- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 14, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Health reform briefing — 12:15 p.m. — The Alliance for Health Reform holds a briefing, “Pay for Performance and Medicare: Moving From the Drawing Board to the Doctor’s Office.” Robert Galvin of General Electric; Alan Nelson of the American College of Physicians, participate. Location: The Columbus Club at Union Station, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/789-2300.

Honor ceremony — 1:15 p.m. — The Defense Department hosts an Armed Forces Full Honor Review ceremony in honor of Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld. President Bush, Vice President Dick Cheney, Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Peter Pace, participate. Location: The Pentagon, Mall Entrance Parade Field. Contact: 703/695-0169.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Hosts a ceremony for Presidential Medal of Freedom recipients David McCullough, William Safire and Natan Sharansky at the White House; participates in the full honor review for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld at the Pentagon; participates in a reception for the diplomatic corps at the State Department.

VICE PRESIDENT

Participates in the full honor review for Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld at the Pentagon.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the Consumer Price Index for November. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

9:15 a.m. — Federal Reserve releases a report on industrial production and capacity use for November. Location: 20th and C streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture and Arts Development holds a meeting of the Public Interest Declassification Board to discuss declassification program issues. Location: National Archives and Records Administration, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Rooms 500/501. Contact: 202/357-5250.

11 a.m. — Commodity Futures Trading Commission holds a meeting to consider surveillance matters. Location: 1155 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/418-5100.

SENATE

Stands adjourned. The 110th Congress convenes Jan. 4. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Stands adjourned. The 110th Congress convenes Jan. 4. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

SUPREME COURT

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Practice and potential of medicine — all day — The Brookings Institution holds a conference, “The Practice and Potential of Medicine: How to Close the Gap.” Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — “What is the Problem? Changing Medical Technology, Unchanging Physician Culture, Variations in Treatment,” a discussion with Commonwealth Fund President Karen Davis, Thomas Lee of Harvard Medical School, Elliott Fisher of Dartmouth Medical School and Steven Shortell of the University of California at Berkeley

1:34 p.m. — “Public Policy Challenges: Anti-Trust Regulation,” a discussion with Robert Crandall of the Brookings Institution, David Hyman of the University of Illinois, M. Gregg Bloche of Georgetown University and Robert Litan of the Kauffman Foundation

Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Author’s conference — 8:30 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds an author’s conference in advance of the “Thomas O. Enders Issue of the American Review of Canadian Studies.” Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Prescription medication — 9:30 a.m. — The National Community Pharmacists Association releases a national survey on consumer behaviors relating to prescription medication. Participants include Bruce Roberts of the NCPA and J. Lyle Bootman of Pharmacists for the Protection of Patient Care. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/838-2686.

Energy challenges — 10 a.m. — The Energy Initiative forms a coalition of energy consumer and producer groups committed to finding solutions to the nation’s energy challenges. Participants include Former Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat, and Beverly O’Neill, former president of the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/354-8286.

Do-something Congress — 10 a.m. — The Brookings Institution, the Rand Corp. and the John Brademas Center for the Study of Congress at New York University’s Robert F. Wagner Graduate School hold a discussion, “Toward a Do-Something Congress.” Participants include former Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat; former Rep. Bill Frenzel, Minnesota Republican; and Paul Light of NYU. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 212/998-2337.

Iraq perspectives — noon — The Middle East Institute holds a discussion, “Inside Perspectives on the Iraq Study Group.” Participants include David Mack, acting president of the institute and a participant in the Iraq Study Group’s working group for political development, and Paul Hughes of the U.S. Institute of Peace. Location: Middle East Institute, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.

Fighting malaria — 2:30 p.m. — The U.S. Agency for International Development, the State Department and the American Red Cross host a meeting to coordinate response to President Bush’s call to fight malaria. Location: American Red Cross National Headquarters, 430 17th St. NW, Board of Governor’s Hall. Contact: USAID Special Events and Protocol, 202/712-4707.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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