- The Washington Times - Monday, February 26, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

11:20 a.m. — Meets with the National Governors Association, State Dining Room, the White House; 2:30 p.m. — Participates in Medal of Honor presentation ceremony, the East Room, the White House; 6:50 p.m. Delivers remarks at the 2007 Republican Governors Association Gala, National Building Museum, Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

4 p.m. Energy Information Administrationreleases its weekly report on gasoline and diesel prices. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. Bureau of Land Managementholds a meeting of the Wild Horse and Burro Advisory Board on matters pertaining to management and protection of wild, free-roaming horses and burros on the nation’s public lands. Location: Jefferson Hotel, 1200 16th St. NW. Contact: 775/861-6583.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 05-1541: EC Term of Years Trust v. United States

Docket number 05-1631: Scott v. Harris

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. for the reading of George Washington’s farewell address by Sen. Bob Corker, Tennessee Republican. Following the reading, the Senate will be in a period of morning business with no roll-call votes. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEE

10 a.m. Environment and Public Works Committeeholds a field hearing, “Wetlands, Landfills and Levees,” focusing on approaches to coastal wetlands restoration, hurricane and storm-damage protection, and debris waste management after Hurricanes Katrina and Rita. Witnesses include John Paul Woodley, assistant secretary of the Army for civil works; Gen. Don Riley, director of civil works for the Army Corps of Engineers; and Richard Greene, Environmental Protection Agency regional administrator for Region 6. Location: Louisiana Supreme Court Building, 400 Royal St., New Orleans. Contact: 202/224-8832.

HOUSE

In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

GENERAL AGENDA

Governors meeting — all day The National Governors Association holds its 2007 winter meeting. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 11:20 a.m. — Governors-only meeting with President Bush, the White House

12:15 p.m. —Media briefing after the White House visit, Salon D, J.W. Marriott Hotel

2 p.m. — Entrepreneurship news conference, Commerce Room

2:30 p.m. — Concurrent sessions: U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab and William Reinsch, president of the National Foreign Trade Council, “Globalization and its Impact on State Competitiveness”; Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt and Rep. Frank Pallone Jr., New Jersey Democrat, “Children’s Health Care”

Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW or as noted. Contact: 202/624-5346 or 202/624-5348.

American Indians — all day — The National Congress of American Indians holds its Tribal Nations Legislative Summit. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 1:35 p.m. — Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns speaks.

2:40 p.m. — Senate Indian Affairs Chairman Byron L. Dorgan, North Dakota Democrat, speaks.

3:20 p.m. — Gov. Bill Richardson, New Mexico Democrat, speaks.

4:30 p.m. — Gov. Janet Napolitano, Arizona Democrat, speaks.

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

Hunger speech — 8:30 a.m. —Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns delivers remarks to the America’s Second Harvest/Food Research and Action Center National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference. Location: Washington Court Hotel, 525 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Health insurance — 9 a.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion, “How Will the President’s Tax Deduction for Health Insurance Work?” Participants include Katherine Baicker of the Council of Economic Advisers and Thomas Miller and Robert Helms of AEI. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Racial health gap — 11 a.m. The Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “Reducing Racial Health Disparities Through Community Interventions.” Participants include congressional Delegate Donna Christensen, Virgin Islands Democrat; LaTonya Chavis, director of Charlotte REACH 2010; and Meredith King and Karen Davenport of CAP. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6388

Children’s health insurance — 12:15 p.m. The Alliance for Health Reform holds a news conference, “Reaching Out: Enrolling and Keeping Kids in the State Children’s Health Insurance Program.” Participants include Sens. Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts Democrat, and Orrin G. Hatch, Utah Republican; and Cindy Mann of the Center for Children and Families at Georgetown University. Location: Columbus Club at Union Station, 40 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/466-5626.

Turkish religion — 3 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center and the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom hold a discussion, “Religion and Politics in Turkey: A Survey of Turkish Attitudes.” Participants include Felice Gaer, USCIRF chairman; Elizabeth Prodromou, USCIRF vice chairman; and Can Paker, chairman of the Open Society Institute Assistance Foundation in Turkey. Location: WWC, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Hurricane relief — 6:30 p.m. The Points of Light Foundation holds a launch party for the “We Are Family 2007: Artists and Friends for Hurricane Relief” compact disc. Participants include Robert Goodwin, president and CEO of the Points of Light Foundation. Location: Hyatt Regency Bethesda, 7400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 202/729-8017.

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