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Today's Events

Feb. 9, 2016, 2:30 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (F.R. Page 2873) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (F.R. Page 2873) holds a meeting of the Arthritis Advisory Committee to discuss biologics license application (BLA) 125544 for CT-P13, a proposed biosimilar to Janssen Biotech Inc.'s REMICADE (infliximab) submitted by Celltrion Inc.

FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Building 31 Conference Center, Room 1503, Silver Spring, Md.

Stephanie Begansky, 301-796-9001 [Note: RSVP by February 2.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 9, 2016, 3 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 1434) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 1434) holds a meeting of the National Advisory Council on Minority Health and Health Disparities.

NIH, 31 Center Drive, Building 31, Conference Room 6, Bethesda, Md.

Joyce Hunter, 301-402-1366, hunterj@nih.gov

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 9, 2016, 3 a.m.

RealClearPolitics and RealClearDefense - Discussion

RealClearPolitics and RealClearDefense hold a discussion on "Protecting the Homeland: The Future of Missile Defense."

Mark Gunzinger, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments; Rebeccah Heinrichs, fellow at the Hudson Institute; Tom Karako, senior fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Missile Defense Project; former NORAD/NORTHCOM Commander retired Gen. Charles Jacoby Jr.; former NORAD/NORTHCOM Director of Strategy, Policy and Plans retired Maj. Gen. Francis Mahon; former NORAD/NORTHCOM Chief of Staff retired Maj. Gen. Dallas Thompson; and former Missile Defense Agency Deputy Director retired Brig. Gen. Kenneth Todorov

Charlie Palmer Steak, 101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-644-8780 [Note: RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/protecting-the-homeland-the-future-of-missile-defense-tickets-20904405640 ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 3 a.m.

Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif.; Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas; Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y.; and Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla. - Forum

Rep. Karen Bass, D-Calif.; Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, D-Texas; Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-N.Y.; and Rep. Frederica Wilson, D-Fla. hold the first "Africa Policy Breakfast" forum on "Boko Haram and its Regional Impact."

Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs Linda Thomas-Greenfield; Nii Akuetteh, executive director of the African Immigrant Caucus; Reuben Brigety II, dean of the George Washington University School of International Affairs; and Raymond Gilpin, dean of the National Defense University's Africa Center for Strategic Studies

HVC-201, U.S. Capitol

Dan Roth, 202-225-7084, dan.roth@mail.house.gov [Note: Webcast at http://bass.house.gov/bokoharam ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 3 a.m.

The National Defense Industrial Association - Conference

The National Defense Industrial Association holds its 2016 Human Systems Conference on "Valuing Human Systems Research and Development (R&D): Enhancing Capabilities, Reducing Cost," February 9-10.

Waterford at Springfield, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, Va.

Christy Mason, 703-247-2586, cmason@ndia.org [Note: Register at http://www.ndia.org/meetings/6350/Pages/default.aspx ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 3 a.m.

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) - Summit

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) holds its 2016 Community College National Legislative Summit, February 9-11.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Stiddard, 202-775-6486, jstiddard@acct.org [Note: Register at http://www.acct.org/events/2016-national-legislative-summit ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 3 a.m.

The House Budget Committee - Event

The House Budget Committee holds a media event for the arrival of the president's FY2017 budget.

210 Cannon House Office Building

William Allison, 202-226-6100

Feb. 9, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

IDEEA Inc. - Conference

IDEEA Inc. holds its "ComDef 2016 Research and Development Conference," on technology advances in the government and military, February 9-10."

Army and Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Va.

703-760-0762; http://www.ideea.com/comdef16r-d/registration.htm

Feb. 9, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Election Assistance Commission (F.R. Page 4267) - Meeting

Election Assistance Commission (F.R. Page 4267) holds a meeting of the Technical Guidelines Development Committee, February 8-9.

U.S. Access Board, 1331 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C.

Patricia Wilburg, 301-975-6994, patricia.wilburg@nist.gov

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 9, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The National Academies Board on Energy and Environmental Systems - Conference

The National Academies Board on Energy and Environmental Systems holds a conference on "Electricity Use in Rural and Islanded Communities: A Workshop Supporting the Quadrennial Energy Review's Public Outreach," February 8-9.

National Academies, 500 Fifth Street NW, Keck Center, Room 100 Washington, D.C.

202-334-2138, news@nas.edu; http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DEPS/BEES/DEPS_047085

Feb. 9, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The National Academy of Sciences - Workshop

The National Academy of Sciences holds a workshop on "Electricity Use in Rural and Islanded Communities," February 8-9.

National Academy of Sciences, 500 Fifth Street NW, Keck Center, Room 100, Washington, D.C.

202-334-2000; http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DEPS/BEES/DEPS_047085

Feb. 9, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Veterans Affairs Department (VA) (F.R. Page 5527) - Meeting

Veterans Affairs Department (VA) (F.R. Page 5527) holds a meeting of the Commission on Care to examine the access of veterans to health care and strategically examine how best to organize the Veterans Health Administration, locate health care resources, and deliver health care to veterans during the next 20 years.

The American Legion National Headquarters Office, 1608 K Street NW, Seventh Floor Conference Room, Washington, D.C.

John Goodrich, john.goodrich@va.gov [Note: RSVP by 5 p.m. February 5.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 9, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education - Conference

The D.C. Office of the State Superintendent of Education holds its 2016 Postsecondary and Career Education Conference, with the theme "What's Next? Inspiring, Engaging, Collaborating for Postsecondary Success."

Walter E. Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW, Washington, D.C.

Michael Longaro, 202-751-7856, Michael.Longaro@dc.gov [Note: Register at http://osse.dc.gov/event/6th-annual-post-secondary-career-education-conference ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Agriculture Department, World Agricultural Outlook Board

Agriculture Department, World Agricultural Outlook Board World Agricultural Supply and Demand Estimates

1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

202-720-5447; http://www.usda.gov/oce/commodity/wasde/latest.txt

Feb. 9, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Treasury Department

Treasury Department Daily reports: State and Local Government Bond Rates and Treasury Yield Curve data

1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-504-3550

Feb. 9, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The Senate Budget Committee - Event

The Senate Budget Committee holds a media event for the arrival of the president's FY2017 budget request.

608 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Joe Brenckle, 202-224-2586

Feb. 9, 2016, 4 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 1433) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 1433) holds a meeting of the Fogarty International Center Advisory Board.

NIH, Stone House, Building 16, Conference Room, Bethesda, Md.

Kristen Weymouth, 301-496-1415, weymouthk@mail.nih.gov

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 9, 2016, 4 a.m.

Justice Department (DOJ); Office of Justice Programs (OJP) (F.R. Page 2241) - Meeting

Justice Department (DOJ); Office of Justice Programs (OJP) (F.R. Page 2241) holds a meeting of the National Motor Vehicle Title Information System (NMVTIS) Federal Advisory Committee on providing input and recommendations to OJP regarding the operations and administration of NMVTIS.

Office of Justice Programs, 810 7th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Todd Brighton, 202-616-3879, Todd.Brighton@usdoj.gov [Note: RSVP required at least seven days prior to the event.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 9, 2016, 4 a.m.

CTIA - The Wireless Association - Discussion

CTIA - The Wireless Association holds a discussion on "5G: The Next Generation of Wireless," and the transition from 4G LTE to 5G to help maintain U.S. leadership in wireless technology.

Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Chairman John Thune, R-S.D.; Jessica Rosenworcel, commissioner on the Federal Communications Commission; and Meredith Attwell Baker, president and CEO of CTIA

Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Avenue NE, Washington, D.C.

Amy Storey, 202-736-3207, astorey@ctia.org; http://www.ctia.org/resource-library/events/archive/2016/02/09/default-calendar/ctia-hosts-leadership-forum-on-5g-the-next-generation-of-wireless [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 4 a.m.

Health Affairs - Forum

Health Affairs holds a forum on "the complex environment in which vaccines are discovered, produced and delivered."

Angela Shen, policy adviser in the HHS National Vaccine Program's Office Senior Science; Jon Kim Andrus, executive vice president of the Sabin Vaccine Institute; Robin Beillik, consultant epidemiologist; Logan Brenzel, senior program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Joseph Dieleman, assistant professor for global health at the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation; Judith Kallenberg, head of policy at Gavi; Abigail Lowin, student at Columbia Law School; Michael McQuestion, director of sustainable immunization financing at the Sabin Vaccine Institute; Glen Nowalk, director of the University of Georgia's Center for Health & Risk Communication; Sachiko Ozawa, health economist at Johns Hopkins University's Bloomberg School of Public Health; Carol Pandak, director of Rotary International's PolioPlus; David Ridley, professor at Duke University; and Jason Schwartz, assistant professor at the Yale School of Public Health

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

Brianna Gavio, 202-745-5064, bgavio@gymr.com [Note: Register at https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ec580p0nd4c45084 ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 4 a.m.

The Business Council for International Understanding - Briefing

The Business Council for International Understanding holds a briefing.

Hungarian Ambassador to the United States Reka Szemerkenyi

TBA

Liam Morgan, 212-490-0460, l-morgan@bciu.org; http://www.bciu.org/events/upcoming-events [Note: Event is closed press. Members of the business community may RSVP to attend and to receive event location.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) - Briefing

The Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) holds a briefing on technology and Internet policy in the months ahead, in Europe and the United States.

CDT, 1401 K Street NW, Second Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-637-9800, press@cdt.org [Note: RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1HTgEt3KNSzr3b9ifzVdBdhZSCRFEWTjPk7MvUEoxFnc/viewform - Conference call available: Call-in, 855-282-6330; passcode, 29190992]

Feb. 9, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

Senate Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on worldwide threats.

G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-3871 http://www.armed-services.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 9, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) (F.R. Page 6055) - Meeting

National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) (F.R. Page 6055) holds a meeting on the 8734 commercial truck collision with stopped vehicles on Interstate 88, Naperville, Illinois, January 27, 2014.

NTSB Conference Center, 429 L'Enfant Plaza SW., Washington, D.C.

Keith Holloway, 202-314-6100, keith.holloway@ntsb.gov [Note: Webcast at http://www.ntsb.gov ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 9, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

The Center for Science in the Public Interest - Discussion

The Center for Science in the Public Interest holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 9:30 a.m., on the report "Carbonating the World: The Marketing and Health Impact of Sugar Drinks in Low- and Middle-income Countries."

Barry Popkin, professor of nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; and Michael Jacobson, president of the Center for Science in the Public Interest

None given

Ariana Stone, 202-777-8355, astone@cspinet.org; http://www.cspinet.org [Note: RSVP required for dial-in information and to receive an embargoed copy of the report.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 4:45 a.m.

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va. - Remarks

Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., holds an event to make an economic development announcement.

1515 North Courthouse Road, Arlington, Va,

Brian Coy, Brian.Coy@governor.virginia.gov

Feb. 9, 2016, 5 a.m.

Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee - Markup

Full committee markup of S.1622, the "FDA Device Accountability Act of 2015"; S.2030, the "Advancing Targeted Therapies for Rare Diseases Act of 2015"; S.849, the "Advancing Research for Neurological Diseases Act of 2015"; S.2014, the "Next Generation Researchers Act"; S.800, the "Enhancing the Stature and Visibility of Medical Rehabilitation Research at the NIH Act"; S.2503, the "Preventing Superbugs and Protecting Patients Act"; and S.2511, to improve Federal requirements relating to the development and use of electronic health records technology.

430 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-5375 http://help.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 9, 2016, 5 a.m.

The Atlantic Council - Discussion

The Atlantic Council holds a discussion on "Great Rifts: Political and Economic Ramifications of the Iran-Saudi Divide."

Amir Handjani, president of PG International Commodity Trading Services; David Ottaway, senior scholar at the Wilson Center; Atlantic Council Senior Fellows Sara Vakhshouri and Frederic Hof; and Barbara Slavin, acting director of the Atlantic Council's Future of Iran Initiative

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Madeleine Levey Lambert, 202-864-2831, press@AtlanticCouncil.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 5 a.m.

The U.S. Postal Service - Conference call briefing

The U.S. Postal Service holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 10 a.m., on FY2016 first quarter financial results.

Postmaster General and CEO Megan Brennan; and Postal Service CFO Joseph Corbett

None given

Sarah Ninivaggi, 202-268-1997, sarah.a.ninivaggi@usps.gov [Note: Call-in, 855-293-54396; conference ID, 42570997]

Feb. 9, 2016, 5 a.m.

The Center for American Progress (CAP) - Discussion

The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion on "Investing in Our Nation's Human Capital Through Apprenticeship."

CAP, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Tom Caiazza, 202-481-7141, tcaiazza@americanprogress.org; or 202-682-1611; http://www.americanprogress.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 5 a.m.

Commerce Department's Bureau of the Census

Commerce Department's Bureau of the Census Monthly Wholesale Trade for December 2015

1401 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-482-2235; http://www.census.gov/econ/www

Feb. 9, 2016, 5 a.m.

Labor Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Labor Department, Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey for December 2015

200 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-606-5902

Feb. 9, 2016, 5 a.m.

The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) - News conference

The Center for Health, Environment and Justice (CHEJ) holds a news conference with a coalition of moms from Michigan and Missouri to address the "EPA's failure to act on serious threats to public health in both communities."

Dawn Chapman and Karen Nickel, co-founders of Just Moms St. Louis; Melissa Mays of Water You Fighting For (via phone from Flint, Mich.); Lois Gibbs, founder of the Center for Health, Environment and Justice; Ed Smith of the Missouri Coalition for the Environment; and Gail Thackery of the Franciscan Sisters of Mary

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Zenger Room, Washington, D.C.

Elissa Laitin, 202-624-6914, elaitin@teamster.org [Note: A conference call is available. Dial-in, 888-223-4641; international callers, 303-223-2682.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass.; and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn. - News conference

Sen. Edward Markey, D-Mass.; and Sen. Al Franken, D-Minn., hold a news conference to discuss Medicaid coverage and continuity of care for pretrial inmates.

Middlesex, Mass. Sheriff Peter Koutoujian; and Hennepin County (Minn.) Sheriff Richard Stanek

S-115, U.S. Capitol

Giselle Barry, 202-224-2742

Feb. 9, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.; and Rep. Robert Dold, R-Ill. - Event

Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Ill.; and Rep. Robert Dold, R-Ill., hold an event to unveil a multi-state program to combat opioid abuse in the United States.

White House Director of National Drug Control Policy Michael Botticelli; Lake County (Ill.) State's Attorney Michael Nerheim; and Richard Ashworth, president for pharmacy and retail operations at Walgreens

Walgreens, 801 Seventh Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Brad Stewart, 202-302-8283, Brad.Stewart@mail.house.gov

Feb. 9, 2016, 6 a.m.

International Trade Commission (USITC) (F.R. Page 3475) - Meeting

International Trade Commission (USITC) (F.R. Page 3475) holds a meeting to vote on Inv. Nos. 701-TA-528-529 and 731-TA-1264-1268, Certain Uncoated Paper from Australia, Brazil, China, Indonesia, and Portugal, and is scheduled to complete and file its determinations and views of the Commission on February 22, 2016.

ITC, 500 E Street SW, Room 101, Washington, D.C.

202-205-2000

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 9, 2016, 6 a.m.

The Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) - Release

The Government Publishing Office (GPO) and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) hold the release of the president's FY2017 budget.

GPO Bookstore, 710 North Capitol Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Gary Somerset, 202-512-1957, gsomerset@gpo.gov ; or Abdullah Hasan, 202-815-7198, Abdullah_Hasan@omb.eop.gov [Note: Set-up is at 10 a.m. There will be no complimentary hard copies for the media. Printed copies will be available through GPO's retail and online bookstore. The Historical Tables will be available only in digital format. The budget also will be available as a mobile Web app and electronically at https://www.govinfo.gov/ ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 6 a.m.

Agriculture Department, Economic Research Service

Agriculture Department, Economic Research Service Livestock and Meat International Trade Data Report; Farm Sector and Household Income Forecast

1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

202-694-5050; http://www.ers.usda.gov

Feb. 9, 2016, 6 a.m.

Transportation Department, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Transportation Department, Bureau of Transportation Statistics Airline Fuel Cost and Consumption, December 2015

400 7th Street SW, Washington, D.C.

202-366-5580

Feb. 9, 2016, 6 a.m.

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md. - Briefing

House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-Md. holds his weekly pen and pad briefing.

H-144, U.S. Capitol

Mariel Saez, 202-225-3130, Mariel.Saez@mail.house.gov [Note: No cameras allowed.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 6:30 a.m.

The East-West Center in Washington - Discussion

The East-West Center in Washington holds a discussion on "Japan and the United States Local Partners, Global Allies."

Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii; Rep. Mark Takai, D-Hawaii; Rep. Mark Takano, D-Calif.; Japan's Ambassador to the United States Kenichiro Sasae; Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Economic and Business Affairs Kurt Tong; Kanji Yamanouchi, minister for economic affairs for the Embassy of Japan in the United States; and Satu Limaye, director of the East-West Center in Washington

106 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Grace Ruch-Clegg, 202-327-9762, dcevents@eastwestcenter.org; http://www.eastwestcenter.org/events/japan-and-the-united-states-local-partners-global-allies [Note: RSVP by February 8.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 6:30 a.m.

Treasury Department

Treasury Department Auction of 4-week Treasury Bills.

1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-504-3550

Feb. 9, 2016, 6:30 a.m.

The Broadcasting Board of Governors - Conference call briefing

The Broadcasting Board of Governors holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 11:30 a.m., to discuss the president's FY2017 budget request.

John Lansing, CEO and director of BBG; and Connie Stephens, acting chief financial officer at BBG

None given

202-203-4400, publicaffairs@bbg.gov [Note: RSVP required by 5 p.m. Monday, February 8 at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/february-9-bbg-telephone-briefing-on-fy-2017-budget-request-for-us-international-media-tickets-21232238196 for call-in information.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 6:45 a.m.

A senior Treasury official - Briefing

A senior Treasury official holds a pen-and-pad background briefing on the General Explanations of the Administration's FY2017 Revenue Proposals (Greenbook), a companion document to the administration's FY2017 budget proposal.

Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Media Room 4121, Washington, D.C.

202-622-2960 [Note: Embargoed copies of the Greenbook will be made available to members of the media in the Treasury Media Room beginning about 11 a.m. Both the documents and content from the briefing will be embargoed until the Greenbook's public release at 1:30 p.m. The media RSVP deadline has passed.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Cato Institute - Book discussion

The Cato Institute holds a book discussion on "Cornerstone of Liberty: Property Rights in 21st Century America."

Co-authors Timothy Sandefur, principal attorney at the Pacific Legal Foundation, and Christina Sandefur, vice president for policy at the Goldwater Institute; Robert Percival, director of the University of Maryland School of Law Environmental Law Program; Roger Pilon, director of Cato's Center for Constitutional Studies; and Trevor Burrus, research fellow at Cato's Center for Constitutional Studies

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-789-5200, events@cato.org; http://www.cato.org [Note: The event will be webcast at http://www.cato.org/live ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation - Briefing

The Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation holds a briefing on "Making Congress More Entrepreneurial."

Lee Drutman, senior fellow at the New America Political Reform Program

CVC-North, U.S. Capitol

Emily Fetsch, efetsch@kauffman.org [Note: RSVP required by February 3.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Competitive Enterprise Institute - Briefing

The Competitive Enterprise Institute holds a briefing on "Regulatory Threats to Flexible Employment & Worker Freedom: What Can Congress Do?"

Eli Dourado, director of the George Mason University Technology and Policy Program; Bob Dorfman, owner and operator of World of Beer franchises in Northern Virginia; Angelo Amador, senior vice president and regulatory counsel at the National Restaurant Association

2261 Rayburn House Office Building

Annie Dwyer, 202-331-1010, Annie.Dwyer@cei.org [Note: Register at https://cei.org/content/regulatory-threats-flexible-employment-worker-freedom-what-can-congress-do ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Society for International Development, Washington, D.C. Chapter (SIDW) - Discussion

The Society for International Development, Washington, D.C. Chapter (SIDW) holds a on "Private Sector Approaches to Improving Youth Workforce Systems."

