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Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) Roundtable

Please join the Congressional Military Veterans Caucus and the Gulf War Veterans Caucus at a joint event in recognition of June as Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Awareness Month. On June 24, the Caucuses will facilitate an expert panel to discuss PTS and how we can effectively treat and serve our Veterans with PTS.

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Jun
24
11:00 AM11:00

House Wellness Center Well-Being Fair

Learn about topics like mindfulness, sustainable planting, healthy cooking, skin care, and more with the House Wellness Center at the Well-Being Fair on Monday, June 24, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Rayburn Foyer. All employees of the House, including House Officer organizations and the Congressional Budget Office, as well as employees of the Architect of the Capitol and the U.S. Capitol Police are welcome to attend.

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Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Representative Will Hurd

Interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
24
2:00 PM14:00

Ensuring a Healthy Start for Infants and Children

The Black Maternal Health Caucus invites you to join the Child Nutrition Forum’s briefing on Monday, June 24 at 2pm for a briefing on Ensuring a Healthy Start for Infants and Children in Rayburn 2261. Panelists will discuss the state of early childhood nutrition programs, particularly the Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) and the Child and Adult Care Food Program (CACFP). Click here to RSVP.

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Jun
24
3:00 PM15:00

Data Driven Justice: Prosecutorial Accountability & Transparency

Prosecutors are powerful players in the criminal legal system; they decide who will be charged, what plea bargains will be offered, and what punishments will be imposed.” Despite this, prosecutorial decision-making is done with little transparency or accountability. This month Connecticut became the first state to mandate the collection of prosecutorial decision-making data. Now the push comes to Congress. Join us for a discussion on the state of the US court system and how technology can offer new solutions to ensure greater accountability and transparency within the criminal justice system. RSVP

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Jun
24
5:30 PM17:30

2019 Evening Capitol Hill Maker Faire

Hosted by the Nation of Makers along with the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and in collaboration with the Congressional Maker Caucus, the event explores the movement driven by engineers, hobbyists, tinkerers, crafters, artists, entrepreneurs and innovators that is revolutionizing education through inquiry-based learning, is breathing new life and innovation into American manufacturing, and is strengthening American communities and their economy.

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Jun
24
7:00 PM19:00

Small Business and Global Opportunity Reception

Small businesses are an integral part of both the U.S. and U.K. economies. That’s why PPI and Small Business Roundtable in cooperation with United States Congressman Derek Kilmer, are hosting a Capitol Hill Reception to discuss Congressional efforts devoted to helping small businesses, innovation, entrepreneurship, and how those lessons can applied in the United Kingdom. Food and drinks provided. RSVP is required, and space is limited.


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Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

Waiting at the Border: the Risks and Challenges Faced by Asylum Seekers in Mexican Border Towns

The Waitlist, a short video shot in Tijuana, Mexico, provides a vivid picture of the challenges that asylum-seekers face on their journey to the border and in coping with the long wait for an appointment with U.S. officials. Please join us for this briefing to present the video, followed by a discussion of the impact that CBP’s “metering” policy is having on the safety and well-being of asylum seekers, the Mexican government’s response to the growing humanitarian crisis, and actions U.S. policymakers can take to resolve it.

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Jun
25
10:00 AM10:00

How Trade Linkages with Korea, Mexico, and Taiwan Help Power America’s Innovation Economy

This event will mark the release of a new ITIF report examining the deep linkages and value-added trade flows between the United States, Mexico, Korea, and Taiwan across six high-tech sectors: automobiles, chemicals, computers and electronics, machinery, aerospace and other transportation equipment, and pharmaceuticals. Panelists will discuss ways to facilitate deeper, mutually beneficial trade flows while embrace high standards for market- and rules-based trade. Please Register

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Jun
25
11:30 AM11:30

The Status of Carbon Capture Where are we now?

