- The Washington Times - Friday, March 14, 2008


Holds a video teleconference with Afghanistan Provincial Reconstruction Team leaders and Brigade Combat Commanders at the White House. Meets with the Larry Faulkner, chairman of the National Mathematics Advisory Panel, in the Oval Office.


8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the consumer price index for February. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

8:30 a.m. Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the real earnings for February. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.


9 a.m. — National Institutes of Health holds a meeting of the National Institute of Mental Health; Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee discussion of IACC Strategic Plan for Autism Spectrum Disorder Research and responsibilities of the IACC under the Combating Autism Act. Location: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, rotunda, North Tower, eighth floor, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 301/443-7153.

10 a.m. — Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. holds a meeting to review summary reports, status reports and reports of actions taken pursuant to authority delegated by the board of directors. There also will be discussion on memorandum and resolution regarding assessment Rates for 2008; and memorandum and resolution regarding notice of proposed rulemaking on assessment dividends. Location: 550 17th St. NW, boardroom, sixth floor. Contact: 202/898-7122.


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


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


10 a.m. Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs oversight of government management, the federal work force and the D.C. subcommittee holds a hearing on “On the Path to Great Results for the District’s Public Schools?” focusing on ways to reform the D.C. Public Schools system. Cornelia Ashby, director of education, work force and income security issues at the Government Accountability Office; and Michelle Rhee, chancellor of D.C. Public Schools, testify. Location: 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-2627.


In session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9 a.m. — Armed Services military personnel subcommittee holds a hearing “Mental Health Overview.” Assistant Defense Secretary for Health Affairs Ward Casscells, Army Surgeon General Lt. Gen. Eric Schoomaker and Navy Surgeon General Vice Adm. Adam Robinson testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.

9 a.m. — Education and Labor Committee holds a hearing on “Ensuring the Availability of Federal Student Loans.” Education Secretary Margaret Spellings and Sarah Bauder, director of student financial aid at the University of Maryland at College Park, testify. Location: 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-0853.

10 a.m. — Armed Services seapower and expeditionary forces subcommittee holds a hearing on the “fiscal 2009 National Defense Authorization Budget Request for Navy Shipbuilding.” Allison Stiller, deputy assistant secretary of the Navy for ship programs, and Navy Vice Adm. Barry McCullough, deputy chief of naval operations for resources and requirements, testify. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151.


Veterans conference — all day Iraq Veterans Against the War (IVAW) holds its “Winter Soldier: Iraq and Afghanistan,” a veterans-only four-day program that will give veterans and service members the chance to discuss their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 11 a.m. — Adrienne Kinne of IVAW; Eugene Martin of the American Federation of Government Employees, AFL-CIO; and Joyce and Kevin Lucey, whose son committed suicide after being denied treatment for post-traumatic stress disorder, participate in a discussion on “The Crisis in Veterans’ Healthcare.”

7 p.m. — Anthony Arnove, author of “Iraq: The Logic of Withdrawal,” Michael Schwartz, author of “War Without End: The Iraq War in Context,” and Amy Goodman, host of Democracy Now, discuss “Aims of the Global War on Terror: The Political, Legal and Economic Context of Iraq and Afghanistan.”

Location: National Labor College, 10000 New Hampshire Ave., Silver Spring. Contact: 202/253-7298.

Conference — all day The CDFI Coalition, a unified national voice of community development financial institutions hold its 2008 CDFI Institute and policy conference. Events begin at 8 a.m.

Highlights — 9 a.m. — House Financial Services Chairman Barney Frank, Massachusetts Democrat, delivers remarks.

11 a.m. — Sen. Jack Reed, Rhode Island Democrat, delivers remarks.

1:15 p.m. — CDFI Fund Director Donna Gambrell delivers remarks.

Location: Phoenix Park Hotel, 520 North Capitol St. NW. Contact: 703/294-6970.

Program — 8:30 a.m. The Library of Congress American Folklife Center holds a program, “Art, Culture and Government: The New Deal at 75.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlights — 9:45 a.m. — John Cole, director of the LOC’s Center for the Book; Mindy Morgan, assistant professor of anthropology at Michigan State University; and Laura Katzman, associate professor of art history at James Madison University, participate in a panel discussion.

5:30 p.m. — Christopher Breiseth, director of the Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt Institute, delivers remarks on “Lessons from the New Deal for the 21st Century.”

Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Mumford Room. Contact: 202/707-7302 or 202/707-1744.

Cuba discussion — 8:30 a.m. Inter-American Dialogue holds a discussion on human rights in Cuba, focusing on any changes that have taken place in Cuba’s human rights situation since Raul Castro took over as president in July 2006 and what progress might be possible in the coming period. Caleb McCarry, coordinator of the State Department’s Cuba transition, and Jose Miguel Vivanco, director for the Americas at Human Rights Watch, participate. Location: Inter-American Dialogue, 1211 Connecticut Ave. NW, Suite 510. Contact: 202/822-9002.

Muslim-Christian relations — 9 a.m. Georgetown University’s Theology Department, History Department, Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Woodstock Theological Center and the Dean of Georgetown College hold a conference on the future of Muslim-Christian relations. Location: Georgetown University Marriott Conference Center, 3800 Reservoir Road. Contact: 202/687-4328.

Press conference — 9:30 a.m. Move America Forward holds a press conference to denounce the rising trend of violence against military recruiting centers. Sen. Jim DeMint, South Carolina Republican; Rep. John Carter, Texas Republican; and Melanie Morgan, chairman of Move America Forward, participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 650/678-7732.

Iran’s election — 9:30 a.m. The New America Foundation and the Center for Public Opinion hold a discussion on “Iran’s Election: What The Polling Says.” Ken Ballen, president of the Terror Free Tomorrow, and Steve Coll, president, chief executive officer and co-director of the Counter-Terrorism/Counter-Insurgency Initiative at NAF, participate. Location: NAF, 1630 Connecticut Ave. NW. Seventh floor. Contact: 202/986-2760, Ext. 315.

Discussion — 10 a.m. The National Press Club Noon Newsmaker Program holds a discussion on “What We Have Learned from Afghanistan — And the Future of NATO,” with Danish Defense Minister Soren Gade. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 301/530-1210; 202/797-5363; and 202/662-7593.

Foreclosure crisis — 11 a.m. The Brookings Institution’s Hamilton Project holds a discussion on “Addressing the Foreclosure Crisis.” Robert Rubin of Citigroup Inc., Lawrence Summers of Harvard University and Michael Barr of the University of Michigan Law School participate. Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

Meeting — noon Senate Banking Chairman Christopher J. Dodd, Connecticut Democrat, holds a meeting with Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Christopher Cox to discuss the mortgage and credit markets and its impact on U.S. securities markets and investors, and to consider steps the SEC can take to promote liquidity, transparency and investor confidence. Location: 448 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5372.

Briefing — 12:15 p.m. The Alliance for Health Reform holds a briefing on “Healthcare in the 2008 Elections: Where Do the Candidates Stand on Promoting a High-Performance Health System?” Sara Collins of the Commonwealth Fund and Katherine Hayes of Jennings Policy Strategies participate. Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/789-2300.

Lecture — 1:30 p.m. The Library of Congress holds a lecture on “Hyperspectral Imaging and the Waldseemuller World Map.” Roger Easton, professor in the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science at the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Fenella France, visiting scientist in the Preservation Research and Testing Division of LOC, participate. Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, Mary Pickford Theater. Contact: 202/707-5213.

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