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Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

Postal Banking: Let's Put an End to Banking Deserts!

  • 2103 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The purpose of this briefing is to educate policy makers and congressional staffers about the evolving financial services and credit markets and how innovators are working to provide better product and lending solutions to underserved consumers. Please RSVP to Brady Buckner at bbuckner@fsicoalition.org.

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Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

Religious Freedom and Peace in South and Southwest Asia

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

Join us for a discussion on fostering religious freedom and peace with Bishop Michael Nazir-Ali, the President of Oxford Centre for Training, Research, Advocacy & Dialogue, the 106th Bishop of Rochester, and the former Bishop of Raiwind in Pakistan, and Hussain Haqqani, former Pakistani ambassador to the United States and Senior Fellow and Director for South and Central Asia at Hudson Institute.

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Sep
24
2:00 PM14:00

“Let Our Wages Grow” -- Why Progressives Must Care About the Federal Reserve in the Trump Era

In this briefing, you’ll hear about an exciting new bill that strengthens the Federal Reserve’s full employment mandate to ensure that workers get a raise and removes bankers from Reserve Banks’ boards, even as Republican House members are working to strengthen their power. The panel will review the basics about the Federal Reserve and its power over jobs and wages, take testimony from working class Americans who are excluded from high-level Federal Reserve discussions, and discuss ways that Congress can advocate for a Federal Reserve that prioritizes jobs and wage growth for all.

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Sep
24
3:00 PM15:00

Yes, Even Older Americans Are in the “Race to 5G!”

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Project GOAL conducted a national survey of the older adult community to better understand the expectations for connected technologies during the aging process. Independent living, home and energy management, evolving autonomous vehicles, wearable tech and voice activated devices all offer opportunity for older adults. Please join Project GOAL to learn about the survey results and engage with a panel of speakers who will highlight some of the innovative products and services that are poised to improve our later years.

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Sep
24
3:30 PM15:30

A Truly Inclusive Society: Encouraging the Ability in Disability

  • 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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While the United States has an exemplary system of integration, empowerment, and protection from discrimination, individuals with intellectual disabilities like Down Syndrome have recommended numerous further improvements to U.S. law. This briefing will explore best practices developed federally and locally in the United States to empower and integrate individuals with intellectual disabilities and discuss legal changes that will enable individuals with intellectual disabilities to reach their full potential.

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Sep
24
6:00 PM18:00

Welcome to Washington: Navigating DC!

Join America's Future Foundation, Leadership Institute, and Hillsdale College Kirby Center for an evening all about living and working in our Nation's capitol! Hear from an expert panel on what it takes to succeed professionally and personally in this town, followed by a networking reception with appetizers and cocktails.We hope to see you there!

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Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Expanding the Earned Income Tax Credit

  • 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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Each year, the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) helps nearly 26 million working Americans keep more of their income. It is one of the most effective anti-poverty tools our tax code has to offer, lifting nearly 6 million people – including 3 million children – out of poverty and improving financial stability for millions more. Hear from policymakers, researchers and advocates about the impact of proposed legislation and learn about new findings on the EITC’s effectiveness.

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Sep
25
11:00 AM11:00

Influenza and Infants Briefing: Immunization for Resilient Populations

  • 2103 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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What can you do to prevent health risks for newborns and communities of color this year? Join us to explore how researchers, health care providers, and communities are taking proactive steps to protect young children from the threat of communicable diseases,
and how we can target resources to enhance resiliency in vulnerable populations during the 2018-19 flu season. While you’re at the briefing, get protected yourself. We will
provide free flu shots for Congressional staff at the briefing, so please bring your staff ID. 

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Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Strengthening the Educator Pipeline: Evidence-Based Approaches to Teacher and Leader Preparation

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

At the briefing, speakers will discuss approaches to teacher and leader preparation that are effective in meeting these goals, such as high-quality residency programs and Grow Your Own models. Speakers will also discuss the types of skills educators need to be prepared with to create inclusive classrooms that provide each and every student with a high-quality education. Seating is limited. Please RSVP by Friday, September 21, 2018.

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Sep
25
12:00 PM12:00

Federal Real Property Association luncheon and panel

  • 2167 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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This lunch event will feature remarks from three members of Congress, all of whom have focused significant time and energy on the importance of creating and implementing public policy that requires federal government agencies to be more efficient with their owned and leased property. These varying perspectives include emphasis on proper disposal, leasing, utilization and overall portfolio maintenance. The goal is tax payer savings and use of funds for mission critical purposes.

