- The Washington Times - Thursday, July 24, 2003


Zionist rally — 9:30 a.m. — The Zionist Organization of America holds a rally to protest the Palestinian prime minister’s U.S. visit. Location: Protesters will march from the Holocaust Memorial Museum, 100 Raoul Wallenberg Place SW, to a rally on the Ellipse. Contact: 212/999-5585.

Energy briefing — noon — The Cato Institute holds a Hill briefing on “Left, Right and Wrong on Energy.” Jerry Taylor of the Cato Institute participates. Location: 338-B Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/789-5229.


Meets with Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas at the White House.


8:30 a.m. — Census Bureau releases its advance report on durable goods/manufacturers’ shipments and orders for June. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.

10 a.m. — Census Bureau releases its report on new-homes sales for June. Location: 14th Street between E Street and Constitution Avenue NW. Contact: 202/482-2235.


9 a.m. — Energy Department holds a meeting of the Office of Science’s high energy physics advisory panel. Location: Four Points Sheraton, 8400 Wisconsin Ave., Bethesda. Contact: 301/903-3705.

9 a.m. — National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities holds a meeting of the National Council on the Humanities. Location: Old Post Office Building, 1100 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-8322.


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


Schedule to be announced. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


10 a.m. — Judiciary crime, corrections and victims’ rights subcommittee holds a hearing, “Alien Smuggling/Human Trafficking: Sending a Meaningful Message of Deterrence.” Location: 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-5225.


Meets at 9 a.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


9:30 a.m. — Judiciary Committee marks up the Federal Prison Industries Competition in Contracting Act of 2003; the Korean War Veterans Recognition Act of 2003; legislation condemning bigotry and violence against Arab Americans, Muslim Americans, South Asian Americans, and Sikh Americans; legislation to amend the Irish Peace Process Cultural and Training Program Act of 1998; and the Services Acquisition Reform Act of 2003. Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.


College Republicans convention — all day — The College Republican National Committee holds its 55th biennial convention.

Highlights — 1 p.m. — former Rep. Bob Barr, Georgia Republican

7 p.m. — Lee Atwater Republican Leadership Gala

Location: Capital Hilton Hotel, 16th and K streets NW. Contact: 888/765-3564.

Boys Nation — all day — The American Legion sponsors the Boys Nation citizenship and government program through tomorrow. Location: Marymount University, Arlington. Contact: 317/630-1207.

Girls Nation — all day — The American Legion Auxiliary sponsors the Girls Nation citizenship and government program through tomorrow. Location: National 4-H Center, Chevy Chase. Contact: 317/955-3863.

Security conference — all day — The National Trade Productions presents the Government Security Expo and Conference (GOVSEC 2003). Concurrent sessions on “Information Security: Legal Perspectives” are scheduled. Location: Washington Convention Center, 801 Mount Vernon Place NW. Contact: 703/706-8211.

Internet pornography bill — 9:30 a.m. — Rep. Joe Pitts, Pennsylvania Republican, holds a news conference on an Internet pornography bill. Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2411.

U.N. summit — 10 a.m. — The National Press Club holds a Morning Newsmaker news conference, “The U.N. World Summit on the Information Society.” Adama Samassekou, former Mali government minister, participates. Location: Lisagor Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540 or 301/530-1210 or 202/261-6572.

Trade discussion — 10 a.m. — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce holds a discussion, “The U.S.-Central America Free Trade Negotiations: A Midterm Assessment.” Alberto Trejos, minister of trade of Costa Rica, participates. Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Luncheon program — 11:45 a.m. — The Conservative Women’s Network holds a luncheon discussion, “Treason: Liberal Treachery from the Cold War to the War on Terrorism.” The speaker is Ann Coulter, author. Location: Capitol Hill Club, 300 First St. SE. Contact: 703/318-0730.

Trade policy discussion — noon — The American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research (AEI) holds a discussion on the trade policy of the Bush administration. The speaker is Claude Barfield, AEI. Location: Wohlstetter Conference Center, 12th floor, 1150 17th St. NW. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Legislative accomplishments — 1:30 p.m. — The House Republican Leadership holds a news conference on legislative accomplishments. Location: Capitol, Room HC-5. Contact: 202/225-0600.

Trade-agreement negotiations — 3 p.m. — The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative holds a video news conference at the conclusion of the current round of negotiations for a U.S.-Australia free-trade agreement. Ralph Ives, representing the United States, and Steve Deady, representing Australia, participate. Location: Annex 44, State Department, Fourth and C streets NW. Contact: 202/395-3230.

Film screening — 8:30 p.m. — The AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center holds a discussion and screening, “Strangers on a Train,” an Alfred Hitchcock film. The speaker is Patricia Hitchcock, actress, producer and daughter of Alfred Hitchcock. Location: AFI Silver Theatre, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring. Contact: 301/495-6747.

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