- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 28, 2006


Meets with Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, the White House.


11:30 a.m. — Addresses the 46th annual American Legion Washington Conference, Hyatt Regency Capital Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Economic Analysis releases a preliminary estimate of the gross domestic product for the fourth quarter of 2005. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-9900.


10 a.m. Office of the Secretary of Defense holds a meeting of the Defense Advisory Committee on Military Compensation, to discuss various aspects of the military pay and benefits system. Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 703/699-2700.


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

Docket Number 04-1528 Randall v. Sorrell, consolidated with Docket Number 1530 Vermont Republican Comm. v. Sorrell and Docket Number 04-1697 Sorrell v. Randall

Docket Number 04-1544 Marshall v. Marshall

Contact: 202/479-3211.


In session to resume consideration of the USA Patriot Act amendments bill. At 2:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on S.2271. If cloture is invoked, the Senate will vote on final passage of S.2271 tomorrow at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10:30 a.m. Appropriations homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on the “President’s Fiscal 2007 Budget Request of the Department of Homeland Security.” Witnesses include Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.


Meets at 2 p.m. to consider S.449, to facilitate shareholder consideration of proposals to make Settlement Common Stock under the Alaska Native Claims Settlement Act available to missed enrollees, eligible elders and eligible persons born after Dec. 18, 1971. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


2 p.m. GOVERNMENT REFORM national security, emerging threats and international relations subcommittee holds a hearing on “Progress Since 9/11: Protecting Public Health and Safety Against Terrorist Attack.” Witnesses include Cynthia Bascetta, director of health care at the Government Accountability Office; and Ronaldo Vega, architect, City of New York, Department of Design and Construction. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.


Conference — all day The American Legion holds its 2006 Washington Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 11:30 a.m. — Vice President Dick Cheney delivers remarks.

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 317/630-1200.

Governmental Affairs Conference — all day The Credit Union National Association holds its 2006 Governmental Affairs Conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist, Tennessee Republican, delivers remarks.

9:30 a.m. — Rep. Michael G. Oxley, Ohio Republican and chairman of the Financial Services Committee, delivers remarks.

9:45 a.m. — Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat, delivers remarks.

1 p.m. — Rep. Michael H. Michaud, Maine Democrat, delivers remarks.

2:30 p.m. — Rep. Maxine Waters, California Democrat, 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.

Conference — all day The Federal Aviation Administration holds its annual Federal Aviation Forecast Conference, “Survival and Growth in Today’s World,” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 11:45 a.m. — Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta delivers keynote address.

12:15 p.m. — Herb Kelleher, chairman of Southwest Airlines, delivers remarks.

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 202/267-7924.

Mutual funds discussion — 9:30 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Former SEC Division Directors Give Their Views on Regulatory Reform,” which will focus on the Investment Management Division’s authority to regulate mutual funds. Participants include Barry Barbash of Willkie Far and Gallagher LLP; and Kathryn McGrath of Mayer, Brown, Rowe and Maw, LLP. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Katrina event — 10 a.m. Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat, holds an event to “celebrate Mardi Gras and demonstrate a commitment to rebuilding the Gulf Coast six months after Hurricane Katrina.” Participants include Democratic Sens. Daniel K. Akaka, Hawaii; Barbara Boxer, California; Thomas R. Carper, Delaware; Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York; and Jack Reed, Rhode Island. Location: S-221, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-0098.

Energy meeting — 11 a.m. The Hoover Institution holds its Board of Overseers annual meeting. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman participates. Location: Willard Inter-continental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/586-6210.

Meeting — 1:35 p.m. The Governor’s Ethanol Coalition holds a meeting.

Highlights — 1:35 p.m. — Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman delivers remarks.

3:45 p.m. — Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat, delivers remarks.

Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/955-5665.

Israeli-Palestinian peace — 3:30 p.m. Jewish, Christian and Muslim leaders hold a press conference to urge President Bush to make an Israeli-Palestinian peace a top priority. Participants include Cardinal Theodore E. McCarrick, archbishop of Washington; Rabbi Paul Menitoff, Central Conference of American Rabbis; an Sayyid Muhammad Syeed, Islamic Society of North America. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 703/683-5004, Ext 110.

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