- The Washington Times - Monday, February 12, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Lithuanian President Valdas Adamkus in the Oval Office of the White House. Participates in a celebration of Black History Month in the East Room of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

2 p.m. Treasury Department issues the Treasury statement for January. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration holds a meeting of the Technical Hazardous Liquid Pipeline Safety Standards Committee to vote on a proposed rule to extend pipeline-safety regulation to rural onshore hazardous-liquid gathering lines and low-stress lines. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-4431.

9 a.m. —Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Science Advisory Board Hypoxia Advisory Panel to discuss preparation of a draft advisory on the science concerning hypoxia in the Gulf of Mexico. Contact: 202/343-9867.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 1 p.m. in a period of morning business. There will be no roll-call votes. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEEs

2:30 p.m. Energy and Natural Resources energy subcommittee holds a hearing on policies and programs to improve the energy efficiency of buildings and to expand the role of electric and gas utilities in energy-efficiency programs. Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy, and Kim Christianson, energy program director for the North Dakota Department of Commerce, testify. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations defense subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2007 supplemental appropriations for the Air Force. Location: H-140, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2771.

5 p.m. Ways and Means Committee holds a markup of the Small Business Tax-Relief Act, small-business tax offsets to accompany the minimum-wage increase. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Leadership conference — all day The Association of Government Accountants holds its fifth annual National Leadership Conference. Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Juan Zarate, deputy national security adviser for combating terrorism, and Assistant Treasury Secretary Donald Hammond discuss “Leading the Battle to Combat Terrorist Financing.”

2 p.m. — Ron Elving, senior editor for NPR News, and Lisa Kazor, president and chief executive officer of Savantage Solutions Inc., discuss “Update From Washington.”

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 800/242-7211.

Injured veterans — 8:45 a.m. Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson and National Association of State Directors of Veterans Affairs President John Garcia hold a press conference to announce a new initiative to help severely injured veterans transition back to their homes. Location: Alexandria Embassy Suites, 1906 Diagonal Road, Salon A and B. Contact: VA Office of Public Affairs, 202/273-6000.

New Liberia — 9 a.m. The Center for Global Development hosts a discussion, “The New Liberia: From Conflict to Recovery,” with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of the Republic of Liberia. Rep. Jesse L. Jackson, Jr., Illinois Democrat, and Liberian Finance Minister Antoinette Sayeh participate. Location: Jurys Washington Hotel, 1500 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Doyle Ballroom. Contact: 202/416-0705.

Cellulosic ethanol — 11 a.m. The Environmental and Energy Study Institute holds two briefings for the House and Senate, “Cellulosic Ethanol: Not Just a Liquid Fuel.” Eric Spomer, president and chief executive officer of Catalyst, and Mike Muston, executive vice president of corporate development at Broin Cos., participate. Location: 1302 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/662-1885.

Capitol Hill Day — noon The Association of Public Television Stations (APTS) holds its Capitol Hill Day.

Highlights — noon — Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairman Daniel K. Inouye, Hawaii Democrat, accepts a Champion of Public Broadcasting Award.

4 p.m. — John Marshall, former president of the Kresge Foundation, accepts a Champion of Public Broadcasting Award, with remarks by Paula Kerger, president and chief executive officer of PBS, and John Lawson, president and chief executive officer of APTS.

Location: Ritz-Carlton hotel, 1150 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/654-4222.

Investments and grantmaking — noon The Hudson Institute holds a discussion, “Aligning Investments With Grantmaking?” Jon Entine of the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research, Lucy Bernholz of Philanthropy 2173, Allison Fine of Demos, Paul Driessen of the Atlas Economic Research Foundation and William Schambra of the Hudson Institute participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

NATO and the war — noon Georgetown University holds a discussion, “NATO and the War on Terror After the Riga Summit.” Former Spanish Prime Minister Jose Maria Aznar and former Polish President Aleksander Kwasniewski participate. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Financial discussion — noon The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a meeting of the Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee. George Kaufman of Loyola University of Chicago and Richard Herring and Marshall Blume of the University of Pennsylvania 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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