- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 18, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases a report on real earnings for December. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Environmental Protection Agencyholds a workshop on the development of regulations for aircraft public water systems. Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/564-3858.

1 p.m. —Federal Aviation Administrationholds a meeting on its proposal to codify flight restrictions for certain aircraft operations in the Washington metropolitan area. Location: Washington Dulles Airport Marriott, 45020 Aviation Drive, Dulles. Contact: 202/267-7476.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 047-1414: United States v. Grubbs

Docket No. 04-1371: Merrill Lynch v. Dabit

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 10 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Security challenges — 8:30 a.m. The Migration Policy Institute holds a discussion, “Security Challenges to Humanitarian Workers in the Middle East: The [International Committee of the Red Cross] Response.” Participants include Balthasar Staehelin of the Red Cross and Kathleen Newland of the institute. Location: MPI, 1400 16th St. NW, Suite 300. Contact: 202/266-1940.

EEOC meeting — 9 a.m. The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a meeting to announce notation votes and the modification of boundaries of the Baltimore field office. Location: EEOC Office Building, 1801 L St. NW, ninth floor. Contact: 202/663-4070.

Iraq discussion — 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “A Strategy for Victory in Iraq.” Participants include Peter Rodman, assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs, and Lt. Gen. Raymond Odierno, assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Homeland security — 10 a.m. Defense Today and BAE Systems hold a discussion with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Location: King Publishing Group, 1325 G St. NW, Suite 1003. Contact: 202/662-1555.

Human rights — 10 a.m. Human Rights Watch holds a press briefing on its 16th annual review of human rights practices around the world, including essays on torture, business and human rights, and HIV/AIDS. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Lisagor Room. Contact: 202/216-1541.

Lott’s plans — 10:30 a.m. Sen. Trent Lott, Mississippi Republican, holds a press conference to discuss his agenda for the year. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-4239 or 202/224-6421.

EPA ceremony — 10:30 a.m. The Environmental Protection Agency holds a ceremony and round-table discussion featuring current and former EPA administrators.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Award ceremony honoring EPA’s 35-year employees

11 a.m. — Discussion with EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson, Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt, and other former Administrators Christie Whitman, Carol Browner, Bill Ruckelshaus, Russell Train, Doug Costle, Lee Thomas and Bill Reilly

1:30 p.m. — Mr. Johnson delivers the commemorative address, Mellon Auditorium, 1301 Constitution Ave. NW.

Location: EPA, Rachel Carson Great Hall, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, or as noted above. Contact: 202/564-4355.

Energy in the Americas — 11:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Energy in the Americas: Building a Lasting Partnership.” Participants include Roger Noriega of AEI, Steve Walsh of AES Corp. and Eric Farnsworth of the Council of the Americas. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

American Legion luncheon — noon The American Legion holds a luncheon with Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican, who discusses his book “Countdown to Terror: The Top-Secret Information That Could Prevent the Next Terrorist Attack on America … and How the CIA Has Ignored It.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/225-2011.

Jazz lecture and concert — noon The Library of Congress holds a lecture and concert, “Mister Jelly Roll, Mister Lomax and the Invention of Jazz,” as part of the American Folklife Center’s symposium “The Lomax Legacy: Folklore in a Globalizing Century.” Participants include pianist Dave Burrell and John Szwed of Yale University. Location: Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

Economic freedom — noon The Center for Trade Policy Studies at the Cato Institute holds a discussion, “Advancing Economic Freedom in the Middle East: The U.S.-Omani Free-Trade Agreement.” Participants include Maqbool Ali Sultan, Omani minister of commerce and industry, and Salem Ben Nasser Al Ismaily of the Omani Center for Investment Promotion and Export Development. Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Intellectual property — noon Institute for Policy Innovation holds a discussion, “How Can Countries Define and Protect ‘Traditional Knowledge?’ A New Battlefield for Intellectual Property.” Participants include Doug Neumann of the State Department and Ananda Chakrabarty of the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago. Location: National Press Club, Holeman Lounge, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/912-5742.

Labor program — 1 p.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program hosts AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, who discusses “The Senseless Slaughter of the Good American Job.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Public health corps — 3 p.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt holds a press conference to discuss the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Participants include John Agwunobi, HHS assistant secretary for health, and Surgeon General Richard H. Carmona. Location: HHS, auditorium, 330 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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