- The Washington Times - Tuesday, February 19, 2008


On foreign travel to Tanzania, Rwanda and Ghana.


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

2:30 p.m. Treasury Department releases results of weekly 13- and 26-week bill auctions. Location: 1500 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/874-9890.


8:30 a.m. — Geological Survey holds a meeting of the Scientific Earthquake Studies Advisory Committee, relating to the USGS’s participation in the National Earthquake Hazards Reduction Program. Location: USGS, John Wesley Powell National Center, Room 1B215, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston. Contact: 703/648-6714.

10:30 a.m. — Equal Employment Opportunity Commission holds a meeting to announce notation votes, and review the obligation of funds for a Temporary Interactive Voice Response/Automatic Call Distribution Non-competitive Hosting Contract and a Competitive Contract for Technology Support of Customer Response Function. Location: EEOC Office Building, 1801 L St. NW, ninth-floor conference room. Contact: 202/663-7100.

1 p.m. — Small Business Administration holds a meeting by teleconference of the National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board to discuss the ASBDC Spring Conference next month and other official SBDC business. Contact: 202/619-1612.


Oral arguments begin at 10 a.m., one hour per case.

Docket number 06-1321 Gomez-Perez v. Potter

Docket number 06-1457 Morgan Stanley Capital Group v. Public Utility District No. 1, consolidated with Docket No. 06-1462 Calpine Energy Services v. Public Utility District No. 1, one hour argument

Contact: 202/479-3211.


Meets at 11 a.m. in a pro forma session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10 a.m. Commerce, Science and Transportation oceans, atmosphere, fisheries and Coast Guard subcommittee holds a hearing on “Impacts of the Atlantic Large Whale Take Reduction Plan on Maine’s Lobster Fishery.” Location: Jeff’s Catering and Convention Center in Brewer, Maine. Contact: 202/224-0411.


Not in session, Presidents Day District Work Period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


all day The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners holds its winter committee meetings. Events begin at 8:15 a.m.

Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — Comcast Corp. Senior Adviser Victoria Clarke, CenterPoint Energy President and Chief Executive Officer David McClanahan, and MidAmerican Energy Holding Co. Chief Executive Officer and Chairman David Sokol deliver remarks.

10:30 a.m. — Rebecca Smith-Kevern, director of light water reactor deployment at the Energy Department, and William Borchardt, director of the Office of New Reactors at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, discuss “Advanced Nuclear Energy Technology.”

Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. NW. Contact: 202/898-2200.

Symposium — all day The International Consumer Product Health and Safety Organization holds a 2008 annual meeting and training symposium. Events begin at 8:45 a.m.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Dr. Martin Eichelberger, chairman of Safe Kids Worldwide, delivers remarks.

11:45 a.m. — U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission Acting Chairman Nancy Nord delivers luncheon address.

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 1001 16th St. NW. Contact: 414/908-4930.

Briefing — 9:30 a.m. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) holds a briefing on the two upcoming missions of the Global Intellectual Property Center, which addresses the importance of intellectual property as a “vital engine of global development, growth, and human progress.” David Chavern, executive vice president and chief operating officer of USCC, and Murray Hiebert, senior director of Southeast Asia at USCC, participate. Location: USCC, 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Event — 10 a.m. The Center for New American Security and Foreign Policy Magazine release index results on the health and future of the U.S. military. Retired Army Maj. Gen. Robert Scales, president of Colgen Inc.; retired Marine Corps Lt. Gen. Greg Newbold, managing director of Torch Hill Capital; and Army Cmdr. John Nagl participate. Location: Williard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Crystal Ballroom. Contact: 202/457-9400.

U.S.-South Korea Relations — 10:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on “U.S.-South Korea Relations: A New Era of Cooperation?” Michael Austin and Nicholas Eberstadt of AEI and Bruce Bechtol of the Marine Corps Command and Staff College participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Discussion — noon The New America Foundation holds a discussion on a new NAF and Heritage Foundation paper on “Rethinking Social Insurance,” which ways to reform social programs to reflect current economic and budgetary considerations. Maya MacGuineas, director of Fiscal Policy Program at NAF, and Stuart Butler, vice president of domestic policy at the Heritage Foundation, participate. Location: B-340 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/986-2760, Ext. 315.

Jihad discussion — noon The Center for National Policy holds a discussion on “Grassroots Jihad? Mapping al-Qaeda’s Present and Future,” with Marc Sageman, author of “Leaderless Jihad.” Location: Center for National Policy, 1 Massachusetts Avenue NW, third floor, Suite 333. Contact: 202/682-4119.

Economy policy discussion — noon The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion on “The Future of Direction of U.S. International Economic Policy.” Sarah Wartell, executive vice president of CAP, and Richard Samans, senior fellow at CAP and managing director of the World Economic Forum, participate. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6246.

Iranian influence — 2 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on “Iranian Influence in the Middle East and Beyond.” Frederick Kagan, Ali Alfoneh and Danielle Pletka of AEI and Kimberly Kagan of the Institute for the Study of War participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

New cold war — 5 p.m. The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a discussion on the book, “The New Cold War: Putin’s Russia and the Threat of the West.” Edward Lucas, deputy editor of the International Section, Central and Eastern Europe Correspondent at the Economist; and Sarah Mendelson, director and senior fellow of the human rights and security initiative at CSIS, participate. Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Discussion — 6:30 p.m. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library holds a discussion on “The Mid-education of the Negro: Is Carter G. Woodson’s Thesis Relevant Today?” with House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, as a part of Black History Month. Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW, main lobby. Contact: 202/727-1211.

Book forum — 6:30 p.m. The Cato Institute holds a book forum on “Twilight at Monticello: The Final Years at Thomas Jefferson,” with author Alan Pell Crawford. Location: Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Lecture — 7 p.m. The Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library holds a lecture on “Freedom Rising: From Slavery to Liberty in the Western Hemisphere,” with C.R. Gibbs as a part of the Winter African History and Culture lecture series. Location: Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library, 901 G St. NW, Room A-5. Contact: 202/727-1211.

Event — 7 p.m. Howard University holds an address by former Rep. Cynthia A. McKinney, 2008 Green Party presidential candidate, on the film “American Blackout,” a documentary on the disenfranchisement of black voters in recent elections and the odds she faced in her re-election to Congress. Location: Howard University, Armour J. Blackburn University Center, 2400 Sixth St. NW, Locke Hall Auditorium. Contact: 202/238-2330.

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