- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 30, 2005


Delivers an address on the upcoming G-8 meetings


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


11 a.m. — National Science Foundation holds a meeting of the National Science Board, Committee on Programs and Plans. Location: Room 130, National Science Foundation, 4201 Wilson Blvd., Arlington. Contact: 703/292-7000.


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


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


9:30 a.m. — Armed Services Committee holds a hearing on the status of the U.S. Army and U.S. Marine Corps in fighting the global war on terrorism. Location: 325 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-3871.

9:30 a.m. — Commerce, Science and Transportation technology, innovation and competitiveness subcommittee holds hearing on electronic health initiatives, focusing on how information technology can reduce medical errors, lower health care costs and improve the quality of patient care. Location: 253 Russell Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-1251.

9:30 a.m. — Foreign Relations Committee holds a hearing on challenges of the Middle East peace “road map.” Location: 419 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/224-4651.


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


10 a.m. — Government Reform Committee holds a hearing, “The Next Flu Pandemic: Evaluating U.S. Readiness.” James LeDuc, director of the National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, testify. Location: 2154 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5074.

10 a.m. — Judiciary immigration, border security and claims subcommittee holds oversight hearing, “Immigration Removal Procedures Implemented in the Aftermath of the September 11th Attacks.” Location: 2141 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3951.

10 a.m. — Resources energy and mineral resources subcommittee holds a hearing, “The Vast North American Resource Potential of Oil Shale, Oil Sands and Heavy Oils.” Location: 1324 Longworth House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-2761.

10 a.m. — Veterans’ Affairs Committee holds an oversight hearing on the Veterans Affairs Department’s need to reprogram $1 billion to the medical services account in fiscal 2005 and its implication for fiscal 2006. Location: 334 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-3527.

2 p.m. — International Relations Committee Africa, global human rights and international operations subcommittee holds a hearing, “The G-8 Summit and Africa’s Development.” Location: 2172 Rayburn House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-5021.


Service to America — 8 a.m. — Service to America holds a press conference to announce the finalists for the 2005 Service to America Medals. Location: Reserve Officers Association, 1 Constitution Ave. NE. Contact: 202/775-9111.

Social Security reform — 8:30 a.m. — The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Concord Coalition hold a conference to initiate bipartisan Social Security reform. Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Supreme Court round-up — 9 a.m. — The American Constitution Society holds a press conference, “Supreme Court Roundup.” Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/393-6181.

VA funding emergency — 9 a.m. — Rep. Lane Evans, Illinois Democrat, holds a press conference to discuss the Veterans Affairs Department’s funding emergency. Location: 340 Cannon House Office Building. Contact: 202/225-9756.

Tsunami relief — 10 a.m. — The National Press Club hosts a Morning Newsmaker press conference, “Tsunami Relief and Recovery — Six Months After.” Arthur Keys Jr., president and CEO of International Relief and Development, participates. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7540.

G-8 summit preview — 11 a.m. — The Brookings Institution holds a briefing, “Countdown to the G-8 Summit: A Preview of the Challenges and Opportunities.” Location: Brookings Institution, 1775 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/797-6105.

FBI transformation — 11 a.m. — Rep. Frank R. Wolf, Virginia Republican, holds a press conference, “The Status of FBI Transformation Since 9/11.” Location: House Radio/TV Gallery, Capitol. Contact: 202/225-5136.

Honorary degree ceremony — 11 a.m. — George Washington University (GW) holds a ceremony honoring Sheik Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, prime minister of Kuwait, with an honorary doctorate of laws degree. Location: GW, Media and Public Affairs Building, Jack Morton Auditorium, 805 21st St. NW. Contact: 202/994-6460.

Somalia briefing — 11 a.m. — The Woodrow Wilson Center holds a discussion, “Somalia Briefing: Jihadi Groups and Their Links to al Qaeda.” Matt Bryden, director of the International Crisis Group’s Horn of Africa Project, participates. Location: Woodrow Wilson Center, Ronald Reagan Building, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW. Contact: 202/691-4000.

Federal fuel tax — noon — The Cato Institute holds a discussion, “Allowing States to Opt Out of the Federal Fuel Tax: A New Approach to Highway Policy.” Location: F.A. Hayek Auditorium, Cato Institute, 1000 Massachusetts Ave. NW. Contact: 202/789-5200.

Pakistan-U.S. relations hearing — 2 p.m. — The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom holds a hearing, “The United States and Pakistan: Navigating a Complex Relationship.” Location: 138 Dirksen Senate Office Building. Contact: 202/523-3257.

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