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Announcement: Helsinki Commission hearing on Hungary,    March 19, 2013

The Helsinki Commission hearing on Hungary is scheduled for today, March 19, 2013.  This event is open to the public. Herewith vital information from the press release.

Room SVC 210 is located on the Senate side of the Capitol Visitor Center, the main entrance to the U.S. Capitol.  You may enter on the north side, below the East Plaza of the Capitol between Constitution and Independence Avenues (across the street from the Supreme Court). The closest metro stop is Capitol South (orange or blue line).

Please allow adequate time to clear through the security check.  On the lower level, visitors will need to show a picture ID at the Senate appointment desk before proceeding to the Senate rooms.

Map of the Capitol:

http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/visit/us_capitol_map/index.html

Map of the Visitor Center:

http://www.visitthecapitol.gov/visit/visitor_center_map/index.html

Congress has a new arrangement for live streaming.  This hearing is supposed to be the “beta” test.  In theory, the website (www.csce.gov) will have the link online at the start of the hearing at 3 p.m EST (12 a.m.  West Coast USA and Canada; 8 p.m. in Budapest; 7 p.m. in England; 6 a.m. on March 20 in Australia).