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Tracking the Hill's briefings, luncheons, receptions, and more.
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Aug
20
10:00 AM10:00

Historical Perspectives on Federal Agricultural Policy

  • 2103 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Why has the farm legislation that Congress reauthorizes roughly every five years become so important to so many different groups?  How has the country shaped and been shaped by federal agricultural policies and the Farm Bill since the 1930s?  With a conference committee currently working to reconcile the Senate and House versions of the 2018 farm bill, this is a timely occasion to examine the origins and evolution of this legislation. Click here to RSVP.

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Aug
20
12:30 PM12:30

Establishing Effective Evaluation Policies and Practices for Government

  • 342 Dirksen Senate Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

There are many approaches to institutionalizing evaluation throughout government, and some agencies have taken steps to do so. As Congress considers additional proposals that would require federal agencies to improve evidence production and strengthen the role of evaluation offices, this briefing will help staff understand approaches for developing infrastructure, how evidence can inform federal program decisions, and where there are opportunities to extend its impact.

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Aug
21
3:00 PM15:00

How to Strategically Schedule Your Boss’ Time

The boss’ time is THE most precious resource in every congressional office and it is the Schedulers who make the critical decisions about how to best use that valuable (and limited!) resource. With this in mind, we’ve compiled the best approaches CMF has learned from working with offices for 40+ years, with a focus on applying routine criteria to the onslaught of scheduling requests. This webinar session will provide an overview of the updated, Scheduler-focused content on CMF’s Office Toolkit

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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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Aug
23
5:00 PM17:00

Leidos Web Design Symposium

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

Please join Leidos and the IQ team for cocktails and hors d'oeuvres plus discussions on the latest trends in web design and web development technology. See some of our latest work and meet the team who is building the most innovative, dynamic websites on the Hill. If your office is interested in a website refresh or you’re just curious about the future of web design, this event is for you.

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Sep
5
5:30 PM17:30

House Army Caucus Reception

Please join the House Army Caucus and the Honorable Dr. Mark T. Esper, Secretary of the Army, for a reception on Wednesday, 5 September.  This reception provides a forum for Army Senior Leaders to discuss the state of the Army and other matters of importance with Members of Congress and Staff.  The reception will begin with hors d’oeuvres and beverages at 5:30pm. Please contact MAJ Andy Crowe at andrew.j.crowe2.mil@mail.mil to RSVP or for additional information.

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Sep
6
12:00 PM12:00

War or Peace: The Struggle for World Power

The Pax Americana – the global order established after the collapse of the Soviet Empire – is increasingly being challenged especially by former imperial behemoths China and Russia. There is a growing chorus questioning the so-called “Washington Consensus” in favor of a “Beijing Consensus” in economic policy. As the United States ceases to be the sole superpower willing and able to maintain a global PAX, today there is an increasing global “disorder.”

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Sep
7
8:45 AM08:45

Moving Forward - Implementing Changes in the Representative Payee Program

This forum brings policymakers, practitioners and researchers together to explore how the Social Security Administration can study and improve the representative payee selection process with an evidence-based approach. Recent legislation, “The Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018” (H.R. 4547) makes this event especially timely.

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Sep
7
8:45 AM08:45

Moving Forward - Implementing Changes in the Representative Payee Program

This forum brings policymakers, practitioners and researchers together to explore how Social Security Administration can study and improve the representative payee selection process with an evidence-based approach. Recent legislation, “The Strengthening Protections for Social Security Beneficiaries Act of 2018” (H.R. 4547) makes this event especially timely.

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Sep
12
8:00 AM08:00

A Healthy Start: Infant and Early Childhood Nutrition

  • The Newseum, Knight Broadcast Studio (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

How can we provide the knowledge, skills, and tools needed to make healthy food choices, starting at an early age? As we await the new guidelines, what steps can be taken now to ensure vulnerable populations in particular choose healthy foods? What role can federally funded food programs like WIC and SNAP play in making nutritious food accessible to those who need it the most and can community-based policies help promote healthier eating patterns?

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Sep
20
1:00 PM13:00

Getting Better Performance from Staff through a Performance Management/Review System

Many Americans believe that lawmakers are unreachable – that they don't care about what constituents think and that influencing legislative outcomes is impossible and a waste of time. Yet CMF research shows that Members of Congress strongly believe that constituents are a valuable and informative resource in the decision-making process. Your "backstage pass" will dispel myths about Congress and provide practical strategies on how decisions are really made and by whom.

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Sep
24
12:00 PM12:00

Postal Banking: Let's Put an End to Banking Deserts!

