- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 22, 2006


Addresses a meeting of the Asia Society, Mandarin Oriental Hotel, Washington. Participates in a photo opportunity with crew members of the Space Shuttle Discovery, Oval Office, the White House. Delivers remarks at a celebration of Black History Month and participates in the presentation of the President’s Volunteer Service Awards, East Room, the White House.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the U.S. Consumer Price Index for January. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

1 p.m. — Energy Information Administrationreleases its weekly heating oil, propane residential and wholesale price data report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


9:30 a.m. Federal Railroad Administrationholds a meeting of the Railroad Safety Advisory Committee to receive opening remarks from the FRA administrator; receive an update on the National Rail Safety Action Plan; discuss track issues, hazardous material non-accident releases; and to receive the Collision Analysis Study. Location: Washington Plaza, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/493-6212.

2 p.m. Rural Telephone Bankholds a meeting of the Board of Directors to receive a briefing on the progress of dissolution of the Bank. Location: Agriculture Department, 12th Street and Jefferson Drive Southwest. Conference Room 108-A. Contact: 202/720-9554.


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

Docket Number 04-9728 Samson v. California

Docket Number 04-1327 Holmes v. South Carolina

Contact: 202/479-3211.


Not in session, Presidents Day recess. The Senate next meets at 2 p.m. Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session, Presidents Day district work period. The House will next meet at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Conference — all day The Labor Department holds a conference for the launch of regional Workforce Innovation in Regional Economic Development proposals. Events begin at 9:30 a.m.

Highlight — 10:30 a.m. — Labor Secretary Labor Elaine L. Chao

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets Northwest. Presidential Ballroom. Contact: 202/693-4676 or 202/693-3984.

Foreign aid — 9 a.m. The Agency for International Development’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid holds a meeting to receive an update on the secretary of state’s new direction for U.S. foreign assistance. Lloyd Pierson, USAID, and Spencer King, ACVFA, participate. Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Washington Ballroom. Contact: 202/712-4002.

Address — 9 a.m. The Asia Society Washington Center hosts an address by President Bush. Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/833-2742.

Haiti’s future — 9 a.m. The United States Institute of Peace holds a discussion on Haiti’s future, which will focus on the Feb. 7th elections. Robert Noriega, American Enterprise Institute, and John Maisto, Organization of American States, participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW. Second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3832.

Improving workplaces — 9:15 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a press conference to announce a new partnership that will help employers understand, plan for and create workplaces that successfully engage and utilize the skills of the workers older than 50. Thomas Donohue, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, participates. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Forum — 10:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce National Chamber Foundation holds its National Security Forum with Army Brig. Gen. Mark Kimmitt, deputy director for plans and policy at U.S. Central Command, who will discuss counterterrorism operations in the Middle East, future trends and conflicts in the region and their global implications. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Lecture — 11 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a Russell Kirk Lecture with John Yoo, University of California at Berkeley, on “The Bush Presidency and the Constitutional Powers of War.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Discussion — 12:30 p.m. The George Washington University Elliot School of International Affairs holds a discussion with Salman Haidar, former foreign secretary of India, on “The Presidential Trip to South Asia: What Does It Mean for U.S.-India Relations?” Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW. Lindner Commons, 602 Suite 503. Contact: 202/994-6240.

U.S.-Latin American relations — 12:45 p.m. The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies holds a discussion with Secretary General Jose Miguel Insulza, Organization of American States, on “The Current State of U.S.-Latin American Relations.” Location: SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5626.

Symposium — 1:15 p.m. The National Academies’ Office of International Scientific and Technical Information Programs holds a symposium on the proposed World Intellectual Property Organization’s Treaty on the Protection of Broadcasting Organizations. Location: National Academies, 2100 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2807.

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