- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 9, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10:30 a.m. Energy Information Administrationreleases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

3 p.m. —National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases its weekly broiler-hatchery report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Bureau of Industry and Securityholds a meeting of the Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee to hear an update on pending regulations and to discuss technology controls, including a proposed rule on computer and microprocessor technology. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, 14th Street between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues NW, Room 3884. Contact: 202/462-2583.

9:30 a.m. —Food and Drug Administrationholds a meeting of the Food Advisory Committee to review reports of the dietary supplements, additives and ingredients, food biotechnology, contaminants and natural toxicants, and infant formula subcommittees, and to provide a status report and response to the Food Advisory Committee’s recommendations on methyl mercury in fish and shellfish. Location: Hotel Washington, Pennsylvania Avenue and 15th Street NW. Contact: 301/436-2397.

10 a.m. —Consumer Product Safety Commissionholds a meeting to receive comments concerning Petition HP 00-2, which requested that natural rubber latex be declared a strong sensitizer under the Federal Hazardous Substances Act. Location: Bethesda Towers Building, 4330 East-West Highway, Room 420, Bethesda. Contact: 301/504-6833.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case:

Docket No. 02-6320, Fellers v. United States

Docket No. 02-1580, Vieth v. Jubelirer

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Secretary of Energy Advisory Board meeting — all day The Secretary of Energy Advisory Board holds a meeting on the issues and challenges facing the Energy Department.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. Energy Secretary Spencer Abraham

Location: Ritz-Carlton Hotel, Salon IIIA, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/586-5806.

National Conference of State Legislatures meeting — all day The National Conference of State Legislatures holds a conference.

Highlights — 11:45 a.m. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta

5 p.m. Film screening, “People Say I’m Crazy”

Location: Hyatt Regency, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-5400.

Iraq reconstruction briefing — 8 a.m. Equity International holds a news briefing, “Iraq Reconstruction Contracts.” Location: National Press Club, Ballroom, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/756-2244.

African finance discussion — 8 a.m. Treasury Department holds a meeting with African finance ministers to discuss the African Growth and Opportunity Act. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow participates. Location: Treasury Department, Cash Room, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-1999.

Employment forum — 8:30 a.m. Job Opportunities Build Success Coalition holds a forum to bring together returning ex-offenders and employers looking to fill on-site positions. Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat; D.C. Council member Kathy Patterson; D.C. Administrator Robert Bobb; Paul Quander of the Court Services and Offender Supervision Agency; and William Pollard of the University of the District of Columbia participate. Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/585-2136 or 202/585-2828.

Nixon tapes briefing — 9 a.m. The National Archives and Records Administration holds a news briefing to open approximately 240 hours of White House tape recordings from the Nixon presidency. Location: National Archives at College Park, Lecture rooms D and E, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park. Contact: 301/837-1700.

Social Security discussion — 10 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “Saving Social Security: Which Way to Reform?” Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Women in 2004 election survey — 10 a.m. Women Impacting Public Policy holds a news conference to release a survey of female business owners, showing that they are a key swing constituency in the 2004 election. Celinda Lake of Lake, Snell, Perry & Associates Inc. and Linda DiVall of American Viewpoint participate. Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, Hart-Cannon Room, Pennsylvania Avenue and 14th Street NW. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 112.

Women’s political forum — noon The National Democratic Institute holds a luncheon to conclude the “Win with Women: Strengthen Political Parties” forum. Former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright; former Rep. Geraldine Ferraro, New York Democrat; Peruvian Prime Minister Beatriz Merino Lucero; Amat Al-Alim Alsoswa, Yemeni minister of human rights; and Winnie Byanyima, a member of the National Assembly of Uganda, participate. Location: Omni Shoreman Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/728-5527.

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