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Tracking the Hill's briefings, luncheons, receptions, and more.
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Jun
21
9:00 AM09:00

Capitol Hill National Security Forum

  • Congressional Atrium, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
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The second annual bipartisan Capitol Hill National Security Forum (CHNSF) will gather national leaders and key stakeholders to address our nation's security and discuss ideas and policies for improving U.S. defenses at home and abroad. Presented by Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), Congressman Dutch Ruppersberger (D-MD), Senator Marco Rubio (R-FL), and Senator Chris Coons (D-DE).

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Jun
21
2:00 PM14:00

Non-Drug Solutions to Opioid Use and Chronic Pain Management in Underserved Populations

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

Please join us for a briefing and discussion to learn about non-pharmacological strategies to address opioid use and chronic pain management in underserved populations. This topic is timely and important because on January 1, 2018, in an effort to address the opioid epidemic, the Joint Commission mandated that hospitals provide or educate patients on non- pharmacologic pain treatment options including acupuncture, chiropractic care and massage therapy.

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Jun
21
4:00 PM16:00

Pay for Success: Making the New $100 Million Fund Work to Improve Lives

Join us for a thoughtful conversation with U.S. Senator Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and other federal, state, local, and private sector leaders about what it will take to make this largest-ever federal Pay for Success fund as successful as possible. And please join us after the briefing for a reception celebrating the leaders and organizations who have advanced Pay for Success all across the country over the last decade.

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Jun
22
12:00 PM12:00

Secondary Impacts of Autonomous Vehicles

While substantial research exists on the technical aspects of AVs, there has been limited discussion or understanding of the secondary impacts this technology will have on communities throughout the country. These include changes to land use, equity, urban design, real estate, and municipal budgets.

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Jun
22
2:00 PM14:00

Genocide Under ISIL: A Discussion of the Yezidi Genocide with Father Patrick Desbois

Father Desbois is the founder of Yahad-In Unum (“Together In One”), a non-profit organization dedicated to uncovering genocidal practices around the world, documenting proof of crimes against humanity and calling for legal accountability for the perpetrators of such crimes. 

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Jun
25
12:00 PM12:00

Tired of living shutdown to shutdown? Let's discuss how to Build a Better Budget Process.

In this Legislative Branch Capacity Working Group session, a diverse panel will discuss tangible proposals Congress can take to restore congressional power of the purse. Topics will include: the current fiscal state of the U.S.; debt limit and spending caps; principles for a better budget process; authority of Budget Committees; and the value of independent budgetary information.

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Jun
25
12:30 PM12:30

H.R. 4391 and the Situation for Palestinian Children After U.S. Embassy Move

Panelists will examine how persistent grave human rights violations, systemic impunity, discrimination, and recent U.S. policy decisions, like relocating the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, affect the lives of Palestinian children growing up under a military occupation. The briefing will also provide updates on “The Promoting Human Rights by Ending Israeli Military Detention of Palestinian Children Act,” or H.R. 4391, the first-ever bill to address Palestinian human rights in the U.S. Congress.

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Jun
25
1:00 PM13:00

Out of Reach: What State and Local Data Tell Us About The National Affordable Housing Crisis

peakers will share findings from NLIHC's two new reports - Out of Reach: The High Cost of Housing and The Gap: A Shortage of Affordable Rental Homes. The Out of Reach report documents the "housing wage" -- or the hourly wage a full-time worker must earn in order to afford a rental home -- in every state, metro area, and county. The Gap report estimates the shortage of affordable housing in every state and congressional district.

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Jun
25
2:00 PM14:00

Volcano Monitoring: Reducing the Risks of Volcanic Hazards for Society

At this briefing, an expert panel of university and agency scientists will discuss volcano monitoring from the subsurface, at ground level, and from the sky to explore these often-sleeping giants. Volcanoes have the potential to affect us all, affecting tourism, residential areas, and even stalling transglobal airline travel. Come learn about volcanoes and hear the most recent updates on ongoing eruptions.

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Jun
26
12:00 PM12:00

Politicians: The Worst Kind of People to Run the Government, Except for All the Others

Americans love to trash their politicians as corrupt and self-interested, but they don’t agree on a solution. How can America attract good leaders to the thousands of elective offices in the land? In Politicians: The Worst Kind of People to Run the Government, Except for All the Others, Bruce Chapman lays out a bold plan for the changes we need to make in our public life if we are serious about enable worthy leaders to emerge to and to succeed.

