- The Washington Times - Monday, March 6, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced

VICE PRESIDENT

1:30 p.m. — Delivers remarks at a reception for Rep. E. Clay Shaw Jr., Florida Republican, at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, 501 East Camino Real, Boca Raton, Fla.

6:35 p.m. — Delivers remarks at a reception for the Collier County Republican Party at the Naples Beach Hotel and Golf Club, 851 Gulf Shore Boulevard North, Naples, Fla.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Censusreleases manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for January. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

4 p.m. —Energy Information Administrationreleases its weekly on-highway diesel prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Servicesholds a meeting of the Practicing Physicians Advisory Council to discuss proposed changes in regulations and carrier manual instructions related to physicians’ services, as identified by the Health and Human Services secretary. Location: Hubert H. Humphrey Building, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 410/786-6132.

8:45 a.m.Commerce Department, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research and National Sea Grant Review Panel hold a meeting to discuss and provide advice on the National Sea Grant College Program. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, 1401 Constitution Ave. NW, Conference Room 6057. Contact: 301/713-2435.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. for morning business. At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on the nominations of Timothy Batten to be U.S. district judge for the Northern District of Georgia; Thomas Johnston to be U.S. district judge for the Southern District of West Virginia; and Aida Delgado-Colon to be U.S. district judge for the District of Puerto Rico. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

2:30 p.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on the U.S.-Oman free-trade agreement. Susan Schwab, deputy U.S. trade representative; Jalel Aossey, Midamar Corp.; and Edward Walker Jr., the Middle East Institute, testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

Meets at noon in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Legislative conference — all day The National Association of Counties holds its Legislative Conference 2006. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlight — 1 p.m. — Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta and Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff deliver remarks.

Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/942-4220.

Israel policy conference — all day The American Israel Public Affairs Committee holds its annual policy conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Former Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat, and House Majority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, “State of the Union: The Future of the U.S.-Israel Alliance.”

7 p.m. — Sens. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, and Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat, “Celebrating the U.S.-Israel Relationship.”

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/997-4614, 202/639-5229.

Energy conference — all day The World Bank Group sponsors its Energy Week 2006 conference. Events begin at 10 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Paul Wolfowitz, World Bank president, and Van Ardenne, Netherlands minister for development cooperation, make keynote presentations.

11:40 a.m. — Princeton University professor Robert Scolow discusses his research on global carbon management, the hydrogen economy and fossil-carbon sequestration.

2 p.m. — Algerian Minister of Energy and Mines Chakib Khelil, Chevron Corp. Vice Chairman Peter Robertson and China State Council for Development Research Director-General Feng Fei discuss energy security.

Location: World Bank, 1818 H St. NW, Preston Auditorium. Contact: 202/473-1000.

New technologies — 1 p.m. NASA holds a conference-call briefing on new technologies that may allow scientists to accurately predict the intensity of a complete solar cycle. Richard Behnke, National Science Foundation, and Madhulika Guhathakurta, NASA, participate. Contact: 202/358-0039.

Beyond Al-Jazeera — noon The Woodrow Wilson Center Middle East Program sponsors a discussion, “Beyond Al-Jazeera: The Social and Political Impact of Arab Entertainment Television.” Marwan Kraidy, American University School of International Service, participates. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, sixth-floor boardroom. Contact: 202/691-4000.

U.S.-Russian relations — noon The Council on Foreign Relations holds a meeting, “U.S. Policy Toward Russia: Report of an Independent Task Force.” Former Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina Democrat; former Rep. Jack Kemp, New York Republican; and Stephen Sestanovich, CFR, participate. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-3428.

“On Their Own Two Feet” — noon The Christopher Reeve Foundation holds a congressional briefing sponsored by the Congressional Disabilities Caucus, “On Their Own Two Feet.” Susie Harkema, paralysis-therapy researcher; and Michael Manganiello and Joe Canose, Christopher Reeve Foundation, make special presentations. Location: 2105 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 201/964-2427.

Human-trafficking hearing — 2 p.m. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China conducts a hearing, “Combating Human Trafficking in China: Domestic and International Efforts.” John Miller, State Department; Robert Plant, International Labor Organization; and Wenchi Yu Perkins, Vital Voices, participate. Location: 419 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3767.

Energy lecture — 5:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies presents a W.P. Carey Global Leader Lecture Series speech by Claude Mandil, International Energy Agency, “Energy and the Challenge of Global Sustainability.” Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Kenney Auditorium. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Power of individuals discussion — 6:30 p.m. Reason Magazine holds a discussion, “The Growing Power of Individuals in Our Democracy.” Glenn Reynolds, author of “An Army of Davids: How Markets and Technology Empower Ordinary People to Beat Big Media, Big Government and Other Goliaths,” and Joe Trippi, author of “The Revolution Will Not Be Televised: Democracy, the Internet and the Overthrow of Everything,” participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 310/367-6109.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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