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Tracking the Hill's briefings, luncheons, receptions, and more.
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May
21
11:30 AM11:30

The Hidden Crisis in Civil Legal Services

  • B-208 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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The briefing is based on the Winter 2019 issue of Daedalus, the Journal of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, titled “Access to Justice.” This issue is part of a larger Academy project, Making Justice Accessible, which examines the crisis facing civil legal aid, including the challenges the legal community faces in providing quality legal assistance, how those challenges impact communities socially and economically, and where there are opportunities to improve the civil justice system. RSVP

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May
21
12:00 PM12:00

Here’s What Works: Addiction Treatment for People in Poverty

The National Health Care for the Homeless Council is hosting a briefing/panel discussion to highlight the innovative approaches homeless health care providers use to treat substance use disorders and the barriers their clients face when escaping addiction. Health Care for the Homeless programs provide culturally competent primary care, behavioral health treatment, and supportive services to over 1 million people experiencing homelessness each year. RSVP

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May
21
6:00 PM18:00

Organic Trade Association Reception

Attend a reception with all-organic hors d’oeuvres and beverages in the committee room where the future of food and farming policy is created. Organic industry leaders and farmers will come together to celebrate the future of organic food and the economic impact of the organic industry. We’ll also be enjoying the delicious food we work together to create. RSVP

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May
21
7:30 PM19:30

American Muslim Ramadan Congressional Appreciation Iftar

No admittance without RSVP. Photo ID required at check-in. During the iftar, CAIR will recognize Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, and other Members of Congress, that have introduced measures in support of the American Muslim community, or stood by the Muslim community, in addition to hearing from CAIR and Muslim community leaders. Dinner will be served after the breaking of the fast at 8:11 PM and the sunset Maghrib prayer for Muslim attendees. Members of Congress and congressional staff of all faiths and backgrounds are welcome to take part in the iftar.

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May
22
9:00 AM09:00

How Federal Policy Can Empower States and Communities to Provide Whole Child Education For All Students

  • Congressional Auditorium, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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Speakers at this briefing will examine federal policy levers—such as funding through the Higher Education Act, the Every Student Succeeds Act, and other programs—that state and local policymakers can use to invest in research-based whole child approaches to learning, including integrated student supports, community schools, and other approaches that foster academic enrichment.

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May
22
12:00 PM12:00

Religious Freedom and Human Rights in Iran

The event will highlight the persecution of Christians and Religious minorities in Iran who endure a host of human rights violations on a daily basis. The event will host Members of Congress, Policy Experts and NGO leaders who will inform the full scope and context of this reality and examine ways to move the issue forward through effective foreign policy measures and other multilateral policy mechanisms. The discussion will tackle various aspects surrounding the human rights and religious freedom violations in Iran from the regional geopolitical landscape to the role of the international community in pressuring domestic political change in Iran.

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May
22
12:30 PM12:30

United for a Better Foreign Policy

  • 525 New Jersey Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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Please join Concerned Veterans for America & VoteVets, in their first major event together, as they host CVA & VoteVets: United for a Better Foreign Policy Luncheon. Hear from Reps. Ted Lieu, Andy Biggs, Warren Davidson, and Max Rose during an invigorating, bipartisan discussion on America’s foreign policy, Congress’ role in foreign policy, the 2001 Authorization for Use of Military Force, and what can be done to implement a foreign policy that will better secure American safety and prosperity.

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May
23
8:00 AM08:00

How Fuel Cells Could Impact Vehicles, Buildings, and Utilities

At the event, CMU researchers will provide a detailed assessment of the current and expected future costs and performance of automotive proton exchange membrane fuel cells (PEMFCs) and stationary solid oxide fuel cells (SOFCs). Fuel cells can generate efficient, clean, and quiet power for transportation, distributed generation, and utility applications. We seek to answer the question: What are the challenges and opportunities facing fuel cells, and what are the strategies for achieving wider adoption?

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May
23
8:30 AM08:30

Briefing on Transgender Migration

Issue area experts and directly-impacted LGBTQ migrants will highlight the power dynamics that force LGBTQ migrants to leave their homes as well as the violence they face both as a result of punitive immigration enforcement policies and lack of visibility within the immigrant rights movement.  Finally, speakers will offer recommendations for centering LGBTQ migrants in the narrative and solutions to the migrant crisis. Please RSVP here.

