- The Washington Times - Thursday, June 9, 2005

HEADLINERS

D.C. voting rights — 12:30 p.m. — D.C. Bar hosts a speech by Rep. Thomas M. Davis lll, Virginia Republican, on congressional voting rights for the District. Location: Hogan and Hartson, the Litigation Center, 555 13th St. NW. Contact: 202/326-1779.

Jazz concert — 5 p.m. — National Gallery of Art continues its fifth annual “Jazz in the Garden” series with the Joshua Bayer Quartet. The series runs every Friday through Sept. 16. Location: National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden. Contact: 202/842-6359.

PRESIDENT BUSH

Tours the National Counterterrorism Center in McLean; meets with South Korean President Roh Moo-hyun at the White House.

ECONOMIC REPORTS

10 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics releases the import and export price indexes for May. Location: 200 Constitution Ave. NW. Contact: 202/606-5902.

FEDERAL AGENCIES

9:15 a.m. — Bureau of Labor Statistics holds a meeting of the Federal Economic Statistics Advisory Committee to discuss alternative output measures, priorities for future meetings, births and deaths in business surveys, and treatment of medical care in price indexes. Location: Postal Square Building, 2 Massachusetts Ave. NE. Contact: 202/691-5600.

SUPREME COURT

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

SENATE

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

HOUSE

Not in session. Contact: Republican Cloakroom, 202/225-2020, or Democratic Cloakroom, 202/225-1600.

HOUSE COMMITTEES

8:30 a.m. —Judiciary Committee holds a hearing, Reauthorization of the USA Patriot Act.” Witnesses include Joe W. “Chip” Pitts III of Amnesty International USA, James Zogby of the Arab American Institute, and Deborah Pearlstein of Human Rights First. Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2141. Contact: 202/225-3951.

GENERAL AGENDA

Voter confidence— all day — Common Cause, Electronic Frontier Foundation, VerifiedVoting.org, VoteTrustUSA, VotersUnite.org, Rock the Vote and Working Assets sponsor a two-day lobbying blitz on Capitol Hill in support of the Voter Confidence and Increased Accessibility Act. Events begin at 9 a.m.—

Highlights 10 a.m. — Press conference by Rep. Rush D. Holt, New Jersey Democrat, U.S. Capitol, Room HC-7

10 a.m. — Activists blogging and press availability, Room HC-7

10 a.m. — Additional lobbying vsits

Location: As noted above. Contact: 202/736-5770.

—Japanese Constitution — 9 a.m. —Center for Straegic and International Studies holds a discussion, “Future of the Japanese Constitution: Revision of the 1946 Constitution.” Location: CSIS, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

Anonymous sources— 9:30 a.m. National Press Club Professional Affairs Committee hosts a program, “Journalism and the Use of Anonymous Sources: From ‘Deep Throat’ to Deep Six.” Mark Feldstein of George Washington University and Susan Page of USA Today participate. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: RSVP to 202/662-7501.

—Women in Afghanistan — 10 a.m. JHPIEGO, an affiliate of Johns Hopkins University, and the American College of Nurse Midwives hold a press briefing to discuss health care issues facing Afghan women. Participants include Pashtoon Azfar of Access Afghanistan, Anne Richter of the American College of Nurse Midwives, and Merwais Amiri of Reach Afghanistan. Location: U.S. Capitol, Room HC-8. Contact: RSVP required, 410/537-1808.

—Global economic imbalances— 10 a.m. International Monetary Fund holds a press briefing, “Global Economic Imbalances: Causes, Potential Dangers and Possible Solutions.” Location: Center for Strategic and International Studies, B-1 Conference Level, 1800 K St. NW. Contact: 202/775-3242.

—Science exhibition— 10 a.m. Toshiba and the National Science Teachers Association sponsor the ExploraVision Awards Science Showcase to honor winners of one of the world’s largest K-12 student science competitions. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 703/312-9371 or 212/388-1400.

—Armenia developments— noon National Press Club Newsmaker Program holds a session with Armenian Foreign Affairs Minister Vartan Oskanian. Location: National Press Club, 14th and F streets NW. Contact: 202/662-7593.

—Military families week— 4 p.m. —House Veterans’ Affairs economic opportunity subcommittee holds a press conference to welcome entertainer Hilary Duff and hundreds of military families from across the country as Congress promotes National Military Families Week.

—Highlight 4:30 p.m. Miss Duff meets with military families, Cannon House Office Building, Room 334.

Location: Cannon Terrace, Cannon House Office Building, or as noted above. Contact: • 202/225-4301 or 202/213-1293.

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