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    House Hearing on Trade Adjustment Assistance

    The House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Trade met to discuss reauthorization of the Trade Adjustment Assistance (TAA) program. Stakeholders testified on the pros and cons of the program…

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    House Financial Services Committee Hearing on Coronavirus Pandemic Relief Funding

    The House Financial Services Committee held a virtual hearing on the need for coronavirus pandemic economic aid. Members debated the proposed $15 minimum wage increase, funding for state…

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    Coronavirus Select Subcommittee Hearing on Jobs

    The House Select Subcommittee on the Coronavirus Crisis conducted its first hearing to discuss the impact of the virus on jobs and the economy. Economists testified that the pandemic has had an…

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    Federal Reserve Bank Governance

    The House Financial Services Subcommittee on Monetary Policy and Trade hosted a hearing about Federal Reserve district banks and their impact on monetary policy and the economy. Subcommittee…

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    National Economic Association Conference, Part 3, Keynote Speech

    Karen Pence, a Federal Reserve adviser, gave the keynote address at a National Economic Association-AFL-CIO conference covering a range of economic issues concerning minority populations.…

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    National Economic Association Conference, Part 4

    The National Economic Association and the AFL-CIO co-host an economic conference covering a range of issues concerning minority populations, including jobs, wages and student loan debt.…

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    National Economic Association/AFL-CIO Economic Conference, Part 1

    The National Economic Association and the AFL-CIO co-hosted an economic conference covering a range of issues concerning minority populations. Presenters in this session addressed topics…

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    Economic Goals and the Civil Rights Movement

    Representative Keith Ellison (D-IL) delivered the keynote speech at an event which included panels on race, economic inequality, and the goals of the 1963 March on Washington. The August 28, 1963,…

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    NAACP Annual Convention

    Participants spoke about the NAACP’s policy priorities including financial services, health care, criminal justice, employment and civil rights. They focused on how various Obama…

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    Youth, Job Training, and Education

    Panelists talked about ideas to help young people acquire job skills. Topics included apprenticeships and education, the need for public sector job creation to supplement the private…

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    Economic Growth and Equality

    The Center for American Progress held a forum on economic growth and equality. After opening remarks from Vanessa Cárdenas and Angela Glover Blackwell, members of the first panel talked…

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    Economic Climate and Minority Communities

    Representative Emanuel Cleaver introduced a panel of public policy analysts who talked about the impact of proposed cuts to programs such as Medicare and Medicaid, and the role of…

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    Prayer Breakfast in Honor of Martin Luther King

    Education Secretary Arne Duncan was the keynote speaker at the breakfast hosted by Reverend Al Sharpton’s National Action Network on Martin Luther King, Jr’s legacy and the future of civil…

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    Racial Employment Disparities Among Young Adults

    Panelists talked about an Urban Institute report finding that African American high school graduates will take 20 percent longer than white graduates to find a job lasting more than six…

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    Reclaim the Dream Rally

    The National Action Network held a “Reclaim the Dream” rally at Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. Speakers included Reverend Al Sharpton, Education Secretary Arne Duncan, Urban League…

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    Economic Security of Women

    A panel discussion was held on the effect of the economic downturn on the employment and economic security of women. Policy options discussed included: women’s participation in…

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    African-Americans and the Economy

    A panel discussion was held on economic issues for African Americans. Topics included the causes of the financial markets crisis, the global economic outlook, infrastructure projects, personal debt and individual…

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    Poverty Issues

    Panelists spoke about poverty in America and around the world, violence and civic disengagement amongst poor populations, and efforts by various groups to redress poverty. Among the issues they addressed…

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    Anti-Poverty Policies

    Bruce Gordon talked about policies and programs to fight poverty. Topics involved U.S. Census poverty thresholds, class and poverty, rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina, Hispanics, health…

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    Economic Outlook

    Mr. Ferguson spoke to students about the state of the U. S. economy, the economic impact of Gulf Coast hurricanes the previous year, and indicators for future economic growth. Following his…

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