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Sep
25
1:00 PM13:00

Briefing on Family-Centered Treatment and Child Welfare

  • 2456 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The national rise in opioid use is increasing the number of children entering foster care, especially very young children and babies. In this environment, it is more important than ever that these young children and their families are connected to appropriate treatment services. RSVP HERE

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Sep
25
1:30 PM13:30

One Year after Maria: How Children in Puerto Rico are Faring One Year after the Hurricane

  • 340 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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The condition of children in Puerto Rico was dire before hurricane Maria. Not only had the island lost over 32% of its children between 2006 and 2016 to migration and low birth rates, but over half of the children in the island live in poverty and in single headed households. Join us on September 25, 2018 at 1 pm in the Cannon Building room 340 to hear from a panel of experts that will discuss the conditions of children in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria.

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Sep
25
5:00 PM17:00

Trans Atlantic Parliamentary Group: Discussion on the Current Situation in Yemen

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Featured Speaker and Moderator Dr. Walid Phares (FoxNews National Security and Foreign Policy Expert, President of the board of the Trans Atlantic Parliamentary Group), other guest speakers will be announced soon. Please RSVP to dan@grassrootspc.com space is limited, a Complimentary Catered Light Dinner and drinks will be included for all attendees of this briefing. First priority RSVPs are reserved for Members and Congressional staff.

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Sep
26
9:00 AM09:00

Congressional Exit Interview with Rep. Ryan Costello (R-PA) and Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN)

  • 2253 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The end of this year brings a record number of departing members of Congress, many of whom have served in the House of Representatives for decades. In this three-part panel series, AIN will sit down with retiring members for enlightening conversations on how our First Branch works from the inside, the institution's changes over time, ideas for congressional reform, and more. Space is limited. Light breakfast will be provided. RSVP here.

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Sep
26
9:00 AM09:00

National Partnership for Women & Families Listening to Mothers Congressional Briefing

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

Listening to Mothers in California brings the voices and experiences of women themselves into policy discussions at a time when we are failing to meet the needs of women and families.  The survey highlights the voices of women themselves and provides extensive, timely, previously unavailable data about women’s maternity care and postpartum experiences, views and outcomes. It’s time to listen! RSVP to the Briefing

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Sep
26
9:30 AM09:30

Encouraging Employers to Invest in a Skilled Workforce

  • Libary of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Building, LJ-162 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Over the past three decades, the United States has failed to recruit and train workers and sustain enough jobs for a rapidly-growing and developing labor market. This nationwide shortage is a significant factor in America’s underemployment crisis. It is crucial that employers actively invest in the country’s system of educating the workers that they need.

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Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

Dreams Detained: In Her Words, the effects of detention and deportation on Southeast Asian American women and families (Senate Briefing)

  • SVC-215, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center collaborated to write a joint report in which we interviewed women whose family members were detained or deported in order to capture their experiences of intergenerational trauma, grief and anxiety, financial hardship, and hope and resilience. These briefings are an opportunity to hear directly from Southeast Asian American women who have been impacted by family separation, and hear some of the most pressing issues facing our communities today.

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Sep
26
10:00 AM10:00

The WTO and the China Challenge

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

What are the facts? How should China’s compliance or non-compliance with its obligations be fairly quantified and characterized? Can the WTO be used to address the areas where its compliance continues to lag? What is the WTO’s track-record in this regard? Might the U.S. make better use of the WTO in the current US-China trade impasse? Are there areas where the WTO can be reformed to better address challenges raised by China’s state-led economic model. Former chief judge of the WTO and two representatives from the American business community will help scope out the path ahead.

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Sep
26
12:00 PM12:00

Don't Miss a Beat: The Latest on Heart Valve Disease Research & Policy

  • 441 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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On Wednesday, September 26, join the Heart Valve Disease Policy Task Force for an educational lunch briefing to learn about: the latest in heart valve disease research from leadership at the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute, the heart valve disease patient experience, the transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) National Coverage Determination from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, and how volume requirements impact smaller communities and rural hospitals.

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Sep
26
1:00 PM13:00

Turkey: Post-Election Human Rights and Strategies for Accountability

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

As Turkey and the U.S. continue to level tit-for-tat tariffs against one another and Turkey’s economy declines under a faltering lira, the briefing will examine the strategies available to the U.S. and the international community for holding Turkey accountable for ongoing human rights abuses, including the arbitrary detention of citizens from various countries around the world.

