- The Washington Times - Monday, January 3, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at noon. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Cancer discussion — 8:30 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a discussion, “What Are the Implications of the Common Denominators of Cancer?” Donald Coffey, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, participates. Location: NIH, Building 10, Lipsett Amphitheater, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda. Contact: 301/964-7191.

Black caucus— 9:30 a.m. — Congressional Black Caucus swears in its members for the 109th Congress. Participants include Rep. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat and outgoing caucus chairman; and Rep. Melvin Watt, North Carolina Democrat and incoming caucus chairman. Location: Library of Congress, Coolidge Auditorium, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/226-9776.

Teacher initiative — 9:30 a.m. — Mid-Atlantic Education Leaders hold a briefing to announce a Meritorious New Teacher Initiative, a program designed to enhance teacher quality while providing 192 teachers licensing reciprocity throughout the region. Participants include Rep. Michael N. Castle, Delaware Republican; Bill Graves, education dean, Old Dominion University; Nancy Grasmick, Maryland superintendent of schools; Rene Islas, Education Department; Valerie Woodruff, Delaware secretary of education. Location: 2257 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/262-8220.

Gonzales nomination — 10 a.m. — Human Rights First sponsors a press conference to discuss issues surrounding the confirmation hearings for Attorney General nominee Alberto Gonzales set to begin Thursday; specifically, his role in setting U.S. policy on interrogation of Guantanamo detainees. Participants include Joseph Hoar, former commander of the U.S. Central Command; James Cullen, former chief judge of the U.S. Army Court of Criminal Appeals; Elisa Massimino, Washington director for Human Rights First. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Zenger Room. Contact: 212/845-5246.

Retirement security — noon — Urban Institute holds a discussion, “Working Longer to Make Retirement More Secure.” Participants include Eric Engen, American Enterprise Institute; Richard Johnson, Urban Institute; John Rother, AARP; and Sylvester Schieber, economist and researcher for Watson Wyatt consultants. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW, fifth floor. Contact: 202/261-5709

Environmental contaminants — 1 p.m. — National Academies’ Board on Environmental Studies and Toxicology holds a meeting of the Committee on Emerging Issues and Data on Environmental Contaminants. Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1790.

109th Congress — 2:15 p.m. — Congress issues the oaths of office at a swearing-in ceremony for the 109th Congress. Location: House Floor, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-5214.

California lawmakers — 4 p.m. — California Institute for Federal Policy Research sponsors a reception honoring the California congressional delegation and marking the swearing-in of the 109th Congress. Location: Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/546-3700.

Washington city history — 6:30 p.m. — National Building Museum holds a lecture, “Washington Through Two Centuries,” describing the development of Washington from its raw beginnings in 1800 to its position today as a world capital. Architect and author Joseph Passonneau participates. Location: National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Book discussion — 7 p.m. — Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion, “The Great Betrayal,” on the growth of science outpacing regulation and peer review in the last half-century. Author Horace Judson participates. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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