- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 3, 2000


Presidential race discussion 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion to evaluate the results of the presidential race so far and to give updates on the House and Senate campaigns. The participants include Charles E. Cook Jr., editor and publisher of the Cook Political Report, and Stuart Rothenberg, editor and publisher of the Rothenberg Report. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Book discussion noon The George C. Marshall Institute hosts a discussion by Richard Shultz Jr. on his book "The Secret War Against Hanoi: Kennedy's and Johnson's Use of Spies, Saboteurs and Covert Warriors in North Vietnam." Location: Suite 905, 1730 K St. NW. Contact: 202/296-9655.


8:15 a.m. Attends Congressional Prayer Breakfast, Washington Hilton Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW.

4:30 p.m. Attends ambassador's credentials ceremony, Oval Office of the White House.

7:30 p.m. Delivers remarks at a reception for ex-Rep. Jane Harman, private residence.


10:30 a.m. Addresses economic issues with employees, the Digital Domain, Venice, Calif.

5 p.m. Addresses supporters, gymnasium, Garfield Elementary School, Olympia, Wash.


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.

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases report on manufacturer's shipments, inventories and orders for December 1999. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


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


9:30 a.m. Appropriations Treasury, Postal Service and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2001 appropriations for the Office of National Drug Control Policy and the anti-drug media campaign. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on worldwide threats to the national security of the United States. George J. Tenet, CIA director, testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. Budget Committee and the Appropriations transportation subcommittee hold a hearing on modernizing the Federal Aviation Administration. Jane Garvey, FAA administrator, testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on nominations to the IRS Oversight Board. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.

11 a.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a meeting to receive a briefing on "A Guide to the Appropriations Process." Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

2 p.m. Judiciary criminal justice oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on "The Report of the Commission on the Advancement of Federal Law Enforcement Commission Members." Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.


Meets at 10 a.m. No votes are expected. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


National Conference of State Legislatures meeting all day The National Conference of State Legislatures holds its 2000 "Leader to Leader" meeting.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Rep. Bud Shuster, Pennsylvania Republican, "Leaders Roundtable: Transportation Issues."

11:45 a.m. Rep. Richard A. Gephardt, Missouri Democrat, "Leaders Roundtable: The House Democratic Agenda for 2000."

12:30 p.m. Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, luncheon.

Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-5400.

National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws conference all day The National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) holds its 2000 Conference.

Highlights 9:30 a.m. Nadine Strossen, American Civil Liberties Union president, keynote address.

Noon David Boaz, member of NORML board of directors, luncheon address: "Marijuana: The Case for Freedom."

1:30 p.m. "Marijuana Prohibition: The Parents' Perspective."

Location: Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/483-5500.

Congressional Web-based Education Commission hearing 9 a.m. The Congressional Web-based Education Commission holds a public hearing on the Internet and the educational promise of the World Wide Web. The speakers include Sen. Bob Kerrey, Nebraska Democrat; Rep. Johnny Isakson, Georgia Republican; and Commerce Secretary William M. Daley. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/667-0901.

Telecommunications Act briefing 10 a.m. Rep. Thomas J. Bliley Jr., Virginia Republican, holds a news briefing on the competition and innovation generated by the Telecommunications Act of 1996. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5735.

Wine lawsuit briefing 10 a.m. The Institute for Justice announces a federal lawsuit to challenge New York state laws prohibiting the direct shipment of wine to consumers from out-of-state wineries. Location: West Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-1300.

Quality Health Care Coalition Act briefing 10:30 a.m. The American Medical Association holds a briefing on the Quality Health Care Coalition Act, a bill to grant physicians antitrust relief. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-7447.

Democratic Leadership Council briefing noon The Democratic Leadership Council (DLC) releases a poll and analysis, "The Decisive Center: Keys to Victory in 2000." Al From, DLC president, and pollster Mark Penn participate. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/546-0007.

Romney speech 12:30 p.m. Mitt Romney, president and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Games, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "The State of the Game." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority funding briefing 1:30 p.m. The Transportation Department and the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) announce financing for WMATA. The participants include Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater; Jack Lew, director of the Office of Management and Budget; and D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams. Location: Brentwood Railyard, WMATA, 601 T St. NE. Contact: 202/366-4043.

Army education program briefing 2:30 p.m. The departments of Defense and Education announce the U.S. Army's GED Plus High School Completion Program. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley and Army Secretary Louis Caldera participate. Location: Room 2E791, the Pentagon. Contact: 202/401-3026.

Europe lecture 6 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a lecture, "The Future of Europe." The speaker is Fraser Cameron, head of the European Commission's Washington delegation's political section. Location: Room 511, Nitze Building, Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Concert performance 7:30 p.m. The Israeli Embassy holds a concert. The performers are Gil Shaham on violin and Orli Shaham on piano. Location: 3514 International Drive NW. Contact: 202/364-5447.

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