Eniola Mafe, programs manager at the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative Foundation; Luis Maes, senior manager at the Walmart Foundation; and Mona Mourshed, director of McKinsey & Company's Global Education Practice

SIDW, 1101 15th Street NW, Third Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-884-8590, events@sidw.org [Note: Register at http://www.sidw.org/events ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 7 a.m.

Agriculture Department, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Agriculture Department, National Agricultural Statistics Service Cotton Ginnings Report; Crop Production Report

1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

800-727-9540; http://www.usda.gov/nass/

Feb. 9, 2016, 7 a.m.

The National Academies - Release

The National Academies holds an embargoed release, beginning at 12 p.m., of a new report from the Institute of Medicine of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine on "Gulf War and Health, Vol. 10: Update of Health Effects of Serving in the Gulf War."

None given

202-334-2138, news@nas.edu [Note: RSVP for a copy of the report, which is embargoed and not available for public release before 10 a.m. Thursday, February 11.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 7 a.m.

The D.C. Bar - Discussion

The D.C. Bar hosts a discussion on "The Obama Administration's National Ocean Policy: Success or Failure?"

Peter Oppenheimer, chief of the International Section of the Office of General Counsel, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration; Laura Cantral, partner with Meridian Institute; Dennis Heinemann, director of science at the Marine Mammal Commission; Navy Capt. Dean Leech of the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps, and associate general counsel for environment, energy and installations in the Defense Department's Office of General Counsel; Jay Sterne, partner with Nossaman LLP; and Jeff Watters, director of government relations at the Ocean Conservancy

Baker & Hostetler LLP, 1050 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C.

202-626-3463, SectionsEvents@dcbar.org

Feb. 9, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) - Book discussion

The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) holds a book discussion on "The Early Years: Child Well-being and the Role of Public Policy."

Book editors Norbert Schady and Samuel Berlinski; and IDB Chief Economist Jose Juan Ruiz

IDB, 1330 New York Avenue NW, Room CR3, Washington, D.C.

Mildred Rivera, 202-623-2319, mildredr@iadb.org [Note: RSVP required at http://events.iadb.org/calendar/eventDetail.aspx?lang=en&id=4920 ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) - Summit

The Global Biological Standards Institute (GBSI) holds its 2016 BioPolicy Summit, with the theme "Research Reproducibility: Innovative Solutions to Drive Quality."

The Newseum, 555 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Knight Conference Center, Washington, D.C.

Carol Miller, 202-306-0130 [Note: RSVP to cmiller@gbsi.org to attend in person or participate via webcast.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 7 a.m.

American University researchers - Briefing

American University researchers hold a briefing on a five-year study of the implementation and effects of the "Healthy Schools Act, a law enacted to reduce obesity rates among students attending public and public charter schools in the District of Columbia."

D.C. Council members Mary Cheh, Yvette Alexander and David Grosso; Celeste James, director of community health at Kaiser Permanente, Mid-Atlantic States; Anastasia Snelling, professor and dean in American University's School of Education and chair in the American University Department of Health Studies; Sarah Irvine Belson, associate professor and executive director of the American University Institute for Innovation in Education; and Amanda Delabar, principal at Tubman Elementary School

John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Mayor's Press Briefing Room G-9, Washington, D.C.

Keenan Austin, 202-724-8105

Feb. 9, 2016, 7:15 a.m.

New America - Book discussion

New America holds a book discussion on "United States of Jihad: Investigating America's Homegrown Terrorists."

Author Peter Bergen, vice president of New America; and Bruce Hoffman, director of Georgetown University's Security Studies Program

New America, 740 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C.

Maria Elkin, 202-596-3368, elkin@newamerica.org [Note: RSVP at https://www.newamerica.org/international-security/united-states-of-jihad-dc-launch ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 7:15 a.m.

Agriculture Department, Foreign Agricultural Service

Agriculture Department, Foreign Agricultural Service Cotton, Grains, Oilseeds, and World Agricultural Production

1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

202-720-0888; http://www.usda.gov/pecad/

Feb. 9, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The Atlantic Council - Discussion

The Atlantic Council holds a discussion on "Cross-Straits Series: Conflict in the Taiwan Strait?"

Tiffany Ma, director of political and security affairs for The National Bureau of Asian Research; Roger Cliff, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's Center on International Security; Thomas McNaugher, professor and director of studies for Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Madeleine Levey Lambert, 202-864-2831, press@AtlanticCouncil.org; http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/crossstraits-series-conflict-in-the-taiwan-strait [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) - Book discussion

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a book discussion on "Kim Jong Un's 'Pyongyang Republic: Inside North Korea's totalitarianism."

Author Robert Collins; Helen-Louise Hunter, author of "Kim Il-song's North Korea"; Greg Scarlatoiu, executive director of the Committee for Human Rights in North Korea; and David Maxwell, Associate Director of Georgetown University's Center for Security Studies

AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-862-5829, mediaservices@aei.org; https://www.aei.org/events/kim-jong-uns-pyongyang-republic-inside-north-koreas-totalitarianism/ [Note: Registration requested.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "The Free Exercise of Religion in Our Time," focusing on international religious liberty.

Dallin Oaks, member of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Kenney-Herter Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; http://www.sais-jhu.edu [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "Building Peace, Security and Prosperity in Pakistan."

Sherry Rehman, founding chair and president of the Jinnah Institute; Shirin Tahir-Kheli, senior fellow at the SAIS Foreign Policy Institute; and Daniel Markey, senior research professor at SAIS

SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Kenney Herter Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; http://www.sais-jhu.edu [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The Global Health Council - Discussion

The Global Health Council holds a discussion on "Extending the Benefits of Immunization to All."

Assistant HHS Secretary for Global Affairs Jimmy Kolker; Rebecca Martin, acting director of the CDC Center for Global Health; Alan Weil, editor at Health Affairs; and David Fleming, vice president of public health at PATH

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, First Amendment Lounge, Washington, D.C.

202-368-1353; http://globalhealth.org/event/extending-the-benefits-of-immunization-to-all [Note: RSVP to pathrsvp@gmail.com]

Feb. 9, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The Center for Global Development (CGD) - Discussion

The Center for Global Development (CGD) holds a discussion titled "Penny-Wise, Pound-Foolish: How Does Autonomy for Field Agents Affect Development Project Outcomes?"

Dan Honig, assistant professor of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies; Bill Savedoff, senior fellow for the Center for Global Development; and Vivek Srivastava, lead public sector specialist for the World Bank

CGD, 2055 L Street NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-416-4000; http://www.cgdev.org/event/penny-wise-pound-foolish-how-does-autonomy-field-agents-affect-development-project-outcomes

Feb. 9, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The Senate Democratic Policy Committee - Meeting

The Senate Democratic Policy Committee holds its weekly policy committee closed luncheon meeting, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

S-211, U.S. Capitol

202-224-3232 [Note: Escort from the gallery departs at 11:30 a.m. for a stakeout in the Ohio Clock Corridor.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The Senate Republican Policy Committee - Meeting

The Senate Republican Policy Committee holds its weekly policy committee closed luncheon meeting, beginning at 12:30 p.m.

S-207, U.S. Capitol

202-224-2946 [Note: Escort from the gallery departs at 11:30 a.m. for a stakeout in the Ohio Clock Corridor.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 8 a.m.

State Department (DOS) (F.R. Page 3229) - Meeting

State Department (DOS) (F.R. Page 3229) holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Private International Law to discuss an upcoming meeting at the Hague Conference on the topic of international parentage and surrogacy.

State Department, 600 19th Street NW, Annex 17, Room 9.04, Washington, D.C.

pil@state.gov [Note: RSVP required by February 2.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 9, 2016, 8 a.m.

The Defense Department - Briefing

The Defense Department holds a briefing for the president's FY2017 Defense budget.

Deputy Defense Secretary Bob Work; and Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Paul Selva

The Pentagon, Briefing Room 2E973

Mark Wright, 703-693-6858, mark.e.wright.civ@mail.mil

Feb. 9, 2016, 8 a.m.

Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan - News conference

Office of Management and Budget Director Shaun Donovan holds a news conference on the president's FY2017 budget.

Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers Jason Furman; Cecilia Munoz, director of the Domestic Policy Council; Jeff Zients, director of the National Economic Council; and White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest

Eisenhower Executive Office Building, South Court Auditorium

Abdullah_Hasan@omb.eop.gov [Note: Pre-set at 12:15 p.m. at the stakeout location by Pebble Beach. Final gather time for escort to the South Court Auditorium is 12:30 p.m. RSVP at https://www.whitehouse.gov/webform/media-rsvp-press-conference-presidents-fy17-budget by 10 a.m. Monday, February 8. Webcast at https://www.whitehouse.gov/live ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) - Briefing

The Health and Human Services Department (HHS) holds a briefing on the president's HHS Budget for FY2017.

HHS Secretary Sylvia Mathews Burwell; and Assistant HHS Secretary for Financial Resources Ellen Murray

HHS, 200 Independence Avenue SW, First Floor Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-690-6343 [Note: Credentialed media only. RSVP required to media@hhs.gov. Media are encouraged to arrive early for setup.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy - Briefing

The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy holds a briefing on the president's FY2017 budget proposal.

American Association for the Advancement of Science, 1200 New York Avenue NW, Auditorium, Washington D.C.

202-326-6400; http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/ostp/rdbudgets

Feb. 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden - Remarks

NASA Administrator Charles Bolden delivers remarks on the "State of NASA."

NASA Langley Research Center, 2 Langley Boulevard, Hampton, Va.

Kathy Barnstorff, 757-864-9886, kathy.barnstorff@nasa.gov [Note: Media RSVP required by 5 p.m. February 8. Arrive at the Langley gate no later than 1 p.m.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

The Labor Department - Release

The Labor Department holds a Web release, beginning at 1:30 p.m., of the department's budget for FY2017.

None given

202-693-4650 [Note: Budget information will be posted at http://www.dol.gov/general/budget ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell - Conference call briefing

Interior Secretary Sally Jewell holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 1:30 p.m., to provide an overview of the president's FY2017 budget request for the Interior Department.

Deputy Interior Secretary Mike Connor; U.S. Geological Survey Director Suzette Kimball; and Principal Deputy Assistant Interior Secretary for Policy, Management and Budget Kristen Sarri

None given

Interior_Press@ios.doi.gov [Note: Credentialed media only. Call-in, 888-790-2047; password, INTERIOR. The Interior Department Budget in Brief book and budget fact sheet will be online by 1:30 p.m. Tuesday at https://www.doi.gov/budget ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

The Defense Department - Briefing

The Defense Department holds briefings for the president's FY2017 Defense budget.

The Pentagon, Briefing Room (2E973)

703-697-5131 [Note: Journalists without a Pentagon building pass will be picked up at the River Entrance Pedestrian Bridge or Pentagon Metro Visitors Entrance only. Plan to arrive no later than 30 minutes before the event; have proof of affiliation and a photo identification. Call 703-697-5131 for escort into the building.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 9 a.m.

Commerce Department (DOC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Ocean Service (NOS) (F.R. Page 1404) - Meeting

Commerce Department (DOC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Ocean Service (NOS) (F.R. Page 1404) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act Great Lakes, February 9-11.

None given

Caitlin Gould, 240-533-0290, Caitlin.gould@noaa.gov [Note: RSVP required by February 8. Webinar information at https://fda.webex.com/fda/j.php?MTID=mbab594f49aa3fd9079e28d7fb0aac9ef; password, Habsnhypoxia; conference call at, 301-796-7777; toll free, 855-828-1770; meeting ID, 741 106 359]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 9, 2016, 9 a.m.

House Veterans' Affairs Committee - Hearing

Economic Opportunity Subcommittee hearing on "A Review of VA's Loan Guaranty and Specially Adaptive Housing Grant Programs."

334 Cannon House Office Building

202-225-3527 http://veterans.house.gov [Note: Rescheduled from January 26.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 9, 2016, 9 a.m.

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) - Briefing

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) holds a briefing on the release of its FY2017 budget.

USGS Director Suzette Kimball

Interior Department, 1849 C Street NW, South Penthouse, Washington, D.C.

Diane Noserale, 703-648-4333, dnoseral@usgs.gov [Note: RSVP to karmstrong@usgs.gov to attend. A conference call line is also available: call-in, 703-648-4848; password, 37418#]

Feb. 9, 2016, 9 a.m.

The State Department - Briefing

The State Department holds a briefing on the budget for FY2017.

The State Department, 2201 C Street NW, Washington, D.C.

202-647-2492 [Note: Time is approximate. All media must present government-issued photo ID as well as valid media credentials.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 9 a.m.

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates; Assistant Attorney General Lee Lofthus; and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jolene Lauria - Briefing

Deputy Attorney General Sally Yates; Assistant Attorney General Lee Lofthus; and Deputy Assistant Attorney General Jolene Lauria hold a pen-and-pad briefing on the president's FY2017 budget request for the Justice Department.

Justice Department, 950 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Seventh Floor Press Conference Room, Washington, D.C.

202-514-2007 [Note: No cameras allowed. All media must present government-issued photo ID as well as valid media credentials. Media may begin arriving at 1:30 p.m. and must enter the department at the visitor's entrance on Constitution Avenue between Ninth and Tenth Streets.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Education Department - Briefing

The Education Department holds a briefing to provide a general overview of the department's budget for FY2017.

Education Department, 400 Maryland Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

202-401-1576, press@ed.gov [Note: Webcast at http://www2.ed.gov/about/overview/budget ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 9 a.m.

Senate Republicans - Media availability

Senate Republicans hold a media availability after closed a policy luncheon.

Ohio Clock Corridor, U.S. Capitol

202-224-2946

Feb. 9, 2016, 9 a.m.

Senate Democrats - Media availability

Senate Democrats hold a media availability after closed a policy luncheon.

Ohio Clock Corridor, U.S. Capitol

202-224-3232

Feb. 9, 2016, 9 a.m.

Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom and U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Gayle Smith - Briefing

Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Heather Higginbottom and U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Gayle Smith hold an on-camera, on-the-record briefing on the president's FY2017 budget request for the State Department and USAID. The on-camera, on-the-record daily press briefing with State Department spokesman John Kirby follows.

The State Department, 2201 C Street NW, Press Briefing Room 2209, Washington, D.C.

202-647-2492 [Note: All media must present government-issued photo ID as well as valid media credentials.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Senate Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Strategic Forces Subcommittee hearing on "Department of Defense Nuclear Acquisition Programs and the Nuclear Doctrine in Review of the Defense Authorization Request for FY2017 and the Future Years Defense Program."

232-A Russell Senate Office Building

202-224-3871 http://www.armed-services.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 9, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "Federal Interactions with State Management of Fish and Wildlife."

406 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-8832 http://epw.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 9, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

The Energy Department - Briefing

The Energy Department holds a briefing on the FY2017 budget.

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz

Energy Department, 1000 Independence Avenue SW, Room IE-245, Washington, D.C.

202-586-4940 [Note: Credentialed media only. RSVP required to RSVP@hq.doe.gov as soon as possible for clearance to enter the building.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on worldwide threats to America and its allies.

216 Hart Senate Office Building

202-224-1700 http://intelligence.senate.gov [Note: Rescheduled from January 26. Stakeout approved for 216 Hart alcove. Setup at 1:30 p.m.]

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 9, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Federal Reserve Board

Federal Reserve Board Selected interest rates daily update

20th Street and Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-452-3206

Feb. 9, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

HUD Secretary Julian Castro - Conference call briefing

HUD Secretary Julian Castro holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 2:30 p.m., on HUD's budget for FY2017.

None given

202-402-6054 [Note: Call-in, 800-288-8961; ask for the "HUD Budget Call"]

Feb. 9, 2016, 10 a.m.

The Atlantic Council - Discussion

The Atlantic Council holds a discussion on "Unveiling the Iran Petroleum Contract: Investment Impact, Sanctions Concerns, and Production Outlook."

Sara Vakhshouri, non-resident senior fellow in the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center; Suzanne Maloney, deputy director in the Brookings Institution's Foreign Policy Program; Guly Sabahi, partner in the Energy Sector Team at Dentons; Yeganeh Torbati, national security, sanctions and foreign policy reporter for Reuters; and Annie Medaglia, deputy director of the Atlantic Council's Global Energy Center

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Madeleine Levey Lambert, 202-864-2831, press@AtlanticCouncil.org [Note: RSVP required. A webcast will be available at http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/unveiling-the-iran-petroleum-contract ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 10 a.m.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) - Discussion

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) holds a discussion on "Consolidating Democracy in Nepal through Transparent Campaign Finance."

Tilak Pathak, op-ed editor for the Kantipur Daily and chairman of the Center for Media Research; and Ivan Doherty, senior associate and director of political party programs for the National Democratic Institute

NED, 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C.

202-378-9675, info@ned.org; http://www.ned.org/events/consolidating-democracy-in-nepal-through-transparent-campaign-finance/ [Note: Media must RSVP at press@ned.org ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 10 a.m.

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Conference call briefing

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 3 p.m., to discuss "progress underway at Kennedy Space Center to advance exploration and discovery, including the journey to Mars."

Bob Cabana, center director of Kennedy Space Center; Mike Bolger, program manager of the Ground Systems Development and Operations Program; Kathy Lueders, program manager of the Commercial Crew Program; and Amanda Mitskevich, program manager of the Launch Services Program

Kennedy Space Center, Florida

Trent Perrotto, trent.j.perrotto@nasa.gov [Note: RSVP required to, 321-867-2468 for call-in information.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 10 a.m.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Briefing

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) holds a briefing on its FY2017 budget.

NIH Director Francis Collins

AAMC Offices, 655 K Street NW, Washington, D.C.

daozhong.jin@nih.gov [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 10 a.m.

Agriculture Department, Economic Research Service

Agriculture Department, Economic Research Service U.S. Agricultural Trade Data Update; Acquaculture Data; Season-Average Price Forecasts

1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, D.C.

202-694-5050; http://www.ers.usda.gov

Feb. 9, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) - Discussion

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a discussion on "ISIS' Hunt for Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMDs): Navigating the Nuclear Underworld."

C.J. Chivers, former reporter at the New York Times; and Rebecca Hersman, director of the CSIS Project on Nuclear Issues

CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Andrew Schwartz, 202-775-3242; http://www.csis.org [Note: Media must RSVP to aschwartz@csis.org]

Feb. 9, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

The National Science Foundation (NSF) - Briefing

The National Science Foundation (NSF) holds a briefing for the NSF's FY2017 budget request to Congress.

NSF, 4201 Wilson Boulevard, Suite 1235, Arlington, Va.

Maria Zacharias, mzachari@nsf.gov [Note: RSVP required by February 5 to budget@rollout@nsf.gov]

Feb. 9, 2016, 11 a.m.

The Atlantic Council - Discussion

The Atlantic Council holds a discussion on "How Deep Is the Russian Economic Crisis?"

Vladislav Inozemtsev, professor at the Higher School of Economics; Sergey Aleksashenko and Clifford Gaddy, senior fellows at the Brookings Institution; and Anders Aslund, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Madeleine Levey Lambert, 202-864-2831, press@AtlanticCouncil.org; http://www.atlanticcouncil.org/events/upcoming-events/detail/how-deep-is-the-russian-economic-crisis [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 11 a.m.

The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) - Discussion

The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) holds a discussion on "Inside the Iran Negotiations."

Former Rep. Jane Harman, D-Calif., director, president and CEO of WWC; Wendy Sherman, chief U.S. nuclear negotiator with Iran; and Robert Litwak, director of international security studies at WWC

WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Drew Sample, 202-549-5920 or 202-691-4379, drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org [Note: RSVP at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/events ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 11 a.m.

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah - Briefing

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa; and Sen. Mike Lee, R-Utah hold a briefing on criminal justice reform and "to discuss their perspectives on the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act of 2015."

