- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 25, 2008

PRESIDENT BUSH

Participates in a photo opportunity with the 2008 Bassmaster Classic Champion and the 2008 Women’s Bassmaster Tour Champion in the Oval Office of the White House. Meets with King Hamad of Bahrain in the Oval Office. Delivers remarks at a celebration of Greek Independence Day in the East Room of the White House. Attends a National Republican Senatorial Committee reception at a private residence in McLean.

VICE PRESIDENT

On foreign travel to Oman, Saudi Arabia, Israel, the West Bank and Turkey.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

Noon National Agricultural Statistics Servicereleases the crop weather summary report. Location: 1400 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 800/727-9540.

5 p.m. American Petroleum Institutereleases its weekly report on petroleum inventories. Location: 1220 L St. NW. Contact: 202/682-8000.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

8:30 a.m. National Highway Traffic Safety Administrationholds the 17th public meeting of the Crash Injury Research and Engineering Network. Location: Transportation Department, 1200 New Jersey Ave. SE, Oklahoma Conference Rooms A, B, C. Contact: 202/366-5078, 202/366-4734 or 202/366-5932.

8:30 a.m. Environmental Protection Agencyholds a meeting of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act Scientific Advisory Panel to consider and review the Endocrine Disruptor Screening Program Proposed Tier-1 Screening Battery. Location: EPA Conference Center, One Potomac Yard (South Building), 2777 S. Crystal Drive, Arlington. Contact: 202/564-8432.

10 a.m. National Nuclear Security Administrationholds a public hearing on the environmental impacts of reasonable alternatives to continue the transformation of the U.S. nuclear weapons complex to one that is smaller, more efficient, more secure and better able to respond to changes in national security requirements. Location: Energy Department, 1000 Independence Ave. SW. Contact: 202/586-3142.

SUPREME COURT

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

Docket number 06-1666 Munaf v. Geren, and docket number 07-394 Geren v. Omar, consolidated for one hour argument

Docket number 07-455 United States v. Ressam

Contact: 202/479-3211.

SENATE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.

SENATE COMMITTEE

10:30 a.m. — Appropriations energy and water development subcommittee holds a field hearing on the rising water level of the Devils Lake basin in North Dakota. Brig. Gen. Michael Walsh, commander of the Army Corps of Engineers’ Mississippi Valley Division; and Myra Pearson, chairwoman of the Spirit Lake Nation, testify. Location: Memorial Building, 520 Fourth Ave. NE, Auditorium, Devils Lake, N.D. Contact: 202/224-7363.

HOUSE

Not in session, Spring District Work Period. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEE

Noon — Small Business Committee holds a field hearing on “The Impact of the 2006-2007 Drought on Georgia’s Economy.” Dick Timmerberg, director of the West Point Lake Coalition, LaGrange, Ga.; and Mary Kay Woodworth, executive director of the Metro Atlanta Landscape and Turf Association, Atlanta, participate. Location: Callaway Center for International Business Development, West Georgia Technical College, 220 Fort Drive, LaGrange, Ga. Contact: 202/226-3636.

GENERAL AGENDA

Meeting — 8 a.m. The Food and Drug Administration’s Pediatric Advisory Committee holds a meeting to hear and discuss adverse event reports for several drugs. Location: Hilton, Washington DC North/Gaithersburg, 620 Perry Parkway, Grand Ballroom, Gaithersburg. Contact: 301/827-3340.

Above and Beyond finalists — 8:30 a.m. The Congressional Medal of Honor Society holds an event to honor the 51 finalists of its “Above and Beyond” award, which recognizes ordinary Americans who perform extraordinary acts of selfless courage, dedication and sacrifice. Former Secretary of State Colin L. Powell; and Michael Thornton, vice president, and Paul Bucha, past president of the Congressional Medal of Honor Society, participate. Location: Arlington National Cemetery, Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Contact: 843/884-8862.

Responders safety — 8:30 a.m. The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health holds a meeting to address important issues surrounding the health and safety of emergency responders. Location: Hyatt Regency Crystal City, 2799 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington. Contact: 404/498-2499.

Teacher effectiveness — 9 a.m. The Alliance for Excellent Education holds a discussion on how to define and measure teacher effectiveness at the high school level and how to use that information so that teaching can be improved. Bethany Little, vice president of the Alliance for Excellent Education; and Jeremy Ayers, policy and advocacy associate at the Alliance for Excellent Education, participate. Location: Resources for the Future, 1616 P St. NW. Contact: 202/828-0828; 202/328-5000.

Trade preferences — 9 a.m. The Washington International Trade Association (WITA) holds a discussion on “Trade Preferences-Outdated or Simply in Need of Reform.” Laura Baughman, executive director of the Coalition for GSP (Generalized System of Preferences); and Assistant U.S. Trade Representative Meredith Broadbent, for industry, market access and telecommunications, participate. Location: WITA, Meridian Suites, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/312-1600.

Views of pope — 10 a.m. The National Press Club Morning Newsmaker Program holds a media briefing on the “American Views of (Pope) Benedict XVI and the Catholic Church,” with Carl Anderson of the Knights of Columbus. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest, Lisagor Room. Contact: 703/329-1960; or 202/624-1859; 202/662-7593.

College aid — 11 a.m. The D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education holds a financial aid information session for high school seniors, March 25-28. Location: Martin Luther King, Jr. Library, 901 G St. NW. Contact: 202/724-2010.

South India castes — noon The George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs holds a discussion on “The Political Construction of Caste in South India” with Vijayendra Rao, lead economist at the Development Research Group of the World Bank. Location: GWU Elliott School, 2115 G St. NW, Monroe Hall, Room 321. Contact: 202/994-6240.

Pentagon welcome — noon Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates hosts an honor cordon to welcome Egyptian Defense Minister Mohamed Hussein Tantawi to the Pentagon. Location: Pentagon, River Entrance steps. Contact: 703/697-5131.

Jewish Argentines — noon The Library of Congress holds a lecture on “Searching for Home in Argentina and Israel: History and Identity Among Jewish Argentines and Argentine Israelis,” with Raan Rein, professor of Latin American and Spanish history. Location: LOC, Madison Building, 101 Independence Ave. SE, West Dining Room. Contact: 202/707-7302.

Americas lecture — 3 p.m. The Organization of American States holds a discussion on “The Political Strategy for Governance: The Importance of the Regional Context?” with former Guatemalan Vice President Eduardo Stein, as a part of the 26th Lecture Series of the Americas. Location: OAS, 17th Street and Constitution Avenue Northwest. Contact: 202/458-6824.

Taiwan elections — 3:30 p.m. The Woodrow Wilson Center’s Asia Program holds a discussion on “Taiwan’s Presidential Elections: Healing the Rift?” Alan Wachman of the Fletcher School at Tufts University; John Fuh-sheng Hsieh of the University of South Carolina; and Emerson Niou of Duke University participate. Location: WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

North Korea discussion — 5:30 p.m. The Atlantic Council holds an discussion on the “Current State of North Korea’s Nuclear Program and Six Party Talks,” with Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Christopher Hill, as a part of the Global Leadership series. Location: Atlantic Council Conference Room, 1101 15th St. NW, 11th floor. Contact: 202/463-7226.

Security and privacy — 5:30 p.m. Homeland Security Chief Privacy Officer Hugo Teufel III delivers remarks to the American Bar Association’s Law/Standing Committee on Law and National Security Privacy Program. Location: Alston and Bird LLP, Atlantic Building, 950 F St. NW. Contact: 202/282-8010.

Compiled by FIND/AFP and The Washington Times

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