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Sep
26
1:30 PM13:30

Successes of Youth with Disabilities Transitioning from School to Competitive Integrated Employment

  • 1310 Longworth House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Come learn about how states are helping youth with disabilities succeed as they transition from high school and enter the general workforce.  Hear from people with disabilities and their families about why competitive integrated employment is so important to them, including Van Berg and his father Jeffrey and Yasmine Faith Harrison and her mother Greta.

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Sep
26
4:00 PM16:00

How Discrimination in Foster Care Harms Foster Youth

  • G11 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Recent data shows that the opioid epidemic is increasing the number of children awaiting adoption. Approximately 117,000 foster children and youth in America are waiting to be adopted, but less than half that number will likely find their forever family within a year. Yet, over the last decade, nine states – five in the last two years alone – have passed laws allowing federally funded foster care agencies to turn away qualified parents based on an agency’s religious or moral beliefs.

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Sep
26
4:00 PM16:00

Demonstration of the CDC’s Environmental Public Health Tracking Network

  • 2075 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Dr. Patrick Breysee, Director of the CDC’s National Center of Environmental Health and the CDC’s Tracking Network, will demonstrate how this important health surveillance data can save lives and improve the health of your constituents. Dr. Breysee and his team who run the CDC’s Tracking Network will share the data they have collected, followed by an opportunity for Members (and/or staff) to see their own Congressional data in real time through a hands-on demonstration.

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Sep
26
5:30 PM17:30

At the Races: Roll Call's Election Preview Event

  • 201 D Street Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Roll Call will take our audience deep inside the House and Senate elections through a live event offering the best combination of broad campaign coverage, detailed analysis and election handicapping. Our expert team and special guests – Representative Ros-Lehtinen, and Fox News' Ed Henry – will provide a preview of the most important races this November.

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Sep
27
7:30 AM07:30

Evolution of Telehealth: Patient Awareness and Education

  • 525 New Jersey Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

From primary and preventive care, to monitoring patients in rural communities, what are the areas where telehealth is proving effective in improving health outcomes? Even as new cutting-edge technology is being adopted, are there situations where in-person services are safer and more reliable? How can patients be made aware of both the advantages and limitations posed by telemedicine?

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Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

Dreams Detained: In Her Words, the effects of detention and deportation on Southeast Asian American women and families (House Briefing)

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

The National Asian Pacific American Women’s Forum and the Southeast Asia Resource Action Center collaborated to write a joint report in which we interviewed women whose family members were detained or deported in order to capture their experiences of intergenerational trauma, grief and anxiety, financial hardship, and hope and resilience. These briefings are an opportunity to hear directly from Southeast Asian American women who have been impacted by family separation, and hear some of the most pressing issues facing our communities today.

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Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

The Federal Estate Tax, Family Businesses and Jobs, 2018 and Beyond: A Study that Will Define the Death Tax Debate

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

Join us for the release of the report, The Federal Estate Tax, Family Businesses and Jobs, 2018 and Beyond: A Study that Will Define the Death Tax Debate and commentary by policy experts.

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Sep
27
10:00 AM10:00

Home, Together: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness

  • HVC-200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join the Congressional Homelessness Caucus and representatives of the United States Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) for an in-depth discussion on
Home, Together: The Federal Strategic Plan to Prevent and End Homelessness. On any given night, approximately 500,000 people are experiencing homelessness in America. Finding a solution will require everyone’s help. This briefing will provide an overview of the Council’s strategic plan for addressing various barriers to safe and stable
housing in communities across the country.

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Sep
27
10:30 AM10:30

A Conversation with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin

  • 525 New Jersey Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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As Congress scrambles to avoid a government shutdown at the end of the month, The Hill's editor-in-chief, Bob Cusack will sit down for a wide-ranging interview with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The conversation will cover the state of the economy, trade issues, the new tax law, and other news of the day. This live event is part of The Hill’s special investigative series on the behind-the-scenes meetings and strategies that led to the revamp of the nation’s tax law.

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Sep
27
11:00 AM11:00

Professional Learning: Practice and Impact

  • 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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Please join Learning Forward in Washington, DC, on September 27 for a special Capitol Hill briefing: “Professional Learning: Practice and Impact.” This briefing will bring together nationally recognized professional development practitioner experts to show Congress, the Administration, and K-12 education stakeholders how school districts are using their funding from Title II-A of the Every Student Succeeds Act. Specifically, this panel will focus on how Title II-A supported initiatives in instructional coaching, mentoring, and team teaching are making a difference in teacher practice and student outcomes.

