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Location: Renaissance Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 402/474-1555.

Missing women — noon The International Foundation for Election Systems holds a discussion on “45 Million Missing Women in India,” focusing on the “human rights and security effects of female feticide in the world’s largest democracy.” Participants include Meeta Singh and Vasu Mohan of IFES Women’s Legal Rights Initiative. Location: IFES, 1101 15th Street, Northwest, third-floor conference room. Contact: 202/350-6700.

Italian-American forum — noon The National Italian-American Foundation holds a forum with an address by Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito Jr. Participants include Nicholas Calio, former White House director of political affairs, and Joseph Del Raso, partner at Pepper Hamilton LLC. Location: B-339 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/939-3116.

Leadership luncheon — noon The Union of Orthodox Jewish Congregations of America holds a Senate luncheon as part of its 2007 National Leadership Summit. Participants include Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Chairman Joe Lieberman, Connecticut independent; Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, New York Democrat; Sen. Susan Collins, Maine Republican; Sen. Mel Martinez, Florida Republican; and Sen. Barbara A. Mikulski, Maryland Democrat. Location: 902 Hart Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/513-6484.

Economic legislation — 1:30 p.m. Senate Finance Chairman Max Baucus, Montana Democrat; Joint Economic Committee Chairman Charles E. Schumer, New York Democrat; Sen. Charles E. Grassley, Iowa Republican; and Sen. Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican, hold a press conference to release new legislation to address “undervalued currencies that harm U.S. trade and economic interests.” Location: Senate Radio/TV Gallery, U.S. Capitol. Contact: 202/224-4515.

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