- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 13, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Social Security reform — 10:30 a.m. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion on Social Security reform and implications for the U.S. budget. Joshua Bolten, Office of Management and Budget, participates. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Conservatives in Hollywood — noon — Conservative Women’s Network holds a discussion, “Rebels With a Cause: Can Conservatives Take Back Hollywood?” Cheryl Felicia Rhoads, actress, participates. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Van Andel Center. Contact: 202/546-4400.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses higher education and job training during a visit to Jacksonville, Fla.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Census Bureau releases the manufacturing and trade inventories and sales for November. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

9:15 a.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases figures of the industrial production and capacity utilization for December. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Health Resources and Services Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders and Genetic Diseases in Newborns and Children. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-1080.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Not in session. The House will reconvene at 10 a.m. Thursday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Trade conference# — all day — The Federal Trade Commission holds a conference, “Estimating the Price Effects of Mergers and Concentration in the Petroleum Industry: An Evaluation of Recent Learning.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Deborah Platt Majoras of the FTC. Location: FTC Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-2161.

Broker-dealer regulation — all day — American Law Institute-American Bar Association holds a course of study, “Broker-Dealer Regulation.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: Madison Hotel, 15th and M streets NW. Contact: 800/253-6397.

Dietary supplements — all day — The National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute holds a conference, “Dietary Supplement, Coagulation and Antithrombic Therapies.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: NIH, Masur Auditorium, Clinical Center, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-4236.

Navy symposium — all day — The Surface Navy Association holds its 17th National Symposium, “Surface Navy Contribution: Sea Shield and Seabasing.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 7 p.m. — Surface Warfare Party. Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 800/628-9762.

International taxation — 8 a.m. — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, the U.S. Council for International Business and the Business and Industry Advisory Committee to the OECD hold a conference, “Recent OECD Initiatives in International Taxation: Permanent Establishment and Dispute Settlement Procedures.” Location: Cosmos Club, 2121 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/703-5062.

Trade symposium — 8 a.m. — U.S. Customs and Border Protection holds a 2005 Trade Symposium, “Security and the Facilitation of Trade.”

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Michael Mullen of CBP. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/344-1780.

Nuclear energy — 9 a.m. — Energy Department’s Office of Nuclear Facilities Management holds a forum, “Generation IV International Forum,” on the importance of nuclear energy.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/903-3243.

Tsunami briefing — 9 a.m. — The Defense Department holds a videoconference briefing on the tsunami relief effort. Rear Adm. Victor Guillory, deputy commander of naval forces supporting Operation Unified Assistance (from Utaphao, Thailand), participates. Location: Pentagon. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Social Security — 9 a.m. — National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare holds a press conference, “The Pitfalls of Privatization.” Barbara Kennelly of NCPSSM, Henry Aaron of the Brookings Institution, former Social Security Commissioner Kenneth Apfel, Joan Entmacher of the National Women’s Law Center, Robert Greenstein of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities and Maya Rockeymoore of the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/216-8378.

Legal reform — 9:30 a.m. — U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform holds a discussion, “Legal Reform Outlook 2005.” Stanton Anderson of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Lisa Rickard of U.S. Chamber Institute for Legal Reform participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/463-5946.

Taxes and the job market — 9:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Taxes and the Job Market,” on the long-term effects of different tax rates in various countries. Steven Davis of the University of Chicago participates. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Election after reform — 9:30 a.m. — The Campaign Finance Institute holds a discussion, “The Election After Reform: Money and Politics after the Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: RSVP required; 202/969-8890.

Industry-led training — 9:30 a.m. — The Progressive Policy Institute holds a Friday Forum discussion, “Industry-Led Training: The New Labor Experiment — A First-Hand Look at the UK’s New Sector Skills Development Agency.” Mike Campbell of the United Kingdom’s Sector Skills Development Agency and Robert Atkinson of the institute participate. Location: PPI, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. SE. Contact: 202/547-0001.

Civil rights protections — 10 a.m. — Congress holds a press conference on a friend of the court brief on civil rights protections of House employees. Rep. Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, participates. Location: House Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-5931.

Fighting terrorism — 10 a.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Top Priorities for the Intelligence Director.” Richard Schultz of Tufts University and Roy Godson of the National Strategy Information Center participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Book discussion# — 7 p.m. — Politics and Prose bookstore holds a discussion on the book “Animals in Translation,” about how animals interact with one another and with their masters. Author Temple Grandin participates. Location: Politics and Prose bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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