7:45am Judith Conti, National Employment Law Project Federal Advocacy Coordinator
Topic: Efforts to pass legislation that prohibits discrimination in hiring against the unemployed. The New York City Council passed a bill last month which forbids employers from basing hiring decisions on applicants’ unemployment status, and from posting job advertisements that require applicants to be employed. Pres. Obama has introduced similar federal legislation, as have congressional Democrats.
8:30am Peter Wehner, Ethics & Public Policy Center Senior Fellow
Topic: The future of the Republican Party following Pres. Obama’s reelection; divisions, problems and challenges facing the GOP; lessons learned following Mitt Romney’s 2012 loss, and strategies for the future. Mr. Wehner was a Senior Adviser & Speechwriter for the 2012 Romney for President campaign.
9:15am David Silverberg, Homeland Security Today Editor
Topic: Current immigration discussions from Congress and President Obama in immigration reform include attention to efforts being made to strengthen the borders of the United States. Guest will not only discuss what is being proposed, but cost of current efforts to patrol borders especially when it comes to strategy, technology and manpower.