Former Attorney General Michael Mukasey; Ronal Serpas, chairman of Law Enforcement Leaders to Reduce Crime and Incarceration; San Antonia, Texas Police Chief William McManus; and Richard Pocker, former U.S. attorney for the District of Nevada

224 Dirksen Senate Office Building

Emily Long, 202-224-3904, Emily_Long@lee.senate.gov [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "China's Authoritarian Legality."

Mary Gallagheri, associate professor of political science at the University of Michigan

SAIS, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Room 736, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; http://www.sais-jhu.edu [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 9, 2016, noon

Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Briefing

Full committee closed briefing on "Administration Update on the Way Forward in Syria and Iraq."

SVC-217, U.S. Capitol

202-224-6797 http://foreign.senate.gov [Note: Rescheduled from February 8.]

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 9, 2016, noon

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) - Briefing

The National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) holds a briefing on the agency's FY2017 budget proposal.

NASA CFO David Radzanowski

NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, James Webb Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Karen Northon, 202-358-1540, karen.northon@nasa.gov [Note: RSVP required by 4 p.m. February 8. Webcast at http://www.nasa.gov/newsaudio ]

Feb. 9, 2016, noon

House Rules Committee - Meeting

Full committee meets to formulate a rule on H.R.3442, the "Debt Management and Fiscal Responsibility Act of 2015"; and H.R.3293, the "Scientific Research in the National Interest Act."

H-313, U.S. Capitol

202-225-9191 http://www.rules.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 9, 2016, noon

American Petroleum Institute

American Petroleum Institute Brief summary of its weekly report on petroleum inventories.

1220 L St NW, Washington, D.C.

202-682-8114

Feb. 9, 2016, noon

Treasury Department

Treasury Department Daily Treasury Statement

1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-504-3550

Feb. 9, 2016, 1 p.m.

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) - Forum

The Association of the United States Army (AUSA) holds its Gen. Bernard Rogers Strategic Issues Forum on "Coming to a Theater Near You - Lessons for the U.S. Army from the Russian Aggression Against Ukraine."

Phillip Karber, president of the Potomac Foundation

AUSA, 2425 Wilson Boulevard, Arlington, Va.

Diane FitzGerald, 703-907-2661, dfitzgerald@ausa.org [Note: Registration required by February 3 at http://www.ausa.org/ausameetings/Pages/RogersForum.aspx ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 1 p.m.

The Optical Society - Lecture

The Optical Society holds a "Light the Future" lecture on the importance of communicating science to the public.

Ira Flatow, host of "Science Friday" on Public Radio International; Liz Rogan, CEO of the Optical Society; and Alan Willner, president of the Optical Society

The Phillips Collection, 1600 21st Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Rebecca Andersen, 202-416-1443, randersen@osa.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 1 p.m.

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture - Conference call briefing

The National Institute of Food and Agriculture holds a conference call briefing, beginning at 6 p.m., on the president's FY2017 budget.

None given

Amanda Hils, 202-720-3359, amanda.hils@nifa.usda.gov; http://nifa.usda.gov/budget [Note: Call-in, 877-369-5243 or 617-668-3633; access code, 0149994#]

Feb. 9, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

Safe Shores-The D.C. Children's Advocacy Center - Film discussion

Safe Shores-The D.C. Children's Advocacy Center holds a film screening and discussion on "The Raising of America: The Wounded Places."

Angelica Clark Brown, caregiver and family therapist for Safe Shores; Mark Hecker, executive director for Reach Incorporated; and Donna Jackson Nakazawa, author of "Childhood Disrupted: How Your Biography Becomes Your Biology, and How You Can Heal"

The D.C. Children's Advocacy Center, 429 O Street NW, Washington, D.C.

202-645-3200, team@safeshores.org; http://www.safeshores.org/upcoming-events.html

Feb. 9, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

The Committee for the Republic - Discussion

The Committee for the Republic holds a discussion on "The Debate in U.S. Christian Churches over Action Against Israel," focusing on boycott, divest and sanctions (BDS) efforts directed against Israel.

Father Drew Christiansen, professor of ethics and human diversity at Georgetown University; Julie Schumacher Cohen, deputy director of Churches for Middle East Peace; David Wildman, executive secretary for human rights and racial justice at the United Methodist Church; Vernon Broyles III, associate for corporate witness at the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church; and Chas Freeman, board member at the Committee for the Republic

ASAE Building, 1575 I Street NW, Marriott Conference Center, Washington, D.C.

James@Committeefortherepublic.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 9, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

Politics and Prose - Book discussion

Politics and Prose holds a book discussion on "Race in America."

Former Gov. Douglas Wilder, D-Va., author of "Son of Virginia"; April Ryan, Washington bureau chief for the American Urban Radio Networks and author of "The Presidency in Black and White"; Eddie Glaude, chair of Princeton University's Center for African-American Studies and author of "Democracy in Black"; and Wes Moore, Army veteran and author of "The Other Wes Moore"

Busboys and Poets Brookland, 625 Monroe Street NE, Washington, D.C.

202-364-1919, books@politics-prose.com; http://www.politics-prose.com/event/book/race-america-today-panel-discussion

Feb. 9, 2016, 2 p.m.

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance - Event

The Intelligence and National Security Alliance holds its 2016 Achievement Awards ceremony.

U.S. Institute of Peace, 2301 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

703-224-4672 [Note: Register at http://www.insaonline.org/achievement ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 2 p.m.

Georgetown University's Prisons and Justice Initiative - Discussion

Georgetown University's Prisons and Justice Initiative holds a discussion on "Reversing the Tide of Mass Incarceration: Prospects for Prison Reform."

Paul Butler, professor of law at Georgetown University; Benjamin Harbert, assistant professor at Georgetown University; Judith Lichtenberg, professor at Georgetown University; Allegra McLeod, professor of law at Georgetown University; and Marc Howard, professor of government at Georgetown University

Georgetown University, 37th and O Streets NW, Copley Formal Lounge, Washington, D.C.

202-687-4328, gucomm@georgetown.edu [Note: Register at https://prisonsandjustice.georgetown.edu/events/georgetown-events/reversing-the-tide ]

Feb. 9, 2016, 2 p.m.

U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md. - Remarks

U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., delivers remarks, beginning at 7 p.m., on the race to succeed Sen. Mikulski and the "fight to protect and expand Social Security and Medicare, end the scourge of gun violence, and make sure women receive equal pay for equal work," at a meeting of the Ellicott City and Western Howard Democratic Club.

Howard County Library System, Glenwood Branch, 2350 MD-97, Cooksville, Md.

240-696-2104, press@donnaedwardsforsenate.com

Feb. 9, 2016, 4 p.m.

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), and United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) - Conference call briefing

Progressive Democrats of America (PDA), and United for Peace and Justice (UFPJ) hold a conference call briefing, beginning at 9 p.m., on the U.S.-Saudi alliance.

Medea Benjamin, co-founder of Code Pink; and Rusti Eisenberg, professor of contemporary foreign affairs at Hofstra University

None given

212-868-5545 [Note: Call-in, 605-562-3140; access code, 952870#]

Looking Ahead

Feb. 10, 2016, 2 a.m.

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation (F.R. Page 3837) - Meeting

Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation (F.R. Page 3837) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Board of Trustees.

None given

Stephanie Zimmt-Mack, 520-901-8500, zimmt-mack@udall.gov [Note: See contact for dial-in information.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 10, 2016, 3 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 1195) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 1195) holds a meeting of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Advisory Council.

NIH, Porter Neuroscience Research Center, Building 35A, Convent Drive, Bethesda, Md.

Jodi Black, 301-435-0260, blackj@nih.gov

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 10, 2016, 3 a.m.

IDEEA Inc. - Conference

IDEEA Inc. holds its "ComDef 2016 Research and Development Conference," on technology advances in the government and military, February 9-10."

Army and Navy Country Club, 1700 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Va.

703-760-0762; http://www.ideea.com/comdef16r-d/registration.htm

Feb. 10, 2016, 3 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (F.R. Page 4300) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (F.R. Page 4300) holds a meeting of the Healthcare Safety and Quality Improvement Research Subcommittee.

Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Md.

Bonnie Campbell, 301-427-1554

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 10, 2016, 3 a.m.

Homeland Security Department (DHS); Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (F.R. Page 4329) - Meeting

Homeland Security Department (DHS); Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (F.R. Page 4329) holds a meeting of the Technical Mapping Advisory Council to deliberate on the draft content and potential recommendations to be incorporated in the 2016 Review Report (due in April 2016) and the 2016 Annual Report (due in October 2016), February 10-11.

United States Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Auditorium, Reston, Va.

Kathleen Boyer, 202-646-4023, Kathleen.boyer@fema.dhs.gov [Note: Registration required by 11 p.m. February 25 to FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov, attention Kathleen Boyer]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 10, 2016, 3 a.m.

The National Defense Industrial Association - Conference

The National Defense Industrial Association holds its 2016 Human Systems Conference on "Valuing Human Systems Research and Development (R&D): Enhancing Capabilities, Reducing Cost," February 9-10.

Waterford at Springfield, 6715 Commerce Street, Springfield, Va.

Christy Mason, 703-247-2586, cmason@ndia.org [Note: Register at http://www.ndia.org/meetings/6350/Pages/default.aspx ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 3 a.m.

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) - Summit

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) holds its 2016 Community College National Legislative Summit, February 9-11.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C., or as noted

Jennifer Stiddard, 202-775-6486, jstiddard@acct.org [Note: Register at http://www.acct.org/events/2016-national-legislative-summit ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 81834) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 81834) holds a meeting of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

NIH, 6001 Executive Boulevard, Neuroscience Center, Rockville, Md.

Susan Weiss, 301-443-6487, sweiss@nida.nih.gov

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 10, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Nextgov and Defense One - Discussion

Nextgov and Defense One hold a discussion on "Transforming Defense and Federal Information Technology (IT) for a Modern World."

Ritz-Carlton Pentagon City, 1250 S. Hayes Street, Arlington, Va.

202-739-8501 [Note: Register at http://www.govexec.com/events ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) - Event

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce (USCC) holds the release of the fourth edition of the International Intellectual Property (IP) Index "Infinite Possibilities," mapping the IP environment in 38 countries based on 30 indicators.

USCC, 1615 H Street NW, Hall of Flags, Washington, D.C.

202-463-5682, press@uschamber.com; http://www.uschamber.com/events [Note: Register at https://www.regonline.com/Register/Checkin.aspx?EventID=1802289 ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) - Conference

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) holds a conference on "Election Law Continuing Legal Education."

BPC, 1225 I Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C.

202-204-2400; http://bipartisanpolicy.org/events/election-law-continuing-legal-education/ [Note: A second event will be held on February 13.]

Feb. 10, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The National Academy of Sciences - Workshop

The National Academy of Sciences holds a workshop on "Health Risks of Indoor Exposure to Particulate Matter," February 10-11.

National Academy of Sciences, 500 Fifth Street NW, Keck Center, Room 201, Washington, D.C.

Anna Martin, 202-334-2388, Indoor-PM@nas.edu [Note: Register at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2526475/Workshop-on-the-Health-Risks-of-Indoor-Exposure-to-Particulate-Matter - Webcast at http://www.iom.nationalacademies.org ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba - News conference

The U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba holds a news conference to call on Congress to end the embargo between the U.S. and Cuba.

Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack; Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, D-N.D.; Rep. Cheri Bustos, D-Ill.; Rep. Rick Crawford, R-Ark.; Rep. Rodney Davis, R-Ill.; Rep. Tom Emmer, R-Minn.; Rep. Ted Poe, R-Texas; Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass.; Virginia Agriculture Secretary Todd Haymore; Missouri Agriculture Commissioner Richard Fordyce; and Cuban Ambassador to the United States Jose Ramon Cabanas

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

Darshana Patel, 571-235-7238, dpatel@latitudeworldwide.com

Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Financial Services Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on the Federal Reserve's semi-annual Monetary Policy Report to Congress.

2128 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-7502 http://financialservices.house.gov [Note: Media must RSVP to catherine.costakos@mail.house.gov]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

State Department (DOS) (F.R. Page 3856) - Meeting

State Department (DOS) (F.R. Page 3856) holds a meeting to prepare for the third Session of the International Maritime Organization Sub-Committee on Pollution Prevention and Response to be held at the IMO Headquarters, United Kingdom, from February 15-19.

Transportation Department, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Oklahoma Room Headquarters, Washington, D.C.

Regina Bergner, 202-372-1431, regina.r.bergner@uscg.mil [Note: RSVP required by February 5.] ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

Senate Veterans' Affairs Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for Fiscal Year 2017."

418 Russell Senate Office Building

202-224-9126 http://veterans.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Veterans' Affairs Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Budget Request for FY2017."

334 Cannon House Office Building

202-225-3527 http://veterans.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

The Heritage Foundation - Discussion

The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "Can the Iran Deal Stand?"

Rep. Ron DeSantis, R-Fla.; Fred Fleitz, senior vice president of the Center for Security Policy; Patrick Clawson, director of research at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy; James Phillips, senior research fellow for Middle Eastern affairs at Heritage; and former Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., president of Heritage

Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Lehrman Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-675-1761, lectures.seminars@heritage.org; http://www.heritage.org [Note: RSVP requested.]

Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

Senate Environment and Public Works Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "The Importance of Enacting a New Water Resources Development Act."

406 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-8832 http://epw.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Natural Resources Committee - Hearing

Water, Power and Oceans Subcommittee hearing on "The Costly Impacts of Predation and Conflicting Federal Statutes on Native and Endangered Fish Species."

1334 Longworth House Office Building

202-225-2761 http://resourcescommittee.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Education and the Workforce Committee - Hearing

Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education Subcommittee hearing on "Next Steps for K-12 Education: Implementing the Promise to Restore State and Local Control."

2175 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4527 http://edworkforce.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - Markup

Full committee markup of H.R.3572, the "DHS Headquarters Reform and Improvement Act of 2015"; the "DHS Acquisition and Accountability Reform Act"; the "Combat Terrorist Use of Social Media Act of 2016"; H.R.1656, the "Secret Service Improvements Act of 2015"; the "Federal Property Management Reform Act of 2016"; legislation to amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to build partnerships to prevent violence by extremists; S.1526, the "Construction Consensus Procurement Improvement Act of 2015"; S.236, the "Duplication Elimination Act of 2015"; S.1411, the "Presidential Allowance Modernization Act of 2015"; and S.795, to enhance whistleblower protection for contractor and grantee employees; and to vote on the nomination of Beth Cobert to be director of the Office of Personnel Management.

342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-4751 http://www.hsgac.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Small Business Committee - Hearing

Agriculture, Energy and Trade Subcommittee hearing on "Export Control Reform: Challenges for Small Business? (Part I)."

2360 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5821 http://smallbusiness.house.gov [Note: Part two will take place as a full committee hearing on February 11.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Energy and Commerce Committee - Hearing

Health Subcommittee hearing on "Examining Medicaid and CHIP's Federal Medical Assistance Percentage."

2123 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2927 http://energycommerce.house.gov [Note: Rescheduled from January 26.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "Review of Air Traffic Control Reform Proposals" and H.R.4441, the "Aviation Innovation, Reform, and Reauthorization Act."

2167 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-9446 http://transportation.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "Midnight Regulations: Examining Executive Branch Overreach."

2318 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-6371 http://science.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Agriculture Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "The 2016 Agenda for the Commodity Futures Trading Commission."

1300 Longworth House Office Building

202-225-2171 http://agriculture.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

Senate Judiciary Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "Breaking the Cycle: Mental Health and the Justice System," including the "Mental Health and Safe Communities Act."

226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-5225 http://judiciary.senate.gov [Note: Rescheduled from January 26.]

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "Understanding and Deterring Russia: U.S. Policies and Strategies."

2118 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Foreign Affairs Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "From Iraq and Syria to Libya and Beyond: The Evolving ISIL Threat."

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5021 http://foreignaffairs.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Markup

Full committee markup of S.Res.99, calling on the government of Iran to fulfill its promises of assistance in the case of Robert Levinson, the longest held United States civilian in our Nation's history; S.Res.361, urging robust funding for humanitarian relief for Syria; and S.Res.330, congratulating the Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet for winning the 2015 Nobel Peace Prize.

419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-6797 http://foreign.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) (F.R. Page 5993) - Meeting

Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) (F.R. Page 5993) holds a meeting on the FY2016 Operating Plan.

Bethesda Towers, 4330 East West Highway, Fourth Floor, Room 837-C, Bethesda, Md.

Todd Stevenson, 301-504-7923 [Note: Webcast at www.cpsc.gov/live ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

The Conservative Reform Network - Discussion

The Conservative Reform Network holds a discussion on "Replacing Obamacare with Consumer Centered Health Reforms."

House Energy and Commerce Chairman Fred Upton, R-Mich.; and report author Grace-Marie Turner, president of the Galen Institute

Hoover Institution, 1399 New York Avenue NW, Room 500, Washington, D.C.

RTG@ConservativeReform.com [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Judiciary Committee - Markup

Full committee markup of H.R.2947, the "Financial Institution Bankruptcy Act of 2015."

2141 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-3951 http://judiciary.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) - Briefing

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) holds a briefing on high-tech medical simulators that can replace the use of animals in military surgical training.

Retired Rear. Adm. Marion Balsam, former commander of Naval Medical Center Portsmouth; Anahita Dua, specialist in military trauma treatment; and Gideon Raff, executive producer of TV's "Homeland"

421 Cannon House Office Building

BrittnyH@peta.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 10, 2016, 5 a.m.

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) - Meeting

Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) holds a meeting on whether to adopt rules under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 providing for the application of the Title VII security- based swap dealer de minimis counting requirements to security-based swap transactions connected with a non-U.S. person's dealing activity that are arranged, negotiated, or executed by personnel located in a U.S. branch or office or by personnel of an agent of such non-U.S. person located in a U.S. branch or office.

SEC Headquarters, 100 F Street NE, Washington, D.C.

202-551-5400

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 10, 2016, 5:15 a.m.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "U.S. Policy in Central Africa: The Imperative of Good Governance."

419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-6797 http://foreign.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (F.R. Page 3802) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (F.R. Page 3802) holds a meeting by teleconference of the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health's Subcommittee for Dose Reconstruction Reviews (SDRR), Advisory Board on Radiation and Worker Health.

None given

Theodore Katz, 513-533-6800, ocas@cdc.gov [Note: Dial-in at 866-659-0537; pass code, 9933701]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 10, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

House Appropriations Committee - Hearing

Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the budget for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC)."

2362-B Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2771 http://appropriations.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

Senate Appropriations Committee - Hearing

Defense Subcommittee hearing on the FY2017 proposed budget request for the Air Force.

192 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-7257 http://appropriations.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

Senate Finance Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "Revenue Proposals in the Administration's FY2017 Budget."

215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-4515 http://finance.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 6 a.m.

The Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies, and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies - Discussion

The Cato Institute's Center for Constitutional Studies, and the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies hold a discussion on "Intellectual Property and First Principles."

Randolph May, president of the Free State Foundation; Richard Epstein, professor of law at New York University Law School; Eli Dourado, director of the George Mason University Mercatus Center's Technology Policy Program; Jim Harper, senior fellow at Cato; and Roger Pilon, director of the Cato Center for Constitutional Studies

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-789-5200, events@cato.org; http://www.cato.org [Note: Webcast at http://www.cato.org/live ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 6 a.m.

The Brookings Institution - Discussion

The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "Tremors in the Chinese Economy: Debating the Road Ahead."

Stephen Roach, senior fellow at the Jackson Institute of Global Affairs and senior lecturer at Yale University's School of Management; Brad Setser, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Eswar Prasad and Cheng Li, Brookings senior fellows

Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Falk Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-797-6105, events@brookings.edu; http://www.brookings.edu [Note: Register at http://www.brookings.edu/events.aspx ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 6 a.m.

House Homeland Security Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "National Security and Law Enforcement: Breaking the New Visa Waiver Law to Appease Iran."

