- The Washington Times - Monday, January 22, 2001


March for Life noon The March for Life Education and Defense Fund sponsors the 28th annual March for Life. Location: Marchers gather at the Washington Monument and march up Constitution Avenue to the Capitol and Supreme Court. Contact: 202/543-3377.

Tax cut news conference 1 p.m. Sen. Phil Gramm, Texas Republican, holds a news conference on taxes. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/222-2934.


Swears in White House staff, holds a luncheon meeting with GOP House and Senate leaders and holds an evening meeting with Rep. J. Dennis Hastert, Illinois Republican.


2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement (the "Monthly Budget") for December 2000. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


Meets at 10 a.m. to release orders. No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


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


2 p.m. Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee votes on the nomination of Mel Martinez to be housing and urban development secretary. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7391.


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


Racial divide news conference 9:30 a.m. The West Angeles Church of God in Christ and the National Ten Point Coalition hold a news conference to release an open letter to President Bush calling for a bridging of the racial divide and proposing an African-American policy agenda. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/332-3199.

National Right to Life Committee news conference 10 a.m. The National Right to Life Committee holds a news conference to discuss the past year and provide an overview of possible issues in the new Congress. Location: Zenger Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/626-8825.

Banking committee agenda news conference 10 a.m. Sen. Phil Gramm, Texas Republican, Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee chairman, holds a news conference to discuss the agenda of his committee in the 107th Congress. Location: 538 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0894.

Campaign reform bill news conference 11 a.m. Sens. John McCain, Arizona Republican, Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin Republican, and Thad Cochran, Mississippi Republican, hold a news conference to introduce the McCain-Feingold-Cochran campaign reform bill. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery (S-325). Contact: 202/224-7130.

National Clergy Council meeting 11:30 a.m. The National Clergy Council holds a news conference following a meeting of its 70-member National Ministry Cabinet, which is expected to unanimously pass a resolution supporting nomination of former Sen. John Ashcroft, Missouri Republican, for attorney general. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 703/257-5593 or 703/587-6621.

China-Taiwan common market lecture noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents a discussion, "Toward the Creation of a Cross-Straits Common Market," regarding working toward a China-Taiwan common market. The speaker is Vincent Siew, former premier of the Republic of China on Taiwan. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-5800.

Chandra speech 1:30 p.m. American University presents reflections by Naresh Chandra, India's ambassador, on his tenure in Washington and the future of U.S.-Indian relations. Location: Board Room, Sixth Floor, Butler Pavilion, American University, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

El Salvador earthquake discussion 2:30 p.m. The Congressional Natural Hazards Caucus holds a roundtable discussion on the recent earthquake in El Salvador and the broader natural hazard challenges that face the United States. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/777-7509.

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