- The Washington Times - Thursday, September 7, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

National Federation of Republican Women news conference 10:30 a.m. The National Federation of Republican Women holds a news conference to discuss the "No Child Left Behind" campaign and the education-reform plan of Texas Gov. George W. Bush. Location: Capitol, East Lawn. Contact: 703/548-9688.

Iraq briefing 5:30 p.m. The New Atlantic Initiative and the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs host a news briefing, "Saddam's Iraq and the Next Administration." The speaker is Richard Butler, former executive chairman of UNSCOM, the U.N. special commission on disarmament. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, American Enterprise Institution, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-4878.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

Attends the U.N. Millennium Summit and participates in a "Heads of State Roundtables" discussion, New York City.

VICE PRESIDENT AL GORE

1 p.m. Addresses employees of Gentex and discusses his specific budget goals for the future and details budget plans, Gentex Corp., Carbondale, Pa.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

SENATE

Not immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Appropriations' labor, health and human services, and education subcommittee holds hearing on stem cell research. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds hearing on religious persecution in the world. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. Governmental Affairs' international security, proliferation and federal services subcommittee holds hearing on e-commerce initiatives of the U.S. Postal Service. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Small Business' tax, finance and exports subcommittee holds a hearing on the subject of the complexity of the tax code as it affects small business. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

10 a.m. Ways and Means' human resources subcommittee holds hearing on unemployment compensation. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

11 a.m. Commerce's telecommunications, trade, and consumer protection subcommittee holds hearing on "Foreign Government Ownership of American Telecommunications Companies." Thomas Donohue, president/CEO of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

1:30 p.m. International Relations Committee holds hearing on the State Department Annual Report on International Religious Freedom for 2000. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Prescription drugs proposal briefing 9:30 a.m. The National Center for Policy Analysis holds a congressional briefing on a proposal to make prescription drugs more affordable for seniors by expanding Roth IRAs to cover medical expenses and drugs. Location: Capitol, Room H-137. Contact: 202/628-6671.

Adolescent marijuana use news conference 9:30 a.m. The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration holds a news conference to kick off the 11th annual "Recovery Month" by announcing major treatment advances for adolescent marijuana use and new information from its Treatment Episodes Data Set. Barry McCaffrey, White House drug czar, participates. Location: Holeman Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/443-3740.

Chemical emissions news conference 9:30 a.m. The National Environmental Trust, Physicians for Social Responsibility and the Learning Disabilities Association hold a news conference to release a report on "Polluting Our Future: Chemical Emissions in the U.S. that Affect Child Development and Learning." Location: Nest, Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-5200, Ext. 212.

Tribute 9:30 a.m. Mothers Against Drunk Driving sponsors a tribute to Sen. Frank R. Lautenberg, New Jersey Democrat. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater participates. Location: Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 500 Seminary Road, Alexandria. Contact: 301/652-6016.

Riley speech 10 a.m. Education Secretary Richard Riley delivers annual back-to-school address. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/401-3026.

Coastal pollution report news conference 10 a.m. The Coast Alliance and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration hold a news conference to release a report, "Mission Possible: State Progress Controlling Runoff Under the Coastal Nonpoint Pollution Control Program." Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/546-9554.

Report release 11 a.m. The Institute of Medicine holds a news briefing to release a report, "The Gulf War and Health," assessing the scientific evidence on the potential health effects of depleted uranium, sarin, pyridostigmine bromide and vaccines to protect against anthrax and botulism. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Dedication ceremony 11 a.m. Members of Congress hold a dedication ceremony for a sculpture of Wyoming's Chief Washakie to be placed in the National Statuary Hall Collection. Location: Capitol Rotunda. Contact: 202/224-3424.

Pipelines news conference 11 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to urge action on specific safety issues and release a report documenting the impact of poorly managed pipelines on communities. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/226-7454.

Prescription drugs news conference 11:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference on prescription drugs. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-2551.

Violence Against Women Act briefing noon The National Task Force To End Sexual and Domestic Violence Against Women holds a news briefing to call for legislation to reauthorize funding for the Violence Against Women Act. Location: 708 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/371-1999.

Townsend speech 12:30 p.m. Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Maryland Democrat, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Making Democracy Work." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Urban Institute news conference 1 p.m. The Urban Institute holds a news conference on the Urban Institute's Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) evaluation just released by the Justice Department. Location: Fifth-floor conference room 5A, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/261-5702.

General Accounting Office report news conference 2 p.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to release a new General Accounting Office report, "Local Growth Issues: Federal Opportunities and Challenges," that indicates widespread concern among communities about growth management. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-5141 or 202/224-1471.

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