- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 2, 2006

DAY’S HEADLINERS

Television study — noon — The Parents Television Council holds a press conference to release the results of its first children’s television study. Sen. Sam Brownback, Kansas Republican; L. Brent Bozell of the PTC; and Michael Rich of the Center on Media and Child Health participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext. 140.

Hurricane funds — 1:15 p.m. — Education Secretary Margaret Spellings holds a conference call briefing on the release of hurricane relief funds to help states meet the education needs of displaced students. Contact: 202/205-4038.

PRESIDENT BUSH

In India; departs for Pakistan tomorrow.

VICE PRESIDENT

9:30 a.m. — Delivers remarks at the 2006 National Summit on Retirement Savings at the Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

1 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases the natural-gas weekly update. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10:30 a.m. — Federal Emergency Management Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Interagency Committee on Emergency Medical Services (FICEMS).

Highlight — 1 p.m. — FICEMS ambulance safety subcommittee meeting

Location: FAA Building, 800 Independence Ave. SW, 10th floor, MacCracken Room. Contact: 703/674-0190.

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202-224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202-224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Appropriations Transportation, Treasury, Housing and Urban Development and the judiciary subcommittee holds a hearing on President Bush’s 2007 budget request for the Department of Housing and Urban Development. HUD Secretary Alfonso R. Jackson testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Energy and Natural Resources Committee holds a hearing on the proposed fiscal 2007 budget request for the Interior Department. Interior Secretary Gale A. Norton testifies. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

10 a.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a markup of the Lobbying Transparency and Accountability Act of 2005. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. — Appropriations energy and water subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Global Nuclear Energy Plan, the Future for Nuclear Power.” Deputy Energy Secretary Clay Sell testifies. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2007 budget for the U.S. Transportation Command and component commands. Air Force Gen. Norton Schwartz, commander of the U.S. Transportation Command, and Air Force Gen. Duncan McNabb, commander of the Air Mobility Command, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

10:30 a.m. — International Relations Committee holds a hearing, “U.S. Policy Toward the Palestinians in the Aftermath of Parliamentary Elections.” David Welch, State Department, and James Kunder, U.S. Agency for International Development, testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

1 p.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the national security implications of the DP World deal. Frank J. Gaffney Jr., Center for Security Policy, and James Carafano, the Heritage Foundation, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

GENERAL AGENDA

Retirement savings summit — 8:15 a.m. — The Labor Department holds a 2006 National Summit on Retirement Savings.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, and Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican, deliver remarks.

9:15 a.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao delivers introductory remarks.

9:30 a.m. — Vice President Dick Cheney and Donald L. Evans, former commerce secretary, deliver remarks.

2 p.m. — Mrs. Chao delivers closing remarks.

Location: Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Critical energy issues — 8:30 a.m. — The Hill newspaper sponsors a discussion of critical energy issues, including prices and supplies. Rep. John E. Peterson, Pennsylvania Republican, and Virginia state Sen. Frank Wagner, Virginia Beach Republican, participate. Location: Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW, Thornton Room. Contact: 202/628-8567.

Press conference — 9 a.m. — The National Archives holds a press conference to commemorate the first transaction with the newly redesigned $10 bill. U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral; and Allen Weinstein, archivist of the United States, participate. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/530-4887.

Briefing — 9 a.m. — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development holds a briefing, “Current Process Topics in International Budgeting.” Rep. Lincoln Diaz-Balart, Florida Republican; Barry Anderson, OECD; and Donald Marron, Congressional Budget Office, participate. Location: 304 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/822-3869.

Battleground 2006 poll — 9 a.m. — George Washington University holds a discussion on its newly released Battleground 2006 poll. Celinda Lake, Lake Research Partners, and Ed Goeas, Tarrance Group, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/994-3087.

Conference-call briefing — 10 a.m. — The Business Roundtable holds a conference-call briefing to discuss the results of its new “CEO Economic Outlook Survey.” Hank McKinnell, Business Roundtable, participates. Contact: 202/496-3269.

Technology officer forum — 1:15 p.m. — The Business Software Alliance holds its annual chief technology officer forum. Tom Malloy, Adobe; Bud Tribble, Apple; and Kevin Kettler, Dell, participate. Location: 2318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/715-1538.

Health discussion — 2 p.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “International Health Policy Decisions and the Future of HIV Treatment.” Jerry Norris, Hudson Institute, and Jim Driscoll, National Treatment Advocacy Project, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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