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Sep
17
9:45 AM09:45

Politico AI Summit

  • 555 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest (The Newseum) Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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The U.S. government and industries have reached a critical moment in the current technological revolution as artificial intelligence takes deeper root in everyday life. What must government and industry leaders do to maximize the short-and long-term upsides, while minimizing disruptions of this major societal and economic transition? Is the U.S. poised to maintain global leadership or will the competition edge the U.S. out? Join POLITICO on Tuesday, September 17, for the AI Summit – a launching point for solutions-driven conversations centered on issues at the intersection of innovation and governance. RSVP

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Sep
17
11:30 AM11:30

Congressional Federal Real Property Forum

  • 2167 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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In recent years, Congress has played an important leadership role in all aspects of Federal real property, including leasing, space utilization, and disposition of underutilized Federal property. At the Congressional Federal Real Property Forum, members of Congress and key committee staff will discuss the priorities for managing Federal real estate that have been established under this Congress. The discussion will focus on the implementation of recent real property legislation, such as FASTA, and describe the latest efforts between the Administration and the Congress to reform Federal real property management. RSVP

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Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

2019 National Estuaries Week Hill Exposition

  • 2325 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Representatives from several government agencies will be in attendance to showcase their research and resources for coastal habitats. This will be an informal setting for staffers to interact with these agencies and learn more about exciting projects going on in their home districts.

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Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

The Effects of Sleep, and Lack Thereof, on the Brain

  • CVC-268, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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Join us at a Congressional Neuroscience Caucus Briefing highlighting the cutting-edge neuroscience research and projects that are being made possible by the Department of Defense (DoD).  It will feature sleep research being done at Washington State University and Walter Reed Army Institute of Research. RSVP

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Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

Chimeric Antigen Receptor (CAR) T-Cell Therapy and Medicaid Briefing

In partnership with the American Society for Transplantation and Cellular Therapy (ASTCT), the Caucus will welcome some of the nation’s leading scientists to provide an overview of CAR-T cell therapy and the promise that it holds in fighting blood cancer. Additionally, we will hear about issues related to access to these life-saving therapies within the Medicaid program. RSVP

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Sep
17
12:00 PM12:00

Rising Temperatures and Implications for Health, Safety, and Infrastructure

  • 2261 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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This briefing will bring together policy experts to discuss the risks of increasingly hot temperatures on people and places. The event will feature findings from a new Union of Concerned Scientists analysis that examines how heat is poised to rise steeply in frequency and severity over the coming decades, bringing unprecedented health risks for people and communities across the country. RSVP is required

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Sep
17
12:30 PM12:30

Provider Insights on Successful Risk-based Payment Models

  • CVC-201AB, Capitol Vistor Center (map)
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In conjunction with the bipartisan Health Care Innovation Caucus, join us for a briefing that will highlight how healthcare providers are successfully delivering improved patient care at lower costs through two-sided risk-based payment models. Hear directly from some of the nation’s leading health systems on the barriers they face transitioning to alternative payment models and key actions Congress can take to ensure the success of the MACRA program. RSVP

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Sep
17
2:00 PM14:00

Trends in International Exchange: A Briefing on the Impact of the Camp Counselor Program

  • 1539 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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The Congressional Caucus on International Exchange and Study, in conjunction with the Alliance for International Exchange, invites you to an off-the-record discussion about international exchange programs, including a briefing on a recently released report on the impact of the Camp Counselor program, a category within the State Department’s Exchange Visitor Program. The panel will discuss the benefits of international educational and cultural exchange programs, particularly the Camp Counselor program, to the U.S. economy and public diplomacy efforts.

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Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Feed the Future Innovation Labs Reception

  • 485 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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Enjoy meeting these guests and learning about international agricultural innovations being fostered at the U.S. universities that operate the USAID-funded labs. At a time when global hunger is rising, these centers of research and development play a vital role in helping impoverished nations to build resilience and improve their ability to nourish their populations, which in turn enhances regional security. RSVP

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Sep
17
6:00 PM18:00

Celebration of U.S.-Armenia Relations Reception

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Please join the Congressional Caucus on Armenian Issues and the Armenian Assembly of America to celebrate U.S.-Armenia relations on Capitol Hill with community members from around the United States. This reception concludes the Armenian Assembly of America's 2019 National Advocacy Conference & Gala. Go to www.aimhye.com for more information on the two-day event.

