- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 19, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks on the economy, location in Virginia to be announced.

VICE PRESIDENT

12:30 p.m. — Delivers remarks on Iraq and the war on terror to the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, Grand Hyatt New York, Ballroom C, Park Avenue at Grand Central Terminal, New York.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the new residential construction for December 2005. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. —Commission of Fine Arts holds a meeting to discuss issues affecting the appearance of the District and may include buildings, parks and memorials. Location: National Building Museum, Suite 312, Judiciary Square, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/504-2200.

1 p.m. —Antitrust Modernization Commission holds its economists’ roundtable on U.S. merger enforcement. Location: Federal Trade Commission, Conference Center, 601 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/233-0701.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate will next meet Jan. 20 in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2:30 p.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing, “Protecting Children on the Internet,” focusing on Internet pornography. James Burrus Jr., deputy assistant director of the Criminal Investigative Division, Federal Bureau of Investigation, and Laura Parsky, deputy assistant attorney general, Justice Department, testify. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairsfederal financial management, government information and international security subcommittee holds a hearing, “Bilateral Malaria Assistance: Progress and Prognosis,” focusing on the president’s malaria initiative. Michael Miller, deputy assistant administrator for global health, U.S. Agency for International Development, and Simon Kunene, malaria program manager, Swaziland Ministry of Health, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Global information operations — all day OSS.net Inc. holds its “Global Information Operations Conference 2006.” Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Steve Edwards of Scotland Yard, “Information Sharing Among Criminal and Terrorist Organizations: What Can We Learn From Them?”

11 a.m. — Moises Naim, editor of Foreign Policy, “Why Legitimate Governments Must Improve Their Information Sharing to Enhance Revenue Collection”

Location: Sheraton Premier Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna. Contact: 703/242-1700.

Globalization symposium — all day The Library of Congress holds a symposium, “The Lomax Legacy: Folklore in a Globalizing Century.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Bill Ferris of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, delivers the keynote address.

1:30 p.m. — Peggy Bulger of the American Folklife Center; Jeff Greenberg of Beldock, Levine and Hoffman LLP; Preston Hardison of the Tulalip Tribes of Washington; and Gigi Sohn of Public Knowledge, “Intellectual Property Rights in a Globalizing World”

Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Contact: 202/707-1940.

FBI reorganization — 8:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a Policy Insiders breakfast with FBI Director Robert S. Mueller III, who will discuss the reorganization of the FBI in order to more effectively address terrorism and other threats and what the FBI is doing to protect American businesses from these threats. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Russia-Ukraine gas conflict — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “The Russia-Ukraine Gas Conflict: Dilemmas for European and Energy Security.” Taras Kuzio of the George Washington University; Roman Kupchinsky, coordinator of corruption studies for RFE/RL; and Clifford Gaddy of the Brookings Institution participate. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

What Arabs think — 7 p.m. The Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service Center for Contemporary Arab Studies holds a discussion on a new poll “What Arabs Think: An In-Depth Look at Social and Political Concerns.” James Zogby, president of the Arab American Institute, participates. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest, Intercultural Conference Center. Contact: 202/687-6215.

Nuclear-weapons rally — 11 a.m. The Council for Democratic Change in Iran holds a rally to urge the U.N. Security Council to act to halt Iran’s nuclear-weapons programs. Location: Lafayette Park, across from the White House. Contact: 202/315-3499.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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