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Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

Understanding the “Dry” Form of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) To Develop Effective Treatments

  • 2060 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Held during International AMD Awareness Week 2018 and Healthy Aging Month, this Briefing begins AEVR’s Fourth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capitol Hill. The briefing features Christine A. Curcio, PhD (University of Alabama Birmingham), who will speak about the latest developments in the treatment of the “Dry” form of AMD. R.S.V.P. to Dina Beaumont @ 202-407-8325 or dinabeau@aol.com

 

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Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

An Oxford Style Debate: Resolved — Congress and the President are Required to Obey the Supreme Court’s Interpretations of the Constitution

Alexander Hamilton wrote that the judiciary would be the “weakest” and “least dangerous” branch. Thomas Jefferson warned that if the judiciary had the authority of “exclusively explaining the Constitution,” it would be a “mere thing of wax in the hands of the judiciary, that they may twist and shape into any form they please.” The power properly exercised by unelected federal judges appointed for unlimited terms was debated at and since America’s founding. That debate has intensified as judicial power expanded in the 20th century and the broader question of the proper scope of federal government power is engaged today. This debate will address a specific question about the judiciary’s place in our system of separated power and its relationship to the other branches.

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Sep
27
1:00 PM13:00

2018 Latina Maternal and Child Health Review - Congressional Briefing

  • 1540 Longworth House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The 2018 Latina Maternal and Child Health Review is a first-of-its-kind publication that features 11 guest-authored articles on the current state of Latina health. The report is designed to inform the field of maternal and child health and encourage community dialogue, future research and community-driven policy. Please join us for a panel presentation featuring our Guest Editor and several Guest Authors, as well as a question and answer session.

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Sep
27
3:00 PM15:00

Bringing 21st-Century Innovation and Reform to the U.S. Nuclear Industry

  • 333 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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After many years of failed attempts, a new path to an economically competitive domestic nuclear industry is close at hand. Nuclear micro-reactors (10 MW and smaller) allow for safe operation with radically simplified designs, making the case for far-reaching licensing and regulatory reform much stronger. Join us on Sept. 27 @ 3pm for We the Pizza and a panel including experts from the Breakthrough Institute, The Heritage Foundation, the ClearPath Foundation and R Street.

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Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

Emerging Vision Scientists Reception and Recognition of AEVR’s 25th Anniversary

The reception showcases the work of 21 early-stage vision scientists from across the United States who will display posters and discuss their breakthrough research to save sight and restore vision. The event, made possible by a grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, focuses on answering the question, “How will this research delay or prevent the $717 billion annual cost of eye disease and vision impairment projected by year 2050?” The reception also recognizes the 25th Anniversary of AEVR, the educational foundation serving as the privately funded “Friends of the National Eye Institute (NEI)” within the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Sep
27
6:00 PM18:00

The Case Against Birthright Citizenship

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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The recurring debate over birthright citizenship tends to overlook the critical requirement of social compact, focusing instead on birth alone. Our distinguished panel will elucidate this lost understanding of the Citizenship Clause and explore the historical and legal context behind the proper conception of republican citizenship. ~ Reception following at 7:00 p.m. ~

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Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Protecting the Hill and Your Constituents: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Now more than ever, the line between our online and offline lives is indistinguishable. In these tech-fueled times, our homes, societal well-being, economic prosperity and nation’s security are impacted by the internet. The National Cyber Security Alliance will discuss ways you can leverage National Cybersecurity Awareness Month resources and information to help your colleagues and constituents be safer and more secure.

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Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Environmental Litigation at the Supreme Court: A Preview of the October 2018 Term

  • 2226 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The Supreme Court’s Fall Term begins on October 1, and the very first case it will hear involves a highly contentious battle over the Endangered Species Act. In Weyerhaeuser v. Fish and Wildlife Service, the Court will determine how broad the federal government’s powers are to designate land as “critical habitat” when no endangered or threatened species inhabit it, and whether government agencies should consider the economic effects of making such designations. Lunch will be served. Due to space limitations, we are unable to accommodate interns for this briefing.

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Sep
28
12:30 PM12:30

“They’re Killing Us” - Film Screening and Panel Discussion

  • 2103 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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“They’re Killing Us” is a 20-minute documentary by filmmakers Tom Laffay, Emily Wright and Daniel Bustos. Filmed in Colombia’s Cauca department, this documentary follows two social leaders fighting for their communities’ rights. This film sheds light on the war being waged on the social leaders and human rights defenders, especially in Colombia’s ethnic communities.  The department of Cauca has the second highest number of murdered social leaders and human rights defenders of any department in Colombia.

