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Tracking the Hill's briefings, luncheons, receptions, and more.
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Jul
19
12:30 PM12:30

The “Consensual Straightjacket”: Four Decades of Women in Nuclear Security

  • 122 Maryland Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Ms. Hurlburt will discuss her recent study titled “The ‘Consensual Straightjacket’: Four Decades of Women in Nuclear Security” which analyzes the “gender tax” facing women in nuclear policy. The study considers how gender diversity affects policymaking, and explores the ways in which the more hyper-traditional subfields respond to new ideas. Caroline Dorminey will moderate the

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Jul
23
11:45 AM11:45

Parents and Students Share their Vision for Twenty-First Century Education in America

We haven't heard much about education policy in the Democratic debates... So we're creating our own discussion! Join prominent legislators and real moms, dads, and students as they share what THEY want for our American education system in the 21st Century. RSVP

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Jul
23
2:00 PM14:00

Drawing a Line: How We Measure Poverty and Why it Matters

You and your staff are invited to join us for ice cream and brownies during a particularly interesting briefing in Rayburn! How do we formulate federal poverty measures? What are the real-world implications when those models are changed? Come find out! Join us for a thought-provoking examination of the “science” of measuring poverty by national experts in economics and statistics. RSVP

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Jul
24
12:00 PM12:00

Ready for Takeoff: Girl Scouts and Space Science

  • 2325 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Join Girl Scouts of the USA to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the first lunar landing and to learn more about our commitment to ensuring every girl has chances to explore and build interest in space science. If our country is to maintain its competitive advantage in the global economy, we need to make sure our young people—especially girls—can take on careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). Exposing girls to STEM at a young age is vital to developing their interest in related careers, and space exploration and astronomy are exciting topics for ramping up interest in STEM. RSVP

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Jul
24
5:00 PM17:00

Elect Her Workshop and Reception for Interns

  • 440 1st Street Northwest, Suite 860 Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
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Don't miss this free workshop (food included!) on how to run for student governments and public office! Elect Her will sharpen your advocacy and leadership skills and introduce you to women in politics. You'll also mingle with politically savvy young women, just like you, and join Running Start's 15k+ network of alums. Running Start is a nonpartisan nonprofit that trains young women to run for office. Through hands-on training, we provide young women with the confidence, capabilities, and connections to step into their political power. Sign up at bit.ly/ElectHer-Interns

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Jul
25
11:30 AM11:30

The Environmental and Economic Benefits of Carbon Capture

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. All non-congressional attendees must be registered. RSVP

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Jul
25
4:00 PM16:00

What is Impacting Disparities in Diabetes Care?

According to the CDC, Hispanics/Latinos are at a significantly higher risk for type 2 diabetes than non-Hispanic Caucasians and are twice as likely to die from the disease. The number of Hispanic/Latinos diagnosed with diabetes has soared in the past several years and increasingly more people remain at risk of developing the disease. Not only is this a health epidemic, but it also poses a serious economic issue. Diabetes costs the U.S. healthcare system, employers, and other payers hundreds of billions of dollars every year. Patients are struggling to manage their costs. RSVP

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Jul
19
10:00 AM10:00

The United States - Saudi Arabian Relationship

Please join the Middle East Policy Council for our 97th Capitol Hill Conference on Friday, July 19 from 10:00 am to 12:00 pm in the Russell Senate Office Building in Room 485.  Our distinguished panelists will offer valuable insight into the past, present, and future of the United States - Saudi Arabian relationship.  Breakfast will be provided.  RSVP REQUIRED.

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Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

Measuring and Improving Value-Based Health Care

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Our health system must evolve if we are going to achieve our nation’s goals of expanding access to care and providing innovative new treatments to all patients. Now is the time to address our greatest challenges – quality, cost and interoperability – and shape our health system into the model we all want and our patients deserve. Please join the American College of Surgeons (ACS) and the Institute for Strategy and Competitiveness at Harvard Business School (HBS) at an insightful event announcing an approach, plus specific plans, we believe introduces a workable model to measure and improve value to the health care system. RSVP

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Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

Meet and Greet Reception with Activist Rafida Bonya Ahmed

Rafida Bonya Ahmed is a Bangladeshi-American author and a campaigner for human rights and secular values. She is the widow of Avijit Roy, a well-known writer and activist. Avijit and Bonya were brutally attacked in the middle of the street by Islamists during a book-signing trip to Dhaka, Bangladesh, on Feb. 26, 2015. Avijit was murdered and Bonya was gravely injured during the assault. This reception will celebrate her work and activism. RSVP

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Jul
17
5:30 PM17:30

Cybersecurity, Privacy & Data Breaches

  • 1200 17th Street Northwest (Pillsbury Law) Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)
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Big hacks and data leaks are nothing new but we have seen a huge surge in reported breaches in recent years. Personal privacy receives a lot of news coverage but what is being done to combat cybercrimes against financial institutions and financial service providers? RSVP

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Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

Langar on the Hill

  • G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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The theme of this year’s Langar on the Hill is “Sikhs. Solidarity. Service.” We plan to demonstrate the united presence of the Sikh community and our commitment to selfless service by giving back to the community through Langar. Food will be provided for attendees as they listen to speeches. The event will include speakers from Congress as well as members of the Sikh community. Following the speeches and the food, attendees can help package used books to donate to a local charity. Langar is a tradition of equal, communal dining that has been a pillar of the Sikh religion for over 500 years. Langar asks everyone to sit side by side on the ground, regardless of race, religion, gender, caste, or creed, and share a meal. Langar symbolizes the equality, diversity, and unity that has come to define Sikhism. PLEASE RSVP TO ATTEND

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Jul
17
2:30 PM14:30

GPSIA and NENA Presents: The Intersection of GPS and 9-1-1

  • H-122, Cannon House Office Building (map)
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Recognizing the challenge of locating wireless 911 calls, by 2001, the FCC began implementing requirements that wireless providers be able to relay the latitude and longitude of a caller to a 911 call center. Since then, policymakers and public safety have been working to take advantage of location-finding advancements in smartphones (like the now-common presence of GPS in handsets) to increase the speed and accuracy with which 911 can determine a caller’s location. RSVP

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Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

PETA Veggie Dog Luncheon

You’re invited to play P-I-G with John Salley by matching the shots he makes for animals at every meal by trying a free veggie dog! Come enjoy delicious Beyond Sausages, and be sure to pick up your free basketball toy (which you can get signed by Salley!) and a free vegan cookbook to try delicious vegan recipes at home.

