- The Washington Times - Thursday, February 22, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a tour of Novozymes North America Inc., Franklinton, N.C. Participates in a panel on cellulosic ethanol, Novozymes North America. Returns to Washington.

VICE PRESIDENT

Meets with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Australian Prime Minister John Howard to discuss Asian security and the global war on terrorism. The vice president also will visit with U.S. troops stationed on Guam.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases the commercial leading-indicator report. Location: 700 11th St. NW. Contact: 202/383-1000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States holds a meeting on the issuance of proposed decisions, amended proposed decisions and amended final decisions in claims against Albania. Location: Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E St. NW. Contact: 202/616-6988.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

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

HOUSE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. Financial Services housing and community opportunity subcommittee holds a field hearing, “Solving the Affordable Housing Crisis in the Gulf Region Post-Katrina: Why No Progress and What Are the Obstacles to Success?” Rep. William J. Jefferson, Louisiana Democrat; Gov. Kathleen Babineaux Blanco, Louisiana Democrat; New Orleans Mayor C. Ray Nagin; New Orleans City Council President Oliver Thomas; and Dominique Blom, deputy assistant secretary of the Office of Public Housing Investments, testify. Location: Dillard University, Lawless Memorial Chapel, 2601 Gentilly Blvd., New Orleans. Contact: 202/225-4247.

GENERAL AGENDA

Education conference — all day The American University Washington College of Law holds a conference, “U.S. Education Law and its Human Rights Impact on Racial Minorities.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — Noon — Carol Anderson, University of Missouri at Columbia, “What Do You Do With an Obsolete Slave Labor Force? African-Americans and the Human Right to Education”

Location: AU WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.

Korea discussion — 8:15 a.m. The Stanley Foundation sponsors a discussion, “Realistic Engagement: What Do We Know About Economic and Political Decision Making in the DPRK (Democratic People’s Republic of Korea)?” Location: University of California Washington Center, 1608 Rhode Island Ave. NW. Contact: 563/264-6885.

Financial education — 9 a.m. The Treasury Department and the Education Department hold a two-day summit on kindergarten through postsecondary financial education.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — U.S. Treasurer Anna Escobedo Cabral, Assistant Treasury Secretary for Financial Institutions Emil Henry Jr. and Assistant Treasury Secretary for Financial Education Dan Iannicola Jr. deliver remarks.

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

Patient care — 9 a.m. — The Washington Legal Foundation holds a discussion, “Targeting ‘Off-Label’ Speech: Are Civil and Criminal Actions Contrary to Law and Effective Patient Care?” Paul Kalb, Sidley Austin LLP; Ralph Hall, University of Minnesota Law School; and James Beck, Dechert LLP, participate. Location: Washington Legal Foundation, M.J. Murdock Center for Free Enterprise, 2009 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/588-0302.

Vietnam Veterans Memorial — 9:30 a.m. — Larry Bailey, Gathering of Eagles; Ted Shpak, Rolling Thunder; and Jeff Roy, Military Order of the Purple Heart hold a press conference to announce their plans to protect the Vietnam Veterans Memorial and to rally for America’s servicemen and women serving in Iraq. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/309-1589.

Artists colony exhibit — 10 a.m. — The Library of Congress holds a new exhibit, “A Century of Creativity: The MacDowell Colony 1907-2007,” which celebrates the first artists residency program in America. Location: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE, Southwest Gallery. Contact: 202/707-0022.

Six-party talks — 10:30 a.m. — The Brookings Institution holds a discussion, “An Update on the Six-Party Talks” with Ambassador Christopher R. Hill, assistant secretary of state for East Asian and Pacific affairs. Carlos Pascual, Brookings Institution, also participates. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Health insurance — 10:30 a.m. America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP) holds a conference-call briefing on low-income, rural and minority beneficiaries in Medicare advantage plans. Karen Ignagni, AHIP, participates. Location: None given. Contact: 202/778-8494.

High-tech cooperation — 10:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a forum on high-tech cooperation between the United States and India.

Highlight — 12:15 p.m. — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and Indian Foreign Secretary Shivshankar Menon deliver remarks.

Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Congressional oversight vs. executive privilege — noon The Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy holds a discussion, “Congressional Oversight vs. Executive Privilege.” Chris Bartolomucci, Hogan and Hartson; Douglas Cox, Gibson, Dunn and Crutcher; and Walter Dellinger, former interim U.S. solicitor general, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/822-8138.

Discussion — noon The George C. Marshall Institute holds a discussion, “A Comparison of a Cap and Trade System vs. Alternative Policies to Curb U.S. Greenhouse Gases.” Michael Canes, Logistics Management Institute, participates. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 202/296-9655.

Medicare & Medicaid Services — 1:30 p.m. The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services holds a town hall meeting to discuss fiscal 2008 applications for add-on payments for new medical services and technologies under the Inpatient Prospective Payment System. Location: Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Blvd., central building’s auditorium, Baltimore. Contact: 410/786-4642.

Gutierrez remarks — 2 p.m. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks to the Innovation Metrics Advisory Committee. Location: Wyndham Washington Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/482-4883.

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