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Tracking the Hill's briefings, luncheons, receptions, and more.
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Jul
19
12:30 PM12:30

The “Consensual Straightjacket”: Four Decades of Women in Nuclear Security

  • 122 Maryland Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Ms. Hurlburt will discuss her recent study titled “The ‘Consensual Straightjacket’: Four Decades of Women in Nuclear Security” which analyzes the “gender tax” facing women in nuclear policy. The study considers how gender diversity affects policymaking, and explores the ways in which the more hyper-traditional subfields respond to new ideas. Caroline Dorminey will moderate the

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Jul
19
1:00 PM13:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Librarian of Congress Dr. Carla Hayden

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jul
22
9:00 AM09:00

3rd Annual Congressional Blood Drive

It takes less than an hour to donate, and every donation has the potential to help save three lives! All blood products will be collected: Whole Blood, Red Cells, Platelets, and Plasma. Please make an impact and donate to help those in our area who are in need of blood. There is currently critical need for blood donors with blood types of O Positive, O Negative, A Positive, A Negative or B Negative, as well as platelet donors with ANY blood type

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Jul
23
11:45 AM11:45

Parents and Students Share their Vision for Twenty-First Century Education in America

We haven't heard much about education policy in the Democratic debates... So we're creating our own discussion! Join prominent legislators and real moms, dads, and students as they share what THEY want for our American education system in the 21st Century. RSVP

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Jul
23
2:00 PM14:00

Making Conservation More Effective – an Assessment of RCPP Projects as a Roadmap for Improving Future Conservation Efforts

This briefing is an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts on the current challenges facing federal conservation efforts, how to overcome them, what this new study says about ongoing conservation efforts, and what a more effective conservation regime could look like in the U.S. through the lens of the RCPP. RSVP

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Jul
23
2:00 PM14:00

Drawing a Line: How We Measure Poverty and Why it Matters

You and your staff are invited to join us for ice cream and brownies during a particularly interesting briefing in Rayburn! How do we formulate federal poverty measures? What are the real-world implications when those models are changed? Come find out! Join us for a thought-provoking examination of the “science” of measuring poverty by national experts in economics and statistics. RSVP

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Jul
23
6:00 PM18:00

Library of Congress After Hours Scavenger Hunt

  • Library of Congress, Thomas Jefferson Buildimg (map)
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A scavenger hunt through the Library of Congress!  You can complete it in teams or solo - if you find your way to the end you will be entered into a raffle for a Library Prize Pack.  We suggest you arrive by 7:30 p.m. to give yourself enough time to complete the scavenger hunt.  The scavenger hunt is optional;  exhibits and the Main Reading Room will be open to all. Please RSVP by July 22 (Password: LOC)

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Jul
24
12:00 PM12:00

Career Transitions: Expectations vs. Reality

Join us for an open dialogue about what to expect as a minority candidate in your job search and the resources you can leverage. Hear from DC’s top lobbyists and representatives from major recruiting firms as they demystify how to make the leap between the public and private sectors; explain the differences between law firms, trade associates, think tanks, and lobbying firms; and discuss job opportunities you can pursue off of the Hill. RSVP

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Jul
24
12:00 PM12:00

Ready for Takeoff: Girl Scouts and Space Science

  • 2325 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Join Girl Scouts of the USA to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing and to learn more about our commitment to ensuring every girl has chances to explore and build interest in space science. If our country is to maintain its competitive advantage in the global economy, we need to make sure our young people—especially girls—can take on careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Exposing girls to STEM at a young age is vital to developing their interest in related careers, and space exploration and astronomy are exciting topics for ramping up interest in STEM. RSVP

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Jul
24
1:00 PM13:00

Health care 2020: What's Missing from the Debate?

  • 2261 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Please join PPI, the honorable John Kitzhaber, MD, former three-term governor of Oregon, and other health care and policy leaders for a panel discussion on what is missing from our current health care debate. We will discuss how effective health care reform packages can take many forms but without addressing all five elements, are incomplete. RSVP

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Jul
24
5:00 PM17:00

Elect Her Workshop and Reception for Interns

  • 440 1st Street Northwest, Suite 860 Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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Don't miss this free workshop (food included!) on how to run for student governments and public office! Elect Her will sharpen your advocacy and leadership skills and introduce you to women in politics. You'll also mingle with politically savvy young women, just like you, and join Running Start's 15k+ network of alums. Running Start is a nonpartisan nonprofit that trains young women to run for office. Through hands-on training, we provide young women with the confidence, capabilities, and connections to step into their political power. Sign up at bit.ly/ElectHer-Interns

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Jul
25
11:30 AM11:30

The Environmental and Economic Benefits of Carbon Capture

The briefings will provide an introduction to carbon capture, use, and storage, and how this suite of technologies can deliver steep emissions reductions alongside other clean and renewable sources of energy in the transition to a zero-carbon economy, while supporting clean energy production and creating high-wage energy, industrial, and manufacturing jobs. All non-congressional attendees must be registered. RSVP

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Jul
25
4:00 PM16:00

What is Impacting Disparities in Diabetes Care?

