7:45am William Beach, Heritage Foundation, Center for Data Analysis Director
Topic: The latest data from the Heritage Foundation’s latest Index of Dependence on Government, which “measures dependence on government programs for housing, food, income, student aid or other assistance.” Heritage has released a preview of its upcoming report, which indicates that “government dependency is jumping for the fourth year in a row, and the Index has risen more than 31% in that time.”
8:30am Steve Gonzalez, American Legion, Economics Division Assistant Director
Topic: Jobs programs for veterans. Guest will discuss what jobs programs currently exist for the nation’s veterans and proposals that have been considered in this session of Congress.
9:15am Eric Trager, The Washington Institute, Next Generation Fellow
Topic: Guest will discuss the latest developments in anti-American sentiment in Egypt and Libya, following the deadly attack on government officials in Libya and the protests in Cairo.