- The Washington Times - Monday, February 27, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

To be announced.

VICE PRESIDENT

6 p.m. — Delivers remarks at a reception for Rep. Thelma Drake, Virginia Republican, at the Hilton Norfolk Airport, 1500 N. Military Highway, Norfolk.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly on-highway diesel prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

4:15 p.m. —Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign reports on U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign-exchange rates. Location: 20th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/452-3206.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Special Studies Relating to the Possible Long-Term Health Effects of Phenoxy Herbicides and Contaminants (Ranch Hand Advisory Committee). Location: FDA, 5630 Fishers Lane, Room 1066, Rockville. Contact: 301/827-6696.

9 a.m. —Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee, Workgroup on Pesticide Worker Safety Regulations. Location: EPA, 1801 S. Bell Street, Crystal Mall No. 2, Room 1110, Arlington. Contact: 703/308-7002.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket Number 04-1506 Arkansas Department of Health & Human Services v. Ahlborn

Docket Number 04-1324 Day v. Crosby

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for morning business and 3 p.m. to resume consideration of the Patriot Act Amendments bill. There will be no roll-call votes in the Senate. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. The House will next meet at 2 p.m. tomorrow. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Credit union conference — all day The Credit Union National Association holds its 2006 governmental affairs conference. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 11:30 a.m. — Treasury Secretary John W. Snow delivers remarks.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/508-6764 or 202/262-3712; 202/508-6765 or 202/408-4065.

Legislative summit — all day The National Congress of American Indians holds its Tribal Nations Legislative Summit. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 1 p.m. — Sens. Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, and Jeff Bingaman, New Mexico Democrat; Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy, Rhode Island Democrat; HUD Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson; Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns; VA Secretary Jim Nicholson; and Deputy Interior Secretary Jim Carson, “First General Assembly”

Location: The Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/466-7767.

JCPA Plenum — all day The Jewish Council for Public Affairs holds its 2006 JCPA Plenum. Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Lawrence Kaplan, the New Republic, and Rabbi David Saperstein, Religious Action Center of Reform Judaism, “The War in Iraq: Jewish Values and Interests”

5:30 p.m. — Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon delivers remarks.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/265-3000

Housing-policy conference — all day The National Low Income Housing Coalition holds its annual housing policy conference and lobby day. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:30 a.m. — New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg delivers a keynote address

12:15 p.m. —Juan Williams, senior correspondent for National Public Radio and commentator for Fox News Channel, delivers a keynote address.

Location: The Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-1530.

Vehicle fuel economy — 10 a.m. The Consumer Federation of America holds a press conference to release the best and worst vehicular fuel-economy ratings by size class, and to release a new mileage rating scale to heighten consumer awareness of the differences in fuel economy. Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets Northwest. Pan-American Room. Contact: 202/737-0766.

Diabetes campaign — 11 a.m. The Veterans Affairs and Health and Human Services departments hold a press conference with VA Secretary Jim Nicholson and HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt to announce a new campaign to fight diabetes and obesity among veterans. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/273-5703.

Iran discussion — noon The National Endowment for Democracy holds a discussion with Siamak Namazi, Reagan-Fascell democracy fellow, “Iran: From Detente to Defiance.” Location: The National Endowment for Democracy, 1101 15th St. NW. Suite 700. Contact: 202/293-0300.

Pensions crisis — 1 p.m. The Pepper Foundation holds a forum, “Disintegrating Pensions National Crisis: Call to Action.” William Arnone of Ernst and Young, Shaun O’Brien of the AFL-CIO and Karen Friedman of the Pension Rights Center participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 301/283-0821.

Nuclear impasse — 3:30 p.m. The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace holds a discussion, “Iran: Is There a Way Out of the Nuclear Impasse?” Gareth Evans, president and CEO of the International Crisis Group, and Jessica Mathews, president of CEIP, participate. Location: CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Race and law — 5 p.m. The Georgetown University Law Center holds a lecture on race and law by F. Michael Higginbotham, the Wilson Elkins professor of law at the University of Baltimore. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times


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