Meets with his Cabinet at the White House.
Attends the president’s Cabinet meeting at the White House.
10 a.m. — Census Bureau releases the manufacturer’s shipments, inventories and orders for December. Location: 1401 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.
4:30 p.m. — Energy Information Administration releases its weekly U.S. retail gasoline prices report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.
No oral arguments scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.
Meets at 2 p.m. to resume consideration of the “FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) Amendments Act of 2007.” At 5:30 p.m. the Senate will vote on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed to the economic-stimulus bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.
Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.
Federal relations network conference — all day — The National School Boards Association (NSBA) holds its 35th annual Federal Relations Network Conference, Feb. 3-5. Events begin at 8:15 a.m.
Highlights — 8:15 a.m. — NSBA President Norman Wooten delivers opening remarks.
3:30 p.m. — Sen. Chuck Hagel, Nebraska Republican, delivers remarks on his priorities for the education agenda.
Location: Grand Hyatt Regency, 1000 H St. NW, Level 5. Contact: 703/838-6722.
Education meeting — all day — The National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU) holds its 2008 annual meeting, to explore the opportunities and challenges facing private higher education, students and the nation. Feb. 3-6. Events begin at 9 a.m.
Highlights — 2:15 p.m. — Leslie Garner, president of Cornell College and NAICU board chairman; and David Warren, president of NAICU, deliver opening remarks.
3:15 p.m. — Susan Hockfield, president of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, delivers remarks on “The Issues Facing American Higher Education.”
5 p.m. — House Majority Leader Steny H. Hoyer, Maryland Democrat, delivers remarks.
Location: Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, 400 New Jersey Ave. NW. Contact: 202/739-0474.
Cyberspace discussion — 10:30 a.m. — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research holds a discussion on “The Battle for Cyberspace: Blogging and Dissidence in the Middle East.” Mohammed Ali of Iraq the Model blog (https://iraqthemodel.blogspot.com); Tony Badran, research fellow at the Foundation for the Defense of Democracies, participate. Location: AEI, 1150 17th St. NW. Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.
Budget briefing — noon — Office of Management and Budget Director Jim Nussle and White House press secretary Dana Perino hold a briefing on the fiscal 2009 budget. Location: White House, Brady Briefing Room. Contact: 202/395-7254.
Wheat market — 1:30 p.m. — Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez delivers remarks to U.S. Wheat Associates Policy Symposium on the president’s economic growth plan and the importance of opening markets for American wheat growers. Location: Renaissance Hotel, 999 Ninth St. Contact: 202/482-4883.
Labor budget — 1:30 p.m. — Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao holds a press conference to release the Labor Department’s fiscal 2009 budget. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Secretary’s Conference Room. Contact: 202/693-4676.
Homeland Security budget — 1:30 p.m. — Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff holds a press conference to discuss the Homeland Security Department’s fiscal 2009 Budget. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/282-8010.
Energy budget — 2 p.m. — Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman holds a press conference to discuss the Energy Department’s fiscal 2009 budget. Location: Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-5000.
Global engagement — 2 p.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a discussion on how the Millennium Challenge Corp. offers a smart power approach to America’s global engagement. John Danilovich, CEO of Millennium Challenge Corp.; and John Hamre, president and CEO of CSIS, participate. Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/775-3242.
OSHA budget — 2:15 p.m. — Assistant Labor Secretary Edwin Foulke, head of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, holds a press conference to discuss OSHA’s fiscal 2009 budget. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, Room S-2217. Contact: 202/693-4650.
NASA budget — 2:30 p.m. — The National Aeronautics and Space Administration holds a briefing on its fiscal 2009 budget with NASA Deputy Administrator Shana Dale. Location: NASA headquarters, 300 E St. SW, James Webb Auditorium. Contact: 202/358-1600.
Army engineers budget — 3 p.m. — The United States Army Corps of Engineers holds a press conference to release details of President Bush’s fiscal 2009 budget for the Corps’ Civil Works Program. Assistant Army Secretary for Civil Works John Paul Woodley Jr.; Robert Van Antwerp, USACE commander; and Don Riley, USACE director of civil works, participate. Location: Government Accountability Office, 441 G St. NW. Contact: 202/761-7690, or 202/761-1807.
Science foundation briefing — 3:30 p.m. — The National Science Foundation holds a briefing on its fiscal 2009 budget. Location: NSF, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-8070.
Africa trip — 5:45 p.m. — National Security Adviser Stephen J. Hadley delivers remarks on President Bush’s Smart Development policy and the president’s upcoming trip to Africa. Location: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/939-2372.
•Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times