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Tracking the Hill's briefings, luncheons, receptions, and more.
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Mar
22
12:00 PM12:00

Drones, Driverless Cars & AI: The legal challenges surrounding emerging tech

Admission is dependent on registration, RSVP here. From tech companies to automobile manufacturers, driverless cars are the next big thing. But who’s responsible when a driverless car is involved in an accident? Should it be the occupants of the vehicle or its owner? The car’s manufacturer or the software developer? A number of the companies working in this field have announced that they would accept responsibility because they all seem to anticipate fewer accidents. But will that change as the technology evolves? How will courts respond? And what role is there for legislative action?

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Mar
26
6:00 PM18:00

Sojourner Truth Reception Honoring the Women of the CBC's 116th Congress

Join the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Inc. (CBCF) as they celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the Sojourner Truth Legacy Project. CBCF will host this event in observance of National Women's History Month to pay homage to the women of the Congressional Black Caucus in the 116th Congress.

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Mar
27
9:00 AM09:00

Breaking Down Barriers to a Cancer Cure

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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AACI will host a briefing targeted toward new members of Congress and staff at 9:00 am on Wednesday, March 27. "Breaking Down Barriers to a Cure" will examine financial and structural barriers to cancer research and treatment, focusing on cancer-related legislation and breakthroughs in CAR T-cell therapy. RSVP Today

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Mar
28
11:30 AM11:30

Strategies to Outpace the Threat: Lessons Learned & New Ideas

This event, featuring Secretary of the Air Force Heather Wilson and other defense and congressional leaders, will focus on the need for urgent change in defense space, lessons learned for new models of defense space acquisition, and how better acquisition might meet new space systems and on-the-ground special operations needs. 

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Mar
28
11:45 AM11:45

Achieving Energy and Climate Goals - The Role of Carbon Capture

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,

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Mar
28
12:00 PM12:00

New Arrivals: Who are the new immigrants and how are they doing?

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

Population Science offers a valuable window into the study of immigration. In fact, a wealth of data exists that enables researchers to evaluate not only who is arriving in the country and where they settle, but also how they fare once they make the U.S. their home. Join us for a fascinating exploration of the immigrant experience as revealed by empirical evidence and scholarly analysis by some of the nation’s foremost experts on the topic. RSVP: CRDFellow3@dc-crd.com

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Mar
28
12:00 PM12:00

Assessing Your PAC: Existing Resources, Priorities for Growth & How You Stack Up

  • 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest, Suite 500 Washington, DC, 20006 United States (map)
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When it comes to running an effective PAC program, it’s important to understand both the causes of common problems and the solutions to getting things back on track so you can grow participation and receipts and get your voice heard. The first session of this four-part series, Assessing Your PAC: Existing Resources, Priorities for Growth and How You Stack Up, will tell you where to start in building a successful PAC program – from understanding the resources you already have, to prioritizing what you need, to understanding how you stack up against industry best practices and finally, to measuring your own factors for success.

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Apr
2
5:30 PM17:30

Financial Literacy for Millennials: Retirement Savings & Taxes

  • 700 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, 2nd Floor Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’ll discuss confusing financial situations and key tools like budgeting and debt management, ways to invest during the current environment, and much more.  Each event will be hosted at The Yard, a beautiful new space at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue SE in the heart of Eastern Market and just steps off the House side of Capitol Hill. The events will include a one hour presentation with time for audience questions, as well as an hour of networking.

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Apr
10
12:30 PM12:30

Closing the Rural Cancer Care Gap

  • 529 14th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20045 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Today, Americans diagnosed with cancer in rural areas face greater challenges in accessing cancer care, and as a result, they generally have worse outcomes than their urban and suburban counterparts. On April 10, 2019, the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) will convene some of the nation’s top physicians advocates, and rural health experts for a discussion on the challenges facing Americans living with cancer in rural areas and promising opportunities to improve outcomes.

