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    Prospects for Black America, Restoring the Family

    Panelists discussed ways of maintaining family cohesiveness in the African-American community. Topics included innovative social structures such as those which could serve as teachers…

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    Federal Spending Caps

    Panelists talked about federal budget priorities and how to manage budget cuts for defense and social programs.

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    Representative Paul Ryan on Poverty

    Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced proposed policy reforms to reduce poverty in the U.S. Following his speech, Representative Ryan and others participated in a panel discussion on…

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    Representative Paul Ryan on Social Mobility

    House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the issue of social mobility and offered ways to overcome obstacles, including asking more of food stamp recipients in return for…

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    Census Data on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance

    David Johnson of the U.S. Census Bureau and Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution talked about data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on income, poverty and health…

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    Student Literacy and Retention Practices

    Education experts talked about the retention of and remedial instruction for students who have not mastered basic reading skills by the end of third grade. They discussed the practices…

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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) talked about the federal budget situation, and afterward panelists discussed her remarks and the prospects for Congress reaching a budget agreement and plan for…

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    Prospects for Defense Spending Cuts

    Panelists talked about Defense Department budget cuts set for January 2013 as a result of sequestration. Sequestration refers to the automatic federal budget cuts required by the…

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    Anti-Poverty Programs

    Witnesses testified on on anti-poverty programs, specifically Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF). TANF is a block grant to states that replaced direct federal aid to those on…

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    Reforming Early Education

    Panelists talked about early childhood education programs. Among the topics they addressed were improving Head Start programs, school accountability, education funding, and monitoring…

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    Joint Deficit Reduction Committee

    Panelists talked about the newly created joint congressional Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, which was created on August 2, 2011, as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and…

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    Government Debt and the Economy

    Panelists talked about ways that the federal government and states and local communities can continue to invest in needed infrastructure and other projects while simultaneously balancing…

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    Programs for Low-Income Families

    Ron Haskins talked about 2011 budget proposed spending for middle and low-income Americans, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included…

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    Government Debt and Fiscal Responsibility

    House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer talked about federal budget fiscal responsibility. He also talked about President Obama’s new bipartisan fiscal commission charged with…

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    Social Safety Net Services

    Panelists talked about the the state of the federal government’s domestic anti-poverty and workforce programs (social safety net services) such as food stamps, welfare, and Medicaid…

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    Opportunity in the U.S.

    Ron Haskins talked about a Washington Post op-ed he recently co-authored, Five Myths About Our Land of Opportunity, which looks at how recent economic problems have damaged the image of the…

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    Poverty Issues and the New Administration

    Rebecca Blank talked and others spoke about recommendations to President-Elect Obama to make greater investments in economic opportunity and increase future economic mobility for poor…

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    Poverty and Income Data

    A panel discussion was held on new figures released that day by the U.S. Census Bureau on income, poverty, and health insurance, using data from 2007. Moderator Ron Haskins provided an…

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    Poverty in the U.S.

    The guests debated U.S. poverty issues, included recently issued Census Bureau poverty figures. They noted that the nation’s household median income rose to $48,200 in 2006 but…

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