  • 2103 Rayburn House Office Building (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The purpose of this briefing is to educate policy makers and congressional staffers about the evolving financial services and credit markets and how innovators are working to provide better product and lending solutions to underserved consumers. Please RSVP to Brady Buckner at bbuckner@fsicoalition.org.

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Sep
27
12:00 PM12:00

Understanding the “Dry” Form of Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) To Develop Effective Treatments

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

Held during International AMD Awareness Week 2018 and Healthy Aging Month, this Briefing begins AEVR’s Fourth Annual Emerging Vision Scientists Day on Capitol Hill. The briefing features Christine A. Curcio, PhD (University of Alabama Birmingham), who will speak about the latest developments in the treatment of the “Dry” form of AMD. R.S.V.P. to Dina Beaumont @ 202-407-8325 or dinabeau@aol.com

 

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Sep
27
5:30 PM17:30

Emerging Vision Scientists Reception and Recognition of AEVR’s 25th Anniversary

The reception showcases the work of 21 early-stage vision scientists from across the United States who will display posters and discuss their breakthrough research to save sight and restore vision. The event, made possible by a grant from Research to Prevent Blindness, focuses on answering the question, “How will this research delay or prevent the $717 billion annual cost of eye disease and vision impairment projected by year 2050?” The reception also recognizes the 25th Anniversary of AEVR, the educational foundation serving as the privately funded “Friends of the National Eye Institute (NEI)” within the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

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Aug
15
12:00 PM12:00

Capitol Historical Society Lecture: Party Responses to Loss

  • Ketchum Hall, 200 Maryland Avenue Northeast Washington, DC, 20002 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Seth Masket (Director, the Center on American Politics at the University of Denver; Kluge Chair of American Law and Governance at the Library of Congress) will examine how political parties respond to losses, particularly the Democratic Party in 2016. 

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Aug
14
2:00 PM14:00

Creating a Positive Office Culture

It’s critical that Members of Congress (and their senior managers) take time to consciously think about their office culture. Those who have negative or unproductive work environments tend to experience high staff turnover, low morale, insufficient institutional memory, and a lack of teamwork. In a CMF-SHRM survey of more than 1400 congressional staff, 79% rated their overall office culture as very important to their job satisfaction, but only 41% were very satisfied with this aspect.

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Aug
9
6:30 PM18:30

Libertarianism vs. Conservatism

We invite you to attend this debate about the two political philosophies and their associated policy implications. Interns from the Cato Institute and the Heritage Foundation will go head-to-head to answer the question: Is libertarianism or conservatism the superior political philosophy? Reception to follow at 8:00 PM

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Aug
9
5:30 PM17:30

Women's Congressional Staff Association: How to Sound More Confident (Than You Might Actually Feel)

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

In this upcoming workshop, Susie Gorden, Vice President at the Congressional Management Foundation, will address these questions, and help you apply the answers to your everyday work on Capitol Hill. This session will also provide you with practical, broadly applicable skills to help you communicate more effectively AND manage the stress associated with work opportunities. This event for Congressional staff and interns only. To RSVP for this event, please click here.

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Aug
9
12:00 PM12:00

Who Is Brett Kavanaugh? - A Closer Look at Trump’s Supreme Court Nominee

Judge Brett Kavanaugh is President Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court. Now that he has stepped onto the national stage, the American people have an opportunity to get to know Judge Kavanaugh. What kind of boss, mentor, and judge is he? What can we expect from a Justice Kavanaugh? Join us as a panel of Judge Kavanaugh’s former law clerks describe their time working with him and explain why he will make an excellent Supreme Court justice.

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Aug
9
12:00 PM12:00

Talking About Your Generation: U.S. Foreign Policy Perceptions and Preferences

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

Experts from the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, the Charles Koch Institute, and the Cato Institute recently co-authored a study analyzing decades of survey data regarding “Intergenerational change and American foreign policy views.” This far-reaching report tackles tough questions about how Americans perceive their country’s role in the world, taking into consideration both perceptions and preferences about the U.S. approach to foreign policy. The authors isolate generational perspectives, setting apart the unique attitudes of Millenials, Generation Xers, Boomers, and members of the Silent Generation.

