Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Meets with Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek in the Oval Office of the White House. Participates in a photo opportunity and delivers remarks to the World Series champion Boston Red Sox, the South Lawn of the White House.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the advance report on durable goods — manufacturers’ shipments, inventories and orders for January 2008. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. Bureau of the Census releases the new residential sales for January 2008. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


8 a.m. Food and Drug Administration holds a meeting of the Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee to discuss new drug application (NDA) 022-110, telavancin powder for reconstitution and intravenous administration, Theravance Inc., proposed for the treatment of complicated skin and skin-structure infection. Location: Crowne Plaza Silver Spring, the Ballrooms, 8777 Georgia Ave., Silver Spring, Md. Contact: 301/827-7001.

8:30 a.m. U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission holds a public hearing, “China’s Views of Sovereignty and Methods of Access Control.” Location: 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/624-1409.

9 a.m. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health holds a meeting, “Partnerships to Advance the National Occupational Research Agenda.” Location: Patriots Plaza, 395 E St. SW., Conference Room 9000. Contact: 202/245-0665.


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

Docket number 07-219: Exxon Shipping Co. v. Baker

Contact: 202/479-3211.


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


10 a.m. — Environment and Public Works Committee holds a hearing, “The President’s Proposed EPA Budget for Fiscal 2009.” EPA Administrator Stephen Johnson testifies. Location: 406 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-8832.

10 a.m. — Rules and Administration Committee holds a hearing, “Protecting Voters at Home and at the Polls: Limiting Abusive Robocalls and Vote Caging Practices.” Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Democrat, and North Carolina state Attorney General Roy Cooper testify. Location: 301 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-6352.

2 p.m. — Judiciary crime and drugs subcommittee holds a hearing, “Supporting the Front Line in the Fight Against Crime: Restoring Federal Funding for State and Local Law Enforcement.” Sens. Tom Harkin, Iowa Democrat, and Saxby Chambliss, Georgia Republican, testify. Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-7703.

2:30 p.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation space, aeronautics and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing on the president’s proposed fiscal 2009 budget for NASA.. NASA Administrator Michael Griffin testifies. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0411.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Renewable Energy and Energy Conservation Tax Act of 2008. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9:30 a.m. — Energy and Commerce commerce, trade, and consumer protection subcommittee holds a hearing, “Drugs in Sports: Compromising the Health of Athletes and Undermining the Integrity of Competition.” Major League Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig and National Basketball Association Commissioner David Stern testify. Location: 2123 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2927.

10 a.m. — Appropriations agriculture, rural development, FDA and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing, “Drug Safety.” Janet Woodcock, deputy commissioner for scientific and medical programs, chief medical officer and acting director of the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research, testifies. Location: 2362-A Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Appropriations labor, HHS, education and related agencies subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Health and Human Services Budget.” HHS Secretary Michael O. Leavitt testifies. Location: 2358-C Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2771.

10 a.m. — Ways and Means income security and family support subcommittee holds a hearing on legislative proposals designed to improve America’s child-welfare system. Reps. Danny K. Davis, Illinois Democrat, and Chaka Fattah, Pennsylvania Democrat, testify. Location: 1100 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.


Broadcasters conference — all day The National Association of Broadcasters holds its 2008 State Leadership Conference. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Visits to Capitol Hill

7 p.m. — Rep. Gene Green, Texas Democrat, receives the NAB Legislative Leadership Award at the annual conference dinner.

Location: Mandarin Oriental Hotel, 1330 Maryland Ave. SW. Contact: 202/429-5300.

Child welfare — all day The Child Welfare League of America holds “Children 2008: A Call for Action” conference. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 8:30 a.m. — Supersession panel

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 804/492-4519.

Hispanic summit — 9 a.m. The League of United Latin American Citizens and the Mexican American Legal Defense and Education Fund hold their annual policy summit addressing issues of importance to the Hispanic community.

Highlight — 9 a.m. — House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat; Sal Alvarez of the National LULAC Health Commission; Roger Hickey of the Campaign for America’s Future; Jennifer Ng’andu of the National Council of La Raza; and Richard Stolz of the Center for Community Change discuss “Moving Towards Universal Health Care”

Location: The J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/365-4553 or 202/631-2892.

Russian presidential transition — 10 a.m. The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion, “Russian Presidential Transition: From Putin … to Putin.” Helle Dale, deputy director of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at the Heritage Foundation, and Ariel Cohen, senior research fellow of Russian and Eurasian studies and international energy security at the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies at the Heritage Foundation, participate. Location: Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Lehrman Auditorium. Contact: 202/675-1752.

Marriage book discussion — 11 a.m. The Family Research Council holds a book discussion on “The Future of Marriage” with author David Blankenhorn. Location: Family Research Council Media Center, 801 G St. NW. Contact: 202/393-2100.

Financial pressure — noon Assistant Treasury Secretary for Terrorist Financing Patrick O’Brien delivers remarks on U.S. financial pressure on terrorists and rogue regimes. Location: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy, 1828 L St. NW. Contact: 202/230-9550.

Human rights — 2:30 p.m. The Congressional-Executive Commission on China holds a hearing, “The Impact of the 2008 Olympic Games on Human Rights and the Rule of Law in China.” Roger Martella Jr., general counsel at the Environmental Protection Agency, and Sharon Hom, executive director of Human Rights in China, participate. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-3767.

LULAC gala — 7 p.m. The League of United Latin American Citizens holds its 11th annual National Legislative Awards Gala. Reps. Joe Baca, California Democrat; Ruben Hinojosa, Texas Democrat; Lucille Roybal-Allard, California Democrat; and Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, Florida Republican, participate. Location: J.W. Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/833-6130, Ext. 16.

“Decision 2008” forum — 7:15 p.m. The Georgetown University Law Center holds a forum, “Decision 2008: What Have We Learned and Where Are We Going?” CNN anchor Wolf Blitzer and E.J. Dionne Jr., professor at Georgetown Public Policy Institute and columnist at The Washington Post, participate. Location: Georgetown University Law Center, 600 New Jersey Ave. NW. Hart Auditorium, McDonough Hall. Contact: 202/662-9519.

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