- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 30, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysisreleases the personal income and outlays for December 2004. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

10 a.m. —Bureau of the Censusreleases the new residential sales for December 2004. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Food and Drug Administrationholds a meeting of the Veterinary Medicine Advisory Committee, to discuss and make recommendations regarding the voluntary recall of the drug product, ProHeart 6 (New Animal Drug Application 141-189), manufactured by Fort Dodge Animal Health and discuss the Center for Veterinary Medicine’s risk-management strategy. Location: Doubletree Hotel, Plaza II and III, 1750 Rockville Pike, Rockville. Contact: 301/443-0572.

9 a.m. —President’s Committee for People with Intellectual Disabilities holds a meeting to discuss issues regarding people with mental retardation, including education and transition, family services and supports, public awareness, employment and assistive technology information. Location: Aerospace Center Building, Aerospace Auditorium, sixth floor east, 370 L’Enfant Promenade SW. Contact: 202/619-0634.

10 a.m. —Export-Import Bankholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee. Topics include: briefing of committee members on their responsibilities, update on bank-related legislative issues, introduction of the committee strategy for 2005. Location: Ex-Im Bank, room 1143, 811 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/565-3502.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. for morning business and to consider the nomination of Samuel Bodman to be Energy secretary. 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

Federal Relations Network Conference — all day National School Boards Association holds its Federal Relations Network Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 12:45 p.m. Sen. Conrad Burns, Montana Republican, Congressional Awards luncheon

3 p.m. —Sen. Michael B. Enzi, Wyoming Republican, chairman, Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; Sen. Lamar Alexander, Tennessee Republican; Rep. Tom Petri, Wisconsin Republican; Rep. Raul M. Grijalva, Arizona Democrat; Rep. Judy Biggert, Illinois Republican; Rep. Timothy H. Bishop, New York Democrat, and Rep. Betty McCollum, Minnesota Democrat, general session

Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/838-6737 or 703/725-0999.

Health conference — all day Capgemini, Booz Allen Hamilton and United Health sponsor the 2nd Annual World Health Care Congress. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Daniel Henninger, The Wall Street Journal; Douglas Holtz-Eakin, Congressional Budget Office; Gail Wilensky, Project Hope and Robert Reischauer, Urban Institute, “Financing Medicare — Escalating Forecasts and Viable Solutions”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 703/243-4515.

Substance-abuse conference — 9:30 a.m. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services holds a press conference to discuss co-occurring substance abuse and mental disorders and release a report, “Substance Abuse Treatment for Persons with Co-Occurring Disorders.” Westley Clark, administrator, SAMHSA, and Kathryn Power, SAMHSA Mental Health Services, participate. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 240/276-2130.

Charter movement — 10 a.m. Charter School Leadership Council holds a press conference to begin a campaign to focus the national charter movement on the dual goals of growth and quality. Howard Fuller and Nelson Smith, Charter School Leadership Council, participate. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/746-4643.

Tax reform — noon Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “A Fair and Simple Tax System for Our Future: A Progressive Approach to Tax Reform.” William Gale and Peter Orszag, Urban-Brookings Tax Policy Center; Robert Solow, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and John Irons and John Podesta, CAP, participate. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/741-6388.

Freedom lecture — noon Georgetown University hosts a lecture, “The Power of Freedom.” Jose Maria Aznar, former president of Spain, participates. Location: Georgetown University, Bunn Intercultural Center, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: Press must RSVP to 202/687-4328.

Counterterrorism and civil protection — 2 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion, “Counter-terrorism and Civil Protection: The United Nations Experience.” Gioacchino Polimeni, prosecutor, Italian Ministry of Justice and director, U.N. Interregional Crime and Justice Research Institute (UNICRI); Francesco Cappe, associate expert, UNICRI’s Security Cluster, participate. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, Room 806, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/663-5730; 202/663-5626.

NAICU conference — 2:15 p.m. National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities holds its 2005 NAICU annual meeting. Location: Hyatt Regency Washington on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/785-8866 or 202/288-9333.

Managing knowledge — 6:30 p.m. Library of Congress John W. Kluge Center holds a discussion, “Is All This Stuff Really Digital After All?” as part of its “Managing Knowledge and Creativity in a Digital Context” series. Brian Cantwell Smith, University of Toronto, participates. Location: LOC, Madison Building, Montpelier Room, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: Press contact, 202/707-9190.

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