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Tracking the Hill's briefings, luncheons, receptions, and more.
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Oct
18
8:30 AM08:30

A Tale of Two Crises: Using Tech and Innovation to Combat Opioid Abuse and Diabetes

What role can technology and digital tools play in improving prevention and treatment of diabetes and curbing the opioid epidemic? What are innovative ways that social determinants of health can be addressed? Join POLITICO Live for a two-panel conversation with policymakers, federal officials, technology and health experts to better understand what is already working and what is still needed to address these two massive health challenges.

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Oct
18
9:30 AM09:30

3 Steps Congress Can Take NOW to End Domestic and Sexual Violence

  • CVC-268, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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In conjunction with the Bipartisan Working Group to End Domestic Violence and as part of YWCA’s annual Week Without Violence, YWCA USA invites you to a Congressional Briefing on Thursday, October 18 at 9:30 A.M. in the Capitol Visitors Center, Room CVC 268.  In this briefing, YWCA local leaders who provide direct services and support to survivors will share their frontline experiences. We will also highlight three specific bills that Congress can pass NOW to protect women, meet survivors’ needs, and prevent gender-based violence – at home, at work, in school, and in our communities.

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Oct
18
12:00 PM12:00

Benefiting from Federal Research Funding: Technology Transfer, the Bayh-Dole Act, Patent Rights, and Society

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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On behalf of the Eagle Forum, Education and Legal Defense Fund, I cordially invite you to a panel on the importance of Federal research funding. The panel discussion will focus on the topics of technology transfer, the Bayh-Dole Act, and patent rights.

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Oct
18
5:30 PM17:30

Roll Call's Fall Grad Fair

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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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
11:00 AM11:00

Problems with the JOBS Act and How They Can Be Fixed

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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The 2012 Jumpstart Our Business Startups Act (the JOBS Act) was designed to reduce the regulatory burden on entrepreneurs seeking to raise capital to launch or grow their business. It improved the regulatory environment for private offerings and Regulation A offerings, reduced the burden on newly public “Emerging Growth Companies” and permitted crowdfunding. But the law contained serious flaws that seriously reduce its effectiveness. Please join us for a discussion of the impact of the JOBS Act, its flaws, and how to fix those flaws.

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Oct
23
2:00 PM14:00

Briefing on Strategic Competition Between the U.S. and China in Space, Cyber, and Long-range Missiles:

Congressman John Rutherford and Congressman Jim Langevin invite you to a briefing on Tuesday, October 23rd at 2:00 PM in 121 Cannon HOB with analysts from the Center for Naval Analyses (CNA) to discuss China’s rapid progress in space, cyber, and long-range missile technologies and the implications for U.S. security.

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Oct
23
3:00 PM15:00

Wood: The Building Material of the Future?

  • 562 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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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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Oct
25
12:00 PM12:00

Vital Statistics: Vital to Maternal and Child Health

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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This briefing will provide important information about vital records and the birth and death data they yield, including how they are being used to promote maternal and child health, what the federal government and vital records jurisdictions have done to improve the timeliness and accuracy of data, and what more may be done to further improve data and ultimately, maternal and child health.

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Oct
26
12:00 PM12:00

Is Big Tech Too Big? Assessing Calls for Antitrust Investigations of America’s Technology Firms

  • 226 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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Are big technology firms really “too big”? Do they still deliver more benefits than costs? Should antitrust regulators be concerned? Or are competition and market forces sufficient to discipline these industries? Join us as our panel of experts examines these recent calls for antitrust investigations of America’s technology firms.

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Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Bold Housing Solutions: Opportunities To Expand the National Housing Trust Fund

During the briefing, speakers will discuss the findings from NLIHC’s new report, Getting Started, and share how initial Housing Trust Fund investments have impacted local communities. Speakers will also share how legislative opportunities to expand the Housing Trust Fund would help address the underlying cause of the affordable housing crisis – the severe shortage of rental homes affordable to people with the lowest incomes. State-specific information will be provided at the briefing.

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Oct
29
11:00 AM11:00

Getting Started: First Homes Built with National Housing Trust Fund Awards

The national Housing Trust Fund (HTF) is the first new housing resource since 1974 targeted to building, rehabilitating, preserving, and operating rental housing for extremely low income people. Durnig the briefing, speakers will share how the intial HTF funding has impacted local communities and reduced the shortage of homes affordable and availabe to extermely low income renter households.

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Oct
30
12:00 PM12:00

The threat of the congressional primary and its haunting, driving influence on incumbent behavior

In their newly released paper, Anticipating Trouble: Congressional Primaries and Incumbent Behavior, Brookings Senior Fellow of Governance Studies Elaine Kamarck and R Street Senior Governance Fellow James Wallner take on this conundrum to answer the question of how incumbents' behaviors change when considering the threat of a primary challenger and the longterm effects of this behavior.

