- The Washington Times - Monday, February 11, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

1:05 p.m. — Signs the 2008 Economic Report in the Oval Office of the White House. 4:45 p.m. Delivers remarks at “The Heart Truth” reception in the East Room of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

11 a.m. Treasury Departmentreleases results of weekly four-week bill auction. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.

4 p.m. Economic Research Servicereleases the oil crops outlook report and rice outlook report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/694-5050.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Library of Medicine’s Clinical Trials Working Group to review clinical trials registration and results reporting. Location: National Library of Medicine, Building 38, Board Room, second floor, 8600 Rockville Pike, Bethesda. Contact: 301/594-4929.

1 p.m. — President’s Board of Advisors on Tribal Colleges and Universities holds a meeting to update the board’s action agenda through a review of collaborative efforts, review the final draft of the fiscal 2006 report to the president and discuss relevant issues to be addressed as the board pursues opportunities to strengthen capacity of programs at the tribal colleges and universities. Location: Madison Hotel, 1177 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/219-7040.

2 p.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting by teleconference of the Human Studies Review Board to review its draft report from the Oct. 24-26 HSRB meeting. Contact: 202/564-7189.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

Meets at 2 p.m. to resume consideration of the FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Amendments Act of 2007. No roll call votes. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. Transportation and Infrastructurerailroads, pipelines and hazardous materials subcommittee holds a field hearing on “The Role of Intercity Rail During National Emergencies.” John Bertini Jr.; Glenn Cannon, assistant administrator of the Disaster Operations Directorate at the Federal Emergency Management Administration; and Col. Terry Ebbert, director of homeland security for New Orleans, testify. Location: New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, 1001 Loyola Ave., New Orleans. Contact: 202/225-4472.

11 a.m. Financial Servicesfinancial institutions and consumer credit subcommittee holds a field hearing on “Effects of the Subprime Mortgage Crisis in New York City and Efforts to Help Struggling Homeowner.” Location: New York City Hall, City Council Chamber, New York. Contact: 202/225-4247.

1 p.m. Financial Servicesoversight and investigations subcommittee holds a field hearing on “The Homeowners’ Insurance Crisis and its Impact on Communities, Homeowners and the Economy.” Location: Palm Beach County Commission Chambers, 301 N. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach, Fla. Contact: 202/225-4247.

GENERAL AGENDA

Iraq’s future — all day The American University Washington College of Law holds a symposium on “Rethinking the Future: The Next Five Years in Iraq,” Feb. 11-12. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 10 a.m. — Paul Williams of the Public International Law & Policy Group; Tony Blinken, chief foreign policy adviser to Sen. Joseph R. Biden Jr., Delaware Democrat; Daniel Serwer, executive director of the Iraq Study Group; Laith Kubba, of the National Endowment for Democracy; and Carole O’Leary of the AU School of International Service, discuss “The Partition Potential.”

12:15 p.m. — Film screening of “Meeting Resistance,” a documentary about those involved in the Iraqi insurgency

Location: AU WCL, 4801 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/274-4000.

Aircraft summit — 9 a.m. The Teamsters Union and the Business Travel Coalition hold a summit on aircraft maintenance outsourcing and to discuss the safety and efficiency of current U.S. airline industry outsourcing practices and to explore potential solutions.

Highlights — 9:35 a.m. — House Transportation and Infrastructure Chairman James L. Oberstar, Minnesota Democrat, delivers address.

11:45 a.m. — Deborah Hersman, member of the National Transportation Safety Board; John Goglia, former board member of NTSB; Steve Purvinas, federal secretary of NTSB; John Conley, airline division director of the Transportation Workers Union of America; and Stacie Soumbeniotis, democratic staff director of the House aviation subcommittee, delivers remarks.

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 610/341-1850.

Pakistan elections — 10 a.m. The National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program holds an address with Pakistan’s ambassador to the U.S., Mahmud Durrani, on “The Upcoming Elections in Pakistan: Ensuring Free, Fair, Transparent and Peaceful Elections.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Murrow Room. Contact: 301/530-1210; or 202/487-3851.

Ag conference — 10 a.m. — Agriculture Secretary Edward Schafer delivers remarks at the National Association of State Departments of Agriculture’s Midyear Conference. Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/720-4623.

Obama rally — 10:30 a.m. Sen. Barack Obama, Illinois Democrat, 2008 presidential candidate holds a “Stand for Change Rally.” Location: University of Maryland, Cole Field House, College Park. Contact: 312/819-2423.

Rocket attacks — noon The Embassy of Israel schedule of events to discuss the escalating rocket attacks on Sderot, Israel since Israel’s complete withdrawal from Gaza. Uri Bibi, chairman of Human Resources Management of Sapir College; and Ruth Eitan, professor of modern history and head of overseas programs at Sapir College, participate. Contact: 202/857-2766.

Photo discussion — noon Americans for Peace Now, the Foundation for Middle East Peace and Brit Tzedek V’Shalom hold a discussion on the photo exhibit, “Breaking the Silence: Israeli Soldiers’ Testimony on Service in the West Bank.” Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/483-7600.

Health disparities — 1:30 p.m. The National Business Group on Health and the Department of Health and Human Services” Office of Minority Health hold a press conference to announce a new initiative to help employers address racial and ethnic health disparities and improve the quality of health care for a culturally diverse work force. Deputy Assistant HHS Secretary for Minority Health Garth Graham; and Helen Darling, president of the National Business Group on Health, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Zenger Room. Contact: 609/275-5162, or 609/397-3737.

North Korea discussion — 2 p.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on the “Anniversary of the Agreement to Denuclearize North Korea: Assessing the Six Party Talks.” Victor Cha, director of Asian studies and D.S. Song chair at Georgetown University; Michael Green, associate professor at Georgetown University and senior adviser and Japan chair of the Center for Strategic and International Studies, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE, Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Science lecture — 5:30 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a lecture on “Science and Anti-Science: From Washington to the Classroom,” by Lawrence Krauss of Case Western Reserve University, as part of the Bradley Lecture Series. Christopher DeMuth, president of AEI, participates. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Abu Dhabi discussion — 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum (NBM) holds a discussion on “Abu Dhabi: City of the Future?” as a part of the For the Greener Good series. Location: NBM, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Discussion — 6:30 p.m. The Meridian International Center holds a discussion on former Pakistani Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto’s book “Reconciliation: Islam, Democracy and the West,” with Mark Siegel, who served as her unofficial adviser and who was working in collaboration with Mrs. Bhutto on her book. Location: Meridian International Center, 1630 Crescent Place NW. Contact: 202/292-2282; 202/939-5543.

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