- The Washington Times - Wednesday, March 22, 2006

PRESIDENT BUSH

Discusses the global war on terrorism at Capitol Music Hall in Wheeling, W.Va.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

5 p.m. American Petroleum Institute releases the summary of its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8114.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. Office of Fossil Energy holds a meeting of the National Coal Council. Participants include Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman; Sen. James M. Inhofe, Oklahoma Republican; Bjorn Fischer of the Climate Trust; Dirk Forester of Natsource LLC; and Larry Seltzer of the Conservation Fund. Location: Grand Hyatt Hotel, 1000 H St. NW. Contact: 202/586-4753.

10:30 a.m. —Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the National Advisory Council for Environmental Policy and Technology to discuss and approve recommendations and comments. Location: EPA Office of Cooperative Environmental Management, 655 15th St. NW, Suite 800. Contact: 202/233-0061.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket No. 04-1376: Fernandez-Vargas v. Gonzales

Docket No. 05-416: Woodford v. NGO

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

On St. Patrick’s Day recess. The Senate will reconvene at 1 p.m. Monday 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

On St. Patrick’s Day recess. The House will reconvene at 2 p.m. Tuesday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Faith and service — all day The Congressional Education Foundation and the National Conference on Citizenship hold an international conference on faith and service, “Building Bridges Through Interreligious Dialogue and Youth Civic Engagement.” Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlight — 12:30 p.m. — Remarks by Karen Hughes, undersecretary of state for public diplomacy and public affairs

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/467-8894.

Executive women’s conference — all day — Executive Women in Government holds its annual summit and training conference, “Women: Builders of Communities and Dreams.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 10:30 a.m. — Remarks by U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral

12:30 p.m. — Remarks by Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao

Location: U.S. Chamber of Commerce, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 301/725-3500.

Free Spirit conference — 9 a.m. The Freedom Forum hosts a meeting with high school seniors from across the nation. Participants include Eileen Collins, 2005 Al Neuharth Free Spirit of the Year winner, and honorees Joe Paterno and Sean Tuohey. Location: Watergate Hotel, 2605 Virginia Ave. NW, Watergate Ballroom II. Contact: 703/284-3593, 540/533-1535, 703/284-2895 or 571/262-1188.

Russian TV discussion — 9 a.m. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty holds a discussion, “Is the Kremlin Taking Control of Russian Regional Television?” Floriana Fossato of University College London participates. Location: RFE/RL, 1201 Connecticut Ave NW, fourth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/457-6949.

Immigrant rights — 11:30 a.m. Union leaders, immigrant-rights groups, grass-roots community allies, and business and faith-based leaders announce plans for a National Day of Action on Immigrant Rights on April 10. Participants include Linda Chavez-Thompson of the AFL-CIO and Cecilia Munoz of the National Council of La Raza. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room S-207. Contact: 202/637-5018.

Taiwan discussion — noon — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research presents an address, “Who Decides Taiwan’s Future?” by Taipei Mayor Ma Ying-Jeou. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Transit authority ceremony — 2 p.m. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority introduces the first diesel hybrid electric bus manufactured by New Flyer of America Inc. and honors Metrobus operator Robert Miles of the Landover Metrobus Division for his 2.8 million miles of safe driving and Metro Transit Police Officer of the Year Raymond Bond for his heroic actions in catching a homicide suspect in Prince George’s County. Participants include Maryland Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr., Maryland Transportation Secretary Robert L. Flanagan, Metro interim General Manager Dan Tangherlini and Metro Board Vice Chairman Charles Deegan. Location: Turner Maintenance Facility, 3500 Pennsy Drive, Landover.

Campaign finance lecture — 4 p.m. Georgetown University Law Center presents the annual Philip A. Hart Memorial Lecture, “The Refund Booth: Using the Principle of Summetric Information to Improve Campaign Finance Regulation.” Ian Ayres of Yale Law School participates. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/662-9519.

Contemplative practices — 4 p.m. The Library of Congress presents a lecture on ways to bring contemplative practices into harried workplaces. Participants include David Levy, holder of the library’s Harissios Papamarkou Chair in Technology and Education. Location: Library of Congress, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-1639.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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