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    Early Childhood Education

    Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe (D) talked about his state’s investment in early childhood education. He said that investing in early education was as cost saving measure and…

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    Undocumented Students and Immigration Policy

    Higher education officials and student activists talked about the experience of undocumented immigrants who are also students in the United States. They spoke about the benefits and…

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    Urban Development, Economy, and Jobs

    Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Julian Castro, and others talked about the economy and jobs, and how cities across the U.S. were…

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    State Economic Initiatives

    Panelists talked about opportunities to improve low and middle-income wages and working conditions. Topics included minimum wage, health care costs, and women’s health and…

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    Defense and National Security

    Former Defense Secretary William Cohen talked about U.S. security challenges and the impact of budget cuts. He criticized President Obama foreign policy strategy and said the U.S.…

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    Economy and Income Inequality

    Larry Summers and Ed Balls, chairs of the Inclusive Prosperity Commission (IPC), spoke about a report released by the IPC aimed at reinvigorating the middle class and reducing income…

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    Representative Chris Van Hollen on Wages and Economic Policy

    Representative Chris Van Hollen (D-MD), ranking member of the House Budget Committee spoke about wage stagnation. He outlined his plan to increase compensation for middle-and…

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    U.S. Foreign Policy

    Panelists talked about U.S. foreign policy issues. Topics included U.S. leadership and power in the world, lessons learned from the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, and future relations with…

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    Wages and Benefits

    Labor Secretary Tom Perez argued for raising the federal minimum wage, which was $7.25 at the time of the program. Following his remarks, panelists talked about enforcement of federal…

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    Climate Change Policy

    Todd Stern talked about global climate change policy following President Obama.'s climate change deal with China. He also previewed the president’s trip to India in January, and…

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    Funding for Public Colleges and Universities

    Panelists talked about a new report showing a decline in state funding of third-level public education, and offered their recommendations for state reinvestment in public colleges and…

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    Secretary Burwell on Health Insurance Enrollment

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell talked about the upcoming open enrollment period in the health insurance marketplace, and the efforts of her department to ensure the…

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    Diversity of Elected Officials

    Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) was the keynote speaker at a forum on the under-representation of women and people of color in elected office. Brenda Carter presented the results…

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    Common Core Education Standards

    The Center for American Progress hosted a discussion on common core standards, which more than 40 states and the District of Columbia had adopted. The panelists focused on what common…

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    U.S. Tax Code

    Tax and economic policy experts talked about ways to improve the U.S. tax code that could appeal to both Republicans and Democrats. They discussed a report from the Center for American…

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    Combating ISIS

    Middle East policy experts talked about President Obama’s plan to combat ISIS* and the U.S. effort to establish a reliable partner in Syria to fight both ISIS and President…

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    Secretary Kerry on U.S.-India Relations

    Secretary John Kerry gave the keynote address at the Center for American Progress' launch of India: 2020, an initiative focused on U.S foreign policy in Southeast Asia and U.S.-India…

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    Michelle Obama at Working Families Summit

    First lady Michelle Obama discussed the challenges she faced as a working mother and the importance of employers putting their employee’s families first with Robin Roberts. She…

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    White House Working Families Summit, Part 5

    Mika Brzezinski moderated a panel discussion about the obstacles for women in the workforce. Panelists talked their career paths and about overcoming obstacles. “Career Ladders…

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    White House Working Families Summit, Part 4

    Maria Shriver talked about the work of her organization, A Woman’s Nation, and the results of an examination they did with the Center for American Progress on the economic state of…

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