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Sep
18
9:00 AM09:00

India on the Hill: Charting a Future for Indo-U.S. Relations (Day 1)

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast (The Heritage Foundation) Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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On September 18 and 19, 2019, The Heritage Foundation is partnering with the prominent independent Indian think tank, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) to host a two-day event at Heritage entitled India on the Hill: Charting a Future for Indo-U.S. Relations. India on the Hill will feature participation and keynote addresses from Members of India’s Parliament, Members of the U.S. Congress, and key Indian and American leaders from government, industry, and academia to formulate a roadmap for joint leadership of the international order in the 21st century.

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Sep
18
10:00 AM10:00

How to Hold a Public Conversation to Address Sex Trafficking

  • CVC-268, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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By now, you should have received an invitation from ECPAT-USA, the nation’s leader in combatting child exploitation and human trafficking, to a briefing they will be hosting to discuss how members of Congress and their staff should address child exploitation and trafficking if it should happen in their respective districts. This important event will highlight the steps that should be taken, including addressing the issue with local media, legislative efforts, and preventative measures. RSVP

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Sep
18
11:30 AM11:30

Safe to Breathe? New Discoveries About Indoor Air

  • 2325 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The quality of air that we breathe and the surfaces that we touch while inside buildings have a dominant impact on our lifetime exposure to harmful chemical and biological agents. Now, new science is showing that the chemicals from building materials and from products we bring indoors (such as building materials, cooking appliances, personal care products, and cleaners) also react, sometimes producing additional chemical exposures. Yet, relative to other environmental issues and despite growing public demands, indoor air quality receives little attention by regulators, educators, architects, engineers, or others. This briefing will involve a discussion of the importance of indoor air quality and of the complexity of building systems that make the subject worthy of significantly greater study. RSVP

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Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

Briefing on Preventing Human Trafficking.

  • CVC-268, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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This will be a hospitality-focused human trafficking awareness training session, followed by a panel discussion on the key role businesses play in preventing human trafficking. Through nonprofit partnerships, training, advocacy and accountability, learn about how the private sector has joined the fight against human trafficking. This briefing will equip you and your staff with the tools to identify key indicators of all forms of human trafficking. RSVP

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Sep
18
12:00 PM12:00

Realistic Solutions to Big College Problems

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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American higher education is in a bad place: public confidence is dropping, prices are daunting, and presidential candidates are clamoring to fundamentally change how it’s funded. Join Rep. Virginia Foxx, ranking member of the House Education and Labor Committee, as she discusses her reform ideas, many of which were in the PROSPER Act she introduced in the last Congress. Then hear from the authors and editors of three new books tackling higher education’s myriad ailments and how to fix them. Many things must change in the ivory tower, and you’ll hear clear, grounded ideas about what those should be. RSVP

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Sep
18
5:00 PM17:00

Peacebuilding Champion Award Reception

  • 2255 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The Alliance for Peacebuilding will present its Peacebuilding Champion Award to Reps. Engel and McCaul in recognition of their joint efforts to place violence reduction and conflict prevention at the center of U.S. foreign policy, in particular for their work on the Global Fragility Act and the United States-Northern Triangle Enhanced Engagement Act. RSVP

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Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Film Screening & Discussion: Seeking Asylum in America

  • B-208 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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In partnership with the Immigration Film Fest, Lutheran Immigration & Refugee Service is pleased to invite you to our film screening focusing on the experience of asylum seekers in America. Following the film screening, a group of panelists whose collective knowledge of root causes of Central American migration, impact on mental health of migrant children, and response of faith and activist communities, will shed light on the importance of maintaining humanitarian standards and protections for asylum seekers. ***RSVP is required***

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Sep
18
5:30 PM17:30

Pet Night On Capitol Hill Reception

Hosted by the Human Animal Bond Research Institute (HABRI), the Pet Food Institute (PFI), and the Pet Leadership Council (PLC), Pet Night brings the power of pets to Capitol Hill, delivering the message to our elected representatives that pets are important for human health and quality of life. Pet Night convenes elected representatives, industry leaders, the veterinary community, animal welfare advocates and research organizations to learn about the importance of pet ownership in America and the growing scientific evidence that pet ownership leads to improved wellbeing for both people and animals.

