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Tracking the Hill's briefings, luncheons, receptions, and more.
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Nov
19
12:00 PM12:00

Calling It Quits! Voluntary Departures from the U.S. Senate, 1919-2018

Marvin Overby, fellow at the Library of Congress' Kluge Center, explores the rise of the voluntary departures as the primary source of Senate turnover. This talk, which compliments the exhibit, Congress and the Separation of Powers, is presented in partnership with the U.S. Capitol Historical Society.

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Nov
27
12:00 PM12:00

New Debates and Tensions in Antitrust: What Does the Future Hold?

  • 2226 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In recent years, and especially within the last few months, a “perfect storm” of developments are producing new tensions and new debates in the field of antitrust that to date have failed to produce anything approaching a consensus about the best path forward for this crucial policy sector. In this Georgetown on the Hill series, we will explore salient antitrust policy issues that will be front-and-center as we head into the next year.

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Nov
28
8:00 AM08:00

Preparing For A Treatment: Alzheimer's Diagnosis & Care

The Hill will convene key lawmakers, health officials, industry stakeholders, researchers, physicians, patients and their advocates to continue the conversation about preparing the American health care delivery system for the possibility of a groundbreaking advancement in the treatment of Alzheimer’s.

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Nov
28
12:00 PM12:00

Understanding the Role of Rebates in Prescription Drug Pricing

  • G-50 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This briefing will explore the relationship between rebates and the prescription drug supply chain in Medicare Part D and commercial insurance. Panelists will discuss the origins of the rebate system, the actors responsible for negotiation, and the impact of rebates on prescription drug prices.

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Nov
28
1:00 PM13:00

Institute for Corean-American Studies (ICAN) Fall Symposium Special

  • 2200 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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We are pleased to share with you that Richard Haass will address the ICAS Fall Symposium Special slated on November 28, 2018 in Washington DC. Dr Richard Haass is in his sixteenth year as president of the Council on Foreign Relations, an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, publisher and educational institution dedicated to being aresource to help people better understand the world and the foreign policy choices facing the United States and other countries. 

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Nov
29
11:00 AM11:00

United Voices Worldwide to Eliminate Violence Against Women 2018

n honor of the anniversary of the International Day of Elimination of Violence Against Women, Women’s Freedom Forum is holding a panel discussion to address the implications and consequences of violence against women and girls worldwide, and the history and advancements of the movement to stop violence against women. The panelists will also speak about women’s empowerment, and equal participation in political leadership.

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Nov
29
12:30 PM12:30

(Re)Defining Consumer Protection in America

  • CVC-201, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Our panel of experts will explore the various definitions of “consumer protection” and “consumer welfare,” the evolution of the contemporary consumer protection paradigms, the impact of regulation and enforcement actions on consumer welfare, the role of competition in consumer welfare, the intersection of consumer and corporate interests, and the importance of data and empirical support in consumer protection policy and regulation. Lunch provided. (This is considered a widely attended event under federal ethics rules.)

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Nov
29
5:30 PM17:30

Third Thursday Reception: Annual Benefit for Thrive DC

  • 1221 Van Street Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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This event is a fantastic opportunity to network with government affairs professionals in all sectors of the industry, at all stages of their careers! Join us in the beautiful space at Mission in Navy Yard at 5:30pm on November 15 to support this wonderful cause and Inclusively Connect DC.

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Dec
4
12:00 PM12:00

From the Color of Birds to Nanomaterials and New Technology

  • G11 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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Like a prism that decomposes a beam of light into a rainbow of colors, Fourier analysis transforms the geometrical arrangements observed in electron microscope images of tissues of living organisms into a mathematical rainbow of basic components. This decoding/decomposing" process both deciphers and quantifies order. Come explore this world of bright colors and tiny, ordered structures with Dr. Rodolfo Torres, whose research has been funded by the National Science Foundation for the past 25 years and includes collaborations with biologists, engineers, and economists.

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Dec
4
2:00 PM14:00

"Life in Congress" Webinar: Improve Your Hiring Process

We've never done a program quite like this before! CMF will facilitate a discussion with Chief of Staff Lisa Sherman and District Director Jessica Reed, senior managers for Rep. Susan Davis, who will be presenting their best practices on hiring. Lisa and Jessica will share the "Team Davis" approach to hiring – a process so impressive that they were recognized for a 2018 Democracy Award for "Life in Congress" Workplace Environment (and had CMF staff and expert panelists saying things like: "Wow - incredible!" and "In a league all their own").

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Dec
5
8:00 AM08:00

Defense Forum Washington 2018

  • The Newseum, Knight Conference Center (map)
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Join the U.S. Naval Institute for a conference to discuss "The Return of Great Power Competition: What are the Keys to Maintaining Competitive Advantage?" Senior DoD leaders and Congressmen will gather for a half-day event at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. The Hon. Robert O. Work, former Deputy Secretary of Defense (2014-2017), will discuss whether or not the United States has the capability, capacity, and readiness levels necessary to compete in the high-end fight. Register here.