311 Cannon House Office Building

202-226-8417 http://homeland.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 6 a.m.

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) - Discussion

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) holds a discussion on "Central American Migrant Crisis: Managing Flows."

Former Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff; Salvador Rodezno, deputy chief of mission for the Embassy of Honduras; and Kevin Appleby, international migration policy director for the Center for Migration Studies

BPC, 1225 I Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C.

202-204-2400; http://bipartisanpolicy.org/events/central-american-migrant-crisis-managing-flows/

Feb. 10, 2016, 6 a.m.

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) - Briefing

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) holds a briefing on "Seeking Justice for Atrocities: How the International Criminal Court Could Advance Accountability in Iraq and Syria."

Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass.; Minou Tavarez Mirabal, Dominican Republic congresswoman and president of Parliamentarians for Global Action; Jane Stromseth, former deputy to the ambassador-at-large for global criminal justice at the State Department and professor at Georgetown University School of Law; James Stewart, deputy prosecutor with the International Criminal Court; and Susana SaCouto, professor and director of the War Crimes Research Office at American University's Washington College of Law

2261 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-3599, tlhrc@mail.house.gov

Feb. 10, 2016, 6:30 a.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "the anti-liberal swing in eastern Europe."

Dalibor Rohac, research fellow for the American Enterprise Institute

SAIS, Rome Building, 1619 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; https://www.sais-jhu.edu/content/russia-eurasia-forum-presents-dr-dalibor-rohac [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 10, 2016, 6:30 a.m.

The Atlantic Council - Discussion

The Atlantic Council holds a discussion on "Inside the Sieges: The Scope and Implications of Besieged Syria."

Mohamad Katoub, protection officer at the Syrian American Medical Society; Valerie Szybala, executive director of the Syria Institute; Jan Jaap van Oosterzee, Middle East policy lead at PAX; and Atlantic Council Center for the Middle East Senior Fellows Faysal Itani and Frederic Hof

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Madeleine Levey Lambert, 202-864-2831, press@AtlanticCouncil.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 10, 2016, 6:45 a.m.

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Therese McMillan - Conference call briefing

Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx and Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Acting Administrator Therese McMillan hold a conference call briefing, beginning at 11:45 a.m., to announce FTA's Capital Investment Grant Program recommendations.

None given

Namrata Kolachalam, 202-366-9951 [Note: RSVP required for call-in information to sarah.clements@dot.gov]

Feb. 10, 2016, 7 a.m.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) - Discussion

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on "The 2014 Farm Bill: A midterm review."

Bruce Babcock, professor of economics at Iowa State University; Joe Glauber, senior research fellow for the International Food Policy Research Institute; Barry Goodwin, professor of agricultural and resource economics for North Carolina State University; and Daniel Sumner, director of the Agricultural Issues Center at the University of California Davis

AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-862-5829, mediaservices@aei.org; https://www.aei.org/events/the-2014-farm-bill-a-midterm-review/ [Note: Registration requested. The event will be streamed live at http://www.american.com/watch/aei-livestream ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Hospital Health Plans Coalition - Briefing

The Hospital Health Plans Coalition holds a briefing on "Hospital Health Plans: Competition and Choice."

Tim Teynor, vice president of public policy at the Aultman Health Foundation; Sinead Madigan, executive director for Medicaid and government relations at Health Alliance Medical Plans; Rory Lafferty, director of government affairs at Health Alliance Plan; Jim Kessler, chief legal officer and vice president of Health New England; Elin Gaynor, associate general counsel at Health New England; John Tallent, CEO at Medical Associates Clinic & Health Plans; Mary Davis, chief medical officer at Network Health Plan; Mike Huotari, vice president for legal and government affairs at Rocky Mountain Health Plan; and Dennis Bolin, chief marketing officer at Health Plan Alliance

340 Cannon House Office Building

Maura Fitzsimons, Maura.Fitzsimons@shcare.net

Feb. 10, 2016, 7:25 a.m.

Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke - Event

Former Federal Reserve Board Chairman Ben Bernanke delivers remarks at the Economic Club of Washington, D.C.

David Rubenstein, president of the Economic Club

Mandarin Oriental Washington, 1330 Maryland Avenue SW, Grand Ballroom, Washington, D.C.

Judi Irastorza, 202-223-3959, media@economicclub.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 10, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) - Discussion

The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy (ACS) holds a discussion on "Combating Climate Change in the Courts."

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I.; Richard Ayres, founding partner of the Ayres Law Group and co-founder of the Natural Resources Defense Council; Roger Martella, partner at Sidley Austin and former general counsel for the Environmental Protection Agency; Sharon Eubanks, partner of Bordas & Bordas and lead counsel for the U.S. in United States v. Phillip Morris, et al; Matthew Pawa, president of the Pawa Law Group; Lisa Heinzerling, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center; and Caroline Fredrickson, president of the American Constitution Society

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

202-393-6181; https://events.acslaw.org/rsvp?id=a0YG000000ASiiRMAT [Note: RSVP to press@acslaw.org]

Feb. 10, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "U.S.- China and the Global Economy."

Lawrence Summers, professor and president emeritus at Harvard University

SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Kenney-Herter Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; https://www.sais-jhu.edu/content/johns-hopkins-sais-rostov-lecture-dr-lawrence-summers [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 10, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs - Discussion

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs holds a discussion on "The Vital Role of Development in the Asia-Pacific Rebalance: Perspectives from U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)."

USAID Assistant Administrator for the Bureau for Asia Jonathan Stivers

GWU Elliott School, 1957 E Street NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Washington, D.C.

Jason Shevrin, 202-994-5631, gwmedia@gwu.edu; http://elliott.gwu.edu [Note: RSVP at http://elliott.gwu.edu/events-calendar ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "Inequality, Citizenship and Spatial Dynamics in South African Cities: A Comparative Perspective with Brazil and India."

Patrick Heller, director of the Watson Institute for International and Public Affair's Graduate Program

SAIS, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Room 736, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; http://www.sais-jhu.edu [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 10, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

Defenders of Wildlife and the Endangered Species Coalition - Briefing

Defenders of Wildlife and the Endangered Species Coalition hold a briefing on "The Endangered Species Act, Military Readiness, and Federal Projects."

Ya-Wei Li, senior director of endangered species conservation at Defenders of Wildlife; and retired Maj. Gen. Michael Lehnert, chairman of the Endangered Species Coalition's Advisory Board of Directors

421 Cannon House Office Building

800-385-9712, defenders@mail.defenders.org [Note: RSVP at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/17V5EGe7zD3WyBHGJ38MB-_pSwkruXP4-q_aioOBBvOk/viewform ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 8 a.m.

House Small Business Committee - Hearing

Investigations, Oversight and Regulations Subcommittee hearing on "Oversight of the Office of Advocacy and the Office of the National Ombudsman at the SBA."

2360 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5821 http://smallbusiness.house.gov [Note: Rescheduled from January 26.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 8:15 a.m.

House Foreign Affairs Committee - Hearing

Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations Subcommittee and Western Hemisphere Subcommittee hearing on "The Global Zika Epidemic: Emerging in the Americas."

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5021 http://foreignaffairs.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

The Hudson Institute - Discussion

The Hudson Institute holds a discussion on "Space and Missile Defense Forces and Capabilities for the Warfighter."

Rep. Trent Franks, R-Ariz.; Rep. Doug Lamborn, R-Colo.; Lt. Gen. David Mann, commander of the U.S. Army Space and Missile Defense Command and Army Forces Strategic Command; and Rebeccah Heinrichs, fellow at Hudson

Hudson Institute, 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 400, Washington, D.C.

Carolyn Stewart, 202-974-6456, cstewart@hudson.org; http://www.hudson.org [Note: RSVP required by February 8 to andrew.braun@mail.house.gov]

Feb. 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

Global Green - Briefing

Global Green holds a briefing on "Chemical Safety and Security: Dealing with Global and National Threats."

Krysztof Paturej, president of the International Center for Chemical Safety and Security; State Department Representative of the President for Threat Reduction Programs Bonnie Jenkins; Brian Hayes of the Federal Bureau of Investigation; Amy Graydon, chief of the Homeland Security Office of Infrastructure Protection's Policy and Rulemaking Branch; and Paul Walker, director of environmental security and sustainability at Green Cross International

1101 15th Street, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C.

Anna Tserelova, atserelo@masonlive.gmu.edu

Feb. 10, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

The American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) - Discussion

The American Foreign Policy Council (AFPC) holds a discussion on "The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission's (USCC) 2015 Annual Report."

Rep. Randy Forbes, R-Va., and Del. Madeleine Bordallo, D-Guam, founders and co-chairmen of the Congressional China Caucus; Deputy Assistant Education Secretary Katherine Tobin; Dennis Shea, chairman of USCC; Peter Brookes, USCC commissioner and senior fellow for national security affairs at the Heritage Foundation; and Jeff Smith, director of Asian Security Programs at AFPC

2226 Rayburn House Office Building

Amanda Azinheira, 202-543-1006; http://origin.www.uscc.gov/sites/default/files/annual_reports/2015%20Annual%20Report%20to%20Congress.PDF [Note: RSVP required to events@afpc.org.]

Feb. 10, 2016, 9 a.m.

Commerce Department (DOC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Ocean Service (NOS) (F.R. Page 1404) - Meeting

Commerce Department (DOC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Ocean Service (NOS) (F.R. Page 1404) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act Great Lakes, February 9-11.

None given

Caitlin Gould, 240-533-0290, Caitlin.gould@noaa.gov [Note: RSVP required by February 9. Webinar information at https://fda.webex.com/fda/j.php?MTID=m1cab022ca28021cff02e6a4830ed26fd; password, Habsnhypoxia; conference call at 301-796-7777; toll free, 855-828-1770; meeting ID, 746 444 650]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 10, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) - Discussion

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) holds a discussion on "Science and Technology Diplomacy and the U.S.-Japan Alliance."

CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Clara Hogan, 202-939-2233, chogan@ceip.org; or Karly Schledwitz, 202-939-2233, kschledwitz@ceip.org [Note: Register at http://carnegieendowment.org/events ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 9 a.m.

House Veterans' Affairs Committee - Hearing

Economic Opportunity Subcommittee hearing on "A Review of VA's Loan Guaranty and Specially Adaptive Housing Grant Programs."

334 Cannon House Office Building

202-225-3527 http://veterans.house.gov [Note: Rescheduled from January 26.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 9 a.m.

Senate Finance Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "The President's FY2017 Budget."

215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-4515 http://finance.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 9 a.m.

House Energy and Commerce Committee - Hearing

Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade Subcommittee hearing on "Industry Perspectives on the Consumer Product Safety Commission."

2123 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2927 http://energycommerce.house.gov [Note: Rescheduled from January 26.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Brookings Institution - Discussion

The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "The Future of Securing Global Cities," focusing on improving "the physical safety of citizens from various forms of violence."

Colombian Ambassador to the United States Juan Carlos Pinzon; retired Army Gen. Ray Odierno, senior adviser at JPMorgan Chase; Martin Indyk, executive vice president of Brookings; Brookings Senior Fellows Michael O'Hanlon and Vanda Felbab-Brown; and Shivshankar Menon, fellow at Brookings

Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Falk Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-797-6105, events@brookings.edu; http://www.brookings.edu [Note: Register at http://www.brookings.edu/events.aspx ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 9 a.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Tactical Air and Land Forces Subcommittee hearing on "Recommendations from the National Commission on the Future of the Army."

2118 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 9 a.m.

House Ways and Means Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on the Health and Human Services Department's FY2017 budget.

1100 Longworth House Office Building

202-225-3625 http://waysandmeans.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 9 a.m.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Hearing

Government Operations Subcommittee and National Security Subcommittee hearing on "The President's Waiver of Restrictions on the Visa Waiver Program."

2154 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5074 http://oversight.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 9 a.m.

House Foreign Affairs Committee - Hearing

Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade Subcommittee hearing on "After San Bernardino: The Future of ISIS-Inspired Attacks."

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5021 http://foreignaffairs.house.gov [Note: Rescheduled from January 27.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 9 a.m.

The House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee - Hearing

The House Democratic Steering & Policy Committee holds a hearing on "The Flint Water Crisis: Lessons for Protecting America's Children."

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn., and Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., co-chairwomen of the Democratic Steering & Policy Committee; Rep. Dan Kildee, D-Mich.; Mona Hanna-Attisha, director of the Pediatric Residency Program at Hurley Medical Center; Yanna Lambrinidou, president of Parents for Nontoxic Alternatives; Bilal Kareem Tawwab, superintendent of the Flint, Mich. School District; Eric Scorsone, associate professor and founding director of the Michigan State University Extension Center for State and Local Government Policy; and Flint, Mich. Mayor Karen Weaver

HVC-210, U.S. Capitol

Drew Hammill or Evangeline George, 202-226-7616 [Note: Camera crews must RSVP to Ned Adriance at ned.adriance@mail.house.gov]

Feb. 10, 2016, 9 a.m.

Magnet Schools of America - Conference

Magnet Schools of America holds its 2016 National Policy Training Conference, February 10-12.

Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-824-0672 [Note: Register at http://www.magnet.edu/conferences-and-events ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 9:15 a.m.

The Woodrow Wilson Center's (WWC) Middle East Program - Discussion

The Woodrow Wilson Center's (WWC) Middle East Program holds a discussion on "Five Years In: The Legacy of the Arab Spring."

WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Sixth Floor, Washington, D.C.

Drew Sample, 202-549-5920 or 202-691-4379, drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org [Note: Register at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/events ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

House Appropriations Committee - Hearing

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the budget Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC)."

2362-A Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2771 http://appropriations.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) - Briefing

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) holds a briefing on "What's in the Paris Climate Deal?"

Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Environment Daniel Reifsnyder; Bruno Fulda, counselor for ecology, transportation and energy at the Embassy of France; and Georg Maue, counselor for energy and climate policy at the Embassy of Germany

G-50 Dirksen Senate office Building

Laura Parsons, 202-662-1884, lparsons@eesi.org; http://www.eesi.org [Note: Webcast at http://www.eesi.org/livecast ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Senate (Special Committee on) Aging - Hearing

Full committee hearing on a scam by global drug traffickers perpetrated against seniors.

562 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-5364 http://aging.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 10 a.m.

General Services Administration (GSA); Office of Government-wide Policy (F.R. Page 77634) - Meeting

General Services Administration (GSA); Office of Government-wide Policy (F.R. Page 77634) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Portfolio Prioritization Task Group of the Green Building Advisory Committee on the rapid transformation of the federal building portfolio to sustainable technologies and practices.

None given

Ken Sandler, 202-219-1121, ken.sandler@gsa.gov [Note: RSVP required for dial-in information.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 10, 2016, 10 a.m.

General Services Administration (GSA); Office of Government-wide Policy (F.R. Page 77634) - Meeting

General Services Administration (GSA); Office of Government-wide Policy (F.R. Page 77634) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Energy Use Index Task Group of the Green Building Advisory Committee on the rapid transformation of the federal building portfolio to sustainable technologies and practices.

None given

Ken Sandler, 202-219-1121, ken.sandler@gsa.gov [Note: RSVP required for dial-in information.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 10, 2016, 10 a.m.

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) - Discussion

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) holds a discussion on "From 10th to 1st: Improving U.S. Innovation and Global Competitiveness."

Sen. Christopher Coons, D-Del.; Sen. Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; Sen. Cory Gardner, R-Colo.; Hamilton Moses, chairman of Alerion LLC; Mark Seager, fellow in the Data Center Group and CTO for the Technical Computing Group at Intel Corporation; David Williams, executive dean of the Professional Colleges and dean of Ohio State University's College of Engineering; Vivadi Yusibov, executive director of the Fraunhofer USA Center for Molecular Biotechnology; and Stephen Ezell, ITIF vice president of global innovation policy

325 Russell Senate Office Building

202-449-1351, mail@itif.org; https://itif.org/publications/2016/01/20/contributors-and-detractors-ranking-countries%E2%80%99-impact-global-innovation [Note: Media should RSVP to Samantha Greene at sgreene@itif.org or 202-626-5744.]

Feb. 10, 2016, 10 a.m.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) - Discussion

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) holds a discussion on "Untouchable India: Impunity for Caste Violence."

Zerxes Spencer of the International Forum for Democratic Studies; and Manoj Mitta, fellow at NED

NED, 1025 F Street NW, Suite 800, Washington, D.C.

202-378-9675, info@ned.org; http://www.ned.org/ [Note: Media must RSVP to press@ned.org]

Feb. 10, 2016, 10 a.m.

House Rules Committee - Meeting

Full committee meets to formulate a rule on H.R.2017, the "Common Sense Nutrition Disclosure Act of 2015."

H-313, U.S. Capitol

202-225-9191 http://www.rules.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 10 a.m.

House Energy and Commerce Committee - Markup

Communications and Technology Subcommittee markup of H.R.1301, the "Amateur Radio Act"; H.R.2666, the "No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act"; and the "Small Business Broadband Deployment Act."

2123 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2927 http://energycommerce.house.gov [Note: The markup will continue on February 11.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee hearing on "Department of Defense Countering Weapons of Mass Destruction Policy and Programs for FY2017."

2212 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 11 a.m.

The Washington Network Group - Discussion

The Washington Network Group holds a discussion on cybersecurity detection, containment, and response.

Nnake Nweke, branch chief of the Federal Communication Commission; Paul Caiazzo, principal and co-founder of TruShield Security Solutions; Jane LeClair, CEO of the National Cybersecurity Institute; David Grant, director of content strategy for the Christian Science Monitor; and Bill Stokes, founder of the Washington Network Group

National Cybersecurity Institute, 2000 M Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, D.C.

202-455-4504, admin@washingtonnetworkgroup.com; https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ec6jseeqae00a6f3&oseq

Feb. 10, 2016, 11 a.m.

The Association of Climate Change Officers - Discussion

The Association of Climate Change Officers holds a discussion with Maria Vargas Director of the Energy Department's Better Buildings Challenge.

Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP, 1200 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Daniel Kreeger, 202-496-7390, dkreeger@ACCOonline.org; https://acco.site-ym.com/events/EventDetails.aspx?id=769227

Feb. 10, 2016, 11 a.m.

The Nuclear Security Working Group - Seminar

The Nuclear Security Working Group holds a seminar on "Nuclear Security in the 21st Century."

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb.; Rep. Peter Visclosky, D-Ind.; Undersecretary of State for Arms Control and International Security Rose Gottemoeller; Gary Samore, former White House coordinator for arms control and weapons of mass destruction; Christopher Ford, chief legislative counsel at the Senate Foreign Relations Committee; and Steven Clemons, Washington editor-at-large at The Atlantic

HVC-200, U.S. Capitol

202-994-8521; http://nuclearsecurityworkinggroup.org [Note: RSVP to Jamelee Bal at jbal@gwu.edu]

Feb. 10, 2016, noon

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) - Discussion

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on "New Leviathan: The Administrative State, Self-Rule, and Sound Governance."

Cleta Mitchell, partner at Foley & Lardner LLP; Adam White, visiting fellow at the Hoover Institution; Joshua Wright, director of the George Mason University School of Law's Global Antitrust Institute; John Yoo, visiting scholar at AEI; and Gary Schmitt, resident scholar at AEI

AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-862-5829, mediaservices@aei.org; http://www.aei.org [Note: Registration requested. The event will be streamed live at http://www.american.com/watch/aei-livestream ]

Feb. 10, 2016, noon

House Energy and Commerce Committee - Markup

Full committee markup of the "Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act"; H.R.2080, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Clark Canyon Dam; H.R.2081, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson Dam; H.R.2984, the "Fair Ratepayer Accountability, Transparency, and Efficiency Standards (RATES) Act"; H.R.3021, the "Aerial Infrastructure Route (AIR) Survey Act of 2015"; H.R.3447, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the W. Kerr Scott Dam; H.R.3797, the "Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act"; H.R.4238, to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities; H.R.4416, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Jennings Randolph Dam; H.R.4427, to amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act; H.R.4434, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Cannonsville Dam; and H.R.4444, the "EPS Improvement Act."