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May
23
11:00 AM11:00

National Strategies to Prevent Childhood Drowning

  • 2060 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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May is National Water Safety Month. Please join us at a briefing to learn about current drowning prevention efforts and how Congress can collaborate with national organizations to scale proven programs to prevent fatal drownings. Hear from national experts from the YMCA of the USA (Y-USA), the American Red Cross, American Academy of Pediatrics, Safe Kids Worldwide, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on gaps and opportunities to prevent drownings nationwide. RSVP

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May
24
11:00 AM11:00

How Actual F-35A Pilots Assess the Aircraft

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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The first USAF F-35A fighter wing is now fully operational. The Heritage Foundation had a recent unique opportunity to conduct structured interviews with 30 F-35A combat pilots—21 previously experienced former fourth-generation fighter pilots, 9 pilots in their first fighter assignment, as well as senior operations and maintenance leaders at Hill Air Force Base (AFB), UT. Their collective perspectives and insights—the good and the bad—have been analyzed and form the basis for a new groundbreaking Heritage Foundation report: The F-35A—The Most Dominant Multirole Fighter in the World. Join us for a unique opportunity to discuss the major findings of the report, including a direct comparison of the F-35A to other fourth-generation fighters including the F-15, and a robust exchange with those in attendance. 

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May
28
10:00 AM10:00

Space Advocates: Applied Physics Laboratory Briefing

Please join us for the next meeting of Space Advocates on Tuesday, May 28th at 10:00 a.m. for an overview of the work done at Johns Hopkins University's Applied Physics Laboratory. There will be coffee and donuts, and the briefing will be followed by a question and answer session. RSVP

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May
30
2:00 PM14:00

Global Immunization Progress in Jeopardy: Surging Measles Outbreaks

Since 2000, the global partnership of the Measles & Rubella Initiative has spearheaded work with countries to help reduce measles deaths by 84%.  Despite this accomplishment, largescale measles outbreaks in countries like the Philippines, Madagascar, and Venezuela have contributed to a 30 percent increase in global cases. In the U.S., high-profile measles outbreaks in Washington and New York are sounding alarm bells with public health officials and in Congress. Join us for a conversation on the current state of global childhood immunization progress.

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May
31
11:45 AM11:45

Carbon Capture 101: CO2 Storage

Please join the Carbon Utilization Research Council (CURC), the Global CCS Institute, and the Carbon Capture Coalition for Carbon Lunches - A Carbon Capture 101 Briefings Series. 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. The first briefing provided an introduction into carbon capture and its role in the energy transition, while this briefing will focus on technology applications.

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Jun
3
6:00 PM18:00

"Do Something: The Jeffrey Modell Story" Screening and Reception

Join us on June 3rd for a congressional documentary screening, sponsored by the Jeffrey Modell Foundation! RSVP by clicking here. Food and beverages will be served in compliance with regulations. Young parents Fred and Vicki Modell are overjoyed by the arrival of their first child, a perfect baby boy they name Jeffrey. But just months later, it becomes clear that something’s wrong. Jeffrey is diagnosed with a rare disease that leaves him frequently sick and perilously susceptible to even the most common cold. He begs his parents to ‘do something’ and though they desperately try, Jeffrey ultimately succumbs to his illness at the age of 15. Out of their devastating loss, Fred and Vicki turn to their enduring love for each other to find the strength to fulfill their promise to Jeffrey and they resolve to ‘do something.’

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Jun
4
12:00 PM12:00

Can Budget Reform Revive the Congress?

The federal budget process established nearly a half-century ago is technically still in place. But in practice, it has become an artifact: barely functional, frequently ignored, and rarely used as intended. Reviving responsible budgeting — a necessary step toward restoring Congress to its central place in the constitutional system — would require some fundamental reforms, and especially a new way to think about appropriations. In the Spring 2019 issue of National Affairs, Andrew Taylor of North Carolina State University proposes a new approach to congressional budgeting, aimed at reviving a moribund institution.

