- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 4, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with current and former secretaries of state and defense at the White House; participates in a photo opportunity with the 2005 Little League Softball World Champions from McLean; addresses the U.S. University Presidents Summit on International Education, State Department.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Foreign Agricultural Service releases its weekly export sales report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-0888.

1 p.m. —Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Agricultural Research Service holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Biotechnology and 21st Century Agriculture to complete work on a paper examining the effects of agricultural biotechnology in the next decade. Location: USDA Jamie L. Whitten Building, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive Southwest, Room 107A. Contact: 202/720-3817.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. The Senate next meets Jan. 18 at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

University presidents summit — 8 a.m. The State Department and the Education Department host the daylong U.S. University Presidents Summit on International Education.

Highlights — 3:45 p.m. — President Bush delivers remarks.

6:30 p.m. — Education Secretary Margaret Spellings delivers remarks, Benjamin Franklin Room.

7:30 p.m. — Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivers remarks, Benjamin Franklin Room.

Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202-203-7613; 202/203-7026; and 202/401-1576.

Blood safety meeting — 9 a.m. The Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Services holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Blood Safety and Availability, regarding the nation’s blood supply should a pandemic influenza or similar event occur. Location: Marriott Crystal Gateway, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 240/453-8809.

Alito opposition — 10 a.m. A group of law professors holds a press conference in opposition to the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court. Participants include Reynaldo Valencia of St. Mary’s University School of Law; Robert Dinerstein of American University Washington College of Law; and David Kairys of Temple University Beasley School of Law. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/464-7356.

Alito support — 10 a.m. Concerned Women of America hold a press conference in support of Supreme Court nominee Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. Participants include Jan LaRue of CWA; Jane Abraham and Marjorie Dannenfelser of the Susan B. Anthony List; Mary Ellen Bork of Women for Faith & Family; and Kelly Ann Conway of the Polling Company. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/488-7000, Ext. 126.

Highway and auto safety — 10 a.m. Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety hold a press conference to release its “2006 Roadmap to State Highway Safety Laws: Players, Politics, and Progress.” Participants include Judith Lee Stone and Jackie Gillan of the Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety; and Georges Benjamin of the American Public Health Association. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 301/896-0003.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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