- The Washington Times - Monday, December 20, 2004


To be announced.


4 p.m. National Agricultural Statistic Service releases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue SW. Contact: 1/800-727-9540.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases 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.


10 a.m. Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board holds a meeting to receive the Thrift Savings Plan Activity Report by the executive director and discuss procurement issues. Location: 1250 H St. NW, fourth floor, conference room. Contact: 202/942-1640.

2 p.m. —Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Advisory Council on Clean Air Compliance Analysis ecological effects subcommittee to discuss the draft advisory report related to the agency’s Benefits and Costs of the Clean Air Act. Contact: 202/343-9867.


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


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


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


Book discussion — 11 a.m. TheAmerican Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on the book, “Bullish on Bush: How George Bush’s Ownership Society Will Make America Stronger.” Author Stephen Moore, Gerald Seib of the Wall Street Journal and Steven Hayward of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Steroids discussion — 12:45 p.m. Robinson Secondary School hosts a discussion about the dangers of illegal steroids and legislative efforts focusing on Major League Baseball. Sen. George Allen, Virginia Republican, participates. Location: Robinson Secondary School, 5035 Sideburn Road, Fairfax. Media should RSVP to 202/224-9544 or 703/674-7980.

Housing affordability — 1 p.m. TheNational Low Income Housing Coalition holds a conference-call briefing to release a report, “Out of Reach,” which examines housing affordability and shows that many people struggle all year to afford even modest rental housing. Sheila Crowley and Danilo Pelletiere, both with NLIHC, participate. RSVP to 202/662-1530, Ext. 222.

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