- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 21, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a tour of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory and a panel discussion on energy conservation and efficiency in Golden, Colo.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

3 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the catfish processing report and the cold storage report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

1 p.m. Commodity Credit Corp. meets to discuss a proposed rule on commodities procurement for foreign donation. Location: Jamie L. Whitten Building, Room 107A, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-5074.

SUPREME COURT

Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m.

Docket No. 04-1034: Rapanos v. United States, consolidated with Docket No. 04-1384, Carabell v. U.S. Army Corps of Engineers — 80 minutes for argument

Docket No. 04-1527: S.D. Warren Co. v. Maine Board of Environmental Protection

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

On Presidents Day recess. The Senate will reconvene at 2 p.m. Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

On Presidents Day recess. The House will reconvene next Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

India funding — 8:30 a.m. Wanda Tseng, deputy director of the International Monetary Fund’s Asia and Pacific Department, holds a conference-call briefing on India’s 2005 Article IV Consultation and the related IMF staff report. Location: None. Contact: 202/623-8297.

Health spending — 9:30 a.m. Health Affairs holds a press conference, “National Health Spending Projections.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Murrow Room. Contact: 301/347-3944.

India-U.S. ties — 10 a.m. The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a discussion, “The Forthcoming Visit of President George W. Bush to India — Strengthening the India-U.S. Partnership,” with Ronen Sen, India’s ambassador to the United States. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 301/530-1210 or 202/662-7540.

Blogging luncheon — noon The D.C. Chapter of the Newsletter and Electronic Publishers Association holds a luncheon, “Corporate Blogging: Fad or New Strategy?” with Debbie Weil, author of “The Corporate Blogging Book: Absolutely Everything You Need to Know to Get It Right.” Location: Channel Inn, 650 Water St. SW. Contact: 703/538-2218.

Permafrost melting — noon The American Meteorological Society holds a briefing, “Thawing of Arctic Permafrost: Extent, Causation and Implications.” Participants include Anthony Socci, senior fellow at the American Meteorological Society, and Laurence Smith of the University of California at Los Angeles. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 385. Contact: 202/737-9006, Ext. 427.

Ukraine’s denuclearization — noon The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “With Courage and Persistence: Eliminating Nuclear Weapons Systems in Ukraine, 1994- 2004,” with Joseph Harahan, senior historian at the Defense Threat Reduction Agency. Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Environmental scorecard — 12:30 p.m. The League of Conservation Voters holds a press conference to release its 2005 National Environmental Scorecard. Participants include Tony Massaro, league senior vice president for political affairs, and Tiernan Sittenfeld, league legislative director. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/785-8683.

Emergency calls — 1 p.m. The Congressional E9-1-1 Institute holds a discussion, “Next Generation 9-1-1.” Participants include Gregory Rohde, executive director of the Congressional E9-1-1 Institute, and Tim Lorello, senior vice president of Telecommunications Systems. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2168. Contact: 202/292-4603.

Minority voters — 1 p.m. The Lawyer’s Committee for Civil Rights Under Law holds a conference-call briefing on a report, “Protecting Minority Voters: The Voting Rights Act, 1982-2005.” Location: None listed. Contact: 202/833-9771.

Clean water — 1:30 p.m. The Georgetown University Law Center holds a discussion, “The Clean Water Act in the Supreme Court: The Rapanos, Carabell and S.D. Warren Cases.” Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

World economics — 2:30 p.m. The Economic Policy Institute holds a discussion on strategies for America’s future. Participants include Jeff Faux, author of “The Global Class War,” and Gene Sperling, author of “The Pro-Growth Progressive.” Location: Economic Policy Institute, 1333 H St. NW. Contact: 202/775-8810.

Serbia politics — 2:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a book discussion with Sabrina Ramet, author of “Serbia Since 1989: Politics and Society Under Milosevic and After.” Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Election reform — 6 p.m. Verifiedvoting.org holds a discussion, “Election Reform and Voter ID: Access and Integrity.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/441-8068.

Iran discussion — 6:30 p.m. The World Affairs Council of Washington, D.C., holds a discussion, “Will Iran Go Nuclear: The Crisis Over Iran’s Nuclear Program.” Location: Round House Theatre Bethesda, 4545 East-West Highway, Bethesda. Contact: 202/293-3467.

Adam Clayton Powell — 7 p.m. Politics and Prose Bookstore & Coffeehouse holds a book discussion with Wil Haygood, author of “King of the Cats,” a biography of Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Location: Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/364-1919.

Boomers’ legacy — 8 p.m. American University holds a discussion, “What Did You Do in the Revolution, Mom and Dad? Debating the Boomers’ Legacy of Social Change.” Participants include Michael Franc of the Heritage Foundation and Anna Greenberg of Greenberg Quinlan Rosner. Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5950.

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