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May
7
5:30 PM17:30

Financial Literacy for Millennials: Home Buying

  • 700 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, 2nd Floor Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We’ll discuss confusing financial situations and key tools like budgeting and debt management, ways to invest during the current environment, and much more.  Each event will be hosted at The Yard, a beautiful new space at 700 Pennsylvania Avenue SE in the heart of Eastern Market and just steps off the House side of Capitol Hill. The events will include a one hour presentation with time for audience questions, as well as an hour of networking.

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Mar
22
10:00 AM10:00

3D Printing in Space

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

Please join us for the next meeting of Space Advocates on Friday, March 22nd at 10:00 a.m. We'll be having a discussion of in-space additive manufacturing (more commonly known as 3D printing) with Justin Kugler of Made In Space, followed by a question and answer session. Justin is the Vice President of Advanced Programs & Concepts at Made In Space, a company pioneering in-space additive manufacturing.

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Mar
21
5:30 PM17:30

Roll Call's Spring 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 March 21, 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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Mar
21
5:30 PM17:30

Government Affairs Industry Network March Happy Hour

  • 1221 Van Street Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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Please join the Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) at Mission Navy Yard for an evening of networking at our first Third Thursday Happy Hour of 2019. This event is a fantastic opportunity to network with government affairs professionals in all sectors of the industry while grabbing a drink and unwinding after a long workday. Space and drinks are limited. Admittance is first-come-first-serve: if you are unable to attend, please release your ticket so others can enjoy the evening. 

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Mar
21
5:00 PM17:00

Society of Health Policy Young Professionals

The intense focus on healthcare in Congress has been keeping many of us busy, especially our friends who work on the Hill. To celebrate their hard work, SHPYP is hosting a happy hour near the Hill to make it easier for staffers to attend. Everyone is welcome -- including all Hill staff, SHPYP members, colleagues and friends. Appetizers and drink tickets will be provided (first come, first served). We hope to see you there!

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Mar
20
4:00 PM16:00

CRISP Social Work Day on the Hill Congressional Reception

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Join the Congressional Research Institute for Social Work and Policy (CRISP) for our 5th Annual Social Work Day on the Hill Congressional Reception when we salute the many contributions social workers have made and continue to make to the wellbeing of our nation through our work in Congress and the federal government. Meet and greet social workers from all walks of life--elected officials, policymakers, educators, and practitioners.

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Mar
19
2:00 PM14:00

Unpacking Privacy: Perspectives and Principles

Please join the Center for Growth and Opportunity at Utah State University for a discussion with some of today’s leading policy experts on where have we been and what the future may hold for internet privacy. Our panelists will discuss a number of issues at the center of the current debate, including (1) the economics of privacy, (2) understanding compliance costs and competitive effects, (3) the lessons we’ve learned so far, (4) and outline general principles for federal privacy rules.

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Mar
19
12:00 PM12:00

Managing the ICT Supply Chain: Industry Innovation & Government Partnership

  • 700 Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, 6th Floor Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TIA’s Policy Forums are exclusive events held in Washington, D.C. that bring together professionals from across the tech and telecommunications industries with members of Congress, policymakers and the news media to engage in an informed dialogue about the importance of accelerating investment and innovation throughout the connectivity supply chain.

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Mar
19
11:30 AM11:30

Approaches to Regulating Technology—From Privacy to A.I.

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

There is new energy and momentum to legislate on technology issues—particularly when it comes to privacy, competition, and artificial intelligence. Many states and even some cities have enacted or are considering net-neutrality and privacy regulations, while for its part, Congress is considering a range of possible actions on technology. But what problems should policymakers address, and how should they address them?

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Mar
18
12:30 PM12:30

Ready or Not: Protecting the Public's Health from Diseases, Disasters and Bioterrorism

One lesson from recent events is that emergencies happen. And happen often. From disease outbreaks to natural disasters to man-made crises, the stakes are high: Americans face serious health risks and even death with increasing regularity. This briefing will cover the latest information on state and federal preparedness efforts and recommendations for policymakers to prioritize to help protect the nation from major health threats.

