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Tracking the Hill's briefings, luncheons, receptions, and more.
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Jan
17
2:00 PM14:00

Life and Liberty Pastor's Roundtable

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Please join Human Coalition for a routable discussion, prior to the March for Life, with political and church leaders. This conversation will provide insight into what is happening in Congress, and we will be discussing issues to which we, as pastors, must respond. This conversation will equip us to go home from the March for Life and share with our congregations what is happening in Washington and how the church can and should respond.

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Dec
14
12:00 PM12:00

Securities Class Action Litigation: How Well Does It Protect Investors?

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

Securities class action lawsuits are filed on behalf of investors who claim they’ve suffered an economic loss as a result of financial misrepresentation, fraudulent stock manipulation or other violations of federal or state securities law. And the number of cases is on the rise. 2017 saw more securities class action lawsuits filed than any other year in nearly two decades. But critics allege that the majority of securities class action claims are meritless attempts to shake down businesses that will settle the cases with big payoffs to the class action lawyers but no benefit to investors. Are the critics right? Do most securities class actions involve dubious claims that deliver no real benefits to shareholders? Or are they an essential tool for keeping businesses honest? Join us as our panel of experts discuss and debate the value of securities class action litigation. Hill Country BBQ will be served, but admittance is fully dependent on registration beforehand. 

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Dec
14
10:00 AM10:00

Sri Lanka in Crisis: From Debt Traps to Soft Coups

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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The turmoil is unfolding at a time Sri Lanka is grappling with the consequences of a major expansion of Chinese influence and investments, portrayed as a warning to others about the risks of Chinese “debt traps” and the strategic ambitions underpinning the Belt and Road Initiative. As China and India compete for influence in Colombo and prepare for the potential return of the Rajapaksas, the Trump administration has suspended a major aid package and urged the country to resolve the crisis through democratic means.

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Dec
13
1:30 PM13:30

UK Chief Veterinary Officer on Global Animal Disease Research and Strategies

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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Dr. Middlemiss and Lord Gardiner will be speaking about a global research initiative (STAR-IDAZ, of which the USDA's Agriculture Research Service is a member) focused on improving animal disease control strategies, including vaccines, and on coordinating research programs at the international level for new and improved animal health strategies for more than 30 priority diseases, infections, and issues. Dame Davies will speak about the importance of international collaboration to achieve an integrated approach towards animal disease control to help tackle the impacts of antimicrobial resistance.

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Dec
13
12:00 PM12:00

How should conservatives address perceptions of political bias online?

  • 2226 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Some conservatives are expressing concern that online social media platforms are using content moderation as an excuse to suppress conservative news and views. On the other hand, many conservatives believe using government to regulate online content moderation clashes with core conservative principles and with the first amendment.

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Dec
13
10:30 AM10:30

Predictors and Consequences of Student Loan Default

  • G11 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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Every year, roughly 1 million federal direct student loan borrowers default for the first time, despite options to delay or reduce payment. In this briefing, experts Kristin Blagg of the Urban Institute and Jason Delisle of the American Enterprise Institute will discuss what the research says about people who default and how policy changes could help borrowers avoid default, or at least mitigate the consequences.

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Dec
13
9:00 AM09:00

F-35 Cockpit Demonstrator, VR System on Capitol Hill

The F-35 Industry Team cordially invites members and staff to fly the F-35 cockpit demonstrator and learn about the program from an F-356 test pilot. In addition, explore the world’s most advanced fighter in 360 degrees through virtual reality to discover first-hand the 5th generation capabilities of the mission systems and cutti9ng-ege integrated avionics. The cokcipit and virtual reality systems are visually and audibly interacting and provide a realistic look at what our men and women will encounter while flying this fighter. Dec 13, 9am-12pm and 1pm-5pm.

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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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Dec
12
12:00 PM12:00

On Legal, Regulatory Considerations for Cannabidiol (CBD): Current and Future

  • 2255 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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There has been a surge in consumer demand for cannabidiol (CBD), a naturally occurring and non-psychoactive constituent of industrial hemp. Emerging science on the benefits of CBD combined with rapidly changing public perceptions and state laws pertaining to hemp, et al., are driving rapid growth for CBD products. However, the CBD legal and regulatory landscape continues to evolve as states pass new laws, and FDA and DEA—federal agencies that still classify CBD as a controlled substance—grapple with a nationwide paradigm shift. This briefing will provide an overview of the current status of CBD, including consumer and market data, state of science, barriers to CBD marketing, and potential legal and regulatory changes.

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Dec
12
12:00 PM12:00

Robots in the Manufacturing Environment: An Insider’s Look at Advanced Technologies in the US

  • CVC-217, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us on December 12 to hear from this distinguished panel of industry executives as they discuss what industry is doing to prepare for further adoption of robotics technologies. Our expert panelists will share with you what they consider to be the principal opportunities and challenges facing the future of manufacturing robotics and discuss how their organizations are working to ensure advanced robotics technology has a home in the United States.

