- The Washington Times - Thursday, October 13, 2005

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events scheduled

ECONOMIC REPORTS

1 p.m. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation 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 condition statement of Federal Reserve banks, factors affecting reserves of depository institutions, money stock, liquid assets, debt measures. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administration holds a meeting of the RTCA Special Committee 206: Aeronautical Information Services Data Link. Location: RTCA, 1828 L St. NW. Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

9 a.m. —Employment and Training Administration holds a meeting of the Workforce Investment Act Native American Employment and Training Council to consider strategic planning for economic development, work group reports, unemployment insurance wage study, and training and technical assistance. Location: Grand Hyatt Washington, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/693-3737.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Not in session. Columbus Day recess. The Senate will next meet at 2 p.m. Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Columbus Day district work period. The House will next meet at 2 p.m. Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Economy watch 8:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Economy Watch,” on current policy issues, including rebuilding after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, tax reform and the state of the U.S. economy. Mark Zandi, Economy.com; Zanny Minton-Beddoes, the Economist; and Kevin Hassett and Lawrence Lindsey, AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Veterans issues — 9:30 a.m. Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson holds a press conference to announce a program to help veterans returning from Operation Enduring Freedom and Operation Iraqi Freedom transition from active military service to the civilian work force. Location: Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/273-5703.

Millions More Movement — 10 a.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Committee holds a press conference with Louis Farrakhan, Nation of Islam and leader of the Millions More Movement, about events planned in Washington this weekend to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Million Man March. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/254-0004, Ext. 105.

China currency — 10 a.m. The AFL-CIO and the China Currency Coalition hold a press conference to call on the Bush administration to take “real action against China’s illegal currency manipulation.” AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Richard Trumka and representatives from the China Currency Coalition, a group of industry, service, agricultural and labor organizations, participate. Location: National Press Club, Zenger Room, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/637-5018.

Luncheon — noon Accuracy in Media holds a luncheon with Jack Wheeler, Freedom Research Foundation, titled, “Why Liberals Are Incapable of Defending America.” Location: Charlie Chiang’s Restaurant, 4250 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-4401, Ext. 115.

Kosovo — noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “The Future of Kosovo: Transatlantic Policy Toward the Balkans.” Janusz Bugajski, Center for Strategic and International Studies; John Norris, International Crisis Group; Helga Flores-Trejo, Heinrich Boll Foundation; Radek Sikorski, NAI; and Vance Serchuk, AEI, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Discussion — 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies hosts a discussion, “Democratic Challenges in Southeast Asia.” Datuk Zaid Ibrahim, member of parliament for the town of Kota Baru in Kelantan, Malaysia, chairman of the Myanmar/Burma Caucus and chairman of the ASEAN Inter-Parliamentary Caucus for Democracy in Burma, participates. Location: SAIS, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Rome Building, Room 812. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Teleconference — 1 p.m. NASA holds a teleconference to discuss new findings by the Chandra X-ray project showing the nurturing ability of massive black holes. Kim Weaver, NASA; and Sergei Nayakshin, University of Leicester, participate. Contact: 617/496-7998.

Gas prices — 2 p.m. Sens. Richard G. Lugar, Indiana Republican, and Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat, hold a briefing, “Responding to Rising Gas Prices: How Automakers Can Rescue Jobs and Profits by Improving Fuel Economy.” Walter McManus, University of Michigan, and Ronald Hwang, National Resources Defense Council, participate. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4814.

Stem-cell research — 2 p.m. The Genetics and Public Policy Center Berman Bioethics Institute holds a discussion of a new survey, “Values in Conflict: Public Attitudes on Embryonic Stem Cell Research.” Kathy Hudson, Genetics and Public Policy Center; Michael Manganiello, Christopher Reeve Foundation; and David Prentice, Family Research Council, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/663-5971.

Lecture — 5 p.m. The Catholic University of America holds a lecture by Jack Kemp, renowned disability advocate, to mark Disability Awareness Month. Location: Catholic University, 620 Michigan Ave. NE. Contact: 202/319-5600.

Reading — 6:45 p.m. The Library of Congress holds a reading by Ted Kooser, poet laureate consultant in poetry at the Library of Congress. Location: Library of Congress, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE. Mumford Room. Contact: 202/707-1639.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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