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Oct
1
9:00 AM09:00

Briefing on the History of US Refugee Policy

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The United States has provided a haven for refugees from other countries since it was created.  Yet their arrival has often provoked political controversy and spurred calls to close borders.  What has driven past waves of refugees and how has the federal government responded?  How can the history of US refugee and asylum policy inform our understanding of current debates over refugee admittance and protections?

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Oct
1
12:00 PM12:00

The Federal Role in Public Transit

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Transit ridership is declining nationwide despite billions of dollars in federal subsidies, observes Randal O’Toole, one of the nation’s leading critics of the transit industry. He argues that the federal government should stop subsidizing a dying industry. Jarrett Walker — one of the most innovative thinkers in the transit community — disagrees, arguing that public transit has a vital role to play in urban transportation and urban growth. Join us to hear these two experts debate the appropriate role of federal funding in urban transportation.

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Oct
1
5:00 PM17:00

Smart Cities Week Kick Off Reception

Join us as we (unofficially) kick off Smart Cities Week – which returns to Washington, D.C. October 2-4. This event will feature speakers who will share not only “what’s next” on the road to more livable, workable and sustainable smart cities – but also how to get there. ​​​​​​​We have a very limited capacity for this popular discussion, so please RSVP today!

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Oct
2
8:30 AM08:30

National Aerospace & Defense Workforce Summit

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Please join us on October 2, as key stakeholders from industry, academia, government, and non-governmental organizations discuss industry strategies for developing a highly-skilled and robust 21st-century workforce. Participants will review progress on goals set during the 2016 national summit and consider new policy objectives for enhancing STEM education and workforce development in the United States. Please RSVP to Steve Sidorek (AIAA) at steves@aiaa.org by September 28.  

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Oct
3
10:00 AM10:00

Beyond the Box Panel

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

Ban the box (BtB) on college applications briefing at the Senate in DC to inform US House and Senate staffers and lawmakers on BtB state-level policies and trends with the hope of informing national level awareness, policies, and movement.

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Oct
4
12:00 PM12:00

Moving on from Money Bail: Federal and state policies for bipartisan reform

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As Congress and state houses across the country assess how to rein in bail, the public discussion of bail and pretrial reforms must address several questions: 1) What are the costs of a pretrial jail stay? 2) How can the federal and state governments work toward bail reform and what can local jurisdictions do to mitigate the problem in the interim? 3) How do we ensure bail replacements like pretrial risk assessments actually achieve their intended goals?

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Oct
4
2:30 PM14:30

2018 Children’s Budget Summit and Reception

Please join us and experts in the areas of early childhood education financing, child hunger and nutrition, and the impact of the opioid crisis on child welfare. We will discuss this year's findings and the need for Congress to support a comprehensive approach to prioritizing children in federal budget decisions. A reception with an open bar and heavy appetizers will immediately follow the Summit until 6:30 pm.

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Oct
5
9:30 AM09:30

Improving Care for Children with Complex Medical Needs

  • G11 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Today, there are approximately 3 million children living with medically complex conditions in the United States–many of whom are covered by Medicaid. These children often require intensive services from multiple providers in a range of clinical and non-clinical settings. The volume of care required to support this population poses a unique set of challenges to the health care providers, payers, and family members who care for them. During this briefing, panelists will describe factors that impact the quality, affordability, and accessibility of care for children with complex medical needs. Light breakfast will be served at 9:00 a.m. RSVP

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Oct
5
1:00 PM13:00

Government Affairs Industry Network Annual Career Workshop

Join GAIN, Brad Traverse, and experience government affairs professionals from all areas, including: lobbying (corporate, trades, contract), communications, Congress, Federal Government, grassroots, PAC, and more! Attendees will have a few minutes to sit down with experts in each of these fields to ask questions and plot out career paths. Come for just the panel, the workshop, or stay for the whole thing!

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Oct
10
4:00 PM16:00

Manufacturing USA Ice Cream Social and Briefing

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Over the past year, the Manufacturing USA program has had significant positive impact on advancing manufacturing in the United States. From providing training for veterans to advancing technologies developed in the labs, Manufacturing USA is convening players across the manufacturing community to address the nation’s pressing manufacturing technology and competitiveness needs. Manufacturing USA grew substantially in 2017, adding 6 new institutes to make a total of 14 institutes, sponsored by the departments of Energy, Defense and Commerce.

