- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 10, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks on the war on terrorism to the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Omni Shoreham Hotel, Washington.

Participates in a photo opportunity with the 2005 Little League Softball World Series champions from McLean, White House Oval Office.

Signs the Trafficking Victims Protection Reauthorization Act of 2005, Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Census Bureau releases a report on wholesale trade for November 2005. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department holds an auction of 3- and 6-month Treasury bills. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. — Postal Service holds a meeting of the Board of Governors. Postmaster General Jack Potter participates. Location: Benjamin Franklin Room, Postal Service headquarters, 475 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/268-4800.

10 a.m. — Homeland Security Department holds a meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council. Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/692-4283.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 04-1495, Hartman vs. Moore; and Docket Number 04-805, Texaco Inc. vs. Dagher, consolidated with Docket Number 04-814, Shell Oil Co. vs. Dagher, for one hour argument. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate will reconvene at 10 a.m. on Jan. 18. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds a hearing on the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House will reconvene at noon on Jan. 31. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Juvenile justice conference — all day — The Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention hold their first national conference, “Building on Success: Providing Today’s Youth With Opportunities for a Better Tomorrow.” Events begin at 10:30 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Attorney General Alberto R. Gonzales delivers remarks at the opening ceremony.

10:55 a.m. — First lady Laura Bush speaks.

11:45 a.m. — “Identifying Youth With the Greatest Need and Strengthening Families To Develop Our Nation’s Youth.”

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/307-0703.

Minority health — all day — The Health and Human Services Department’s Office of Minority Health hosts the National Leadership Summit on Eliminating Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health, “Embracing a Common Destination: Improving Health Outcomes for All Americans.” Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Astronomical meeting — all day — The American Astronomical Society holds its national meeting. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Location: The Wardman Park Marriott Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/328-2010.

Muslim celebration — all day — All Dulles Area Muslims, Dar Al-Hijrah, Masjid Muhammad, Manassas Mosque and the Muslim Association of Virginia hold the annual celebration of the close of hajj, the Muslim pilgrimage to Mecca. Events begin at 7:45 a.m. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 571/217-9286.

Democracy discussion — 9 a.m. — The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and Freedom House hold a discussion, “Reaching for Democracy: Success and Challenges to Freedom and Democracy.” USAID Administrator Andrew S. Natsios participates. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/712-4810.

Emergency-care analysis — 10 a.m. — The American College of Emergency Physicians holds a press conference to release the first comprehensive analysis of the emergency medical care systems in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 800/320-0610, ext. 3014.

Registration program — 10 a.m. — The Arab American Institute holds a press conference to call for the termination of the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System program, a registration program of foreign visitors from 25 Arab and Muslim countries and North Korea. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 202/429-9210.

Superintendent of the Year — 10 a.m. — The American Association of School Administrators holds a press conference on the “National Superintendent of the Year.” Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW. Contact: 703/875-0736.

Environmental performance — 11 a.m. — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) hold a press conference to release the OECD Environmental Performance Review of the United States. EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson participates. Location: Rachel Carson Room, EPA headquarters, Ariel Rios North Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-4355.

Reed trip — 11 a.m. — Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, holds a press conference to discuss his meetings with officials, military commanders and soldiers in Afghanistan and Iraq, where he visited last week. Location: Capitol, Senate Radio/TV Gallery. Contact: 202/224-4642.

Medicare study — 11:30 a.m. — The Council for Affordable Health Insurance holds a press conference to release a new study, “Medicare’s Hidden Administrative Costs: A Comparison of Medicare and the Private Sector.” Location: Capitol, HC-8. Contact: 703/836-6200, Ext. 380.

Travel industry — 1 p.m. — The Travel Industry of America holds its annual State of the Travel Industry luncheon. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff participates. Location: Presidential Ballroom, Capital Hilton, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 703/899-7031.

Book talk — 6:30 p.m. — The International Spy Museum holds a book discussion with Burton Gerber and Jennifer Sims, co-editors of “Transforming U.S. Intelligence: The Inside View.” Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/654-2843.

Security discussion — 7:30 p.m. — The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) holds a discussion with Richard Garwin, former adviser to Republican and Democratic administrations on many national-security programs. Location: AAAS, 1200 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/326-6431.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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