- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 5, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a photo opportunity with 2007 Nextel Cup Champion Jimmie Johnson in the Oval Office of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

noon National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases the crop weather summary report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

5 p.m. American Petroleum Institutereleases itsweekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel to consider and review the Scientific Issues Associated with the Agency’s Proposed Action under FIFRA 6(b) Notice of Intent to Cancel Carbofuran. Location: EPA Conference Center, Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard, 2777 Crystal Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-0130.

9 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commissionholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards, Subcommittee on Safety Research Program, to discuss the scope of long-term research the agency needs to consider. Location: NRC, 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B1, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-5622.

9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administrationholds a meeting of the Special Committee 211, Nickel-Cadmium, Lead Acid and Rechargeable Lithium Batteries. Location: RTCA Inc., 1828 L St. NW, Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing on “The President’s Fiscal 2009 Budget Proposal.” Office of Management and Budget Director Jim Nussle testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. Finance Committeeholds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2009 budget proposal. Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. — Select Intelligence Committee holds a hearing on the “Annual Threat Assessment.” Director of National Intelligence Michael McConnell and CIA Director Michael V. Hayden testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1700.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Meeting — all day The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) holds its 2008 annual meeting to explore the opportunities and challenges facing private higher education, students and the nation. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — John McCardell, president emeritus at Middlebury College, delivers remarks on “The National Minimum Drinking Age: Time to Rethink It?”

Noon — Rep. Ralph Regula, Ohio Republican, and Theodore Hesburgh, president emeritus of the University of Notre Dame, participate in the 15th annual NAICU award luncheon.

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/739-0474.

Event — all day The Commerce Department holds a conference on “Powering Our Low Carbon Future.” Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 11:55 a.m. — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883.

Summit — 8 a.m. Leading health and homeland security and disaster response organizations sponsor the “Second National Emergency Management Summit.”

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Edward Gabriel, global director of crisis management for the Walt Disney Co., discusses “Roles and Responsibilities of Emergency Management in Planning and Implementing Exercises with Full Community Engagement”

11:30 a.m. — Glenn Cannon, assistant administrator of the Federal Emergency Management Agency, discusses “How First Responders, Healthcare Providers and Plans Can Work with FEMA to Make Emergency Response Successful.”

Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: Registration Office, 800/684-4549.

Community action program — 10 a.m. The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America holds its Community Action Program Legislative conference.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Sen. Claire McCaskill, Missouri Democrat, delivers remarks.

11:30 a.m. — Rep. Linda T. Sanchez, California Democrat, delivers remarks.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 313/926-5297.

Sex trafficking — 10 a.m. The Hudson Institute holds a discussion on “Fighting Demand for Sex Trafficking.” Mark Lagon, director of the Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons at the State Department, and Michael Shively of Abt Associates participate. Location: Hudson Institute, 1015 15th St. NW, sixth floor. Contact: 202/223-7770.

Web seminar — 10 a.m. The Washington Legal Foundation holds a Web seminar, beginning at 10 a.m., on “Smithkline Beecham v. Dudas: Challenging the Patent Office’s ‘Continuations’ Rule and the Suit’s Repercussions.” The suit was filed over the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s new rules regarding continuing applications and claims. Mark Fox Evens of Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein and Fox PLLC, and Richard Pettus of King and Spalding, participate. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Briefing — 10 a.m. Treasury Undersecretary David McCormack holds a briefing on the upcoming Group of Seven finance ministers meeting. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Media Room 4121. Contact: 202/662-2960.

Discussion — 11 a.m. — The National Archives holds a discussion on “Let No Man Put Asunder: Freedman’s Bureau Marriage Records,” with archivist Reginald Washington, to celebrate Black History month and Valentine’s Day. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room G-24. Contact: 202/357-5300.

Event — 11:55 a.m. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks at a department conference on ways to advance the deployment of low carbon energy technologies. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883.

Press conference — noon Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, Montana Democrat, and ranking member Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican, hold a press conference to announce a new AARP poll on public support for the inclusion of senior citizens on Social Security in Congress’ economic stimulus efforts. Bill Novelli, chief executive officer of AARP, and senior citizen Pearl McCray participate. Location: SC-4, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-7269 or 202/224-4515.

Forum — noon The Urban Institute holds a First Tuesday forum on “When Interconnected Needs Confront Fragmented Services Are There Better Ways to Help Children With Disabilities?” Sue Badeau, executive director of the Philadelphia Children’s Commission, and Darcy Gruttadaro, director of the Child and Adolescent Action Center at the National Alliance on Mental Illness, participate. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-7200.

Reconstruction in Iraq — 2 p.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace holds a discussion on “Embedded Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Iraq.” Patrick Antonietti of the Office of the Secretary of Defense for Policy and Stephen McFarland of the State Department participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW, second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3822.

Event — 3 p.m. Jubilee Housing, Jubilee JumpStart, PNC Bank and Enterprise holds a groundbreaking ceremony for Ontario Court Apartments and the Jubilee Jumpstart Early Childhood Development Center. D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and Leila Finucane Edmonds, director of the D.C. Department of Housing and Community Development, participate. Location: Ontario Court Apartments and the Jubilee Jumpstart Early Childhood Development Center, 2525 Ontario Road NW. Contact: 410/772-2449; 202/299-1240, Ext. 15 or 202/835-5486.

Book discussion — 6:30 p.m. The International Spy Museum holds a book discussion with Pat Shipman, author of “Femme Fatale: Love, Lies and the Unknown Life of Mata Hari,” and William Kalush, co-author of “Houdini: The Making Of America’s First Superhero.” Location: International Spy Museum, 800 F St. NW. Contact: 202/654-2843.

Election party — 7 p.m. Johns Hopkins University’s Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds its Super Tuesday election party with elections returns analysis and commentary. Robert Guttman, director of the SAIS Center on Politics and Foreign Relations, and Esther Brimmer, deputy director of the SAIS Center for Transatlantic Relations, participate. Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Lecture — 7 p.m. The Martin Luther King Jr. Library holds a lecture on “Africa, Black America and World War II,” with author and educator C.R. Gibbs as a part of the Winter African History and Culture Lecture series. Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 901 G St. NW, Room A-5. Contact: 202/727-1211.

Event — 7:30 p.m. The George Washington University holds an event to watch the Super Tuesday presidential returns, with College Democrats and College Republicans each hosting watch parties. Location: GW, 800 21st St. NW. Cloyd Heck Marvin Center, third-floor ballrooms. Contact: 202/994- 6460.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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