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  • Middle Class and the Economy
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    Middle Class and the Economy

    Two panels of experts, including former government officials, talked about transformation of the middle class due to the changing economy. This event was part of a Brookings…

  • House Democrats Hold Forum on Tax Reform
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    House Democratic Forum on Tax Reform

    Democratic members of the House Ways and Means Committee heard from witnesses about the Republican tax reform proposal. Among them was Bruce Bartlett, an author and former deputy assistant Treasury…

  • Vanessa Williamson Discusses emRead My Lipsem
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    Read My Lips

    Vanessa Williamson talked about her book Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes, in which she examines Americans attitudes on the U.S. tax system in her book. Through a national…

  • Philippe Aghion and Heather Boushey Discuss Economic Growth and Inequality
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    Economic Growth and Inequality

    French economist Philippe Aghion talked about economic growth, taxation, and inequality in the U.S. and Europe, followed by a response from Heather Boushey, who served as chief economist for…

  • Democratic Platform Drafting Committee Holds Second Day of Hearings
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    Democratic Platform Drafting Committee Hearing, Day 2 Morning Session

    The 2016 Democratic Platform Drafting Committee held its second day of hearings to listen to party officials and policy experts on education, jobs, and the economy. “Moving America Forward:…

  • 2014 Economy Summit Domestic Economy Panel
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    2014 Economy Summit, Domestic Economy Panel

    Panelists talked about the U.S. economy and the federal budget. Speakers included Jared Bernstein, former economic adviser to Vice President Biden, Maya MacGuiness of the Committee for a Responsible…

  • State of US Labor Market
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    State of U.S. Labor Market

    The Center for American Progress held a forum on U.S. job creation. John Podesta and Robert Rubin made opening remarks. David Autor presented the findings of his report, “The Polarization of Job…

  • 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.

  • Jobs and the US Economy
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    Jobs and the U.S. Economy

    Panelists talked about the state of the economy, unemployment, economic stimulus programs, and the outlook for job growth. Senator Al Franken (D-MN) joined the closing portion of the panel…

  • Federal Spending on Infrastructure
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    Federal Spending on Infrastructure

    Heather Boushey talked about President Obama’s proposed infrastructure spending plan outlined in his State of The Union address, and the impact infrastructure spending could have on the economy.…

  • Underemployment in the US
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    Underemployment in the U.S.

    Heather Boushey talked about the underemployment rate, which includes people whose hours have been cut and those who have given up on job searching out of discouragement. The…

  • American Workers
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    American Workers

    The Center for American Progress held a forum on U.S. job creation. Panelists talked about the job creation and the state of the U.S. labor market. Afterward, they responded to audience…

  • Immigration and the Economy
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    Immigration and the Economy

    Panelists talked about a report on the effects of allowing illegal immigrants to gain legal status in the U.S. Raul Hinojosa-Ojeda summarized the contents of the report, Heather Boushey and…

  • Changing Roles of Women in Society
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    Changing Roles of Women in Society

    The Center for American Progress held a discussion on “The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Changes Everything.” The report focuses on the changing roles of women in both the home and the workplace. It…

  • Economic Stimulus Package and LowWage Workers
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    Economic Stimulus Package and Low-Wage Workers

    Panelists spoke about ways in which recent economic stimulus and recovery legislation would affect low-wage workers. Among the topics they addressed were likely areas of job creation,…

  • Equal Pay for Women
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    Equal Pay for Women

    Witnesses testified about equal pay for women. Among the topics they addressed were the amount of time a woman works to earn the equivalent of a man for one year, proposed legislation to…