- The Washington Times - Monday, January 17, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Attends an inauguration celebration, “America’s Heroes: Saluting Those Who Serve,” at the MCI Center in Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting to discuss research related to the proposed Stage 2 Disinfectants and Disinfection Byproducts Rule. Location: EPA Headquarters, Room 1153, 1201 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-2335.

1 p.m. —Social Security Administrationholds a meeting by teleconference of the Ticket to Work and Work Incentives Advisory Panel to discuss strategic planning and its annual report to the president and Congress. Call-in number: 888/323-2711; pass code: PANEL. Contact: 202/358-6430.

2 p.m. —National Advisory Council on Indian Educationholds a meeting to discuss its work plan, develop the annual report to Congress and make preparations for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act legislation. Location: Education Department, Room 1W103, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/260-1454.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 04-5462: Rompilla v. Beard

Docket No. 03-9685: Johnson v. United States

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Foreign Relations Committeeholds a hearing on the nomination of National Security Adviser Condoleezza Rice to be secretary of state. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. —Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committeeholds a hearing on the nomination of Michael O. Leavitt to be health and human services secretary. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Seminar — all day The Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars holds a seminar, “Insider Washington ‘05: The Presidential Inauguration.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. Marc Pachter of the Smithsonian Institution

9:45 a.m. —Civic Education Fair

Location: Holiday Inn Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/336-7588.

Mayors conference — all day U.S. Conference of Mayors holds its 73rd winter meeting. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. Jason DeParle of the New York Times, “The American Dream: Is It Working for Families?”

9:30 a.m. —Michael F. Petrie, chairman of the Mortgage Bankers Association and president of P/R Mortgage & Investment Corp. in Carmel, Ind., “The Investment in Metro Economies”

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/293-7330.

Bush second term — 8 a.m. National Journal hosts an inauguration week forum, “Bush’s Second Term: Promises and Perils,” to examine how domestic policy debates will define the Bush administration the next four years. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: RSVP required; 202/266-7356.

Inauguration costs — 8 a.m. National Press Club Lawmakers Program holds a discussion on funding and security for the inauguration. D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democrat, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: NPC members only; 202/662-7501.

Post-tsunami recovery forum — 9 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce hosts a forum on post-tsunami reconstruction.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. IndonesianAmbassador Soemadi Brotodiningrat, Sri Lankan Ambassador Devinda Subasinghe, Thai Ambassador Kasit Piromya and Ashok Sajjanhar of the Indian Embassy offer country assessments.

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

Signing ceremony — 10 a.m. The Department of Veterans Affairs holds a signing ceremony for a 75-year health care lease for a Chicago property. VA Secretary Anthony J. Principi participates. Location: VA, 810 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/273-5703.

Social Security questions — 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation, the Urban Institute and the National Press Club’s Eric Friedham Library hold a discussion, “10 Questions Journalists Should (But Often Don’t) Ask About Social Security.” David John and Bill Beach, both with the foundation, and Rudy Penner, a former director of the Congressional Budget Office now with the institute, participate. Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/608-6155.

Budget discussion — 10 a.m. National Press Club Professional Affairs Committee and the Regional Reporters Association host a discussion, “National Budget 101,” for Washington reporters planning to cover the Bush administration’s national budget rollout early next month. Alan Fram of the Associated Press; Stan Collender, author of “The Guide to the Federal Budget”; Steve Ellis of Taxpayers for Common Sense; and Jim Dyer, majority staff director for the House Appropriations Committee, participate. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7500.

Social Security Reform — 12:30 p.m. Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion, “Social Security Reform: National Saving and Macroeconomic Performance in the Global Economy.” Gregory Mankiw of the White House Council of Economic Advisers and Nancy Roman of CFR participate. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP required; 202/518-3428.

Social Security report — 1:30 p.m. Senate Democratic Policy Committee holds a press conference to release a committee report on Social Security. Sen. Byron L. Dorgan of North Dakota participates. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-1191.

‘No profits’ rally — 5:30 p.m. Mobilization for Global Justice holds a rally, “Tell the World Bank: No Profits from the Tsunami Misery,” to hand out fliers to draw attention to the Indian Ocean disaster and detail the role of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. Location: Murrow Park, 18th and H streets NW. Contact: e-mail, mgj@riseup.net; www.globalizethis.org.

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