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  • Discussion on Federal Infrastructure Investment
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    Federal Infrastructure Investment

    Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx was among the speakers at an event on the future of federal investment in infrastructure, particularly surface transportation. “America on the Move: Investing is…

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  • 2015 State of the Net Conference
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    Internet Policy Conference, Part 1

    The Internet Education Foundation held its annual “State of the Net” Conference Speakers talked about issues such as net neutrality, virtual currencies, cybersecurity, and online privacy. This portion includes…

    315 views
  • Congress and Cybersecurity
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    Congress and Cybersecurity

    Senate Intelligence Committee Vice Chair Saxby Chambliss (R-GA) talked about the potential for future cyber conflicts and possible cybersecurity legislation. Senator Chambliss predicted that some future conflicts…

    200 views
  • Cyber Security Operations of the Department of Homeland Security
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    Cyber Security Operations of the Department of Homeland Security

    Deputy Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas talked about cyber security. “A Shared Responsibility: DHS and Cybersecurity Protection” was the closing presentation of a day-long summit,…

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  • Immigration Policy Outlook
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    Immigration Policy Outlook

    Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-CA) and Mario Diaz-Balart (R-FL) talked about the prospects of an immigration bill passing in the House the day after comprehensive immigration reform passed in the…

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  • Bloomberg Washington Summit Federal Communications Commission
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    Bloomberg Washington Summit, Federal Communications Commission

    Chairman Genachowski spoke about the telecommunications industry and economic growth. Among the topics he addressed were broadband access, mobile technologies, spectrum usage, and…

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  • Bloomberg Washington Summit Washington and Wall Street
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    Bloomberg Washington Summit, Washington and Wall Street

    Panelists talked about U.S. fiscal policy and banking regulations. Among the issues they addressed were government response to the recent financial crisis, risk management, the size of…

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  • Bloomberg Washington Summit Debt and Deficits
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    Bloomberg Washington Summit, Debt and Deficits

    Panelists talked about the impact of debt and deficit spending on the U.S. economy. Among the topics they addressed were partisan battles over revenue and spending programs, economic…

    192 views
  • Bloomberg Hosts Summit on Deficits  The Economy
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    Bloomberg Washington Summit, Global Economy

    Panelists talked about the state of the global economy, focusing on issues such as unemployment rates, consumer confidence, and fiscal policy.

    218 views
  • Bloomberg Washington Summit Commodity Futures Trading Commission
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    Bloomberg Washington Summit, Commodity Futures Trading Commission

    Gary Gensler spoke about economic regulation and the operations of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission. Among the topics he addressed were financial market regulations and building…

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  • News Review with Peter Cook and Rachel Smolkin
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    News Review with Peter Cook and Rachel Smolkin

    Peter Cook and Rachel Smolkin talked about the news of the week, and they responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included President Obama’s attempts to reach out to congressional…

    160 views
  • Tax Reform
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    Tax Reform

    Panelists discussed efforts to craft a tax reform package that would reduce rates and the deficit without eliminating tax breaks that benefit large portions of the middle class. Mark Zandi said going…

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  • Reducing Health Care Costs
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    Reducing Health Care Costs

    Businessmen and politicians agreed that rising health care costs were one of the main factors driving long term deficits in the U.S. They discussed ways to make the health care system more efficient…

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  • Fiscal Cliff Tax Reform
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    Fiscal Cliff, Tax Reform

    Former Obama and Reagan administration advisers gave their assessment of the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. Peter Orszag…

    179 views
  • Fiscal Cliff Simpson and Bowles
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    Fiscal Cliff, Simpson and Bowles

    Former Senator Alan Simpson (R-WY) and former White House Chief of Staff Erksine Bowles talked about the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget…

    245 views
  • Fiscal Cliff Members of Congress
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    Fiscal Cliff, Members of Congress

    House Budget Committee Ranking Member Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) and Chief Deputy Whip Peter Roskam (R-IL) explained their party’s position on the “fiscal cliff,” impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of…

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  • Fiscal Cliff Presidential Adviser
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    Fiscal Cliff, Presidential Adviser

    President Obama’s top economic adviser Gene Sperling talks about the “fiscal cliff,” the impending tax increases and budget cuts at the end of 2012 if Congress fails to reach a new budget agreement. He reaffirmed…

    104 views