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    U.S. Poverty Level

    Isabel Sawhill talked about Census Bureau data showing that 39.8 million Americans lived below the poverty line (defined as an income of $22,025 or below for a family of four). Ms. Sawhill…

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    Impact of Economic Stimulus on Education

    Education Secretary Duncan spoke on how economic stimulus funds can advance President Obama’s education reform goals. Following Secretary Duncan’s remarks, panelists spoke about education…

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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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    Paying for Katrina and Closing the Fiscal Gap

    Following opening remarks by former Representative Stenholm, panelists talked about budget deficit reduction in the context of funding recovery efforts in response to Hurricane Katrina, the Iraq War,…

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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.…

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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…

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