- The Washington Times - Wednesday, June 22, 2005


8:30 a.m. Participates in a rally with students to promote Social Security reform, Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Boulevard East, Silver Spring.


1 p.m. Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corp.releases its weekly survey on fixed-rate mortgages. Location: 8200 Jones Branch Drive, McLean. Contact: 703/903-2000.


11 a.m. — Foreign Claims Settlement Commission of the United States holds a meeting on the issuance of proposed decisions in claims against Albania. Location: Foreign Claims Settlement Commission, 600 E St. NW. Contact: 202/616-6988.


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


In session to consider the energy bill. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


9:30 a.m. Armed Services Committeeholds a hearing on military strategy and operations in Iraq. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld, Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Gen. Richard B. Myers and Gen. John Abizaid, commander, U.S. Central Command, testify. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

10 a.m. —Finance Committeeholds a hearing, “U.S.-China Economic Relations,” focusing on the U.S. trade deficit, the valuation of China’s currency and the experiences of U.S. exporters seeking to gain market access in China. Sens. Susan Collins, Maine Republican; Evan Bayh, Indiana Democrat; Lindsey Graham, South Carolina Republican; and Debbie Stabenow, Michigan Democrat; Treasury Secretary John W. Snow; and Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan testify

Location: G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4515.

10 a.m. —Foreign Relations Committeeholds a hearing, “Hope for the Future: Developing an HIV/AIDS Vaccine.” Rep. Peter J. Visclosky, Indiana Democrat; Ashley Judd, actress and global ambassador for YouthAIDS; and Anthony Fauci, director, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testify. Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.


Meets at 10 a.m. to consider the Departments of Labor, HHS, Education and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for fiscal 2006. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


10 a.m. Homeland Securityeconomic security, infrastructure, protection and cybersecurity subcommittee and management, integration and oversight subcommittee hold a joint hearing, “The National Training Program: Is Anti-Terrorism Training for First Responders Efficient and Effective?” New York City Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly and Shawn Reese, analyst in American national government, Government and Finance Division, Congressional Research Service, testify.

Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9600.

10 a.m. —Ways and MeansSocial Security subcommittee holds a hearing on Social Security reform, focusing on personal retirement accounts. James Lockhart, deputy commissioner, Social Security Administration, and Barbara D. Bovbjerg, director of education, workforce and income security, Government Accountability Office, testify. Location: B-318 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3625.

2 p.m. —Armed Services Committeeholds a hearing on the progress of Iraqi security forces. Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld; Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Richard B. Myers; Gen. John Abizaid, commander, U.S. Central Command; and Gen. George Casey Jr., commander, Multinational Forces Iraq, testify. Location: 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-4151, recorded schedule, 202/225-2675.


Inaugural event — all day The American Foreign Policy Council, the Center for U.S.-Ukrainian Relations and the Ukrainian Congress Committee of America hold the inaugural event of the U.S.-Ukraine Security Dialogue Series. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 9 a.m. Rep. Curt Weldon, Pennsylvania Republican, on U.S.-Ukraine Security cooperation

Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 212/473-0839 or 212/982-1170.

Public hearing — all day U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission holds a public hearing, “U.S.-China Trade Impacts on the U.S. Defense Industrial Base.” Events begin at 9:30 a.m. Rep. Donald Manzullo, Illinois Republican, chairman, Small Business Committee, and Peter Lichtenbaum, acting undersecretary of industry and security, Commerce Department, participate. Location: 124 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/624-1409.

Folklife festival — all day Smithsonian Institution holds its 2005 Folklife Festival, June 23-27 and June 30-July 4. Events begin at 11 a.m. Festival themes for 2005 are Oman: Desert, Oasis, and Sea; Forest Service, Culture, and Community; Nuestra Musica: Music in Latino Culture; and Food Culture USA.

Highlight — 1:30 p.m. Adornment Pavilion, “Oman Adorned: Women and Girls’ Regional Dress”

Location: National Mall. Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 111.

Social Security rally — 8:30 a.m. The White House sponsors a rally with President Bush to promote Social Security reform. Location: Montgomery Blair High School, 51 University Boulevard East, Silver Spring. Contact: 202/456-2580.

Press conference — 10 a.m. American Bankers Association Economic Advisory Committee hold a press conference to present its predictions and economic perspectives. Location: Mayflower Hotel, 1127 Connecticut Ave. NW. Contact: 202/663-5442.

Homeland security meeting — 10 a.m. Homeland Security Department holds a meeting of the Homeland Security Advisory Council with Homeland Security Secretary Michael Chertoff. Location: Park Hyatt Hotel, 24th and M streets Northwest. Contact: 202/282-8010.

Mongolia of the Imagination — noon Library of Congress holds a discussion with Temur Temule on his research project, “Mongolia of the Imagination.” Location: LOC, Jefferson Building, 10 First St. SE. Contact: 202/707-3302.

Iraq discussion — 6 p.m. Council on Foreign Relations holds a discussion with Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim al-Jaafari. Vin Weber, former U.S. representative, Minnesota Republican, participates. Location: CFR, 1779 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/518-3419; 202/518-3428.

Baseball game — 7:05 p.m. Roll Call sponsors the 44th annual Congressional Baseball Game for Charity, Democrats vs. Republicans, as a fundraiser for charities, including the Washington Literacy Council and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Washington’s Metropolitan Police clubhouses.

Highlights — 6 p.m. Gates open

7:05 p.m. —Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton, D.C. Democrat, and Mayor Anthony A. Williams, first pitch

Rep. Martin Olav Sabo of Minnesota, manager for Democrats; Rep. Michael G. Oxley of Ohio, manager for Republicans. Location: RFK Stadium. Contact: 202/225-4755.

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