- The Washington Times - Monday, February 26, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Meets with Salvadoran President Antonio Saca in the Oval Office. Participates in the ceremonial swearing in of Deputy Secretary of State John D. Negroponte at the State Department, 2201 C St. NW. Participates in a photo opportunity and makes remarks to the NBA Champion Miami Heat in the East Room of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of the Census releases the advance report on durable goods — manufacturers’ shipments and orders for January. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel to consider and review the status of the in utero through lactational assay in the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program. Location: Environmental Protection Agency, Conference Center — Lobby Level, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-8476.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 05-983 Winkelman v. Parma City School District

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Appropriations agriculture, rural development, Food and Drug Administration and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on the fiscal 2008 Agriculture Department and FDA budgets. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns, Deputy Agriculture Secretary Charles Conner and USDA Chief Economist Keith Collins testify. Location: 192 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

10 a.m. — Finance Committee holds a hearing on “America’s Energy Future: Bold Ideas, Practical Solutions.” Testimony will be heard from Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Montana Democrat, and Michael Aimone, assistant deputy chief of staff of the Air Force for logistics, installations and mission support. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

2:30 p.m. — Appropriations Committee holds a hearing on the president’s funding requests for Iraq and Afghanistan. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Peter Pace testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider supporting the goals and ideals of a National Medal of Honor Day to honor the recipients of the Medal of Honor, addressing the Promoting Transparency in Financial Reporting Act of 2007 and increasing community development investments by depository institutions. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

2 p.m. — Appropriations labor, health and human services, education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2008 appropriations for the Health and Human Services Department. HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

2 p.m. — Veterans’ Affairs Committee and Senate Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds a joint hearing on the “Disabled American Veterans Legislative Presentation.” Location: 345 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9756 or 202/224-9126.

3 p.m. — Appropriations homeland security subcommittee holds a hearing on the Secure Border Initiative. Customs and Border Patrol Commissioner Ralph Basham and Gregory Giddens, program manager of SBInet, testify. Location: 2358 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

Credit union conference — all day — The Credit Union National Association holds its annual Government Affairs Conference. Events begin at 7:15 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent, delivers remarks.

8:50 a.m. — House Minority Whip Roy Blunt, Missouri Republican, delivers remarks.

10 a.m. — House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, delivers remarks.

10:15 a.m. — House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, delivers remarks.

1:45 p.m. — Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee Chairman Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, delivers remarks

Location: Hilton Washington Hotel, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/508-6765.

Tribal Nations Legislative Summit — all day — The National Congress of American Indians holds its Tribal Nations Legislative Summit. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9:05 a.m. — Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso R. Jackson delivers remarks.

9:25 a.m. — Sen. Lisa Murkowski, Alaska Republican, delivers remarks.

2:45 p.m. — Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson delivers remarks.

Location: Wyndham Hotel, 1400 M St. NW. Contact: 202/466-7767.

Moving toward a free Cuba — all day — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “Moving Toward a Free Cuba.” Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks.

11:45 a.m. — Caleb McCarry, Cuba transition coordinator at the State Department.

Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Employee Free Choice Act — 11:30 a.m. — The AFL-CIO and the Regional Reporters Association hold a conference call briefing beginning at 11:30 a.m. on the Employee Free Choice Act. Participants include AFL-CIO President John Sweeney, AFL-CIO Legislative Director Bill Samuel and Harley Shaiken of the University of California at Berkeley. Location: None given. Contact: 202/637-5018.

Violence against women — noon — Avon Inc., and Mary Kay Inc. hold a briefing to urge Congress to provide adequate funding for implementation of the Violence Against Women Act, which was reauthorized in December 2005. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 212/282-5322.

Puerto Rico act — 12:30 p.m. — House Small Business Committee Chairman Nydia M. Velazquez, New York Democrat, holds a press conference to introduce the Puerto Rico Self-Determination Act of 2007. Participants include Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez, Illinois Democrat; Rep. Roger Wicker, Mississippi Republican, and Puerto Rico Gov. Anibal Acevedo-Vila. Location: 2360 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2361.

Latino leaders — 12:30 p.m. — The Latino Leaders Network holds an address by Gov. Bill Richardson, New Mexico Democrat, as part of the Latino Leaders Luncheon Series. Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 703/876-1714.

Immigration and border security — 1 p.m. — The National Press Club Newsmaker Luncheon Program holds a luncheon discussion with Gov. Janet Napolitano, Arizona Democrat, on immigration and border security. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Ballroom. Contact: 202/662-7516.

Hispanic heritage — 5:30 p.m. — The Smithsonian Institution holds a reception to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the Smithsonian Latino Center and the publication of “Hispanic Heritage at the Smithsonian: A Decade of Latino Initiatives.” Participants include Rep. Xavier Becerra, California Democrat; Smithsonian Institution Secretary Lawrence Small; and Henry Munoz, chairman of the Smithsonian National Latino Board. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/633-0972.

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