- The Washington Times - Monday, April 2, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a meeting on Health Savings Accounts in the Roosevelt Room of the White House. Presents the Commander-in-Chief’s Trophy to the U.S. Naval Academy Football Team in the Rose Garden of the White House

VICE PRESIDENT

Delivers remarks at a reception for Sen. Jeff Sessions, Alabama Republican, the Club, 1 Robert S. Smith Drive, Birmingham, Ala.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases its weekly foreign reports on the assets and liabilities of U.S.- and foreign-chartered banks and on foreign-exchange rates. Location: 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

4:30 p.m. —Energy Information Administration releases its weekly U.S. retail gasoline prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:45 a.m. National Marine Fisheries Service holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee to the U.S. Section to the International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tunas’ Species Working Group Technical Advisers. Agenda includes: matters relating to ICCAT, including the results from the 2006 ICCAT meeting and the U.S. implementation of ICCAT decisions. Location: Hilton Hotel Washington-Silver Spring, 8727 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/713-2276.

9 a.m. —Science Advisory Board Hypoxia Advisory Panel holds a meeting by teleconference of the Subgroup 1 Characterization of the Causes Hypoxia to discuss issues and recommendations for its draft advisory working report that details advances in the state of the science regarding hypoxia in the northern Gulf of Mexico. Contact: 202/343-9995

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Elderly care — all day Program of All-inclusive Care for the Elderly holds its National PACE Association Spring Policy Forum, to review the relationship between CMS (Medicare), state agencies and PACE providers. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 11:45 a.m. — Colette Desmarais, Senate Finance Committee Republican health policy adviser, provides “A View From the Hill — Priorities of the 110th Congress.”

3:45 p.m. — Shawn Bloom, president and CEO of the National PACE Association, updates special-needs plans.

Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 703/535-1565.

Security challenges — 8:30 a.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies sponsors a conference of its New European Democracies Project and the CSIS Defense Industrial Initiatives Group featuring specialists on the various security challenges and opportunities facing Central Europe, Western Europe and America.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Robert Nurick of the Monterey Institute of International Studies presents an overview of security issues and relations with Russia.

10:30 a.m. — Stephen Larrabee of the Rand Corp. discusses EU-NATO “Neighborhood Policy.”

Noon — Mark Pekala, deputy assistant secretary of state for European and Eurasian Affairs, delivers the keynote address, “U.S. Interests in Central Europe.”

Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Public health — 9 a.m. The American Public Health Association holds a discussion, “Retaking the First Step Toward Preparedness: Lessons Learned From Local Health Emergencies.” Assistant HHS Secretary for Health Adm. John Agwunobi and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Dr. Julie Gerberding participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/729-4069.

Dental care — 11 a.m. Sen. Ben Cardin, Maryland Democrat, conducts a visit to children in the Head Start Program to highlight the need to improve access to dental care for uninsured children, as provided in the Children’s Dental Health Improvement Act. Anne Wagner, project coordinator for the dental health program; Laura Barbee Matthews, Prince George’s County Head Start supervisor; and dental hygienists from AmeriGroup also participate. Location: Highland Park Elementary School, Head Start Center, 6501 Lowland Drive, Landover. Contact: 410/962-4436 or 202/224-4524.

Russia discussion — noon The Woodrow Wilson Center Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion, “Vladivostok: Russia’s Window to the East.” Birgitta Ingemanson of Washington State University participates. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, 1 Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., sixth-floor auditorium. Contact: 202/691-4100.

Book discussion — noon The Peterson Institute for International Economics holds a book discussion with Marcus Noland and Stephan Haggard, authors of “Famine in North Korea: Markets, Aid and Reform.” Location: IIE, 1750 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/328-9000.

Small-business owners — 2 p.m. Sen. Ben Cardin, Maryland Democrat, holds a discussion with Howard County, Md., small-business owners. Location: Loyola College, Columbia Campus, 8890 McGaw Road, Columbia. Contact: 410/962-4436.

Biofuels — 2 p.m. The Inter-American Development Bank holds a discussion on biofuels, the emerging Caribbean and Central American market and implications of the U.S.-Brazil agreement. Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, IDB President Luis Alberto Moreno and Roberto Rodrigues, president of the Superior Council of Agribusiness of the Sao Paulo State Federation of Industries, participate. Location: IDB, 1300 New York Ave. NW. Contact: 202/623-2407.

Dedication ceremony — 2:30 p.m. The Smithsonian Institution Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden holds a dedication ceremony of “The Wish Tree for Washington, D.C.,” as part of “Yoko Ono: Imagine Peace.” Location: The Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden, National Mall, Jefferson Drive at Seventh Street Southwest. Contact: 202/633-3822.

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