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    Regulation of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

    Regulators and others testified in an oversight hearing of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac government-sponsored mortgage enterprises. Problems in such enterprises and the improvement of…

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    Report on Income and Poverty

    Senator Reed and others talked about the new U.S. Census Report on Income and Poverty. They showed charts and talked about lower median household incomes, shares of total income, poverty…

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    March on Washington News Conference

    Participants talked to reporters about planned events to mark the 1963 March on Washington and honor the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr. They also responded to questions from the…

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    Credit Transactions

    Witnesses testified about reauthorization of the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Among the issues they addressed were identity theft, consumer protections, privacy issues, and unsolicited credit…

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    Economic Agenda

    Ms. Thorning and Mr. Spriggs talked about President Bush’s tax cut proposal, the changes to the proposal made by Congress, and the potential impact on the economy and taxpayers. They also…

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    State of Black America

    The National Urban League presented its annual collection of essays from African American scholars. Several contributors to the publication discussed their essays, which looked at racial,…

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    Dialogue on Race Relations

    Participants talked about minority coalition building as a means of empowering Latino and African-American voters. Among the issues they addressed were models for building effecting racial…

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    Civil Liberties Issues

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    Status of African-Americans

    The National Urban League issued its The State of Black America annual report. Mr. Price and authors whose essays are featured in the report talked with reporters and answered media…

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    Privatizing Social Security

    Participants spoke to reporters about their objections to proposals to partially privatize individual Social Security accounts. Following their remarks they answered questions from the…

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    SAT Scores and Employment

    Mr. Williams talked about a study that looked at how accurately standardized college admissions tests could predict job success. He also responded to audience phone calls, faxes, and…

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    Pay Equity

    Participants talked to reporters about the pay equity gap between men and women. They announced legislation designed to help narrow the income disparity between men and women. Following…

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    Racial Disparities in the Juvenile Justice System

    Activists and civil rights groups called for immediate action to address racial unfairness in the juvenile justice system. The call was in response to a report that stated that youth of…

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    Reform of Local Police Policy

    Mr. Price and others called on the Clinton administration to use its power to reform policy and practice regarding recruitment, training and supervision of police officers and use of…

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    Institutional Racism and Affirmative Action

    The National Urban League announced its report, The State of Black America 1999: The Impact of Color-consciousness in the United States. The report examined racial disparities in income,…

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    African-American Unemployment Rate

    Mr. William Spriggs, Research & Policy Director for the National Urban League, commented on the reduction of unemployment for blacks. He mentioned that it is disturbing that the ratio of…

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