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. RSVP

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Jun
25
12:00 PM12:00

Don’t Shoot the Message Board - Section 230's Importance to American Jobs

  • 1310 Longworth House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

We've heard a lot of talk about the law that powers the internet - Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act - a law that makes Wikipedia, Yelp, and Change.org possible. Some in Congress believe the law should be changed. NetChoice hosts the release of Mike Masnick's new report, ""Don't Shoot the Message Board." The report outlines the value of Section 230 to the American economy. Join us for a conversation with Mike Masnick and other experts who will discuss the report, the impact of Section 230 on American jobs and what the cost could be if we take it away. RSVP

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Jun
25
12:00 PM12:00

Strategies to Achieve an Israeli-Palestinian Peace

  • 1310 Longworth House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

**Briefing for Members, Congressional Staff, and Congressional Interns** We would like to invite you, your staff, and your interns to join us for a fascinating roundtable discussion with widely respected figures in the Israeli and Palestinian peace movements, emerging Israeli and Palestinian leaders, and key players from civil society organizations to discuss pathways forward in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict. Space is limited, so please RSVP if you plan to attend.

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Jun
25
1:30 PM13:30

2019 Intern Lecture Series: DOT Secretary Elaine Chao

  • Congressional Auditorium, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
25
2:00 PM14:00

Defying Stereotypes: How Women Veterans Thrive

Please join the Women Veterans Task Force on Tuesday, June 25, to learn from women veterans who are experts in social science research, leadership development, and community organizing. The unique personal and professional experiences of women veterans make them uniquely suited to bring transformative perspectives to the workplace, classroom, and communities. They will discuss how women are thriving beyond the uniform, and how to best support them. This event is open to all Members and staff. RSVP

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Jun
25
3:00 PM15:00

Does Play Equal Learning? The Role of Play in Teaching STEM and Other 21st Century Skills

Please join us for cupcakes, hands-on learning activities, and a panel discussion with experts from LeapFrog/Vtech, The LEGO Group, Thames & Kosmos science kits, and The Avenues Early Learning Center about the value of play in teaching STEM and other 21st Century Skills. RSVP

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Jun
25
3:00 PM15:00

Nature-based Resilience for Gulf Coast Communities

The Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invites you to a briefing on initiatives and partnerships that are helping protect Gulf Coast shorelines and communities from extreme weather events and other coastal hazards. The briefing will showcase nature-based solutions that support coastal resilience, such as wetlands restoration and other “natural infrastructure,” as well as the “greening” of highways and other traditional “gray” infrastructure. This approach leverages the sustainable management and/or restoration of natural or modified ecosystems to protect people, communities, roadways, buildings, industries, and habitats. Please RSVP to expedite check-in

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Jun
25
4:00 PM16:00

The State of 5G: Issues for Congress in Next Generation Mobile Communications

5G has the power to unlock broad economic growth across the United States and ensure the United States remains a leader in next-generation technology.  It will bring us faster, almost instantaneous, connections. It will allow for increased download speeds up to 10 gigabits per second—that means a full HD movie, which can take up to 30 minutes to download on 4G LTE, can be downloaded in a matter of seconds. Understanding what this technology needs to be deployed, how it will impact our communities, and what efforts Congress needs to lead in are all key aspects as the technology develops. Please join us for a panel to learn more about the potential of this new technology and what Congress can do to ensure America remains a leader in mobile communications technologies. 

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Jun
25
4:00 PM16:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator Ben Cardin

Interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
25
4:30 PM16:30

General Aviation Caucus Summer Reception

The General Aviation Caucus will be hosting this event in conjunction with industry stakeholders: Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association (AOPA), Experiment Aircraft Association (EAA), General Aviation Manufacturers Association (GAMA), Helicopter Association International (HAI), National Air Transportation Association (NATA), and National Business Aviation Association (NBAA). RSVP

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Jun
25
5:30 PM17:30

Key into Public Service Hill Reception

On June 25, 2019, from 5:30-7:30pm, the Phi Beta Kappa Society and the Partnership for Public Service will host an event for current students, interns, and young professionals looking to pursue careers in public service. Join us for a free reception and panel discussion on the pathways into public service for liberal arts and sciences students. After the panel, the Society will host a reception with free drinks and hors d’oeuvres where attendees can make professional connections. RSVP

