- The Washington Times - Sunday, December 11, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers a speech on the war in Iraq to the World Affairs Council, Park Hyatt hotel, Philadelphia.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases the housing and economic forecast. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.



4:15 p.m. — Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign 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 Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences holds a meeting of the National Toxicology Program, the Liaison and Scientific Review Office and the Alternative Toxicological Methods Advisory Committee to discuss new, revised and alternative toxicological test methods. Location: Hilton Alexandria Old Town, 1767 King St. Alexandria. Contact: 919/541-5021.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for debate. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee hears from panelists involved in informal discussions on the decency issue since the committee’s open forum Nov. 29. Jack Valenti, former president and chief executive officer of the Motion Picture Association of America, and Kyle McSlarrow of the National Cable & Telecommunications Association participate. Location: 562 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a hearing on the Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) new security screening procedures and changes to the prohibited-items list. TSA Assistant Secretary Kip Hawley, James May of the Air Transport Association of America and Pat Friend of the Association of Flight Attendants, AFL-CIO, testify. Location: 562 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

HOUSE

Meets at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Aging conference — all day The 2005 White House Conference on Aging (WHCoA) holds a conference, “The Booming Dynamics of Aging: From Awareness to Action.” Events begin 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Opening plenary session with Michael O. Leavitt, health and human services secretary; Claude Allen, assistant to the president for aging; and David M. Walker, comptroller general

Noon — David Eisner of the Corporation for National and Community Service, Dorcas Hardy of WHCoA and Ken Dychtwald, author, psychologist and gerontologist

5:30 p.m. — Conference grand opening with Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta

6:30 p.m. — Welcoming reception, “Get Involved: A Salute to Volunteers.”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 301/443-2887.

Electoral reform — 9:30 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a discussion, “Electoral Reform in the United States: Lessons from the Canadian Experience.” John Courtney of WWC, Richard Katz of Johns Hopkins University and Donley Studlar of West Virginia University participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Detainees — 10 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a forum, “Detention and Interrogation of Captured Enemies: Do Law and National Security Clash?” Rep. Adam B. Schiff, California Democrat; Bradford Berenson of Sidley Austin Brown & Wood LLP; David Cole of Georgetown University Law Center; and Thomas B. Wilner of Shearman and Sterling LLP participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Exhibit — 10 a.m. The Library of Congress opens an exhibit, “Ben Franklin: In His Own Words.” Location: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-0022.

Oil drilling — 10:30 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a lecture by Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton, “Arctic National Wildlife Refuge: Key to the Nation’s Energy Security.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Tax cuts — 11:30 a.m. The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities (CBPP) holds a conference call briefing to discuss emerging developments that suggest that the size of both tax cuts and budget cuts may be growing. Robert Greenstein, Richard Kogan and Jim Horney, all with the CBPP, participate. Contact: 202/408-1080.

War on terrorism — 12:15 p.m. The New America Foundation (NAF) holds a discussion, “The Next Attack: The Failure of the War on Terror and a Strategy for Getting it Right.” Daniel Benjamin of the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Steve Simon, formerly of the National Security Council; and Peter Bergen of NAF participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901

Iraq — 6 p.m. The George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs holds a discussion, “The Endgame in Iraq: A Panel Discussion on America’s Options.” Jon Alterman of the Center for Strategic and International Studies and Peter Galbraith, former adviser to the Kurds on the 2004 Iraqi constitutional negotiations, participate. Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6240.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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