- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 7, 2003

PRESIDENT BUSH
Announces an economic package in a speech to the Economic Club of Chicago.

ECONOMIC REPORTS
10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases a report on manufacturers' shipments, inventories and orders for November. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
5 p.m.
American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES
8:30 a.m. U.S. Postal Service Commission meets to consider a board resolution on capital funding; its annual report on government compliance of the Sunshine Act; its fiscal 2002 comprehensive statement on postal operations; and quarterly reports on financial performance and service performance. Location: U.S. Postal Service Headquarters, 475 L'Enfant Plaza SW, Benjamin Franklin Room. Contact: 202/687-4800.
9 a.m.
Farm Credit Administration holds a board meeting. Contact Jeanette Brinkley for the meeting agenda. Location: Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/883-4009.
9 a.m.
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Public and Indian Housing meets to discuss a set of model documents developed to facilitate the preparation and review of certain evidentiary materials required for mixed-finance transactions. Location: Marriott Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 202/708-0282.
10 a.m.
Food Safety and Inspection Service holds a meeting of the Office of the Undersecretary for Food Safety of the Agriculture Department and the Food and Drug Administration to receive comments on all issues coming before the 18th session of the Codex Committee on Fats and Oils, which will be held in London, Feb. 3-7. Location: Harvey Wiley Federal Building, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, room 1B-042, College Park. Contact: 202/205-7760.

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

SENATE
Meets at noon. For information on the Senate's legislative program, check with contacts listed below. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE
Meets at noon to select the speaker of the House and adopt the rules for the 108th Congress. For information on the House legislative program, check with the contacts listed below. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA
Future of Music summit all day Georgetown University hosts the third annual Future of Music Coalition Policy Summit.
Highlights 9:15 a.m. Sen. Russell D. Feingold, Wisconsin Democrat
10 a.m.
Rep. Howard L. Berman, California Democrat
Location: Georgetown University, Gaston Hall, 37th and O streets NW. Contact: Press members should register with Vickie Jones, 202/687-4328.
Aviation symposium all day Association of the United States Army holds its AUSA Aviation Symposium and Exhibition.
Highlights 8:10 a.m. Claude Bolton, assistant secretary, U.S. Army
Location: Fairview Park Marriott Falls Church, 3111 Fairview Park Drive, Falls Church. Contact: 703/907-2687.
Health care spending 8:45 a.m. Health Affairs holds a news conference to release the federal government's annual report "Health Care Spending and Medicaid." Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Lisagor, White, Murrow rooms. Contact: 301/652-1558, Ext. 124.
Swearing-in ceremony 9 a.m. Congressional Black Caucus holds a ceremony to swear in its new leadership team. Participants include Rep. Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat, incoming House Democratic minority leader; Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat, chairman; and Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee, Texas Democrat, first vice chairman. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: Press members should RSVP to 202/225-4741.
Volcker Commission report 9:15 a.m. Brookings Institution holds a news conference to release the Volcker Commission's final report and recommendations by the National Commission on Public Service. Paul Volcker, chairman, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/797-6405.
Attitudes about poverty 9:30 a.m. National Press Club Morning Newsmaker program hosts a news conference to release the results of a national public opinion poll on examining Americans' attitudes about poverty in the United States. The Rev. Robert Vitillo, executive director, Catholic Campaign for Human Development, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 301/320-6888.
Senate Democrats news conference 11:15 a.m. Senate Democrats hold a news conference to discuss their leadership. Senate Majority Leader Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat, participates. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-5556.
Caucus swearing-in ceremony 1:30 p.m. House Democratic Caucus holds a ceremony to swear in the new chairman of the House Democratic Caucus. Participants include Rep. Robert Menendez, New Jersey Democrat; Sen. Jon Corzine, New Jersey Democrat; and New Jersey Gov. James E. McGreevey. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, Columbia Ballroom A, 400 New Jersey Ave. Contact: 202/225-7919.
Congress news conference 2:15 p.m. Senate Republicans hold a news conference on the 108th Congress. Participants include Sen. Elizabeth H. Dole, North Carolina Republican; Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican; and Sen. John E. Sununu, New Hampshire Republican. Location: Ohio Clock Corridor, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2946.
"Civic Side of Political Money" noon The Urban Institute hosts a First Tuesdays forum, "The Civic Side of Political Money," which focuses on the use of soft money in federal elections. Topics include the issues of nonprofits becoming conduits for veiled political money and whether the 2002 Bipartisan Campaign Reform Act can reform the financing and conduct of political campaigns. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, fifth floor. Contact: RSVP required; 202/261-5709.
Cuomo news conference 12:30 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program holds a news conference with former New York Gov. Mario Cuomo. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7500.
Editor news conference 1 p.m. National Press Club Newsmaker Program hosts a news conference with the editor in chief of Foreign Policy magazine and the vice president of the Global Business Council. Moises Naim, Foreign Policy, and Paul Laudicina, Global Business Council, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 202/662-7540 or 301/530-1210.

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