- The Washington Times - Wednesday, September 6, 2000


Budget discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference on the state of play of the budget and the tax and spending issues raised by the growing anticipated surplus. The speakers are Robert Greenstein, executive director of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, and James Horney, former chief of the Congressional Budget Office's budget-projections unit. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

U.N. forum noon The Cato Institute hosts a policy forum, "A Robust United Nations in the 21st Century: Benefit, Danger or Fantasy?" Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5229.


9 a.m. Addresses the opening session of the U.N. Millennium Summit, New York.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on productivity and costs for the second quarter 2000 (revised). Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


Meets at 9:30 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on pending nominations. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9:30 a.m. Indian Affairs Committee holds a hearing on a bill to provide for the issuance of bonds to provide funding for construction of Indian schools and marks up the Indian Federal Recognition Administrative Procedures Act and the Native American Agricultural Research and Export Enhancement Act of 2000. Location: 485 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2251.

10 a.m. Appropriations transportation subcommittee holds a hearing on the Firestone ATX and Wilderness AT tire recall. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3471.

10 a.m. Finance Committee holds a hearing on a multibillion-dollar Medicaid payment scheme that involves upper payment limits and federal Medicaid spending for non-Medicaid purposes. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4288.

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing to examine electronic surveillance and privacy in the digital age. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

10:30 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on Taiwan's accession to the WTO. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.


10 a.m. Government Reform's government management, information and technology subcommittee holds a hearing, "Innovation in American Government: Are There Lessons to be Learned?" Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

1 p.m. Commerce telecommunications, trade and consumer protection subcommittee and oversight and investigations subcommittee hold a joint hearing on the recent Firestone tire-recall action, focusing on the action as it pertains to relevant Ford vehicles. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

2 p.m. Judiciary constitution subcommittee holds a hearing on the Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 2000, the Digital Privacy Act of 2000 and the Notice of Electronic Monitoring Act. Location: 2237 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.


Purisevic visit all day The Embassy of Bosnia-Herzegovina hosts a visit by Fuad Purisevic, Federation of Bosnia-Herzegovina's minister for veterans and disabled soldiers. He will meet with Smail Cekic, director of the Institute for the Research of Crimes Against Humanity and International Law, at a time to be determined. Contact: 202/337-1500, Ext. 228.

America's Town Meeting all day The National Association of Towns and Townships and the National Center for Small Communities hold their annual "America's Town Meeting." Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater speaks at 1 p.m. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-3550.

Chinese culture discussion 9 a.m. The National Press Club presents a Morning Newsmaker news conference featuring Sun Jiazheng, minister of culture of the People's Republic of China, discussing "Chinese Culture Towards the 21st Century." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

National Committee for Quality Assurance news conference 9 a.m. The National Committee for Quality Assurance holds a news conference to release its 2000 "State of Managed Care Quality" report. Location: First Amendment Lounge, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-3518.

Tribal strategies summit 9 a.m. The Justice Department and the Office of National Drug Control Policy host an Indian summit on tribal strategies to reduce alcohol and substance abuse and violence. Attorney General Janet Reno speaks at 9 a.m. and retired Gen. Barry McCaffrey, director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy, speaks at 12:15 p.m. Location: Washington Monarch Hotel, 2401 M St. NW. Contact: 202/616-2777 or 202/395-6618.

Mothers Against Drunk Driving news conference and rally 9:30 a.m. Mothers Against Drunk Driving holds a news conference and rally to urge Congress to establish .08 blood alcohol concentration as a nationwide uniform drunk-driving limit and to announce that alcohol-related deaths have dropped 40 percent since MADD was founded in 1980. Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater participates. Location: Capitol, West Front, lower terrace. Contact: 301/652-6016.

National Association of Manufacturers briefing 10 a.m. The National Association of Manufacturers' Tax Policy Department holds a news briefing on the estate tax, foreign-sales corporations, pensions and the alternative minimum tax. Location: Industry Room, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/637-3093.

Energy Department symposium 10:30 a.m. The Energy Department holds a symposium on women in the science and technology fields. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson participates. Location: Auditorium, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-4940 or 202/225-5341.

COPS in School grant announcement 11 a.m. Attorney General Janet Reno participates in the announcement of the COPS in School grant. Location: Sidney Lanier Middle School, 3710 Beven Drive, Fairfax. Contact: 202/616-2771.

World War II Memorial news conference 11 a.m. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, holds a news conference on the World War II Memorial. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-8050.

Holocaust survivor interview 1 p.m. The U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum presents its First Person interview and discussion with a Holocaust survivor. Susan Taube from Vacha, Germany, who survived Stuthoff and Kaiserwald concentration camps, participates. Location: Helena Rubinstein Auditorium, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place. Contact: 202/488-0400.

Energy Department meeting 2 p.m. The Energy Department holds a public meeting on civilian nuclear-energy research and development, development of isotope missions and the Energy Department's draft programmatic environmental impact statement. Location: Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/685-5806.

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