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Aug
9
8:30 AM08:30

Congressional Breakfast at Historic Fraser Mansion

  • 1701 20th Street Northwest Washington, DC, 20009 United States (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

The Fraser Mansion was placed on the National Register of Historic places in 1975.  It is now the home of the Church of Scientology's National Affairs Office and stands as the emanation point for the Church’s humanitarian programs both nationally and internationally. Tour the Mansion, eat well and learn about Church programs and public policy initiatives in the areas of: criminal justice reform, drug education and rehabilitation, international religious freedom, literacy and the fight against human trafficking. RSVP

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Aug
8
2:00 PM14:00

Are Grassroots Emails to Congress Effective Anymore? (Session 2)

In the early 2000's, grassroots campaigns adopted a new method for influencing elected officials: mass email campaigns. Technology allowed associations, nonprofits, and companies to amass huge lists of supporters and facilitate millions of messages to lawmakers. But, is the era of mass email campaigns' influence on Congress coming to a close? The Congressional Management Foundation is tracking significant changes to the way Congress is interacting with constituents. This means that advocacy organizations need to embrace new strategies that go deeper than open and click-through rates, and the number of form emails sent to Congress.

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Aug
8
12:00 PM12:00

Is Obamacare Now Optional? New Rule Expands Consumer Protections in Short-Term Health Plans

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

The Trump administration has reversed an Obama-era rule that exposed consumers with short-term health insurance plans to medical underwriting after they got sick. The Trump rule restores consumer protections in short-term plans, which are exempt from ObamaCare’s costly benefit mandates and hidden taxes. Come listen to one of the nation’s leading scholars discuss short-term health plans and the potential of innovation to revolutionize health insurance. REGISTER

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Aug
7
11:00 AM11:00

Are Grassroots Emails to Congress Effective Anymore? (Session 1)

In the early 2000's, grassroots campaigns adopted a new method for influencing elected officials: mass email campaigns. Technology allowed associations, nonprofits, and companies to amass huge lists of supporters and facilitate millions of messages to lawmakers. But, is the era of mass email campaigns' influence on Congress coming to a close? The Congressional Management Foundation is tracking significant changes to the way Congress is interacting with constituents. This means that advocacy organizations need to embrace new strategies that go deeper than open and click-through rates, and the number of form emails sent to Congress.

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Aug
6
12:15 PM12:15

Palestine Liberation Organization Lunch Briefing

Please join the General Delegation of the PLO to the United States for an off-the-record lunch briefing on August 6th, which will offer analysis on current developments in the Occupied Territories, and the next steps to achieve, peace, security, and stability. Space for this event is limited. Please RSVP to Andrew Fallone at afallone@plodelegation.us

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Aug
6
12:00 PM12:00

Disentangling from Syria

With the U.S. military intervention in Syria almost four years old and the Islamic State’s caliphate nearly eliminated, it’s past time to answer some basic questions about the war there: What are America's interests in Syria? What does the U.S. hope to achieve by remaining involved in Syria's civil war? What are the risks of sustained entanglement, and are they justified? Congressional staff only, no interns please.

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Aug
3
10:00 AM10:00

Intern Lecture Series: Secretary of HUD Ben Carson

All seating for a lecture is on a first come, first serve basis. You will not be able to reserve a seat or spot in line for another intern. Interns are not permitted to arrive at a lecture’s location more than one hour prior to the start time of a lecture. Any intern who arrives earlier than one hour before will be asked to return to his or her office. Once the lecture begins and the doors close, no interns will be granted access to a lecture.

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Aug
2
3:30 PM15:30

Intern Lecture Series: Senator Tom Carper

All seating for a lecture is on a first come, first serve basis. You will not be able to reserve a seat or spot in line for another intern. Interns are not permitted to arrive at a lecture’s location more than one hour prior to the start time of a lecture. Any intern who arrives earlier than one hour before will be asked to return to his or her office. Once the lecture begins and the doors close, no interns will be granted access to a lecture.

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Aug
1
2:00 PM14:00

Intern Lecture Series: CIA Deputy Chief Operations Officer Cynthia Rapp

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

All seating for a lecture is on a first come, first serve basis. You will not be able to reserve a seat or spot in line for another intern. Interns are not permitted to arrive at a lecture’s location more than one hour prior to the start time of a lecture. Any intern who arrives earlier than one hour before will be asked to return to his or her office. Once the lecture begins and the doors close, no interns will be granted access to a lecture.

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Aug
1
11:30 AM11:30

Intern Lecture Series: Senator Amy Klobuchar

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

All seating for a lecture is on a first come, first serve basis. You will not be able to reserve a seat or spot in line for another intern. Interns are not permitted to arrive at a lecture’s location more than one hour prior to the start time of a lecture. Any intern who arrives earlier than one hour before will be asked to return to his or her office. Once the lecture begins and the doors close, no interns will be granted access to a lecture.

