- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 14, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a photo opportunity and makes remarks to the 2005 NCAA national football champions, the University of Texas Longhorns, at the White House. Meets with the President’s Council on Service and Civic Participation in the Oval Office. Attends a Valentine’s Day social dinner and entertainmentat the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the manufacturing and trade inventories and sales for December 2005. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

2 p.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting to receive a briefing from the Office of Nuclear Materials Safety and Safeguards Programs, Performance, and Plans on waste safety. Location: 11555 Rockville Pike, Commissioners’ Conference Room, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-7474 or 301/415-6677.

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 2007 budget proposal. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. — Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2007 budget for the Veterans Affairs Department. VA Secretary Jim Nicholson, VA Undersecretary for Benefits Daniel Cooper and VA Undersecretary for Health Jonathan Perlin testify. Location: 418 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-9126.

10 a.m. Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2007 budget for foreign affairs. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice testifies. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.

10 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Hurricane Katrina: The Homeland Security Department’s Preparation and Response.” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff testifies. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4751.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider expressing the sense of Congress regarding the contribution of the United Service Organizations to the morale and welfare of the servicemen and women of our armed forces and their families; and on supporting the goals and ideals of a Day of Hearts, Congenital Heart Defect Day in order to increase awareness about congenital heart defects. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. Government Reform national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing, “National Security Whistleblowers in the Post-9/11 Era: Lost in a Labyrinth and Facing Subtle Retaliation.” Army Spc. Samuel Provance, Army Reserve Lt. Colonel Anthony Shaffer and Michael German of Arlington testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

2 p.m. Budget Committee holds a hearing to receive testimony from members of the House of Representatives. Members of the House testify. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7270.

2 p.m. — International Relations oversight and investigations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Chinese Influence on U.S. Foreign Policy Through U.S. Educational Institutions, Multilateral Organizations and Corporate America.” Steve Mosher, president, Population Research Institute; and Nancy Menges, widow of Constantine Menges, who authored “China: The Gathering Threat,” testify. Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Global agriculture — all day The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a forum, “The Global Market for Agriculture: Can the U.S. Succeed?”

Events begin at 7:45 a.m.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Sen. Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, chairman of the Agriculture Committee

12:30 p.m. — Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns

Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Anti-drug forum — all day The Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America holds its National Leadership Forum XVI. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat, and Reps. Elijah E. Cummings, Maryland Democrat; Sander M. Levin, Michigan Democrat; Mark Souder, Indiana Republican; and Jim Ramstad, Minnesota Republican

12:15 p.m. — Sens. Mike DeWine, Ohio Republican, and Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat; and Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard, California Democrat, deliver remarks at a rally on underage drinking at the Upper Senate Park, Delaware and Constitution Avenue. Northeast.

5 p.m. — Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican and chairman of the Finance Committee, delivers remarks at a reception in G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW or as noted above. Contact: 703/706-0560, Ext. 256.

Belarus discussion — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “Belarus’ Pre-Election Political Landscape.” Alexander Lukashuk, director, RFE/RL Belarus Service; Robin Shepherd, Center for Strategic and International Studies; and Jan Maksymiuk, regional analyst for RFE/RL, participate. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave. NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Traffic safety — 10 a.m. The Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety holds a press conference to release a new report, “Tween Traffic Safety: Influencing 8- to 12-year-olds to Sit Safely Buckled in a Back Seat.” Christine Jennings, director of programs for the Automotive Coalition for Traffic Safety, and Kitty Higgins, National Transportation Safety Board, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 410/547-1602.

Croatia’s future — 10 a.m. — The Library of Congress holds an address by Croatian Foreign Minister Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic, “Croatia: Partnerships, Priorities and Progress.” Location: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-1639.

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