- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 22, 2000


Water on Mars 11 a.m. The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) holds a news conference to discuss the recent discovery of evidence of liquid water on Mars, using NASA's Mars Global Surveyor spacecraft. Location: James E. Webb Auditorium, 300 E St. SW. Contact: 202/358-1727.

Voter.com news conference noon Voter.com holds a news conference on its Battleground 2000 Poll "New Polling Results, Presidential Race, Hot Issues." Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/683-5004.


Noon Attends a Democratic National Committee Federal Victory Fund reception, Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix.

1:35 p.m. Makes remarks at a Democratic National Committee lunch, Ritz-Carlton, Phoenix.


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.


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


9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the proposed merger between United Airlines and US Airways. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee meets on a resolution to authorize a subpoena to Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright for documents related to Elian Gonzalez and 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. Appropriations Committee marks up the Interior Department appropriations portions of the fiscal 2001 budget. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.


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


10 a.m. Budget, defense and international relations task force holds a hearing on "TRICARE: Claims Processing: Why Does it Cost So Much?" Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10 a.m. Government Reform, government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing on the "Cyber Security Information Act of 2000." Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. International Relations Committee holds a hearing on the State Department, focusing on technology modernization and computer security. Location: 2200 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

10 a.m. Resources, forests and forest health subcommittee holds a hearing on Forest Service rule making and regional plans. Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructure, ground transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on the Transportation Department's proposed hours of service regulations for motor carriers, shortening the hours truckers are allowed to drive. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

2 p.m. Armed Services, military research and development subcommittee holds a hearing on the technical status of the national missile defense program. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

3 p.m. Ways and Means Committee marks up a resolution to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to require certain tax-exempt organizations to disclose their political activities. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.


Medical technology forum 8:30 a.m. The Health Industry Manufacturers Association holds a medical technology breakfast to discuss innovative medical technologies that can be used in the fight to reduce medical errors. Location: B-369, Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/434-7243.

Environmental discussion 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a discussion, "How to Save the Environment and Make Money." The speaker is Amory Lovins, author of "Natural Capitalism: Creating the Next Industrial Revolution." Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/737-7733.

Health Insurance Association of America briefing 9 a.m. The Health Insurance Association of America releases a report summarizing legislative activities in all 50 states on key issues affecting health insurers and health plans. Location: Suite 600 East Tower, 555 13th St. NW. Contact: 202/824-1787.

Biodiesel fuel update 9 a.m. The National Biodiesel Board holds an update on rapidly increasing use of biodiesel fuel in the nation's bus and truck fleets to curb air pollution. Location: House Triangle. Contact: 202/737-8400.

Bush foreign policy discussion 10 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a transition to governing project discussion titled "How Would George W. Bush Govern in Foreign Policy?" Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Ad Hoc Committee for Democratic Platform Hearings hearing 10 a.m. The Ad Hoc Committee for Democratic Platform Hearings and LaRouche's Committee for a New Bretton Woods hold a hearing on critical issues facing the nation. Location: Federal Ballroom, Holiday Inn On The Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 800/929-7566.

Prescription drugs news conference 10:30 a.m. Members of Congress, including Rep. Phil English, Pennsylvania Republican, hold a news conference on prescription drugs. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5406.

Clinton-Hastert economic empowerment plan news conference 11 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to introduce the Senate version of the Clinton-Hastert economic empowerment plan. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-7749.

Survey discussion 11 a.m. Education Secretary Richard W. Riley holds a discussion of the National Center for Education Statistics survey on the costs of needed school construction. Location: Secretary's Conference Room, Seventh Floor, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/401-1220.

"Honor killings" news conference 11:30 a.m. Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch, and the National Organization for Women hold a news conference to discuss the introduction of legislation condemning overseas "honor killings" of women by relatives. Location: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/544-0200.

Missile defense program briefing noon Members of Congress hold a news briefing to call on the FBI to investigate allegations of fraud in the missile defense program. Location: Capitol, House Triangle (Rain site: Capitol, Room EF-100). Contact: 202/225-5871.

Defense Department ceremony noon The Defense Department holds a ceremony to induct 21 recipients of the Medal of Honor into the Hall of Heroes. Army Secretary Louis Caldera participates. Location: Pentagon Courtyard, The Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-7550.

Defense Department forum 12:30 p.m. The Defense Department holds the first annual Senior Enlisted Forum. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen participates. Location: Room 5A1070, The Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5133.

Los Alamos Laboratory news conference 2 p.m. Rep. Duncan Hunter, California Republican, holds a news conference on the Los Alamos Laboratory. Location: Capitol, House Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/225-5672.

Signing ceremony 5:30 p.m. The Inter-American Development Bank, the Pan American Health Organization and the World Bank conduct a signing ceremony for an agreement to develop a "shared agenda for health in the Americas." Location: Cecilio Morales Room, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/974-3457.

New America Alliance reception 7:30 p.m. The New America Alliance hosts a welcome reception to open its 2000 spring conference. The speaker is Energy Secretary Bill Richardson. Location: Washington Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 203/325-8772, Ext. 13 or 25.

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