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Dec
7
8:30 AM08:30

InfraGard EMP SIG Summit

Our Critical Infrastructure is vital to our country. It is important to be informed about threats and what is happening to be prepared.  InfraGard EMP SIG™ has invited experts to present valuable information on various aspects of our critical infrastructure to make it more resilient.

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Dec
12
5:00 PM17:00

The 2018 Jacob K. Javits Prize for Bipartisan Leadership Reception

  • G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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On December 12, we will honor two lawmakers who have followed in the footsteps of Senator Javits to forge bipartisan solutions to our nation’s great challenges. Join us for an event featuring remarks by Mrs. Cindy McCain and tributes to the Prize winners by their Senate colleagues, who will also discuss the future of bipartisanship in Congress. A reception honoring the Prize winners and their staff will follow.

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Nov
15
5:00 PM17:00

Thanksgiving Humane Table Hill Event

  • 340 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served
Please RSVP to Sean Ruggles at SeanR@AmericanHumane.org or 202.677.4244 American Humane was founded in 1877 on the believe that ALL animals—those in our homes, those in services to our country, and those on our farms and ranches—are entitled to humane treatment.

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Nov
15
3:30 PM15:30

Rethinking State and Federal Support for America’s Cities and Towns

  • 2360 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Many American cities and towns struggle to fund basic services of government. They do not have the resources to pick up the trash, police local communities, or even respond to fires and emergencies. Despite a strong economy, many communities continue to struggle to meet their basic obligations, impacting the basic standard of living for millions of American families. There are a variety of complex factors, including a lack of credit availability and direct revenue sharing cuts, leading to delayed infrastructure investments, underfunded long-term liabilities and greater economic uncertainty. Join Congressman Kildee and public finance experts from S&P Global to discuss new data and research on these questions and examine possible solutions.  

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Nov
15
3:00 PM15:00

Vouchers, Charter Schools & Students with Disabilities

  • 1310 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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The National Council on Disability (NCD), in Collaboration with the Bipartisan Disabilities Caucus, is pleased to bring you a congressional briefing to introduce two new NCD reports that discuss the use of vouchers and charter schools by students with disabilities. The briefing will feature a panel of experts who will discuss the reports as well as their personal and professional experience with vouchers and charters schools:

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Nov
15
2:30 PM14:30

Elections and Human Rights in Bangladesh

  • 2200 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Panelists will analyze the human rights situation within this complex environment and offer recommendations for what more the U.S. government and the international community can do to encourage Bangladesh to protect individual rights and freedoms and ensure that the upcoming elections are free and fair.

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Nov
15
12:00 PM12:00

The Next Frontier: Research in Pregnant Women and Breastfeeding Women

  • 188 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Investment in research in pregnancy and the postpartum period is critical to optimize the health of women and their families. Much of the evidence that guides obstetric and postpartum practice is generated from studies that are funded by the NIH. Join us to hear more about the work of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, as well as the challenges and opportunities faced by industry to including this population in clinical trials. RSVP

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Nov
15
8:30 AM08:30

American Allies & Interests: Assessing Trump’s Foreign Policy Midterm

  • 902 Hart Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

November 2018 will mark the two-year anniversary of the election of President Donald Trump. The American Conservative’s fifth annual foreign-policy conference promises to be a thoughtful, provocative a conversation about the president’s foreign-affairs strategy—and the effectiveness of its deployment to date. Are we really putting “America First”? Can Congress reclaim oversight over foreign conflicts? How do our veterans view the quiet “forever war”?

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Nov
15
8:00 AM08:00

The Hill’s Newsmaker Series: Leadership in Action

  • 1 Constitution Ave NE Washington, DC 20002 USA (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Immediately following the midterms, The Hill will convene key leaders in Congress, the newly elected, and policy experts for a conversation about the kind of leadership the country needs and the value of finding common ground to solve some of the most pressing challenges facing the United States.

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Nov
14
6:30 PM18:30

Diwali on Capitol Hill 2018

  • G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Diwali, which celebrates the victory of good over evil and light over darkness, is one of the most significant holidays for Indian Americans. It is a time when charity and goodwill are celebrated and reinforced. Join us for an evening of delicious dishes and colorful displays reminiscent of a traditional Diwali celebration!

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Nov
14
6:00 PM18:00

Native American Heritage Month Reception

  • 628 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The theme of this year's project is "Native American Dream.” During the reception, youth artists will speak about their artwork and provide a special address regarding the current state of Indian Country. This initiative presents a wonderful opportunity for all participants to witness how visual art and policy can work together. R.S.V.P.

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Nov
14
5:00 PM17:00

Leidos Welcome Reception

  • 223 Pennsylvania Ave SE, Washington, DC 20003 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Leidos Digital Solutions is pleased to welcome the 116th Congressional Members-elect to Washington, DC! As you and your team gather in Washington for Freshmen Orientation, please join us for a welcome reception. Come by for drinks, appetizers, networking and a respite from your busy first week on Capitol Hill.