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Mar
15
12:00 PM12:00

Behind the Bumper Sticker: Free College

With Higher Education Act (HEA) negotiations underway in the Senate, and the 2020 presidential primary ramping up, discussions around free college are back in the news. But what does “free college” really mean if you dig beneath the headlines? Is it actually free? And which students benefit the most? To answer these questions and more, join Third Way on Friday, March 15th, from 12:00 to 1:30pm at the Capitol Visitors Center for the fifth event in our "Behind the Bumper Sticker" series, this time featuring a robust discussion with some of higher ed’s preeminent free college experts.

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Mar
15
12:00 PM12:00

Lunch and Learn: Tax Extenders 101

  • 1100 Longworth House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join us for a lunch briefing on the history of these tax credits, what they are, and how they impact businesses across the country. Hear from a panel of tax policy professionals impacted by these temporary tax provisions. The briefing will be nonpartisan and bicameral. Staff from House and Senate offices are invited to participate.

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Mar
15
12:00 PM12:00

Approaches to Counter Russian Social Media Influence

In testimony before Congress, Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats predicted that Russia’s social media campaigns “will continue to focus on aggravating social and racial tensions, undermining trust in authorities, and criticizing perceived anti-Russian politicians” and may seek to influence U.S. policy and elections. The Russian “disinformation chain” starts from the very top—from Russian leadership, to Russian actors and proxies, through channels of amplification such as social media platforms, and finally to U.S. media consumers. So how can policymakers combat this threat in the United States?

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Mar
14
12:00 PM12:00

Briefing on Diagnostic Breast Imaging

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

Women across the country now have access to screening mammography without out-of-pocket costs. However, as many as 10 percent will need follow-up imaging that could require patients to pay hundreds, or even thousands, of dollars. The difference in coverage is even more stark for those with a history of breast cancer, who often utilize diagnostic imaging as their standard of care for screening. Please join Susan G. Komen to learn about the uses of diagnostic imaging, the impact of out-of-costs on patients and potential solutions for eliminating barriers to breast cancer screening, diagnosis and treatment.

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Mar
14
12:00 PM12:00

Public Health and the Importance of Accurate Hormone Tests

Join the Public Health Caucus to learn why we need standardized hormone tests, why these tests are not standardized now, and what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is doing to improve accuracy. For more information please click here and to RSVP please contact gkranstover@endocrine.org

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Mar
14
12:00 PM12:00

NIH 101: An Introduction to the National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the world’s leading supporter of fundamental discovery that extends healthy lives and reduces the burden of illness. Thanks to the Congressional investment, NIH-supported research has met some of our nation’s biggest
health challenges.

As the appropriations process begins in earnest, please join the Congressional Biomedical Research Caucus to hear from Dr. Yamamoto for a timely look at an overview of the NIH and how it sets research priorities and solicits input from the scientific community and the public. Furthermore, he will discuss the peer review process and the types of grants funded by the agency. We hope you will join us for this important and timely briefing.

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Mar
14
11:30 AM11:30

Moving Towards a Mine Impact-Free Sri Lanka

On behalf of the bipartisan Congressional UXO/Demining Caucus, we are pleased to invite your staff to a briefing on mine removal efforts in Sri Lanka. This briefing will shed light on an important U.S. foreign assistance program and post-conflict reconstruction. Come hear about the steps being taken to create a mine impact-free Sri Lanka.  This briefing will be held on Thursday, March 14th from 11:30-12:30 in Room HC-8 of the Capitol Building. This event will feature speakers from the HALO Trust, representatives from the Department of State’s Weapons Removal and Abatement Office, the Embassy of Sri Lanka, and MAG America.  A light lunch will be provided in accordance with Congressional Ethics rules. Please RSVP here

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Mar
13
5:30 PM17:30

Congressional Nuclear Security Working Group Reception

  • 2359 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The Nuclear Security Working Group cordially invite you to a reception to recognize the new leadership of the Congressional Nuclear Security Working Group (CNSWG): Representatives Jeff Fortenberry (R-NE), Bill Foster (D-IL), Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN), and Ben Ray Luján (D-NM). Brief remarks from the incoming and 2018 CNSWG co-chairs will be followed be a light reception.

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