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Sep
19
8:00 AM08:00

Pathways to Climate Neutrality

  • 2044 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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U.S. speakers will discuss the current state of play in the U.S. when it comes to clean energy investments, energy transition and climate action. Ultimately, the event should trigger a much-needed debate on the future transatlantic collaboration in climate action going beyond the Paris agreement, and the stance of other major economies such as China. RSVP

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Sep
19
9:00 AM09:00

India on the Hill: Charting a Future for Indo-U.S. Relations (Day 2)

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast (The Heritage Foundation) Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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On September 18 and 19, 2019, The Heritage Foundation is partnering with the prominent independent Indian think tank, the Observer Research Foundation (ORF) to host a two-day event at Heritage entitled India on the Hill: Charting a Future for Indo-U.S. Relations. India on the Hill will feature participation and keynote addresses from Members of India’s Parliament, Members of the U.S. Congress, and key Indian and American leaders from government, industry, and academia to formulate a roadmap for joint leadership of the international order in the 21st century.

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Sep
19
11:30 AM11:30

Rare Cancer Isn’t Rare but Treatments Are

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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In 2018, over 1.7 million people were diagnosed with cancer, and over 550,000 of those diagnoses were for rare cancers.Overall, as assessed by the incidence metric of fewer than 6 diagnoses per 100,000 Americans per year, at least 380 forms of rare cancer exist, and those cancers compose 95 percent of all forms of cancer – or almost one-third of all new cancer diagnoses. Fortunately, next generation therapies hold new promise for extending life and avoiding some side effects. While science is quickly progressing, rare cancers persistently lack adequate data, research, and funding. As a result, rare cancer patients are frequently misdiagnosed and suffer from adequate treatment and clinical trial options. We hope you will join us to discuss the challenges facing rare cancer patients, researchers, and drug developers. RSVP

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Sep
19
1:00 PM13:00

TPRC on the Hill Briefing

  • 303 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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TPRC:Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy, the world’s foremost conference on communications and technology policy research, will be bringing this year’s conference highlights to Capitol Hill. Please join us to hear from leading researchers in the areas of broadband access and adoption, as well as artificial intelligence and other emerging technology policy issues. RSVP

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Sep
19
5:00 PM17:00

Auto Care Association Reception

  • 101 Constitution Avenue Northwest (Rooftop) Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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Join NASCAR drivers Chase Elliott, Justin Allgaier and Ken Schrader; NHRA drag racers Clay Millican and Blake Alexander; and more than 300 executives from the auto care industry for networking, refreshments and hors d’oeuvres on Thursday, Sept. 19, 5 p.m. – 7 p.m. at the rooftop of 101 Constitution Ave NW. RSVP

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Sep
19
5:30 PM17:30

National Marine Manufacturers Association Reception

Recreational boating is taking over the halls of Congress this September. Join NMMA in the Rayburn Foyer on Thursday, September 19, 2019 at 5:30pm for a happy hour featuring top industry products, boating simulators, and more! Attendees will have the opportunity to experience the latest equipment and innovations that are taking the recreational boating industry by storm. Like every proper boat outing, cocktails and canapés will be served. RSVP

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Sep
19
6:00 PM18:00

Manufacturing USA Institute Expo and Reception

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Please join us for a cocktail reception to celebrate the release of the new Manufacturing USA Annual Report. Come meet the Institute Directors and Members while they showcase what the instititues and their partners are doing together to secure America’s manufacturing future through some recent innovations! Attendees must register in advance for drink tickets. RSVP

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Sep
20
8:00 AM08:00

Briefing with the Commandant of the Marine Corps and the Chief of Naval Operations:

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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This informational breakfast will update Members of Congress, staff and industry on the Navy and Marine Corps from top leadership. It will be a great opportunity for Members to speak about the importance of naval services in our national defense. RSVP

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Sep
20
12:00 PM12:00

The Nuts and Bolts of Encryption: Encryption 101

  • 2237 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Encryption has become a part of our everyday lives, protecting and securing our personal information and data from harm. But how does it work, and what makes it so important?Join Engine and the Charles Koch Institute at noon on Friday, September 20th, for the first panel in our three-part series on the Nuts and Bolts of Encryption. We'll be discussing what encryption is, how it works, and the various ways that it's used every day. We’ll also do a hands-on activity to demonstrate the simple principle behind encryption. RSVP

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Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