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Dec
12
10:30 AM10:30

Bridging the Education-Workforce Divide: Upskilling America’s Workforce

  • SVC 203-02 , Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Are policies encouraging or creating barriers for institutions and stakeholders to work together to help students earn quality credentials that lead to employment? Join Dr. Aaron Thompson, President of the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, and Jason Smith, Partnership Executive Director of Bridging Richmond, for a roundtable discussion on the connections and challenges between the nation’s higher education and workforce systems.

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Dec
12
9:00 AM09:00

Millennials and Investing

  • CVC-200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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This event features findings and perspectives from recent research conducted by the FINRA Foundation and the CFA Institute titled, “Uncertain Futures: 7 Myths About Millennials & Investing,” which explores the attitudes and behaviors of millennials when it comes to finances and investing. The research challenges many of the assumptions that are commonly held about millennials and why many of them are not investing.

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Dec
11
4:30 PM16:30

A National Security Crisis

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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The National Defense Strategy Commission, a bipartisan effort to assess the state of the military, alarmingly assesses that the U.S. military, for the first time since the end of the Cold War, is at risk of losing an armed conflict with Russia or China. Please join us for a unique opportunity to hear Senator Jon Kyl, a commissioner on the Commission, discuss these challenges into the future and Congress’s responsibilities in addressing them.

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Dec
11
3:30 PM15:30

Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission Tenth Anniversary Celebration

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The Commission’s work over the last decade would not have been possible without the support and expertise of a broad coalition of organizations and partners. We are very grateful for their contributions to the Commission’s mission over the years and we would like to celebrate all that we have been able to accomplish together. Please join us for refreshments as we reflect on the Commission’s successes and envision its next ten years.

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Dec
11
2:30 PM14:30

Making Conservation More Effective - Using RCPP Projects as a Case Study for Improved Conservation Efforts

  • 2203 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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This briefing is an opportunity to hear from a panel of experts on the current challenges facing federal conservation efforts, how to overcome them, 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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Dec
11
2:00 PM14:00

Making It in America: Revitalizing US Manufacturing

  • 122 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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The House Manufacturing Caucus invites you to the briefing "Making It in America: Revitalizing US Manufacturing." Experts Katy George, Sree Ramaswamy, and Jason Phillips will discuss the findings of groundbreaking research on how the United States can position its manufacturing sector to compete in the future.

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Dec
11
11:00 AM11:00

The Future of the U.S. Aircraft Carrier: Fearsome Warship or Expensive Target?

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

Over 70 years ago, U.S. Navy aircraft carriers supplanted battleships as preeminent warship with their ability to strike enemy warships or land targets hundreds of miles away. Since World War II, U.S. aircraft carriers and the carrier air wing have operated relatively unthreatened, providing unrivaled air support and power projection capability in every U.S. conflict. Recently, an increasing number of critics are predicting the end of the aircraft carrier era.

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Dec
11
10:45 AM10:45

Religious Freedom in Eurasia: Are Governments Keeping Their Commitments?

  • 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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In his first Congressional hearing since his confirmation, Ambassador Brownback will testify on religious freedom in participating States of the Organization for Security and Cooperation. OSCE commitments on human rights and freedoms are the strongest, most comprehensive of any security organization in the world. Yet some of its participating States chronically have been among the worst violators of religious freedom–often in the name of countering terrorism or extremism–and designated by the United States as Countries of Particular Concern.

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Dec
11
8:00 AM08:00

Electric Vehicles: Navigating the Road Ahead

  • 529 14th St NW Washington, DC 20045 (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The leaders of the electric vehicle (EV) industry will convene on December 11 to address the growing urgency for clean transportation and the rapid development of EVs. Eminent leaders from the global automotive industry, state and federal governments, and key policy influencers will lead discussions on EV policy, and innovations that are helping expedite market growth.

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Dec
10
6:00 PM18:00

The Universal Declaration of Human Rights at 70 Reception

  • 325 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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Please join us to celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the 20th Anniversary of the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders. This event will feature both a panel and a reception. You will be registered for both the panel and reception at the completion of this form. Appetizers and refreshments will be served during the reception.

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Dec
10
12:00 PM12:00

The 116th Congress: The Role of Congress in Engaging the Indo-Pacific

  • 2255 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join the Foreign Affairs Congressional Staff Association (FACSA) and The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) for an informational briefing on U.S. policy towards the Indo-Pacific region in the 116th Congress. Our expert panelists will highlight the opportunities and challenges in the realms of geopolitics, trade, US-ASEAN relations, and human rights and good governance. This briefing will also provide insight into particular Congressional initiatives that may advance U.S. strategy in the Indo-Pacific, as the new Congress approaches.

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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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