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Jun
25
6:00 PM18:00

North Carolina Healthcare Association Reception

  • 1300 Longworth House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The North Carolina Healthcare Association invites  you to join hospital and health system industry leaders from North Carolina as we recognize the quality work provided to our North Carolina patients in collaboration with the tireless efforts by our Members of Congress and their staff. RSVP

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Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

Shine the Light on Human Trafficking

We invite you to attend this staff-level briefing led by the National Advocacy Center of the Sisters of the Good Shepherd, the District of Columbia Baptist Convention, and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Office for Migration and Refugee Services. Panelists will discuss legislative and community solutions to different types of human trafficking across the world. The briefing will consist of two panels: one focusing on labor trafficking and one focusing on sex trafficking. RSVP for the briefing is required for non-Hill staff and recommended for Hill staff. Please email eskin-royer@gsadvocacy.org.

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Jun
26
10:00 AM10:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Representative Jack Bergman

  • L1310 Longworth House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
26
12:00 PM12:00

The IMPACT Act of 2014: Implementation Update and Implications for the Future of Post-Acute Care

  • 2060 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

In 2014, Congress passed the IMPACT Act, designed to improve and transform Medicare’s post-acute care services. Please join us on Wednesday, June 26 for an examination of IMPACT Act implementation and its impact on healthcare providers and their patients. the presentation will be followed by a discussion and Q&A session. RSVP

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Jun
26
12:00 PM12:00

Financial Literacy Day on Capitol Hill

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

While more states are beginning to require financial education, many U.S. students remain underprepared to face the financial world. However, the Jump$tart Coalition and its partners are working to build a financially literate future, and invite you to join us for a free buffet lunch and an afternoon with the financial education community. Hill Day is June 26 from noon to 3 pm in rooms 2043-45 of the Rayburn House Office Building, lunch will be served following opening remarks. RSVP

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Jun
26
2:00 PM14:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Assistant Secretary of Defense Robert Hood

  • SVC-201/200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
26
2:30 PM14:30

Rx for Success - Part II

  • 1539 Longworth House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Congresswoman Angie Craig (D-MN-02), Vizient, and our members for the second session in our series of briefings highlighting how hospital providers nationwide are managing and mitigating rising prescription drug costs. We will also discuss solutions, such as strategies to increase generic drug competition, enhance supply chain efficiencies, prepare for biosimilar adoption and help avoid drug shortages. RSVP

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Jun
26
4:00 PM16:00

Myths and Facts about School Meals: What’s Really for Lunch?

  • 2261 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Every day, millions of children in the United States eat school breakfast and lunch. Unfortunately, there is still a lot of misinformation around what kids are really being fed in schools. The event will dispel myths about school meals and brief members and staff about the importance of preserving the progress that has been made on school nutrition and opportunities to move the programs forward. Please RSVP here

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Jun
26
5:00 PM17:00

Association of State Correctional Administrators Reception

ASCA members are the leaders of each U.S. Corrections Agency and the BOP. Our members lead over 400,000 correctional professionals and approximately 8 million inmates, probationers, and parolees. Our goal is to increase public safety by utilizing correctional best practices, accountability, and providing opportunities for people to change. RSVP

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Jun
27
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Representative Virginia Foxx

  • 1310 Longworth House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
27
12:00 PM12:00

The Role of Security in Smart Cities

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

As more U.S. cities realize benefits from smart city initiatives, it is important for local officials and policymakers to ensure comprehensive planning promotes security and resiliency. Held in coordination with the Congressional Smart Cities Caucus, this briefing examines the supporting role of security technologies within the broader framework of sensors in smart city ecosystems, and how they can be leveraged to support public safety, increase situational awareness, enhance emergency response and provide real-time information during natural disasters.

