- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 26, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events scheduled.

VICE PRESIDENT

Attends a fundraiser in Washington for Sen. Mike DeWine, Ohio Republican.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the advance report on durable goods for December 2005. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Small Business Administration holds a meeting of the National Women’s Business Council, to discuss its agenda and action items for fiscal 2006. Location: Small Business Administration, 409 Third St. SW, Eisenhower Conference Room. Contact: 202/205-3850.

1 p.m. —National Archives and Records Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Presidential Libraries to discuss issues related to developing public awareness of library programs. Location: National Archives Building, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Archivist’s Board Room. Contact: 301/837-3250.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session to continue consideration of the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Health literacy — all day The National Academies’ Institute of Medicine hosts a Roundtable on Health Literacy. Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlight — 11 a.m. — Judith Hibbard, University of Oregon, “The Role of Health Literacy and Patient Activation in Older Adults’ Ability to Manage Their Health”

2 p.m. — Rosana Scolari, director, HIV services “HIV Interventions Along the U.S.-Mexico Border-San Ysidro, California”

Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2548.

Health Action conference — all day Families USA hosts its annual Health Action conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Sen. Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat, discusses the 2005 congressional health care agenda and will share her views on the prospects for health care legislation in the coming year.

1 p.m. — Rep. John D. Dingell, Michigan Democrat, luncheon plenary address, “The History and Future of Health Reform”

2:15 p.m. — Gov. Rod R. Blagojevich, Illinois Democrat, Bill McInturff, Public Opinion Strategies, and Tamara Copeland, Voices for America’s Children, “Building on the Success in Illinois: Covering All Kids.”

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/628-3030.

Mayors conference — all day The United States Conference of Mayors holds its annual winter meeting. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — Baltimore Mayor Martin O’Malley and Sugar Land, Texas, Mayor David Wallace, “2005 National Action Plan for Safety and Security in America’s Cities”

11 a.m. — Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, and Rep. Michael R. Turner, Ohio Republican, deliver remarks on community development and housing.

12:30 p.m. — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson delivers remarks.

2:30 p.m. — Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; Rep. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat; and Rep. Robert C. Scott, Virginia Democrat, discuss Second Chance Legislation (S. 1934 and H.R. 1704), which addresses the accelerated population of people returning back to cities and counties from jail and prison.

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

Threat reduction — 9 a.m. The Defense Threat Reduction Agency holds a ceremony to open its new headquarters, the Defense Threat Reduction Center. Participants include Sen. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, chairman, Foreign Relations Committee; and Kenneth Kreig, undersecretary of defense for acquisition, technology and logistics. Location: McNamara Headquarters Complex, the Defense Logistics Agency, Fort Belvoir. Contact: 703/767-5870.

Eco-friendly agriculture — 9 a.m. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development holds a discussion on “Eco-Friendly Agriculture: Promoting Responsible Agriculture Policies in OECD Countries.” Participants include Wilfrid Legg, head of the Policies and Environment Division at OECD and Marca Weinberg, chief, Environmental and Science Policy Branch. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE, Private Dining Room 3. Contact: 202/822-3873.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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