- The Washington Times - Monday, February 19, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a wreath-laying ceremony and delivers remarks in honor of President George Washington’s 275th birthday, George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens.

VICE PRESIDENT

On foreign travel to Japan and Australia to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister John Howard to discuss issues of mutual interest, including Asian security and the global war on terrorism. The vice president will visit with U.S. troops stationed overseas in Guam.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

Federal holiday: No events listed.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Judiciary Committee and AppropriationsLabor, Health and Human Services, Education and related agencies subcommittee holds a joint field hearing, “Mentoring and Community-Based Solutions to Delinquency and Youth Violence in Philadelphia.”Pennsylvania Gov. Edward G. Rendell, a Democrat; U.S. Attorney Patrick Meehan; Philadelphia Deputy District Attorney John Delaney; and Philadelphia Mayor John Street testify. Location: National Constitution Center, 525 Arch St., Kirby Auditorium, Philadelphia. Contact: 202/224-7703 or 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Not in session, Presidents Day district work period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Federal holiday observed — Presidents Day (George Washington’s Birthday).

Mount Vernon celebration — all day George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens hosts a George Washington’s 275th Birthday Celebration Weekend, featuring breakfast with “George Washington” as he enjoys his favorite morning meal, “hoecakes swimming in butter and honey,” cooked over an open fire (while supplies last) and discussions on politics, farming, the Revolutionary War and life in the 18th century. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — President Bush and first lady Laura Bush lay a wreath at Washington’s Tomb.

10:30 a.m. — President Bush delivers remarks on the Bowling Green.

1:30 p.m. —“America’s Smallest Hometown Parade,” complete with fife and drum corps, early-American music and heritage breed animals, lines up to march past “George Washington,” the mansion and around the circle drive.

Location: George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate and Gardens, 3200 George Washington Memorial Parkway. Contact: 703/780-2000.

White House celebration — all day The White House Visitor Center holds a daylong series of events to celebrate Presidents Day (George Washington’s Birthday). Events begin at 9 a.m.

Location: White House Visitor Center, Pennsylvania Avenue between 14th and 15th streets Northwest. Contact: 202/619-7400.

Military commissions — noon National Institute of Military Justice at American University Washington College of Law holds a discussion, “The Future of Military Commissions: 2007 and Beyond.” Eugene Fidell, president of the National Institute of Military Justice, and Andrea Prasow of the Office of Military Commissions Defense Office participate. Location: AU WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW, Room 603. Contact: 202/885-5950.

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