- The Washington Times - Monday, January 29, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a National Public Radio interview with Juan Williams.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

1 p.m. Treasury Departmentreleases results of weekly three- and six-month Treasury-bill sales. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

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

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Advisory Allergy and Infectious Diseases Council, Microbiology and Infectious Diseases Subcommittee to review and evaluate grant applications and a report from the division director and other staff reports. Location: NIH, Natcher Building, 45 Center Drive, Conference Rooms F1/F2, Bethesda. Contact: 301/435-8563.

1:15 p.m. —Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting of the Coastal Elevations and Sea-Level Rise Advisory Committee to provide advice on the conduct of a study, “Coastal Elevations and Sensitivity to Sea-Level Rise,” to be conducted as part of the U.S. Climate Change Science Program. This study will give particular attention to the coastal area of the U.S. between the states of New York and North Carolina. Location: 1310 L St. NW, Rooms 152 and 154. Contact: 202/343-9336.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for morning business and 3:30 p.m. to resume consideration of the minimum-wage bill. There will be no roll-call votes in the Senate today. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committeeholds a field hearing, “Hurricanes Katrina and Rita: Outstanding Need, Slow Progress.” New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin and Donald Powell, federal coordinator for Gulf Coast rebuilding at the Homeland Security Department, testify. Location: Louisiana Supreme Court, 400 Royal St., New Orleans. Contact: 202/224-2627.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Federal relations network — all day The National School Boards Association holds its annual Federal Relations Network Conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, outlines his priorities and new ideas for the education agenda in the 110th Congress as well as his proposed changes to the No Child Left Behind Act for the upcoming reauthorization.

2:45 p.m. — Education Secretary Margaret Spellings will discuss the reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act and take questions from school-board members.

3:30 p.m. — House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat; Rep. Michael N. Castle, Delaware Republican; and Rep. Dale E. Kildee, Michigan Democrat, discuss educational priorities for the 110th Congress.

Location: Grand Hyatt Washington Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 703/838-6737.

Robotics program — 10 a.m. The National Institute of Standards and Technology holds an event with Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, who will view the student robotics program at Col. Zadok Magruder High School. Location: Magruder High, 5939 Muncaster Mill Road, Rockville. Contact: 301/975-3025.

Education act — 10 a.m. The Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) holds a press conference to outline its recommendations to strengthen the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Elizabeth Burmaster, president, CCSSO; Gene Wilhoit, executive director, CCSSO; and Valerie Woodruff, former president, CCSSO, participate. Location: National Guard Association of the United States, One Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/336-7034.

Iraq in civil war — 10:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on a new report, “Plan B: A Containment Strategy for Iraq in Civil War.” Authors Daniel Byman and Kenneth Pollack of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Mideast peace — noon A delegation of Jewish, Christian and Muslim religious leaders hold a press conference following a meeting with Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to support increased U.S. engagement in achieving peace in the Middle East. Former Archbishop of Washington Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick; Bishop Mark Hanson, presiding bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America; and Bishop Katharine Jefferts Schori, presiding bishop of the Episcopal Church, participate. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/541-3202 or 410/302-3792.

U.S. immigration policynoon — The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University holds a discussion, “The Contradictions of U.S. Immigration Policy.” Douglas Massey of the Woodrow Wilson School and Jeffrey Passel of the Pew Hispanic Center participate. Location: SC-4, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 609/731-5094.

Chinese anti-satellite weapons noon The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Chinese Anti-Satellite Weapons and American National Security.” Senate Republican Conference Chairman Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, and Michael Franc of the Heritage Foundation participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Homeland Security — noon House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson, Mississippi Democrat, participates in a discussion on his perspective on threats to the homeland and his committee’s legislative and oversight priorities. Frank Cilluffo, director of the Homeland Security Policy Institute, George Washington University, and former Homeland Security Department Inspector General Clark Kent Ervin, director of the Aspen Institute’s Homeland Security Initiative, also participate. Location: George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, 1957 E St. NW, seventh floor, City View Room. Contact: 202/226-2616; 202/994-6240.

Health reform — 12:15 p.m. The Alliance for Health Reform holds a discussion on how Medicare can use its “clout” to eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in care. Renee Landers of Suffolk University Law School and Carolyn Clancy of the Agency for Health Research and Quality participate. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/466-5626.

U.S. economy — 2 p.m. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. holds a round-table discussion on the U.S. economy. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Book fair — 2 p.m. Reps. Maxine Waters, Lynn Woolsey and Barbara Lee, California Democrats, hold a book fair and discussion with leading authors on the Iraq war. Aaron Glantz, author of “How America Lost Iraq”; Rajiv Chandrasekaran, author of “Imperial Life in the Emerald City”; and M.M. Chantiloupe, author of “Iraq: The War That Shouldn’t Be — You Decide,” participate. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2201.

Duke lacrosse case — 7:30 p.m.The Robert Taft Club and the American Cause hold a panel discussion, “The Duke Lacrosse Non-Rape and Its Meaning.” The participants include William Anderson, Frostburg (Md.) State University; Richard Spencer, Duke University; Robert Stacy McCain, The Washington Times; and Nicholas Stix, Men’s News Daily. Location: Sala Thai Restaurant, 2300 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 757/375-0179.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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