- The Washington Times - Monday, January 10, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a discussion on Social Security, Mellon Auditorium, Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department releases results of weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Geological Survey holds a meeting of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee to review the overall direction of the U.S. Geological Survey’s Earthquake Hazards Program in the current and next fiscal years and discuss the reauthorization of the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. Location: U.S. Geological Survey, John Wesley Powell National Center, Room 3B457, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Contact: 703/648-6714.

1 p.m. —Directorate of Information Analysis and Infrastructure Protection holds a meeting of the National Infrastructure Advisory Council. Topics include briefing on the New DHS Sector Partnership Model and intelligence process and work products regarding critical infrastructures. Location: Hamilton Crowne Plaza, 14th and K streets NW. Contact: 703/235-5352.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket number 03-855 City of Sherrill v. Oneida Indian Nation of New York

Docket number 03-1395 Tenet v. DOE

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. January recess. The Senate will reconvene at 3 p.m. Jan. 20. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on “The Fairness in Asbestos Injury Resolution Act.” Edward Becker, judge, 3rd Circuit Court of Appeals, Philadelphia; John Engler, president/chief executive officer, National Association of Manufacturers; Craig Berrington, senior vice president/general counsel, American Insurance Association, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Not in session. January recess. The House will reconvene at 10 a.m. Jan. 20.

Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Ethics and Development Day — all day Inter-American Development Bank hosts a conference, “Ethics and Development Day.” Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. Charles Bassett, IDB, and Ambassador Knut Vollebaek of Norway, “the Ethical Responsibilities of Developed Countries”

Location: IDB, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-3385.

Homeland security discussion — 9 a.m. Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “Protecting and Preserving an Open Society: The Challenge for the Next Secretary of Homeland Security.” Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

State of American business — 9:30 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion, “Outlook 2005: The State of American Business.”

Highlights — 11:40 a.m. Andrew H. Card Jr., White House chief of staff

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Health care report — 9:30 a.m. Kaiser Family Foundation holds a discussion on a report, “The 2004 Post-Election Survey on the Health Care Agenda for the New Congress.” Location: Barbara Jordan Conference Center, 1330 G St. NW. Contact: 202/347-5270.

Terrorism discussion— 9:30 a.m. Middle East Policy Council holds a discussion, “Iraq, Afghanistan and the War on Terror.” Daniel Byman, Georgetown University; W. Patrick Lang, Global Resources Group; Anatol Lieven, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace; Michael Scheuer, former chief, Bin Laden unit, CIA; and Charles Freeman, Middle East Policy Council, participate. Location: 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/296-6767.

Prescription access news conference — 11:30 a.m. Leaders in the private health care sector hold a news conference to announce a free, easy-to-use prescription access card that provides meaningful savings on a wide range of prescription products to millions of Americans without prescription-drug coverage who meet income- and age-eligibility requirements. Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson participates. Location: Ronald Reagan Building, Hemisphere Room A, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-1799 or 202/390-1602.

Inauguration press conference — 11:30 a.m. Homeland Security Department and the Presidential Inauguration Committee hold press conference on inauguration security. Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge; D.C. Mayor Anthony A. Williams; Secret Service Director Ralph Basham and PIC Chairman Jeanne Johnson Phillips, participate. Location: National Mall, Third and Madison streets NW. Contact: 202/282-8010.

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