According to the CDC, Hispanics/Latinos are at a significantly higher risk for type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic Caucasians and are twice as likely to die from the disease. The number of Hispanic/Latinos diagnosed with diabetes has soared in the past several years and increasingly more people remain at risk of developing the disease. Not only is this a health epidemic, but it also poses a serious economic issue. Diabetes costs the U.S. healthcare system, employers, and other payers hundreds of billions of dollars every year. Patients are struggling to manage their costs. RSVP

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Sep
11
12:00 PM12:00

Commercializing Low Earth Orbit (LEO): What Does this Mean?

  • 2044 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The commercialization of space actually began in the 1970s when private telecommunication companies launched and then continued to operate satellites for profit. As time has passed momentum has slowly built for further utilization of the space environment for economic purposes by private industry. Today many talk about “commercializing LEO,” a term that covers a broad array of meaning. The panel will address various visions for, barriers to, and advantages of creating a nongovernment-based, private industry-driven economic sphere in LEO and the role of government in this process.

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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

The United States - Saudi Arabian Relationship

Please join the Middle East Policy Council for our 97th Capitol Hill Conference on Friday, July 19 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Russell Senate Office Building in Room 485.  Our distinguished panelists will offer valuable insight into the past, present, and future of the United States - Saudi Arabian relationship.  Breakfast will be provided.  RSVP REQUIRED.

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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

Accountability for Student Success in Higher Education

  • 1539 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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As Congress looks to reauthorize the Higher Education Act, questions remain as to how to hold institutions of higher education accountable for promoting student success. The Education Trust will host a briefing to hear from state and federal leaders about what student centered accountability looks like and how to support positive student outcomes, specifically for students from low-income backgrounds and students of color. RSVP

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Jul
18
8:30 PM20:30

"Beauty and the Beast" (1991) Screening on LOC Lawn

  • 10 First Street Southeast Washington, DC, 20543 United States (map)
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Located between the Supreme Court and the Jefferson Building, 10 First St., SE (running the length of East Capitol Street between First and Second Streets, SE), the north lawn of the Jefferson Building provides a comfortable space for people to watch the feature films. Moviegoers are welcome to bring picnics. RSVP

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Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

Measuring and Improving Value-Based Health Care

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Our health system must evolve if we are going to achieve our nation’s goals of expanding access to care and providing innovative new treatments to all patients. Now is the time to address our greatest challenges – quality, cost and interoperability – and shape our health system into the model we all want and our patients deserve. Please join the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School (HBS) at an insightful event announcing an approach, plus specific plans, we believe introduces a workable model to measure and improve value to the health care system. RSVP

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Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator Bob Casey

  • SVC-201/200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jul
18
10:00 AM10:00

Truth, Reconciliation, and Healing: Toward a Unified Future

  • 2167 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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At this briefing, panelists will review lessons learned and discuss ways to heal and reunify societies divided by war, genocide, hierarchal systems of human value, and other tragedies stemming from extreme nationalism, racism, anti-Semitism, and other forms of ethnic and religious discrimination. Speakers will address official government apologies, truth and reconciliation processes, restitution, reparations, and other policy prescriptions that have been used or are currently being considered to address historic wrongs and unify citizens in countries across Europe and North America.

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Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator John Boozeman

  • SVC-201/200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

How Aquatic Invasive Species Are Hurting Communities Throughout the Country

It is estimated that the management of AIS costs the U.S. economy more than $100 billion a year. The event will be open to members of Congress and their staff, agency officials, and industry partners, with the goals of educating policymakers about how Congress can help support policies, projects, and research to stop and reverse the spread of AIS. Click here to RSVP

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Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Meet and Greet Reception with Activist Rafida Bonya Ahmed

Rafida Bonya Ahmed is a Bangladeshi-American author and a campaigner for human rights and secular values. She is the widow of Avijit Roy, a well-known writer and activist. Avijit and Bonya were brutally attacked in the middle of the street by Islamists during a book-signing trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Feb. 26, 2015. Avijit was murdered and Bonya was gravely injured during the assault. This reception will celebrate her work and activism. RSVP