2123 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2927 http://energycommerce.house.gov [Note: Markup will continue on February 11.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 10, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs - Discussion

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs holds a discussion on "European Union: Drifting Apart Despite Economic Recovery?"

Michael Heise, chief economist at Allianz SE; and Mark Kennedy, director of the GWU Graduate School of Political Management

GWU Elliott School, 1957 E Street NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Washington, D.C.

Jason Shevrin, 202-994-5631, gwmedia@gwu.edu; http://elliott.gwu.edu [Note: RSVP at http://elliott.gwu.edu/events-calendar ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

The George Washington University's (GWU) School of Public Policy and Public Administration - Discussion

The George Washington University's (GWU) School of Public Policy and Public Administration holds a discussion on "Finding Common Ground: Climate Solutions for the Next Administration."

Lynn Scarlett, managing director of public policy at the Nature Conservancy; and Mike Boots, senior fellow at the Aspen Institute

GWU, Washington, D.C.

Amber Palmer-Halma, 202-994-8253, apalmerhalma@gwu.edu; http://smpa.gwu.edu [Note: Register at http://go.gwu.edu/climateconvo2016 ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 1 p.m.

The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs - Discussion

The Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs holds a discussion, beginning at 6 p.m., on "What's Next with Iran? The Future of Its Weapons Program and of Its Relations with the West."

Joseph Cirincione, president of the Ploughshares Fund

World Trade Center Baltimore, 401 East Pratt Street, Baltimore, Md.

410-727-2150, info@bcfausa.org [Note: Register at http://www.bcfausa.org/#!mr-joseph-cirincione/cx70 ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 1 p.m.

The Urban Institute - Discussion

The Urban Institute holds a discussion on "Credit Risk Transfer: Making a Successful Program Even Better," focusing on the transfer of newly acquired single-family mortgages from Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.

Andy Davidson, president of Andrew Davidson and Company Inc.; Rohit Gupta, president and CEO of Genworth U.S. Mortgage Insurance; Bill Roth, CIO at Two Harbors; Howard Altarescu, partner at Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP; and Laurie Goodman, director of the Urban Institute Housing Finance Policy Center

Urban Institute, 2100 M Street NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-833-7200 [Note: Register at http://www.urban.org/events/credit-risk-transfer-making-successful-program-even-better ]

Feb. 10, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

The World Affairs Council (WAC) - Book discussion

The World Affairs Council (WAC) holds a book discussion on "The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing," focusing on the "ongoing debate about women's rights in the Muslim world."

Author Rod Nordland, international correspondent at large and Kabul bureau chief for The New York Times

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, 13th Floor, Holeman Lounge, Washington, D.C.

202-293-1051; https://www.worldaffairsdc.org/EventDetails.aspx?enc=R/QvZJe0i/79oXaYWEsY6xEhdwiYHfxaAWy61c+n4BY=

Feb. 10, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

The Congressional Ukrainian Caucus and the Ukrainian Embassy - Film screening

The Congressional Ukrainian Caucus and the Ukrainian Embassy hold a film screening and discussion of Oscar-nominated documentary "Winter On Fire: Ukraine's Fight for Freedom."

Ukraine Ambassador to the United States Valeriy Chaly; and director Evgeny Afineevsky

CVC-North Orientation Theater, U.S. Capitol

202-339-9598, rsvp@prcollaborative.com [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 10, 2016, 2 p.m.

The Politics and Prose Bookstore - Book discussion

The Politics and Prose Bookstore holds a book discussion on "Breakthrough: The Making of America's First Woman President."

Author Nancy Cohen

Politics and Prose Bookstore, 5015 Connecticut Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-364-1919, books@politics-prose.com; http://www.politics-prose.com

Feb. 11, 2016, 3 a.m.

Energy Department (DOE); Office of Science (F.R. Page 2204) - Meeting

Energy Department (DOE); Office of Science (F.R. Page 2204) holds a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee on recommendations to DOE-SC with respect to the basic energy sciences research program, February 11-12.

Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, Md.

Katie Runkles, 301-903-6529

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 3 a.m.

Homeland Security Department (DHS); Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (F.R. Page 4329) - Meeting

Homeland Security Department (DHS); Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) (F.R. Page 4329) holds a meeting of the Technical Mapping Advisory Council to deliberate on the draft content and potential recommendations to be incorporated in the 2016 Review Report (due in April 2016) and the 2016 Annual Report (due in October 2016), February 10-11.

United States Geological Survey, 12201 Sunrise Valley Drive, Auditorium, Reston, Va.

Kathleen Boyer, 202-646-4023, Kathleen.boyer@fema.dhs.gov [Note: Registration required by 11 p.m. February 25 to FEMA-TMAC@fema.dhs.gov, attention Kathleen Boyer]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 3 a.m.

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) - Discussion

The National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) holds a discussion with Rep. Robert Wittman, R-Va., at the Expeditionary Warfare Annual Meeting.

Army and Navy Club, 901 17th Street NW, Washington D.C.

Michelle Brereton, 703-247-2554, mbrereton@ndia.org; http://www.ndia.org/meetings/670A/Pages/default.aspx

Feb. 11, 2016, 3 a.m.

The National Academies - Lecture

The National Academies holds a lecture on "Human Gene Editing: Scientific, Medical and Ethical Considerations."

Carrie Wolinetz, associate director for science policy at the National Institutes of Health; Trevor Thompson, CEO of the Sickle Cell Foundation of Tennessee; Philip Yeske, chief science officer at the United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation; John Leonard, chief medical officer of Intellia Therapeutics; Vic Myer, CTO at Editas Medicine; Andrew May, chief scientific officer of Caribou Biosciences; Pearl O'Rourke, director of human research affairs at Partners HealthCare; Dominique Brossard, chair of the Department of Life Sciences Communications at the University of Wisconsin-Madison; Abby Bronson, program manager at the Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy; and Alta Charo and Richard Hynes, co-chairmen of the National Academies Committee on Human Gene Editing

National Academies, 500 Fifth Street NW, Keck Center, Room 100, Washington, D.C.

Joanna Roberts, 202-334-2138, jroberts@nas.edu; http://nationalacademies.org/cs/groups/genesite/documents/webpage/gene_169966.pdf [Note: Media RSVP required at news@nas.edu ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 3 a.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Readiness Subcommittee hearing on "Department of the Air Force 2017 Budget Request and Readiness."

2118 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (F.R. Page 4312) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (F.R. Page 4312) holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children, February 11-12.

NIH, 45 Center Drive Room, Bethesda, Md.

Alaina Harris, aharris@hrsa.gov [Note: RSVP required by February 5 at http://www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/mchbadvisory/heritabledisorders ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) - Summit

The Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) holds its 2016 Community College National Legislative Summit, February 9-11.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

Jennifer Stiddard, 202-775-6486, jstiddard@acct.org [Note: Register at http://www.acct.org/events/2016-national-legislative-summit ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The National Academy of Sciences - Workshop

The National Academy of Sciences holds a workshop on "Health Risks of Indoor Exposure to Particulate Matter," February 10-11.

National Academy of Sciences, 500 Fifth Street NW, Keck Center, Room 201, Washington, D.C.

Anna Martin, 202-334-2388, Indoor-PM@nas.edu [Note: Register at http://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/2526475/Workshop-on-the-Health-Risks-of-Indoor-Exposure-to-Particulate-Matter - Webcast at http://www.iom.nationalacademies.org ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Magnet Schools of America - Conference

Magnet Schools of America holds its 2016 National Policy Training Conference, February 10-12.

Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-824-0672 [Note: Register at http://www.magnet.edu/conferences-and-events ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 4 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 81833) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 81833) holds a meeting of National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, February 11-12.

NIH, Terrace Conference Rooms, 5635 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md.

Abraham Bautista, 301-443-9737, bautista@mail.nih.gov [Note: The event will be webcast at http://videocast.nih.gov ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 4 a.m.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) - Discussion

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on "How to Address Puerto Rico's Debt Crisis."

Alex Pollock, senior fellow at the R Street Institute; Daniel Hanson, financial professional at Height Securities LLC; Anne Krueger, senior research professor of international economics at Johns Hopkins University's Paul Nitze School of Advanced International Studies; Brad Setser, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations; and Desmond Lachman, resident fellow at AEI

AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-862-5829, mediaservices@aei.org; http://www.aei.org [Note: Registration requested. Livestream at http://www.american.com/watch/aei-livestream ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 4 a.m.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Meeting

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) holds its 2016 annual meeting on "Global Science Engagement," February 11-15.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

Earl Lane, 202-326-6431, elane@aaas.org; http://membercentral.aaas.org/events/2016-aaas-annual-meeting-washington-dc [Note: Register at http://www.eurekalert.org/aaasnewsroom/2016 ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 4 a.m.

Resources for the Future (RFF) - Discussion

Resources for the Future (RFF) holds a discussion on "The Impact of the Clean Power Plan: Modeling for Strategic Insights."

Tom Curry, vice president of M.J. Bradley and Associates; Jennifer Macedonia, senior advisor of the Bipartisan Policy Center; Ira Shavel, principal of The Brattle Group; Gary Helm, lead market strategist of PJM Interconnection; Vic Niemeyer, senior technical executive of the Electric Power Research Institute; Phil Sharp, president of RFF; and Anthony Paul, center fellow for RFF

RFF, 1616 P Street NW, Washington, D.C.

202-328-5000; [Note: RSVP and webcast at http://www.rff.org/files/document/file/RFF-EPRI-Feb11-ModelingSeminar-Agenda.pdf ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 4 a.m.

The Ripon Society - Event

The Ripon Society holds a breakfast with Sen. Shelley Moore Capito, R-W.Va.

Capitol Hill Club, 300 First Street SE, Washington, D.C.

202-216-1008, communications@riponsociety.org; http://www.riponsociety.org/upcomingevents.htm [Note: RSVP required. This event is closed press.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 4 a.m.

Farm Credit Administration (FCA) (F.R. Page 6002) - Meeting

Farm Credit Administration (FCA) (F.R. Page 6002) holds a meeting of the Farm Credit Administration Board on the Spring 2016 Abstract of the unified agenda of federal regulatory and deregulatory actions and the Spring 2016 Regulatory Projects Plan.

Farm Credit Administration, 1501 Farm Credit Drive, McLean, Va.

Dale Aultman, 703-883-4009

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 4 a.m.

The Washington International Trade Association (WITA) - Discussion

The Washington International Trade Association (WITA) holds a discussion on "TPP Series: What's at Stake for Agriculture?"

U.S. Chief Agricultural Negotiator for the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Darci Vetter; Jaime Castaneda, senior vice president of the U.S. Dairy Export Council; Audrae Erickson, vice president of external and public affairs for Mead Johnson Nutrition; Dominique Harris, senior policy associate for Cargill; Colin Hunter, minister counsellor of agriculture for the Embassy of Australia; Mary Latimer, senior director of global trade for Mars Incorporated; and Peter Thornton, assistant director for the North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services

WITA, Meridian Suites, Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Horizon Ballroom, Washington, D.C.

202-312-1600, events@wita.org; http://www.eventbrite.com/e/tpp-series-whats-at-stake-for-agriculture-tickets-20520251625

Feb. 11, 2016, 4 a.m.

Taia Global Inc. - Event

Taia Global Inc. holds a event titled "Suits and Spooks: Local Bets on Global Threats," focusing on security challenges across aerospace, critical infrastructure, finance and future warfare, February 11-12.

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey Carr, 360-301-1716, jc@taiaglobal.com [Note: Registration required at https://suitsandspooksdc2016.sched.org ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

Senate Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "National Commission on the Future of the United States Army."

G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-3871 http://www.armed-services.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee - Hearing

Regulatory Affairs and Federal Management Subcommittee hearing on "Examining Agency Discretion in Setting and Enforcing Regulatory Fines and Penalties."

342 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-4751 http://www.hsgac.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

House Financial Services Committee - Hearing

Housing and Insurance Subcommittee hearing on "The Future of Housing in America: Examining the Health of the Federal Housing Administration."

2128 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-7502 http://financialservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Veterans' Affairs Committee - Hearing

Health Subcommittee hearing on "Choice Consolidation: Improving VA Community Care Billing and Reimbursement."

334 Cannon House Office Building

202-225-3527 http://veterans.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "The Semiannual Monetary Report to Congress."

538 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-7391 http://banking.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Agriculture Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on the impacts of the Environmental Protection Agency's actions on the rural economy.

1300 Longworth House Office Building

202-225-2171 http://agriculture.house.gov [Note: Rescheduled from January 26.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson - Address

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson delivers the annual State of Homeland Security address, titled "DHS: Progress in 2015, Goals for 2016."

Woodrow Wilson Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue, 6th Floor Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-282-8010 [Note: Media must arrive by 9 a.m. RSVP to Justine Whelan at justine.whelan@hq.dhs.gov by 3 p.m. on Wednesday, February 10.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Appropriations Committee - Hearing

Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee hearing on the budget Internal Revenue Service."

2359 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2771 http://appropriations.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Appropriations Committee - Hearing

State, Foreign Operations and Related Programs Subcommittee hearing on "United States Engagement in Central America."

B-308 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2771 http://appropriations.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

Justice Department (DOJ); Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States (F.R. Page 5784) - Meeting

Justice Department (DOJ); Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States (F.R. Page 5784) holds a meeting.

Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Patricia Hall, 202-616-6975

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

Senate Finance Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "The President's FY2017 Budget."

215 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-4515 http://finance.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

Senate Judiciary Committee - Markup

Full committee markup of S.247, the "Expatriate Terrorist Act"; S.483, the "Ensuring Patient Access and Effective Drug Enforcement Act of 2015"; S.524, the "Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act of 2015"; and votes on the nominations of Elizabeth Drake to be a judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade; Jennifer Choe Groves to be a judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade; and Gary Stephen Katzmannt to be a judge of the U.S. Court of International Trade.

226 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-5225 http://judiciary.senate.gov [Note: Rescheduled from February 4.]

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

The National Press Club Newsmaker Program - News conference

The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference on the ramifications of the Trans-Pacific Partnership's Investor-State Dispute Settlement provision and the impact on U.S. laws in corporate controlled tribunals.

Joseph Stiglitz, recipient of the Nobel Prize for Economics and professor at Columbia University; Lise Johnson, attorney and leading authority on investment law and policy at Columbia University; and Ralph Gomory, recipient of the 1989 National Medal of Science and professor at New York University

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Bloomberg Room, Washington, D.C.

Patti Giglio, 202-903-7869, patti@psgcom.net; http://www.press.org/events/economist-joseph-stiglitz-columbia-universitys-lise-johnson-and-researcher-and-corporate-exec

Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Natural Resources Committee - Hearing

Federal Lands Subcommittee hearing on H.R.87, the "Shiloh National Military Park Boundary Adjustment and Parker's Crossroads Battlefield Designation Act"; H.R.295, to reauthorize the Historically Black Colleges and Universities Historic Preservation program; H.R.1621, to modify the boundary of Petersburg National Battlefield in the Commonwealth of Virginia; H.R.2817, the "National Historic Preservation Amendments Act of 2015."

1324 Longworth House Office Building

202-225-2761 http://resourcescommittee.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Small Business Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "Export Control Reform: Challenges for Small Business? (Part I)."

2360 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5821 http://smallbusiness.house.gov [Note: Part one will take place as a Agriculture, Energy and Trade Subcommittee hearing on February 10.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (F.R. Page 6005) - Meeting

Federal Mine Safety and Health Review Commission (F.R. Page 6005) holds a meeting on the Secretary of Labor v. Premier Elkhorn Coal Company and the Secretary of Labor v. Trivette Trucking whether the judge erred in vacating a citation alleging that a truck driver had failed to maintain control of his truck and in excluding certain evidence from the record.

JW Marriott, 1331 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 511N, Washington, D.C.

Emogene Johnson, 202-434-9935

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Homeland Security Committee - Hearing

Counterterrorism and Intelligence Subcommittee hearing on "The Future of Iranian Terror and Its Threat to the U.S. Homeland."

311 Cannon House Office Building

202-226-8417 http://homeland.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Ways and Means Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on the FY2017 budget proposal for the Treasury Department.

1100 Longworth House Office Building

202-225-3625 http://waysandmeans.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

The Center for Global Development (CGD) - Discussion

The Center for Global Development (CGD) holds a discussion on "Does the Past Condemn Us? A Conversation on the Future of U.S. Foreign Assistance."

Former U.S. Agency for International Development Administrator Raj Shah, fellow at Georgetown University; Michael Gerson, columnist at the Washington Post; and Nancy Birdsall, president of CGD

CGD, 2055 L Street NW, Fifth Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-416-4000 [Note: Register at http://www.cgdev.org/event/does-past-condemn-us-conversation-future-us-foreign-assistance ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Foreign Affairs Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "Iran Nuclear Deal Oversight: Implementation and its Consequences."

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5021 http://foreignaffairs.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "Preview 2016: The Debate on Transatlantic Data Privacy and National Security."

Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wis.; FTC Commissioner Julie Brill; Susan Ness, senior fellow at the Center for Transatlantic Relations; Andreas Schwab, member of the European People's Party (EPP) Germany; Michael Boni, member of EPP Poland; and Dan Hamilton, executive director of the Center for Transatlantic Relations

SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Kenney-Herter Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; http://www.sais-jhu.edu [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee - Markup

Full committee markup of pending business.

2167 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-9446 http://transportation.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

House Energy and Commerce Committee - Markup

Communications and Technology Subcommittee markup of H.R.1301, the "Amateur Radio Act"; H.R.2666, the "No Rate Regulation of Broadband Internet Access Act"; and the "Small Business Broadband Deployment Act."

2123 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2927 http://energycommerce.house.gov [Note: Continued from February 10.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5 a.m.

Senate Appropriations Committee - Hearing

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on emerging health threats and the Zika supplemental request.

138 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-7257 http://appropriations.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5:15 a.m.

House Judiciary Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "Is The Investor Visa Program an Underperforming Asset?"

2141 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-3951 http://judiciary.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5:15 a.m.

Senate Foreign Relations Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on the nominations of Karen Stewart to be ambassador to the Marshall Islands; Robert Riley III, to be ambassador to Micronesia; Swati Dandekar to be director of the Asian Development Bank; and Matthew Matthews to be senior official for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum.

419 Dirksen Senate Office Building

202-224-6797 http://foreign.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on "Assessing the Development of Afghanistan National Security Forces."

2118 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

The Atlantic Council - Discussion

The Atlantic Council holds a discussion on "The United States Marine Corps in the Twenty-First Century."

Marine Corps Commandant Gen. Robert Neller

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Madeleine Levey Lambert, 202-864-2831, press@AtlanticCouncil.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

House Appropriations Committee - Hearing

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the budget for the Office of the Secretary of the Agriculture Department.

2362-A Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2771 http://appropriations.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

Inter-American Dialogue (IAD) - Discussion

Inter-American Dialogue (IAD) holds a discussion on "Interpreting Chinese Finance in Latin America."

Kevin Gallagher, director of the Global Economic Governance Initiative at Boston University; and Fei Yuan, research fellow for the Global Economic Governance Initiative at Boston University

IAD, 1211 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 510, Washington, D.C.

202-822-9002; http://www.thedialogue.org/event/interpreting-chinese-finance-in-latin-america/

Feb. 11, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on "Assessing the Development of Afghanistan National Security Forces."

2118 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.

The Heritage Foundation - Book discussion

The Heritage Foundation holds a book discussion on "Liberty's Nemesis: The Unchecked Expansion of the State."

Daniel Gallagher, former commissioner of the Securities and Exchange Commission and president of Patomak Global Partners; David McIntosh, president of the Club for Growth, and former U.S. Representative from Indiana; Dean Reuter, vice president of the Practice Groups and director of The Federalist Society; Linda Chavez, president of Becoming American Institute; and Richard Epstein, professor at New York University School of Law and director of the Classical Liberal Institute

Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Washington, D.C.

