- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 21, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf of Liberia at the White House. Meets with Iraq and Afghanistan nongovernmental organizations at the White House.

VICE PRESIDENT

Participates in a command briefing by Air Force Gen. Norton Schwartz, commander of U.S. Transportation Command, Scott Air Force Base, Ill., then delivers remarks to troops at a rally there regarding Iraq and the war on terror.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11 a.m. Bureau of Transportation Statistics releases the passenger-airline employment figures for January. Location: 400 Seventh St. SW. Contact: 202/366-5580.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. — Antitrust Modernization Commission holds a public hearing to take testimony and receive evidence regarding the issues that it is studying. Location: Federal Trade Commission headquarters, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, room 432. Contact: 202/233-0701.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 05-128 Howard Delivery Service v. Zurich American Insurance Co.

Docket number 04-607 Laboratory Corp. v. Metabolite Laboratories

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. St. Patrick’s Day Recess. The Senate next meets on Monday at 1 p.m., to resume consideration of the lobbying reform bill. Roll-call votes are expected to begin at 5:30 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session, St. Patrick’s Day District Work Period. The House next meets March 28 at 2 p.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Trans-Atlantic marketplace — all day The U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Drager Foundation, DIN Group and the Federation of German Industries hold a conference, “Toward a Transatlantic Market Place: The U.S.-German Perspective for a New Framework.” The conference will focus on innovation, standardization, harmonization and deregulation. Events begin at Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Port authorities conference— all day The American Association of Port Authorities holds its spring conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 10:45 a.m. — Transportation Undersecretary for Policy Jeff Shane delivers remarks.

12:15 p.m. —Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican, chairman, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, delivers remarks.

Location: The Willard InterContinental hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/706-4704.

Japan’s resurgence — 10 a.m. — The Japanese Embassy holds a briefing, “Resurgence of the Japanese Economy and the Rise of China.” Participants include Finance Minister Takehiko Nakao, Embassy of Japan. Location: National Press Building, 529 14th St., 10th floor, room 1093. Contact: 202/238-6764.

National security strategy — 10:30 a.m. The Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “President Bush’s National Security Strategy: Is the U.S. Meeting its Global Challenges?” Participants include Ivo Daalder, senior fellow of foreign policy studies; Richard Falkenrath, senior fellow of foreign policy studies; and Martin Indyk, senior fellow and director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Pedestrian safety — 10:30 a.m. The Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments holds a press conference and live “crosswalk enforcement event” to start the “Street Smart” pedestrian campaign. Participants include Metropolitan Police Chief Charles H. Ramsey; Gerry Connolly, chairman of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors; and Neil Pedersen, administrator of the Maryland State Highway Administration. Location: King Street Metro station, Carlyle and King streets, Alexandria. Contact: 202/289-2001.

Sarbanes-Oxley policy — noon The Committee for Economic Development holds a luncheon program to release a new policy statement, “Private Enterprise, Public Trust: The State of Corporate America After Sarbanes-Oxley.” Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox delivers remarks, followed by comments from former SEC Chairman Roderick Hills. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW, Atrium Ballroom. Contact: 202/296-5860.

Science and health — 12:45 p.m. — Research America holds a forum on “Science and Health in the 21st Century.” Participants include David Gergen, editor at large of U.S. News & World Report, and Ralph Cicerone, president of the National Academy of Sciences. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/775-0200.

Afghanistan partnership — 2:15 p.m. Undersecretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns and Afghanistan Foreign Minister Abdullah Abdullah hold a press briefing on the just-concluded U.S.-Afghanistan conference on implementing the countries’ strategic partnership. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 202/647-7042.

U.S.-German economic relations — 2:45 p.m. The German Embassy, German Institute for Standardization and the Drager Foundation sponsor a discussion, “U.S.-German Economic Relations: Do We Need a New Framework?” led by Hartmut Schauerte, state secretary in the German federal ministry for economy and technology. Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/298-4250.

Liberia lecture — 6 p.m. The Council on Foreign Relations holds its David Rockefeller Lecture, given by Liberian President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-3428.

Bird-flu potential — 6 p.m. The Congressional Budget Office holds a discussion, “A Potential Bird Flu Pandemic: Possible Macroeconomic Effects and Policy Issues.” Location: CBO, Second and D streets Southwest, 4th floor. Contact: 202/226-2600.

Torture and terror — 7 p.m. Amnesty International holds a forum with Rep. James P. Moran, Virginia Democrat, on “Torture and the War on Terror: What You Should Know and What You Can Do.” Participants include Barbara Olshansky, deputy legal director of the Center for Constitutional Rights, and Maj. Tom Fleener, attorney for Ali Hamza Ahmed Sulayman al Bahlul. Location: George Mason University School of Law, 3401 N. Fairfax Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/302-1903.

Uncommon awards — 7 p.m. The National Council of Negro Women Inc. holds its annual Uncommon Height Awards Ceremony. Participants include Dorothy Height, chairman, NCNW; Cheryl Cooper, executive director, NCNW; and Ann Fudge, president and chief executive of Young & Rubicam. Location: Grand Hyatt hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/466-6040.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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