Behind the Bumper Sticker: Income Share Agreements

  • Capitol Visitor Center, Room ??? (map)
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As national student loan debt figures continue to rise, some policymakers and institutions of higher education have started to think about whether there might be different ways to finance a college education. One idea that’s grabbed a lot of headlines is Income Share Agreements. But what exactly are “ISAs”? How would they work? And what are the possible upsides and downsides of experimenting with them in different ways and for different kinds of students? RSVP

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Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

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

  • 902 Hart Senate Office Building (map)
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This event will highlight the unique situation of children as it relates to environmental exposures. Cutting-edge research on childhood exposures and how the environment can affect the pathogenesis of childhood asthma and neurodevelopmental disorders will be featured. RSVP

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Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

Day Without Space: Enabling American Commerce

  • 2325 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The global space economy is on track to reach $1 trillion, and in the balance sheet of national priorities, space is a critical investment. It yields cascading dividends for job creation, technology transfer, expanded entrepreneurship, international partnerships, shared research and development, and much more. Indeed, space exploration and operation delivers wider opportunity than any effort on the planet—or beyond it. RSVP

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Sep
24
5:00 PM17:00

Pre-International Astronautical Congress Reception

Attendees will hear more about programming specifically for lawmakers and staff at IAC 2019, including a VIP reception in the exhibition hall the evening of October 23. Remarks will be made by NASA’s Deputy Administrator, James Morhard, and Lockheed Martin Space’s Vice President of Strategy and Business Development, Robert Lightfoot. RSVP

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Sep
24
5:30 PM17:30

Reception Honoring the Retirement of Dr. Linda Birnbaum

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Later in the evening, a Capitol Hill Reception in honor of Dr. Birnbaum’s upcoming retirement from the NIEHS and NTP will take place, from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm at 2043 Rayburn House Office Building. Melissa J. Perry of the Milken Institute School of Public Health at the George Washington University will deliver remarks, as will Dr. Birnbaum herself. SOT is serving a supporter of the reception, the honorary host of which is Representative David E. Price of North Carolina. RSVP

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Sep
25
10:00 AM10:00

Protecting Civil Rights in a Modern Age: The Role of the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights

  • CVC-268, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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The USCCR, authorized by Congress in 1957, is a bipartisan organization committed to advancing civil rights policy through independent research and analysis. The Commission has long sought to highlight crucial areas of inequity within our nation and our government—ranging from workplace sexual harassment to the rise of white nationalist violence—and its work can serve as a valuable resource for both Congressional offices and members of the public. RSVP

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Sep
26
8:15 AM08:15

A New Portrait of Rural America

  • 444 North Capitol Street Northwest, Room 231 Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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As part of the briefing, the American Communities Project at The George Washington University will release a new report that uses its unique community typology as well as data and on-the-ground reporting to explore those differences and blow up the mythology of rural America. The report and event are funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The event is co-sponsored by the National Association of Counties. RSVP

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Sep
26
4:30 PM16:30

Carbontech on the Hill

  • HVC-201, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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Please join us for a briefing where we’ll explore the tremendous opportunity for carbontech in the United States, and what it could mean for American businesses, workers, and climate efforts. Immediately following the briefing will be an informal reception and carbontech innovator showcase. You’ll have a chance to meet some of the rising stars in the carbontech sector, learn more about their technologies and business models, and to discuss how federal policy can help them get over the finish line and into the market. Please join us for good food, drinks, and conversation. All non-congressional attendees must be registered. RSVP

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Sep
27
11:30 AM11:30

Challenges and Opportunities of Securing IoT Connections

  • 2044 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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From rural to urban America, our nation is continuously and increasingly connected. By next year, there are projected to be over 31 billion connected Internet of Things devices. The security of these devices ranges broadly from very secure to nothing at all and the strength, or lack thereof, of the device is often unknown to the user. From consumer devices and payment systems to critical infrastructure, these vulnerabilities put both the public and private sectors at increased risk of cyberattacks. In honor of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, experts from industry and government will discuss the challenges and opportunities these continuously connected devices pose to our economy, how you can help educate your constituents and best practices for helping house staffers and members stay protected while connected. RSVP

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Oct
2
5:30 PM17:30

Eco Peace Reception with Gidon Bromberg

  • 616 North Carolina Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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This reception will share stories of successful peacebuilding efforts and EcoPeace’s vision for a peaceful, resilient, and interconnected Middle East. One focus area is the Water Energy Nexus, which would build healthy interdependencies and healthy economies in the region by exchanging solar energy and desalinated water between Israel, Jordan, and Palestine. RSVP

