Monday, February 4, 2008


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 (; 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.

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