- The Washington Times - Monday, February 24, 2003

Holds meetings at the White House with members of the National Governors Association. Meets NCAA championship teams from Ohio State University, the University of Southern California, the University of California at Los Angeles and the University of Portland.

2 p.m. Treasury Department releases its weekly three- and six-month bill auction results. Location: 15th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.
4:15 p.m.
Federal Reserve releases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign exchange rates. Location: Constitution Avenue between 20th and 21st streets NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

8:30 a.m. Energy Department holds a meeting of the Biomass Research and Development Technical Advisory Committee, on biomass research and development activities by government agencies and departments for fiscal 2003 and 2004. Location: Hilton Crystal City Hotel, Farragut Room, 2399 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/586-7766.
8:30 a.m.
National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities. Location: Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda. Contact: 301/402-1366.
2 p.m.
Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting with the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners. Live Web cast at www.nrc.gov. Location: 11555 Rockville Pike, Rockville, commissioners' conference room. Contact: 301/415-5732.

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case
Docket No. 02-215: Pacificare Health Systems v. Book
Docket No. 02-24: California Franchise Tax Board v. Hyatt
Contact: 202/479-3211.

Meets at noon to consider the nomination of Miguel Estrada to the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia. Contact: Republican cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

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

Governors meeting all day National Governors Association holds its winter meeting.
Highlight 3 p.m. Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat; Rep. Sherrod Brown, Ohio Democrat; and Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson, special session on Medicaid reform
Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/624-5333 or 202/624- 5334.
Credit unions conference all day Credit Union National Association holds its 2003 Government Affairs Conference.
Highlights 9:15 a.m. Barry Jolette, CUNA chairman
10 a.m.
Administrator Hector Barreto, Small Business Administration
10:20 a.m.
Treasury Secretary John W. Snow
Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/508-6765.
Indians' council all day National Congress of American Indians holds its Executive Council winter session.
Highlights 10:30 a.m. News conference, Tex Hall, NCAI president, and Jacqueline Johnson, NCAI executive director
1 p.m.
First general assembly, with Sens. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, and Tim Johnson, South Dakota Democrat; and Housing and Urban Development Secretary Mel Martinez
Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/466-7767.
U.S.-Britain defense all day National Defense Industrial Association holds the United Kingdom-U.S. Defense Industry Seminar.
Highlights 9 a.m. Edward Aldridge, U.S. undersecretary of defense for acquisition, logistics and technology, "Transatlantic Defense Cooperation: The New Environment"
1:45 p.m.
Globalization and Transatlantic Defense Cooperation: U.S.- U.K. Defense Cooperation Policy and Government Initiatives
3:30 p.m.
Matthew Borman, deputy assistant secretary of the Commerce Department Bureau of Industry and Security, and Gregory Suchan, principal deputy assistant secretary of the State Department Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Location: Sheraton Premiere Hotel, 8661 Leesburg Pike, McLean. Contact: 703/522-1820 or 703/247-2561.
Fed policies 10 a.m. American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a seminar, "Is the Fed Biased Toward Inflation or Deflation." Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-5876, 202/862-4871.
Securities regulations noon American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research hosts a Shadow Financial Regulatory Committee news briefing to discuss disciplining bank auditors, state versus federal regulation of securities markets, the development of a trans-Atlantic securities market, a proposed self-regulatory organization for mutual funds, other Securities and Exchange Commission initiatives and developments concerning government-sponsored enterprises. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-5853; 202/862-4871.
Poverty programs noon New America Foundation, the Corporation for Enterprise Development, the Hudson Institute and the National Urban League hold a discussion, "Crossing Divides: New Common Ground on Poverty and Economic Security." Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 N. Capitol St. NW. Contact: 212/389-1406.
Education poll 12:30 p.m. Public Education Network and Education Week holds a news conference to release a poll, "Demanding Quality Public Education in Tough Economic Times." Democrat Govs. Edward G. Rendell of Pennsylvania and Janet Napolitano of Arizona participate. Location: National Press Club, First Amendment Room, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/955-9450.
Fuel-cell technology 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, "The Future of Fuel-Cell Technologies." Location: SAIS, Rome Building auditorium, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5786.
U.S.-Russia ties 12:30 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion, "Possibilities and Pitfalls for U.S.-Russian Security Collaboration." Location: SAIS, Rome Building, room 812, 1619 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.
Nonlethal weapons 2 p.m. Institute for Defense and Government Advancement holds a conference, "Nonlethal Weapons Exploring Technologies, Capabilities, Doctrine and Strategy: Using Directed Energy Weapons and other Nonlethals to Suppress the Enemy."
Highlights 2 p.m. "Nonlethality and American Policy: Where it Can and Should Fit In"
5:30 p.m.
"Available Nonlethal Technologies: How and When to Use Them"
Location: Hilton Old Towne Hotel, 1767 King St., Alexandria. Contact: 800/882-8684.

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