- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 26, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in Defense Department briefings at the Pentagon. Visits Colorcraft of Virginia Inc., Sterling, Va.

VICE PRESIDENT

On foreign travel to Oman, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the West Bank and Turkey.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Census Bureaureleases the advance report on durable goods — manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for February. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. Census Bureaureleases the new residential sales for February. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting by teleconference of the Board of Scientific Counselors (BOSC) Executive Committee to review, discuss and potentially approve a revised draft letter report prepared by the BOSC National Center for Environmental Research Standing Subcommittee; and a draft letter report prepared by the BOSC Computational Toxicology Subcommittee. Contact: 202/564-3408.

1 p.m. National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the National Children’s Study Advisory Committee’s Ethics Subcommittee to hold discussions on revealing findings and data access. Location: NIH, 6100 Executive Blvd., Rockville. Contact: 703/902-1339.

1 p.m. Federal Aviation Administrationholds a meeting of the RTCA Government/Industry Air Traffic Management Advisory Committee. Location: Holiday Inn on the Hill, 415 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-9339.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case

Docket number 07-208 Indiana v. Edwards

Docket number 07-312 Florida Department of Revenue v. Piccadilly Cafeterias

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEE

10:30 a.m. Energy and Natural Resourcesenergy subcommittee holds a field hearing on challenges associated with rapid deployment of large-scale carbon capture and storage technologies. Tim Spisak, fluid managers division chief at the Interior Department; and Scott Klara, director of the National Energy Technology Laboratory’s Office of Coal and Power R&D;, testify. Location: Bismarck State College, 1500 Edwards Ave. Bismarck, N.D. Contact: 202/224-4971.

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEE

2 p.m. — Foreign Affairs international organizations, human rights and oversight subcommittee holds a field hearing on “City on the Hill or Prison on the Bay? The Mistakes of Guantanamo and the Decline of America’s Image.” Mark Wolf, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts; and Michael Mone, member of Esdaile, Barrett & Esdaile, testify. Location: John Joseph Moakley U.S. Courthouse, 1 Courthouse Way, En Banc Courtroom, seventh floor, Boston. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Legislative conference — all day The National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals holds its 2008 Legislative Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Hill visit final prep

10:30 a.m. — Capitol Hill visits

Location: Hilton Washington and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 888/292-7377.

Summit — all day The American Payroll Association holds its 2008 Capital Summit. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Scott Mezistrano, senior manager of government relations at the American Payroll Association; and Bill Dunn, manager of government relations at the American Payroll Association, deliver remarks.

3:15 p.m. — Anita Babb, acting chief of employment tax operations at the Internal Revenue Service; Marsha Griffith, director of refund crimes, field operations and policy and criminal investigation at the IRS; Margaret Roark, president of M & D Consulting Inc.; and Sam Kerch, controller at Symmetry Software, deliver remarks on “What’s New at the Internal Revenue Service?”

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 210/226-4600.

Capital Markets Summit — 9 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) holds its “Second Annual Capital Markets Summit: Strengthening U.S. Capital Markets for All Americans.”

Highlights — 10:15 a.m. — Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. delivers an address on “Outlook From the U.S. Department of Treasury on the Economy and Markets.”

Noon — Chamber of Commerce CEO Tom Donohue delivers an address on “The State of America’s Capitol Markets.”

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Online memorial — 10 a.m. The National Archives holds a news conference on a new interactive online Vietnam War Memorial, featuring the largest photo of the wall online. Archivist of the United States Allen Weinstein; Russell Wilding, CEO of Footnote.com; and James Hasting, director of Access Programs at the National Archives, participate. Location: National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/357-5300.

Taiwan’s election and U.S. policy — 10 a.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion on “Taiwan’s Election and U.S. Policy.” Peter Brookes, senior fellow of national security affairs and Chung Ju-Yung fellow for policy studies at the Heritage Foundation; Douglas Paal, director of the American Institute in Taiwan; and Alan Romberg, distinguished fellow and director of the East Asia Program at the Henry L. Stimson Center, participate. Location: 562 Senate Dirksen Office Building. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Book discussion — noon The Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion on “The Confrontation: Winning the War Against Future Jihad.” Walid Phares, author of “The Confrontation: Winning the War Against Future Jihad”; and John Edward Hilboldt, director of lectures and seminars of the Heritage Foundation, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Cell phones — 1:30 p.m. The New Millennium Research Council holds a conference call to discuss its new study that shows that giving cell phones to 62 percent of America’s poorest households could generate several billions of dollars for those who need it most. Nicholas Sullivan, study author and research fellow at the Center for Developmental Communications at the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology; and Graham Hueber, senior researcher at the Opinion Research Center, participate. Contact: 703/276-3266.

Politics and the Bible — 7 p.m. Georgetown University holds a discussion on politics and the Bible. Jacques Berlinerblau, associate professor of Jewish civilization and director of the Program on Jewish Civilization at Georgetown University; and Michael Eric Dyson, professor at Georgetown University, participate. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest, third floor, Healy Hall, Contact: 202/687-4328.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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