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Jun
27
12:00 PM12:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator Mike Rounds

  • SVC-201/200, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
27
1:00 PM13:00

LGBTQ Rights in Ukraine in a New Political Reality

In April 2019, Ukraine elected a new president, V. Zelensky, who announced early parliamentary elections in July 2019. In the panel discussion, we will examine the current landscape of LGBTQ rights in Ukraine and the challenges the Ukrainian LGBTQ community faces in obtaining equal rights. RSVP

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Jun
27
2:00 PM14:00

Rural Innovation and the Digital Divide

Small innovators are rethinking and reshaping industries across the nation. The “cloud plus mobile” revolution is not just happening in city centers or traditional tech hubs like Silicon Valley. Our member companies in the most rural parts of the country are fostering the development of cutting-edge technologies in industries from healthcare and education to financial services and augmented reality. Increasingly, the algorithms and apps that are transforming traditional economic sectors spring from the ingenuity of innovators based hundreds of miles from the nearest tech hub. RSVP HERE

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Jun
27
2:00 PM14:00

Harvard Kennedy School Information Session

Join Matt Clemons, Director of Admissions, to learn about Harvard Kennedy Schoolmaster's degree programs, student life, financial aid, and application logistics. Harvard Kennedy School maintains an abiding commitment to advancing the public interest by training skilled, enlightened leaders and solving public problems through world-class scholarship and active engagement with practitioners and decision makers. The school offers the depth, reflection, insight, and excellence of ideas and teaching that can shape future leaders, affect public policies, and make an impact on people and their daily lives

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Jun
28
10:00 AM10:00

History of Health Care 

Why is the American health care system so costly, complex, and challenging for those who seek to legislate improvements in access to and quality of care? The answers are rooted in the historical forces that gave rise to the current system. Two leading authorities on the history of American health care will explain how we got where we are today. RSVP

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Jun
28
11:00 AM11:00

Harmful Algal Blooms, Innovations in Early Detection and Control Strategies

  • 1539 Longworth House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Cyanobacterial harmful algal bloom (HAB) events are on the rise and affect many regions of the United States. HABs can release high levels of cyanotoxins to drinking water supplies and recreational water bodies, causing millions of dollars of damage and potentially putting humans, domestic animals, and wildlife at risk. The briefing will include information about early detection tools and innovative technologies that are currently being piloted and tested. In order for Congress to support necessary research and policy solutions regarding HABs, it is important to know what is and is not working today.  

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Jun
28
12:00 PM12:00

The Nuts and Bolts of Content Moderation: The Myths of Moderation

You’ve probably heard about the ways Internet platforms moderate their users’ content. But there are many misperceptions about how content moderation actually works and the legal protections that allows online sites to regulate user content. Join Engine and the Charles Koch Institute on Friday, June 28th, for the second panel in our three-part series on the Nuts and Bolts of Content Moderation. We will be discussing the myths of content moderation, including how and why platforms police user content, the differences between platforms and publishers, and the laws behind content moderation. RSVP

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Jun
28
2:00 PM14:00

Clean Energy 101

Please join the Clean Energy and Technology Staff Association for a briefing on the history and current outlook of federal clean energy technology policy with CRS experts. Topics will include common policy mechanisms for clean energy legislation and an overview of foundational energy laws that currently govern the clean energy landscape, such as the Clean Air Act, the Energy Policy Act, and the Energy Independence and Security Act. Additionally, we will discuss clean energy legislation in the 116th Congress. A brief Q&A will follow. RSVP

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Jul
9
10:00 AM10:00

Climate Change Impacts on the Great Lakes

In March, the Environmental Law & Policy Center released a report, authored by 18 leading scientists and experts from Midwest and Canadian universities and research institutions, drawing on the array of existing research to assess how the shifting global climate impacts the unique Great Lakes region.  Please join us for an in-depth conversation about the known climate science in our region and public policies that could help curb climate change’s adverse impacts on the Great Lakes. RSVP

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Jul
10
12:00 PM12:00

The Intersection of Food, AI, and Technology

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

A discussion about the future of technology in the food system. Incredible speakers to be announced soon! Speakers include: Alison Aubrey (National Public Radio), Andrew Kim (Google), Riana Lynn (FoodTrace), Michelle Patron (Microsoft), Congresswoman Chellie Pingree, Danielle Nierenberg(Food Tank), Mark Zornes (Winnow Solutions), and more to be announced soon! RSVP


