- The Washington Times - Thursday, December 22, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

At Camp David, Md.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases the personal income and outlay figures for November. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/606-9900.

1 p.m. —Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp. releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.

4:30 p.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly reports on the condition of Federal Reserve banks; factors affecting reserves of depository institutions; money stock; liquid assets; and debt measures. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Schedule to be announced. 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

Christmas at the Wall — 10 a.m. The Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund holds its annual “Christmas Tree Decorating at the Wall” ceremony to honor veterans and active-duty military with personal holiday greetings from across the country. Jan Scruggs, founder and president of the fund, and the Rev. William Calbert of the Shiloh Baptist Church in Washington participate. Location: The Vietnam Veterans Memorial, 21st Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/393-0090, Ext. 109.

Conference call — 10:30 a.m. The Health and Human Services Department holds a conference call to update on enrollment in the new Medicare prescription drug plan. HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt and Mark McClellan, administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, participate. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Economic outlook luncheon — noon The National Economists Club holds a luncheon discussion with Jeffrey Lacker, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, “The Economic Outlook.” Location: The Chinatown Garden restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/493-8824.

Food stamps — noon The Center on Budget and Policy Priorities holds a conference call briefing on the decision by the Texas Health Department to accept food stamp applications only by phone or mail. Stacy Dean, director of food stamp and immigrant policy; Celia Hagert, senior policy analyst at CBPP; Jan Pruitt, executive director of the North Texas Food Bank; and Eric Cooper, executive director of the San Antonio Food Bank, participate. Contact: 202/408-1080.

Tax planning — 1 p.m. The Small Business Administration holds a Web discussion, “Tax Planning and Preparation for Small Businesses.” Thomas P. Ochsenschlager, vice president of taxation for the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants, participates. Contact: 202/401-3059.

Environmental effect — 1 p.m. The U.S. Coast Guard holds an open house and public meeting to prepare an impact statement as part of the environmental planning process for the Nationwide Automatic Identification System project. The project is being conducted to provide the Coast Guard with the capability to receive and distribute information from shipboard Automatic Identification System equipment to enhance maritime domain awareness. Location: Coast Guard Headquarters, 2100 Second St. SW, Room 2415. Contact: 202/475-3118.

Health seminar — 1:15 p.m. The National Institutes of Health holds a seminar, “Biodistribution and Toxicity of Intravenously Injected Adenoviral Vectors.” Jeffrey Smith, Interagency Oncology Taskforce fellow at the National Cancer Institute, participates. Location: NIH, 29A Lincoln Drive, Room 1A09, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-4000.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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