- The Washington Times - Monday, December 13, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Teen employee harassment — 10:30 a.m. — The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a press conference to discuss the growing trend of harassment against teenage employees and to talk about a national Youth at Work Initiative. Location: EEOC, 1801 L St. NW. Contact: 202/664-4921.

Islamic extremism — 2 p.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Islamist Extremism in Europe.” Martin Walker of United Press International and Marc Ginsberg, former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, participate. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Presents the Presidential Medal of Freedom to L. Paul Bremer, former Coalition Provisional Authority administrator; retired Gen. Tommy Franks and former CIA Director George Tenet at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Census Bureau and Bureau of Economic Analysis release the U.S. international trade in goods and services for October 2004. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

9:15 a.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases the industrial production and capacity utilization for November 2004. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — U.S. Geological Survey holds a meeting of the Civil Implementation Working Group about the U.S. Commercial Remote Sensing Space Policy to receive a briefing on the progress and plans of the CRSSP’s near-term requirements and to discuss ways to improve its effectiveness. Location: Visitors Center, USGS Headquarters, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Contact: 703/648-5169.

9 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics holds a meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee. Topics include: alternative measures of household income; response rates and nonresponse in establishment surveys; development of an Employment Cost Index (ECI) excluding workers earning incentive pay. Location: Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/691-5600.

1 p.m. — Office of Pipeline Safety holds a meeting on pipeline safety issues. Topics include: enhancing integrity management of gas distribution pipelines; communicating with the public; updates on Pipeline Drug and Alcohol Program. Location: Marriott Washington, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/366-4431 or 202/366-4565.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Adjourned. The Senate will convene the 109th Congress on Jan. 4 at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Adjourned. The House will convene the 109th Congress on Jan. 4 at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on “China’s One Child Policy and Human Rights Abuses.” Arthur Dewey, assistant secretary, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, State Department; and Michael Kozak, acting assistant secretary, Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor, State Department, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing on “Stalking a Furtive Killer: A Review of the Federal Government’s Efforts to Combat Hepatitis C.” Rima Khabbaz, associate director of epidemiologic science, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Lawrence Deyton, chief consultant, Public Health Strategic Healthcare Group, Department of Veterans Affairs, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

GENERAL AGENDA

Training security forces — all day — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a conference, “Training Security Forces in Post-Conflict Environments.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Andrew Mackay, former commanding general, Civilian Police Assistance Training Team, Multi-National Security Transition Command-Iraq; keynote address speaker’s comments are off the record.

Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/862-4871 or 703/637-4890.

The 2004 Prune Book — 8:30 a.m. — The Council for Excellence in Government holds a press conference to release a book, “The 2004 Prune Book: Top Management Challenges for Presidential Appointees.” Robert Blair, Office of Management and Budget; Patricia McGinnis, Council for Excellence in Government; Edward DeSeve, University of Maryland and John Trattner, author, participate. Location: CEG, 1301 K St. NW. Contact: 202/530-3270.

Telecommunications reform legislation — 9 a.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Proper Direction for Telecommunications Reform Legislation.” Duane Ackerman, chairman, BellSouth Corporation, participates. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

NASA’s technology transfer programs — 10 a.m. — National Academy of Public Administration holds a news conference to release a study on the organization and performance of NASA’s Technology Transfer Programs. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/347-3190 Ext. 3014.

Mayors conference — 10:30 a.m. — U.S. Conference of Mayors holds a press conference to release a survey, “2004 Hunger and Homelessness Survey,” which examines the factors that impact hunger and homelessness in U.S. metropolitan centers. Nashville, Tenn., Mayor Bill Purcell and Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Mayor Paul Pate, USCM Hunger and Homeless Task Force; Roe Bond, Sodexho USA Schools Division; Philip Mangano, U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness and Tom Cochran, USCM, participate. Location: USCM, 160 I St. NW, fourth floor. Contact: 202/861-6766.

Individual savings account — 11 a.m. — Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference call briefing, “The New Proposal to Omit Up to Several Trillion Dollars in Costs for Individual Savings Account From the Federal Budget: Is the Proposal Justified? What Would Its Consequences Be?” Alan Blinder, Federal Reserve; Peter Orszag, Brookings Institution and Jason Furman, former member, Council of Economic Advisers, participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/408-1080.

America’s liberty — noon — Cato Institute holds a discussion, “Is American Liberty Imperiled?” Andrew Napolitano, author, “Constitutional Chaos: What Happens When the Government Breaks Its Own Laws”; Gene Healy, “Go Directly to Jail: The Criminalization of Almost Everything” and Tim Lynch, Cato, participate. Location: Cato Institute, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Secure world — 12:30 p.m. — The Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion on a more secure world. U.N. Secretary-General Kofi Annan; Richard N. Haass, president, Council on Foreign Relations, participate. Location: Council on Foreign Relations 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-3428.

Internet discussion — 8 p.m. — MIT Club holds a discussion, “Malware: How Will Viruses, Trojan Horses, Spyware, Spam and Their Nasty Friends Affect Our Ability To Use the Internet?” Howard Schmidt, chief information security officer, EBay, participates. Location: Maggiano’s Restaurant, 5333 Wisconsin Ave. NW. Contact: 301/469-9240.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times.

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