- The Washington Times - Tuesday, September 26, 2000

VICE PRESIDENT GORE

11:40 a.m. Participates in "MTV and Time present: Choose or Lose 2000 Town Hall Forum with Al Gore," Media Union Audio Studio, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Consumer Product Safety Commission holds an open public meeting on a petition filed by Scott and Diana Anderson, requesting development of a mandatory safety standard for escalators. Location: Room 420, East West Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-0800.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony regarding Amtrak's progress toward meeting the statutory requirements to operate free of federal subsidies, and review a General Accounting Office report on Amtrak released this week. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. Select Intelligence Committee and the Senate Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the Wen Ho Lee case. The witnesses include Louis Freeh, FBI director; Attorney General Janet Reno; George Tenet, CIA director; and Energy Secretary Bill Richardson. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700 or 202/224-5225.
10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on a review of U.S. foreign policy at the end of the Clinton administration. Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright testifies. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.
2:30 p.m. Finance's Social Security and family policy subcommittee holds a hearing for testimony on Internal Revenue Service collection of child support payments. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.

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

9 a.m. International Relations's Africa subcommittee holds a hearing on child victims of Sierra Leone. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
9:30 a.m. Education and the Workforce Committee holds a hearing on "The Importance of Literacy." Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
9:30 a.m. Veterans' Affairs Committee and the Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee hold a hearing on the legislative presentation of the American Legion. Ray Smith, national commander of the American Legion, testifies. Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.
10 a.m. Government Reform's civil service subcommittee holds a hearing on "Wildland Firefighters Pay: Are There Inequalities?" Location: 2203 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on "U.N. Inspections of Iraq's Weapons of Mass Destruction Programs: Has Saddam Won?" Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.
10 a.m. Judiciary Committee marks up the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 2000 and the Secret Evidence Repeal Act of 1999. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
10 a.m. Ways and Means' Social Security subcommittee holds a hearing to focus on the quality of the Social Security Administration's notices and the status of SSA's actions to address notice improvement. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
11 a.m. Agriculture's livestock and horticulture subcommittee holds a hearing on the Country-of-Origin Meat Labeling Act of 1999. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2171.
1 p.m. Education and the Workforce's oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing to investigate federal prison industries' commercial sales. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4527.
1 p.m. Ways and Means' oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on whether federal tax laws are keeping pace with the "new economy." Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
2 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on "Contacts Between Northrop Grumman Corporation and the White House Regarding Missing White House E-Mails." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
3 p.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on "The White House Failure to Respond to Committee Request." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
3 p.m. Select Intelligence Committee holds hearing on the status of the Energy Department investigations. Location: Capitol, Room H-405. Contact: 202/225-4121.

