- The Washington Times - Tuesday, January 2, 2007


10:30 a.m. — Attends funeral service for former President Gerald R. Ford at the Washington National Cathedral.


Federal offices are closed to mark the national day of mourning for former President Gerald R. Ford.


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


Stands adjourned sine die. The 110th Congress convenes at noon on Thursday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Stands adjourned sine die. The 110th Congress convenes at noon on Thursday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


State of the Dream — 11 a.m. United for a Fair Economy releases its annual State of the Dream report, beginning at 11 a.m., which will examine the question, “What Would Dr. King Think of Congress’ New Economic Agenda?” Contact: 617/423-2148, Ext. 120. The report will be available at www.faireconomy.org/stateofthedream from next Tuesday onward.

Ford memorial — 9:30 a.m. Joint Task Force-National Capital Region/U.S. Army Military District of Washington conducts the memorial services for former President Gerald R. Ford.

Schedule — 9:30 a.m. — Mr. Ford’s body is moved to the closed Senate doors in honor of his service as U.S. vice president and president of the Senate. A motorcade will then proceed from the Capitol to the Washington National Cathedral.

10 a.m. — Mr. Ford’s body arrives at the cathedral, located at Wisconsin and Massachusetts avenues Northwest.

10:30 a.m. — Funeral service at the cathedral. President Bush delivers remarks.

11:30 a.m. — Mr. Ford’s body departs with ceremony to Andrews Air Force Base.

12:15 p.m. — Departure ceremony at Andrews Air Force Base.

Contact: Military District Office of Public Affairs, 202/685-4644; 202/537-2198; 202/224-6421 (Senate Radio/TV Gallery) or 202/225-5214 (House Radio/TV Gallery)

Minimum wage — noon The Urban Institute holds a discussion, “Increasing the Minimum Wage: Implications and Effects.” Jared Bernstein of the Economic Policy Institute, Harry J. Holzer of the Georgetown Public Policy Institute, Elaine Maag and C. Eugene Steuerle of the Urban Institute, and William L. Wascher of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System participate. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-7200.

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