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Oct
10
6:00 PM18:00

Manufacturing USA Expo and Reception

Please join us for beer, wine, and hors d’oeuvres to celebrate the release of the new Manufacturing USA Annual Report. Come meet the Institute Directors and Members while they showcase what the institutes and their partners are doing together to secure America’s manufacturing future through some recent innovations. Attendees must register in advance for drink tickets.

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Oct
16
3:30 PM15:30

Cyber Women on Capitol Hill: Women's Cybersecurity Leadership Symposium

  • Room ??? Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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Join us on Capitol Hill to celebrate DC CyberWeek, champion women's leadership and learn how to have a voice with Congressional Members and Staff. We will host a FireSide chat with cybersecurity industry and government women leaders, engage in open forum Q&A, participate in professional round table discussions on women's cybersecurity roles in Washington, D.C. and collaborate in dynamic networking to meet inspiring Washington, D.C. women.

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Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Roll Call's Fall Grad Fair

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Looking to climb the political career ladder? Did you know that nearly 50% of Capitol Hill chiefs of staff and 40% of legislative directors and senior legislative assistants have advanced degrees? Join Roll Call Live's Graduate School Fair on October 18, 2018, to learn more about the benefits of a graduate degree on or off Capitol Hill! Network with other prospective students and admissions representatives from the best graduate schools in public affairs, politics, business and government. Drinks and hors d'oeuvres will be served!

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Oct
19
12:00 PM12:00

Inherent Contempt Enforcement Rule: Panel Discussion and Lunch

  • 2226 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Good Government Now Senior Fellow Morton Rosenberg has proposed reinvigorating congressional subpoena enforcement power by establishing a revised version of the historical inherent contempt procedure through an amendment to the rules of the House. A panel of distinguished congressional oversight experts will debate Rosenberg’s proposed “Inherent Contempt Procedure Rule” in a luncheon discussion sponsored by Good Government Now

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Oct
23
3:00 PM15:00

Wood: The Building Material of the Future?

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

The unique properties of mass timber differentiate it from light-frame construction and include fire safety, resistance to seismic and explosive forces, thermal performance, and aesthetics. A light, renewable material, its use not only lowers carbon emissions from the building sector but also provides long-term carbon storage—turning buildings into carbon sinks. Policymakers are interested in mass timber for its role in rural economic development, forest health and preservation, resilient infrastructure, and climate change mitigation. This briefing will bring together experts to tell the emerging story of the U.S. mass timber industry and how to capitalize on its potential.

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Oct
24
6:00 PM18:00

9th Annual Buckley Awards

Join America’s Future Foundation and the nation’s leading freedom-minded young professionals as we celebrate the 9th Annual Buckley Award recipients and their work to limit government and increase liberty across the United States. Meet and mingle with the this year’s winners, the esteemed selection committee, and other inspiring leaders from across the free market movement at this must attend event.

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Sep
21
2:00 PM14:00

Reflections on the Moon–Kim Summit: Third Time’s the Charm?

  • 2253 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Please join the Foreign Affairs Congressional Staff Association (FACSA) and The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) for an informational briefing on Inter-Korean relations and implications to the United States following the third summit meeting (September 18-20) between President Moon Jae-in and Chairman Kim Jong-un. Our expert panelists will provide a debrief of the summit, share key takeaways, and address questions regarding North Korea’s nuclear weapons and ballistic missile programs, regional security dynamics, and prospects for peace on the Korean peninsula. RSVP HERE

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Sep
21
12:00 PM12:00

Can the House Strengthen Civil Enforcement of Subpoenas to the Executive Branch through Rules Changes?

  • 2226 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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A distinguished panel of congressional oversight experts will evaluate the merits of Stern’s proposed “Rule on Information Requests and Subpoenas” in a luncheon discussion co-sponsored by Good Government Now and the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group.

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Sep
20
1:00 PM13:00

Behind the Scenes of Congressional Decision Making

Many Americans believe that lawmakers are unreachable – that they don't care about what constituents think and that influencing legislative outcomes is impossible and a waste of time. Yet CMF research shows that Members of Congress strongly believe that constituents are a valuable and informative resource in the decision-making process. Your "backstage pass" will dispel myths about Congress and provide practical strategies on how decisions are really made and by whom.

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Sep
20
1:00 PM13:00

Getting Better Performance from Staff through a Performance Management/Review System

Many Americans believe that lawmakers are unreachable – that they don't care about what constituents think and that influencing legislative outcomes is impossible and a waste of time. Yet CMF research shows that Members of Congress strongly believe that constituents are a valuable and informative resource in the decision-making process. Your "backstage pass" will dispel myths about Congress and provide practical strategies on how decisions are really made and by whom.

