- The Washington Times - Thursday, January 3, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

No public events

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment-insurance claims for the week. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

10 a.m. — Census Bureau releases a report on manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for November. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

11 a.m. — International Trade Commission holds a meeting. Location: 500 E St. SW, Room 101. Contact: 202/205-2000.

1 p.m. — Health and Human Services Department holds a meeting of the American health information community population health and clinical care connections workgroup. Location: Mary C. Switzer Building, 330 C St. SW, Room 4090. Contact: 202/828-5100.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at noon in a pro forma session to convene the second session of the 110th Congress. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Meets at noon in a pro forma session to convene the second session of the 110th Congress. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Homeland Security Committee holds a field hearing, “Ensuring Homeland Security While Facilitating Legitimate Travel: The Challenge at America’s Ports of Entry.” Customs and Border Protection Commissioner W. Ralph Basham; Lurita Doan, General Services Administration; Richard Stana, Government Accountability Office; Colleen Kelley, National Treasury Employees Union; and Kathleen Walker, American Immigration Lawyers Association, testify. Location: Chamizal National Memorial Theater, 800 S. San Marcial, El Paso, Texas. Contact: 202/226-2616.

GENERAL AGENDA

Voter-ID law — 9:30 a.m. — The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy holds a discussion, “The Supreme Court and the Indiana Voter-ID Law: Crawford v. Marion County Election Board and Indiana Democratic Party v. Rokita.” The participants include: Deborah Goldberg, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law; Bradley Smith, Capital University Law School; Daniel Tokaji, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law; and Tova Wang, Century Foundation. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/393-6181.

Southwest D.C. redevelopment — 12:30 p.m. — The National Capital Planning Commission (NCPC) holds a meeting to review plans for a consolidated planned unit development and related map amendment in Southwest D.C. The project site is the former Randall Junior High School, 65 I St. SW. The proposal includes plans for a 100,000-square-foot Corcoran College of Art and Design, a 400,000-square-foot residential building and underground parking for about 400 cars.. Location: NCPC, 401 Ninth St. NW, North Lobby, Suite 500. Contact: 202/482-7263.

Urban life in China — 1 p.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Urban Life in China’s Brave New World.” Jeffrey Wasserstrom, history professor at the University of California at Irvine; Jordan Sand, Georgetown University; and Weiping Wu, Virginia Commonwealth University, participate. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

NASA briefing — 4 p.m. — NASA holds a conference-call briefing to discuss the status of ongoing work to prepare Space Shuttle Atlantis for its launch to the International Space Station, with Space Shuttle Program Manager Wayne Hale. Contact: 202/358-3749.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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