- The Washington Times - Wednesday, July 13, 2005

HEADLINERS

Sex and dating conference — noon — The Independent Women’s Forum holds its Campus Sex and Dating Conference. TV personality Drew Pinsky participates. Location: Union Station, the Columbus Club, 50 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/419-1820.

Rally against Rove — 2:30 p.m. — The MoveOn Political Action Committee holds a rally in front of the White House to demand that President Bush fire his top political adviser, Karl Rove, for his role in the outing of undercover CIA operative Valerie Plame. Location: In front of the White House, 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/822-5200.

PRESIDENT BUSH



Delivers remarks at the 35th annual Indiana Black Expo in Indianapolis.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

8:30 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases a report on unemployment insurance claims for the week and releases the Consumer Price Index for June. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9 a.m. — Environmental Protection Agency holds a meeting of the children’s health protection advisory committee. Location: Hotel Washington, 515 15th St. NW. Contact: 202/564-2188.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

SENATE COMMITTEES

9:30 a.m. — Armed Services personnel subcommittee holds a hearing on military justice and detention policy in the global war on terror. Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 325. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9:30 a.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs oversight of government management subcommittee holds a hearing, “Danger in the District: How Prepared Is the National Capitol Region?” Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562. Contact: 202/224-4751.

10 a.m. — Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee holds a hearing on the Treasury Department’s report “Assessment: The Terrorism Risk Insurance Act of 2002.” Witnesses include Treasury Secretary John W. Snow and Ben Bernanke, chairman of the president’s Council of Economic Advisers. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 538. Contact: 202/224-7391.

1:30 p.m. — Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee holds a hearing, “Department of Homeland Security: Second Stage Review.” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff testifies. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 562. Contact: 202/224-4751.

2:30 p.m. — Indian Affairs Committee and Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee hold a joint hearing on the Indian Health Care Improvement Act Amendments of 2005. Location: Dirksen Senate Office Building, Room 430. Contact: 202/224-2251 or 202/224-5375.

HOUSE

Meets at 10 a.m. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

10 a.m. — Budget Committee holds a hearing, “Mid-Session Review: Budget of the United States Government Fiscal 2006.” Office of Management and Budget Director Joshua B. Bolten testifies. Location: Cannon House Office Building, Room 210. Contact: 202/226-7270.

10 a.m. — Homeland Security Committee holds a hearing, “The Secretary’s Second-Stage Review: Rethinking the Department of Homeland Security’s Organization and Policy Direction.” Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff testifies. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2128. Contact: 202/226-9600.

10 a.m. — Resources Committee holds a hearing, “Status of Settling Recognized Tribes’ Land Claims in the State of New York.” Location: Longworth House Office Building, Room 1324. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. — Transportation and Infrastructure aviation subcommittee holds a hearing, “Cell Phones on Aircraft: Nuisance or Necessity?” Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2167. Contact: 202/225-9446.

10:30 a.m. — International Relations Asia and the Pacific subcommittee holds a hearing, “North Korean Nuclear Negotiations: Strategies and Prospects for Success.” Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2172. Contact: 202/225-5021.

GENERAL AGENDA

Economic infrastructure conference — all day — The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the National Chamber Foundation hold a conference, “Strengthening America’s Economic Infrastructure.” Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 9:25 a.m. — Sen. Robert F. Bennett, Utah Republican, gives the keynote address.

Location: 1615 H St. NW. Contact: 202/463-5682.

Economic Competitiveness Caucus — 9 a.m. — The House Economic Competitiveness Caucus holds a press conference with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay, Texas Republican, and Rep. Todd Tiahrt, Kansas Republican, Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez and John Engler, president of the National Association of Manufacturers, to announce the caucus and answer questions on economic competitiveness. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room H-107. Contact: 202/225-6216.

Vioxx lawsuit — 10 a.m. — Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine holds a press conference on a lawsuit claiming that Merck wrongfully relied on animal tests that showed Vioxx to be safe while setting aside mounting evidence that the drug increases risk of cardiac events in humans. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/686-2210, Ext. 316.

Missionary exhibit — 10 a.m. — The Pope John Paul II Cultural Center hosts a press preview of the multimedia exhibit, “Mission America,” which explores 100 years of Catholic missionary activity in the United States, including the work of the Catholic Church Extension Society. Location: Pope John Paul II Cultural Center, 3900 Harewood Road NE. Contact: 202/635-5440.

Educational progress report — 10 a.m. — The National Assessment Governing Board and the National Center for Education Statistics hold a press conference to release a National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) report, “The Nation’s Report Card — NAEP 2004 Trends in Academic Progress.” Location: First Amendment Room, National Press Club, 14th and F streets Northwest. Contact: 202/842-3600, Ext. 253.

Apollo-Soyuz anniversary — 10:30 a.m. — The National Air and Space Museum holds a discussion on the 30th anniversary of Apollo-Soyuz, the first American-Soviet joint space mission. Location: National Air and Space Museum, Sixth Street and Independence Avenue Southwest. Contact: 202/633-2374.

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