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12 noon (EDT) Host a full honors arrival ceremony to welcome His Majesty King Abdallah II, of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan, to the Pentagon.


Scheduled Meetings.


12 noon (EDT) Full honors arrival ceremony for King Abdallah II of Jordan on the River Parade Field of the Pentagon. There will not be a media availability following the ceremony. Media interested in audiovisual coverage of this event may contact Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.
2 p.m. DoD daily press briefing on U.S. participation in NATO Operation Allied Force, Pentagon Briefing Room, 2E781.


1 BT Contracts
2 BT Rand Review Finds Relationship Between Stress And Gulf War Illnesses Uncertain
3 BT DoD's Gulf War Illnesses Office Releases 2nd Annual Report
4 MFC Missile Extended Air Defense System (MEADS) Contractor Selected
5 PA Full Honor Arrival For King Abdallah II of Jordan
6 PA Wednesday's Press Briefing Rescheduled to 3:30 p.m. (EDT)
7 TRNS DoD News Briefing, Wednesday, May 19, 1999


House The House is scheduled to meet at 10:00 a.m. and will take up any of the following measures not completed on Wednesday:
1) H.R. 1654, to authorize appropriations for the National Aeronautics and Space Administration for fiscal years 2000, 2001, and 2002.
2) H.R. 1553, to authorize appropriations for fiscal year 2000 and fiscal year 2001 for the National Weather Service, Atmospheric Research, and National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service activities of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.
3) H.R. 883, to preserve the sovereignty of the U.S. over public and acquired lands owned by the U.S., and to preserve State sovereignty and private property rights in non-Federal lands surrounding those public lands and acquired land.
Senate The Senate schedule is uncertain.
10:30 a.m.
192 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Foreign Operations will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Fiscal 2000 Foreign Operations Appropriations. Witnesses include Madeleine K. Albright, Secretary of State.
2:30 p.m.
253 Russell
The Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation will conduct an OPEN hearing on the Commercial Space Launch Industry. Witnesses include: Panel 1 -- Air Force Maj. Gen. Robert Hinson; Patti Grace Smith, FAA; Lori Garver, NASA; and Keith Calhoun-Senghor, Department of Commerce. Panel 2 -- industry representatives.
9:30 a.m.
366 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources will conduct an OPEN/WILL CLOSE hearing on Damage to National Security from Chinese Espionage of DoE Nuclear Weapons Laboratories. Witnesses include Notra Trulock, Acting Deputy Director, Office on Intelligence, DoE. Closed session will be held in 216 Hart; time has not been announced.
2:30 p.m.
342 Dirksen
The Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs will conduct an OPEN hearing on national security methods and processes relating to the Wen Ho Lee espionage investigation. Wen ho Lee was a Taiwan-born physicist at Los Alamos Nuclear Laboratory in New Mexico, who allegedly stole military secrets for the Chinese. Witnesses TBD.

DUTY OFFICER FOR MAY 20, 1999 - Ms. Hansen

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NAVY ISSUES RECORD OF DECISION FOR REUSE OF NAS CECIL FIELD The Department of the Navy has issued the Record of Decision (ROD) concerning the disposal and reuse of Naval Air Station Cecil Field near Jacksonville, Fla. The base was designated for closure in the 1993 round of Defense Base Closures and Realignments and is scheduled to close on Sept. 30,...

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