- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 19, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Archives lecture noon The National Archives presents an author lecture by Joseph Owen on his book "Colder than Hell: A Marine Rifle Company on Chosin Reservoir" as part of its Korean War commemoration. Location: Theater, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/501-5000.

Quayle speech 6 p.m. Former Vice President Dan Quayle delivers a lecture as part of the Senate Majority Leader's Lecture Series. Location: Capitol, Old Senate Chamber. Contact: 202/224-5358.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on housing starts and building permits for August. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

SENATE

Meets at 9:30 a.m. 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 U.S. policy toward Iraq. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of George Omas to the Postal Rate Commission. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

10 a.m. Finance Committee marks up the FSC Repeal and Extraterritorial Income Exclusion Act of 2000 and the Tariff Suspension and Trade Act of 2000. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.

10 a.m. Governmental Affairs international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee holds a hearing on the state of foreign-language capabilities in the federal government, Part II. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

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

]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. Agriculture department operations, oversight, nutrition and forestry subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation to designate certain National Forest System lands within the boundaries of Virginia as wilderness areas. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.

10 a.m. Commerce health and the environment subcommittee holds a hearing, "Implementation of the 1996 Safe Drinking Water Act Amendments and Funding of State Drinking Water Programs." Location: 2322 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Government Reform criminal justice, drug policy and human resources subcommittee holds a hearing, "Is Drug Use Up or Down?" Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. Education and the Workforce workforce protection subcommittee marks up the Needlestick Safety and Prevention Act. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

2 p.m. International Relations international economic policy and trade subcommittee and the Asia and the Pacific subcommittee hold a hearing, "Prelude to New Directions in U.S.-Vietnam Relations: The 2000 Bilateral Trade Agreement." Charlene Barshefsky, U.S. trade representative, and Stanley Roth, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Commission on Child Online Protection meeting all day The Commission on Child Online Protection (COPA) holds a public meeting. Location: Government Annex Building, penthouse floor, Office of the Chief, Room 13044, Conference Room No. 13083, 1425 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/298-9055.

Supreme Court term briefing 9 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation's legal-studies division holds a media briefing on the Supreme Court's 2000 term. Location: M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Cuban sanctions hearing 9:30 a.m. The U.S. International Trade Commission holds a public hearing, "The Economic Impact of U.S. Sanctions with Respect to Cuba." Location: Main hearing room, 500 E. St. SW. Contact: 202/205-1819.

Commerce Department news conference 10 a.m. The Commerce Department hosts a news conference announcing the deployment of "Argo Ocean Profiling Network" sensing instruments to collect and relay temperature and other data for predicting climate and improving long-term forecasts worldwide. Commerce Secretary Norman Mineta participates. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/482-6047.

Human rights briefing 10 a.m. The U.S. Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (Helsinki Commission) presents a briefing, "Human Rights in Russia Today." Location: 2255 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901.

Summers speech 10 a.m. The Treasury Department sponsors a speech to North Carolina business leaders. The speaker is Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Census response rates release 10:30 a.m. The Commerce Department and the U.S. Census Bureau hold a news conference to release the Census 2000 final response rates for the nation, counties and census tracts. Commerce Secretary Norman Mineta and Census Bureau Director Kenneth Prewitt participate. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/457-3691 or 202/482-4883.

Missing children news conference 11 a.m. Members of Congress, including House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, host a news conference to celebrate the 100th missing child recovered as a result of the "America's Looking for Its Missing Children" program. John Walsh, host of TV's "America's Most Wanted"; Postmaster General William Henderson; and Kathleen Mooney, the 100th recovered child and her mother, Vicki LePosa, participate. Location: 1302 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6565.

Report release 11:30 a.m. The Consumer Product Safety Commission holds a news conference to release a report on nursery product-related injuries. Location: Babies R Us, 5700 Leesburg Pike, Falls Church. Contact: 301/504-0580.

D.C. Bar luncheon noon The D.C. Bar Association's Environment, Energy and Natural Resources Section holds a brown-bag luncheon conversation with Carol M. Browner, Environmental Protection Agency administrator. Location: Ariel Rios Office Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/626-3463. Note: RSVP required.

Citizens Against Government Waste briefing noon Citizens Against Government Waste holds a congressional staff briefing, "Genetically Modified Crops Facts, Myths and the Future." Location: 328A Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/467-5300.

Handgun Control news conference noon Handgun Control Inc. holds a news conference to release its annual "Dangerous Dozen" list of pro-gun elected officials. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/898-0792.

Video conference 12:30 p.m. House Speaker J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, participates in a video conference with high school and college students from Illinois. Location: Capitol, Room H-210. Contact: 202/225-2800.

Historically black colleges and universities forum 1 p.m. The House Democratic leadership, Congressional Black Caucus and House Democratic Caucus host a forum to welcome presidents and chancellors of historically black colleges and universities. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/225-0100.

Drug-deaths statistics news conference 1:30 p.m. Rep. John L. Mica, Florida Republican, holds a news conference to highlight 1998 statistics showing that more people died from drugs (illegal drugs and drug overdoses) in the United States than were murdered. Joseph Califano, Center on Addiction and Substance Abuse, participates. Location: House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-2577.

Campaign-finance reform rally 5 p.m. Common Cause and Campaign for America present "Our House: National Rally for Campaign-Finance Reform." The participants include Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican; Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura; William Baldwin, Creative Coalition president; and musicians Crosby, Stills and Nash. Location: Capitol, West Front. Contact: 202/736-5770.

France lecture 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts a lecture by Francois Bujon de Lestang, French ambassador to the United States, "The European Union's French Presidency." Location: Auditorium, Rome Building, SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Book festival 6 p.m. The National Press Club holds its third annual Members' Writers Festival. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Arab-Israel peace process lecture 7:30 p.m. American University's Kennedy Political Union hosts a lecture, "The Arab-Israel Peace Process." The speaker is David Ivry, Israel's ambassador to the United States. Location: Butler Pavilion, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

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