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Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

Capitol Hill Ocean Week Reception

Join us for the official Capitol Hill Ocean Week closing reception! This unique event takes place on Capitol Hill and allows participants to celebrate another successful CHOW while networking and connecting with Members of Congress, Congressional Staff, Administration officials, scientists, business and industry executives, and ocean thought leaders and enthusiasts. RSVP

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Jun
6
5:30 PM17:30

Congressional Pride Reception 2019

Join LGBTQ Victory Institute, the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus, GLASS and the LGBT Congressional Staff Association for our annual Congressional Pride Reception in the Hart Senate Office Building Ninth Floor Reception Room on Thursday, June 6. Hear from members of Congress and movement leaders on the fight to advance equality and network with your colleagues as we kick off Pride season. Refreshments provided.

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Jun
11
8:00 AM08:00

Affordable House and the American Dream

  • 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest (The Newseum) Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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What can be done to combat the racial inequities that continue to pervade the home buying process? What policies can be put in place to help ensure that every American can have an equal opportunity of owning a home, long considered a central pillar of the American dream? During National Homeownership Month, The Hill will gather key administration and congressional leaders, housing experts and advocacy groups for a solutions-focused discussion on closing the nation’s growing homeownership gap.  REGISTER

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Jun
12
5:30 PM17:30

Johns Hopkins University Expo and Reception

Hopkins on the Hill is a biennial showcase of the range, value, and impact of federally funded research and programming at Johns Hopkins University. Come meet our early career researchers and practitioners to learn about their work in artificial intelligence, education, space exploration, health care, extreme materials, and more. Enjoy free drinks and hors d’oeuvres as you explore 20 interactive displays by Johns Hopkins researchers and practitioners. RSVP here!

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Jun
13
12:00 PM12:00

Addressing Threats and Vulnerabilities in Critical Interconnected Systems: Common Principles in Disease Outbreaks, Internet Malware, and Bank Failures

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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A vital feature of many critical systems in society is their connectivity—they are built from large numbers of components linked together in a network. This structure makes it possible to build them at large scales, but it also puts them at risk of cascading breakdowns, when a problem in one component spreads to others. We consider mathematical models originally developed for epidemic diseases, where a small change in the connectivity of the population or the infectiousness of the disease can lead to large changes in the reach of the outbreak. We then consider how these models apply when developing detection techniques and countermeasures for risks to highly interconnected systems, including malware on the Internet and cascading failures in banking systems. RSVP

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Jun
14
10:00 AM10:00

Reset Retirement: Solutions for the 21st Century

Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, Director, Retirement Security, EPI and Teresa Ghilarducci, Schwartz Professor of Economics, The New School for Social Research, invite you to a panel discussion regarding key policy solutions for the ongoing retirement crisis. We must reform the current system to ensure all workers can breathe easy in old age. This event will be followed by a delicious lunch.

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Jun
19
5:30 PM17:30

Biocom Life Science Reception

  • 400 First Street Southeast (Tortilla Coast) Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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Biocom invites you to our Capitol Hill Life Science Reception to celebrate the life science community and Congressional delegation of California. Please join us in thanking our legislators and staff for their support of innovation and celebrating the many contributions of California’s life sciences to the development of breakthrough treatments and cures.

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May
20
12:00 PM12:00

Genome Editing in Food Animals (House Briefing)

Genome editing represents a new technology to introduce useful sustainability traits like disease resistance, climate adaptability, animal welfare, and food quality attributes into U.S. livestock breeding programs. Regulatory policy for genome edited food animals is still being formulated in many countries. In the absence of regulatory harmony, it is possible that some countries will have the ability  to use genome editing in food animal breeding programs, whereas others will not. RSVP

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May
17
12:00 PM12:00

AHRQ at 20: The Past, Present, and Future of Better Care at Better Value

For 20 years, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) has served as the nation’s R&D enterprise for improving health by improving the health system. A critical part of our federal research enterprise, AHRQ doesn’t typically attract great attention to itself; it’s a quiet workhorse that saves money and saves lives. So join us at this briefing to learn more about the Agency’s mission and the ways it’s preparing for the future in the midst of rapidly changing health care ecosystem - from addressing diagnostic errors to seeing information in health information technology, and from training the next generation of health researchers to working with health system leaders to ensure work gets used to improve health quality in systems. Click here to RSVP

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May
17
12:00 PM12:00

Nuts and Bolts: GDPR One Year Out

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation went into effect at the end of May in 2018. A year later, how has this set of sweeping privacy rules impacted companies and consumers? This panel discussion will examine what GDPR is, what it does, and lessons learned as Congress examines a federal data privacy framework.