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Oct
23
10:00 AM10:00

Improving Health Outcomes for Minority Women and Their Children

  • 122 Cannon House Office Building (map)
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Despite being one of the most developed nations in the world, the U.S. maternal mortality rate for women of color continues to rise. The congressional briefing is hosted by Wayne State University in conjunction with Rep. Brenda Lawrence and Rep. Rashida Tlaib. Special guest presenters include Stacey D. Stewart, president and CEO of the March of Dimes and member of the board of directors for the Women’s Congressional Policy Institute. The event will be moderated by James Williams, Jr., Wayne State’s director of Federal Affairs. RSVP

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Sep
16
12:00 PM12:00

The Whole Patient and the Impact of Social Determinants of Health

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Hear from experts about identifying patients who need innovative assistance in attaining and maintaining health and well-being and determining the path forward to optimizing care. The panel will highlight strategic approaches to creating a highly functioning healthcare ecosystem that addresses the diverse and holistic needs of patients. RSVP

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Sep
13
6:00 PM18:00

Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust Reception & Awards Ceremony

  • 2325 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The Congressional Black Caucus Veterans Braintrust cordially invites all military service members to join us for our annual reception and awards ceremony. The event will include an awards ceremony to honor veterans who have served our community. RSVP

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Sep
13
12:30 PM12:30

Putting Opportunity Back in Opportunity Zones

  • 1000 Maine Avenue Southwest (top floor conference center) Washington, DC, 20024 United States (map)
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The Financial Services Innovation Coalition (FSIC) invites you to join us for a roundtable discussion titled: "Putting Opportunity in Opportunity Zones”. This discussion will be held Friday, September 13, 2019 at The DC Wharf, 1000 Maine Ave. SW (top floor conference center, Washington, DC In specific, this panel will discuss problems with the current Opportunity Zone rules and solutions being introduced through legislation to ensure individuals and business owners living in target communities actually benefit from Opportunity Zone projects. RSVP to Brady Buckner at bbuckner@fsicoalition.org

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Sep
13
12:00 PM12:00

Congress, the Courts, and Consumer Arbitration

  • Reserve Officers Association Building (map)
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From credit cards to mobile apps to social media sites, mandatory arbitration clauses that require users to resolve disputes through private arbitration instead of lawsuits have become ubiquitous. Fans, including many businesses, say they reduce the cost and increase the speed of settling legal claims, which benefits both parties. That’s why Congress enacted the Federal Arbitration Act: to guarantee that arbitration agreements would be legally enforceable. The problem? Many consumers don’t even know they’ve agreed to an arbitration clause because they’re often hidden in the fine print. Critics hold that consumers shouldn’t be fooled into giving up their right to a day in court, where they have greater legal protections. Some Members of Congress raise the same concerns and want to restrict when and how arbitration agreements can be used. Who has the better argument? Join us as our panel of experts discuss and debate the topic. RSVP

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Sep
13
11:45 AM11:45

What’s Next on Social Determinants of Health?

  • G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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It has become increasingly clear that efforts to improve quality, lower costs, and enhance patient satisfaction cannot succeed without addressing socioeconomic status and nonmedical drivers of health—often called “social determinants of health”. However, the financing and oversight of holistic community initiatives is complicated, as they often involve a spectrum of municipal services, private entities, and all levels of government. This briefing will explore the economic, budgetary, and infrastructure issues that arise when creating outcome-oriented investments for social determinants of health. RSVP

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Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

Prioritizing Productivity in Federal R&D Policy to Drive Growth

  • 2167 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Please join ITIF for the release of a new report that lays out a productivity-focused agenda for federal science and engineering research and analyzes the effect it will have on GDP growth and the federal budget. This paper was prepared as part of a Concord Coalition project on fiscal responsibility and economic growth. RSVP

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Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

Food Tank Live: Food Security is National Security

  • 2044 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Food Tank, the fastest-growing nonprofit research organization in the good food movement, in collaboration with The George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, Planet Forward, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University, and New York University Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development, present bi-monthly, bi-partisan conversations about food issues in the U.S. Congress, featuring special guest Congresswoman Chellie Pingree. Conversations will be held in collaboration with Facebook's Community Leadership Program. RSVP

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Sep
12
12:00 PM12:00

Discussion on Delivering Best Practices in Breast Health to our Servicewomen and Women Veterans

  • HVC-200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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Please join me and a panel of experts in Women's Health for an insightful discussion about personalized breast health, and the unique needs and risks facing Servicewomen and Women Veterans. The panel will feature respected leaders in Women's Health, breast care, clinical patient advocacy, and Servicewomen and Women Veteran advocacy to highlight how partners from various sectors can contribute to solutions and outcomes at the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). RSVP for Lunch

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Sep
12
8:30 AM08:30

AI Future: Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution Empower or Destroy Our Communities?

