- The Washington Times - Friday, January 5, 2007


Iraq discussion — 11 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Iraq: A Turning Point.” Participants include Sen. Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent; Sen. John McCain, Arizona Republican; and Frederick Kagan of AEI. Location: American Enterprise Institute, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Beyond ‘Borat’ — noon — The Middle East Institute holds a discussion, “Beyond Borat: Essentials on the Real Kazakhstan.” Participants include Elizabeth Jones of APCO Worldwide and Martha Brill Olcott of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace. Location: Middle East Institute, Boardman Room, 1761 N St. NW. Contact: 202/785-1141.


No public events are scheduled.


8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on the employment situation in December. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

3 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases reports on dairy products, peanut prices and turkeys raised. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.


8:30 a.m. — Office of the Secretary of Defense holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Women in the Services to introduce new members and conduct orientation training. Location: Doubletree Hotel Crystal City-National Airport, 300 Army Navy Drive, Arlington. Contact: 703/697-2122.

9 a.m. — National Endowment for the Arts holds a meeting of the Arts Advisory Panel to review state and regional partnership agreements. Location: Nancy Hanks Center, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 716. Contact: 202/682-5691.

Noon — Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology’s American Health Information Community Biosurveillance Workgroup to continue discussing the Biosurveillance Priority Area matrix. Location: Mary C. Switzer Building, 330 C St. SW, Conference Room 4090. Contact: 866/505-3500.


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


Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Meets at 9 a.m. to resume consideration of the House rules package for the 110th Congress. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Pinochet discussion — 8:30 a.m. — The Inter-American Dialogue holds a discussion, “Augusto Pinochet: Significance for Chile, Latin America and U.S.-Latin American Relations.” Mark Falcoff of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Peter Kornbluh of the National Security Archive and Arturo Valenzuela of the Center for Latin American Studies participate. Location: Inter-American Dialogue, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 510. Contact: 202/822-9002.

Pelosi events — 8:30 a.m. — House Speaker Nancy Pelosi attends “Open House for the People’s House” reception in 345 Cannon House Office Building

2 p.m. — Visits statues of her father, former Baltimore Mayor Thomas D’Alesandro Jr., at 1 Charles Center, North Charles and Lexington streets, Baltimore

3:30 p.m. — Attends a street dedication ceremony for “Nancy D’Alesandro Pelosi Via” with Maryland Gov.-elect Martin O’Malley at Albermarle and Fawn streets in Baltimore.

Contact: 202/226-7616.

New course for Iraq — 10 a.m. — The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a press conference with Rep. Heather A. Wilson, New Mexico Republican, “Setting a New Course for Iraq.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

Voter machines — 10 a.m. — People for the American Way holds a discussion, “Will Your Vote Count? A Forum on Voting Machines and Voter Verification.” Kindra Muntz of the Sarasota Alliance for Fair Elections, Lawrence Norden of the Brennan Center for Justice and Courtenay Strickland-Bhatia of Verified Voting participate. Location: National Education Association, 1201 16th St. NW, auditorium. Contact: 202/467-2369.

Iran and Iraq — 10 a.m. — The Iran Policy Committee holds a press conference, “Intelligence on Iran Destabilizing Iraq.” Bruce McColm of the Institute for Democratic Strategies; Raymond Tanter of Georgetown University; retired Air Force Gen. Thomas McInerney; and Alireza Jafarzadeh of Strategic Policy Consulting Inc., author of “The Iran Threat: President Ahmadinejad and the Coming Nuclear Crisis,” participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/333-7346.

New Congress — 11 a.m. — The House Republican Conference holds a press conference to discuss the start of the 110th Congress and assess the Democratic agenda. House Minority Leader John A. Boehner of Ohio, House Minority Whip Roy Blunt of Missouri, House Republican Conference Chairman Adam H. Putnam of Florida, Rep. Kay Granger of Texas, Rep. David Dreier of California and Rep. Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin participate. Location: House Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/226-9000.

American business — 11:45 a.m. — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s annual event, “The State of American Business,” to explain the administration’s perspective on the economy and top priorities for the year. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883.

Rally — noon — MoveOn.org holds a rally to protest an “effort by Sens. John McCain and Joseph I. Lieberman to build support for an escalation in Iraq by increasing U.S. troop levels.” Tom Matzzie, MoveOn.org’s Washington director, participates. Location: Outside the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/246-5303; 202/822-5200; 646/623-7998.

Film screening — noon — The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars (WWC) holds a screening of the film “China from the Inside: Shifting Nature.” Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Book discussion — 12:30 p.m. — The Center for American Progress holds a book discussion with Joseph Romm, author of “Hell and High Water: Global Warming — The Solution and the Politics — and What We Should Do.” Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Ceremony — 4 p.m. — Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson hosts a ceremony to swear in Robert F. Hoyt as the Treasury general counsel. Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert M. Kimmitt participates. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Cash Room. Contact: 202/622-2960.

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