Ben Weyl, CQ-Roll Call, Economic Policy Reporter (@benweyl) & Joshua Zumbrun, Bloomberg, Federal Reserve Reporter (@JoshZumbrun)
Topic: This week, several events took place on Capitol Hill which focused on issues related to the economy: Secretary Treasury Tim Geithner discussed debt issues and planned budget cuts in two hearings this week, the Senate passed a bill authorizing tax cuts on all but the wealthiest Americans and the Federal Reserve is reportedly poised to take more action in helping the economy. All this occurs as the candidates for President discuss job creation on the campaign trail. Guests will discuss this week’s events as part of a broader discussion how Washington is dealing with the economy.
Matthew Brault, U.S. Census Bureau, Health & Disability Statistics Branch - Statistician (@uscensusbureau) & Curtis Decker, National Disability Rights Network, Executive Director (@NDRNadvocates)
Topic: This week’s release of a Census Bureau report, “Americans with Disabilities: 2010, and the anniversary of passing of the Americans with Disabilities Act in 1990. We will discuss the definitions of “disability;” the demographics of who is disabled in America; types of disabilities; employment status and poverty rates among the disabled; and how federal policies have impacted the disability community.
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