- The Washington Times - Monday, January 24, 2005

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Air traffic control- al Air Traffic Control Association holds a conference, “Post 9/11: Security Impacts on Air Traffic Control and Aviation.” Participants include Asa Hutchinson, outgoing Homeland Security Department undersecretary for border and transportation security. Location: Renaissance Washington, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: Registration required; 703/299-2430.

How Far and How Fast?” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with black leaders and pastors at the Eisenhower Old Executive Office Building.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — National Association of Realtors releases a report on existing home sales for December. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

2:30 p.m. — Treasury Department releases results of its weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — Bureau of Industry and Security holds a meeting of the Sensors and Instrumentation Technical Advisory Committee to hear updates on the Bureau of Industry and Security initiatives and Wassenaar Arrangement negotiations, and to discuss future topics. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th Street between Pennsylvania and Constitution avenues NW. Contact: 202/482-2583.

1 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee’s process improvement work group to discuss pesticide registration. Location: EPA, 1801 S. Bell St., Crystal Mall No. 2, Room 1126, Arlington. Contact: 703/305-7618.

1 p.m. — Treasury Department holds a meeting of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee to consider candidates for the state commemorative quarter-dollar coin design. Location: U.S. Mint, 801 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/354-6669.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

In session to consider the nomination of Condoleezza Rice to be secretary of state. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a meeting to vote on the nomination of Michael O. Leavitt to be health and human services secretary, and to consider organizational matters for the 109th Congress. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider a resolution congratulating the people of Ukraine for conducting a democratic, transparent and fair runoff presidential election on Dec. 26, and congratulating Viktor Yushchenko on his election as president of Ukraine and his commitment to democracy and reform; and a resolution commending countries and organizations for marking the 60th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz and urging a strengthening of the fight against racism, intolerance, bigotry, prejudice, discrimination, and anti-Semitism. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

5 p.m. — Rules Committee holds a meeting to consider organizational matters for the 109th Congress and to formulate a rule on the Congressional Gold Medal Enhancement Act of 2005. Location: H-313, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-9191.

GENERAL AGENDA

Seminar — 7:30 a.m. — Information Technology Association of America holds a seminar, “Expediting the Security Clearance Process: New Law, New Opportunities for Federal Contractors.” Rep. Thomas M. Davis lll, Virginia Republican, participates. Location: Sheraton Premiere Tyson Corner, 8661 Leesburg Pike, Vienna, Va. Contact: 703/284-5322.

Wholesaler-Distributors meeting — 9 a.m. — National Association of Wholesaler-Distributors holds its executive summit meeting.

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — Sen. Richard Burr, North Carolina Republican, “Critical Issues: From Health Care to Homeland Security”

10:45 a.m. — Rep. Eric Cantor, Virginia Republican, “What’s Ahead as Republicans Begin Their Second Decade as the Majority Party in Congress”

1:30 p.m. — Tony Snow, political analyst, “America in the 21st Century: Terrorism and International Affairs”

Location: Capital Hilton hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 202/872-0885.

National Priorities discussion — 9 a.m. — Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “Health Care, the Budget and Morality: A Discussion of National Priorities.” Participants include the Rev. Frank Griswold of the Episcopal Church, Laurie Zoloth of Northwestern University, and John Podesta of the Center for American Progress. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/682-1611.

Government high-risk list — 11 a.m. — Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a press conference to announce the Government Accountability Office’s 2005 list areas of the federal government that are considered at high risk for waste, fraud, abuse and mismanagement. Participants include Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, and Sen. George V. Voinovich, Ohio Republican. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751 or 202/224-0384.

Budget and economic outlook — 11 a.m. — Congressional Budget Office holds a press briefing to release a report, “The 2005 Budget and Economic Outlook.” Douglas Holtz-Eakin, CBO director, participates. Location: CBO, 483 Ford House Office Building, Second and D streets SW. Contact: 202/226-2602.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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