GENERAL AGENDA

Oil hearing 9:30 a.m. The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony on the current outlook for supply of heating and transportation fuels this winter. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson testifies. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
National Capital Planning Commission hearing 2 p.m. The National Capital Planning Commission holds a public hearing on its Comprehensive Plan for the National Capital; specifically, the revised section on parks, open space and natural features of the National Capital region. Location: 801 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-7203.
National Restaurant Association conference 8 a.m. The National Restaurant Association holds its 16th annual public affairs conference. The speakers are Reps. F. James Sensenbrenner Jr., Wisconsin Republican, and Mark Foley, Florida Republican. Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/331-5944.
Teaching evolution briefing 9 a.m. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) and the Thomas B. Fordham Foundation present a briefing and symposium on "Good Science, Bad Science: Teaching Evolution in the States," a report with an analysis of how each state handles evolution. Location: AAAS Auditorium, 1200 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/879-4142.
Blacklisting rule news conference 9 a.m. Members of Congress holds a news conference in support of legislation that would counter the administration's proposed blacklisting rule that would disqualify companies from receiving government contracts if they do not have a "satisfactory" record of compliance with employment, tax, antitrust, environmental or consumer protection laws. Location: Capitol, Room SC-6. Contact: 202/224-2353.
Sex education report briefing 9:30 a.m. The Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation presents a briefing and discussion on its report, "Sex Education in America: A View from Inside the Nation's Classrooms," based on surveys of students, parents, teachers and principals. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/347-5270.
"Remember the Titans" news conference 9:30 a.m. Rep. J.C. Watts Jr., Oklahoma Republican, joins Disney executives and former Alexandria high school football coaches at a news conference on the premiere of the film "Remember the Titans." Location: Capitol, Room H-137. Contact: 202/225-5107.
Report release 9:30 a.m. Business Leaders for Sensible Priorities holds a news conference to release a report, "A Realistic Defense Budget for the New Millennium." Lawrence Korb, former assistant defense secretary and current vice president and director or studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, participates. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/332-0600.
Prescription drugs news conference 10 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on prescription drugs. Location: 311 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5107.
Wallenberg ceremony 10 a.m. The Congressional Human Rights Caucus holds a ceremony to mark the anniversary of the granting of honorary citizenship to Raoul Wallenberg and to evaluate the current status of the Wallenberg case. Location: 2226 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3531.
Family Research Council news conference 10 a.m. The Family Research Council holds a news conference to announce its new president. Location: Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/393-2100.
NARAL news conference 10 a.m. National Abortion Rights Action League (NARAL) holds a news conference to release its "Worst Choice List," the organization's top target races for the 2000 election. Location: Suite 700, 1156 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/973-3032.
Human Rights Campaign news conference 10 a.m. The Human Rights Campaign holds a news conference to kick off an ad campaign focusing on Gov. George W. Bush and congressional opponents of the Hate Crime Prevention Act. Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/216-1547.
Health care premiums news conference 11 a.m. Sens. Tim Hutchinson, Arkansas Republican, and Jim Bunning, Kentucky Republican, hold a news conference on health care premiums. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/224-2353.
Public Citizen news conference 11 a.m. Public Citizen holds a news conference to discuss the need for legislation to enhance the authority of the National Highway Transportation Safety Administration. The participants include Joan Claybrook, Public Citizen president; Julie Steinberg, sister of a victim in a crash involving Firestone ATX tires; and Shawna Freucht, crash victim. Location: 1600 20th St. NW. Contact: 202/588-1000.
National Association of Manufacturers briefing noon The National Association of Manufacturers holds an issues briefing luncheon on the European Union's recent value-added tax directive on electronic commerce. The speaker is Rep. Philip Crane, Illinois Republican. Location: Manufacturers Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3090.
Archives lecture noon The National Archives holds an author lecture by Evan Thomas, author of "Robert Kennedy: His Life." Location: Room 105, National Archives, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 202/208-7345.
Yeutter speech noon The Canadian-American Business Council and the Royal Bank of Canada hold a Distinguished Speaker Series luncheon, featuring "Regional v. Global: Who Wins?" The speaker is Clayton Yeutter, former U.S. trade representative and Agriculture secretary. Location: Main Ballroom, Second Floor, Army & Navy Club, 901 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/785-6717.
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission meeting 1 p.m. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a public meeting to commemorate its 35th anniversary. Location: 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/663-4900.
Prescription drugs news conference 1 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to call upon the Republican leadership to appoint conferees on the reimportation of prescription drugs. Location: Grubbs Pharmacy, 326 East Capitol St. NE. Contact: 202/225-3965.
AFL-CIO/Kaiser news conference 1 p.m. The AFL-CIO and the Kaiser Foundation Health Plan hold a news conference to release early ratification results and detail the historic AFL-CIO/Kaiser Permanente national contract. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/637-5018.
Institute for Health Freedom news conference 2 p.m. The Institute for Health Freedom holds a news conference to release results of a major national survey on public attitudes toward medical privacy. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/429-6610.
Awards ceremony 2:30 p.m. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds an awards ceremony for three minority contractors for their outstanding contribution to the nation's space program. Location: 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-1761.
Asia Pacific Center for Justice and Peace news conference 3 p.m. The Asia Pacific Center for Justice and Peace hosts a news conference on the upcoming review of the U.S.-Korea Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA). The Rev. Mun Jinghyun participates. Location: Institute for Policy Studies, 733 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/543-1094.
Chinese societies discussion 5 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hosts a discussion on "Democratization in Chinese Societies." Location: Kenney Auditorium, Nitze Building, SAIS, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Women and leadership address 5:30 p.m. Georgetown University sponsors an address on "Women and Leadership: Looking Back, Looking Forward." The speaker is Kim Campbell, former prime minister of Canada. Location: Bunn Intercultural Center, Georgetown University, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: 202/687-4328.
Benefit 6 p.m. The Congressional Hunger Center, Share Our Strength and the Ethiopian ambassador hold a benefit for Share Our Strength Ethiopia Relief Fund to aid famine victims in the East African nation. Location: The Embassy of Ethiopia, 3506 International Drive NW. Contact: 202/478-6550.
Reception 6 p.m. Sen. Paul Wellstone, Minnesota Democrat, hosts a reception for the opening of the "Domestic Violence: Through the Eyes of a Child" exhibition. Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala, Attorney General Janet Reno, and Marian Wright Edelman, Children's Defense Fund, attend. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5641.
Holocaust lecture 7 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents its Joseph and Rebecca Meyerhoff Annual Lecture to address Holocaust research and Holocaust writing in the first half-century. The speaker is Sir Martin Gilbert, University College, London. Location: Helena Rubinstein Auditorium, Holocaust Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place. Contact: 202/488-0400.
AIDS lecture 7 p.m. The National Institutes of Health holds its 2000 Medicine for the Public Lecture Series: "Adolescents and AIDS: Millennium Milestones." Dr. Lauren Wood of the National Cancer Institute's HIV & AIDS Malignancy Branch, participates. Location: Masur Auditorium, Building 10, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2563 or 301/496-1767.

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