202-675-1761, lectures.seminars@heritage.org; http://www.heritage.org/events/2016/02/libertys-nemesis [Note: RSVP requested.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.

The Cato Institute - Discussion

The Cato Institute holds a discussion on "Derivatives: Weapons of Mass Destruction or Tools of Stability?"

Bruce Tuckman, finance professor for New York University; Marcus Stanley, policy director of Americans for Financial Reform; and James Iorio, head of Barclay's Global Foreign Exchange and Commodities Distribution

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Hayek Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-789-5299, events@cato.org; http://www.cato.org/events/derivatives-weapons-mass-destruction-or-tools-stability [Note: RSVP by February 10.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) - Briefing

The National Council of Entrepreneurial Tech Transfer (NCET2) holds a discussion on "Angels, Venture Capitalists (VCs), and Corporates in the National Research Commercialization Enterprise," focusing on "creating research-intensive university startups to commercialize federally-funded R&D."

Michael Lovell, president of Marquette University; Richard McCullough, vice provost of research at Harvard University; Mike Lennox, senior associate dean and chief strategy officer at the University of Virginia's School of Business; and Tony Stanco, executive director of NCET2

2168 Rayburn House Office Building

rsvp@ncet2.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) - Briefing

The Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission (TLHRC) holds a briefing on "Bahrain: Repression and the Consequences for Reconciliation."

Rep. Jim McGovern, D-Mass.; Brian Dooley, director of the Human Rights First Human Rights Defenders Program; Maryam Alkhawaja, co-director of the Gulf Center for Human Rights; Nedal al-Salman, head of international relations and women and children's rights advocacy at the Bahrain Center for Human Rights; Kate Kizer, U.S. advocacy officer at Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain; and Cole Bockenfeld, deputy director of policy at the Project on Middle East Democracy

TBA

202-225-3599, tlhrc@mail.house.gov [Note: Location TBA.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 6 a.m.

House Energy and Commerce Committee - Markup

Full committee markup of the "Blocking Regulatory Interference from Closing Kilns (BRICK) Act"; H.R.2080, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving Clark Canyon Dam; H.R.2081, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Gibson Dam; H.R.2984, the "Fair Ratepayer Accountability, Transparency, and Efficiency Standards (RATES) Act"; H.R.3021, the "Aerial Infrastructure Route (AIR) Survey Act of 2015"; H.R.3447, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the W. Kerr Scott Dam; H.R.3797, the "Satisfying Energy Needs and Saving the Environment (SENSE) Act"; H.R.4238, to amend the Department of Energy Organization Act and the Local Public Works Capital Development and Investment Act of 1976 to modernize terms relating to minorities; H.R.4416, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Jennings Randolph Dam; H.R.4427, to amend section 203 of the Federal Power Act; H.R.4434, to extend the deadline for commencement of construction of a hydroelectric project involving the Cannonsville Dam; and H.R.4444, the "EPS Improvement Act."

2123 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2927 http://energycommerce.house.gov [Note: Continued from February 10.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 7 a.m.

National Economists Club - Discussion

National Economists Club holds a luncheon discussion on "The Upcoming Federal Communications Commission Auction for Broadcast TV Spectrum."

Former FCC Commissioner Harold Furtchgott-Roth, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute

Chinatown Garden Restaurant, 618 H Street NW, Washington, D.C.

703-493-8824, nec.club@verizon.net; http://thenationaleconomistsclub.shuttlepod.org/ [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 7 a.m.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) - Discussion

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on "Global impact investing."

Former Assistant Secretary of State Dina Habib Powell, head of Goldman Sachs' Impact Investing Business and president of the Goldman Sachs Foundation; and Arthur Brooks, president of AEI

AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-862-5829, mediaservices@aei.org; https://www.aei.org/events/global-impact-investing-a-conversation-with-dina-habib-powell/ [Note: Registration requested. The event will be streamed live at http://www.american.com/watch/aei-livestream ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 7 a.m.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) - Discussion

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on "The 2014 Farm Bill: A midterm review."

Bruce Babcock, professor of economics at Iowa State University; Joe Glauber, senior research fellow for the International Food Policy Research Institute; Barry Goodwin, professor of agricultural and resource economics for North Carolina State University; and Daniel Sumner, director of the Agricultural Issues Center at the University of California Davis

AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-862-5829, mediaservices@aei.org; https://www.aei.org/events/the-2014-farm-bill-a-midterm-review/ [Note: Registration requested. The event will be streamed live at http://www.american.com/watch/aei-livestream ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 7 a.m.

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy - Discussion

The University of Maryland School of Public Policy holds a discussion on "Preventing Violent Extremism: The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization Acting for Peace."

Irina Bokova, director general of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

The University of Maryland, 2101 Van Munching Hall, SPP Atrium, College Park, Md.

Megan Campbell, 301-405-4390, mcamp@umd.edu; https://www.publicpolicy.umd.edu/events/saul-i-stern-lecture-preventing-violent-extremism-unesco-acting-peace

Feb. 11, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Family Research Council (FRC) - Lecture

The Family Research Council (FRC) holds a lecture on "Herbert Hoover's Crusade Against Collectivism - and How It Applies in the Era of Barack Obama."

George Nash, senior fellow at the Russell Kirk Center for Cultural Renewal

FRC, 801 G Street NW, Washington, D.C.

202-393-2100; http://www.frc.org [Note: Register at http://www.frc.org/events/dr-george-h-nash-senior-fellow-at-the-russell-kirk-center-for-cultural-renewal ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 7:15 a.m.

The Peterson Institute for International Economics (IIE) - Discussion

The Peterson Institute for International Economics (IIE) holds a discussion on "Rich People, Poor Countries," focusing on "how a large and expanding group of businesspeople from developing countries have accumulated billion-dollar fortunes."

Caroline Freund, senior fellow at Peterson; Tyler Cowen, professor of economics at George Mason University; and Tarun Khanna, professor at Harvard Business School

IIE, 1750 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Eitan Urkowitz, 202-454-1334, media@piie.com; http://www.iie.com [Note: Media RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The Henry L. Stimson Center and the Arms Control Association (ACA) - Discussion

The Henry L. Stimson Center and the Arms Control Association (ACA) hold a discussion on "The State of the Comprehensive Test Ban and Non-Proliferation Treaties."

Susan Burk, former U.S. Ambassador to the 2010 Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference; David Koplow, professor of law at Georgetown University Law Center; Michael Krepon, co-founder of the Stimson Center; and Daryl Kimball, executive director of ACA

Stimson Center, 1211 Connecticut Avenue NW, Eighth Floor, Washington, D.C.

Richard Robinson, 202-478-3419, communications@stimson.org; or 202-223-5956 [Note: Register at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/10EyRxm6QMX7cBZ1wlbTVVLFhXsvPyHPbLytHIoK67zU/viewform ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

Freedom House - Discussion

Freedom House holds a discussion on "Tibet: Intensified Crackdown, Popular Resistance."

Lobsang Sangay, prime minister of the Tibetan government-in-exile; Daniel Calingaert, executive vice president of Freedom House; and Sarah Cook, senior research analyst for East Asia at Freedom House

Freedom House, 1850 M Street NW, Suite 1100, Washington, D.C.

202-747-7035, press@freedomhouse.org [Note: Register at https://freedomhouse.org/events ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

European Union Ambassador to the United States David O'Sullivan - Discussion

European Union Ambassador to the United States David O'Sullivan delivers remarks at American University's (AU) School of International Service (SIS).

AU, 4400 Massachusetts Avenue NW, SIS Building, Abramson Family Founders Room, Washington, D.C.

202-885-5943; or 202-885-5950; http://www.american.edu/media [Note: RSVP at http://www.american.edu/sis/events/Deans-Discussion-with-David-OSullivan-School-of-International-Service-American-University-Washington-DC.cfm ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on "Low Oil Prices as Viewed by Oil and Gas Company Chief Executive Officers (CEOs)."

Former PFC Energy Chairman J. Robinson West, senior adviser at the Center for Strategic and International Studies' Energy and National Security Program

SAIS, Bernstein-Offit Building, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Room 736, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; http://www.sais-jhu.edu [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs - Discussion

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs holds a discussion on "Overcoming Park Geun-hye's History War in Korea: The History Textbook Renationalization Controversy."

Han Hongkoo, professor of modern Korean history at Sungkonghoe University

GWU Elliott School, 1957 E Street NW, Room 505, Washington, D.C.

Jason Shevrin, 202-994-5631, gwmedia@gwu.edu; http://elliott.gwu.edu [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 8 a.m.

House Judiciary Committee - Hearing

Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet Subcommittee hearing on "Resolving Issues with Confiscated Property in Cuba, Havana Club Rum and Other Property."

2141 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-3951 http://judiciary.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 8 a.m.

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee - Hearing

Full committee hearing on "IRS: Reviewing Its Legal Obligations, Document Preservation and Data Security."

2154 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5074 http://oversight.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 8 a.m.

House Financial Services Committee Sovereignty - Hearing

Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit Subcommittee hearing on "Short-term, Small Dollar Lending: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's Assault on Access to Credit and Trampling of State and Tribal Sovereignty."

2128 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-7502 http://financialservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 8 a.m.

The Center for American Progress (CAP) - Discussion

The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion on "Sunnylands II: Previewing the U.S.-Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit."

White House Assistant to the President and Deputy National Security Adviser for Strategic Communications and Speechwriting Ben Rhodes; Vikram Singh, vice president for national security and international policy at CAP; and Michael Fuchs, senior fellow at CAP

CAP, 1333 H Street NW, 10th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Tom Caiazza, 202-481-7141, tcaiazza@americanprogress.org; or 202-682-1611; http://www.americanprogress.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 8 a.m.

The Bridging Nations Foundation - Conference

The Bridging Nations Foundation holds a conference on "Workforce Challenges in the Healthcare Industry."

HHS Health Resources and Service Administration Workforce Analysis Branch Chief Arpita Chattopadhyay; Patricia Davidson, dean of the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing; Veronika Riley, senior director of the American Hospital Association's Workforce Center; Edward Salsberg, research instructor at George Washington University's School of Nursing; and Steve Jackson, acting executive director of the Bridging Nations Foundation

Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-518-1247, info@bridgingnations.org [Note: Register at http://www.bridgingnations.org/The-Last-Mile.php ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 8 a.m.

House Science, Space, and Technology Committee - Markup

Full committee markup of H.R.4489, the "FAA Leadership In Groundbreaking High-Tech Research and Development Act."

2318 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-6371 http://science.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 8 a.m.

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe - Hearing

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe holds a hearing on "Threats to Human Rights and Freedoms in Europe and Eurasia."

Michael Georg Link, director of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights

HVC-210, U.S. Capitol

Stacy Hope, 202-225-1901, stacy.hope@mail.house.gov [Note: Webcast at http://www.youtube.com/HelsinkiCommission ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

House Appropriations Committee - Hearing

Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the budget for the Bureau of Reclamation.

2362-B Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2771 http://appropriations.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 8:30 a.m.

The American Agricultural Economics Association - Discussion

The American Agricultural Economics Association holds a discussion on the "Dynamics of Farm Profitability."

Jeffrey Hopkins, farm economy branch chief for the Agriculture Department's Resource and Rural Economics Division Research Service; Allen Featherstone, professor and head of Kansas State University's Department of Agricultural Economics; and Ani Katchova, farm income enhancement chair at Ohio State University

328-A Russell Senate Office Building

Jay Saunders, 414-918-3190, jsaunders@aaea.org

Feb. 11, 2016, 8:45 a.m.

House Foreign Affairs Committee - Markup

Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee markup of H.Res.148, calling on the government of Iran to fulfill its promises of assistance in the case of Robert Levinson, the longest held U.S. civilian in the nation's history.

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5021 http://foreignaffairs.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

Commerce Department (DOC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Ocean Service (NOS) (F.R. Page 1404) - Meeting

Commerce Department (DOC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Ocean Service (NOS) (F.R. Page 1404) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Interagency Working Group on the Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act Great Lakes, February 9-11.

None given

Caitlin Gould, 240-533-0290, Caitlin.gould@noaa.gov [Note: RSVP required by February 10. Webinar information at https://fda.webex.com/fda/j.php?MTID=mdee05bbec212d7f605f04b5aa5da5b84; password, Habsnhypoxia; conference call at 301-796-7777; toll free, 855-828-1770; meeting ID, 743 466 568]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

House Agriculture Committee - Hearing

Livestock and Foreign Agriculture Subcommittee hearing on "Foot and Mouth Disease: Are We Prepared?"

1300 Longworth House Office Building

202-225-2171 http://agriculture.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Brookings Institution - Discussion

The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "The Council of Economic Advisers: 70 years of advising the president."

Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Falk Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-797-6105, events@brookings.edu; http://www.brookings.edu/events/2016/02/11-council-economic-advisers-70-year-anniversary

Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Strategic Forces Subcommittee hearing on "The FY2017 Budget Request for Atomic Energy Defense Activities."

2118 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

House Homeland Security Committee - Hearing

Emergency Preparedness, Response and Communications Subcommittee hearing on "Improving the Department of Homeland Security's Biological Detection and Surveillance Programs."

311 Cannon House Office Building

202-226-8417 http://homeland.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

New America - Discussion

New America holds a discussion on "The White House's Cybersecurity Priorities for 2016: What Can We Expect and What Can They Deliver."

Special Assistant to the President and Cybersecurity Coordinator Michael Daniel; White House Deputy Chief Technology Officer Edward Felten; White House Chief Information Officer Tony Scott; and Ian Wallace, co-director of New America's Cybersecurity Initiative

New America, 740 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C.

Maria Elkin, 202-596-3368, elkin@newamerica.org [Note: RSVP at https://www.newamerica.org/cybersecurity-initiative/the-white-houses-cybersecurity-priorities-for-2016 ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

House Foreign Affairs Committee - Hearing

Middle East and North Africa Subcommittee hearing on "Jordan: A Key U.S. Partner."

2172 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5021 http://foreignaffairs.house.gov [Note: Rescheduled from January 26.]

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

House Foreign Affairs Committee - Hearing

Asia and the Pacific Subcommittee hearing on "The Future of U.S.-Taiwan Relations."

2200 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-5021 http://foreignaffairs.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) - Discussion

The Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG) holds a discussion on "Using Alternative Justice Systems in Kenya to Address Accountability Gaps."

Atieno Odhiambo, PILPG's Kenya chief of party and former judicial law clerk to the chief justice for the supreme court of Kenya

PILPG, 1455 Pennsylvania Avenue, Fourth Floor, Washington, D.C.

Chloe O'Kelly, cokelly@pilpg.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 9:30 a.m.

Senate (Select) Intelligence Committee - Briefing

Full committee closed briefing on intelligence matters.

219 Hart Senate Office Building

202-224-1700 http://intelligence.senate.gov

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

The Center for American Progress (CAP) - Discussion

The Center for American Progress (CAP) holds a discussion on "Can Climate Change Break the Global Food System?"

Former Senator Tom Daschle, D-S.D.; Tim Bodin, economist for Cargill; David McLaughlin, senior vice president for agriculture for the World Wildlife Fund; Matthias Berninger, vice president of public affairs for Mars Incorporated; Geraldo Martha, coordinator for EMBRAPA Labex-USA; Nutan Kaushik, senior fellow for the Energy and Resources Institute; and Alan Bjerga, food security reporter at Bloomberg News

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

Tom Caiazza, 202-481-7141, tcaiazza@americanprogress.org; or 202-682-1611; https://www.americanprogress.org/events/2016/02/02/130449/can-climate-change-break-the-global-food-system/ [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

The Woodrow Wilson Center's (WWC) Environmental Change and Security Program - Discussion

The Woodrow Wilson Center's (WWC) Environmental Change and Security Program holds a discussion on "The Year Ahead in Environment and Energy."

Jessica Coomes, deputy news director at Bloomberg BNA; Laura Barron-Lopez, reporter at Huffington Post; Jeff Burnside, president of the Board of the Society of Environmental Journalists; Marla Cone, senior editor for the environment at National Geographic; Chris Mooney, reporter at the Washington Post; Manuel Quinones, deputy editor at the Environment and Energy Daily; Dean Scott, senior reporter for climate change at Bloomberg BNA; Matt Weiser, manager editor at WaterDeeply.org; and Meaghan Parker, senior writer/editor at the WWC Environmental Change and Security Program

WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Sixth Floor, Washington, D.C.

Drew Sample, 202-549-5920 or 202-691-4379, drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org [Note: RSVP at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/events ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 10 a.m.

The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies - Discussion

The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) Kennan Institute for Advanced Russian Studies holds a discussion on "Estonia's Virtual 'Russian World'" examining the prospects of Russia's state media "inciting wide-spread civil disturbances" among Estonia's Russian-speaking population."

Riina Kaljurand, research fellow at the International Center for Defense and Security; and Jill Dougherty, public policy scholar at WWC

WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Sixth Floor, Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Drew Sample, 202-691-4217, drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org; or 202-691-4100 [Note: RSVP at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/estonias-virtual-russian-world ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Seapower and Projection Forces Subcommittee hearing on "Carrier Air Wing and the Future of Naval Aviation."

2212 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 11, 2016, 11 a.m.

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute - Discussion

The Thomas B. Fordham Institute holds a discussion on "Evaluating the Content and Quality of Next Generation Assessments," for education reform.

Sara Heyburn, executive director of the Tennessee State Board of Education; Mitchell Chester, commissioner of the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education; Chris Minnich, executive director of the Council of Chief State School Officers; and Morgan Polikoff, assistant professor of education for the Rossier School of Education at the University of Southern California

Thomas B. Fordham Institute, 1016 16th Street NW, 7th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-223-5452; http://edexcellence.net/events/evaluating-the-content-and-quality-of-next-generation-assessments

Feb. 11, 2016, 11 a.m.

The Freedom House - Awards Ceremony

The Freedom House holds an awards ceremony on the "Human Rights and Freedom Defender Prize."

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif.; Robert Bernstein, founder of the Human Rights Watch; Wei Jingsheng, president of the Wei Jingsheng Foundation; Antoine Ripoll, head of the European Parliament Liaison Office with the U.S. Congress; Matteo Mecacci, president of the International Campaign for Tibet; Delphine Halgand, director of U.S. Reporters Without Borders; Carl Gershman, president of the National Endowment for Democracy; and Sarah Cook, senior research analyst for East Asia at the Freedom House

Foyer Rayburn House Office Building

Ciping Huang, 202-270-6980, hcp@weijingsheng.org; https://freedomhouse.org/event/human-rights-without-borders [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 11, 2016, noon

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs - Discussion

The George Washington University (GWU) Elliott School of International Affairs holds a discussion on "The Nomination and Election Process of the Next UN Secretary-General."

Former UN Assistant Secretary General Gillian Sorenson; Jean Krasno; campaign chair of the Campaign to Elect a Woman UN Secretary-General; and Shazia Rafi, former secretary-general of Parliamentarians for Global Action

GWU Elliott School, 1957 E Street NW, Lindner Family Commons, Room 602, Washington, D.C.

Jason Shevrin, 202-994-5631, gwmedia@gwu.edu; http://elliott.gwu.edu [Note: RSVP at http://elliott.gwu.edu/events-calendar ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 12:30 p.m.

The Center for a New American Security - Book discussion

The Center for a New American Security holds a book discussion on "In Europe's Shadow: Two Cold Wars and a Thirty-Year Journey Through Romania and Beyond."

Author Robert Kaplan; and Edward Luce, Washington columnist at the Financial Times

Willard Intercontinental Hotel, 1401 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Jasmine Butler, jbutler@cnas.org [Note: RSVP at https://cnas.wufoo.com/forms/book-event-invitation-in-europes-shadow ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 1 p.m.

The Business Council for International Understanding - Event

The Business Council for International Understanding holds a reception with health attaches and regional country representatives of the Health and Human Services Department.