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Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

National Automatic Merchandising Association Expo

  • 2043-2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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NAMA has members coming from 40+ states to attend this event. Come and sample the industry's "Better For You" snacks, check-out the high-tech vending machines, learn about micro markets, taste-test coffee and tea from our office coffee suppliers and fill a backpack for school children from military families. RSVP

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Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

Congressional Hispanic Leadership Institute (CHLI) Future Leaders Conference

  • 325 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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The CHLI Future Leaders Conference brings together students, speakers, and panelists from diverse cultural backgrounds, to engage in discussions on the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. The conference allows students to build valuable relationships with potential employers while providing local and global leaders the opportunity to inspire and educate students about the demand for diversity and leadership in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors. RSVP

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Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

International Religious Freedom Roundtable Reception

Joining with the Ministerial to Advance Religious Freedom, the Congressional Working Group invites Members of Congress and their staffs, Foreign Delegations, Embassies, and Civil Society Representatives to attend a welcome reception on Capitol Hill. Members of Congress will be invited to address the attendees in demonstration of broad, bi-partisan support of international freedom of belief, conscience, and religion. Food and drinks will be served. RSVP

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Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

A Conversation with U.S. Lawmakers about Religious Persecution

The Ahmadiyya Muslim Congressional Caucus and the Tom Lantos Human Rights Commission invite you to a special event entitled “A Conversation with U.S. Lawmakers about Religious Persecution.” This unique discussion will feature testimonials from survivors of religious persecution and special remarks by Academy Award winner, Mahershala Ali. RSVP

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Jul
16
6:00 PM18:00

Got Debt? Learn About the Student Loan Crisis

  • 600 F Street Northwest (The Loft) Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)
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Overworked? Underfed? Want to learn more about the student loan crisis? Join us for a free dinner event!
Calling all D.C. summer interns-- Free the Facts is hosting our fifth summer event. This Tuesday, come get the facts about the student loan crisis and discuss policy solutions. As always, we'll have free Chipotle (with guac, of course), leadership opportunities with Free the Facts, and the chance to network with our policy experts, our amazing team, and other interns in the D.C. area. RSVP

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Jul
16
5:30 PM17:30

STEM4US! Forum & Reception Hosted by DC Sustainable Energy Utility

  • 80 M Street Southeast, Suite 310 Washington, DC, 20003 United States (map)
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To review efforts of companies and governments to safeguard the region's power grids and telecom networks. We also plan to discuss public and private sector commitments to boost the ranks and diversity of cybersecurity workers who are key to protecting these vital infrastructures. RSVP

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Jul
16
3:30 PM15:30

CCAI Foster Youth Internship Program Briefing and Reception

Twelve former foster youth are spending their summer interning on Capitol hill and will use their legislative knowledge combined with their personal experience to educate federal policymakers about opportunities to improve U.S. foster care. Each intern has researched will will present a creative policy solution on a topic rooted in their own lived experience and personal passion. The briefing will cover pertinent child welfare issues. RSVP

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Jul
16
12:30 PM12:30

Our Land, Our Water, Our Heritage: A 2020 Vision for Dedicating Full Funding to the Land and Water Conservation Fund

On March 12, 2019, President Trump signed legislation that permanently authorized the LWCF at its full funding level of $900 million. LWCF is funded with revenue from offshore oil and gas royalties. Unfortunately, more than $20 billion have been diverted away from the LWCF. It's time to keep our promise to the program in perpetuity. Learn about the difference a fully funded LWCF can make in 2020. To reserve your spot, RSVP to: madeline@wcaction.org

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Jul
16
12:00 PM12:00

Blockchain 101: Harnessing the Distributive Power of Blockchain

  • B208 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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Blockchain’s power to distribute data, eliminate intermediaries and reduce transaction costs has big implications for public policy, especially around issues such as data protection and privacy, and digital platform competition. For a deeper dive into the economic and social implications of blockchain, please join the Progressive Policy Institute for a Capitol Hill forum July 16th at 12:00 PM. The conversation will feature blockchain entrepreneurs as well as political leaders and policy analysts. RSVP required.

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Jul
15
3:00 PM15:00

Rethinking Biodiesel Subsidies: The Climate, Taxpayer, and Food Security Costs

Congressional representatives and their staff are invited to a policy primer to learn about why biodiesel subsidies are detrimental to taxpayers, the climate, and food security alike. Contrary to the popular narrative that biodiesel is a favorable clean energy alternative, we will provide information about the real climate and environmental impacts of biodiesel and other biofuels, why biodiesel subsidies are expensive for taxpayers, and how biofuel production puts increased pressure on food security. RSVP

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Jul
15
3:00 PM15:00

Screening of "Hidden Figures"

Please join us on Monday, July 15th at 3:00 p.m. in 2325 Rayburn for an exciting event in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Come learn about the women mathematicians and engineers who helped make this crowning achievement possible. Hear from the author of the Hidden Figures book, Margot Shetterly, followed by a screening of the movie.

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