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    Affordable and Accessible Health Care, Congressional Panel

    Former and current members of Congress talked about the future of the Affordable Care Act. Topics included accessibility, quality, and cost of health care. This panel was the second part of “The Future…

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    Affordable and Accessible Health Care, Industry Panel

    Health care industry executives and officials talked about the effect of the Affordable Care Act on the U.S. debt and deficit. The also discussed improving the quality and accessibility of health care. They all…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Participants talked about campaign financing in an era of super political action committees (PACs) and corporate financing of political campaigns. Among the topics they addressed were the…

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    U.S. Economy and Job Creation

    The McKinsey Global Institute held a forum on its study of future U.S. job creation. Charles Kolb and Austan Goolsbee made opening remarks on the current economic situation, and James…

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    Role of Money in Politics

    Panelists talked about corporate spending in political elections following the Supreme Court’s Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission decision, which allows unlimited corporate…

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    Tough Liberal

    Richard Kahlenberg talked about his book Tough Liberal: Albert Shanker and the Battles Over Schools, Unions, Race, and Democracy, published by Columbia University Press. The book is about…

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    Luncheon Keynote Address

    As part of a conference on the effectiveness of congressional oversight of the executive branch in recent years, Rep. Waxman, ranking member of the House Government Reform Committee,…

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    Congressional Oversight Duties, Closing Session

    Moderated by Mr. Minarik, the panelists evaluated Congress' effectiveness in its oversight of the executive branch in recent years. Topics included lack of oversight of Homeland Security…

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    Congressional Oversight Duties, Opening Session

    After opening remarks, the panelists, moderated by Mr. Lilly, discussed what is required for good congressional oversight of the executive branch and also evaluation of the work of Congress. Topics included legal…

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    Comptroller General Perspective

    Comptroller General Walker made a special presentation during a conference on congressional oversight of the executive branch and evaluation of Congress' oversight capability. Topics…

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    Business Attitudes toward the Judiciary

    Business leaders talked about Bush administration judicial nominations, the impact of judicial decisions on the business environment, and both nominated and confirmed candidates. They also…

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    Improving Judicial Selection

    Speakers commented on the release of the Committee for Economic Development’s report on judicial selection. They focused on the committee’s plan for an outreach program to share the report…

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    Campaign Finance Reform

    Participants spoke to reporters about proposed campaign finance legislation scheduled for debate on the floor of the House the next day. The legislation had been scheduled only after a…

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