- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 20, 2007


Participates in the swearing-in of Michael McConnell as the Director of National Intelligence, Bolling Air Force Base, Washington.


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


11 a.m. Treasury Department releases results of weekly four-week T-bill auctions. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

4 p.m. —Energy Information Administration releases its weekly on-highway diesel-prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


8:30 a.m. Defense Health Board holds a meeting of the Task Force on the Future of Military Health Care to receive briefings on topics related to the delivery of military health care. Location: National Transportation Safety Board, 429 L’Enfant Plaza, Conference Center. Contact: 703/681-3279, ext. 109.

11 a.m. —International Trade Commission holds a briefing and vote concerning anti-dumping duty orders on clad steel plate from Japan and pure magnesium from China. Location: 500 E St. SW., Room 101. Contact: 202/205-2000.


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

Docket number 06-5754: Rita v. United States

Docket number 06-5618: Claiborne v. United States

Contact: 202/479-3211


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


9 a.m. Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a field hearing, “The Physician-Shortage Crisis in Rural America: Who Will Treat Our Patients?” Location: Anchorage, Alaska. Contact: 202/224-5375.

1:30 p.m. Budget Committee holds a field hearing, “The Impact of Federal Funding on Law Enforcement and First Responders.” Birch Burdick, state’s attorney for Cass County; Paul Laney, sheriff, Cass County; Bruce Hoover, Fargo, N.D., fire chief; and Ken Habiger, president of Casselton Ambulance Service, testify. Location: Fargodome, 1800 N. University Drive, Room 201, Fargo, N.D. Contact: 202/224-0642.


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


Safe and drug-free schools — 8:30 a.m. The Education Department’s Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools holds a meeting of the Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Advisory Committee to discuss requirements for data under the No Child Left Behind Act. Location: Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/205-4169.

Health care spending — 9:30 a.m. Health Affairs holds a press conference with members of the National Health Statistics Group from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, who will discuss their 10-year health-spending projections. John Poisal of the CMS National Health Statistics Group, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 301/347-3944.

Stem-cell research — 9:30 a.m. The Coalition for the Advancement of Stem Cell Research presents the latest developments and debates in stem-cell research. David Prentice and the Rev. Lawrence A. Kutz participate. Location: Senate Dirksen Room SD-G11. Contact: 202-494-4410.

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