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Jul
17
5:30 PM17:30

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Breaches

  • 1200 17th Street Northwest (Pillsbury Law) Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)
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Big hacks and data leaks are nothing new but we have seen a huge surge in reported breaches in recent years. Personal privacy receives a lot of news coverage but what is being done to combat cybercrimes against financial institutions and financial service providers? RSVP

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Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

Langar on the Hill

  • G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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The theme of this year’s Langar on the Hill is “Sikhs. Solidarity. Service.” We plan to demonstrate the united presence of the Sikh community and our commitment to selfless service by giving back to the community through Langar. Food will be provided for attendees as they listen to speeches. The event will include speakers from Congress as well as members of the Sikh community. Following the speeches and the food, attendees can help package used books to donate to a local charity. Langar is a tradition of equal, communal dining that has been a pillar of the Sikh religion for over 500 years. Langar asks everyone to sit side by side on the ground, regardless of race, religion, gender, caste, or creed, and share a meal. Langar symbolizes the equality, diversity, and unity that has come to define Sikhism. PLEASE RSVP TO ATTEND

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Jul
17
4:00 PM16:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Representative Phil Roe

  • 1310 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jul
17
2:30 PM14:30

GPSIA and NENA Presents: The Intersection of GPS and 9-1-1

  • H-122, Cannon House Office Building (map)
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Recognizing the challenge of locating wireless 911 calls, by 2001, the FCC began implementing requirements that wireless providers be able to relay the latitude and longitude of a caller to a 911 call center. Since then, policymakers and public safety have been working to take advantage of location-finding advancements in smartphones (like the now-common presence of GPS in handsets) to increase the speed and accuracy with which 911 can determine a caller’s location. RSVP

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Jul
17
2:00 PM14:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Speaker Nancy Pelosi

  • Congressional Auditorium, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

The Global Challenge of Space Traffic Management

  • 485 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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Space has become increasingly seen as an economically advantageous environment. Coupled with the advancement of technology and broader launch opportunities, the number of objects in orbit around the Earth is ever increasing. The global space community recognizes the importance of creating an integrated approach to managing the system of satellites and other objects circling around our planet. Adding to the urgency is the pace of activities occurring in the private sector. Many look to the U.S. to guide the conversation and propose a solution to this complex problem. The panel will address some of the important issues involved in defining a framework for a global approach to space situational awareness/space traffic management.

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Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

PETA Veggie Dog Luncheon

You’re invited to play P-I-G with John Salley by matching the shots he makes for animals at every meal by trying a free veggie dog! Come enjoy delicious Beyond Sausages, and be sure to pick up your free basketball toy (which you can get signed by Salley!) and a free vegan cookbook to try delicious vegan recipes at home.

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Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

National Automatic Merchandising Association Expo

  • 2043-2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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NAMA has members coming from 40+ states to attend this event. Come and sample the industry's "Better For You" snacks, check-out the high-tech vending machines, learn about micro markets, taste-test coffee and tea from our office coffee suppliers and fill a backpack for school children from military families. RSVP

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Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Future Leaders Conference

  • 325 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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The CHLI Future Leaders Conference brings together students, speakers, and panelists from diverse cultural backgrounds, to engage in discussions on the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The conference allows students to build valuable relationships with potential employers while providing local and global leaders the opportunity to inspire and educate students about the demand for diversity and leadership in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. RSVP

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Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

International Religious Freedom Roundtable Reception

Joining with the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the Congressional Working Group invites Members of Congress and their staffs, Foreign Delegations, Embassies, and Civil Society Representatives to attend a welcome reception on Capitol Hill. Members of Congress will be invited to address the attendees in demonstration of broad, bi-partisan support of international freedom of belief, conscience, and religion. Food and drinks will be served. RSVP

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Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

A Conversation with U.S. Lawmakers about Religious Persecution

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Congressional Caucus and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission invite you to a special event entitled “A Conversation with U.S. Lawmakers about Religious Persecution.” This unique discussion will feature testimonials from survivors of religious persecution and special remarks by Academy Award winner, Mahershala Ali. RSVP

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Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

Got Debt? Learn About the Student Loan Crisis

  • 600 F Street Northwest (The Loft) Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)
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Overworked? Underfed? Want to learn more about the student loan crisis? Join us for a free dinner event!
Calling all D.C. summer interns-- Free the Facts is hosting our fifth summer event. This Tuesday, come get the facts about the student loan crisis and discuss policy solutions. As always, we'll have free Chipotle (with guac, of course), leadership opportunities with Free the Facts, and the chance to network with our policy experts, our amazing team, and other interns in the D.C. area. RSVP

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