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    Senate Budget Committee Hearing on Worker Wages and Benefits

    The Senate Budget Committee held a hearing to examine worker wages and proposals to increase the federal minimum wage to $15 dollars an hour. Among the witnesses testifying were Costco CEO Craig…

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    Joel Griffith and Thea Lee on COVID-19 Pandemic Relief and U.S. Economy

    Heritage Foundation research fellow Joel Griffith and Economic Policy Institute president Thea Lee discussed COVID-19 pandemic relief proposals and the U.S. economy.

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    U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Panel 1

    The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission held a hearing to assess China’s military power and global influence. This portion of the hearing included remarks from retired Navy…

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    Thea Lee and Joel Griffith on the Economy

    Economic Policy Institute president Thea Lee and Heritage Foundation research fellow Joel Griffith discussed the economy and its impact on the 2020 elections.

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    U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Panel 2

    The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission held a hearing to examine the current relations between the United States and China. This portion of the event included a panel…

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    U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission, Panel 1

    The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission held a hearing to examine the current relations between the United States and China. This portion of the event included a panel…

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    International Financial Institutions

    A Senate Foreign Relations subcommittee held a hearing on the impact of multilateral economic institutions, such as the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, on U.S. foreign policy. In the…

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    Trade Policy and the 2018 Midterm Elections

    The Economic Policy Institute hosted a panel discussion on U.S. trade policy and its role in the 2018 midterm elections. Speakers also analyzed the Trump administration’s trade agenda and…

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    Former Vice President Biden and Senator Gillibrand at Wage Summit

    Former Vice President Joe Biden and Senator Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) delivered remarks at the “Building a High Wage America” summit co-hosted by the Economic Policy Institute and the…

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    Manufacturing Jobs

    Economists talked about a new study on the decline in manufacturing jobs. They addressed various factors including automation, trade and domestic outsourcing, as well as the trends in…

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    Future of the North American Free Trade Agreement

    Two panel discussions were held on the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), that President Trump had vowed to renegotiate. The first panel focused on the potential foreign policy…

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    New Populism Conference, Thea Lee

    Thea Lee talked about liberal causes. Topics included global trade policy. “Balanced Trade: End the Fast Track to Nowhere” was part of the New Populism Conference held by Campaign for…

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    Labor Union Reaction to State of the Union Address

    AFL-CIO Deputy Chief of Staff Thea Lee talked about labor union reactions to President Obama’s State of the Union Address agenda. Topics included collective bargaining, wages, and long-term…

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    National Convention Platform Committee Meeting

    The Democratic Platform Committee considered and adopted the platform for the Democratic Party Convention. Every four years, the Democratic National Convention adopts a new national platform…

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    Democratic Platform Drafting Committee, Day 3

    The Democratic National Committee Platform Drafting Committee met for the third day to draft the Democratic Platform for adoption by the full committee and ultimately by the Democratic…

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    Democratic Platform Drafting Committee Meeting, Day 2

    The Democratic National Committee Platform Drafting Committee met to determine its 2012 platform recommendations. On day two of the proceedings, dozens of witnesses spoke about various…

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    Democratic National Committee Platform Drafting Meeting, Day 1

    On the first day of a meeting to draft the 2012 platform for the Democratic Party. Among the topics addressed were marriage equality, local economic issues, education reform, U.S.-Israel…

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    Innovation, Trade and Job Creation

    Panelists spoke about innovation, trade and job creation. Among the topics they addresses were the role of small business in U.S. international trade, reducing trade deficits, and building…

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    Public Unions, Good or Bad for America?

    Stephen Moore and Thea Lee debated the merits of public sector unions. In a mock trial, Ms. Lee, assisted by Professor Shoemaker, defended against a charge that public service employee unions have harmed the country.…

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    Outsourcing of U.S. Jobs

    Thea Lee talked about the practice of companies moving U.S. jobs overseas for cheaper labor, and she responded to telephone calls and electronic communications. The AFL-CIO has recently started a searchable…

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