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    Communicators with Representatives Lofgren and Shimkus

    Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and John Shimkus (R-IL) talked separately by video link from the U.S. Capitol about telecommunications and technology legislation they sponsored and…

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    Weekly Presidential Address

    President Obama delivered his weekly address. He talked about the need to close tax loopholes that allows companies to avoid paying taxes in the U.S. by shifting their residence for…

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    Anti-Missile Defense Systems on Commercial Flights

    Tim Starks talked about the debate over requiring anti-missile defense systems on the belly of U.S. commercial airplanes in light of the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight 17 and the…

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    Richard Rubin on Child and Tuition Tax Credits

    Richard Rubin talked by video link from Capitol Hill about the details of two tax credit bills being debated on the House floor that week aimed at boosting the child tax credit and…

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    Cruise Passenger Safety

    The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee met to discuss the Cruise Passenger Protection Act. The hearing examined the safety and security regulations of the cruising…

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    Internal Revenue Service Oversight

    Commissioner John Koskinen testified at a House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee hearing on the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) response to congressional oversight and…

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    Dodd-Frank Financial Regulations

    Witnesses testified on the effects of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act on the financial services industry, consumers, and American competitiveness since its…

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    RS Commissioner Koskinen Remarks

    Internal Revenue Service Commissioner John Koskinen spoke to reporters after a House Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee hearing on the response by the IRS to congressional…

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    Tax Code and International Taxation

    Finance and tax policy experts testified on the U.S. system of international taxation and ways to reverse the growing trend of American companies reincorporating overseas to avoid paying…

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    Black Lung Medical Claims

    From former West Virginia coal miner Robert Bailey was among the witnesses at a hearing on the health and financial challenges faced by coal miners affected with black lung disease.

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    Transportation Infrastructure Investments

    Secretary Anthony Foxx talked about infrastructure spending at a National Press Club luncheon. In his speech he called on Congress to pass a long-term transportation funding and…

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    Health Insurance Provider Networks

    Panelists used slides as they talked about provider networks, health care costs, and access to care under health plans sold through insurance marketplaces. They discussed whether…

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    Executive Order on Sexual Orientation or Gender Identity Discrimination

    President Obama made remarks before signing an executive order barring federal contractors from discriminating on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

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    Panel Discussion on Minimum Wage

    Mary Ruwart, author of Short Answers to the Tough Questions, and Jeff Waddoups, professor of economics at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, talked about the minimum wage law. The…

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    Book Discussion on How the Poor Can Save Capitalism

    John Hope Bryant talked about his book, How the Poor Can Save Capitalism: Rebuilding the Path to the Middle Class, in which he argues that the U.S. economy can be fixed by building…

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    Book Discussion on Fearless Genius

    Doug Menuez talked about his photography book, Fearless Genius: The Digital Revolution in Silicon Valley 1985-2000, in which he documents the rise of Silicon Valley from 1985-2000. He was…

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    Communicators with John Havens

    John Havens talked by video link from New York City about his book, Hacking H(app)iness: Why Your Personal Data Counts and How Tracking It Can Change the World. Topics included how personal…

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    Weekly Republican Address

    Representative Steve Scalise (R-LA), the incoming majority whip, delivered the weekly Republican address from the Old House Chamber. He talked about jobs and the economy and energy…

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    Book Discussion on The Real Crash

    Peter Schiff talked about his book The Real Crash: America’s Coming Bankruptcy - How to Save Yourself and Your Country. He spoke at FreedomFest, an annual libertarian conference held…

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    Book Discussion on The Purpose Economy

    Aaron Hurst talked about his book, The Purpose Economy: How Your Desire for Impact, Personal Growth and Community Is Changing the World, in which he profiles millennial generation…

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