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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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    Transportation Infrastructure Investments

    Secretary Anthony Foxx spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about infrastructure spending.

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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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    Henry A. Wallace

    Diane Weiland talked about the Wallace family, who influenced the development of American agriculture and agricultural policy. The farm at the Wallace Centers of Iowa Country Life…

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    Highway Trust Fund Legislation

    Andrew Roth discussed the Club for Growth’s opposition to the Highway Trust Fund extension that passed in the House during the week. The group would prefer the states to manage…

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    Housing Finance Reform

    Panelists talked about the housing and mortgage finance system. First, Kevin Villani gave a history of the banking and mortgage system in the United States. Then, Mark Calabria…

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    Long-Term Budget Outlook

    Maya MacGuineas talked about the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) 2014 Long-term Budget Outlook, which detailed the nation’s budget picture for the next 75 years. The…

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    General Motors Ignition Switch Recall

    Dispute resolution attorney Kenneth Feinberg and executives from General Motors (GM) and one of its suppliers testified on the automaker’s delayed ignition switch recall and its…

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    Internal Revenue Service Political Targeting investigation

    Deputy Attorney General James Cole testified on the Justice Department’s response to allegations that the Internal Revenue Service targeted conservative organizations. He said…

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    Highway Trust Fund

    President Obama announced an initiative to help states raise private funds for infrastructure projects and about the need to reauthorize the Highway Trust Fund. He also addressed the…

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    Long-Term Budget Outlook

    Douglas Elmendorf testified at a House Budget Committee hearing on the Congressional Budget Office’s (CBO) annual report on the long-term budget outlook. CBO Director Elmendorf…

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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen presented her semiannual report on monetary policy to the House Financial Services Committee. The report looks at the current and future economic…

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