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  • Rep Paul Ryan RWI Unveils Poverty Plan
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    Representative Paul Ryan on Poverty

    Representative Paul Ryan (R-WI) introduced proposed policy reforms to reduce poverty in the U.S. Following his speech, Representative Ryan and others participated in a panel discussion on the…

  • Rep Paul Ryan on Social Mobility
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    Representative Paul Ryan on Social Mobility

    House Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked about the issue of social mobility and offered ways to overcome obstacles, including asking more of food stamp recipients in return for the…

  • Census Data on Income Poverty and Health Insurance
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    Census Data on Income, Poverty, and Health Insurance

    David Johnson of the U.S. Census Bureau and Ron Haskins of the Brookings Institution talked about data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s annual report on income, poverty and health insurance in the U.S. They…

  • Student Literacy and Retention Practices
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    Student Literacy and Retention Practices

    Education experts talked about the retention of and remedial instruction for students who have not mastered basic reading skills by the end of third grade. They discussed the practices of…

  • US Fiscal Policy
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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) talked about the federal budget situation, and afterward panelists discussed her remarks and the prospects for Congress reaching a budget agreement and plan for economic…

  • Joint Deficit Reduction Committee
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    Joint Deficit Reduction Committee

    Panelists talked about the newly created joint congressional Select Committee on Deficit Reduction, which was created on August 2, 2011, as part of the Budget Control Act of 2011 and…

  • Reforming Early Education
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    Reforming Early Education

    Panelists talked about early childhood education programs. Among the topics they addressed were improving Head Start programs, school accountability, education funding, and monitoring the…

  • Government Debt and the Economy
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    Government Debt and the Economy

    Panelists talked about ways that the federal government and states and local communities can continue to invest in needed infrastructure and other projects while simultaneously balancing…

  • Programs for LowIncome Families
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    Programs for Low-Income Families

    Ron Haskins talked about 2011 budget proposed spending for middle and low-income Americans, and he responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. Topics included unemployment…

  • Social Safety Net Services
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    Social Safety Net Services

    Panelists talked about the the state of the federal government’s domestic anti-poverty and workforce programs (social safety net services) such as food stamps, welfare, and Medicaid and…

  • Opportunity in the US
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    Opportunity in the U.S.

    Ron Haskins talked about a Washington Post op-ed he recently co-authored, Five Myths About Our Land of Opportunity, which looks at how recent economic problems have damaged the image of the…

  • Poverty and Income Data
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    Poverty and Income Data

    A panel discussion was held on new figures released that day by the U.S. Census Bureau on income, poverty, and health insurance, using data from 2007. Moderator Ron Haskins provided an…

  • Secretary Peake at the American Legion Convention
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    Secretary Peake at the American Legion Convention

  • Poverty and Income in 2006
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    Poverty and Income in 2006

    Following remarks by Strobe Talbott and Mayor Bloomberg on poverty and social policy, participants talked about a recent report by the Census Bureau on poverty and family income for 2006.…

  • Poverty Among Children and Families
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    Poverty Among Children and Families

    Panelists analyzed a report on poverty released by the Census Bureau earlier in the day. They talked about the significance of the findings and their implications for families and…

  •  Welfare Reform 10th Anniversary
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    Welfare Reform 10th Anniversary

    As part of a symposium on “Welfare Reform at 10: Marking the Milestone,” the first panel, moderated by Kate O’Beirne, discussed the 1996 welfare reform legislation and analyzed its successes in the…

  • US Fiscal Policy
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    U.S. Fiscal Policy

    Nine public policy institutes cosponsored a conference on U.S. fiscal policy. Following several speeches, two panels discussed the issue and responded to questions from the audience.…

  • Balancing the Federal Budget
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    Balancing the Federal Budget

    Brookings Institution scholars talked about a report they are releasing today, “Restoring Fiscal Sanity: How to Balance the Budget.” The book analyzes the federal budget deficit and suggests ways to…