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    Raising the Federal Minimum Wage

    Panelists discussed their economic case for raising the federal minimum wage from $7.25 per hour. Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Representative George Miller (D-CA) talked about their…

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    Economic Goals and the Civil Rights Movement

    Representative Keith Ellison (D-IL) delivered the keynote speech at an event which included panels on race, economic inequality, and the goals of the 1963 March on Washington. The August 28,…

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    Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 2

    Supporters of immigration reform talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress, the path to citizenship for immigrants, and the DREAM Act. “Immigration…

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    Immigration Reform and Citizenship, Part 1

    Senator John McCain (R-AZ) and Representative Xavier Becerra (D-CA) talked about the prospects of immigration reform legislation in Congress. They both said they were hopeful a final…

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    Larry Summers Remarks on the U.S. Economy

    White House economic adviser Lawrence Summers talked about the U.S. economy. He said he expected low consumer demand to continue for several years, and he recommended greater emphasis…

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    U.S. Economy and Job Creation

    Representatives of labor and minority organizations talked about the jobs crisis and its impact on workers and their communities. Among the topics addressed were proposals to use…

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    Tax Policy

    Economists spoke about their opposition to the Bush administration’s tax cut proposals and offered alternate means of providing economic stimulus. Following their remarks they…

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    Promoting Economic Growth

    Representative Gephardt announced a Democratic plan to help stimulate the economy. The plan included funding to build and repair schools, aid state governments in establishing…

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    Labor and Business Perspective

    Participants spoke about the need to distribute the benefits of U.S. economic growth more evenly among the labor force during a conference called "Restoring Broadly Shared Prosperity".…

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    Labor Markets and Employment

    Panelists discussed the condition of the labor markets in the U.S., and why workers have not benefitted more from the economic growth over the past five years. This was part of a…

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    Prosperity and Economic Policy

    Panelists discussed the increasingly uneven income distribution in the U.S. and how it can be addressed through policy changes during a conference entitled "Restoring Broadly Shared…

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    Democratic Balanced Budget Proposal

    The Democratic congressional leaders spoke about their proposal for balancing the budget. They stressed, as they did during the congressional campaign, that their plan contains more…

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    Corporate Responsibility

    Rep. Bonior spoke about how the Congress and president can resolve the budget impasse and about corporate responsibility to citizens. He criticized the Republican budget proposal…

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    Saving Medicare from the Republicans

    Rep. Gephardt contrasted Democratic and Republican proposals for reforming the Medicare system. He emphasized that this debate is so crucial that it is the most important debate…

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    Robert Reich Roast

    In honor of the Economic Policy Institute, friends and peers roasted its founder, Labor Secretary Robert Reich. Humorous remarks were made by a number of economists, journalists, and…

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    America's Economic Future

    Rep. Rohrabacher talked about how future U.S. trade will impact jobs and family security, focusing on the importance of patent policy. His speech was part of the Economic Policy…

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    America's Economic Future

    The House democratic leader talked about how future U.S. trade will impact jobs and family security. The speech was part of the Economic Policy Institute’s Congressional Jobs and…

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    Balanced Budget Amendment

    tThe participants discussed their opposition to the Balanced Budget Amendment to the constitution. Following their prepared remarks, they answered questions from the press.

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    U.S. Economy

    Rep. Gephardt spoke about the future of the economy and the fundamental challenge facing our country in the coming years. He also talked about fighting for the working families…

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    Economic Nationalism Report

    Participants analyzed the institute’s report which reviewed public opinion data to describe public views of economic policy. The economic nationalism, which the data indicated,…

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