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    Labor Trends, Productivity, and Jobs

    Veronique de Rugy and Lawrence Mishel talked about the state of the America worker and examined national trends in wages and productivity as well as the overall strength of the job market.

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    Export-Import Bank Reauthorization

    Business, finance, and government officials, including Export-Import testified on the reauthorization of the Export-Import Bank. The hearing focused on on the role of the export credit…

    895 views
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    President Obama and the Economy

    Veronique de Rugy and Heidi Shierholz talked about the sectors of the U.S. economy that have improved and declined since the start of the Obama Presidency in January, 2009. Both Ms. de…

    539 views
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    Poverty in the United States

    Veronique de Rugy and Elizabeth Lower-Basch discussed poverty in the United States. Among the issues they addressed were government assistance programs, the prevalence of poverty in…

    547 views
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    Department of Energy Loan Guarantee Program

    Executives from companies that received guaranteed loans from the Energy Department testified on how they have received funds from the program.

    488 views
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    European Austerity Measures

    Veronique de Rugy explained her position that most European nations are not engaging in true austerity measures and are instead increasing taxes and revenue without significantly cutting…

    745 views
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    Debt Ceiling

    Veronique de Rugy and Joseph Gagnon talked about the nation' s $14.3 trillion debt ceiling. They discussed the fiscal and economic implications of reaching the debt ceiling, its impact…

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    Federal Spending Oversight

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held a hearing on a new Government Accountability Office (GAO) report on government waste. The report said the federal government…

    714 views
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    Cost of Government Day

    Participants talked to reporters about tax policy and spending by both the federal and state governments. Following their remarks they answered questions from the reporters.

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    Job Creation and Stimulus Spending

    Veronique de Rugy talked about the Obama administration’s assertion that the economic stimulus has saved or created three million jobs, and she responded to telephone calls and…

    524 views
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    Economic Stimulus Spending on Infrastructure

    The House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee held a hearing on highway, transit, and wastewater infrastructure formula investments in the economic stimulus. 

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    Second Stimulus Package

    Veronique de Rugy Guest talked about recent statements by several members of the Obama Administration about the potential for a second stimulus package. She responded to telephone…

    398 views
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    Government Spending and Budget Issues

    Participants talked about Republican spending priorities in the federal budget. Senator Tom Coburn talked about the spending record of the Republican Congress. He explained why he…

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