Assistant HHS Secretary for Global Health Jimmy Kolker; HHS Brazilian Health Attache Amy Dubois; HHS China Health Attache Ken Earhart; HHS Ethiopia Country Representative Jeff Hanson; World Health Organization Geneva Health Attache Colin McIff; HHS Kenya Country Representative Kevin De Cock; HHS Mexico Health Attache Michelle McConnell; HHS South Africa Health Attache Steven Smith; and HHS Thailand country representative John Reed MacArthur

TBA

Vivian Barlach, vbarlach@bciu.org; http://www.bciu.org/events/upcoming-events [Note: Event is closed press. Members of the business community may RSVP to attend and to receive event location.]

Feb. 11, 2016, 1 p.m.

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) - Discussion

The American Society of International Law (ASIL) holds a discussion with the Undersecretary-General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel Miguel de Serpa Soares.

Tillar House, 2223 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-939-6000; https://www.asil.org/event/conversation-un-legal-counsel-miguel-de-serpa-soares

Feb. 11, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

The Embassy of Belgium; the House of Flanders, New York; New York University Washington, D.C.; and the European Union National Institutes of Culture - Discussion

The Embassy of Belgium; the House of Flanders, New York; New York University Washington, D.C.; and the European Union National Institutes of Culture hold a discussion on "Cartoons and Taboos: Dancing in a Visual Minefield," as part of the Iconoclash series.

Caricaturists Steven Degryse (aka Lecttrr) of Belgium, Ann Telnaes of the Washington Post, Kevin Kallaugher of The Economist, and Matt Wuerker of Politico

NYU Washington, D.C., 1307 L Street NW, Abramson Family Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

212-998-6840; http://www.nyu.edu/global/global-academic-centers/washington-dc/nyu-washington

Feb. 11, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

Street Sense - Discussion

Street Sense hosts a discussion on "Locked Out, Locked Up: Uncovering the Criminalization of Homelessness."

Jennie Simpson, public health analyst at the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Ann Marie Staudenmaier, staff attorney with the Washington Legal Clinic for the Homeless; Tyrone Roper, associate director of criminal justice at the Behavioral Health System Baltimore; Gerald Anderson, Street Sense vendor with first-hand experience; and Armando Trull, senior reporter at WAMU

Church of the Epiphany, 1317 G Street NW, Washington, D.C.

forums@streetsense.org

Feb. 11, 2016, 2 p.m.

The National Archives - Discussion

The National Archives hosts a discussion on "The History of Finance in American Political Campaigns."

Former Sen. Bennett Johnston, D-La.; former Sen. Bill Brock, R-Tenn.; former Rep. Tom Petri, R-Wis.; former Rep. Tim Roemer, D-Ind.; Meredith McGehee, issue expert; and Jeff Shesol, author and historian

National Archives, 700 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, McGowan Theater, Washington, D.C.

202-357-5300; http://www.archives.gov [Note: Webcast at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MM60JrmLi1k ]

Feb. 11, 2016, 2:30 p.m.

The National Press Foundation - Ceremony

The National Press Foundation holds its "40th Anniversary 2016 Annual Awards Dinner."

John Harris and Jim VanderHei, co-founders of Politico; Rob Rogers, editorial cartoonist for the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette; Matt Fuller, reporter for the Huffington Post; Curtis Tate, national correspondent for McClatchy Newspapers; Diane Rehm, radio host for NPR; Charlie Rose, anchor and executive editor of the "Charlie Rose" show and CBS This Morning; and Nigel Jaquiss, reporter for Willamette Week

Marriott Marquis, 901 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Jenny Ash-Maher, 202-663-7285, jenny@nationalpress.org; http://nationalpress.org/npf-awards-dinner/ [Note: Media RSVP required.]

Feb. 12, 2016, 2:45 a.m.

The Air Force Association (AFA) - Discussion

The Air Force Association (AFA) holds a discussion with Air Force Secretary Deborah James.

Key Bridge Marriott, 1401 Lee Highway, Arlington, Va.

Chet Curtis, CCurtis@afa.org; http://www.afa.org/events/afaafbreakfastprogram

Feb. 12, 2016, 3 a.m.

The Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare - Symposium

The Association of the United States Army Institute of Land Warfare holds a symposium on "Army Air and Missile Defense: Enabling Force 2025."

Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va.

Joanna Stebbings, 703-907-2417, jstebbings@ausa.org; http://www.ausa.org/ausameetings/ht/missile/Pages/lodging.aspx [Note: The event is by invitation only.]

Feb. 12, 2016, 3 a.m.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Meeting

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) holds its 2016 annual meeting on "Global Science Engagement," February 11-15.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

Earl Lane, 202-326-6431, elane@aaas.org; http://membercentral.aaas.org/events/2016-aaas-annual-meeting-washington-dc [Note: Register at http://www.eurekalert.org/aaasnewsroom/2016 ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 3 a.m.

The U.S. Military District of Washington - Event

The U.S. Military District of Washington holds a Presidential Full Honor Wreath-Laying Ceremony to commemorate Abraham Lincoln's 207th birthday.

Lincoln Memorial, National Mall, Washington, D.C.

202-685-4645, usarmy.mcnair.mdw.mbx.mediadesk-omb@mail.mil [Note: Attendees should be at the Lincoln Memorial no later than 7:15 a.m.]

Feb. 12, 2016, 3 a.m.

House Armed Services Committee - Hearing

Readiness Subcommittee hearing on "Department of the Air Force 2017 Budget Request and Readiness."

2118 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-4151 recorded schedule 202-225-2675 http://www.armedservices.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 12, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (F.R. Page 4312) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) (F.R. Page 4312) holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Heritable Disorders in Newborns and Children, February 11-12.

NIH, 45 Center Drive Room, Bethesda, Md.

Alaina Harris, aharris@hrsa.gov [Note: RSVP required by February 5 at http://www.hrsa.gov/advisorycommittees/mchbadvisory/heritabledisorders ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 12, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Magnet Schools of America - Conference

Magnet Schools of America holds its 2016 National Policy Training Conference, February 10-12.

Liaison Capitol Hill, 415 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-824-0672 [Note: Register at http://www.magnet.edu/conferences-and-events ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 4 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 81833) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); National Institutes of Health (NIH) (F.R. Page 81833) holds a meeting of National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, February 11-12.

NIH, Terrace Conference Rooms, 5635 Fishers Lane, Rockville, Md.

Abraham Bautista, 301-443-9737, bautista@mail.nih.gov [Note: The event will be webcast at http://videocast.nih.gov ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 12, 2016, 4 a.m.

Energy Department (DOE); Office of Science (F.R. Page 2204) - Meeting

Energy Department (DOE); Office of Science (F.R. Page 2204) holds a meeting of the Basic Energy Sciences Advisory Committee on recommendations to DOE-SC with respect to the basic energy sciences research program, February 11-12.

Bethesda North Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road, Bethesda, Md.

Katie Runkles, 301-903-6529

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 12, 2016, 4 a.m.

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) - Discussion

The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation (ITIF) holds a discussion on "Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, and Open Science: A New Paradigm for Discovery."

Philip Bourne, associate director of data science for the National Institutes of Health; Jerry Sheehan, assistant director of scientific data and information for the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy; Joshua New, policy analyst for the Center for Data Innovation; Angel Pizarro, technical business development manager for Amazon Web Services; Rene von Schomberg, team leader of science policy for the European Commission; and Ben Shneiderman, professor of computer science for the University of Maryland

ITIF, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 610, Washington, D.C.

202-449-1351, mail@itif.org; https://itif.org/events/2016/02/12/cloud-computing-data-analytics-and-open-science-new-paradigm-discovery

Feb. 12, 2016, 4 a.m.

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) - Discussion

The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace (CEIP) holds a discussion on "Arab Voices on the Challenges of the New Middle East."

Joyce Karam, Washington bureau chief at Al-Hayat; Shibley Telhami, professor for peace and development at the University of Maryland; Perry Cammack, associate at CEIP's Middle East Program; and Marwan Muasher, vice president for studies at CEIP

CEIP, 1779 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Clara Hogan, 202-939-2233, chogan@ceip.org; or Karly Schledwitz, 202-939-2233, kschledwitz@ceip.org [Note: RSVP at http://carnegieendowment.org/events ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 4 a.m.

The National Academy of Science's Board on Science Education - Briefing

The National Academy of Science's Board on Science Education holds a briefing on "Identifying and Supporting Productive Science Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Programs in Out-of-School Settings."

National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Lecture Room, Washington, D.C.

202-334-2000; http://sites.nationalacademies.org/DBASSE/BOSE/STEM_Programs_in_Out-of-School_Settings/index.htm

Feb. 12, 2016, 4 a.m.

The Center for Data Innovation - Discussion

The Center for Data Innovation holds a discussion on "Cloud Computing, Data Analytics, and Open Science: A New Paradigm for Discovery," focusing on "how government can support data-intensive science, make research more accessible, and foster greater collaboration between the United States, Europe, and other global research partners."

White House Office of Science and Technology Policy Assistant Director for Scientific Data and Information Jerry Sheehan; Phil Bourne, associate director for data science at the National Institutes of Health; Joshua New, policy analyst at the Center for Data Innovation; Angel Pizarro, technical business development manager at Amazon Web Services; Rene von Schomberg, team leader of science policy at the European Commission; and Ben Shneiderman, professor of computer science at the University of Maryland

Center for Data Innovation, 1101 K Street NW, Suite 610, Washington, D.C.

info@datainnovation.org [Note: Register at https://www.datainnovation.org/category/events ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 4 a.m.

House Energy and Commerce Committee - Hearing

Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee hearing on "Outbreaks, Attacks, and Accidents: Combating Biological Threats."

2123 Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2927 http://energycommerce.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 12, 2016, 4 a.m.

Taia Global Inc. - Event

Taia Global Inc. holds a event titled "Suits and Spooks: Local Bets on Global Threats," focusing on security challenges across aerospace, critical infrastructure, finance and future warfare, February 11-12.

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

Jeffrey Carr, 360-301-1716, jc@taiaglobal.com [Note: Registration required at https://suitsandspooksdc2016.sched.org ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) - Discussion

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on "The Navy in Balance?"

Chief of Naval Operations Adm. John Richardson; and former Sen. Jim Talent, R-Mo., director of the AEI National Security 2020 Project

AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-862-5829, mediaservices@aei.org; http://www.aei.org [Note: Registration requested. The event will be streamed live at http://www.american.com/watch/aei-livestream ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

House Appropriations Committee - Hearing

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Subcommittee hearing on the budget for the Agriculture Department's Office of the Inspector General.

2362-A Rayburn House Office Building

202-225-2771 http://appropriations.house.gov

Topics: House Committees
Feb. 12, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

The Atlantic Council - Discussion

The Atlantic Council holds a discussion on "Afghan Stories of Resistance."

Rod Nordland, international correspondent at the New York Times and author of "The Lovers: Afghanistan's Romeo and Juliet, the True Story of How They Defied Their Families and Escaped an Honor Killing"; and James Cunningham, senior fellow at the Atlantic Council's South Asia Center

Atlantic Council, 1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

Madeleine Levey Lambert, 202-864-2831, press@AtlanticCouncil.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 12, 2016, 5 a.m.

The National Academies - Lecture

The National Academies holds a lecture on the report "Identifying and Supporting Productive STEM Programs in an Out-of-School Settings Agenda."

Margaret Honey, president and CEO of the New York Hall of Science; Tony Small, director of the D.C. Boys and Girls Clubs; Debbie Zipes, president of the Indiana Afterschool Network; James Brown, executive director of the STEM Education Coalition; Victoria Wegener, national manager of the Afterschool Technical Assistance Collaborative; and Anita Krishnamurthi, vice president of STEM policy for the Afterschool Alliance

National Academies, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Lecture Room, Washington, D.C.

202-334-2138, news@nas.edu; http://sites.nationalacademies.org/cs/groups/dbassesite/documents/webpage/dbasse_170464.pdf

Feb. 12, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

The American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation - Briefing

The American Academy of Political and Social Science, and the Annie E. Casey Foundation hold a briefing on "The State of America's Working Class and Economy."

Andrew Cherlin, professor of public policy at Johns Hopkins University; Ron Haskins, co-director of the Brookings Institution's Center on Children and Families; Sara McLanahan, professor of sociology and public affairs at Princeton University; Robert Putnam, professor of public policy at Harvard University; and Michael Gerson, columnist at the Washington Post

385 Russell Senate Office Building

Norman Black, 301-656-0348 [Note: RSVP at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-american-working-class-mobility-family-change-and-child-well-being-registration-21033812700 ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 6 a.m.

The Heritage Foundation - Discussion

The Heritage Foundation holds a discussion on "The War Over American Identity: One Nation No More?"

John Fonte, senior fellow at the Hudson Institute; Linda Chavez, president of the Becoming American Institute; Stanley Kurtz, senior fellow at the Ethics and Public Policy Center; Ramesh Ponnuru, senior editor at the National Review; and Mike Gonzalez, senior fellow at Heritage

Heritage Foundation, 214 Massachusetts Avenue NE, Allison Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-675-1761, lectures.seminars@heritage.org; http://www.heritage.org [Note: RSVP requested.]

Feb. 12, 2016, 7 a.m.

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) - Rally

Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain (ADHRB) holds a "Protest for Bahrain" rally.

Maryam Alkhawaja, human rights activist; Matar Ebrahim Matar, fellow at the National Endowment for Democracy; Brian Dooley, director of the Human Rights First Defenders Program; and Husain Abdulla, executive director at ADHRB

Outside the Embassy of Bahrain, 3502 International Drive NW, Washington, D.C.

202-621-6141, media@adhrb.org

Feb. 12, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Middle East Institute (MEI) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Middle East Institute (MEI) and the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) hold a discussion on "The Yemen Quagmire."

Former Yemeni cabinet member Amat Alsoswa; Leslie Campbell, regional director of the National Democratic Institute's Middle East and North Africa Programs; Andrew Plitt, director of the U.S. Agency for International Development's Office of Iraq and Arabian Peninsula Affairs; Charles Schmitz, professor of geography at Towson University; and Daniel Serwer, senior fellow at the MEI's Center for Transatlantic Relations

SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Kenney Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-785-1141; http://www.mei.edu [Note: Register at http://www.mei.edu/events/yemen-quagmire ]

Feb. 12, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) - Briefing

The Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and Securing America's Future Energy (SAFE) hold a briefing on "Rising Tensions Between Iran and Saudi Arabia."

Retired Air Force Gen. Charles Wald, member of SAFE's Energy Security Leadership Council; John Hannah, senior counselor at FDD; Robert McNally, founder and president of the Rapidan Group; and Indira Lakshmanan, foreign policy correspondent

2200 Rayburn House Office Building

202-461-2360 [Note: RSVP at https://fdd.wufoo.com/forms/212-rising-tensions-between-iran-saudi-arabia ]

Feb. 13, 2016, 3 a.m.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Meeting

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) holds its 2016 annual meeting on "Global Science Engagement," February 11-15.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

Earl Lane, 202-326-6431, elane@aaas.org; http://membercentral.aaas.org/events/2016-aaas-annual-meeting-washington-dc [Note: Register at http://www.eurekalert.org/aaasnewsroom/2016 ]

Feb. 13, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) - Conference

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) holds a conference on "Election Law Continuing Legal Education."

BPC, 1225 I Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, D.C.

202-204-2400; http://bipartisanpolicy.org/events/election-law-continuing-legal-education/

Feb. 14, 2016, 3 a.m.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Meeting

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) holds its 2016 annual meeting on "Global Science Engagement," February 11-15.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

Earl Lane, 202-326-6431, elane@aaas.org; http://membercentral.aaas.org/events/2016-aaas-annual-meeting-washington-dc [Note: Register at http://www.eurekalert.org/aaasnewsroom/2016 ]

Feb. 14, 2016, 4 a.m.

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) - Conference

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) holds its 2016 Winter Meeting, February 14-17.

Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Regina Davis, 202-898-9382 [Note: Register at http://new.naruc.org/wintermeeting ]

Feb. 14, 2016, 7 a.m.

General Services Administration (GSA); Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (F.R. Page 6518) - Meeting

General Services Administration (GSA); Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (F.R. Page 6518) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Commission To Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities to deliberate on the final report, February 14-15.

None given

Patricia Brincefield, 202-818-9596 [Note: Dial-in, 1-888-289-4573; access code, 6966324# ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 15, 2016, 2:30 a.m.

The Solar Energy Industry Association - Discussion

The Solar Energy Industry Association holds a discussion on "Disadvantaged Communities and the Clean Energy Economy," focusing on broadening access to solar energy.

Renaissance Downtown Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Heather Whitpan, 202-898-9000

Feb. 15, 2016, 4 a.m.

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) - Meeting

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) holds its 2016 annual meeting on "Global Science Engagement," February 11-15.

Marriott Wardman Park Hotel, 2660 Woodley Road NW, Washington, D.C.

Earl Lane, 202-326-6431, elane@aaas.org; http://membercentral.aaas.org/events/2016-aaas-annual-meeting-washington-dc [Note: Register at http://www.eurekalert.org/aaasnewsroom/2016 ]

Feb. 15, 2016, 4 a.m.

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) - Conference

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) holds its 2016 Winter Meeting, February 14-17.

Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Regina Davis, 202-898-9382 [Note: Register at http://new.naruc.org/wintermeeting ]

Feb. 15, 2016, 4 a.m.

The City of Alexandria - Event

The City of Alexandria holds a celebration of George Washington's 248th Birthday.

Alexandria, Va.

Joseph Shumard, 703-829-6640, jshumard@washingtonbirthday.net; http://www.washingtonbirthday.net/

Feb. 15, 2016, 5 a.m.

George Washington's Mount Vernon - Event

George Washington's Mount Vernon holds events to celebrate the birthday of George Washington.

George Washington's Mount Vernon, 3200 Mount Vernon Memorial Highway, Mount Vernon, Va.

Melissa Wood, 703-799-5203 or 703-732-5700, mwood@mountvernon.org [Note: Media can RSVP in advance to Melissa Wood for parking arrangements.]

Feb. 15, 2016, 6 a.m.

Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee - Hearing

Full committee field hearing on energy technology innovation and deployment - opportunities for Alaska's energy future.

TBA

202-224-4971 http://energy.senate.gov [Note: Eastern time.]

Topics: Senate Committees
Feb. 15, 2016, 11 a.m.

General Services Administration (GSA); Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (F.R. Page 6518) - Meeting

General Services Administration (GSA); Commission to Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities (F.R. Page 6518) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Commission To Eliminate Child Abuse and Neglect Fatalities to deliberate on the final report, February 14-15.

None given

Patricia Brincefield, 202-818-9596 [Note: Dial-in, 1-888-289-4573; access code, 6966324# ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 3 a.m.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (F.R. Page 4674) - Meeting

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) (F.R. Page 4674) holds a meeting of the Ad Hoc Task Force on Big Data.

NASA Headquarters, 300 E Street SW, Glennan Conference Center, Room 1Q39, Washington, D.C.

Ann Delo, 202-358-0750, ann.b.delo@nasa.gov [Note: Dial-in, 800-988-9663; passcode, 4718658; Webcast at https://nasa.webex.com; meeting number, 999765122; password, BigD@T@16]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 3 a.m.

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) - Conference

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) holds its 2016 Winter Meeting, February 14-17.

Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Regina Davis, 202-898-9382 [Note: Register at http://new.naruc.org/wintermeeting ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) holds a meeting of the Advisory Panel on Hospital Outpatient Payment to discuss FY2017 applications for add-on payments for new medical services and technologies under the hospital inpatient prospective payment system.

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, 7500 Security Boulevard, Baltimore, Md.

Michael Treitel, 410-786-4552, michael.treitel@cms.hhs.gov; [Note: RSVP required by 5 p.m. February 2. RSVP for dial-in and webcast information.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

The National Academies - Conference

The National Academies holds a conference on "Zika Virus Research Priorities to Inform U.S. Public Health Efforts."

