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TODAY'S APPOINTMENTS

SECRETARY OF DEFENSE WILLIAM COHEN

9:30 a.m. Testifies before Senate Armed Services Committee
1:30 p.m. Testifies before House Armed Services Committee

DEPUTY SECRETARY OF DEFENSE JOHN J. HAMRE

Travelling to California and Washington
8 p.m. (PDT) Addresses Microsoft Government Leaders Conference, Paramount Theater, 911 Pine Street, Seattle Wash.

PUBLIC AFFAIRS RELEASES FOR APRIL 14, 1999

1 BT Contracts
2 BT Secretary of Defense Decision on General Dynamics-Newport News
3 BT Military Strength Figures For February 28, 1999
4 MFC Test Date For National Missile Defense Program
5 PA DoD Press Briefing Schedule
6 PA Honor Cordon for the Minister of the Interior for Kuwait-Time Change
7 TRNS DoD News Briefing, Wednesday April 14, 1999 - 2:35 p.m.

CONGRESSIONAL:

FLOOR ACTION
House The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. for Legislative Business and consider the following for the balance of the week:
-- H.J.Res. 37, Proposing an Amendment to the Constitution of the United States with Respect to Tax Limitations
-- H.R. 472, Local Census Quality Control Act
-- H.R. 800, Education Flexibility Partnership Act of 1999 Conference Report
-- H.Con.Res. 68, A Concurrent Resolution Establishing the Congressional Budget for the United States Government Conference Report
-- H.R. ___, A Bill to Provide Tax Benefits to American Military Personnel in Yugoslavia
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
COMMITTEE ACTION
9:30 a.m.
216 Hart
The Senate Committee on Armed Services will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Current Situation in Kosovo. Witnesses include William Cohen, Secretary of Defense, and Gen. Henry Shelton, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
1:30 p.m.
2118 Rayburn
The House Committee on Armed Services will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Current Situation in Kosovo. Witnesses include William Cohen, Secretary of Defense, and Gen. Henry Shelton, Chairman, Joint Chiefs of Staff.
9:30 a.m.
2359 Rayburn
The House Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations, Export Financing and Related Programs will conduct an OPEN hearing in Fiscal 2000 Foreign Operations Appropriations. Witnesses include Madeleine K. Albright, Secretary of State.
2 p.m.
219 Hart
The Senate Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a CLOSED hearing on Intelligence Matters. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.
9:30 a.m.
138 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Veterans Affairs, Housing and Urban Development, and Independent Agencies will conduct an OPEN hearing on Fiscal 2000 Appropriations. No DoD witnesses are scheduled to appear.
10 a.m.
419 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Foreign Relations will conduct an OPEN hearing on U.S. Vulnerability to Missile Attacks and to Begin Ratification Hearings on the Anti-Ballistic Missile Treaty Amendments. Witnesses include Caspar Weinberger, former Secretary of Defense and Chairman, Forbes Magazine.

DUTY OFFICER FOR APRIL 15, 1999 - Lt Col Sivigny

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04/15/1999
2nd Annual Leaders Conference Microsoft Corporation
Remarks as Delivered by Deputy Secretary of Defense John J. Hamre , Seattle, Washington


04/15/1999
PRESENCE OF CHEMICAL WARFARE AGENTS AT CEMENT FACTORY ASSESSED AS "UNLIKELY" The Office of the Special Assistant for Gulf War Illnesses released today a case narrative that assesses whether chemical warfare agents were present at an industrial area outside Kuwait City.

"Upon reviewing all available evidence, our investigators determined that the exposure of...



04/15/1999
Full Honor Ceremony/Joint Press Conference MoD Italy Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen will host a full honors arrival ceremony to welcome Minister of Defense Carlo Scognamiglio of Italy to the Pentagon at 10 a.m. (EDT), Friday, April 16, 1999.

The ceremony will be held on the River Parade Field of the Pentagon. ...




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