- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 6, 2007

PRESIDENT BUSH

Delivers remarks at the American Legion’s 47th National Washington Conference, Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW, Washington.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the manufacturer’s shipments, inventories and orders for January. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

10 a.m. Pesticide Program Dialogue Committee holds a meeting of the Azinphos-methyl (AZM) Transition Issues Work Group to advise the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Agriculture Department on the planning and implementation of the phase-out of organophosphate AZM. Location: EPA, 2777 S. Crystal Drive, first-floor conference center, Arlington. Contact: 703/305-5401.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry Committee holds a hearing on “Child Nutrition and the School Setting.” Janey Thornton, child nutrition director for the Hardin County School District, Elizabethtown, Ky.; and Teresa Nece, director of food and nutrition for Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines, Iowa, testify. Location: 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2035.

9:30 a.m. —Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on care, living conditions and administration of outpatients at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. William Winkenwerder Jr., assistant defense secretary for health affairs, and Army Gen. Richard Cody, vice chief of staff, testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. —Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee holds a hearing on “NCLB (No Child Left Behind) Reauthorizations: Strategies for Attracting, Supporting, and Retaining High Quality Educators.” Pam Burtnett, president of the Lake County (Fla.) Education Association, and Linda Darling-Hammond, professor of education at Stanford University, testify. Location: 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5375.

HOUSE

Meets at 10:30 a.m. for morning-hour debate and noon to consider honoring the life and achievements of the late John Garang de Mabior and reaffirming the continued commitment of the House of Representatives to a just and lasting peace in the Republic of the Sudan; to endorse further enlargement of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and to facilitate the timely admission of new members to NATO. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Appropriations energy and water development subcommittee holds a hearing on the Energy Department. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman testifies. Location: 2362-B Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. —Budget Committee holds a hearing on the Defense Department and the fiscal 2008 budget. Deputy Defense Secretary Gordon England testifies. Location: 210 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-7200.

2 p.m. —Appropriations Commerce, Justice, science and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on the Commerce Department budget. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez testifies. Location: 2359 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

GENERAL AGENDA

Washington conference — all day The American Legion holds its 47th National Washington Conference. Today, the National Conference continues with a National Legislative Rally and concludes tomorrow with a National Economics Conference. Events begin at 8:35 a.m.

Highlights — 10:05 a.m. President Bush delivers remarks at the National Legislative Rally, Grand Ballrooms South and Central.

10:30 a.m. —Veterans Affairs Secretary Jim Nicholson delivers remarks,Grand Ballrooms South and Central.

Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202-445-1161 or 202/263-2982; 317/748-1926.

Conference call briefing — 10 a.m. The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a conference call briefing to discuss President Bush’s upcoming trip to Latin America. Daniel Restrepo and Russ Crandall of the Americas Project at CAP participate. Location: None given. Contact: 202/741-6388.

Human rights practices — 10 a.m. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice delivers remarks on the release of the State Department’s 2006 Country Reports on Human Rights Practices. Undersecretary of State for Democracy and Global Affairs Paula Dobriansky and Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labor Barry Lowenkron will follow Miss Rice’s remarks, and Mr. Lowenkron will respond to reporters’ questions. Location: State Department, 2201 C St. NW, Briefing Room 2209. Contact: 202/647-2492.

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