- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 21, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a holiday service project and visits the Walter Reed Army Medical Center in Washington. Overnights in Camp David, Md.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the advance report on durable goods — manufacturers’ shipments and orders for November. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a report on the personal income and outlays for November. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the regional and state employment and unemployment figures for November. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Federal Housing Finance Board holds a meeting of the Board of Directors to discuss limitations on excess stock and retained earnings requirements for the Federal Home Loan Banks; and appointment of Federal Home Loan Bank directors. Location: Federal Housing Finance Board, 1625 I St. NW, first floor, board room. Contact: 202/408-2876.

11 a.m. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting by teleconference of the National Science Board Commission on 21st Century Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to discuss preliminary draft recommendations of the commission. Location: NSF, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-4527.

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

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Press preview — 8:30 a.m. — The National Zoo holds a press preview for its three new African lions. Donald Moore, associate director of animal care; Carlos Sanchez, veterinarian; and Tracey Barnes, animal keeper for the Great Cats exhibit, participate. Location: National Zoo, 3001 Connecticut Ave. NW, Great Cats exhibit area. Contact: 202/633-3083.

Rally — 9 a.m. — The Lockheed Martin Accountability Project, a group of Montgomery County residents and neighbors of the company’s headquarters in Bethesda, hold a rally and march to “demand Lockheed stop making cluster bombs, compensate victims or leave Montgomery County.” Participants will rally at Davis Library and then march to Lockheed headquarters. Location: Davis Library, 6400 Democracy Boulevard, Bethesda. Contact: 301/229-8317 or 202/210-3467.

Event — 9:45 a.m. — The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority hosts the arrival of Santa Claus at the Greenbelt Metrorail station with a pre-Christmas holiday treat for Metro riders. Location: Greenbelt Metrorail station, Bus Bay D, 5717 Greenbelt Metro Drive, Greenbelt. Contact: 202/962-1051.

Exhibit — 10 a.m. — The U.S. National Arboretum hosts an exhibit, “Bonsai Winter Silhouettes.” Location: National Arboretum, National Bonsai and Penjing Museum, Bladensburg Road and R Street NW. Contact: 202/245-2726.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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