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Oct
17
12:30 PM12:30

The U.S. and Iran: On a Collision Course?

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The snapback of sanctions has taken a heavy toll on Iran’s economy, yet Iran has ruled out further negotiations with the United States while continuing to implement the nuclear accord. Moreover, regional tensions continue to escalate, with Iran responding with missile strikes on alleged ISIS targets in Syria in response to a deadly terror attack in Ahvaz on September 22. Is the Trump administration replicating the North Korea playbook with Iran? What impact are sanctions having on the Iranian economy? And, can the nuclear accord survive amid the pressure campaign? RSVP Required

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Oct
17
12:00 PM12:00

Shifting Demographics and Hockey’s Future

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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The NHL’s social impact, growth initiatives and legislative affairs team is hosting a policy briefing “Shifting Demographics and Hockey’s Future” on the Hill on Oct 17. The Stanley Cup will be there... and it has the newly engraved names of last year’s champion — the Washington Capitals. D.C. Del. Eleanor Holmes Norton is scheduled to deliver introductory remarks. 

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Oct
17
11:30 AM11:30

An Update on South Asia: Elections, India and the Current U.S. Strategy

  • 2226 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Please join the Foreign Affairs Congressional Staff Association and the Council on Foreign Relations for a discussion on current development in Pakistan, including the recent elections, the 2+2 meetings in India and the larger U.S. national security questions in the Indo-Pacific.  

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Oct
17
9:00 AM09:00

The Hell of Good Intentions: America’s Foreign Policy Elite and the Decline of U.S. Primacy

  • 122 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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Relations with Russia and China have soured, the European Union is wobbling, partisan politics are increasingly vicious, and the United States is stuck in costly and counterproductive wars that have expended trillions of taxpayer dollars and undermined its influence around the world. In a new book, Harvard professor Stephen Walt argues that the root of this dismal record is the Washington foreign policy establishment’s stubborn commitment to a strategy of “liberal hegemony.”

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Oct
16
3:30 PM15:30

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

  • 325 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
16
10:00 AM10:00

Indigenous Peoples, Human Rights, and Food Security in Guatemala: It’s Time For Governments to be Accountable

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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The lack of legal protection of indigenous peoples’ rights to lands, territories and natural resources has created an environment in which 2.5% of farms take up two-thirds of all agricultural land and agribusiness such as sugarcane and palm oil continue to expand on the lands of indigenous communities. Global respect for indigenous land rights is key to addressing food insecurity and protecting the planet against environmental degradation.

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Oct
12
2:00 PM14:00

How Businesses, Cities, and States Are Leading Climate Action Efforts

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE) invite you to a briefing on some of the outcomes of the Global Climate Action Summit, which was held in San Francisco September 12-14. The briefing will showcase some of the carbon reduction actions being taken by a wide range of sub-national actors, including states, regions, cities, and companies.

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Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

The Perfect Weapon: War, Sabotage, and Fear in the Cyber Age

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Moving from the White House Situation Room to the dens of Chinese government hackers to the boardrooms of Silicon Valley, New York Times national security correspondent David Sanger—who broke the story of Olympic Games in his previous book—reveals a world coming face-to-face with the perils of technological revolution. The Perfect Weapon is the dramatic story of how great and small powers alike slipped into a new era of constant sabotage, misinformation, and fear, in which everyone is a target.

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Oct
12
12:00 PM12:00

Parental Leave: Is There a Case for Federal Action?

  • 2075 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Please join us for a conversation about paid family leave and current federal proposals for paid leave. Emily Ekins, director of polling at Cato Institute, will provide a first look at new public opinion polling on paid leave. Vanessa Brown Calder, Veronique de Rugy, and Rachel Greszler will discuss their research on paid family leave, with a focus on current federal proposals like the FAMILY Act (the Family and Medical Insurance Leave Act) and Social Security–paid family leave.

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Oct
11
2:30 PM14:30

Unpacking the IPCC's Latest Climate Report

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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Next Monday, the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will release their assessment of how we can limit global warming to 1.5°C, and how important this is for the environment, economic stability, and the livelihoods of billions of people. Please Join Third Way and World Resources Institute for a briefing on the highlights of this new report, and how it can inform the U.S.’s response to climate change.