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Jul
10
12:00 PM12:00

Ongoing Impact of the TFOS DEWS II™ on Dry Eye Clinical Practice & Research

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A panel of experts, moderated by TFOS Executive Director Amy Gallant Sullivan, will discuss the impact of the TFOS DEWS II™ Report on clinical practice and research. The speakers will focus on various aspects of the disease, including its causes, incidence, and impact, as well as therapies emerging from research. RSVP

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Jul
11
6:00 PM18:00

Congressional Ideas Market

College to Congress, in partnership with The Purple Aisle, will host the first ever, Congressional Ideas Market! In this fast-paced, hackathon-style event, we will harness the power of our lived experiences to shape the future of public policy. Calling all interns, staffers, and local leaders to help innovate and build a more collaborative, inclusive, and effective Congress! RSVP

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Jul
12
8:45 AM08:45

Family Online Safety Institute Briefs the Hill on Kids, Tech and Toys

FOSI brings together an expert panel on kids, technology, and the next generation of toys. Have you ever wondered how companies develop safe and private digital experiences for young kids? What are the impacts of toddlers having tablets? What's the right balance between physical and virtual play? And what are the policy implications of all of this? Join us for a morning briefing and learn more. RSVP

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Jul
16
10:00 AM10:00

The State of Robotics Innovation in America: A Key Driver of Productivity and Competitiveness

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

Please join ITIF for an expert panel discussion on the current state and future potential of robotics across all sectors of the U.S. economy. Where are we today with robotic development? What are the key technological challenges to overcome? What is the government’s role in supporting robotics development and adoption? And, of course, what is the likely impact on employment? Register Here

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Jul
18
12:00 PM12:00

Measuring and Improving Value-Based Health Care

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Sep
11
12:00 PM12:00

Commercializing Low Earth Orbit (LEO): What Does this Mean?

  • 2044 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The commercialization of space actually began in the 1970s when private telecommunication companies launched and then continued to operate satellites for profit. As time has passed momentum has slowly built for further utilization of the space environment for economic purposes by private industry. Today many talk about “commercializing LEO,” a term that covers a broad array of meaning. The panel will address various visions for, barriers to, and advantages of creating a nongovernment-based, private industry-driven economic sphere in LEO and the role of government in this process.

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Jun
21
2:00 PM14:00

The Next Space Industry: Low Earth Orbit Commercialization

The panel will explore what opportunities exist in this burgeoning environment and provide input on how the private and public sectors can work together to eliminate barriers to success, craft effective incentives for partnership, and coordinate resources to jumpstart a self-sustaining commercial marketplace in Low Earth Orbit. RSVP is required. Please send your name and affiliation to Dr. Kate Ziden at kziden@potomacinstitute.org

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Jun
21
1:00 PM13:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Representative Raul Grijalva

  • 1310 Longworth Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
21
9:30 AM09:30

Artificial Intelligence: What Is It, Who Is Using It, and Why We Need It

You are invited to attend a dynamic panel discussion exploring artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and how they are changing the world. Join members of the House AI Caucus and leaders from the tech industry for a discussion on AI adoption and its economic and social benefits for Americans. A light breakfast will be served. Please RSVP to Geoff Lane (glane@comptia.org) if you plan to attend.

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Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Representative Steve Womack

  • 1300 Longworth Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
20
5:00 PM17:00

Life Science Fair and Reception

The event will showcase how the federal investment in medical research through the National Institutes of Health leads to tomorrow’s cures. Scientists from across the country will showcase the advances they’ve made to improve health for all Americans and attendees will have the opportunity to experience cutting-edge science through hands-on experiments. Please RSVP to Lynn Marquis at cls@coalitionforlifesciences.org.  

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Jun
20
5:00 PM17:00

Kongsberg Congressional Reception

Military Legislative Assistants welcome. After having a long night last Wednesday during the NDAA mark up and dealing with appropriations this week come take a break, relax, but also enjoy discussions with Kongsberg Defense suppliers and leadership. Please RSVP to rsvp@bramergroup.com and if you can’t do that, bring a card and drop it off with our front desk at the event.

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Jun
20
4:00 PM16:00

Catholic Charities USA Refugee Briefing

  • B208 Longworth House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join Catholic Charities USA and the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops to learn more about the dire cir­cumstances that compel refugees to flee, the stringent vetting process for those being considered for US resettlement, how refugees are settled in the United States and the ways refugees contribute to local communities and to our nation.

