- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 4, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses the war on terrorism at the Pentagon.

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks on Iraq and the war on terror at the Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases reports on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for November. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

1 p.m. —Energy Information Administration releases its weekly heating oil, propane residential and wholesale price data report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

11 a.m. International Trade Commission holds a meeting to conduct a briefing and vote concerning an anti-dumping duty on paper clips from China. Location: 500 E St. SW, Room 101. Contact: 202/205- 2000.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Alito forum — 8 a.m. The nation’s leading historically black colleges, universities and law schools hold a “Scholars’ Forum on Judge Alito: An African American Perspective” to evaluate Supreme Court nominee Samuel A. Alito Jr.’s record on issues important to blacks. Raymond C. Pierce of the North Carolina Central University School of Law, Leonard Spearman of the Thurgood Marshall School of Law and Shelley Broderick of the University of the District of Columbia law school participate. Location: UDC law school, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW, Building 39, second floor. Contact: 202/274-7332.

Alito opposition — 10 a.m. The Feminist Majority Foundation holds a press conference to oppose the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Lisagor Room. Contact: 703/522-2214.

Economic forecast — 10 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Thomas J. Donohue holds a briefing to discuss the chamber’s policy priorities and economic forecast for the year. R. Bruce Josten, executive vice president for government affairs, participates. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Alito support — 10 a.m. The National Italian American Foundation holds a press conference to announce support for the nomination of Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. to the Supreme Court. Rep. Rick Renzi, Arizona Republican; Mayor Lou Barletta of Hazelton, Pa.; NIAF Chairman A. Kenneth Ciongoli and U.S. Deputy Transportation Secretary Maria Cino participate. Location: NIAF, 1860 19th St. NW. Contact: 202/939-3106.

Kosovo discussion — 11 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Kosovo: Final Status.” James Dobbins, director of the International Security and Defense Policy Center at the Rand Corporation and John Norris of the International Crisis Group participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Alito report — 11 a.m. People For the American Way and the Alliance for Justice hold a press briefing to release reports on Judge Samuel A. Alito Jr. before his Supreme Court confirmation hearings begin Monday. Ralph G. Neas, president of People For the American Way; Nan Aron, president of the Alliance for Justice; Seth Rosenthal, legal director of the Alliance for Justice; and Elliot Mincberg, legal director of People For the American Way, participate. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202-467/2335 or 202/464-7394.

Alito nomination — noon The American Constitution Society sponsors a discussion, “The Alito Nomination: What the Senate Needs to Learn.” Sherrilyn Ifill of the University of Maryland Law School and Dawn Johnsen of the Indiana University School of Law participate. Location: The Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 20/-393-6181, Ext. 37.

Energy discussion — 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, “The Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan Pipeline.” Dan Millison of the Asian Development Bank, Steven Mann of the Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs at the State Department and Jennifer Coolidge, international policy fellow at Oxford University, participate. Location: SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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