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Sep
20
1:00 PM13:00

Backstage Pass: Behind the Scenes of Congressional Decision Making

Many Americans believe that lawmakers are unreachable – that they don't care about what constituents think and that influencing legislative outcomes is impossible and a waste of time. Yet CMF research shows that Members of Congress strongly believe that constituents are a valuable and informative resource in the decision-making process. Your "backstage pass" will dispel myths about Congress and provide practical strategies on how decisions are really made and by whom.

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Sep
20
11:45 AM11:45

Quarterly Update on Trade, Monetary, and Immigration Policy

  • 1310 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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Please join the Mercatus Center at George Mason University for a presentation by Dr. Bruce Yandle, Distinguished Adjunct Fellow at Mercatus and Dean Emeritus at Clemson University. Dr. Yandle will review his September 2018 report (to be released on September 4th) and discuss: Trade and tariffs: what do they mean and who will be impacted? Monetary policy: where does the Federal Reserve go from here? Immigration: what affect does it have on prosperity and happiness? RSVP here.

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Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

Free Market Fairness

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Drawing simultaneously on moral insights from defenders of economic liberty such as F. A. Hayek and advocates of social justice such as John Rawls, Dr. Tomasi presents a theory of justice that is committed to both limited government and the material betterment of the poor.

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Sep
20
11:00 AM11:00

IQ User Group Meeting

  • 122 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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Join the IQ team on Thursday, 9/20 from 10:30 - 11:30am to learn about the latest updates in IQ coming to House users. This special user group will go in-depth on major enhancements to the IQ eNewsletter builder that make it easier than ever before to create high impact, high quality email content. If you have a role in any part of your office's eNewsletter process, this event is for you.

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Sep
20
9:30 AM09:30

The Hurricane Maria Conference: Reflecting on Catastrophe and Preparing for the Future

  • HVC-215, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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Confirmed panelists will represent Airbnb, All Healers Mental Health Alliance, the Center for American Progress, Columbia University’s National Center for Disaster Preparedness, FedEx, Friends of Puerto Rico, the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, the Hispanic Federation, Oxfam America, National Low Income Housing Coalition, the Partnership for Inclusive Disaster Strategies, Refugees International, Save the Children, World Central Kitchen, and YWCA USA.

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Sep
20
8:00 AM08:00

The New Age of Innovation: The State of Play in 5G in the U.S.

  • 415 New Jersey Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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Join POLITICO for a high-level discussion on the state of play for 5G in the U.S. We’ll discuss where the U.S. is along the path toward 5G installation, deployment and adoption and explore the innovations that 5G networks are expected to bring.

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Sep
19
2:00 PM14:00

Women and Technology: Enhancing Political Participation

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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SDG5 seeks to enhance the use of enabling technology – especially information and communications technology – to empower women and girls. Yet technology can both promote and inhibit women’s participation in public life, particularly in the context of politics and elections. Join us as we hear from practitioners, organizers and researchers on how technology can engage and connect women; can help us gather data and act on violence against women; and should be considered by U.S. policymakers.

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Sep
19
1:30 PM13:30

Women's Congressional Staff Association: Discussion on the Sexual Harassment Bills in Congress

  • 2103 Rayburn House Office Buiding (map)
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WCSA invites you to join a conversation with Kimberly Betz, House Administration Majority Staff Director, and Jamie Fleet, House Administration Minority Staff Director, and about the Congressional Accountability Act (CAA). This off-the-record conversation is an opportunity for staff to learn more about the CAA and ask questions. This event is closed to press.

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Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Brexit at the Crossroads: Why U.S. Support for a Far-Reaching Agreement is Vital

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union was the single largest vote in British history, backed by 17.4 million people. Owen Paterson was one of the leading Conservative figures in the 2016 Brexit campaign, and has been a prominent and influential voice on the UK’s exit from the EU. No two allies are closer than the United Kingdom and the United States, and Mr. Paterson will also outline how Brexit can further strengthen the Special Relationship as a powerful force for free trade and innovation on the world stage.

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Sep
19
12:00 PM12:00

Postal Service Finances and Postal Reform

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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This panel seeks to help congressional staffers, policy wonks, and members of the media understand the magnitude of the Postal Service’s financial challenges, and will discuss reforms to help the agency adapt to the demands of the 21st century. Each panelist will have 10-15 minutes to speak, followed by a moderated question and answer session of approximately 20 minutes.