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Aug
1
10:00 AM10:00

Come Learn How 11 Million People Receive Access to Primary Care

  • SVC 215, Capitol Visitor Center (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Congressional Briefing on the National Health Service Corps (NHSC). For the past 45 years, the NHSC has played a critical role in maintaining access to primary care in our nation’s most underserved communities. Today, over 11 million people rely on NHSC clinicians for their care. However, the demand for NHSC placements far exceeds the current capacity. RSVP here.

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Jul
31
4:00 PM16:00

Intern Lecture Series: Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Since the lecture on Tuesday, July 31 at 4:00 p.m. will be hosted in the Courtroom of the United States Supreme Court, an RSVP will be required to attend. The RSVP link will be listed HERE and open at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, July 30, 2018. Due to a limited number of seats, RSVPs will be taken on first come, first serve basis. The link to RSVP will be closed and removed once capacity has been reached. You will not be able to RSVP once the link is closed.

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Jul
31
2:00 PM14:00

5G Wireless Is Coming to a Telehealth Provider Near You

Join Health IT Now and a panel of expert guests for a conversation on the promise of 5G in health care, current steps the administration is taking to support the implementation of 5G, and the remaining barriers that must be addressed before 5G can be leveraged to its fullest potential. Opening remarks will be provided by Donna Epps, Senior Vice President of Public Policy and Strategic Alliances for Verizon.

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Jul
31
12:00 PM12:00

Where Do We Go From Here? One Year after the Rohingya Crisis

As the protracted crisis continues, it will be critical for the U.S. to implement a comprehensive long-term strategy to address the Rohingya crisis. That may require a larger-scale shift in broader U.S. strategy toward Burma. Please join us for a conversation nearly a year after the crisis began to discuss solutions to the long-term challenges facing Rohingya.

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Jul
31
9:00 AM09:00

Federal Programs for Energy and Housing: A Lifeline for America’s Low-income Families

Energy Efficiency for All (EEFA) and the Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI) invite you to a briefing to discuss the role of energy efficiency in reducing the cost of housing, especially for low-income families who must spend a greater percentage of their income on energy bills and so have a heavier “energy burden” than higher-income households.

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Jul
30
4:00 PM16:00

Intern Lecture Series: Deputy Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan

All seating for a lecture is on a first come, first serve basis. You will not be able to reserve a seat or spot in line for another intern. Interns are not permitted to arrive at a lecture’s location more than one hour prior to the start time of a lecture. Any intern who arrives earlier than one hour before will be asked to return to his or her office. Once the lecture begins and the doors close, no interns will be granted access to a lecture.

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Jul
30
12:00 PM12:00

Insiders’ Views on Working with Federal Agencies

How can your office navigate the tricky waters that are the many tributaries of the federal agency bureaucracy? CMF is delighted to welcome TWO former House Chiefs of Staff who have both also worked within the Executive Branch. They will discuss what they've learned in their various roles, sharing their insights to answer. To RSVP for this event, please email RSVP@CongressFoundation.org. This program is geared towards senior House staff. Lunch will be served.

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Jul
30
10:00 AM10:00

Intern Lecture Series: David Skorton, Secretary of the Smithsonian

All seating for a lecture is on a first come, first serve basis. You will not be able to reserve a seat or spot in line for another intern. Interns are not permitted to arrive at a lecture’s location more than one hour prior to the start time of a lecture. Any intern who arrives earlier than one hour before will be asked to return to his or her office. Once the lecture begins and the doors close, no interns will be granted access to a lecture.

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Jul
27
10:00 AM10:00

Intern Lecture Series: Secretary Alexander Acosta

All seating for a lecture is on a first come, first serve basis. You will not be able to reserve a seat or spot in line for another intern. Interns are not permitted to arrive at a lecture’s location more than one hour prior to the start time of a lecture. Any intern who arrives earlier than one hour before will be asked to return to his or her office. Once the lecture begins and the doors close, no interns will be granted access to a lecture.

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Jul
26
4:00 PM16:00

Liberty with Integrity: Live with David French and Alexandra DeSanctis

To troll or not to troll? David French and Alexandra DeSanctis bring their popular National Review podcast to Capitol Hill to address the proper conservative response to the campus free speech wars. Conservatives on campus are often as divided as conservatives across America. Win hearts and minds? Or own the libs? The answer to these questions may not only define conservatism for a generation, they may well determine whether our culture continues to embrace free speech as an important national and constitutional value.

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