- The Washington Times - Monday, January 5, 2004

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

New poll results — 10 a.m. — Zogby Polls International holds a news conference to release new political poll results. John Zogby, Zogby International, and Brad O’Leary, the O’Leary Report, participate. Location: Zogby International Offices, 1600 K St. NW. Suite 600. Contact: 800/536-5920.

Israeli security discussion — 5:30 p.m. — The Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs (JINSA) holds a discussion, “The Fence Around Gaza: The Challenges.” Maj. Gen. Doron Almog, Israeli Defense Forces’ Southern Command, participates. Location: JINSA, The Root Room, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/737-8400 or 202/667-3900.

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events are scheduled.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for November 2003. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases its January outlook. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Department of the Navy holds a meeting of the Ocean Research Advisory Panel, to discuss National Oceanographic Partnership Program activities. Location: Jurys Washington Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 703/696-4120.

1 p.m. — Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research holds a meeting of the Science Advisory Board and receives the report of the NOAA Research Review Team. Location: Marriott D.C. at Metro Center, 775 12th St. NW. Contact: 301/713-9121.

3 p.m. — Internal Revenue Service holds a meeting by teleconference of the Area 2 Taxpayer Advocacy Panel (including Delaware, North Carolina, South Carolina, New Jersey, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia and the District of Columbia) to discuss issues concerning improving customer service at the IRS. Location: None given. Contact: 888/912-1227.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Stands adjourned, to reconvene at noon on Jan. 20. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Small Business Committee holds a full committee hearing, “Real Estate Settlement Procedure Act Regulations: Working Behind Closed Doors to Hurt Small Businesses and Consumers.” Acting HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson; John Graham, administrator, Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs, Office of Management and Budget; Neill Fendly, chairman, Government Affairs Committee, National Association of Mortgage Brokers, testify. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5821.

GENERAL AGENDA

Campaign management — all day — American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds its “Campaign Management Institute.” Location: American University, Room 6, Ward Circle Building, 4440 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Public affairs — all day — American University’s Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies holds its “Public Affairs and Advocacy Institute.” Location: American University, Room 5, Ward Circle Building, 4440 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5952.

Health care system — all day — National Academies’ Institute of Medicine holds a meeting, “Crossing the Quality Chasm: Next Steps Toward a New Health Care System.” Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2413.

Petroleum conference — all day — Institute for Policy Studies presents a conference, “Oil Change: Petro Politics.”

Highlights — 2 p.m. — Carol Ramirez Avellan, Costa Rica; Oronto Douglas, Environmental Rights Action, Nigeria; and Keith Slack, Oxfam America, “Big Oil, Globalization and Development”

Location: Academy for Educational Development, 1825 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/234-9382, Ext. 229.

US-VISIT discussion — 8:30 a.m. — The Migration Policy Institute holds a discussion on the U.S. Visitor and Immigrant Status Indicator Technology (US-VISIT) recently implemented by the Homeland Security Department. Jim Williams and Robert Mocny, US-VISIT; Rick Webster, Government Affairs Travel Industry Association of America; and Doris Meissner, MPI, participate. Location: Resources for the Future, conference rooms, building lobby, 1400 16th St. NW. Contact: 202/266-1910.

Child and youth protection — 10 a.m. — The Office of Child and Youth Protection of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops holds a news conference to release its report, “The Implementation of the ‘Charter for the Protection of Children and Young People.’” Bishop Wilton Gregory, USCCB; Kathleen McChesney, USCCB; William Gavin, the Gavin Group; and William Burleigh and Ray Siegfried, National Review Board, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 212/994-7552 or 212/994-7537.

Health insurance hearing — 10 a.m. — Senate Democratic Policy Committee holds a hearing on Americans who lack health insurance. Sen. Tom Daschle, South Dakota Democrat and minority leader; Sen. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat; Sen. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat; Sen. Mark Pryor, Arkansas Democrat; Rep. Henry A. Waxman, California Democrat; Diane Rowland, Kaiser Family Foundation; Kate Sullivan, U.S. Chamber of Commerce; Jeanne Lambrew, Center for American Progress; and Ron Pollack, Families, USA, participate. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/244-1191.

2004 policy and political agenda — 11:30 a.m. — U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion, “2004 Policy and Political Agenda.” Thomas Donohue, president, USCC, participates. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Health care — noon — The Urban Institute holds a discussion, “Vital Signs: Health Care in America.” Robert Reischauer, Urban Institute; Robert Berenson, Health Policy Center, Urban Institute; Dee Brown, Lake Snell Perry and Associates; John Holahan, Urban Institute; and Len Nichols, Office of Management and Budget, participate. Location: Urban Institute, Katharine Graham Conference Center, 2100 M St. NW, fifth floor. Contact: 202/264-5709.

Book discussion — 12:30 p.m. — Woman’s National Democratic Club holds a book discussion, “They Marched Into Sunlight: War and Peace, Vietnam and America, October 1967.” David Maraniss, author, participates. Location: WNDC, 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 202/232-7363.

Black Americans — 1 p.m. — Unity ‘04 Civic Engagement and Voter Empowerment Campaign holds a news conference to release the results of an issues poll. Marc Morial, National Urban League; Patricia Ford, Service Employees International Union; Thomas Dortch, 100 Black Men of America; and Joseph Lowery, Lowery Institute, participate. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 818/613-9521 or 202/659-4929.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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