- The Washington Times - Wednesday, January 15, 2003

TODAY'S HEADLINERS

Social Security hearing 9:30 a.m. Senate Special Committee on Aging holds a full committee hearing to examine the future of Social Security. David Walker, comptroller general of the General Accounting Office, testifies. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5364.

Thomas Jefferson's secret message 10 a.m. National Archives hosts a news briefing to exhibit Thomas Jefferson's Secret Message to Congress Regarding the Lewis and Clark Expedition, dated Jan. 18, 1803. Location: National Archives, Resource Room G9, Constitution Avenue between Seventh and Ninth streets NW. Contact: 301/837-1700.


PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.


ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases manufacturing and trade inventories and sales for November 2002. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases Producer Price Indexes for December 2002. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission holds a meeting on administrative and consumer matters. Topics include Agency Administrative Matters, Customer Matters, Reliability, Security and Market Operations. Location: 888 First St. NE, Room 2C. Contact: 202/208-0400.

noon Office of the United States Trade Representative holds a hearing about a proposed U.S.-Australian free-trade agreement. The hearing will continue on subsequent days if necessary Location: 1724 F St. NW, Rooms 1 and 2. Contact: 202/395-3475.

2 p.m. Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Earned Income Tax Credit Issue Committee to discuss various IRS issues. Location: None given. Contact: 888/912-1227 or 718/488-3557.


SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 01-1491 Demore v. Kim

Docket Number 01-1368 Nevada Dept. of Human Resources v. Hibbs

Contact: 202/479-3211.


SENATE

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


HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


GENERAL AGENDA

Ethics forum all day The Ethics and Public Policy Center holds a symposium on "Ethnic Conflict, Ethnic Partition and U.S. Foreign Policy," which examines the merits of various policy strategies for resolving ethno-religious conflict in countries of major interest to the United States. Location: St. Regis Hotel, 923 16th St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/955-5075.

Dietary Supplement Use in the Elderly all day The National Institutes of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements and the National Institute on Aging hold a conference on "Dietary Supplement Use in the Elderly," Location: NIH, Natcher Conference Center, Building 45, Natcher Auditorium, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-2920 or 301/496-1752.

State of American Business 8 a.m. U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber Foundation hold a forum on "Outlook 2003: The State of American Business."

Highlights 8:45 a.m. Thomas Donohue, Chamber of Commerce chief executive, "The State of American Business"

9:30 a.m. What Issues Will Dominate 2003

10:45 a.m. Political Outlook for 2003

noon Mitchell E. Daniels Jr., Office on Management and Budget director, luncheon address

Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Regarding Iraq 9:15 a.m. Veterans for Common Sense and Military Families Speak Out hold a news conference to highlight critical questions the Bush administration has failed to address regarding Iraq. Location: National Press Club, West Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/543-6176 or 202/486-8231.

Congress news briefing 10:30 a.m. Congress holds a news briefing to announce technology and telecommunications priorities for the Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation communications subcommittee for the 108th Congress. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2644.

Honoring Martin Luther King noon Conference for a Republican Majority and Black Republican Women International hold a special Republican luncheon to honor the legacy of Martin Luther King. William Coleman of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Legal Defense Fund and Michael Zak, author of "Back to Basics for the Republican Party," participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, First Amendment Room. Contact: RSVP to 202/265-3664.

Securities and Exchange Commission noon Heritage Foundation and the New Millennium Research Council hold a panel discussion on "Retoothing the Tiger: Restoring Confidence in the Securities and Exchange Commission." Topics include demonstrating that the Sarbanes-Oxley Act can hold corporations and corporate criminals accountable, the WorldCom debacle and rebuilding the SEC's accountability. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Van Andel Center. Contact: 202/608-6176.

Pro-life campaign 1 p.m. Faith 2 Action, a new unifying force in the pro-family movement, begins its 2003 pro-life campaign during a news conference by Concerned Women for America that features other pro-family groups. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 112.

Emotions and Disease 2 p.m. National Institutes of Health holds the National Library of Medicine History of Medicine seminar series on "Emotions and Disease: From Balance of Humors to Balance of Molecules." Dr. Esther Sternberg gives a speech. Location: NIH, Building 38A, Lister Hill Auditorium, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-0992.


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