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    Federal Budget Priorities

    Senator Rob Portman (R-OH) and Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) outlined conflicting federal budget priorities. The two leaders disagreed on which federal programs should be…

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    Employment for Veterans

    Steve Gonzalez and Bill Brigman talked about a military - workforce development effort in which the American Legion was participating to reduce unemployment among returning service…

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    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos Remarks

    Colombian President Juan Manuel Santos talked about his country’s economic, political and social transformation. He also highlighted negotiations with the FARC (Revolutionary Armed…

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    Gun Control Legislation

    Former Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence President Paul Helmke spoke at the National Press Club about reducing gun violence. He talked about the political debate surrounding gun…

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    Humanitarian Situation in Syria

    Neal Keny-Guyer spoke about the humanitarian situation resulting from the Syrian civil war. The United Nations estimated there would be more than 3 million refugees from the war by…

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    Political Future of Egypt

    Middle East experts and former State Department officials talked about Egypt’s political future and its relationship with the United States. Topics included the prospects for a…

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    Sequestration and Defense Department Budget

    Ashton Carter talked about the effects of sequestration on the Defense Department’s strategic and budgetary priorities during a period of unprecedented fiscal uncertainty. He…

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    Gun Trafficking Legislation

    Representative Elijah Cummings (D-MD) talked about congressional action on firearms trafficking legislation, and other pending related bills. He began by talking about the gun violence…

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    Reducing Gun Violence

    Daniel Webster spoke about evidence-based policies for reducing gun violence. He co-edited the book, Reducing Gun Violence in America: Informing Policy with Evidence and Analysis,…

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    Health Care Act Implementation in the States

    Panelists spoke about implementation of the Affordable Care Act and reactions by various states to provisions of the law. Their remarks focused on Medicaid expansion. Under the…

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    Deficit Reduction and the Federal Budget

    House Budget Committee leaders Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Tom Price (R-GA) talked about ways Republicans and Democrats could work together on debt reduction and reaching compromise on…

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    Presidential Inauguration Preparation

    Representatives of the inaugural committees, the U.S. Capitol Police, and the military reviewed the schedule of planned events for President Obama’s second inauguration and briefed…

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    Democratic Women Candidates in 2012 Elections

    Stephanie Schriock talked about the success of Democratic women candidates in 2012 and strategies for future elections.*Among other topics she discussed reproduction rights, women in top…

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    Fiscal Cliff Negotiations and Deficit Reduction

    Retiring Senate Budget Committee Chair Kent Conrad (D-ND) spoke about “fiscal cliff” negotiations and gave solutions for long-term deficit reduction. Among his statements…

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    Senator Schumer on U.S. Tax Policy

    Senator Chuck. Schumer (D-NY) talked about the Democratic Party’s approach to tax policy during the 2012 elections. In his remarks he rejected the idea of cutting tax rates,…

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    Cancer Research and the Federal Budget

    Dr. Harold Varmus talked about the effects of national debt and the federal budget on cancer research.

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    Consumer Product Safety Standards

    Inez Tenenbaum marked the fourth anniversary of bipartisan product safety legislation, which she said has led to an 80 percent decline in toy recalls due to lead violations. The…

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    National Security and the Federal Budget

    Government and private-sector defense industry experts spoke to reporters and answered questions about the potential effects of defense budget cuts on national security.

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    Pensions and Retirement Security

    Josh Gotbaum talked about the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, what it does, how it operates, and the importance of pensions. During his remarks he said that Americans are not…

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    New State Voter Identification Laws

    Civil rights experts talked about the current status and impact of new state voter identification laws. Hans Von Spakovsky said the laws do not suppress voter turnout and help address…

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