- The Washington Times - Tuesday, December 20, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

10 a.m. — Delivers remarks at the swearing in ceremony of John Danilovich as the chief executive officer of the Millennium Challenge Corp., the State Department, 2201 C St. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreports on new residential construction for November. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. —Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the producer price indexes for November. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. Internal Revenue Serviceholds a teleconference of the Taxpayer Advocacy Panel Ad Hoc Committee, on improving customer service at the IRS. Contact: 888/912-1227.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

Anti-terror talk — 8:30 a.m. The Center for Nonproliferation Studies (CNS) holds a discussion, “The Moscow Theater Incident and Other Uses of Chemical Incapacitants: What is Permitted Under International Law?” Participants include David Koplow of Georgetown University Law Center and Jared Silberman of the U.S. Navy.

Location: CNS, 1111 19th St. NW. 12th floor. Contact: 202/464-6000, Ext. 5133.

Day-laborers discussion — 10 a.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference on “Day Laborers in the United States.” Participants include Andres Tobar, executive director of the Shirlington Employment and Education Center; Carlos Castro, owner of Todos supermarket chain; and Demetrios Papademetriou, president of the Migration Policy Institute. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/842-7344.

Clergy rally — 10 a.m. The National Clergy Council holds a rally to protest the policy that forbids military chaplains from ending prayers “In the name of Jesus.” Participants include the Rev. Rob Schenck, president of the National Clergy Council. Location: Lafayette Park, across from the White House, Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/546-8329, Ext. 106.

WTO conference call — 10 a.m. The Public Citizen holds a conference call to discuss the sixth World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference held last week in Hong Kong. Contact: 202/454-5108.

Swearing in — 10 a.m. The State Department holds a swearing in ceremony for John Danilovich as chief executive of the Millennium Challenge Corp. Participants include President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. Location: The State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/504-6300.

Scissors alert — 10:30 a.m. Rep. Edward J. Markey, Massachusetts Democrat, holds an “emergency” press conference to keep scissors off planes. Participants include representatives from the Association of Flight Attendants. Location: Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, North End Terminal C, Ticketing Level. Contact: 202/225-2836.

Greece discussion — 10:30 a.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a discussion on “American Hegemony and European Discontents: Case Studies From Greece.” Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Spam fight — 10:30 a.m. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) holds a press conference to discuss cross-border initiatives targeting illegal spam. The FTC also will release details of a report to Congress titled “Effectiveness and Enforcement of the Can Spam Act.” Participants include Lydia Parnes, director, FTC Bureau of Consumer Protection; Andrea Rosen, assistant deputy commissioner, Canadian Competition Bureau; and Alan Curry, Proxypot.org. Location: FTC, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Room 421. Contact: 202/326-2180.

Debt event — noon The 50 Years Is Enough Network, the Jubilee USA Network and Africa Action hold an event to urge the International Monetary Fund to enact debt-cancellation policy for 18 qualified countries. Location: Murrow Park, 18th and H streets Northwest. Contact: 202/436-2265.

Iraq discussion — 12:30 p.m. The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion on “The Next Steps in Iraq’s Political Transition.” Rend Al-Rahim, executive director of the Iraq Foundation; Jon Alterman, director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies; Leslie Campbell, senior associate and regional director of the Middle East and North Africa Programs at the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs, participate.

Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW. 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Transit hearing — 2 p.m. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority holds a public hearing on its proposed program of projects and proposed applications for Federal Transit Administration Federal Mass Transportation Operating and Capital Assistance Grants. Location: Metro Headquarters, 600 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/962-1051.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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