- The Washington Times - Tuesday, April 3, 2007


No public events.


10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the quarterly financial report — manufacturing, mining and wholesale trade for fourth quarter 2006. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

5 p.m. — American Petroleum Institute releases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.


8:30 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards subcommittee on materials, metallurgy and reactor fuels to review the NRC staff’s proposed revisions to Standard Review Plan Section 4.2, “Fuel Designs.” Location: 11545 Rockville Pike, Room T-2B3, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-8065.

10 a.m. Postal Regulatory Commission holds a pre-hearing conference on proposed classification and fees for certain stamped stationery and cards. Location: 901 New York Ave. NW. Commission Hearing Room. Contact: 202/789-6820.


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


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


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


Foreign-policy issues — all day The National Conference of Editorial Writers holds a briefing on various foreign-policy issues. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:15 a.m. — Undersecretary of State for Arms Controls and International Security Robert Joseph delivers remarks.

10 a.m. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Daniel Fried delivers remarks.

11:30 a.m. — Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia and Pacific Affairs Christopher R. Hill delivers remarks.

1 p.m. — Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Sean McCormack delivers remarks.

Location: The State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Contact: 717/703-3015.

Federal agencies’ performance — 8:30 a.m. The Mercatus Center at George Mason University’s Government Accountability Project holds a press conference to release its eighth annual “Performance Report Scorecard: Which Federal Agencies Best Inform the Public?” Participants include U.S. Comptroller General David Walker of the Government Accountability Office and Maurice McTigue and Jerry Ellig of the Mercatus Center. Location: 2168 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 703/993-4899.

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 top experts on the various security challenges and opportunities facing Central Europe, Western Europe and America.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Czech Ambassador Petr Kolar, Lithuanian Ambassador Audrius Bruzga and Krzysztof Stanczyk of the Polish Institute of Mining discuss “Perspectives on Regional Security”

10 a.m. — Slawomir Kulakowski, chairman of the Polish Chamber of Manufacturers for Defense discusses Polish industry restructuring.

11:30 a.m. — Franciszek Adamczyk, chairman of the Defense Committee of the Polish Senate, and Judith Garber, director of North-Central European Affairs at the State Department, conduct a luncheon discussion, “The United States and Central Europe.”

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

Medicare payment — 9:15 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “Is There a Solution to the Medicare Physician Payment Problem?” Participants include Mark Miller of the Medicare Payment Advisory Commission and Bruce Steinwald of the Government Accountability Office. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Asian outlook — noon The National Economists Club holds a luncheon discussion, “The Asian Outlook,” with Ifsal Ali of the Asian Development Bank. Location: Chinatown Garden restaurant, 618 H St. NW. Contact: 703/493-8824. Note: RSVP required.

Military community and family — 12:30 p.m. The Sesame Workshop holds a press conference to release a new study, “Talk, Listen, Connect: Helping Families During Military Deployment.” Participants include Deputy Defense Secretary for Military Community and Family Policy Leslye Arsht and Sesame Workshop Vice President Jeanette Betancourt. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 917/697-7096.

Toxic trains — 1 p.m. The Center for American Progress holds a conference-call briefing on a new report, “Toxic Trains and the Terrorist Threat.” Participants include P.J. Crowley and Reece Rushing of CAP, and Paul Orum, chemical-safety consultant. Location: None given. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Maritime strategy — 2 p.m. The Brookings Institution 21st-Century Defense Initiative holds a discussion of the U.S. Navy’s efforts to draft a new maritime strategy and prepare for the challenges of the 21st century, featuring Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Michael Mullen. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Protecting health — 2 p.m. The George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services holds a discussion, “Protecting the Nation’s Health: Major Challenges of the 21st Century,” with six former directors of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Participants include former CDC chiefs Jeffrey Koplan, David Satcher, William Roper, James Mason, William Foege and David Sencer. Location: GW, 805 21st St. NW, Jack Morton Auditorium. Contact: 202/994-6460.

Multimedia exhibit — 3:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center holds an event to open a new exhibit, “Multimedia: Environment’s Connection to Conflict, Cooperation.” A reception will follow the event. Participants include former Rep. Lee H. Hamilton, Indiana Democrat and president of the WWC, and Johannes Haindl of the Embassy of Germany. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

“Spotlight on Design” — 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum holds a discussion with landscape architect James Corner as part of its “Spotlight on Design” series. Location: NBM, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

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