- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 20, 2001

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Homeland security news conference 10:30 a.m. Congress holds a news conference on homeland security. Rep. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat, participates. Location: House Triangle, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-7919.

Immigration reform news conference noon Congressional Immigration Reform Caucus holds a news conference to call on Congress to take action on immigration reform. Location: HC-8, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/226-6999.


PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced


VICE PRESIDENT

Not available


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Foreign Agricultural Service releases its weekly Export Sales Report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 202/720-7115.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases unemployment insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

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

2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury Statement for November. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

6 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly reports on: Condition Statement of Federal Reserve Banks, Factors Affecting Reserves of Depository Institutions, Money Stock, Liquid Assets, Debt Measures. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. State Department holds a meeting of the Shipping Coordinating Committee. Location: U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW, Room 6319. Contact: 202/267-0229.


SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds full committee hearing on the nomination of John Magaw to be undersecretary of transportation for security, Transportation Department. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5115.


HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


GENERAL AGENDA

State Department's Shipping Coordinating Committee meeting 9:30 a.m. State Department's Shipping Coordinating Committee holds a public meeting to review U.S. positions on the 33rd session of the International Maritime Organization Sub-Committee on Standards of Training and Watchkeeping to be held Jan. 21-25 at IMO headquarters, London. Location: Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW. Contact: 202/267-0229.

Senate Republicans meeting 10 a.m. Senate Republicans hold a meeting. Location: S-207, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-3135.

Arab American Institute and Starz Encore Group news conference 10:15 a.m. Arab American Institute and Starz Encore Group hold a news conference to show new public service announcements that promote tolerance in the wake of the September 11 attacks. Including Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham participates. Location: National Press Club, Murrow Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/429-9210 or 303/267-5821.

Washington Regional Alcohol Program news conference 11 a.m. Washington Regional Alcohol Program holds a news conference to release its eighth annual "How Safe Are Our Roads" report. Location: George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Mason Hall, Rooms 3A and 3B, Fairfax. Contact: 703/893-0461,703/993-8785.

Newseum building ceremony 11 a.m. Freedom Forum holds a ceremony to begin demolition of the former District of Columbia Employment Services Department Pennsylvania Avenue facade to make way for construction of the new Freedom Forum/Newseum building. D.C. Mayor Anthony Williams, Michael Kergin, Canadian ambassador; Charles Overby, chairman/CEO, Freedom Forum; and Peter Prichard, president/ Freedom Forum and Newseum participate. Location: Sixth Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 703/284-3722, and 703/284-2875.

September 11 victims news conference 11:30 a.m. Congress holds a news conference on the September 11 victims. Sen. George F. Allen, Virginia Republican, participates. Location: Senate Swamp, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-4024.

"The Stimulus Bill and the Economic Recovery" luncheon noon National Economists Club and Society of Government Economists hold a luncheon meeting featuring "The Stimulus Bill and the Economic Recovery." Location: Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/739-9404.

September 11 terrorist attacks news conference 12:15 p.m. Congress holds a news conference to introduce legislation establishing a bipartisan commission to examine the facts and causes surrounding the September 11 terrorist attacks. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman, Connecticut Democrat, chairman, Governmental Affairs Committee, and Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican, participate. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-0384 or 202/224-7130.

Transportation Department news briefing 12:30 p.m. Transportation Department holds a news briefing on the Aviation and Transportation Security Act of 2001 and the Transportation Security Administration. Listen-only call-in line, 202/493-0068. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-4570.

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