- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 21, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a tour of the Erlanger Hospital-Baroness Campus, Chattanooga, Tenn. Participates in a conversation on health care initiatives. Returns to Washington.

VICE PRESIDENT

Visiting Japan and Australia to meet with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Prime Minister John Howard, respectively, to discuss issues including Asian security and the global war on terror; will also visit U.S. troops stationed in Guam.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the consumer price index for January. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

11:30 a.m. National Science Boardholds a meeting by teleconference of the NSB Commission on 21st Century Education in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics to discuss the commission’s report and advise the commission on preliminary draft recommendations and format of the complete report. Location: None given. Contact: 703/292-4527.

1 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting on the proposed regulatory revision “NPDES Permit Fee Incentive for Clean Water Act Section 106 Grants: Allotment Formula.” Location: EPA Headquarters, EPA East Building, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/564-8831.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee holds a field hearing, “Oversight on the Importation of Canadian Beef.” Ron DeHaven, administrator of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, Agriculture Department, and Mark Huseth, president of the North Dakota Stockmen’s Association, participate. Location: Bismarck State College, Student Union, Missouri Room, Bismarck, N.D. Contact: 202/224-1251.

HOUSE

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Satellite conference — all day Access Intelligence hosts the Satellite 2007 conference, “Worldwide Satellite Communications Solutions.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — “Commercial and Milsatcom Shortfalls: Government Competition for a Scarce Resource”

1:45 p.m. — “Space Situational Awareness: A ‘Neighborhood Watch’ in Space”

Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 301/354-1813.

Farm bill and the Doha Round — 8 a.m. The Washington International Trade Association discusses “The Farm Bill and the Doha Round.” Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns participates. Location: WITA, Meridian Suites, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

Foreign assistance and the fiscal 2008 budget — 9 a.m. The U.S. Agency for International Development’s Advisory Committee on Voluntary Foreign Aid holds a meeting to discuss U.S. foreign assistance and the fiscal 2008 budget, USAID programs in Afghanistan, and the Global Development Alliance. USAID Administrator Randall Tobias and Dirk Dijkerman, chief operating officer, and James Painter, senior coordinator for operational management, both in the Office of the Director of U.S. Foreign Assistance in the State Department, participate. Location: National Press Club, 529 14th St. NW., Ballroom. Contact: 202/237-0090 ext. 10 or 202/712-4002.

Economic cooperation — 9 a.m. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development holds a discussion, “Emerging Development Trends and U.S. Development Cooperation.” Richard Manning, chairman of the OECD Development Assistance Committee, and Alexander Ray Love, former chairman of the committee, participate. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/822-3869.

Gutierrez on Cuba — 9:30 a.m. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks to the Council of the Americas on Cuba. Location: Metropolitan Club, 1700 H St. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883.

Financial education — 10 a.m. The Treasury Department and the Education Department hold a two-day summit on kindergarten through postsecondary financial education.

Highlight — 10 a.m. — Deputy Assistant Secretary for Financial Education Dan Iannicola Jr. delivers remarks.

Location: Education Department, 400 Maryland Ave. SW., Auditorium FB-6. Contact: 202/622-5770.

Rally — noon Amnesty International USA, the School of the Americas Watch, the Washington Office on Latin America, the American Friends Service Committee, the Fellowship of Reconciliation, the U.S. Office on Colombia, and Witness for Peace hold a rally to mark the second anniversary of the killings of eight members of the Colombian peace community of San Jose de Apartado. The coalition wants the United States to “redirect hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid for Colombia to social and economic programs and to support the establishment and protection of the rule of law.” Activists will set off alarm clocks on the Capitol Steps to symbolize a “wake-up call to lawmakers to focus on human rights in Colombia.” Location: West Front, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 212/633-4150.

Global terrorism — 12:15 p.m. The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “The Iraq Effect: War and the Incidence of Global Terrorism.” Peter Bergen of NAF; Paul Cruickshank of the New York University School of Law; and Steven Katz, associate publisher of Mother Jones magazine, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/986-4901.

Lawyers conference — 12:20 p.m. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks to the Republican National Lawyers Association. Location: Tony Cheng’s, 619 H St. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883.

Climate engineering — 12:30 p.m. The National Academies’ Christine Mirzayan Science and Technology Policy Graduate Fellowship Program holds a discussion, “Climate Engineering: Aladdin’s Lamp or Pandora’s Box?” Location: National Academies’ Keck Center, 500 Fifth St. NW. Contact: 202/334-1276.

Faith-based initiatives — 12:30 p.m. The American Constitution Society holds a discussion on an upcoming Supreme Court case, Hein v. Freedom From Religion Foundation, which challenges the Bush administration’s practice of using taxpayer money to fund faith-based initiatives. Richard Katskee of Americans United for Separation of Church and State and Judith Schaeffer of the People for the American Way Foundation participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/741-0687.

Liberia discussion — 3 p.m. The U.S. Institute of Peace holds a discussion, “Security Sector Reform in Liberia: Domestic Considerations and Regional Implications.” Jacques Paul Klein, former special representative of the secretary-general in Liberia; Andrew Michels and Sean McFate of Interlocutor LLC; and Dorina Bekoe of USIP participate. Location: USIP, 1200 17th St. NW., second-floor conference room. Contact: 202/429-3828.

• Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times


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