- The Washington Times - Thursday, May 4, 2000

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

DeLay speech 12:30 p.m. Rep. Tom DeLay, House majority whip, addresses a National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon on "The Challenge of Cultural Renewal." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Kissinger speech 7:30 p.m. Henry Kissinger, former secretary of state, addresses the prospects of peace in the Middle East during a lecture at the University of Maryland Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development. Location: Tawes Theatre, University of Maryland, College Park. Contact: 301/405-4625.

PRESIDENT CLINTON

8:55 a.m. Makes remarks on the importance of supporting charter schools and participates in a Web chat, City Academy, St. Paul, Minn.3:40 p.m. Greets students, Eastgate Elementary School, Columbus, Ohio.4:05 p.m. Participates in a round-table discussion on teacher quality, Multipurpose Room, Eastgate Elementary School.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases report on productivity and costs for first quarter 2000. 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. Finance Committee holds a hearing on the role of the Health Care Financing Administration in implementing Medicare program reforms. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.
10 a.m. Governmental Affairs oversight of government management, restructuring and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing on "Has Government Been 'Reinvented'?" Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.
11 a.m. Appropriations Committee meets to adopt allocations for fiscal 2001. Location: Capitol, Room S-128. Contact: 202/224-3471.
2 p.m. Armed Services Committee marks up the fiscal 2001 Defense Department Authorization Act. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Banking and Financial Services financial institutions subcommittee holds a hearing on the Fair Credit Reporting Amendments Act, concerning employer investigations of on-the-job employee misconduct. Location: 2128 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-7502.
10 a.m. Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on the missing White House e-mails. Karl Heissner, representing the White House, testifies. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.
10 a.m. Resources energy and mineral resources subcommittee holds a hearing, "Inquiry into Payments to Federal Employees." Location: 1334 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.
10 a.m. Ways and Means Social Security subcommittee holds a hearing on misuse of beneficiaries' payments by representative payees. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.
1 p.m. Judiciary commercial and administrative law subcommittee holds a hearing on legislation to amend the Communications Act of 1934 to regulate interstate commerce in the use of mobile telephones. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.
1:30 p.m. Transportation and Infrastructure oversight, investigations and emergency management subcommittee holds a hearing on the Preparedness Against Terrorism Act of 2000. Location: 2167 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9446.

GENERAL AGENDA

American Jewish Committee meeting all day The American Jewish Committee continues its 94th annual meeting.
Highlights 12:30 p.m. Louis J. Freeh, FBI director, "The Continuing Threat of Worldwide Terrorism."
7 p.m. Presentation of the Special Citation to Righteous Diplomats, including Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright, German President Johannes Rau and Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson.
Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/751-4000, Ext. 271.
Health agenda briefing 8:30 a.m. The National Health Council holds a briefing, "The Clinton Administration's Health Agenda: The Priorities, the Challenges." Health and Human Services Secretary Donna E. Shalala participates. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-3910.
Gonzalez asylum-claim discussion 8:30 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a panel discussion on Elian Gonzalez's asylum claim. Location: 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2212.
Small-arms trafficking conference 9 a.m. The Eminent Persons Group holds a conference to discuss small-arms trafficking. A news conference will be held at the National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, at 2 p.m. Location: School of International Service Lounge, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950 or 703/855-5556.
Glickman speech 9 a.m. Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman addresses the Hispanic Leadership Summit. Location: Room 107A, Jamie L. Whitten Building, Agriculture Department, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.
Political money discussion 9:30 a.m. The National Press Club holds a panel discussion, "Politics and Money: Establishing a Connection Between Donors and Rewards." Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat, and Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7507.
Handgun Control briefing 10 a.m. Handgun Control holds a news briefing to focus on the gun-control records of prominent elected officials. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/898-0792.
People for the American Way briefing 10:30 a.m. The People for the American Way Foundation holds a briefing to release a study on Texas Gov. George W. Bush's national policy proposals on accountability, testing, education savings accounts, private and religious school vouchers and block granting of Title I. Location: 2000 M St. NW. Contact: 202/467-4999.
West Nile virus news conference 10:30 a.m. Members of Congress hold a news conference to unveil a fiscal 2001 appropriations request for funding for prevention and control of the West Nile virus. Location: Capitol, Senate Swamp. Contact: 202/225-6506.
Family Research Council news conference 11 a.m. The Family Research Council holds a news conference to oppose permanent normal trade relations with China. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/393-2100.
Social Security reform news conference 11 a.m. Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, and Bob Kerrey, Nebraska Democrat, hold a news conference to announce formation of a bipartisan congressional commission for comprehensive reform of Social Security. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-7130 or 202/224-5765.
Holocaust Remembrance Day address noon The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum hosts an address by Swedish Prime Minister Goran Persson in conjunction with its Holocaust Remembrance Day. Location: Capitol Rotunda. Contact: 202/488-6133.
Handgun violence discussion 1 p.m. The Woman's National Democratic Club holds a discussion "Can We Prevent Handgun Violence?" The speaker is Michael Barnes, CEO of Handgun Control Inc. Location: 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.
U.N. report discussion 12:30 p.m. The National Press Club hosts a panel discussion, "The U.N. Secretary-General's Millennium Report: A Vision for the 21st Century." Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Iraqi sanctions news conference 2 p.m. Reps. Joseph Crowley, New York Democrat, and John E. Sweeney, New York Republican, hold a news conference to announce a letter to President Clinton urging that the United Nations maintain sanctions against Iraq. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-3965.
Lecture 4 p.m. George Washington University's School of Political Management hosts a lecture by South African Ambassador Sheila Violet Makate Sisulu. Location: Marvin Center Theater, George Washington University, 800 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-3087.
Youth violence discussion 7 p.m. The Creative Coalition holds a panel discussion, "Youth Violence in America: The Reel Story?" Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/778-1251.

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