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Nov
14
4:00 PM16:00

The Value of Medicine

  • 2075 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Value of Medicine Briefing will be an informative, in-depth conversation on how medicine provides tremendous value to individuals and society as a whole. We will also examine the social health and economic value of the different classes of medical treatments.

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Nov
14
3:30 PM15:30

Deep Fakes and National Security

  • 2325 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for a panel discussion with legal and technology experts Robert Chesney and Ben Buchanan on the threat posed by “deep fake” technology. Deep fakes are realistic digital forgeries of videos, images, or audio created with machine learning techniques that can be used by malicious actors to falsely portray people saying or doing things that never happened. This briefing will include an overview and demonstration of deep fakes, followed by discussion of the challenges they pose and potential solutions.

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Nov
14
2:00 PM14:00

Building Inclusive Democracies: Empowering Women in Economic Life

  • 2075 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When women are empowered economically and have increased financial independence, they are more likely to have the necessary resources – time, money and networks – to participate equally and meaningfully in political and public life. Join us as we hear from practitioners and researchers on how economic empowerment can engage and connect women worldwide, increase political participation, ensure elections and democracies are inclusive, and why these issues should be considered by U.S. policymakers.

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Nov
14
2:00 PM14:00

14th Annual Adoptive Family Portrait Project

  • 485 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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This project is an opportunity to learn about the lives of adoptive families and their experience with foster care. Each family is matched with a Senator or Representative from their district, and will be sponsored by the congress member for the month of November. By Sponsoring, the congress member will display the Adoptive Family’s portrait and their story in their office.

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Nov
14
2:00 PM14:00

How the United States is Building and Strengthening an Effective Counterproliferation Policy

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2018 National Defense Strategy is predicated on the belief that “We are facing increased global disorder, characterized by decline in the long-standing rules-based international order – creating a security environment more complex and volatile than any we have experienced in recent memory.” Part of defending and enhancing that security environment is reducing the threat posed by WMD and their means of delivery, shaping the security environment, and working cooperatively with allies and partners, which are the mutually-reinforcing priorities of the Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation (ISN). 

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Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

The Once and Future Worker: How the Consumerist Consensus Led America Astray, and How to Recover

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Heritage is pleased to host Mr. Cass for his first conversation in Washington about conservatism in an age of economic populism and the opportunities to build a constructive and coherent agenda for the post-Trump right. More so than the typical book event, this will be a dialogue with the audience about tensions and fault lines within the conservative movement and how to build from foundational principles up to a platform that addresses modern challenges.

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Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Extraordinary People Screening

  • 340 Cannon House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Extraordinary People tells the story of six adults across the autism spectrum, who, despite individual challenges, have found meaningful value and a deep sense of pride from their work at a business called Extraordinary Ventures. The film redefines expectations for employers and society alike, and shows the essential role a job plays for not just these six individuals, but for all adults. Please join us for a reception and screening of Extraordinary People.

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Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Asia’s Quest for Balance: China’s Rise and Balancing in the Indo-Pacific

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Opening remarks will be delivered by Congressman Ted Yoho (R-FL), the Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific and a leading voice on U.S. foreign policy in the Indo-Pacific. In his remarks, Chairman Yoho will discuss strengthening U.S. regional partnerships, efforts to revamp development finance in the face of China’s Belt and Road Initiative, and meeting security threats throughout the region. Lunch Provided

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Nov
14
12:00 PM12:00

Building a New Consensus on Antitrust Reform

  • SVC-203, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Subcommittee on Antitrust, Competition Policy and Consumer Rights, will deliver keynote remarks. A panel of prominent experts in antitrust law and policy will discuss areas of agreement and disagreement on the broad principles of reform. RSVP is required by Friday, November 9. RSVP.

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Nov
14
10:00 AM10:00

Moving Apprenticeship Forward: A Roundtable Discussion

  • 216 Hart Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Apprenticeship is a proven strategy for connecting workers to well-0paying jobs combining paid, on-the-job training with classroom learning. Despite a long history in the U.S. and current bipartisan support, it remains and underutilized strategy to develop the American workforce compared to many of our international peers. In honor of National Apprenticeship Week, join members of the Apprenticeship Forward Collaborative to discuss policy solutions to expand apprenticeship in the U.S. highlighted in our newly released, Definition and Principles for Expanding Quality Apprenticeship in the U.S.

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Nov
13
6:00 PM18:00

The 115th Lame Duck Session

  • 600 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest, Suite 350 Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What can we expect in the lame duck session of Congress? Funding bills, retirement savings, tax extenders, and technical corrections are all in the discussions. Now that the midterms are over, join GAIN and Brunswick for an in-depth conversation about what comes next. Drinks, appetizers, and networking are a given.

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