briefing to release "Surveying the Digital Future," the first comprehensive year-to-year study of the social, economic and political impact of the Internet. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/638-0200.

American Association of Medical Colleges luncheon noon The American Association of Medical Colleges hosts a media luncheon to announce new data on the decline in medical school applicants and discuss legislative and regulatory issues faced by medical schools and teaching hospitals. Location: Room 130, 2450 N St. NW. Contact: 202/828-0041.

Reiner speech 12:30 p.m. Carl Reiner, renowned actor, writer, director and humorist who received the Kennedy Center's Mark Twain Prize for humor, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Pakistan discussion 5 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) presents a program titled "Pakistan: Friend or Foreign Policy Problem?" Stephen Cohen, Brookings Institution, and Zalmay Khalizad, Rand Corp., participate. Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Awards dinner 7 p.m. The Hudson Institute holds its 11th annual James H. Doolittle Award Dinner. The honoree is former Defense Secretary Caspar W. Weinberger. Location: Pavilion, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 315/549-4150.

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