- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 9, 2006

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

AIDS awareness — 10 a.m. — The Health and Human Services Department hosts a ceremony to recognize the first National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. Dorothy Height of the National Council of Negro Women Inc. and actress Sheryl Lee Ralph participate. Location: Great Hall, HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Katrina coverage — noon — The National Press Club and the Radio and Television News Directors Association hold a discussion on how local TV stations covered Hurricane Katrina. Location: Murrow Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/383-0006 or 202/467-5205.

PRESIDENT BUSH

9:40 a.m. — Addresses the National Newspaper Association’s 2006 Government Affairs Conference, Wyndham hotel, 1400 M St. NW.

1:15 p.m. — Meets in the Roosevelt Room of the White House with organizations that support the U.S. military in Iraq and Afghanistan.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

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

2 p.m. — Treasury Department issues the Monthly Treasury Statement for February. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. — U.S. Commission on Civil Rights holds a meeting. Location: USCCR, 624 Ninth St. NW, Room 540. Contact: 202/376-7700.

10 a.m. — Federal Communications Commission holds a meeting of its Media Security and Reliability Council. Location: FCC, 445 12th St. SW. Contact: 202/418-0654.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Armed Services emerging threats and capabilities subcommittee holds a hearing on the proposed fiscal 2007 defense budget for homeland defense and support to civil authorities. Location: 222 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee holds hearing, “Defective Products: Will Criminal Penalties Ensure Corporate Accountability?” Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House will reconvene Monday at 2 p.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Joint Economic Committee holds a hearing on the February employment data. Kathleen Utgoff, commissioner of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, testifies. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5171.

10 a.m. — Appropriations Committee holds a hearing on proposed fiscal 2007 appropriations for the Government Printing Office, the Library of Congress, the Open World Leadership Center, the Government Accountability Office and the Congressional Budget Office. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

Legislative conference — all day — The National Community Action Foundation holds its 2006 Legislative Conference. Events begin at 7:30 a.m. Rep. David R. Obey, Wisconsin Democrat, delivers remarks at 8 a.m. Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NE. Contact: 202/842-2092.

Leadership summit — all day — American Women in Radio and Television Inc. holds its annual Leadership Summit and Business Conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m. Location: M Street Hotel, 1143 New Hampshire Ave. NW. Contact: 703/506-3290.

Education conference — 8:30 a.m. — The Alliance for Excellent Education holds a conference, “Improving Educational Outcomes: Why Longitudinal Data Systems Are Necessary.” Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Root Room. Contact: 202/828-0828.

U.S.-India nuclear initiative — 9:30 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a briefing with R. Nicholas Burns, undersecretary of state for political affairs, “U.S.-India Civilian Nuclear Initiative.” Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Oil issues — 9:30 a.m. — The Independent Petroleum Association of America holds a press conference to address legislative and administrative priorities, including offshore oil and natural gas development, supply, demand and alternative energy. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/715-1543.

Education standards — 9:30 a.m. — The Education Sector holds a debate on national standards in education. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 202/756-4944.

Health plans — 12:30 p.m. — The Alliance for Health Reform and the Kaiser Family Foundation hold a briefing, “Where are Health Savings Accounts and High-Deductible Health Plans Headed?” Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2300 (Alliance), or 202/347- 5270 (Kaiser).

Street gangs — 12:30 p.m. — U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) holds a press conference on “Operation Community Shield,” a national law-enforcement initiative that brings all of ICE’s law-enforcement powers to bear in the fight against violent street gangs. Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff participates. Location: ICE, 425 I St. NW. Contact: 202/344-1780.

Science forum — 1 p.m. — Rep. Tom Udall, New Mexico Democrat, hosts a “Science Forum on Post-Fire Logging and Forest Ecology.” Location: 1116 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-2311.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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