National Academies, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-334-2138, news@nas.edu; http://www8.nationalacademies.org/onpinews/newsitem.aspx?recordid=02042016 [Note: Media RSVP required at news@nas.edu ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 3:45 a.m.

The Defense Strategies Institute - Symposium

The Defense Strategies Institute holds a symposium on "Automating Analysis to Deliver Superior All-Source Intelligence," February 16-17.

Mary Gates Learning Center, 701 N Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Va.

Ron Gilpin, rgilpin@dsigroup.org [Note: Registration required at http://dsigroup.org/automated-isr-symposium-registration. The event is closed press.]

Feb. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (F.R. Page 79346) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (F.R. Page 79346) holds a meeting of the Risk Communication Advisory Committee on developments in risk communications and related sciences, and possible approaches and applications in the context of FDA communications.

FDA White Oak Campus, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Building 31, Room 1503, Silver Spring, Md.

Lee Zwanziger, 301-796-9151, rcac@fda.hhs.gov

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.

Agriculture Department (USDA); Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety; Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) (F.R. Page 1598) - Meeting

Agriculture Department (USDA); Office of the Under Secretary for Food Safety; Food Safety and Inspection Service (FSIS) (F.R. Page 1598) holds a meeting of the Codex Alimentarius Commission to provide information and receive public comments on agenda items and draft U.S. positions to be discussed at the 48th Session of the Codex Committee on Food Additives (CCFA), taking place in Xi'an, China March 14-18, 2016.

FDA, 5100 Paint Branch Parkway, Rooms 1A-001 and 1A-002, College Park, Md.

Daniel Folmer, 240-402-1269, daniel.folmer@fda.hhs.gov [Note: RSVP required by February 12 to ccfa@fda.hhs.gov ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.

Commerce Department (DOC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (F.R. Page 4909) - Meeting

Commerce Department (DOC); National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA); National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) (F.R. Page 4909) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council on the creation of a fishery performance report by the Council's Golden Tilefish Advisory Panel.

None given

Christopher Moore, 302-526-5255 [Note: See contact for dial-in information.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.

The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) - Book discussion

The Woodrow Wilson Center (WWC) holds a book discussion on "Trajectories of Inequality in Brazil."

Co-author Paulo Sotero, director of the Wilson Center's Brazil Institute; Co-authors Marta Arretche, Adrian Lavalle, Eduardo Marques, and Fernando Limongi, faculty at the University of Sao Paulo; Co-author Carlos Antonio Costa Ribeiro, sociologist at Rio de Janeiro State University; and Co-author Maria Herminia Tavares de Almeida, coordinator of the Brazilian Center of Analysis and Planning

WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Drew Sample, 202-549-5920 or 202-691-4379, drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org; https://www.wilsoncenter.org/event/trajectories-inequality-brazil

Feb. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS) (F.R. Page 6023) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS) (F.R. Page 6023) holds a meeting of the Standards Subcommittee of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics.

HHS, 200 Independence Avenue SW, 200 Independence Avenue SW, Room 705-A, Washington, D.C.

Terri Deutsch, 410-786-9462

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.

The Woodrow Wilson Center's (WWC) Latin American Program - Discussion

The Woodrow Wilson Center's (WWC) Latin American Program holds a discussion on "Confronting Corruption and Impunity in Central America: Examining the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) and Other Models for the Region."

Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs Francisco Palmieri; El Salvador Ambassador to the United States Francisco Altschul; Martha Dogget, director of the United Nations Americas Division; Mark Schneider, senior vice president and special adviser on Latin America at the International Crisis Group; and Eric Olson, associate director of the WWC Latin American Program

WWC, One Woodrow Wilson Plaza, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Sixth Floor, Washington, D.C.

Drew Sample, 202-549-5920 or 202-691-4379, drew.sample@wilsoncenter.org [Note: Register at https://www.wilsoncenter.org/events ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 4 a.m.

Inter-American Dialogue (IAD) - Discussion

Inter-American Dialogue (IAD) holds a discussion on "Remittances to Latin America and the Caribbean in 2015."

Paul Dwyer, co-founder and CEO of Viamericas; and Daniel Ayala, head of Wells Fargo Global Remittance Services; and Manuel Orozco, director of the IAD Migration, Remittances and Development Program

IAD, 1211 Connecticut Avenue NW, Suite 510, Washington, D.C.

202-822-9002 [Note: RSVP at http://www.thedialogue.org/events ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 5 a.m.

The National Press Club Newsmaker Program - News conference

The National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a news conference on governing in the 2016 election year.

Rep. Luke Messer, R-Ind.

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Zenger Room, Washington, D.C.

Bob Weiner, 301-283-0821, weinerpublic@comcast.net

Feb. 16, 2016, 5:30 a.m.

The Brookings Institution - Discussion

The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "Lessons from the Financial Crisis."

Neel Kashkari, president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Gary Stern, former president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis; Susan Bies, former member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve; Elizabeth Duke, member of the Board of Directors at Wells Fargo; and David Wessel, director of the Brookings Center on Fiscal and Monetary Policy

Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Falk Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-797-6105, events@brookings.edu; http://www.brookings.edu [Note: Register at http://www.brookings.edu/events.aspx ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Cato Institute - Discussion

The Cato Institute holds a discussion on "From 'No Child' to 'Every Student': How Big a Change?"

David Cleary, chief of staff for Senator Lamar Alexander and majority staff director for the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee; Neal McCluskey, director of Cato Institute's Center for Educational Freedom; Lindsey Burke, fellow for the Heritage Foundation; Michael Hansen, senior fellow for the Brookings Institution; and Gerard Robinson, fellow for the American Enterprise Institute

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-789-5299, events@cato.org; http://www.cato.org/events/no-child-every-student-how-big-change

Feb. 16, 2016, 7 a.m.

The American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Law and National Security - Discussion

The American Bar Association's (ABA) Standing Committee on Law and National Security holds a discussion on "The Fourth Amendment in the Digital Age."

Office of the Director of National Intelligence General Counsel Robert Litt

Army and Navy Club, 901 17th Street NW, Washington, D.C.

202-662-1000 or 202-662-1090 [Note: Register at http://shop.americanbar.org/ebus/ABAEventsCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?productId=236978699 ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) - Discussion

The Environmental Law Institute (ELI) holds a discussion on "The Yates Memo: A Paradigm Shift in Environmental Enforcement," focusing on "individual accountability for corporate wrongdoing."

EPA Criminal Investigation Division Director Doug Parker; Justin Savage, partner at Hogan Lovells; Sambhav Sankar, senior executive and director of environment, health and safety operations at General Electric; and Eric Schaeffer, executive director of the Environmental Integrity Project

Hogan Lovells, 555 13th Street NW, Conference Room C-406, Washington, D.C.

Brett Kitchen, 202-939-3833 [Note: Register at http://www.eli.org/events/yates-memo-paradigm-shift-environmental-enforcement ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 8 a.m.

Small Business Administration (SBA) (F.R. Page 76730) - Meeting

Small Business Administration (SBA) (F.R. Page 76730) holds a meeting by teleconference of the National Small Business Development Center Advisory Board.

None given

Monika Nixon, 202-205-7310, monika.nixon@sba.gov [Note: See contact for dial-in information.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 8 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (F.R. Page 3431) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Food and Drug Administration (FDA) (F.R. Page 3431) holds a meeting of the Cellular, Tissue and Gene Therapies Advisory Committee on updates of research programs in the tumor vaccines and biotechnology branch and the cellular and tissue therapy branch of the Division of Cellular and Gene Therapies.

FDA White Oak Conference Center, 10903 New Hampshire Avenue, Room 1503, Silver Spring, Md.

Rosanna Harvey, 240-402-8072, Rosanna.Harvey@fda.hhs.gov

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 8 a.m.

Energy Department (DOE); Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (F.R. Page 3787) - Webinar

Energy Department (DOE); Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (F.R. Page 3787) holds a workshop via webinar to provide comments on field testing and verification for Project DE-EE0006789, "Assimilation of Wave Imaging Radar Observations for Real-Time Wave-by-Wave Forecasting," focusing on industry feedback regarding field testing and verification of the wave-by-wave forecasting system under development.

None given

Tim Ramsey, 240-562-1758, tim.ramsey@ee.doe.gov [Note: Registration for webinar required by 1 p.m. February 16 at https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2296218256164279042 ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 8 a.m.

Treasury Department; United States Mint (F.R. Page 5821) - Meeting

Treasury Department; United States Mint (F.R. Page 5821) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Citizens Coinage Advisory Committee on additional candidate designs for the 2017 America the Beautiful Quarters Program honoring the Ellis Island Statue of Liberty National Monument in New Jersey and the Effigy Mounds National Monument in Iowa.

None given

William Norton, 202-354-7200 [Note: Dial-in, 866-564-9287; access code, 62956028.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 8 a.m.

Treasury Department; Departmental Offices (DEPO) (F.R. Page 5820) - Meeting

Treasury Department; Departmental Offices (DEPO) (F.R. Page 5820) holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on Risk-Sharing Mechanisms.

Treasury Department, 1500 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Room 4121, Washington, D.C.

Brett Hewitt, 202-622-5892 [Note: RSVP required by 5 p.m. February 11.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 16, 2016, 9 a.m.

The Brookings Institution - Book discussion

The Brookings Institution holds a book discussion on "Why the right went wrong: Conservatism from Goldwater to the Tea Party and beyond."

Author E.J. Dionne, senior fellow for The Bookings Institution; and Bill Kristol, founder and editor of The Weekly Standard

Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

202-797-6105, events@brookings.edu; http://www.brookings.edu/events/2016/02/16-why-right-went-wrong-dionne

Feb. 16, 2016, 10 a.m.

The RAND Corporation - Briefing

The RAND Corporation holds a briefing on "Lessening the Risk of Refugee Radicalization: Options for Congress."

Barbara Sude, senior political scientist at RAND

2168 Rayburn House Office Building

Laura Patton, laura_patton@rand.org [Note: Register at http://www.rand.org/congress/activities/2016/02/16/registration.html ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 10:30 a.m.

New America - Discussion

New America holds a discussion on "Political Dynamism: A New Approach to Making Government Work Again," focusing on working within the political system rather than against it.

Lee Drutman, senior fellow at New America's Political Reform Program; and Melinda Henneberger, editor-in-chief at Roll Call

New America, 740 15th Street NW, Suite 900, Washington, D.C.

Maria Elkin, 202-596-3368, elkin@newamerica.org [Note: RSVP at https://www.newamerica.org/political-reform/political-dynamism ]

Feb. 16, 2016, 11:30 a.m.

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) - Discussion

The Johns Hopkins University Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) holds a discussion on race, gender, and democratic decision-making.

Lani Guinier, professor at Harvard Law School

SAIS, Nitze Building, 1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Kenney Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

Lindsey Waldrop, 202-650-6005, lwaldrop@jhu.edu; http://www.sais-jhu.edu/content/black-history-month-johns-hopkins-sais-2016 [Note: Media RSVP requested.]

Feb. 16, 2016, 1:30 p.m.

The National Academy of Engineering - Event

The National Academy of Engineering holds its 2016 Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering awards ceremony to recognize Andrew Viterbi for development of the Viterbi algorithm for enhancing error-correcting code used in telecommunications.

National Academy of Sciences, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Randy Atkins, 202-334-1508, atkins@nae.edu; http://national-academies.org [Note: RSVP required.]

Feb. 17, 2016, 3 a.m.

Exchange Monitor - Summit

Exchange Monitor holds its 2016 Nuclear Deterrence Summit, February 17-19.

Crystal Gateway Marriott, 1700 Jefferson Davis Highway, Arlington, Va.

888-707-5814, forums@exchangemonitor.com [Note: Register at http://www.exchangemonitor.com/index.cfm/forums/the-annual-nuclear-deterrence-summit ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 3 a.m.

AFCEA Bethesda - Discussion

AFCEA Bethesda holds a discussion on "Agile Acquisition: Modular Contracting, Buyers Clubs and More."

Chris Cairns, director of 18F for the General Services Administration; Mike Palmer, digital services expert for the U.S. Digital Service at the Executive Office of the President; Lisa Wilusz, director of the Office of Procurement and Property Management at the Agriculture Department; and Laura Stanton, acting assistant commissioner for the Office of Strategy Management and Federal Acquisition Service at the General Services Administration

Bethesda North Marriott Hotel and Conference Center, 5701 Marinelli Road Bethesda, Md.

571-323-2587; http://bethesda.afceachapters.org/?q=content/feb-2016-breakfast-agile-acquisition

Feb. 17, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) (F.R. Page 1970) - Meeting

Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) (F.R. Page 1970) holds a meeting of the Subcommittee on Plant License Renewal of the Advisory Committee on Reactor Safeguards to review draft documents for subsequent license renewal.

NRC, 11555 Rockville Pike, One White Flint North Building, Rockville, Md.

Theron Brown, 240-888-9835 [Note: Enter through the One White Flint North building at 11555 Rockville Pike and after registering with security contact Theron Brown at 240-888-9835 to be escorted to the meeting room.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 17, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (F.R. Page 4300) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS); Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (F.R. Page 4300) holds a meeting of the Health System and Value Research Subcommittee.

Bethesda Marriott, 5151 Pooks Hill Road, Bethesda, Md.

Bonnie Campbell, 301-427-1554

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 17, 2016, 3:30 a.m.

Health and Human Services Department (HHS) (F.R. Page 6025) - Meeting

Health and Human Services Department (HHS) (F.R. Page 6025) holds a meeting of the National Committee on Vital and Health Statistics, February 17-18.

HHS, 200 Independence Avenue SW., Room 705-A, Washington, D.C.

Rebecca Hines, 301-458-4715

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 17, 2016, 3:45 a.m.

The Defense Strategies Institute - Symposium

The Defense Strategies Institute holds a symposium on "Automating Analysis to Deliver Superior All-Source Intelligence," February 16-17.

Mary Gates Learning Center, 701 N Fairfax Street, Alexandria, Va.

Ron Gilpin, rgilpin@dsigroup.org [Note: Registration required at http://dsigroup.org/automated-isr-symposium-registration. The event is closed press.]

Feb. 17, 2016, 4 a.m.

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) - Conference

The National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) holds its 2016 Winter Meeting, February 14-17.

Renaissance Washington Hotel, 999 Ninth Street NW, Washington, D.C.

Regina Davis, 202-898-9382 [Note: Register at http://new.naruc.org/wintermeeting ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 4:30 a.m.

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) - Discussion

The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on "Does pre-K Work? A Look at the Research."

Timothy Bartik, senior economist at the Upjohn Institute for Employment Research; Dale Farran, professor at Vanderbilt University; William Gormley Jr., professor at Georgetown University; Russ Whitehurst, senior fellow at the Brookings Institution's Center on Children and Families; and Katharine Stevens, research fellow in education policy studies at AEI

AEI, 1150 17th Street NW, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th Floor, Washington, D.C.

202-862-5829, mediaservices@aei.org; http://www.aei.org [Note: Registration requested. The event will be streamed live at http://www.american.com/watch/aei-livestream ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 5 a.m.

Justice Department (DOJ); Executive Office for United States Trustees (EOUST) (F.R. Page 74739) - Meeting

Justice Department (DOJ); Executive Office for United States Trustees (EOUST) (F.R. Page 74739) holds a meeting on proposed rulemaking procedures for completing uniform periodic reports in non-small business cases filed under chapter 11 of Title 11.

GAO, 441 G Street NW, Sixth Floor, EOUST Executive Conference Center, Washington, D.C.

Carrie Weinfeld, 202-307-1399, carrie.b.weinfeld@usdoj.gov [Note: RSVP to USTPMOR.NPRM@usdoj.gov by January 6] ]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 17, 2016, 5 a.m.

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) - Discussion

The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) holds a discussion on "State of the Oil Market."

U.S. Energy Information Administration Deputy Administrator Howard Gruenspecht; Rusty Braziel, president and principal energy markets consultant at RBN Energy; John Auers, executive vice president of Turner, Mason & Company; David Knapp, senior editor at the Energy Intelligence Group; and Frank Verrastro, senior vice president and chair in energy and geopolitics at CSIS

CSIS, 1616 Rhode Island Avenue NW, Washington, D.C.

Andrew Schwartz, 202-775-3242; http://www.csis.org [Note: Media must RSVP to aschwartz@csis.org]

Feb. 17, 2016, 7 a.m.

Agriculture Department (USDA); Forest Service (F.R. Page 3778) - Meeting

Agriculture Department (USDA); Forest Service (F.R. Page 3778) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Forest Resource Coordinating Committee.

None given

Andrea Bedell-Loucks, 202-205-1190 [Note: RSVP required for dial-in information to abloucks@fs.fed.us]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 17, 2016, 7 a.m.

The Cato Institute - Forum

The Cato Institute holds a forum on "Is the European Union a Friend or Foe of Economic Freedom?"

Massimiliano Trovato, research fellow at the Instituto Bruno Leoni; Richard Rahn, senior fellow at Cato; and Marian Tupy, senior policy analyst at Cato's Center for Global Liberty and Prosperity

Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Avenue NW, F.A. Hayek Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-789-5200, events@cato.org; http://www.cato.org [Note: Webcast at http://www.cato.org/live ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 7:30 a.m.

The Kauffman Foundation - Discussion

The Kauffman Foundation holds its "State of Entrepreneurship Address" and how Congress can help America's entrepreneurs.

House Small Business Chairman Steve Chabot, R-Ohio; Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo.; and former Agriculture Secretary Dan Glickman

National Press Club, 14th and F Streets NW, Washington, D.C.

Barbara Pruitt, 816-932-1288, bpruitt@kauffman.org [Note: RSVP at http://www.kauffman.org/what-we-do/resources/state-of-entrepreneurship-addresses/2016-state-of-entrepreneurship-address?utm_source=ealert&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=soe2016_invite&_cldee=Y29yZXkuY29va2VAbWFpbC5ob3VzZS5nb3Y%3d ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 8 a.m.

The Brookings Institution - Discussion

The Brookings Institution holds a discussion on "Mounting Challenges in the Middle East for Japan and the United States."

Kunihiko Miyake, president of the Foreign Policy Institute; Yukiko Miyagi, research fellow at the University of St. Andrew's Institute of Middle East, Central Asia and Caucasus Studies; and Brookings Senior Fellows Richard Bush III, Tamara Cofman Wittes and Daniel Byman

Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Falk Auditorium, Washington, D.C.

202-797-6105, events@brookings.edu; http://www.brookings.edu [Note: Register at http://www.brookings.edu/events.aspx ]

Feb. 17, 2016, 9 a.m.

State Department (DOS) (F.R. Page 5812) - Meeting

State Department (DOS) (F.R. Page 5812) holds a meeting of the Advisory Committee on International Economic policy on issues concerning topics in international economic policy.

State Department, 320 21st Street NW, Room 4477, Washington, D.C.

Alan Kril, 202-647-0812, KrillA@state.gov [Note: RSVP by February 12.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 17, 2016, 10 a.m.

General Services Administration (GSA); Office of Government-wide Policy (F.R. Page 77634) - Meeting

General Services Administration (GSA); Office of Government-wide Policy (F.R. Page 77634) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Portfolio Prioritization Task Group of the Green Building Advisory Committee on the rapid transformation of the federal building portfolio to sustainable technologies and practices.

None given

Ken Sandler, 202-219-1121, ken.sandler@gsa.gov [Note: RSVP required for dial-in information.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
Feb. 17, 2016, 10 a.m.

General Services Administration (GSA); Office of Government-wide Policy (F.R. Page 77634) - Meeting

General Services Administration (GSA); Office of Government-wide Policy (F.R. Page 77634) holds a meeting by teleconference of the Energy Use Index Task Group of the Green Building Advisory Committee on the rapid transformation of the federal building portfolio to sustainable technologies and practices.

None given

Ken Sandler, 202-219-1121, ken.sandler@gsa.gov [Note: RSVP required for dial-in information.]

Topics: Federal Agencies
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