Monday, February 25, 2008


Meets with members of the Republican Governors Association and members of his Cabinet at the White House; participates in the RGA’s Celebration of America’s Leaders at the National Building Museum, 401 F St. NW.


10 a.m. National Association of Realtors releases a report on existing home sales for January. Location: 500 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/383-7515.

4 p.m. Energy Information Administration releases its weekly report on on-highway diesel prices. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.


8 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors of the NIH Clinical Center to review and evaluate Imaging Sciences Review. Location: National Institutes of Health, Building 10, 10 Center Drive, CRC- Room 4-2551, Bethesda. Contact: 301/496-3515.

8:30 a.m. — Government Accountability Office holds a meeting of the advisory council on government auditing standards. Location: GAO, 441 G St. NW, Room 7C13. Contact: 202/512-3423.

8:30 a.m. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the Committee on Equal Opportunities in Science and Engineering to provide advice and recommendations concerning broadening participation in science and engineering. Location: NSF, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Room 1235, Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8040.


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

Docket No. 06-1456: Cueller v. United States

Docket No. 06-1498: Warner-Lambert Co. v. Kent

Contact: 202/479-3211.


Meets at 3 p.m. and will proceed to the reading of President Washington’s farewell address. After the reading, the Senate will resume consideration of the Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2007. At 5:30 p.m., the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the substitute amendment to S.1200, and if cloture is invoked there will be votes in relation to two pending (DeMint) amendments. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


Meets at 4 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


4 p.m. Judiciary antitrust task force subcommittee holds a hearing, Railroad Antitrust Enforcement Act of 2007. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141. Contact: 202/225-3951.


Science technology conference — all day The Triangle Coalition for Science and Technology Education holds its annual Conference on Science Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Education Coalition today and tomorrow. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 8:30 a.m. — Vance Ablott, executive director of the Triangle Coalition, delivers remarks.

12:30 p.m. — Deputy Education Secretary Raymond Simon delivers remarks.

Location: Hilton Hotel, 1767 King St., Alexandria. Contact: 202/401-1576.

Housing conference — all day The National Low Income Housing Coalition holds its 2008 Annual Policy Conference and Lobby Day through tomorrow. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 8 a.m. — Amy Goodman, author and radio journalist of Pacifica Radio’s Democracy Now, delivers opening remarks.

9 a.m. — Boston Mayor Thomas Menino delivers remarks.

12:30 p.m. — Former Sen. Paul S. Sarbanes, Maryland Democrat, and Charlottesville Mayor Dave Norris deliver remarks.

5:30 p.m. — Second annual Cushing N. Dolbeare Media Awards Ceremony and Reception

Location: Capital Hilton, 16th and K streets Northwest. Contact: 202/662-1530, Ext. 228.

Governors meeting — 7 a.m. The National Governors Association holds its 2008 winter meeting. Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, or as noted. Contact: NGA office of communications, 202/624-5301.

Credit card debt — 10 a.m. The Center for American Progress holds a discussion, “Avoiding the Pitfalls of Credit Card Debt.” Participants include Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat; and Sarah Rosen Wartell, executive vice president of CAP Action Fund. Location: CAP, 1333 H St. NW, 10th floor. Contact: 202/741-6246.

Religious affiliations — noon The Pew Forum on Religion and the Public Life holds a conference call on its report of a survey that details the religious affiliation of the American public and the U.S. religious marketplace. Participants include Luis Lugo, director of the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life; and John Green, senior fellow at the Pew Forum on Religion and the Public Life. Contact: 202/419-4564 [Note: Call in: 800/894-5910; Conference ID: 7PEW.

Potato council — 12:30 p.m. Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks to the National Potato Council 2008 Public Policy Conference. Location: L’Enfant Plaza Hotel, 480 L’Enfant Plaza SW. Contact: 202/482-1644.

Economic lessons — 2 p.m. The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion, “Economic Lessons from Indiana.” Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, a Republican; and David Gerson of AEI participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Pakistan elections — 3:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars holds a discussion, “The Pakistan Elections: What Next?” Participants include Eric Bjornlund of Democracy International and Marvin Weinbaum of the Middle East Institute. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Police event — 3:45 p.m. Attorney General Michael B. Mukasey delivers remarks to the Fraternal Order of Police. Location: D.C. Fraternal Order of Police, 711 Fourth St. NW. Contact: 202/514-2007.

Child marriages — 4:30 p.m. The International Center for Research on Women holds an event to showcase a photo exhibit, “The Bride Price: Consequences of Child Marriage Worldwide.” Participants include Rep. Betty McCollum, Minnesota Democrat; Stephanie Sinclair, Pulitzer Prize winning photo journalist; and Roberta Geidner-Antoniotti, chief operating officer at ICRW. Location: Rayburn Foyer, Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/742-1240 or 202/412-4603.

Walk of Fame — 5:30 p.m. Macy’s Metro Center holds a discussion celebrating Black History Month and an event to showcase the International Civil Rights Walk of Fame. Participants include Rep. John Lewis, Georgia Democrat; the Rev. Paul Smith of the First Presbyterian Church of Brooklyn, N.Y.; Dorothy Height, chairwoman of the National Council of Negro Women; and Rodney Reynolds, founder of American Legacy magazine. Location: Macy’s Metro Center, 1201 G St. NW. Contact: 212/494-7433.

Black history meeting — 7:30 p.m. The Congressional Black Caucus holds a Black History Town Hall meeting, “What’s at Stake in ‘08.” Participants include House Majority Whip James E. Clyburn, South Carolina Democrat, and Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick, Michigan Democrat. Location: Howard University, 2371 Sixth St. NW, Rankin Chapel. Contact: 202/309-0620 or 202/238-2330.

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