  • 918 F Street Northwest (National Union Building) Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)
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Dubbed by the World Economic Forum as the "Fourth Industrial Revolution", the sweeping changes brought about by artificial intelligence (AI) are already changing the way we work, live, and communicate. But what are the implications of this new era for American communities that have yet to realize the benefits of previous industrial revolutions? As AI has become more prevalent and embedded in our daily existence, how is it changing humanity? Will AI cause some communities to continue to thrive at the expense of others, or will it open new pathways for full economic participation? Join us as we delve into AI's opportunities, potential perils, and the policy implications they engender. Breakfast will be served. RSVP

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Sep
11
4:30 PM16:30

Treatment Communities of America (TCA) Reception

  • 2168 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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TCA has made it a tradition to bestow “The Charlie Devlin Award for Excellence,” to a legislator who has exemplified what it means to serve. Last year Rep. Hal Rodgers (R-KY) received the award and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) received it the year before. This year Rep. Barbara Lee will receive the award for all of her work to raise awareness and to educate other policymakers on substance use disorder issues, as well as for her dedication and hard work to promote funding for the behavioral health field. As a U.S. Representative, she has been the voice for those who are disenfranchised and powerless and we feel that it is appropriate to honor her for that. RSVP

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Sep
11
12:30 PM12:30

Pharmacy DIR Fees:  Impact on Local Pharmacies and How Congress Can Make a Difference

  • 402 New Jersey Avenue Southeast Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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Pharmacy DIR fees have increased 45,000 percent in less than 10 years, raising drug prices and putting many pharmacies out of business.  But, what are retroactive DIR fees, and how exactly do they hurt consumers and pharmacies?  Please join the Food Marketing Institute, in coordination with the National Community Pharmacists Association, to hear directly from both supermarket and community pharmacy businesses who are feeling the firsthand impacts of these arbitrary and unfair fees.  You'll also hear from Congressional staff championing the bipartisan Phair Pricing Act of 2019 (H.R. 1034/S.640) to learn how the legislation would benefit both consumer wallets and pharmacies.  Lunch will be served.  Please note this will be a widely attended event.  RSVP to sthorman@fmi.org.

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Sep
10
5:30 PM17:30

USGS Coalition Reception

  • CVC-268, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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Join us to celebrate the USGS, the nation’s premier natural sciences agency which conducts vital biological, geological, geographic, and hydrologic research. Senior USGS leaders, as well as representatives of national organizations that use and support USGS science and information, will be on hand to discuss the benefits that USGS activities provide for the nation. RSVP

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Sep
10
12:00 PM12:00

The SBA & the Future of American Manufacturing

  • 2044 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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American business dynamism is in troubling decline. New business formation has been falling for decades, replaced by large incumbents and “superstar” firms with the scale needed to compete globally. A boon for some, this slowing market churn has come at the cost of depressed innovation and productivity growth for many more, whether in the form of rural stagnation or rising urban inequality.  Small and innovative manufacturers face an even bigger challenge, given large upfront capital costs and limited financing options. To address this problem, the Senate Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship has proposed the first overhaul of the Small Business Administration in nearly 20 years, with a serious, bipartisan focus on scaling small manufacturers to compete globally.  From enhancements to Small Business Investment Companies and R&D-focused programs, to the creation of an all-new "Innovation Growth Loan" program, join us for an in-depth briefing on the most significant reforms in the pipeline, their motivations, and what it could mean for the future dynamism of the American manufacturing sector. Space is limited. Please RSVP here

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Sep
10
12:00 PM12:00

Update on the Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Join the Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group (LBCWG) for a lively update and panel discussion on the work – thus far! – of the House Select Committee on the Modernization of Congress. The committee has unanimously approved 29 recommendations that span from improving House technology to increasing congressional transparency and fostering new leaders in the chamber. The panelists will discuss the recommendations and what the committee might do next. They also will look at the organization and management of the Select Committee itself – a recommendation in its own right to other committees on the Hill. RSVP

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