Hollywood's leading ladies coming to Capitol Hill next week


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Following on the (stiletto) heels of Sunday night's Oscar awards, three of Hollywood's most head-turning A-list actresses are heading to Capitol Hill next week to lobby Congress for issues important to women around the world.

Kerry Washington will be in town Monday to celebrate International Women's Day at the White House, where she'll be joined by musician Katharine McPhee and former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright.

On Wednesday, Oscar nominee Reese Witherspoon and Vital Voices will help draw attention to global issues of violence against women.

And on Thursday morning, "Will and Grace" star Debra Messing will hit the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Africa and Global Health   at 10 a.m., where she'll testify about HIV prevention efforts in Africa.

As if these weren't enough, bombshell Jessica Biel is rumored to be making a cameo at a film screening reception Tuesday night at the Library of Congress with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Rep. Earl Blumenauer (D-Ore.), and musician Santigold.