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  • National Competitiveness Forum Part 2
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    National Competitiveness Forum, Part 2

    This portion of the annual National Competitiveness Forum included remarks by National Science Foundation Director France Cordova, National Institute of Standards and Technology Director…

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  • Federal Officials Testify on Waste Fraud and Abuse
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    Waste and Fraud in the Federal Government

    Witnesses testified on duplication, waste, and fraud in areas of the federal government, including improper refundable tax credits by the IRS. Witnesses included the comptroller general of…

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  • Discussion Focuses on Government Statistics
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    Government Statistics

    Panelists talked about the beneficial value of government collected data. Rebecca Blank, former Acting Commerce Secretary in the Obama dministration and Martin Feldstein, former chair of…

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  • Cybersecurity Policy
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    Cybersecurity Policy

    Rebecca Blank and other senior officials provided an update on cybersecurity policies. The Obama administration announced an executive order that established voluntary cybersecurity…

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  • Secretary John Bryson on US Competitiveness
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    Secretary John Bryson on U.S. Competitiveness

    Citing the latest jobs report, Commerce Secretary John Bryson said the last six months had seen the best rate of private sector job growth since 2006. According to the Labor Department, the…

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  • Women in America Conference
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    Women in America Conference

    White House administration officials and women activists talked about a White House report on women in America at a forum hosted by the Center for American Progress.

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  • 2010 Census Results
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    2010 Census Results

    Commerce Secretary Gary Locke and Census Bureau Director Robert Groves released the first set of 2010 Census data. Secretary Locke in his remarks said that the Census was completed on time…

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  • Poverty Issues and the New Administration
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    Poverty Issues and the New Administration

    Rebecca Blank talked and others spoke about recommendations to President-Elect Obama to make greater investments in economic opportunity and increase future economic mobility for poor…

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  • 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…

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

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  • Democratic Economic Agenda
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    Democratic Economic Agenda

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and economic experts spoke to the press about the housing and energy crises as well as what can be done to stimulate the economy in response to the president’s…

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  • Employment Situation
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    Employment Situation

    Commissioner Keith Hall testified about the report released that morning with of the Bureau of Labor Statistics' (BLS) monthly employment figures. Then testimony was heard on unemployment…

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  • 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.…

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  • Public Policy School Dedication Ceremony
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    Public Policy School Dedication Ceremony

    President Ford and Former Secretary O’Neil spoke at the dedication ceremony for the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy at the University of Michigan. They talked about the value of…

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  • Welfare Reform
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    Welfare Reform

    The panelists talked about recent reforms in welfare programs and their effects on welfare recipients. They discussed the details of various kinds of reforms and their results.

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  • Income and Poverty Statistics Briefing
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    Income and Poverty Statistics Briefing

    Mr. Sperling spoke on the recent poverty statistics released from the Census Bureau. He stated that the strong economy is increasing income, and that minority groups and single mothers also…

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  • Pay Equity Briefing
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    Pay Equity Briefing

    Members of the President’s Council of Economic Advisers, and other officials discussed reports on the gender wage gap, the gap between male and female wages. The gap has fallen from 40% in…

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  • Welfare Reform
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    Welfare Reform

    Committee members heard testimony on illegitimacy and its connection to welfare. Witnesses summarized historical changes in rates of illegitimacy and the role it has played in the growth of…

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  • Poverty in America
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    Poverty in America

    The committee met to get an update on the “war on poverty” launched by the Johnson administration. They examined how poverty has changed in the decades since the “war” was begun. They also…

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