- The Washington Times - Friday, February 23, 2007

TODAY’S HEADLINERS

Reception — 5 p.m. — The National Italian American Foundation holds a reception honoring Gov. Janet Napolitano, Arizona Democrat. Location: Willard InterContinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-3115.

Breast cancer 2 p.m. — Living Beyond Breast Cancer and the Younger Survival Coalition hold the Seventh Annual Conference for Young Women Affected by Breast Cancer. Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 610/645-4567 or 212/206-6610.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with transportation fuel specialists and researchers, Roosevelt Room, the White House. Views a demonstration of alternative-fuel automobiles, South Lawn, the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the dairy product reports, livestock slaughter reports. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Advisory Council on Historic Preservation holds a meeting to advise the president and Congress on national historic preservation policy and to comment upon federal, federally assisted and federally licensed undertakings having an effect on properties listed in or eligible for inclusion in the National Register of Historic Places. Location: Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Rachel Carson Room. Contact: 202/606-8503.

11 a.m. — Technical Guidelines Development Committee holds a meeting by teleconference of its working subcommittees on human factors and privacy; security and transparency; and core requirements and testing. Location: None given. Contact: 301/975-5099.

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

9 a.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. Gene Taylor, Mississippi Democrat; Brent Warr, mayor of Gulfport, Miss.; and Gil Jamieson, Federal Emergency Management Agency, testify. Location: Good Deeds Center, 15101 Madison St., Gulfport, Miss. Contact: 202/225-4247.

SUPREME COURT

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

GENERAL AGENDA

Symposium — all day — The National Black Caucus of States Institute and its Task Force on Financial Literacy hold their third Annual National Symposium on Financial Literacy. Community, faith-based, business and governmental organizations have been invited to attend the daylong symposium. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 12:30 p.m. — Press conference

Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Holeman Lounge. Contact: 919/620-8878.

Award ceremony — 9 a.m. — The Advisory Council on Historic Preservation (ACHP) holds an event to present the National Capital Planning Commission with the Chairman’s Award for Federal Achievement in Historic Preservation. ACHP Chairman John Nau participates. Location: Environmental Protection Agency, 1200 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Rachel Carson room. Contact: 202/626-8513.

Future of Medicaid — 9 a.m. — Health Affairs holds a briefing, “The Future of Medicaid: Is It Sustainable, and Should It Be Reformed?” John Holahan, Urban Institute; Alan Weil, National Academy for State Health Policy; Richard Kronick, University of California at San Diego; and David Rousseau, Kaiser Family Foundation, participate. Location: Urban Institute, 2100 M St. NW. Contact: 301/652-1558.

Surveillance program — 10 a.m. — The Heritage Foundation and the Center for Strategic and International Studies hold a discussion, “Listening for Terrorists: Surveillance Program Lessons Learned and the Way Ahead.” Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Wireless future — noon — The New America Foundation holds a discussion, “Wireless Future: What Is the Best Way to Bring a Ubiquitous Broadband Access to All Americans?” John Muleta, M2Z Networks; Chris Guttman-McCabe, CITA — the Wireless Association; Ben Scott, Free Press; and Marty Dougherty, Wireless Internet Service Providers Association, participate. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/986-4901.

U.S.-Cuba policy — 2 p.m. — The Inter-American Dialogue holds a discussion on “U.S.-Cuba Policy: The Choices Ahead.” Vicki Huddelston, former chief of the U.S. Interests Section in Cuba; William Leogrande, American University; and Juan Del Aguila, Emory University, participate. Location: The Inter-American Dialogue, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 510. Contact: 202/822-9002.

Ceremony — 2 p.m. — Deputy Treasury Secretary Robert Kimmitt hosts a ceremony to sign an income tax treaty and protocol with Bulgaria. Bulgarian Finance Minister Plamen Orescharski participates. Location: Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 3311. Contact: 202/622-2960.

Black cowboys and cowgirls — 6:30 p.m. — The National Park Service and the East Coast Rough Riders host a lecture on black cowboys’ and cowgirls’ contributions to the civilization of the West. Location: Mary McLeod Bethune Council House National Historic Site, 1318 Vermont Ave. NW. Contact: 202/673-2402.

Black history month — 7 p.m. — The University of the District of Columbia holds an event to celebrate Black History Month, with a poetry reading by J. Ivy, and a donation of computers to UDC by Verizon. Anthony Lewis, president of Verizon Washington, D.C., participates. Location: UDC, 4200 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-5000.

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