- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 26, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Lebanese Parliament member Saad Hariri, son of assassinated Lebanese Prime Minister Rafik Hariri, at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Economic Analysis releases an estimate of the gross domestic product in the fourth quarter of 2005. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.

3 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistics releases the annual reports on cattle, peanut stocks and processing, sheep and goats, and vegetables. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards’ planning and procedures subcommittee to discuss stakeholders’ comments received during the committee’s self-assessment survey and significant technical challenges in certain areas and other activities related to the conduct of the committee’s business. Location: Bethesda North Marriott Hotel & Conference Center, Oakley Room, 5701 Marinelli Road. Contact: 301/415-7360.

9 a.m. — Legal Services Corp. holds meetings of the Performance Reviews, the Finance, the Provision for the Delivery of Legal Services and the Operations and Regulations committees. Location: Melrose Hotel, 2430 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/295-1500.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Excellence in education — all day — The Association of American Colleges and Universities holds a conference, “Demanding Excellence: Liberal Education in an Era of Global Competition, Anti-Intellectualism and Disinvestment.”

Events begin 7:30 a.m.

Highlight — 10:30 a.m. — Rosemary Cleary, Robert Schaible and Eve Raimon, all with the University of Southern Maine, “Neutrality’s Just Another Word: Advocacy and Academic Freedom in the Classroom.”

Location: Grand Hyatt, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/387-3760.

Emergency response — all day — International Communications Strategies holds a conference, “Managing Critical Communications for Emergency Response.” Events begin 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 11:30 a.m. — Duncan Nott of the World Bank Group delivers keynote address, “Crisis Communications: The World Bank Experience.”

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/232-0620.

Conference — all day — The American University Washington College of Law holds the “Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference.” Events begin 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — 2 p.m. — “Public and Private Economic Justice.”

5 p.m. — “From Practice to Law Teaching: A Roundtable on Strategies, Opportunities and Challenges”

Location: AU WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.

Mayoral conference — 8 a.m. — The U.S. Conference of Mayors holds its annual winter meeting.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley and Sugar Land, Texas, Mayor David Wallace, “Homeland Security Task Force Meeting”

9:30 a.m. — Senate Minority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat, and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, deliver remarks.

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/861-6719.

Latin America — 10 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Latin American’s Lurch to the Left.” Peter DeShazo of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, Julia Sweig of the Council on Foreign Relations, and Mark Falcoff, Roger Noriega and Desmond Lachman, all with the AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Tax reform — 10 a.m. — The Progressive Policy Institute holds a forum on “Progressive Tax Reform.” Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat; Rep. Rahm Emanuel, Illinois Democrat; Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley; John Talisman, former assistant secretary of the treasury for tax policy; and Will Marshall of PPI participate. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/547-0001.

Web seminar — 10 a.m. — The Washington Legal Foundation holds a Web seminar on the Securities and Exchange Commission’s new civil penalty principles. Gregory Bruch and Julie Smith, both with Foley & Lardner LLP, participate. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Conference-call briefing — 11 a.m. — The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) holds a conference-call briefing to discuss the budget and economic forecast by the Congressional Budget Office. Robert Greenstein, James Horney and Richard Kogan, all with the CBPP, participate. Contact: 202/408-1080.

Ceremony — 11 a.m. — Secretary of the Army Francis Harvey hosts the presentation of the Army Performance Excellence Awards to the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC); Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.; and the Minnesota National Guard. Location: Pentagon, Auditorium (Room BH650). Contact: 703/697-7487.

Iran discussion — 12:30 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “Iran’s Relations with the Persian Gulf Countries under President [Mahmoud] Ahmadinejad.” Hossein Hafezian of the Center for Scientific Research and Middle East Strategic Studies in Tehran and M. Hadi Semati of Tehran University participate. Location: WWC, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

State of the Union — 1 p.m. — The Free Congress Foundation (FCF) holds a discussion on the “Conservative State of the Union.” Former Gov. John Engler, Michigan Republican and president of the National Association of Manufacturers; Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council; Paul Weyrich of FCF; and Frank Gaffney Jr. of the Center for Security Policy participate. Location: Free Congress Foundation, 717 Second St. NE. Contact: 202/546-3000.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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