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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN

9:45 a.m. (EST) Presents remarks to WEU Transatlantic Forum. The event is open to media coverage. For more information, contact Lis Fredericksen at (202) 797-5341
2 p.m. (EST) Testifies before Senate Budget Committee on the Fiscal 2000 Defense Budget.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

10 a.m. (EST) Testifies before the Joint House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Subcommittee on Management, Information and Technology and House Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Technology on the status of the Defense Department's efforts to resolve Year 2000 computer problems.
2 p.m. (EST) Testifies before Senate Budget Committee on Fiscal 2000 Defense Budget.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR MARCH 1, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 BT DoD Names 1999 Mentor-Protege Nunn-Perry Award Winners
3 BT Secretary Cohen Outlines 1999 Update on Defense Reform
4 PA Tuesday's DoD Press Brief Cancelled
5 PA Secretary Cohen Remarks to WEU Transatlantic Forum
5 PA Background Briefing on Secretary Cohen Trip to Middle East and Gulf Region
6 TRNS DoD News Briefing on Defense Reform Initiative, March 1, 1999

CONGRESSIONAL:

FLOOR ACTION:
HOUSE The House is scheduled to meet at 10:30 a.m. for Morning Hour and then recess until 12:00 p.m. when members will consider four measures Under Suspension of the Rule. Recorded votes on suspensions, if ordered, will be taken after the completion of debate on all motions to suspend the rules.
-- H.R. 221, to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938.
-- H.R. 818, to amend the Small Business Act to authorize a pilot program for the implementation of disaster mitigation measures by small businesses.
-- H.R. 609, to amend the Export Apple and Pear Act.
-- H.J. Res. 32, expressing the sense of the Congress that the President and the Congress should join in undertaking the Social Security Guarantee Initiative to strengthen and protect the retirement income security of all Americans through the creation of a fair and modern Social Security Program for the 21st century.
SENATE The Senate is scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. and will begin one hour debate on S. 314, the Small Business Y2K bill. Following debate, the Senate will vote on passage. Immediately after the vote the Senate will go into recess so Senators may attend a confidential briefing in S. 407 regarding Y2K problems. At 2:15 p.m., the Senate will begin consideration of S.Res. 7, a resolution to amend S. Res. 208 of the 105th Congress to increase funding for the Special Committee on Y2K problems. No amendments or motions will be in order, and after 3 hours debate the Senate will vote on passage of the resolution.
COMMITTEE ACTION:
2 p.m.
608 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Budget will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Defense Budget. Scheduled witnesses include William Cohen, Secretary of Defense; Dr. John Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense; Bill Lynn, Under Secretary of Defense (Comptroller); and General Hugh Shelton, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
10 a.m.
2154 Rayburn
The Joint House Committee on Government Reform and Oversight, Subcommittee on Management, Information and Technology and House Committee on Science, Subcommittee on Technology will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Status of the Defense Department's Efforts to Resolve Year 2000 Computer Problems. Scheduled witnesses include Dr. John Hamre, Deputy Secretary of Defense; and representatives from the military services.
1 p.m.
TBD
The House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Construction will conduct an OPEN hearing on Military Construction Issues. Witnesses: TBD.
9:30
345 Cannon
The Joint Senate Committee on Veterans' Affairs and House Committee on Veterans' Affairs will conduct an OPEN hearing on Legislative Proposals of Veterans Organizations. Witnesses include representatives from Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW).
1 p.m.
2118 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Military Readiness will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Defense Reform Initiative and Contracting Studies. Witnesses include: Panel 1 -- Barry Holman, Assistant Director, NSIA, GAO. Panel 2 -- Mr. Stan Soloway, DUSD (Acquisition Reform); Randall Yim, Acting Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Installations; Maj. Gen. Robert L. Van Antwerp, Jr., Assistant Chief of Staff for Installations Management, USA; Vice Adm. James Amerault, Deputy Chief of Naval Operations for Logistics; Brig. Gen. Richard B. Bundy, Director of Manpower, Organization and Quality, USAF; Maj. Gen. Geoffrey B. Higginbotham, Deputy Chief of Staff for Installations and Logistics, USMC.
3 p.m.
419 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere, Peace Corps, Narcotics and Terrorism will conduct an OPEN hearing on U.S. Relief Efforts for the Victims of Hurricane Mitch. Witnesses include Rene Fonseca, President, Consultants International, Tegucigalpa, Honduras; James Kenneth Issacs, Director of Projects, Samaritan's Purse, Boone, NC; and James Chapman, Director for Latin American Region, World Vision.
10 a.m.
2247 Rayburn
The House Government Reform Committee, Subcommittee on National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations will conduct an oversight hearing on general management challenges at the Departments of Defense, State and Veterans Affairs, focusing on problems that could lead to fraud, waste and abuse. Witnesses TBA.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MARCH 2, 1999 - Mr. Flood

Pager number: (800) 341-2470

Cellular phone: (703) 801-2166

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03/02/1999
Western European Union, Transatlantic Forum
Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen , Ronald Reagan Building, Washington, DC


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