- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 27, 2000


Steel industry report discussion noon The Economic Strategy Institute hosts a discussion of the Commerce Department's report on the global steel industry, "Steel Crisis of 1998: Causes and Effects." Location: Suite 750, 1401 H St. NW. Contact: 202/289-1288.

Concerned Women for America news conference 3 p.m. Concerned Women for America and the Beverly LaHaye Institute hold a news conference to announce the results of a Wirthlin Worldwide poll on issues that will affect voting choices for a key block of American voters. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/488-7000.


10:30 a.m. Meets with Philippine President Joseph Estrada, Oval Office of the White House.


ot immediately available. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds hearing to review proposals to establish an international school lunch program. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.
9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds hearing to explore trends in the airline industry, the impact that a reduction of competitors might have on competition and concentration levels at hubs. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.
9:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the Cerro Grande fire in New Mexico. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.
9:30 a.m. Special Committee on Aging holds a hearing on "Nursing Home Residents: Shortchanged by Staff Shortages, Part II." Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3932.
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.


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


9:30 a.m. Resources' fisheries conservation, wildlife and oceans subcommittee holds a hearing on implementation of the Hydrographic Services Improvement Act of 1998. Commerce Secretary William M. Daley testifies. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
9:30 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure's aviation subcommittee holds hearing on "The Trend Towards Criminalization of Aircraft Accidents." Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.
10 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on "Understanding Intergenerational Economic Issues." Dan Crippen, Congressional Budget Office director, testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.
10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing titled "Felonies and Favors: A Friend of the Attorney General Gathers Information from the Justice Department." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
1 p.m. Judiciary's Constitution subcommittee holds a hearing on "Constitutional Rights and the Grand Jury." Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.


Awards presentation 8:30 a.m. The Business Software Alliance holds an awards ceremony to present the "Cyber Champion" Award. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/530-5127.
Trade report discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference on a U.N. Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) report, "Capital Flows and Growth in Africa." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.
Judicial Watch e-mail evidentiary hearing 10 a.m. The Judicial Watch e-mail evidentiary hearing resumes in the "Filegate" case with U.S. District Judge Royce Lamberth presiding. Testimony on and evidence of a court-ordered technology demonstration on copying and retrieving missing White House e-mail will be given. Location: Courtroom 21, U.S. Courthouse, Third and Constitution avenues NW. Contact: 202/646-5172.
Mothers Against Drunk Driving news conference 11:30 a.m. Mothers Against Drunk Driving holds a news conference to urge Congress to pass legislation requiring each state to lower the legal drunken-driving definition to .08 percent blood-alcohol concentration as a condition of receiving its full share of federal highway funds. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater participates. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp (Rain site: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building). Contact: 214/744-6233.
Russian press freedom discussion noon The Freedom Forum's Newseum presents an "Inside Media" panel discussion on what the election of a new president has meant for press freedom in Russia. Location: Seminar Room A, 1101 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/284-3713.
Nasser speech 12:30 p.m. Jacques Nasser, CEO of Ford Motor Co., addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker luncheon, discussing "Strategies for Customer Satisfaction and Environmental Leadership." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
"Don't Laugh at Me" project news conference 12:30 p.m. The American Camping Association holds a news conference to launch its "Don't Laugh at Me" project to give children tools to resolve conflicts and treat each other with respect. Location: Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution avenues NE. Contact: 202/778-1088.
Federal Communications Commission hearing 1 p.m. The Federal Communications Commission holds an en banc hearing to discuss issues pertinent to the joint applications of America Online Inc. (AOL) and Time Warner Inc. (Time Warner) for commission approval of the transfer of control to AOL Time Warner, a new entity, of licenses and authorizations now held by AOL and Time Warner. Location: Commission Meeting Room, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-7044.
Signing ceremony 2 p.m. Representatives from the Environmental Protection Agency's Project XL and Pressive Auto Insurance hold a ceremony to sign an agreement to assess the environmental benefits of lowering insurance costs for vehicles that are driven less. Location: Monet II, Loews L'Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L'Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/862-2697.
GOP accomplishments briefing 2:15 p.m. Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, and the House GOP leadership hold a news briefing on GOP accomplishments. Location: Capitol, West Front Steps (Rain site: 311 Cannon House Office Building). Contact: 202/224-0600.
American Civil Liberties Union news conference 2:30 p.m. The American Civil Liberties Union holds a news conference to announce the filing of a class action suit on behalf of World Bank-IMF protesters. Location: U.S. Courthouse, 333 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-8997.
Marriage Penalty Tax bill briefing 3 p.m. Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, and Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican, hold a news briefing to send the marriage penalty tax bill to the White House. Location: Capitol, House Steps. Contact: 202/224-3135 or 202/225-0600.
Mexico forum 4 p.m. The Cato Institute holds a policy forum titled "Mexico in a New Era of Openness: What to Expect from Vicente Fox." Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.

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