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Tracking the Hill's briefings, luncheons, receptions, and more.
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Jan
16
2:30 PM14:30

A Solar Revolution in Rural America

The use of solar energy is skyrocketing in rural America. In response to evolving consumer expectations and dramatically lower costs, electric cooperatives are bringing the benefits of solar energy to communities once written off as not suitable for solar development. Join us, make your own ice cream sundae and hear how a partnership with the Department of Energy (SUNDA project) fueled a ten-fold increase in electric cooperative solar capacity, and learn how co-ops are planning to meet the future energy needs of their communities.

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Oct
16
10:00 AM10:00

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

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

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Sep
28
12:00 PM12:00

Protecting the Hill and Your Constituents: National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Now more than ever, the line between our online and offline lives is indistinguishable. In these tech-fueled times, our homes, societal well-being, economic prosperity and nation’s security are impacted by the internet. The National Cyber Security Alliance will discuss ways you can leverage National Cybersecurity Awareness Month resources and information to help your colleagues and constituents be safer and more secure.

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Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

Congressional Reception for No Housing Cuts

  • Dirksen Senate Auditorium (SDG-50) (map)
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The themes of this summer’s Congressional Reception will once again be “No Cuts to Housing” and “Opportunity Starts at Home.” Cuts are hurting our communities that serve low-income families, the homeless and those with special needs. This summer’s Congressional Reception builds on the success of the 2016 and 2017 New Jersey Congressional Reception.

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Jul
24
5:30 PM17:30

College to Congress Congressional Reception

  • 1102 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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We can't believe we are already halfway through the summer! College to Congress has had an amazing summer so far and we could not have done this without your support. From our story on the front page of the New York Times, to our interns featured in their home state's news networks, the mission to change congress through internships is gaining momentum!

Please join us and our Honorary Co-Chairs: Hon. Maggie Hassan , Hon. Tim Scott, Hon. Steny Hoyer, and Hon. Fred Upton with the Entertainment Software Association as we celebrate congress and congressional interns.

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Jul
19
2:00 PM14:00

Geothermal Technologies Office: Quarterly Update

In an effort to keep the geothermal community fully updated on progress at the U.S. Department of Energy, Dr. Hamm will highlight ongoing efforts within GTO. Additionally, Dr. Hamm will be joined by Kevin Lynn, Grid Integration Director at DOE. Mr. Lynn will touch on the Grid Modernization Initiative (GMI) and how geothermal fits into that picture.

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Jul
19
12:30 PM12:30

Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy, Democracy, and National Security

Harmful lies are nothing new. But the ability to distort reality has taken an exponential leap forward with “deep fake” technology. This capability manufactures audio and video of real people saying or doing things they never said or did. Machine learning techniques are escalating the technology’s sophistication, making deep fakes ever more realistic and increasingly resistant to detection.

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Jul
19
9:00 AM09:00

Rural Communities and the Opioid Crisis: Examining the Impact of Funding for Dental Education and Training Programs

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Health professions education programs support the education and training of dental care providers to maintain and grow a diverse workforce, improve access in areas facing shortages and address emerging health care concerns such as the opioid epidemic. Learn how PHSA, Title VII funding affects dental education, rural communities and the opioid crisis. 

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Jul
18
5:00 PM17:00

Langar on the Hill

  • 106 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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The Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF) is happy to host their fifth annual Langar on the Hill. Please join us as we enjoy Indian food together in the Sikh tradition of langar (community kitchen) and learn about Sikhism in a casual setting, joined by Congresswoman Judy Chu and a variety of representatives. We are also partnering with House of Ruth, a local nonprofit organization, to create donation packages, and we welcome you to get involved. 

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Jul
18
1:00 PM13:00

Protecting Public Health, Safety, and the Environment: Independent Testing Laboratories and the Federal Government

  • 2253 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Preserving and Protecting the Nation’s Food Supply and Safety. Advancing Green Chemistry and New Technology at EPA. Supporting Adequate Supplies of Critical Medicines. Protecting our Drinking Water Supply and Tracking Unregulated Contaminants.

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Jul
18
12:45 PM12:45

Inspiring the Nation: Communities Creating Opportunities for Better Health, Well-Being, and Equity

  • SVC 212-10, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) invites you to attend a bipartisan policy briefing for congressional staff and key stakeholders to learn about how communities are creating powerful partnerships and deep commitments to provide all residents the opportunity to make healthy choices in their schools, workplaces, and neighborhoods.

