- The Washington Times - Monday, January 23, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

3 p.m. National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases reports on chickens and eggs and on cold storage. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Boardreleases weekly reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: 20th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of its Peer Review Advisory Committee to review procedures and policies for the evaluation of scientific and technical merit of applications for grants and awards. Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, One Bethesda Metro Center, 7400 Wisconsin Ave. Contact: 301/594-7945.

8:30 a.m. —National Institute of Correctionsholds a meeting of the Advisory Board to discuss gangs, NIC Balance Score Card update, faith-based recommendations, Prison Rape Elimination Act regional workshops and the quarterly report by the Office of Justice Programs. Location: Holiday Inn, 625 First St. Alexandria. Contact: 202/307-3106, Ext. 44254.

2 p.m. —National Board for Education Sciencesholds a meeting for an update on the work of the Institute of Education Sciences and a presentation of IES Policies and Procedures for the Peer Review of Grant Applications and Reports. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/219-2195.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate will reconvene tomorrow in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

11 a.m. AppropriationsLabor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing, “Sago Mine Disaster and an Overview of Mine Safety.” David Dye, acting assistant secretary of the Labor Department’s Mine Safety and Health Administration; and Ray McKinney, administrator of MSHA’s Coal Mine Safety and Health division, testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Transportation meeting — all day The National Academies’ Transportation Research Board holds its 85th annual meeting. The meeting program covers all transportation modes, with more than 2,600 presentations in 500 sessions. This year’s theme is “Transportation 2025: Getting There From Here.” Also highlighted will be “The Interstate Highway System’s 50th Anniversary: What Have We Learned?” and “SAFETEA-LU (Safe, Accountable, Flexible, Efficient Transportation Equity Act: A Legacy for Users): What It Means for Research and the Transportation Community.” Events begin 8 a.m.

Highlight — Noon Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta participates in a ceremonial ribbon-cutting to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the interstate highway system, Exhibit Hall A, Wardman Park Marriott Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW.

Locations: Wardman Park Marriott Hotel; Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW; Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/334-2934.

Ethics discussion — 9:30 a.m. Common Cause holds a discussion, “Restoring Ethics in Washington: How Congress Can Create an Independent Ethics Commission.” Norman Ornstein of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and Stanley Brand, former general counsel to the House of Representatives, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/736-5770.

Pro-life conference — 10 a.m. The National Right to Life Committee Inc. holds a press conference in response to the 33rd anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Wanda Franz, president of NRLC; Karen Cross, political director of NRLC; and Burke Balch, director of NRLC’s Robert Powell Center for Medical Ethics, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/626-8825.

Low-income women — 10 a.m. The National Council of Women’s Organizations holds a briefing, “Budget Resolution in the Aftermath of Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Low-Income Women and Families Left Behind.” Avis Jones-DeWeever of the Institute for Women’s Policy Research, Joan Kuriansky of Wider Opportunities for Women, Shireen Mitchell of Digital Sistas Inc. and Randi Schmidt of YWCA USA participate. Location: HC-8, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/785-5100.

Homeland security — 11 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Building the Right Regional Network for Preparedness and Response.” Thomas Lockwood, director of the Office of National Capital Region Coordination at the Homeland Security Department, and Gen. William Moore, consultant for Computer Sciences Corp., participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

March for Life — noon —The March for Life Education and Defense Fund hosts the 33rd annual March for Life.

Highlights — Noon — Rally, Seventh Street Northwest on the Mall, followed by a march to the Supreme Court

6 p.m. — 24th annual Rose Dinner, Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW.

Contact: 202/543-3377.

Lobbying reform — noon Public Citizen, Common Cause, Democracy 21, Public Campaign, the Campaign Legal Center, the U.S. Public Interest Research Group and the League of Women Voters hold a press conference to outline a lobbying reform package that would address “the systematic failures that made the Jack Abramoff scandal possible.” Joan Claybrook of Public Citizen, Fred Wertheimer of Democracy 21 and Chellie Pingree of Common Cause participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/588-7741.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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