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Jun
26
5:30 PM17:30

ASTHVI Reception Honoring Congressional Champions for Home Visiting

The Association of State and Tribal Home Visiting Initiatives cordially invites you to a reception honoring Congressional champions for home visiting, and celebrating passage of the Maternal, Infant, and Early Childhood Home Visiting Program (MIECHV). Please RSVP if you plan on attending. For additional information, contact Josh Prosser at staff@asthvi.org.

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Jun
27
10:00 AM10:00

Venezuela’s Mounting Refugee Crisis: Regional Security Implications Amidst the Calls for a U.S. Response

As the humanitarian crisis worsens and more migrants cross borders, U.S. and regional security are inevitably threatened. Western Hemisphere policymakers must address the situation before it deteriorates further. Some policymakers have called for direct U.S. intervention, while others are more cautious. What position should the United States take? What options exist? And which of the options will create fewer national security risks?

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Jun
27
3:00 PM15:00

Research and Development in Cellular Agriculture

One of the newest developments in agriculture is cellular agriculture – growing food starting from cell cultures rather than from whole plants or animals. In this Research and Development Caucus briefing, panelists will discuss the state of basic and applied research, commercialization and what is driving innovation, the challenges and benefits, and public and private investment in cellular agriculture.

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Jun
27
3:00 PM15:00

Freedom of the Press Briefing and Reception

  • 2045 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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This briefing is part of the CHLI Congressional Briefing Series featuring national and international leaders and experts from the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Freedom of the press enables the public to participate in decision making based on the free flow of information and ideas. Panelists will cover topics that touch the importance of freedom of speech, press, and assembly, and its importance to democracy.

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Jun
28
12:00 PM12:00

What is 5G and how do we get there?

  • 485 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
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The next generation of wireless networks, 5G, has been called the fourth industrial revolution. Join the American Consumer Institute (ACI) for a discussion with a panel of experts to learn what 5G is, why it’s crucial to the American economy, and what measures Congress and expert agencies need to take to ensure the U.S. wins the race to 5G. 

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Jun
28
12:00 PM12:00

Modernizing Opioid Addiction Treatment Protocol

  • 2043 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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“Warm hand-offs”—also known as interventions and referrals to treatment—can be used to help assess and treat individuals addicted to opioids. This briefing will explore how “warm hand-off” protocols can help reduce post-emergency department visits and increase treatment adherence

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Jun
29
10:00 AM10:00

Congressional Briefing on the History of US Trade Policy

The president’s tariffs on steel and aluminum imports and threats to impose other protectionist trade measures have sparked controversy. But debates over free trade versus protectionism have a long history in the US. How can the history of US trade policy help us to understand the current administration’s trade agenda?

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Jun
29
10:15 AM10:15

911 Center Tour - D.C. Office of Unified Communications

Join the NG911 Institute and FCC Commissioner Michael O’Rielly for a tour of the Washington, DC Office of Unified Communications which will include a guided tour of the 911 Center, the Joint All-Hazards Operations Center, and the Emergency Operations Center. Following the tour, NG911 Institute Executive Director Patrick Halley and FCC Commissioner O’Rielly will lead a discussion with local 911 leaders (Lunch and transportation will be provided).

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Jun
29
11:30 AM11:30

Health Care Costs in America

The panels and keynote speakers will provide insights on current and projected health care cost trends, what different stakeholders insights on current and projected health care cost trends, what different stakeholders hope to achieve, and new approaches to consider. Complimentary lunch served at 11:30 am.

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Jun
29
2:30 PM14:30

State of Natural Gas: Abundant Reserves, Jobs, and Geopolitical Futures

With Poland and Northern Europe recently receiving their first ever shipments of U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), it is a particularly unique and opportune time for both Members of Congress and staff to learn about the domestic and global outlook for the
U.S. natural gas industry.

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Jul
10
9:30 AM09:30

2018 Congressional Clean Energy Expo and Policy Forum

The 2018 Congressional Clean Energy Expo and Policy Forum will bring together 40-50 businesses, trade associations, and government agencies to showcase renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies. In every state across the country, these technologies are having a significant impact in business development and job creation in the manufacturing, transmission, power, transportation, and building sectors. The bipartisan House Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency Caucus is the Expo's honorary co-host.