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Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

E-Cigarettes: Striking a Balance Between Preventing Youth Nicotine Addiction and Helping Current Adult Smokers Quit Combustible Cigarettes

  • 385 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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This briefing will provide updates on the latest science pertaining to the effects and content of e-cigarettes and will discuss the growing problem of youth use of e-cigarettes including a first-hand perspective of their impact from a reporter with The New Yorker. In addition, expert speakers will offer potential solutions for halting the alarming rise in youth e-cigarette use, balanced with a need for research into whether these products could be effectively used for supporting smoking cessation in current adult nicotine users.

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Jul
18
11:00 AM11:00

Briefing on 21st Century Law Enforcement Technology

  • 2203 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Please join Axon, Microsoft, and Cradlepoint for a lunch briefing and demonstration of the cutting edge technology that is being used and deployed around the country to protect lives, make officers' jobs safer and more efficient, and to promote community transparency. This event is in collaboration with the Law Enforcement Caucus. Caucus Co-chairs Rep. Dave Reichert (R-WA) and Rep. Bill Pascrell Jr. (D-NJ) plan to participate and make remarks.

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Jul
18
9:00 AM09:00

The Opportunities and Challenges of Cross-Strait Relations

Relations between China and Taiwan over the last couple of years have been very challenging. China is very actively challenging Taiwan across the range of its national power, conducting military exercises off its coasts, pulling away its diplomatic allies, barring its meaningful participation in international organizations. What is the impetus behind this new aggressive approach and where is it headed? What can Taiwan and its friends and allies due to mitigate the pressure on it?

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Jul
17
6:00 PM18:00

The End of Conservatism and the Rebirth of Politics

  • 227 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
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Michael Anton is a lecturer and research fellow at Hillsdale College’s Allan P. Kirby, Jr. Center for Constitutional Studies and Citizenship. Prior to joining Hillsdale College, he served in the Trump administration as Deputy Assistant to the President for Strategic Communications. 

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Jul
17
5:00 PM17:00

Sixth Annual Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) Fair and Reception

  • 2043-2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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The fair will feature interactive exhibits of public and private sector STEAM programs to encourage girls and women to pursue STEAM education and careers. Please RSVP in the Friday, July 13, by clicking here, calling us at (202) 554-2323, or e-mailing kathryn@womenspolicy.org

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Jul
17
1:00 PM13:00

Peace Corps’ Annual Capitol Hill Recruiting Event

We encourage your staff and interns to join us to learn about becoming a Peace Corps Volunteer and the many wonderful benefits of service.  Director Jody Olsen and representatives from the Washington, D.C., area recruiting office will be present to answer any questions about the application process.

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Jul
17
12:00 PM12:00

Ensuring Patient Safety Through Evidence-Based Medicine

This luncheon briefing highlights how evidence-based medicine, as adopted through clinical practice guidelines, promises to improve quality of care, value, and patient safety. Experts will explain how steady, systemic improvement in clinical standards of care, based on the best research, improves our health system. Bipartisan legislation that incentivizes development, promulgation, and integration into medical practice will be discussed.

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Jul
17
9:00 AM09:00

WISE Up: Breakfast Briefing on Preventing Violent Extremism and Islamophobia

The Women’s Islamic Initiative in Spirituality & Equality (WISE) will present its recently published 375-page report, WISE Up: Knowledge Ends Extremism, a tool that has been designed to help illuminate and resolve the problems of rising anti-Muslim rhetoric and the threat posed by extremist groups, both of which contribute to the erosion of our cherished American values. Breakfast will be served, and attendees will receive a free copy of WISE Up.

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Jul
16
2:30 PM14:30

Public Health Decommissioning Nuclear Power Plants: What Congress, Federal Agencies and Communities Need to Know

Leading scientists, policy experts, NGO advocates, and local elected officials with experience on decommissioning will speak at the briefing. It will cover the impacts of decommissioning, current decommissioning options, waste storage vs. transport, thorny unsolved problems and best practices, financing and liability, a just transition for communities and workers, how communities and states can and can’t weigh in on these issues, and how they should inform the fast-changing legislative and regulatory landscape.

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Jul
13
10:00 AM10:00

Intern Lecture Series: Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan

The Lecture Series brings prominent professionals and influencers in their respective fields to speak to summer interns about a variety of topics, from policy discussions to advice about pursuing a successful career in Washington, D.C. and around the world. Each lecture will last approximately one hour and is considered off-the-record. Only congressional interns will be allowed entry. All seating for a lecture is on a first come, first serve basis.

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Jul
12
6:00 PM18:00

Rock and Roll Reception

  • 1300 Longworth House Office Building (map)
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The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum will host a reception in honor of the Rock Caucus on Thursday, July 12th at 6pm in 1300 Longworth. Join us for good food, great music, and the chance to see first hand some of rock’s greatest treasures from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, OH. **This event is open exclusively to Members of Congress and Senior Congressional Staff**

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