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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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    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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    Representative Paul Ryan on Social Mobility

    House Budget Committee Chairman 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…

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Nine public policy institutes cosponsored a conference on U.S. fiscal policy. Following several speeches, two panels discussed the issue and responded to questions from the…

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    Welfare Reform 10th Anniversary

    As part of a symposium on “Welfare Reform at 10: Marking the Milestone,” the first panel, moderated by Kate O’Beirne, discussed the 1996 welfare reform legislation and…

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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 Among Children and Families

    Panelists analyzed a report on poverty released by the Census Bureau earlier in the day. They talked about the significance of the findings and their implications for families and…

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    Poverty in America

    Panelists discussed the release of the annual Kids Count report. The report detailed the status of poverty in America and how it affects children and families across the…

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