- The Washington Times - Thursday, March 1, 2007


Delivers remarks on reauthorization of the No Child Left Behind Act, Silver Street Elementary School, New Albany, Ind. Delivers remarks at Mitch McConnell for Senate and National Republican Senatorial Committee dinner, Seelbach Hilton Louisville, Louisville, Ky. Returns to Washington.


5 p.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly coal production report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


8:30 a.m. Office of the Secretary of the Interior holds a meeting of the U.S. Coral Reef Task Force. Agenda includes: updates on implementation of local action strategies; consideration of alternative nonregulatory approaches to coral reef conservation; member accomplishments; and public comments on coral reef issues. Location: Interior Department, 1849 C St. NW. Auditorium. Contact: 202/219-1037.

8:30 a.m. —Office of Science holds a meeting of the Fusion Energy Sciences Advisory Committee. Location: The Marriott Gaithersburg Washingtonian Center, 9751 Washingtonian Blvd., Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/903-4927.


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


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


10 a.m. Appropriations legislative branch subcommittee holds hearing on fiscal 2008 budget request from the Office of the Architect of the Capitol. Acting Architect of the Capitol Stephen Ayers testifies. Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7363.


Schedule to be announced. No votes expected. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9:30 a.m. Appropriations interior, environment, and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on fiscal 2008 appropriations for the Agency for Toxic Substance and Disease Registry (ATSDR), the Chemical Safety Board and the National Institute on Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS). Julie Gerberding, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Howard Frumkin, ATSDR; Carolyn Merritt, Chemical Safety Board; and David Schwartz, NIEHS, testify. Location: B-308 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.


Agriculture outlook — all day The Agriculture Department holds its Agriculture Outlook Forum 2007, “Agriculture at the Crossroads: Energy, Farm and Rural Policy,” Events begin at 7 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — “Community Financing of Biofuel Plants”

10 a.m. — “U.S. Farm Bill: Outside Perspective — Modernizing America’s Farm and Food Policy”

1:30 p.m. — “Technology, Information and Competition in Retail Food Markets”

Location: The Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 202/720-5447.

Conservative conference — all day The American Conservative Union holds its annual Conservative Political Action Conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

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

10:30 a.m. — Rep. Tom Cole, Oklahoma Republican; Kellyanne Conway, the Polling Co.; Michael Barone, U.S. News & World Report; and John Gizzi, Human Events, discuss “2008 and the Political Landscape”

12:30 p.m. — Rep. Scott Garrett, New Jersey Republican; Tom Schatz, Citizens Against Government Waste; and Tim Phillips, Americans for Prosperity Foundation, discuss “Congress: Have the Big Spenders Rigged the Game?”

2 p.m. — Rep. Sam Johnson, Texas Republican; and retired Col. George Day, Vietnam Veterans Legacy Foundation, discuss “The Left’s Repeated Campaign Against the American Soldier.”

7:30 p.m. — Rep. Mike Pence, Indiana Republican, participates in the Ronald Reagan Banquet

Location: The Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 800/752-4391.

HIV testing — 8:30 a.m. The AIDS Institute holds a briefing, “HIV Testing in the U.S.: Identifying the 300,000 People Who Do Not Know.” Bernard Branson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; and David Ernesto Munar, AIDS Foundation of Chicago, participate. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/835-8373.

Address — 10:15 a.m. The Organization of American States (OAS) hosts an address by Canadian Foreign Affairs Minister Peter Gordon MacKay. OAS Assistant Secretary-General Albert Ramdin and Ambassador Maria del Lujan Flores of Uruguay also will speak at the session. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Simon Bolivar Room. Contact: 202/458-6824Violence against women— noon Democratic Sens. Joseph R. Biden Jr. of Delaware and Richard J. Durbin of Illinois sponsor a briefing with the Women Won’t Wait campaign on what is being done to address violence against women in the context of HIV/AIDS programming. Susana Fried, Women Won’t Wait; and Neelanjana Mukhia, Action Aid, South Africa, participate. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 301/270-1182, Ext. 15.

Public charter school — 1 p.m. The National Alliance for Public Charter Schools holds a briefing on “What Will It Take To Close the Achievement Gap? A Conversation With Some of the Nation’s Highest Performing Charter Schools.” Sen. Mary L. Landrieu, Louisiana Democrat; and Susan Schaeffler, Knowledge Empowers You Academy, Washington, participate. Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/289-1166.

Youth violence — 3 p.m. Reaching Out to Others Together Inc. and True Passion Media hold a forum to discuss incidents of youth violence in the District. D.C. Mayor Adrian M. Fenty; D.C. Council members Jim Graham, Marion Barry and Phil Mendelson; and Cess Silvera, writer/director of “Shottas,” participate. Location: Cardozo High School, 1300 Clifton St. NW. Contact: 202/723-2200.

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