- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 21, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Vietnam memorial conference 10 a.m. Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, and Rep. John P. Murtha, Pennsylvania Democrat, announce legislation to authorize the construction of an Education Center for visitors to the Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Location: Steps of the Lincoln Memorial, National Mall. Contact: 202/224-4224.

Energy hearing 1 p.m. The House Government Reform Committee holds a hearing to seek answers from top government officials and affected businesses about soaring energy prices. The witnesses include Energy Secretary Bill Richardson; Carol Browner, Environmental Protection Agency administrator; and James Hoecker, Federal Energy Regulatory Commission chairman. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Travels to Flint, Mich., to highlight several model programs that provide access to information technology for people with disabilities and increase their ability to get a job and acquire new skills.

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

10:30 a.m. Discusses energy independence, Burch Oil, 45370 Clarke's Landing Road, Hollywood, Md.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement for August 2000. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. National Archives and Records Administration holds a meeting of the advisory committee on preservation to evaluate technology advances in recapturing audio recordings, including the "18*-minute gap" in the Nixon White House tape recordings. Location: lecture rooms C&D;, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 301/713-7403 or 301/713-6000.

SENATE

Meets at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

8 a.m. Small Business Committee and the Senate Special Committee on Aging hold a hearing on "Pension Tension: Does the PBCG Deliver for Retirees?" Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5175 or 202/224-5364.

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to examine possible solutions to reductions in greenhouse gases. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

9:30 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Junior Duck Stamp Reauthorization Act of 2000 and the Great Apes Conservation Act of 2000. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6176.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up pending legislation, including the Internet Integrity and Critical Infrastructure Protection Act of 2000. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

2:30 p.m. Armed Services's personnel subcommittee holds a hearing to receive testimony on the recruiting initiatives of the Defense Department and the military services and to receive an update on the status of recruiting and retention goals. Location: 222 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

9 a.m. Armed Services' military procurement subcommittee holds a hearing on the Defense Department chemical agents and munitions destruction program. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

9:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing on "The National and Economic Importance of Improved Math-Science Education," H.R.4272, the National Science Education Enhancement Act. Alan Greenspan, Federal Reserve System chairman, testifies. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.

9:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure's aviation subcommittee holds a hearing on government and industry plans with respect to Stage 4 commercial aircraft. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10 a.m. Commerce's telecommunications, trade and consumer protection subcommittee and oversight and investigations subcommittee hold hearing on the recent Firestone tire recall action, focusing on the action as it pertains to relevant Ford vehicles. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Justice Department Office of Inspector General's September 2000 Report: "An Investigation of Misconduct and Mismanagement at ICITAP, OPDAT, and the Criminal Division's Office of Administration." Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. Resources' forests and forest health subcommittee holds hearing on the future of the forest service. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Veterans' Affairs' oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on VA's information technology program. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9164.

10 a.m. Ways and Means' Social Security subcommittee holds a hearing to discuss Social Security crises abroad and their implications for Social Security reform in the United States, and to examine the trends in employer pensions and their effect on Social Security. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Military strategies conference 8:45 a.m. Georgetown University hosts a day long conference, "Alternative U.S. Military Strategies." Location: Intercultural Center Auditorium, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Debt relief news conference 9:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on debt relief for Third World countries. Treasury Secretary Lawrence H. Summers, White House chief economic adviser Gene Sperling and musician Bono of U2, participate. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5355 or 202/226-7270.

Hunger Relief Tax Incentive Act news conference 9:45 a.m. Sens. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, and Patrick J. Leahy, Vermont Democrat, host a news conference to urge passage of the proposed Hunger Relief Tax Incentive Act to encourage family farmers, small businesses and restaurant owners to donate food otherwise wasted to food banks for the poor. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/224-2079 or 202/224-7435.

Patients' Bill of Rights hearing 10 a.m. The Senate Democratic Policy Committee holds a hearing on the need for a Patients' Bill of Rights. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1191.

Emily's List news conference 10 a.m. Emily's List holds a news conference to release its third national poll of women voters, the Emily's List Women's Monitor. Location: 805 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/326-1497.

Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. briefing 10 a.m. The Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. holds a news briefing to release earnings of the banking and thrift industries for the second quarter of 2000. Location: sixth-floor boardroom, 550 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/898-6993.

Debt reduction news conference 10:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to discuss recent House initiatives on reducing the debt and the repeal of the tax on telephones. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5107.

Alzheimer's briefing noon The Congressional Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease holds a news briefing to release new research on families that provide long-term care. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/276-2772.

National Capital Planning Commission meeting 12:30 p.m. The National Capital Planning Commission holds a special meeting to consider final approval of the World War II Memorial at the Rainbow Reflecting Pool, National Mall, proposed by the American Battle Monuments Commission. Location: third floor, 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-7200.

State Department report briefing 1:30 p.m. The State Department hosts a briefing on its "Initial Report of the United States of America to the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Racial Discrimination" being transmitted to the United Nations in Geneva. Harold Koh, assistant secretary of state for democracy, human rights and labor, and Bill Lann Lee, assistant attorney general, participate. Location: Media Briefing Room (2118), 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-6607.

Health report briefing 2 p.m. The American Public Health Association presents a briefing by the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics of its report, "Health, United States 2000, with Adolescent Chartbook." Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrat, and Rep. Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, co-host. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/777-2513 or 202/777-2435.

Book signing 7 p.m. Politics and Prose hosts a book signing with David Maraniss, author of "Prince of Tennessee," a biography of Vice President Al Gore. Location: Politics and Prose, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

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