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Oct
11
1:00 PM13:00

Congressional Rural Caucus Briefing on Census-Guided Funds to Rural Areas

  • 1302 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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he results of the 2020 decennial census are expected to determine the allocation of more than $8.5 trillion in federal funds over the next decade, which will have a significant impact on Rural America. A new study by the Counting for Dollars Project, led by Professor Andrew Reamer at George Washington University, uncovers the extent to which financial assistance programs will rely on this data to distribute federal monies and how its accuracy will impact the geographic distribution of funds.

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Oct
11
11:00 AM11:00

An Interview with Roger Scruton

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Roger Scruton is the most prominent British conservative philosopher writing today. Join us for a wide-ranging discussion of the foundations of conservatism, the role of private property and markets in a free society, the proper role of government in the economic sphere, inequality, justice, the problems inherent in socialism, environmental conservatism, and why he is a reluctant capitalist. He is the author of over 40 books, most recently Conservatism: An Invitation to the Great Tradition.

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Oct
11
8:30 AM08:30

How De-Escalation Training can be an Effective Community Violence Prevention Tool

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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At this briefing, panelists will discuss how encouraging the use of de-escalation techniques by a broader swath of stakeholders, including those who work with youth, holds great potential for helping reduce or prevent conflict and violence in our communities.

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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
10
5:30 PM17:30

Hot Topics in Public Policy: Human Trafficking

  • 2220 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) is proud to team up with Rescue Freedom International to host a robust panel discussion on Human Trafficking, the realities of international and domestic sex trafficking, key strategies to ending slavery in our lifetime, and how the D.C community can join the fight.

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Oct
10
4:00 PM16:00

Manufacturing USA Ice Cream Social and Briefing

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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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
3:00 PM15:00

Our Actions are Our Future: Celebrate World Food Day

  • 1300 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in conjunction with The Congressional Hunger Caucus and The Congressional Food Waste Caucus invite you to a congressional briefing in anticipation of World Food Day to discuss triumphs and challenges on the path towards achieving Zero Hunger.

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Oct
10
12:30 PM12:30

A Healthy Start for Every Child: How the Environmenta Influences Health and Development

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Children are especially vulnerable to hazards in our environment and to natural disasters such as hurricanes. Exposure levels tolerated by adults can have lifelong health and educational consequences for children. Pound for pound, children breath more air, consume more food, and drink more water than adults, and their respiratory, immune, neurodevelopmental systems are still developing. Please join us to learn about the newest research related to childhood exposures, including lead, arsenic, and other metals, and during hurricanes and other natural disasters.

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Oct
10
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch Briefing: Oral Health is Systemic Health

  • 121 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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Please join us on October 10, 2018 for a lunch briefing from 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm in 121 Cannon House Building as we explore the role oral health plays in systemic health, the benefits to overall health of treating periodontitis, the need for continued research in this field, and the public health implications of unmet oral health needs.

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Oct
10
12:00 PM12:00

Identifying – and Isolating – Jihadi-Salafists through their Ideology, Practices, and Methodology

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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In order to win the war against the Islamic State and al-Qaeda, the United States must understand the enemy. Yet the problem of knowing the enemy has never been more acute, and the lack of consensus around this issue has never been more debilitating, for American foreign policy.

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Oct
10
11:30 AM11:30

To Mars and Beyond: How Nuclear Energy Powers Deep Space Missions

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The Space Foundation and the Department of Energy Office of Nuclear Energy brings you another in the Nuclear Education Series on the Hill entitled ATOMIC WINGS LUNCH & LEARN focused on the importance of nuclear energy as clean, reliable, resiliant, safe baseload energy source on land as well as in space now and into the future. . . Hear from the experts . . . . "To Mars and Beyond: How Nuclear Energy Powers Deep Space Missions". Bring your questions and appetite for a lively, interactive, informative session and reserve your seat now.

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Oct
10
9:00 AM09:00

Axis of Authoritarians: Implications of China-Russia Cooperation

NBR invites you to join us for a discussion on the growing cooperation between China and Russia and the emergence of an authoritarian axis in multiple domains. Speakers will assess the challenges that China-Russia cooperation poses to the United States and its partners and provide a thorough assessment of policy options available to the United States to strengthen its position and defend its interests. Please note the time change: this event starts at 9:00, not 9:30.

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Oct
10
9:00 AM09:00

Multinational Nuclear Supplier Partnerships within the OECD: Ensuring Relevance and Competitiveness in the Global Nuclear Power Market

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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uclear industries in countries guided by democratic and free market principles have been challenged by various factors, including escalating regulatory burdens, rising construction costs, adverse domestic power markets, and atrophying supply chains. Emerging state-owned, vertically-integrated vendors in Russia and China pose an additional challenge, as these countries actively support civil nuclear exports throughout the world as a means to achieve their broader economic and strategic objectives.

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