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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN

Scheduled Meetings.

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Scheduled Meetings.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR MARCH 22, 1999

1 BT Contracts

CONGRESSIONAL:

FLOOR ACTION
HOUSE The House is scheduled to meet at 9:30 a.m. for Morning Hour; 11:00 a.m. for Legislative Business. No recorded votes are expected before 12:00 noon. The House will consider the following 13 bills under Suspension of the Rules:
1) H.R. 70, Arlington National Cemetery Burial Eligibility Act
2) S. 314, Small Business Year 2000 Readiness Act
3) H.R. 751, Designating Edward Cahn Federal Building and U.S. Courthouse
4) H.R. 130, Designating the Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse
5) H.Con.Res. 52, Authorizing the Use of the East Front of the Capitol Grounds for Performances Sponsored by the John Kennedy Center for Performing Arts
6) H.Con.Res. 50, Authorizing the 1999 District of Columbia Special Olympics Law Enforcement Torch Run to be Run Through the Capitol Grounds
7) H.Con.Res. 44, Authorizing the Use of the Capitol Grounds for the 18th Annual National Peace Officers' Memorial Service
8) H.Con.Res. 47, Authorizing the Use of the Capitol Grounds for the Greater Washington Soap Box Derby
9) H.R. 416, Federal Retirement Coverage Corrections Act
10) H.Res. 99, Expressing the Sense of the House of Representatives Regarding the Human Rights Situation in Cuba
11) H.Con.Res. 56, Commemorating 20th Anniversary of Taiwan Relations Act
12) H.Con.Res. 37, Concerning Anti-Semitic Statements Made by Members of the Duma of the Russian Federation
13) H.Res. 121, Affirming the Congress' Opposition to all Forms of Racism & Bigotry.
SENATE The Senate schedule is uncertain.
COMMITTEE ACTION
3 p.m.
H-144 Capitol
The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations will conduct an OPEN hearing on Military Training. Witnesses include Walt Slocombe, USD (Policy).
1 p.m.
H-313 Capitol
The House Committee on the Rules will conduct an OPEN hearing to consider rules for floor debate on the following pending legislation: HR 1141, a bill making emergency supplemental appropriations for FY99; HR 472, a bill to amend title 12, U.S. Code, to require the use of post census local review as part of each decennial census. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.
10 a.m.
116 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Military Construction will conduct an OPEN hearing on Fiscal 2000 Army and Air Force Military Construction overview. Witnesses include Mahlon Apgar IV, Assistant Secretary of the Army; and Ruby B. DeMesme, Assistant Secretary of the Air Force (Manpower, Reserve Affairs, Installations and Environment).
1 p.m.
H-140 Capitol
The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Defense will conduct a CLOSED hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Navy/ USMC Acquisition Program. Witnesses TBD.
2 p.m.
222 Russell
The Senate Committee on Armed Services, Subcommittee on Emerging Threats and Capabilities will conduct an OPEN hearing on Proliferation and Non-Proliferation Issues. Witnesses include Dr. Edward Warner, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Threat Reduction; Dr. Jay Davis, Director, DTRA; Rose Gottmueller, Director, Office of Nonproliferation and National Security, DoE; Sen. Richard Lugar, R-IN; Robert Joseph, Director, Counterproliferation Center, National Defense University; Kenneth Alibek, Program Manager, Battelle Memorial Institute; and David Kay, Director, Center for Counterterrorism, Science Applications International Corp.
2:30 p.m.
116 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will conduct an OPEN hearing to markup pending legislation and vote on pending nominations and treaties. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.
1 p.m.
H-405 Capitol
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Budget and Overhead Satellite Collection. Witnesses have not been announced.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MARCH 23, 1999 - Mr. Kilgallen

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03/23/1999
NAVY CHRISTENS OCEANOGRAPHIC SURVEY SHIP The U.S. Navy's newest oceanographic survey ship, USNS Bruce C. Heezen (T-AGS 64), will be christened March 25 during a 1 p.m. (CST) ceremony at Halter Marine Shipyard, Moss Point, Miss.

The ceremony's principal speaker will be Under Secretary of the Navy Jerry M. Hultin. ...



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