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    Anti-Poverty Policies in a Trump Administration

    Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden was among the speakers at a series of discussions her organization held on the future of anti-poverty policies under President-elect Donald…

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    Education Policy

    Education Secretary John King talked about the nation’s education system. He commented on public charter schools, education standards, the role of his department’s Office of Civil Rights,…

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    Vice President Biden Remarks on the Middle Class

    Vice President Joe Biden talked about the state of the middle class following the 2008 recession, including topics such as the cost of living and wage stagnation. This was the keynote address for the…

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    Women's Health and the Zika Virus

    Public health advocates talked about on women’s access to reproductive and maternal health care and the risk posed by the Zika virus.

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    Lead Exposure in Low-Income Communities

    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro talked about lead exposure in low-income communities, followed by a panel discussion on the topic. Secretary Castro announced the…

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    National Security and Campaign 2016

    Madeleine Albright, Leon Panetta, and others spoke about the 2016 election, foreign policy priorities, and Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s comments on NATO and relations with…

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    Unemployment Benefits

    The Center for American Progress, the Georgetown Center on Poverty and Inequality, and the National Employment Law Project hosted a forum on unemployment insurance and its impact on the…

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    Criminal Justice Reform

    Attorney General Loretta Lynch and the secretaries for labor, housing, and education talked about the challenges former incarcerated people face when re-entering society. General Lynch,…

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    Climate Change and Community Planning, Panel 2

    Panelists talked about ways communities could manage the effects of climate change. Representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Department of Heath and Human…

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    Climate Change and Social Justice, Panel 1

    Panelists talked about the relationship between climate change and social justice, also referred to as “climate justice.” They spoke about the societal impact of climate change on…

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    Technology and the Workforce

    Panelists, including Governor John Hickenlooper (D-CO) and Purdue University President Mitch Daniels, talked about ways in which the labor market has changed due to the digital economy.

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    U.N. Climate Agreement

    In remarks at the Center for American Progress, U.S. Special Envoy for Climate Change Todd Stern talked about the details of the U.N. climate agreement reached in Paris over the previous…

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    Global Youth Civic Engagement

    Political outreach professionals talked motivating civic engagement and political action in young people around the globe. The panelists that included activists and politicians from Great…

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    Prime Minister Netanyahu on Israeli Foreign Policy and National Security

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu spoke at the Center for American Progress. He talked about issues involving his nation’s conflict with Palestinians, including Israeli settlers' attacks…

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    Retirement Savings and Tax Policy, Part 3

    Assistant Secretary for Economic Policy Karen Dynan, the chief economist of the U.S. Department of the Treasury, spoke about retirement savings. She discussed President Obama’s proposal for MyRAs (my…

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    Retirement Savings and Tax Policy, Part 2

    Policy experts talked about helping Americans save more for retirement. They discussed Social Security, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), and refundable tax credits. “Raising Awareness of the Retirement…

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    Retirement Savings and Tax Policy, Part 1

    Policy experts talked about helping Americans save more for retirement. They discussed social security, individual retirement accounts, and refundable tax credits. “The State of Research on Efficiency of Savings…

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    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack on Child Nutrition Programs

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack talked about child nutrition programs. He urged Congress to not only reauthorize but also strengthen the school breakfast and lunch standards in the…

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    Criminal Justice and Race

    Community advocacy groups and law enforcement officials talked about over-criminalization and the effect of mass incarceration on African-American communities and ways to reform policing practices in…

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    U.S. Strategy Against ISIS

    Retired General John Allen, who serves as special presidential envoy, talked about the campaign against ISIS* miltants. He also spoke briefly about the Iran nuclear agreement reached the previous…

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