- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 21, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

Hosts a celebration of Hanukkah at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Departmentreleases the results of its weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

4 p.m. —National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases a crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reservereleases its weekly reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Stands adjourned, to reconvene at noon on Jan. 20. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Stands adjourned, to reconvene at noon on Jan. 20. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Graduation ceremony — 10 a.m. Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority holds a graduation ceremony for its most recent officer recruit class. Participants include June Jeffries, assistant U.S. attorney. Location: 600 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/962-2474.

Environmental trends — 10 a.m. The World Resources Institute holds a news conference, “Environmental Trends and Topics for 2004.” Location: National Press Club, Lisagor Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/729-7736.

Christmas tree ceremony — 10 a.m. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund holds a holiday ceremony. Participants include Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican; Jan Scruggs, founder of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund; and the Rev. William Calbert of Shiloh Baptist Church. Location: Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 21st Street and Constitution Avenue NW on the Mall. Contact: Alan Greilsamer, 202/393-0090, Ext. 19, or 703/201-2508.

Health care reports — 2 p.m. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality holds a news conference to discuss the findings of two congressionally mandated reports, “National Healthcare Quality Report” and “National Healthcare Disparities Report.” Participants include Carolyn Clancy, agency director. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Lounge, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/427-1241 or 301/427-1246.

Health insurance — 2 p.m. Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference-call briefing to discuss how state budget deficits are cutting health insurance coverage for low-income Americans. Participants include the Rev. Brian Hehir of Catholic Charities USA, Fernando Guerra of the Metropolitan Health Department and Leighton Ku and Robert Greenstein of the CBPP. Location: None. Contact: 202/408-1080.

Washington Chorus — 5 p.m. The Washington Chorus holds a performance of its holiday program, with sign-language interpretation. Location: John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, 2700 F St. NW. Contact: 202/342-6221.


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