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  • Ivanka Trump Discusses Paid Family Leave Proposal
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    Paid Family Leave

    Ivanka Trump and former Senators Chris Dodd (D-CT) and Rick Santorum (R-PA) took part in a Bipartisan Policy Center on paid family leave policy. All three talked about the importance of…

  • FEMA Officials Testify on Hurricane Season Preparedness
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    Hurricane Season Preparedness

    Federal and state emergency management officials testified before a House Transportation and Infrastructure subcommittee on hurricane preparedness and response efforts. They discussed…

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    The WPA

    Sandra Opdycke of Vassar College’s Institute for Innovation in Social Policy provided a history of the Works Progress Administration (WPA), which gave employment to 8 million Americans…

  • Washington Journal Robert VerBruggen Discusses the Need to Redefine Disability
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    Robert VerBruggen on Redefining Disability

    Robert VerBruggen talked about his recent National Review article, “Redefining Disability,” on the need to redefine the disability program. This program is part of a “Washington Journal”…

  • Stephen Goss Testifies on Social Security Solvency
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    Social Security Solvency

    Stephen Goss, the chief actuary at the Social Security Administration, testified on the solvency of the program before the House Ways and Means Social Security Subcommittee. He talked about the…

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    Well, That Escalated Quickly

    MTV’s Decode host Franchesca Ramsey shared her experience in becoming a social justice activist and her successes and failures in communicating via social media.

  • HUD Secretary Ben Carson Testifies at Oversight Hearing
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    Housing and Urban Development Department Oversight

    Housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson testified before the House Financial Services Committee as it conducted an oversight hearing of the agency he leads. Most of the questions from…

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    Power to the Poor

    Gordon Mantler talked about his book, Power to the Poor: Black-Brown Coalition and the Fight for Economic Justice, 1960-1974, in which he recounts the Poor People’s Campaign of 1968. The…

  • President Trump Addresses Student Leaders
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    President Trump Remarks at Face to Face With Our Future Event

    President Trump spoke at at the Face-to-Face With Our Future event in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building. He talked about issues facing young Americans, including the future of NASA,…

  • emHow Change Happensem
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    How Change Happens

    Author Leslie Crutchfield offered her thoughts on what makes for a successful social movement.

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    Make Trouble

    Cecile Richards, former president of Planned Parenthood and daughter of the late Texas Governor Ann Richards, reflected on her life and work for women’s rights and social justice. She is in…

  • House Committee Holds Hearing on Pandemic Preparedness
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    Pandemic Preparedness

    The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations held a hearing on preparedness for biological attacks, pandemics, and infectious disease outbreaks. Among the…

  • Panelists Discuss Future of Social Security Solvency
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    Social Security Solvency

    Stephen C. Goss, the Social Security Administration’s chief actuary, was one of the speakers at a discussion on the future of Social Security’s fiscal solvency and the future of the…

  • Representatives John Larson and Tom Rice Discuss Social Security
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    Social Security Solvency

    The Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget hosted a discussion on the solvency of the Social Security program. Representatives John Larson (D-CT) and Tom Rice (R-SC) of the House Ways…

  • Deputy VA Secretary Gives Remarks at Annual Conference
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    Veterans and Homelessness

    Deputy Veterans Affairs Secretary Thomas Bowman spoke at the annual conference of the National Coalition for Homeless Veterans. He encouraged those in attendance to continue engaging with…

  • National League of Cities Releases Annual Report
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    National League of Cities Report

    The National League of Cities released its fifth annual “State of the Cities” report. The evaluation features consideration and analysis of issues mayors across the country determine need…

  • Hearing Examines Health Care Access in Rural America
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    Rural Health Care

    Industry analysts and health care providers testified at a hearing on challenges facing rural hospitals and offered their recommendations for improvements. Some of the areas discussed were…

  • Late19th Century Development of Skyscrapers
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    Late-19th Century Development of Skyscrapers

    Washington University in St. Louis professors Margaret Garb and Eric Mumford taught a class about the development of skyscrapers in the late-19th century. First, Professor Garb examined the…

  • Washington Journal Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer Discuss the Fiscal Condition of the Social Security and Medica
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    Charles Blahous and Robert Reischauer on Social Security and Medicare Trust Funds

    George Mason University’s Charles Blahous and the Urban Institute’s Robert Reischauer talked about a new Bipartisan Policy Center report analyzing the fiscal condition of both the Social…

  • President Trump Visits FEMA for 2018 Hurricane Briefing
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    President Trump FEMA Visit and Hurricane Briefing

    President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visited FEMA headquarters to attend a briefing on the 2018 hurricane season. Before the closed briefing, the president delivered remarks acknowledging…

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