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Jun
20
3:30 PM15:30

The Asian American Consumer Journey & The Importance of an Accurate Count in Census 2020

As the fastest-growing racial or ethnic segment in the U.S., in size and buying power, Asian American consumers are voting with their wallet, their time and their voice. This year’s report examines the Asian American consumer journey and uncovers what makes this group powerful purchasers and informed influencers. Nielsen will be presenting insights from it's 2019 Asian American Consumer report followed by a panel discussion on the importance of an accurate count in Census 2020. RSVP HERE  d

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Jun
20
3:00 PM15:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Representatives Mike Rogers and Jim Cooper

  • 1310 Longworth Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
20
2:00 PM14:00

Food Safety in the United States

  • 1540A Longworth House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

A recent report by U.S. PIRG found "recalls on the rise." The number of meat and poultry recalls associated with severe illness and death have increased by 83% since 2013. Recalls of contaminated produce and processed foods have also increased since 2013. And, according to CDC data, these outbreaks have caused increases in foodborne illnesses. Thus, I hope you will join me and a panel of subject matter experts to discuss Food Safety in the United States and the policy options to address current inadequacies.

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Jun
20
1:00 PM13:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator Josh Hawley

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
20
9:00 AM09:00

Exploring the U.S. Refugee Experience

LIRS invites you to join participants of the Migrant and Refugee Leadership Academy and experts who will discuss the latest research findings on the integration of refugees, particularly their contributions to the U.S. workforce and society from the perspective of refugees and employers. They will also highlight how the reduction of refugee admissions and proposed policy changes on public charge rules have impacted local communities. The dialogue will shed light on the current policy debate taking place which seeks to implement a skills-based admission immigration system.

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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)
  • Google Calendar ICS

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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Jun
19
3:30 PM15:30

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Representative Sam Graves

  • 1310 Longworth Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
19
3:00 PM15:00

Illuminating Energy Today: Energy Transition and its Implication in Today's Workforce

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Speakers will cover topics that touch on the various ways energy is transitioning today’s workforce and infrastructure. Speakers will also share their points of view on what companies and the government may consider improving the U.S.’s global competitiveness in areas in which energy is affecting (positive/negative) the workforce, infrastructure, climate change, electric vehicles, among others.

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Jun
19
12:30 PM12:30

American Library Association Digital Expo

All across America, libraries are advancing the maker economy by providing the general public access to technologies that are revolutionizing the manufacturing industry and fostering entrepreneurship. Join us for a hands-on experience with some of these tools through demonstrations by companies who provide our nation’s libraries with the technology for their makerspaces.

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Jun
19
11:30 AM11:30

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Representative Gary Palmer

  • 1310 Longworth Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
18
4:00 PM16:00

2019 Intern Lecture Series: Senator John Barrasso

House interns must present their Congressional ID to attend a lecture. Interns are expected to respect the off-the-record nature of ILS. That means no video, audio, or photography will be permitted. Interns will be required to sign-in and entrance is permitted on a first-come, first-served basis until capacity.

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Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

Large Scale Energy Storage - Road to Realization

The speakers at this briefing are recognized leaders in the field of energy storage research. They will provide details on the current status of energy storage research and more importantly what we as a country need to do to bring these projects from the research bed to full scale realization and deployment. Find out what energy storage needs to keep it moving forward and the potential benefits for your state in the form of manufacturing facilities and jobs.

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Jun
18
12:00 PM12:00

Legal Immigration: Problems and Solutions

Congress reformed America’s legal immigration system nearly three decades ago. Since that time, the system’s outdated and arbitrary immigration quotas have doubled wait times for green cards for legal immigrants. At the border, a new challenge has emerged in the form of illegal immigration and asylum seekers from Central America. Wide bipartisan agreement exists that both temporary and permanent immigration policies need to be reformed, yet Congress and the administration have failed to settle on the best approach. As the debate continues in Congress, join us as our speakers explain the problems with and solutions for America’s legal immigration system. RSVP

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