- The Washington Times - Sunday, March 4, 2007


Delivers remarks on Western Hemisphere policy to the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce’s 17th annual legislative conference, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Amphitheater, Washington.


4:15 p.m. Federal Reserve Board releases these reports: assets and liabilities of U.S., foreign-chartered banks and foreign-exchange rates for the previous week. Location: 20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/452-3206.

4:30 p.m. —Energy Information Administration releases its weekly U.S. retail gasoline prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


11 a.m. Small Business Administration holds a meeting of the National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board to meet and welcome new board members and to facilitate board briefings with the SBA administrator, senior staff and SBA program offices. Location: SBA, 409 Third St. SW, sixth floor, Office of Entrepreneurial Development Conference Room. Contact: 202/205-7045.

1 p.m. —Nuclear Regulatory Commission holds a meeting with the Energy Department on new reactor issues. Location: 11555 Rockville Pike, Commissioners’ Conference Room, Rockville. Contact: 301/415-1662.

6 p.m. —U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service holds a meeting to provide information on the 12-month petition finding and proposed rule to list the polar bear (Ursus maritimus) as threatened throughout its range and to receive verbal public comments on that proposal. Location: Interior Department, 1849 C St. NW., Sidney Yates Auditorium. Contact: 202/208-5634.


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


Meets at 1:30 p.m. for a period of morning business until 3 p.m. when it will resume consideration of the 9/11 commission legislation. Expect the first vote at 5:30 p.m. on an executive calendar matter. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


2:30 p.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs oversight of government management, the federal workforce, and the District of Columbia subcommittee holds a hearing, “A Review of the Transportation Security Administration Personnel.” John Gage, national president of the American Federation of Government Employees, and Kip Hawley, assistant homeland security secretary for the Transportation Security Administration, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.


Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning hour debate and 2 p.m. to consider to amend the Reclamation Wastewater and Groundwater Study and Facilities Act to authorize the secretary of the interior to participate in the Inland Empire regional recycling project and in the Cucamonga Valley Water District recycling project; the Southern Idaho Bureau of Reclamation Repayment Act of 2007; and the Piedras Blancas Historic Light Station Outstanding Natural Area Act of 2007. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Appropriations Defense subcommittee holds a hearing on the Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Kevin Kiley, acting commander of the Walter Reed Army Medical Center, and others, testify. Location: H-140, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/225-2771

10 a.m. —Financial Services capital markets, insurance and government-sponsored enterprises subcommittee holds a field hearing, “The Need to Extend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Act.” Joint Economic Committee Chairman Sen. Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat, and New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg testify. Location: New York City Hall, 131 Duane St., City Council Chambers, New York City. Contact: 202/225-4247.


Legislative conference — all day The National Association of Counties holds its 2007 legislative conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlight — 1:30 p.m. — Gov. Brian Schweitzer, Montana Democrat; Transportation Secretary Mary Peters; and former Sen. John B. Breaux, Louisiana Democrat, deliver remarks at the opening general session.

Location: Washington Hilton and Towers, 1919 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/942-4220.

American hospital conference — all day Federation of American Hospitals sponsors its 2007 Public Policy Conference and Business Exposition. Events begin at 8:25 a.m.

Highlights — 8:25 a.m. — U.S. Comptroller General David Walker delivers keynote address.

9:15 a.m. — Susan Dentzer, health correspondent for PBS’ “NewsHour” program, moderates a panel of Capitol Hill professional staffers, “Session on the Uninsured.”

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 202/624-1527.

Breast cancer research — 8:30 a.m. — The National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund holds a briefing on the Defense Department’s Breast Cancer Research Program. Col. Janet Harris, director of congressionally directed medical research programs; Carolina Hinestrosa, executive vice president of the National Breast Cancer Coalition Fund; and Karin Noss, member of the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation, participate. Location: B-369 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/296-7477.

China debate — 10 a.m. — The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace hosts a debate on U.S. policy and human rights in China as part of the CEIP’s China Debate Series. Human Rights in China Executive Director Sharon Hom and University of Pennsylvania School of Law professor Jacques deLisle participate. Location: 385 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/939-2372.

Legislative conference — noon — U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce holds its 17th annual legislative conference.

Highlights — 1:15 p.m. — President Bush delivers remarks.

6:30 p.m. — Opening reception at Altria Group Inc. headquarters, 101 Constitution Ave. NW., Suite 400.

Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW., Amphitheater or as noted. Contact: 202/842-1212.

“Modern liberals” lecture — 12:30 p.m. — The Heritage Foundation holds a lecture, “Regurgitating the Apple: How Modern Liberals ‘Think.’ ” Evan Sayet, writer and lecturer, and Becky Norton Dunlop of the Heritage Foundation participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE., Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

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