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Jul
11
8:15 AM08:15

The New Age of Innovation: Government's Role in Artificial Intelligence

  • 525 New Jersey Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20001 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Artificial intelligence is accelerating rapidly — from social media bots to facial recognition technology to driverless vehicles. Join POLITICO for a dynamic conversation on the role of government and its implications for AI growth in national public safety, privacy and civil rights.

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Jul
12
9:00 AM09:00

Legislative Data and Transparency Conference

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

The #LDTC18 brings individuals from Legislative Branch agencies together with data users and transparency advocates to foster a conversation about the use of legislative data – addressing how agencies and outside groups use technology well and how they can use it better in the future.

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Jul
12
11:30 AM11:30

Mental Health Status of Black America Forum on Sexual Harassment

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

July is National Minority Mental Health Awareness Month enacted by Congress in 2008. And since 2011, the Black Psychiatrists of America, Inc. (BPA) has convened a national forum during July in celebration of the month to address issues of relevance and concern related to the mental well being of African Americans through a National Forum entitled "The Mental Health Status of Black America" on Capitol Hill.

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Jul
14
9:00 AM09:00

Annual Women's Leadership Conference

The Women's Congressional Staff Association (WCSA) hosts an annual career development conference. This year's conference is called "Lead Like a Woman," and will bring together a diverse group of speakers and panelists to teach women how to be more assertive in managing their professional lives. Speakers will include Republican and Democratic leaders from Capitol Hill, and representatives from both the non-profit and private sectors. 

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Jul
15
10:00 AM10:00

Reagan’s “Peace through Strength” Cold War Strategy: Integrating Defense, Nuclear Deterrence, Modernization and Arms Control

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

President Reagan’s often mocked strategy of “peace through strength” won the Cold War. Critical to that success were his nuclear deterrent polices. Join us as our speakers review not only this history, but also explain how the lessons of the Reagan Presidency and the end of the Soviet empire hold key historical lessons which we can apply to today’s strategic and nuclear challenges.

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Jul
18
5:30 PM17:30

Hot Topics in Public Policy: The Second Space Age

  • 1717 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20006 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How has increased interest in space impacted U.S. Government policy and the commercial space industry? What are the major differences between the First and Second Space Ages, and how will these differences impact the future of space? The Government Affairs Industry Network (GAIN) is pleased to invite you to our upcoming panel on the Evolution of the Second Space Age to address these questions and other topics surrounding the evolution of the Second Space Age. 

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Jul
25
12:00 PM12:00

Congressional Reception for No Housing Cuts

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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Aug
21
6:00 PM18:00

Agora: The Advocacy Trade Show

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

Launched in 2017, Agora was created to provide a forum for discussion and advocacy software, creative, and strategy vendors to showcase their products and services. Learn about the latest offerings in the government relations, public affairs, and grassroots advocacy world. This is your one stop shop and the trade show for the advocacy community.

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Jun
21
1:00 PM13:00

Roundtable on Illicit Trade

This roundtable will bring U.S. government officials together with representatives of companies, associations, and organizations working to combat illicit trade. Participants will discuss policy responses to the growing threat of illicit trade and how to build effective public-private partnerships.

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Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

Obama, Trump, and the End of Washington’s Regular Order

Reverberations from the 2016 Presidential election continue to rattle the national political stage. In Bet You Didn’t See That One Coming, former Maryland Governor Robert Ehrlich offers his analysis of the unexpected election of Donald J. Trump, the resultant earth-shattering changing of the guard in Washington, how it’s turned establishment politics on its head, and what it all means for the future of the nation.

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Jun
21
12:00 PM12:00

The Path Forward for Puerto Rico: An Assessment from Policymakers and the Commonwealth’s Oversight Board

Please join us as Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón, labor policy experts, and representatives from the Financial Oversight and Management Board for Puerto Rico discuss reforms to help Puerto Rico reach its economic potential by attracting jobs for the 3 million American citizens living on the island.

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Jun
21
8:30 AM08:30

Legislative Breakfast featuring Rep. Peter DeFazio

  • 2253 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
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Will Congress pass a comprehensive infrastructure bill? Is there support for a federal gas tax increase or VMT? What are the priorities for the FAST Act reauthorization? What is the outlook for CIG, BUILD and INFRA grants? Reserve your spot today for what will be an a great event. Space is limited!

