- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 7, 2006


Attends the funeral service for Coretta Scott King in Lithonia, Ga.


2:30 p.m. Treasury Departmentreleases results of its weekly three- and six-month bill auctions. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


7:30 a.m. National Institutes of Healthholds a meeting of the Board of Regents of the National Library of Medicine Subcommittee on Outreach and Public Information to discuss outreach activities. Location: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, Conference Room B, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-6221.


In session. The Senate is expected to resume consideration of the asbestos bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committeeholds a hearing on the proposed fiscal 2007 Defense Department budget and the Future Years Defense Program. Witnesses include Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and Gen. Peter Pace, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 106. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9:30 a.m. —Finance Committeeholds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2007 budget proposal. Treasury Secretary John W. Snow testifies. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 215. Contact: 202/224-4515.

3 p.m. —Budget Committeeholds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2007 budget proposal. Joshua B. Bolten, director of the Office of Management and Budget, testifies. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 608. Contact: 202/224-0642.

3 p.m. —Homeland Security and Governmental Affairsfederal financial management, government information and international security subcommittee holds a hearing on federal agencies and conference spending. Witnesses include Charles Johnson, assistant secretary of the budget for the Health and Human Services Department, and Michael Ryan, Environmental Protection Agency deputy chief financial officer. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 342. Contact: 202/224-4751.


Meets at 2 p.m. in pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


2 p.m. — International Relations Africa, global human rights and international operations subcommittee and Asia and the Pacific subcommittee hold a joint hearing, “Human Rights in Burma: Where Are We Now and What Do We Do Next?” Witnesses include Christopher Hill, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific Affairs, and Barry Lowenkron, assistant secretary of state for the Bureau of democracy, human rights and labor. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172. Contact: 202/225-5021.

3 p.m. —Homeland Securityinvestigations subcommittee holds a hearing, “Armed and Dangerous: Confronting the Problem of Border Incursions.” Witnesses include Sigifredo Gonzalez, chairman of the Texas Sheriff’s Border Coalition; Arvin West, sheriff of Hudspeth County, Texas; and T.J. Bonner, president of the National Border Patrol Council. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 311. Contact: 202/226-9600.


Reserve officers conference — all day The Reserve Officers Association holds a legislative conference, “Taking It to the Hill.” Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 2 p.m. — Maj. Gen. Douglas O’Dell delivers remarks, “Marine Corps Reserve Battalions in the Global War on Terror.”

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/479-2200.

Education meeting — all day The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities holds its annual meeting. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Sen. Rick Santorum, Pennsylvania Republican, delivers remarks.

11 a.m. — Alexander Astin, senior scholar and founding director of the Higher Education Research Institute, delivers remarks, “Higher Education and a Higher Purpose: Spirituality on Campus.”

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/739-0474 or 202/288-9333.

Global finances — 8 a.m. The Council on Foreign Relations holds a meeting, “A Framework for the 21st Century: The New Global Regulatory Agenda in Financial Markets.” Participants include Charlie McCreevy, European commissioner for internal market and services, and Stuart Eizenstat, director of international trade and finance for Covington & Burling. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-3428.

Advanced placement report — 9:30 a.m. — The College Board holds a press conference to release its 2006 “Advanced Placement Report to the Nation.” Participants include Gaston Caperton, president of the College Board, and Trevor Packer, executive director of the Advanced Placement Program. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest.

Transportation press conference — 10:30 a.m. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta holds a press conference on President Bush’s recommendations for funding new transit projects. Location: Transportation Department, 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5565.

Asbestos briefing — 11 a.m. Public Citizen holds a conference-call briefing to discuss a report that shows that state and federal courts are “adequately handling asbestos injury lawsuits and are not buckling under any crushing caseload.” Contact: 202/588-7742 or 202/454-5135.

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