- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 13, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Larry Faulkner, chairman of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, in the Oval Office of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Census Bureaureleases the advance monthly sales for retail and food services for February. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the U.S. import and export price indexes for February. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. National Mathematics Advisory Panelholds a meeting of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, to complete its work and to adopt the final report, which will, at a minimum, contain recommendations on improving mathematics education based on the best available scientific evidence. Location: Longfellow Middle School, 2000 Westmoreland St., Falls Church. Contact: 202/260-8354.

9 a.m. Federal Aviation Administrationholds a meeting, “RTCA Special Committee 147 Sixty Seventh Plenary: Minimum Operational Performance Standards for Traffic Alert and Collision Avoidance Systems Airborne Equipment.” Location: RTCA Inc. 1828 L St. NW, Suite 805. Contact: 202/833-9339.

10 a.m. Office of Fossil Energyholds a meeting of the Ultra-Deepwater Advisory Committee. Location: TMS Inc., 955 L’Enfant Plaza North SW, Suite 1500. Contact: 202/586-5600.

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. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on “Customs Reauthorization: Strengthening U.S. Economic Interests and Security.” Samuel Banks, executive vice president of Sandler & Travis Trade Advisory Services, and Antoinette Tease, registered patent attorney for Intellectual Property and Technology Law, Billings, Mont., testify. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. Appropriationstransportation, Housing and Urban Development Department and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on the proposed budget estimates for fiscal 2009 for HUD. HUD Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10:30 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the United States European Command and the United States African Command in review of the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal 2009 and the Future Years Defense Program. Army Gen. Bantz Craddock, commander of the U.S. European Command and supreme allied commander Europe, and Army Gen. William Ward, commander of the U.S. Africa Command, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation aviation operations, safety and security subcommittee holds a hearing on the financial state of the airline industry. Mark Cooper, director of research at the Consumer Federation of America, and Patrick Murphy, principal at Gerchick-Murphy Associates LLC, testify. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0411.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

9 a.m. Energy and Commerce Committeeholds a hearing on the “Department of Commerce Budget for fiscal 2009.” Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez testifies. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. Appropriationsfinancial services and general government subcommittee holds a hearing on the U.S. Supreme Court. Supreme Court Justices Anthony M. Kennedy and Clarence Thomas testify. Location: 2220 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Veterans Affairs oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing on “Care of Seriously Wounded After In-Patient Care.” Retired Marine Corps Cpl. Casey Owens of Houston and Sarah Wade of Chapel Hill, N.C., testifying on behalf of Army combat veteran Sgt. Edward Wade, participate. Location: 340 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9756.

10 a.m. — Ways and Means oversight subcommittee holds a hearing on “Tax Return Filing Season, Internal Revenue Service Operations, fiscal 2009 Budget Proposals, and the IRS National Taxpayer Advocate’s Annual Report.” Acting IRS Commissioner Linda Stiff and Nina Olson, a national taxpayer advocate at the IRS, testify. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

GENERAL AGENDA

Conference — all day The CDFI Coalition, a unified national voice of community development financial institutions hold its 2008 CDFI Institute and policy conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 2 p.m. — Senate Assistant Majority Leader Richard J. Durbin, Illinois Democrat, delivers remarks, 385 Russell Senate Office Building.

5:30 p.m. — Congressional reception, B-338 Rayburn House Office Building

Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 703/294-6970.

Summit — all day The National Academy of Sciences holds a Summit on America’s Energy Future. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Senate Energy and Natural Resources Chairman Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat, and National Academy of Sciences President Ralph Cicerone deliver remarks on “Current U.S. Energy Policy Context.”

8:30 a.m. — Reuben Jeffery III, undersecretary of economic, energy and agricultural affairs at the State Department, delivers remarks on “Meeting Emerging Challenges to Global Energy Security.”

4:30 p.m. — Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman delivers closing address.

Location: National Academy of Science, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2138.

Small-business tax summit — all day The National Republican Congressional Committee holds its Small Business Tax Summit. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Reps. Jeb Hensarling, Texas Republican, and Jim McCrery, Louisiana Republican, deliver remarks on the “Tax and Budgetary Process.”

12:15 p.m. — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, Georgia Republican, delivers remarks.

1:45 p.m. — House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, delivers remarks.

4:30 p.m. — Rep. Tom Cole, Oklahoma Republican, delivers remarks.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-3000.

Forum — 9 a.m. The Urban Institute and Thursday’s Child hold a forum on “When Credit is Due: Why Tax Policy for Low-Income Working Families Isn’t Working (And What Can Be Done About It).” Janet Holtzblatt, senior analyst at the Health and Human Resource Division of the Congressional Budget Office, and Elaine Maag, research associate at the Urban Institute and Tax Policy Center, participate. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 202/833-7200.

Event — 9:30 a.m. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada Democrat; Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, Kentucky Republican; House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat; and House Minority Leader John A. Boehner, Ohio Republican, hold a congressional remembrance ceremony for the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. Location: Rotunda, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-2939 (Reid); 202/224-2979 (McConnell); 202-226/7616 (Pelosi); and 202/225-4000 (Boehner).

Event — 10:30 a.m. The Treasury Department’s Bureau of Engraving and Printing holds an event for the first day of issue for the new $5 bill.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Michael Lambert, assistant director of the Federal Reserve Bank’s Division of Reserve Bank Operations and Payment Systems, delivers remarks.

11:30 a.m. — U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral delivers remarks at a tutorial on the $5 bill’s security features to an elementary school class from the Tri-Community Public Charter School.

Pamela Gardiner, deputy director of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing, and Michael Merritt, deputy assistant director of the Office of Investigations at the U.S. Secret Service, participate. Location: Lincoln’s Cottage, Rock Creek Church Road and Upshur Street in Northwest. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Discussion — 10:50 a.m. The Embassy of the Republic of Korea holds a discussion on “U.S.-Korean-Japanese Relations in a New Era,” with James Zumwalt, director of the Office of Japanese Affairs at the State Department. Location: Korean Embassy, 2370 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/587-6168.

Program — 11 a.m. The Library of Congress’ Center for the Book and the National Literacy Society for the Deaf hold a multimedia program on “Researching Amos Kendall: Advances in Library Research, Literature and Literacy,” about trends among deaf persons who use the Internet for research, writing and publication. Stephen Wiener, provost of Gallaudet University, and Lance Fischer, retired archivist and co-editor of “The History of the College for the Deaf, 1857-1907,” participate. Location: LOC, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Mumford Room. Contact: 202/707-5221.

Discussion — 7 p.m. The National Archives holds a discussion on “Electing FDR: The New Deal Campaign of 1932.” Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein and Donald Ritchie, Senate historian and author of “Electing FDR,” participate. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, William G. McGowan Theater. Contact: 202/357-5300.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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