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Sep
18
2:00 PM14:00

Forecasting the Implications of the U.S. CLOUD Act Around the World

  • 188 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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The U.S. CLOUD Act allows the Attorney General to present, for Congressional review, bilateral "executive agreements," where s/he has certified that potential partner countries meet certain criteria, including regarding human rights. These agreements would allow partner countries to directly request electronic evidence from U.S.-based companies. Join us on September 18th for a discussion featuring several prominent GNI civil society, academic, and company members presenting their perspectives on the potential global implications of the U.S. CLOUD Act.

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Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

Accreditation on the Edge: How to Fix Higher Education Accreditation

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The higher education accreditation system is the gateway for access to over $150 billion in federal student aid. But with rising college costs and a growing share of the American public questioning the value proposition of the higher education system, many policy experts and higher education scholars are questioning whether a different model might be needed to ensure that federal funds are being used wisely.

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Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

Clean Energy Innovation: Making a Carbon Tax More Affordable

  • 2247 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Economic theory suggests a tax on carbon emissions is the most efficient way to reduce them. But another important effect of such a tax would be to induce innovation in clean energy technology. The energy industry would raise its clean energy R&D spending and accelerate the introduction of new products and processes, and more companies would enter the industry. Yet, this induced innovation effect is overlooked in most modeling, leading to significant underestimation of the impact of a carbon tax. Register

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Sep
17
4:30 PM16:30

FOSI Briefs the Hill on Improving Tech Balance

  • 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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Join the Family Online Safety Institute for an interactive briefing on the latest advancements in tools and resources to limit screen time, protect children, and ensure balance in our increasingly connected lives. Come and talk to representatives from the top companies about the development of new technologies to respond to the modern day challenges we all face. You will be able to try out the products yourselves as well as engage with experts and learn more about managing your digital lives and finding balance for your family’s technology use.

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Sep
17
12:30 PM12:30

Attacks on Medical Care in Armed Conflict

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Please join us for a timely panel discussion on the protection of medical personnel and facilities in armed conflicts and other emergencies. The event will begin with a showing of the
award-winning short film “Tabib” about the last pediatrician in Aleppo. RSVP by Wednesday, September 12, please contact Alejandra Portillo-Taylor (aportillotaylor@icrc.org). This briefing is open to full-time congressional staff only.

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Sep
17
11:00 AM11:00

The Enduring Legacy of Desert Storm and Desert Shield

Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield were resounding military successes, but many overlook their full complexity and achievement. These victories came with a whole of government effort, including skillful diplomacy coupled with stellar military execution with a broad coalition of partners. Operation Desert Storm especially helped to restore the fractured relationship between the military, Veterans, and the American Public following the Vietnam era. Given these factors, a closer look is worthwhile. Scott Stump will provide an overview of the environment these operations occurred in, the operations themselves, and their lasting legacy that still influences the world today.

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Sep
14
12:00 PM12:00

Breaking Down Scientific Silos: Identifying Commonalities Across Diseases

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Can scientists who study HIV discover treatments from an understanding of cancer? Can scientists who study diseases of the eye benefit from research done by studying strokes? According to Dr. Nevan Krogan, scientists must think across traditional scientific boundaries in order to understand complex diseases. Join the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus as we welcome Dr. Krogan. He’ll discuss the groundbreaking project he is leading—a map-making initiative that aims to reshape the medical landscape, with hopes for cures and treatments in infectious disease, cancer, and psychiatric disorders.  

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Sep
14
11:00 AM11:00

The Value of NATO in the 21st Century

In his speech at The Heritage Foundation, NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg will examine the strategic value of the NATO Alliance to the United States. For seven decades, NATO has preserved peace and stability in Europe, promoted democratic values, and been a consistent and significant force multiplier for the United States, both politically and militarily. The Secretary General will also set out the concrete steps taken at the NATO Summit in July to respond to a more unpredictable world, including greater defense spending and fair burden-sharing.

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Sep
13
5:00 PM17:00

Supreme Trivia: A Supreme Court History Competition & Reception

Do you like trivia or Quizzo? Are you interested in learning more about the Supreme Court? Then this event is for you! The National Constitution Center and The Heritage Foundation are partnering to bring you an entertaining and educational experience with top Supreme Court experts from across the ideological spectrum. Join us as Team Jefferson and Team Madison go head-to-head in rounds of trivia about the Supreme Court’s history, justices, scandals, and decisions. At the end of the hour, one team will be named the Supreme Trivia champion. It’s an event you won’t want to miss! Reception following

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