- The Washington Times - Monday, February 27, 2006


To be announced.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC. Click here for reprint permission.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide