- The Washington Times - Monday, June 27, 2005


Meets with German Chancellor Gerhard Schroeder.


4 p.m. — National Agricultural Statistics Service releases the crop-progress report. Location: 12th Street and Independence Avenue Southwest. Contact: 800/727-9540.


8 a.m. — Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs holds a meeting of the Uniform Formulary Beneficiary Advisory Panel. Location: Naval Heritage Center Theater, 701 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/681-0064, ext. 3672.

1 p.m. — Antitrust Modernization Commission meets to take testimony and receive evidence regarding indirect purchaser litigation. Location: Federal Trade Commission, 600 Pennsylvania Ave. NW, Room 432. Contact: 202/233-0701.


Meets at 1 p.m. for morning business and at 3 p.m. to consider the Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act for fiscal 2006. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/224-8601, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/224-8541.


No committee meetings are scheduled.


Meets at 12:30 p.m. for morning-hour debate and 2 p.m. for legislative business. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.


5 p.m. Rules Committee meets to formulate a rule on the fiscal 2006 Transportation, Treasury, HUD Appropriations Act and the fiscal 2006 Foreign Operations Appropriations Act. Location: Capitol, Room H-313. Contact: 202/225-9191.


Meets at 10 a.m. to hand down decisions and release orders. No oral arguments are scheduled. Contact: 202/479-3211.


Clinical trials workshop — all day — The Board on Health Sciences Policy of the National Academies’ Institute of Medicine holds a public workshop to discuss the content and operation of a National Clinical Trial Registry. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 1:30 p.m. — Tikki Pang, director of research policy and cooperation at the World Health Organization.

Location: National Academies auditorium, 2101 C St. NW. Contact: 202/334-2352.

DNA grantees conference — all day — The National Institute of Justice holds its sixth annual DNA grantees workshop. Events begin at 7:30 a.m.

Highlight — 12:30 p.m. — Ray Wickenheiser, director of Acadiana Criminalistics Laboratory, on “Objectively Proving the Value of Forensic DNA to Justify Additional Resources”

Location: J.W. Marriott Hotel, 1331 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 703/684-5300.

Infectious-disease conference — all day — National Foundation for Infectious Diseases holds its 2005 annual conference on antimicrobial resistance. Events begin at 9 a.m.

Highlight — 11:30 a.m. — Richard Baltz, Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc., “Natural Products Discovery: New Vistas Along Ancient Paths”

Location: Hyatt Regency Hotel, 1 Bethesda Metro Center, Bethesda, Contact: 301/656-0878

AAUW convention — all day — The American Association of University Women holds its 2005 convention. Events begin at 8:30 a.m.

Highlight — 10 a.m. — Keynote speech by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, California Democrat

Location: Omni Shoreham Hotel, 2500 Calvert St. NW. Contact: 202/785-7745.

Folklife festival — all day — The Smithsonian Institution holds its 2005 Folklife Festival. 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.” Location: The National Mall. Contact: 202/357-2627, Ext. 111.

Terrorism discussion — 9:30 a.m. — The 9/11 Public Discourse Project holds a discussion, “Terrorism and Weapons of Mass Destruction.” Participants include former Rep. Tim Roemer, Indiana Democrat; former Sen. Sam Nunn, Georgia Democrat; and Ashton Carter, co-director of the Preventive Defense Project at the John F. Kennedy School of Government. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Gaza conference — noon — The American Enterprise Institute holds a discussion, “After the Gaza Disengagement: Establishing Defensible Borders.” Participants include Dore Gold, Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs; Yaakov Amidror, Israeli Defense Forces; Scott Lasensky, U.S. Institute of Peace; Gen. John W. Foss, U.S. Army retired; and Richard Perle and Michael Rubin of AEI. Location: AEI, Wohlstetter Conference Center, 1150 17th St. NW, 12th floor. Contact: 202/862-4871.

Israeli withdrawal —12:30 p.m. — The Israel Project holds a luncheon discussion, “Israel’s Withdrawal from Gaza: The Latest Developments in Israel’s Bold Initiative For Peace.” Daniel Ayalon, Israeli ambassador to the U.S., participates. Location: Washington Marriott Hotel, 1221 22nd St. NW. Contact: 202/857-6657.

US-VISIT Program briefing — 2:30 p.m. — The US-VISIT Program holds a press briefing on the U.S. vision for a 21st-century immigration and border-management system. There will be a demonstration of the testing of radio-frequency identification technology that will process visitors at some U.S. land ports of entry starting this summer, the testing of electronic passports at Los Angeles International Airport, the deployment of US-VISIT technology at remaining land ports of entry, and the deployment of an automated exit solution at the remaining airports and seaports. US-VISIT Director Jim Williams participates. Location: US-VISIT Program Office, 1616 N. Fort Myer Drive, 18th floor, Arlington. Contact: 202/298-5200.

Climate change — 3 p.m. — The Global Legislators Organization for a Balanced Environment USA and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute hold a briefing, “The Investor Community and Climate Change.” Participants include Rep. Christopher Shays, Connecticut Republican, and Will Ferretti, executive director of GLOBE USA. Location: 1539 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/328-5040.

Mortgage discrimination — 4 p.m. — The Congressional Black Caucus holds a briefing to examine preliminary data from the Home Mortgage Disclosure Act. Location: 2212 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/226-9776.

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