- The Washington Times - Monday, December 19, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statisticsreleases airline financial data for the third quarter. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

4 p.m. —National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases the crop progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue Southwest. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Retirement Thrift Investment Board holds a meeting to receive the Thrift Savings Plan activity report and to discuss personnel matters. Location: 1250 H St. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/942-1640.

9 a.m. —National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the Working Group on Chemical Information Resource Coordination to discuss the National Library of Medicine/National Center for Biotechnology Information PubChem Database. Location: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, boardroom, second floor, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-2475.

11 a.m. —Federal Housing Commissioner’s Office of the Assistant Secretary for Housing holds a teleconference of the Manufactured Housing Consensus Committee to discuss proposed standards for manufactured home installation. Contact: 202/708-6409.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Flu immunization — all day The Texas State Society holds FluMist Day. Members of Congress and congressional staff who are healthy and age 18 to 49 are invited to receive a complimentary FluMist vaccination. Events begin at 8 a.m. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168. Contact: 202/835-9473.

Financial forum — 9:30 a.m. The Urban Institute holds a forum, “Options for Lowering Financial Burdens and Increasing Health Insurance Coverage for Those With High Medical Costs.” Participants include Linda Blumberg, senior research associate, and Lisa Clemans-Cope, research associate at the Urban Institute. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-7200.

Peace economics — 9:30 a.m. The Korean Embassy holds a press conference, “Korea Peace Economics: Economy for Peace, Peace for Economy,” with Unification Minister Chung Dong-young of South Korea. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/939-5682.

Drug use — 10 a.m. The National Institute on Drug Abuse holds a press conference to announce the results of the “2005 Monitoring the Future Survey,” which tracks illicit drug use and attitudes among students. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 301/443-6245.

Book discussion — noon The International Spy Museum holds a book discussion with Jan Ciechanowski and Rafal Wnuk, contributors to “The Report of the Anglo-Polish Historical Committee Volume I. Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/654-2843.

Defense system — noon The George C. Marshall Institute holds a discussion, “Aegis Ballistic Missile Defense System,” with Rear Adm. Alan Hicks. Location: Army and Navy Club, 901 17th St. NW, second-floor ballroom. Contact: 202/296-9655.

Middle East outlook — noon The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies holds a forum, “2006 Middle East Outlook: Terrorism, War, Peace?” with Turkish Ambassador O. Faruk Lododlu. Location: Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, 901 N. Stuart St., Suite 200, Arlington. Contact: 703/562-4513.

Ukraine discussion — noon The Woodrow Wilson Center Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds, “Ukraine’s Foreign Policy Since the Orange Revolution,” with Volodymyr Dubovyk, director of the Center for International Studies and associate professor at Odesa National University. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, sixth floor, auditorium. Contact: 202/691-4100.

AFL-CIO rally — noon The Metropolitan Washington Council of the AFL-CIO sponsors a rally to support “good jobs and economic development” at the “union-built” baseball stadium. Location: Freedom Plaza, Pennsylvania Avenue, between 13th and 15th streets Northwest. Contact: 202/724-7659.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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