- The Washington Times - Friday, January 19, 2001


Inaugural prayer luncheon noon The Washington Times Foundation sponsors "America Come Together," an inaugural prayer luncheon. Religious leaders and members of Congress and the incoming Bush administration will assemble to pray for unity and healing of the nation. Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 703/739-5920 or 323/651-9300.

Inaugural gala 8 p.m. The Christian Coalition holds an inaugural dinner and gala. Entertainer Pat Boone and Miss America Susan Jeske participate. Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/479-6900.


No public events are scheduled.


No public events are scheduled.


10 a.m. Attends a "Laura Bush Celebrates America's Authors" inaugural event, Constitution Hall, 1776 D St. NW.

2:30 p.m. Attends "The Vice President-elect Celebrates America's Veterans" inaugural event, Smith Center, George Washington University, 2250 F St. NW.

4 p.m. Attends the "Concert Celebrating America's Youth" inaugural event, MCI Center, 601 F St. NW.

6 p.m. Attends an Inaugural Underwriters reception, Library of Congress, First Street and Independence Avenue SE.

7 p.m. Makes an appearance at a Wyoming State Society inaugural reception, Hall of States, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW.

7 p.m. Makes an appearance at the Texas Black Tie and Boots Ball, Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW.


8:30 a.m. Commerce Department releases a report on U.S. international trade in goods and services for November. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9 a.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing on the "Final Clinton Administration Report on the Budget and the Economy." Jacob Lew, director of the Office of Management and Budget, participates. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Tommy G. Thompson to be health and human services secretary. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

10:30 a.m. Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Mitchell E. Daniels Jr. to be director of the Office of Management and Budget. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.


Not in session. No committee meetings are scheduled. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


U.S. Conference of Mayors meeting all day The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds its 69th winter meeting.

Highlights Noon Closing news conference.

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/861-6766.

National Organization for Women rally 8 a.m. The National Organization for Women holds a rally to protest the nomination of Tommy G. Thompson as health and human services secretary. Location: outside the Dirksen Senate Office Building, Constitution Avenue between First and Second streets NE. Contact: 202/628-8669, Ext. 116.

Republican Unity Coalition breakfast 8 a.m. The Republican Unity Coalition hosts a breakfast to celebrate the Bush-Cheney inauguration and the more than 1 million homosexual and lesbian votes for the Republican ticket. The participants include: Rep. Thomas M. Davis III, Virginia Republican, keynote speaker; and former Sen. Alan Simpson, Wyoming Republican, master of ceremonies. Location: Almas Temple, 1315 K St. NW. Contact: 202/608-1407 or 301/652-7419.

Economic policy discussions 8:30 a.m. Club for Growth presents panel discussions by five new Republican congressmen on the fiscal policy agenda for the 107th Congress, including tax and Social Security reform, and four business representatives on "A Prosperity Agenda for President Bush and Congress." Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/955-5500 or 800/536-5920.

El Salvador discussion 10 a.m. The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker news conference with Ambassador Rene Leon of El Salvador, who will make an appeal for humanitarian assistance in the wake of a devastating earthquake in his country. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Pro-life demonstration 10 a.m. The Christian Defense Coalition leads a pro-life demonstration outside the Bush transition office calling for President-elect George W. Bush to rescind pro-choice executive orders signed eight years ago by President Clinton. Location: 1800 G St. NW. Contact: 202/547-1735 or 202/255-3855.

Farmers for Africa program news conference 10 a.m. Rep. Eva Clayton, North Carolina Democrat, holds a news conference on the Farmers for Africa program. Location: 1300 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3101.

Executive orders news conference 11 a.m. Rep. Jack Kingston, Georgia Republican, holds a news conference on rescinding executive orders. Location: Capitol, House Triangle. Contact: 202/225-5831.

Departure ceremony 11 a.m. The Defense Department holds a departure ceremony for Navy Secretary Richard Danzig. Defense Secretary William S. Cohen participates. Location: Building 104, Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters, Naval District Washington, Navy Yard SE. Contact: 703/697-7491 or 703/695-0169.

Signing ceremony 11 a.m. The Energy Department hosts a signing ceremony for a cooperative research and development agreement among the Energy Department's Sandia National Laboratory, Celera Genomics and Compaq Computer Corp. Energy Secretary Bill Richardson participates. Location: Room 1E-245, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-5806.

"Celebration of Hope" luncheon 11:30 a.m. The National Domestic Violence Hot Line holds a "Celebration of Hope" luncheon to mark the fifth anniversary of the National Domestic Violence Hot Line. Rep. Constance A. Morella, Maryland Republican, participates. Location: Four Seasons Hotel, 2800 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/225-5341.

Schundler speech noon The Club for Growth hosts a speech by Bret Schundler, mayor of Jersey City, N.J., on "The Case for Tax Cuts and School Choice." Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/739-5920.

American Petroleum Institute briefing 12:30 p.m. The American Petroleum Institute holds its annual media briefing on its U.S. petroleum supply and demand figures for 2000 and the energy environment. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8181.

Medal of Honor recipients luncheon 12:30 p.m. The Joint Chiefs of Staff and the U.S. Coast Guard Commandant host a luncheon to pay tribute to Medal of Honor recipients. The speakers are Gen. Henry H. Shelton, chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Harvey Barnum Jr., Medal of Honor Society president. Location: Sheraton National Hotel, 24 Oxmer St., Arlington. Contact: 703/697-4272.

Signing ceremony 1:30 p.m. The Transportation Department hosts a signing ceremony for a full funding agreement to help the Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) rebuild a section of the CTA's 102-year-old Blue Line. The participants include: Transportation Secretary Rodney Slater; Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican; and Chicago Mayor Richard Daley. Location: Room 9114, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-4319.

Log Cabin Republicans panel 3 p.m. The Log Cabin Republicans hold a panel discussion on what homosexuals and lesbians can expect from the Bush administration and the Republican Congress. Location: Jurys Washington Hotel, New Hampshire Avenue at Dupont Circle. Contact: 202/347-5306, Ext. 12.

National Day of Resistance news conference 4:30 p.m. The D.C. Alliance for Democracy and the Justice Action Coalition hold a news conference to declare Saturday a National Day of Resistance. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/232-4514 or 301/270-6665.

National Gay and Lesbian Task Force event 8 p.m. The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the National Stonewall Democrats host "Applauding Progress," an event to honor gains made by the homosexual, lesbian, bisexual and transgender community under the outgoing Clinton-Gore administration. Location: Washington Club, 15 Dupont Circle. Contact: 202/332-6483.

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