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May
17
12:00 PM12:00

The Essential Role of Diagnostics in Outbreak Detection and Response

AdvaMedDx, the American Society for Microbiology, the Association of Public Health Laboratories, and the Infectious Diseases Society of America Invite you to a congressional briefing on how health care stakeholders and political decisionmakers can collaboratively advance the essential role of diagnostics in pandemic preparedness in the United States and around the world. Please RSVP by Tuesday, May 14 to cpaul@advamed.org

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May
17
10:00 AM10:00

How U.S. Ports Operate

The Congressional PORTS Caucus will hold an Infrastructure Week briefing on Capitol Hill on how ports operate and feed into the supply chain. Attendees will have a chance to hear from the directors of two diverse ports, a terminal operator, and a large shipper. As Congress looks ahead to reauthorizing the FAST Act or taking up an infrastructure package, learn how ports impact the supply chain and the infrastructure investments.  These investments are crucial to ensuring that our supply chain remains competitive in the 21st century. RSVP Here

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May
16
5:30 PM17:30

Reception Honoring the Women of the 116th Congress

Please join Moms Clean Air Force and Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments for an evening celebrating the historic number of women serving in the 116th Congress. This reception will bring together members of Congress, health-focused partners, and the broader community to honor the women who are working tirelessly to keep our families safe and healthy. Light food and drink will be served. RSVP

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May
16
3:30 PM15:30

Local Perspectives on Hunger in Rural America

  • 1302 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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Hunger is a prevalent and persistent challenge in rural America, where families often face unique barriers to food security. These barriers often include high unemployment, lack of transportation, scarcity of childcare services, and lower educational attainment. Join MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger for a discussion about how hunger impacts diverse groups of people in rural America including veterans, seniors, and working families. RSVP

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May
16
12:00 PM12:00

Increasing Patient and Provider Access to Non-Opioid Pain Management

9 in 10 patients undergoing surgical procedures receive opioid medications; and 6% of all surgical patients transition to persistent opioid use after surgery, with persistent opioid use being much higher following certain procedures. There are steps we can take to reduce the number of people who become addicted to opioids. We encourage you and your staff to join for a discussion with a panel of experts of post-surgical non-opioid pain management options.

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May
16
8:00 AM08:00

Workers and the Innovation Age

  • 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Third Floor Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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What, then, is the future of the American workforce? Do we have the infrastructure in place to meet the needs of the jobs that are being created? What role can employers play in this process and how can they alleviate workers’ anxieties surrounding healthcare and retirement savings? What policy initiatives should leaders in the administration and Congress focus on in order to support the workers of today, while preparing the workforce for tomorrow? The Hill will gather key policymakers, labor officials, employers and employees for high-level conversations examining how we as a nation can anticipate and meet the demands of a technology-driven economy.

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May
15
4:30 PM16:30

National Council for the Traditional Arts Reception

  • 101 Constitution Avenue Northwest, Suite 600 East Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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The National Council for the Traditional Arts has long promoted cultural heritage policies for the benefit of America’s cultural communities. The organization has sustained partnerships with various federal agencies—National Endowment for the Arts, National Park Service and the Library of Congress. Our flagship event, the National Folk Festival, has traveled to 28 communities across the country, and Salisbury, Maryland is the host city through 2020. RSVP

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May
15
1:00 PM13:00

Briefing on Diabetes Self-Management Training Policy

This lunch panel discussion will highlight the growing and costly health problems associated with diabetes, and the increasing importance of self-management, such as physical activity, diet, monitoring blood glucose levels and the appropriate use of medication. Diabetes self-management training (DSMT) is a critical part of improving self-care behavior and increasing the knowledge necessary to help reduce risks for diabetes complications.  Federal policy to encourage more widespread use of DSMT for Medicare beneficiaries with newly diagnosed diabetes will be part of the discussion. RSVP contact cdewitt@potomacstrategic.com

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May
15
12:30 PM12:30

Improving US-Indonesia Relations Through Soft Power Luncheon

On May 15, 2019, USAI will be hosting a roundtable luncheon and discussion about education and human capital systems with Indonesian business and education leader Tanri Abeng. The event will be held in H-137 in the Capitol Building from 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM. Day-of, RSVP’d guests should enter through the South Door of the Capitol. RSVP

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