- The Washington Times - Monday, February 5, 2007


Holds a meeting with his Cabinet, Cabinet Room, the White House. Participates in a photo opportunity with NASCAR Nextel Cup champion Jimmie Johnson, Oval Office, the White House.


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


8 a.m. Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences holds a meeting of the Board of Regents to complete actions necessary for the university to remain an accredited medical school and to pursue its mission to provide trained health care personnel to the uniformed services. Location: Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, 4301 Jones Bridge Road, Board of Regents Conference Room (D3001), Bethesda. Contact: 301/295-3066.


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


Meets at 2 p.m. for morning business and 4 p.m. to resume the motion to proceed to the Iraq bill. At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will proceed to vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to S.470. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


3 p.m. Finance Committee holds a round-table meeting on the implementation of new Internal Revenue Service whistleblower provisions. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

3 p.m. Judiciary human rights and the law subcommittee holds a hearing, “Genocide and the Rule of Law.” Sigal Mandelker, deputy assistant attorney general in the Criminal Division at the Justice Department, and Lt. Gen. Romeo Dallaire, senator, Parliament of Canada, and former commander of the U.N. peacekeeping force in Rwanda, participate. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.


Meets at 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


NAICU conference — all day The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities holds its 2007 annual NAICU meeting to examine emerging trends and key issues in national policy and higher education. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 3:15 p.m. — Former Gov. Tom Vilsack, Iowa Democrat, delivers remarks.

5:30 p.m. — Rep. Ruben Hinojosa, Texas Democrat, delivers remarks.

6 p.m. — House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, delivers remarks at a reception.

Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/739-0474 or 202/288-9333.

Flu season — 9 a.m. The Health and Human Services Department’s National Vaccine Advisory Committee holds a meeting to discuss the 2006-2007 influenza season, adolescent and adult immunization, immunization-registry systems and the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Act. Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW., Room 800. Contact: 202/690-5566.

U.S. budget 9 a.m. — The U.S. Government Printing Office holds the release of the budget of the U.S. government, fiscal 2008, to accredited news media by the Office of Management and Budget. Documents include budget of the U.S. government, budget appendix, analytical perspectives and historical tables. Location: GPO, 710 North Capitol St. NW (GPO bookstore entrance). Contact: 202/395-7254; GPO Office of Public Relations, 202/512-1957.

Film screening — noon The Heritage Foundation holds a film screening of “A Conversation with Ronald Reagan,” a never-before-seen Oval Office interview with President Reagan. Lee Edwards of the Heritage Foundation participates. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Energy budget — 1:15 p.m. — Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman holds a press conference to present the Energy Department’s fiscal 2008 budget request. Location: Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-4940.

HHS budget — 1:30 p.m. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt holds a press conference to present the president’s HHS budget for fiscal 2008. Location: HHS, 200 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/690-6343.

Agriculture budget — 2 p.m. Agriculture Secretary Mike Johanns holds a press conference to discuss the Bush administration’s fiscal 2008 agriculture budget. Location: Agriculture Department, Whitten Building, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Budget critique — 2 p.m. Senate Budget Chairman Kent Conrad, North Dakota Democrat, and House Budget Chairman John M. Spratt Jr., South Carolina Democrat, hold a press conference to discuss the president’s fiscal 2008 budget. Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-7436.

Labor budget — 2:15 p.m. Labor Secretary Elaine Chao holds a press conference to highlight the Labor Department’s fiscal 2008 budget. There will be breakout sessions on aspects of the budget following Mrs. Chao’s briefing.

Highlights — 3 p.m. — Assistant Labor Secretary for Employment and Training Emily Stover DeRocco on the Training Administration fiscal 2008 budget priorities, Room S-2322

3 p.m. — Assistant Labor Secretary for Mine Safety and Health Richard Stickler on the Mine Safety and Health Administration’s fiscal 2008 budget, Room S-2312

3 p.m. — Assistant Labor Secretary for the Occupational Safety and Health Administration Edwin Foulke on the OSHA fiscal 2008 budget request.

Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Secretary’s Conference Room S-2508. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Port security — 4 p.m. The American Association of Port Authorities holds a press conference “referencing President Bush’s fiscal 2008 budget request and how it could adversely affect U.S. seaport security, trade and waterside access to U.S. public ports.” AAPA President/CEO Kurt Nagle and Warren McCrimmon, chairman of the AAPA U.S. delegation and seaport director for the Toledo-Lucas County (Ohio) Port Authority, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW, Zenger Room. Contact: 703/706-4714.

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