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10:15 a.m. Hosts honor cordon for former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry; presents remarks at a ceremony unveiling Perry's official portrait.


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10:15 a.m. Secretary Cohen will host an honor cordon to welcome former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry to the Pentagon on the steps of the Pentagon River Entrance. Following the cordon, Cohen and Perry will make brief remarks at a ceremony to unveil Perry's official portrait in the Pentagon Auditorium, Room 5A1070. Media interested in audiovisual coverage of these events may contact Terry Mitchell at (703) 695-0169.
11:30 a.m. Two senior Defense Department spokesmen will provide a background briefing on Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen's upcoming trip to Asia and Southeast Europe at in the Pentagon Briefing Room, Room 2E781.


1 BT Contracts
2 BT St. Louis Chosen For DoD's 1999 Maintenance Symposium
3 MFC Foreign Military Sale to Israel - AIM-120B Advanced Medium Range Air-to-Air Missiles
4 PA Background Briefing on the Secretary of Defense's Upcoming Trip to Asia and Southeast Europe
5 PA Honor Cordon and Unveiling for Former Secretary of Defense Perry
6 PA Secretary of Defense to Hold Press Conference on Y2K
7 TRNS Joint Media Availability w/Secretary Cohen and Bulgarian Minister of Defense Georgi Ananiev, July 20, 1999
Senate The Senate meets at 10 a.m. Their schedule is uncertain.
House The House meets at 9 a.m. to consider H.R.2415, "A bill to enhance security of United States missions and personnel overseas, to authorize appropriations for the Department of State for fiscal year 2000, and for other purposes"; and H.R.2488, "A bill to amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to reduce individual income tax rates, to provide marriage penalty relief, to reduce taxes on savings and investments, to provide estate and gift tax relief, to provide incentives for education savings and health care, and for other purposes."
9:30 a.m., 222 Russell The Senate Armed Services Committee will meet in open session to consider the nominations of F. Whitten Peters to become Secretary of the Air Force; and Arthur Money to become Assistant Secretary of Defense for Command, Control, Communications and Intelligence. Witnesses include the nominees.
10 a.m., 2154 Rayburn. The House Committee on Government Reform: National Security, Veterans Affairs and International Relations Subcommittee will conduct an open hearing on Anthrax Vaccine Adverse Reactions. Scheduled witnesses include: Capt. Michele Piel - U.S. Air Force; Lt. Richard Rovet - U.S. Air Force; Sgt. Robert Soska - U.S. Air Force; Capt. John Richter - U.A. Army; Kwai Chan - Director, Special Studies and Evaluation, National Security and International Affairs Division, General Accounting Office; Robert Claypool - Deputy Assistant Secretary, Health Operations Policy, Department of Defense; Susan Ellenburg - Director, Division of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, Center for Biologics and Evaluation and Research, Food and Drug Administration.
11:30 a.m., 2118 Rayburn The House Armed Services Committee meets to markup H.R. 850 Security and Freedom Through Encryption Act.
12:30 p.m.
H-405 Capitol
The House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence will conduct a closed business meeting on Pending Intelligence Matters.
2 p.m., 342 Dirksen. The Senate Committee on Governmental Affairs: International Security, Proliferation and Federal Services will conduct an open hearing on the Russian Space Launch Quota. Scheduled witnesses include: Will Trafton - President, Lockheed Martin International Launch Services; Susan Esserman - Deputy U.S. Trade Representative; Walter Slocombe - Under Secretary, Policy, Department of Defense.


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Unveiling of the Official Portrait of Former Secretary of Defense William J. Perry
As Delivered by Secretary of Defense William S. Cohen, The Pentagon, Washington, D.C.

DOD AND EPA SIGN MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT TO COLLABORATE ON TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION ACTIVITIES In a Pentagon ceremony today, Department of Defense Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Environmental Security Sherri W. Goodman and Environmental Protection Agency Assistant Administrator for Research and Development Norine E. Noonan signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) to facilitate closer...

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