- The Washington Times - Wednesday, December 8, 2004

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in the lighting of the menorah at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the wholesale trade figures for October. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

11 A.M. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Ecological Effects Subcommittee of the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis to discuss the draft advisory report. See contact for dial-in information. Contact: 202/343-9867.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Keeping America strong — all day —TheU.S. Conference of Mayors holds an economic summit, “Keeping America Strong — Investing in the New American City,” with business leaders to discuss investment in U.S. metro economies and the effect of tax reform proposals.

Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 1 p.m. Press conference

Location: Hotel Monaco, 700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/861-6766; 202/861-6719.

Energy conference — 8:30 a.m. Inter-American Development Bank holds a conference, “Energy Conference of the Americas: Integrating North American Energy.” Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat; Mexican Energy Secretary Fernando Elizondo; and Murray Smith, energy minister for the province of Alberta, Canada, participate. Location: IDB, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2652.

Press conference — 9 a.m. Judicial Watch holds a press conference to announce that it will make available for free the financial disclosure reports that must be filed by all federal judges and anyone nominated to the federal bench. Tom Fitton of Judicial Watch participates. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/646-5197.

Social Security reform — 9 a.m. National Center on Policy Analysis holds a press briefing on Social Security reform. Thomas Saving and John Goodman of NCPA and World Bank consultant Estelle James participate. Location: G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: RSVP to 202/220-3082.

Ukrainian election — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “The Role of ‘Clan’ Politics in the Ukrainian Election Crisis.” Roman Kupchinsky of RFE/RL participates. Location: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW., fourth floor, Conference Room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Energy outlook — 9:30 a.m. TheEnergy Information Administration holds a press briefing to release “Annual Energy Outlook 2005,” which includes projections on U.S. energy supply, demand and prices till 2025. Guy Caruso of EIA participates. Location: Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

“Kissinger Report 2004” — 9:30 a.m. Human Life International holds a press conference, “Kissinger Report 2004: A Retrospective on the National Security Study Memorandum 200 (NSSM-200),” which studied world population growth and national security. Report author Brian Clowes, and Thomas Euteneuer and Joseph Meaney of Human Life International participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 540/622-5272.

Iran’s military power — 10 a.m. TheCenter for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Iran’s Military Power.” Anthony Cordesman, Robert Einhorn and Patrick Cronin, all with the CSIS, participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

National Disability Policy — 10 a.m. TheNational Council on Disability holds a press briefing to release its annual report, “National Disability Policy: A Progress Report.” Location: NCD, 1331 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2004 or 202/272-2074 TTY.

Drug safety — 11 a.m. Consumers Union holds a press conference on a project to give consumers free information on drug safety, effectiveness and value. Joel Gurin and Gail Shearer of CU, Georges Benjamin of the American Public Health Association, Sharlea Leatherwood of the National Community Pharmacists Association and Barbara Kennelly of the National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare participate. Location: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, Kaiser Family Foundation, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 202/462-6262 or 415/235-1230.

Ivory Coast — 11 a.m. Ivory Coastofficials hold a press conference to announce bold steps toward peace. Ambassador Sarat Ottro Zirignon-Toure, senior political adviser to President Laurent Gbagbo, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/349-3781.

State of the SAT — 11:30 a.m. The College Board holds a conference call briefing, “The State of the SAT,” to discuss the new test and essay. James Montoya and Wayne Camara of the board participate. Contact: 212/601-8283 or 212/601-8409.

Women’s perspectives — noon — TheWoodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “Women’s Perspectives From Pakistan and Iran: Searching for Modernity in an Age of Militarization.” Shahla Haeri of Boston University and Ayesha Siddiqa of WWC participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4140.

U.S.-Iranian relations — noon Middle East Institute holds a discussion, “U.S.-Iranian Relations: A Critical Reexamination.” Kenneth M. Pollack of the Brookings Institution participates. Location: MEI, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: RSVP required; 202/785-1141.

U.S. in Baghdad — 2 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “The U.S. in Baghdad: 18 Months of Covering the American Occupation of Iraq.” Rajiv Chandrasekaran, SAIS International Reporting Project journalist-in-residence, participates. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, Room 806, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: Members of the public should RSVP to 202/663-7726; 202/663-5626.

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