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Jun
20
7:00 PM19:00

Citizen Engagement in America’s History

How does an individual amplify their single voice? How does one thought become a rallying cry? Come join us for this cross-generational, bipartisan discussion about how citizen movements have influenced – or failed to influence – policy makers. Our diverse panel will feature prominent leaders from the Civil Rights and National Right to Life movements, students engaging in grassroots organizing on gun violence, and journalists covering political change in the era of social media. Former Members of Congress will join the discussion detailing how in their careers on Capitol Hill citizens were able to change their thinking on a specific issue.

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Jun
20
5:30 PM17:30

West Virginia State Birthday Celebration

  • G50 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
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West Virginia, the only state born during the Civil War, celebrates a birthday on June 20th. Every year the State Society hosts a birthday celebration for the Mountain State. Past events have included pastries from The Greenbrier, beverages from Smooth Ambler, and travel guides from the Division of Tourism.

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Jun
20
5:00 PM17:00

"Little Pink House" Private Screening and Reception

  • 214 Massachusetts Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a special private screening of the motion picture Little Pink House, including a discussion with Susette Kelo, the real-life plaintiff in the infamous U.S. Supreme Court case, along with the film’s director and writer, Courtney Moorehead Balaker, and producer, Ted Balaker, and Institute for Justice President Scott Bullock, who argued the Kelo case before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Jun
20
4:00 PM16:00

The Future of Work: New BLS Data and Implications for the 21st Century Labor Market

  • 385 Russell Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Aspen Institute’s Future of Work Initiative is hosting a briefing to highlight and discuss the CWS findings and their implications on June 20. The CWS measures how many workers are in contingent and alternative work arrangements, including independent work, temp-agency work, and contract-firm work – arrangements that are sometimes referred to as the “gig economy.”

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Jun
20
2:00 PM14:00

Immigration Policy Failures: from Family Separation to Detention Practices

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

The panel discussion will include perspectives from subject matter experts and will provide Members and staff with an opportunity to learn more about the long-term effects family separation has on both migrant and U.S. citizen children whose parents are either detained or deported, as well as a background on ICE detention practices.  

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Jun
20
12:30 PM12:30

World Refugee Day Congressional Briefing

Join Catholic Charities USA, Catholic Relief Services, 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, and the enormous and lasting contributions that refugees make to our nation. This briefing will also highlight the findings of a brand new research study that lends further evidence to the gift that refugees are.

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Jun
20
10:00 AM10:00

The Role of Science in Overcoming the Opioid Epidemic

  • 2226 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

This briefing will examine what science tells us about the intertwined problems of nonmedical use of prescription pain medicines, heroin use, and opioid overdose deaths in the U.S. The briefing will also address research being conducted to understand the impact of various policy changes on rates of opioid misuse, opioid use disorders, and related public health outcomes.

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Jun
20
9:15 AM09:15

Research & Technology: Providing “Bang for the Buck” in Global Agricultural Development

  • SVC 212-10, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Please join the Alliance to End Hunger, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), and the Senate Hunger Caucus for an expert panel on how research and technology is already playing a role in agricultural development outcomes, and how further technological development is paving the way for better household, community, and national outcomes.

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Jun
19
10:30 AM10:30

Manufacturing Communities - Investments and Jobs

  • SVC 212-10, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The briefing will bring together local government leaders who have experienced disruptions in their manufacturing workforce and who have had to endeavor to maintain their manufacturing investment or completely redevelop their local economies. The panelists will discuss the methods they employed and obstacles they faced in achieving their goals, including a focus on infrastructure improvements, creating public/private partnerships, and attracting foreign direct investment.

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Jun
18
1:00 PM13:00

U.S.-China Strategic Interaction: The Importance of Military-to-Military Ties

Robert Sutter is a leading expert on U.S.-China relations. He has published 200 articles, written 20 books, and taught for forty years on U.S. foreign policy in the Asia Pacific. He has also worked for various government agencies, including the Congressional Research Service, Central Intelligence Agency, Department of State, and Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

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Jun
18
11:00 AM11:00

Using Data to Drive Community-Based Approaches to the Opioid Crisis

  • G-11 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

What role can data play in developing community-based approaches to opioid misuse prevention, treatment, and recovery? How can data help health, law enforcement, and criminal justice professionals — and community members — better understand the opioid crisis in their localities and develop targeted interventions?

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