- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 1, 2007


Common good governing — 2 p.m. — The Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “Governing for the Common Good: A Conversation with Governors Napolitano and Sebelius.” Arizona Gov. Janet Napolitano, Kansas Gov. Kathleen Sebelius and Melody Barnes of CAP participate. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Film screening — 2 p.m. — Georgetown University holds a film screening and discussion of “Abdul Aziz,” on King Abdul Aziz and the building of modern Saudi Arabia. Saudi Ambassador Turki al-Faisal, Jean-Francois Seznec of Georgetown University and Jon Mandeville of Portland State University participate. Location: Georgetown University, 37th and O streets Northwest, Bunn Intercultural Center. Contact: 202/687-4328.


Participates in a photo opportunity and makes remarks to the National Hockey League Champion Carolina Hurricanes, East Room, the White House. Meets with Senate Republicans, the White House.


8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the employment situation for January 2007. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

5 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal production report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


10 a.m. — Transportation Security Administration holds a meeting regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking titled “Rail Transportation Security.” Location: Crystal City Marriott at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 571/227-4414.

1 p.m. — National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine holds a meeting to present new research initiatives and other business. Location: NIH, Neuroscience Building, 6001 Executive Blvd., Rooms C&D;, Rockville. Contact: 301/594-2014.


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


In session. No roll call votes in the Senate. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Not in session. The House next meets at 2 p.m. on Monday. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


Social insurance — all day — The National Academy of Social Insurance holds its annual conference, “For the Common Good: What Role for Social Insurance?” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 10:15 a.m. — Kenneth Feinberg, special master of the 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund, discusses “The 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund: Private Pain and Public Compensation”

1:15 p.m. — Mark McClellan, former administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, delivers remarks

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/452-8097.

Winter meeting — all day — The Democratic National Committee holds its 2007 Winter Meeting. “Strong Leadership for America’s Future” will feature presentations from the Democratic presidential contenders on their visions and ideas for America’s future. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, Nevada; DNC Chairman Howard Dean; Senate banking panel Chairman Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut; Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois; former Gen. Wesley Clark; former Sen. John Edwards, North Carolina; Rep. Dennis J. Kucinich, Ohio; and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York. (Speakers are listed in the order of their appearance.)

6:30 p.m. — Gov. Janet Napolitano, Arizona; District Mayor Adrian M. Fenty; Atlanta Mayor Shirley Franklin; and DNC Vice Chairman Mark Brewer deliver remarks at an executive committee meeting.

Location: Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. International Ballroom. Contact: 202/863-8148.

Train-the-trainer workshop — 8 a.m. — Prince George’s County Office of Homeland Security/Emergency Management hosts a train-the-trainer workshop for teenagers. They will be taught to help themselves, their families and their schools in the event of a disaster. Location: Comfort Inn and Conference Center, 4500 Crain Highway, Bowie. Contact: 301/583-1899.

Consumer assembly — 9 a.m. — The Consumer Federation of America holds its Consumer Assembly 2007.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — Gerald Seib, Washington Bureau chief of the Wall Street Journal; Brian Kelly, executive editor of U.S. News & World Report; and Lea Thompson of “Dateline NBC,” discuss “Changing Media: How Activists Can Be Effective.”

10:15 a.m. — Federal Trade Commission Chairman Deborah Majoras discusses the “FTC’s Consumer Priorities.”

11:30 a.m. — Michael Jacobsen of the Center for Science in the Public Interest discusses “New Strategies for a New Era.”

Location: The Washington Plaza Hotel, 10 Thomas Circle NW. Contact: 202/387-6121.

Human rights — 9:30 a.m. — The American University Washington College of Law holds a discussion on the human rights implications of China’s trade. David Shinn, former U.S. ambassador to Ethiopia; Clifford Shelton of the U.S. Naval War College; Stephanie Kleine-Ahlbrandt of the Council on Foreign Relations participate. Location: AU WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.

Rail security — 10 a.m. — The Transportation Security Administration holds a meeting regarding the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, “Rail Transportation Security.” Location: Crystal City Marriott at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, 1999 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 571/227-4414.

Obama rally — 11:30 a.m. — Students for Barack Obama and George Mason University College Democrats hold a rally in support of Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat. Mr. Obama will speak at 1 p.m. Location: George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, George W. Johnson Center, Fairfax campus, Fairfax. Contact: Media contact: 703/993-8785.

Legislative health care — 11:45 a.m. — The Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association holds a briefing on its new “State of the States” report, an overview of state legislative health care and insurance issues. Alissa Fox, vice president of legislative and regulatory policy; and Susan Laudicina, director of Research for State Services at BCBSA, participate. Location: BCBSA, 1310 G St. NW., 12th floor. Contact: 202/626-4825.

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