- The Washington Times - Wednesday, February 6, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

11:30 a.m. Participates in a ceremonial swearing-in for Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer at the Agriculture Department, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Delivers remarks to the 2007 National Hockey League Stanley Cup Champion Anaheim Ducks in the East Room of the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statisticsreleases the productivity and costs for 4th quarter 2007. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

10:30 a.m. Energy Information Administrationreleases its weekly petroleum status report. Location: 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-8800.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8 a.m. National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse to receive announcements and reports of administrative, legislative and program developments in the drug abuse field. Location: NIH, Neuroscience Center, 6001 Executive Blvd., Rockville. Contact: 301/443-2755.

9:30 a.m. Bureau of Industry and Securityholds a meeting of the Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory Committee. Location: Herbert C. Hoover Building, Room 3884, 14th St. between Constitution and Pennsylvania avenues Northwest. Contact: 202/482-2813.

10 a.m. Nuclear Regulatory Commissionholds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards; subcommittee on planning and procedures to discuss proposed ACRS activities and related matters. Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 301/415-7364.

SUPREME COURT

No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committeeholds a hearing on the Defense Authorization Request for fiscal 2009, the Future Years Defense Program, and the fiscal 2009 request for operations in Iraq and Afghanistan. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Michael Mullen testify. Location: 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. Budget Committeeholds a hearing on “The President’s fiscal 2009 Budget and Revenue Proposals.” Treasury Secretary Henry M. Paulson Jr. testifies. Location: 608 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-0642.

10 a.m. Energy and Natural Resources Committeeholds a hearing on the proposed fiscal 2009 budget for the Energy Department. Energy Secretary Samuel W. Bodman testifies. Location: 366 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4971.

10 a.m. Finance Committeeholds a hearing on the president’s fiscal 2009 budget proposal. Health and Human Services Secretary Michael O. Leavitt testifies. Location: 215 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

HOUSE

Meets at 2 p.m. to consider recognizing the 50th anniversary of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences; commending the Houston Dynamo soccer team for winning the 2007 Major League Soccer Cup. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

1 p.m. Armed Services Committeeholds a hearing on the Defense Department’s fiscal 2009 budget. Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates and Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Adm. Michael Mullen testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151 recorded schedule 202/225-2675.

2 p.m. Natural Resources Committeeholds a hearing to provide for and approve the settlement of certain land claims of the Bay Mills Indian Community; and to provide for and approve the settlement of certain land claims of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians. House Judiciary Chairman John Conyers Jr., Michigan Democrat; House Energy and Commerce Chairman John D. Dingell, Michigan Democrat; and House Homeland Security Chairman Bennie Thompson, Mississippi Democrat, testify. Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-6065.

GENERAL AGENDA

HIV/AIDS conference — all day The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a conference on HIV/AIDS in India. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — Teresita Schaffer, director of the South Asia Program at CSIS; J. Stephen Morrison, executive director of the CSIS Task Force on HIV/AIDS; and K. Sujatha Rao, director-general of the National AIDS Control Organization of the Government of India, deliver remarks.

1 p.m. — Henrietta Fore, administrator of the U.S. Agency for International Development, delivers remarks.

2:30 p.m. J. Stephen Morrison, executive director of the HIV/AIDS Task Force and director of CSIS; Ashok Alexander, executive director of the India AIDS Initiative at the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and Penny Duckham, executive director of the Kaiser Family Foundation, deliver remarks.

Location: CSIS, 1800 K St. NW, B-1 Conference Level. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Community action — 8:45 a.m. The International Union, United Automobile, Aerospace and Agricultural Implement Workers of America holds its Community Action Program Legislative conference.

Highlights — 8:45 a.m. — Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Chairman Edward M. Kennedy, Massachusetts, delivers remarks.

Location: Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW. Contact: 313/926-5297.

Foreign workers briefing — 9:30 a.m. Labor Secretary Elaine L. Chao, Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff and Deputy Agriculture Secretary Chuck Conner hold a briefing on the Labor Department’s foreign worker program. Location: Labor Department, 200 Constitution Ave. NW, second-floor briefing room. Contact: 202/693-4676.

Agricultural secretary — 11:15 a.m. President Bush delivers remarks at the ceremonial swearing-in of Agriculture Secretary Ed Schafer. Location: Agriculture Department, 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/494-3706.

War protest — noon Catholics for an End to a War in Iraq holds an event to deliver ashes to the White House to commemorate Ash Wednesday, a “sign of atonement for President Bush’s war in Iraq, his continued support of torture and for his squandering of our nation’s moral leadership in the world.”

Highlights — noon — Procession from St. Matthews Cathedral, 1725 Rhode Island Ave. NW.

12:30 p.m. — Arrive at the White House

Location: Outside the White House or as noted. Contact: 305/978-1056.

Super Tuesday analysis — noon American University holds a discussion on “The 2008 Presidential Election: Post Super Tuesday Analysis and Predictions.” James Thurber, director of the Center for Congressional and Presidential Studies at AU’s School of Public Affairs; and Glen Bolger, partner and co-founder of Public Strategies, participate. Location: AU, 4400 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/885-5935; 202/885-5950.

Georgia elections — 2:30 p.m. The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe holds a hearing on ramifications of presidential elections in the Republic of Georgia. Matthew Bryza, deputy assistant secretary of State for Europe and Eurasia; and Vasil Sikharulidze, ambassador of Georgia to the U.S., participate. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-1901; or 202/225-1901.

Uneven growth — 4:45 p.m. The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs’ Institute for International Economic Policy hold a discussion on “Uneven Growth in China and India” as a part of the Poverty and Inequality in the Global Economy series. Location: GWU Elliott School, 1957 E St. NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602. Contact: 202/994-6240.

American film — 6:30 p.m. The National Building Museum (NBM) holds a discussion on “Bachelors, Secretaries and Spies: Mid-Century Style in American Film.” Ann Hornaday, Washington Post film critic; and Deborah Sorensen, curatorial associate at NBM, participate. Location: NBM, 401 F St. NW. Contact: 202/272-2448.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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