- The Washington Times - Sunday, January 9, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4:15 p.m. Federal Reservereleases its weekly reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Health and Human Servicesholds an open meeting of the Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Advisory Committee. Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW, Room 800. Contact: 202/690-7694.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case.

Docket No. 128: Alaska v. United States

Docket No. 03-388: Bates v. Dow Agrosciences

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session, January recess. The Senate will reconvene at 3 p.m. on Jan. 20. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session, January recess. The House will reconvene at 10 a.m. on Jan. 20.

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Knowledge conference — all day National Science Foundation, the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and the University of Michigan hold a conference, “Advancing Knowledge and the Knowledge Economy.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 1 p.m. Berglind Asgeirsdottir of the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development

Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/785-6323.

Seminar 8:45 a.m. Washington Center for Internships and Academic Seminars holds a seminar, “Politics and the Media.”

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. Steve Bell, faculty director of Politics and the Media

10 a.m. —Sam Donaldson of ABC News

11:30 a.m. —Terry Smith of “NewsHour”

Location: 2301 M St. NW. Contact: 202/336-7568.

Relearning Counterinsurgency — 9 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Relearning Counterinsurgency: History Lessons for Iraq, Afghanistan and the Global War on Terrorism.” Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Mexican discussion — 9:30 a.m. Center for Strategic and International Studies holds a discussion, “The Mexican Budget Controversy.” Francisco Gil Daz, Mexican secretary of finance and public credit, participates. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Medicare modernization — 10:30 a.m. Health and Human Services Department holds a press conference on the Medicare Modernization Act prevention benefits and new education and outreach efforts. Participants include HHS Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, Mark McClellan, administrator of the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services, John Seffrin of the American Cancer Society, Lynne Nichols of the American Diabetes Association, and Cass Wheeler of the American Heart Association. Location: HHS, auditorium, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Social Security reform — 12:30 p.m. Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “Progressive Approaches to Social Security Reform.” Participants include Dean Baker of the Center for Economic and Policy Research, Gene Sperling of the Center for American Progress, and Jason Furman of the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities. Location: Center for American Progress, 1333 H St. NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/741-6388.

Chesapeake Bay restoration — 2:25 p.m. — Chesapeake Executive Council holds a meeting to address critical Chesapeake Bay restoration issues. Participants include Gov. Mark Warner, Virginia Democrat; Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Maryland Republican; Gov. Edward G. Rendell, Pennsylvania Democrat; Lowell Stoltzfus, chairman of the Chesapeake Bay Commission; Stephen Johnson of the Environmental Protection Agency; and Robert Bobb, city administrator of Washington, D.C. Location: Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, 3200 George Washington Memorial Parkway. Contact: 410/267-5758.

Immigration Reform — 5:30 p.m. — American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a lecture, “Immigration Reform: Politics and Prospects,” as part of its Bradley Lecture series. Tamar Jacoby of the Manhattan Institute participates. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/828-6021.

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