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  • Oversight Committee Examines Proposed Changes to Child Hunger and Food Assistance Programs
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    Child Hunger and Food Assistance Programs

    A House Oversight and Reform subcommittee held a hearing on child hunger and the Trump administration’s proposed changes to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), formerly known as…

    503 views
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    Dignity

    Former Wall Street trader turned photojournalist Chris Arnade talked about his book, Dignity: Seeking Respect in Back Row America, on the plight of those living on the margins of society in…

    701 views
  • Social Security Scams
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    Social Security Scams

    Social Security Administration officials testified before the Senate Aging Committee on efforts to protect seniors from Social Security impersonation scams. Committee Chair Susan Collins (R-ME)…

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  • Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act
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    Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

    TechFreedom hosted a discussion with FTC Commissioner Noah Phillips, legal experts and tech industry professionals on the FTC’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).

    428 views
  • ECigarette and Tobacco Company Executives Testify on Capitol Hill
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    Vaping and E-Cigarettes

    The executives of several e-cigarette manufacturing companies, including the CEO of Juul, testified at a hearing on how their companies were addressing the youth vaping epidemic. Members of…

    973 views
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    Land of Hope

    University of Oklahoma History Professor Wilfred McClay talked about his one-volume history of the United States, Land of Hope: An Invitation to the Great American Story.

    789 views
  • emHow to Raise a Readerem
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    How to Raise a Reader

    Pamela Paul, editor of the New York Times book review, talked about How to Raise a Reader, in which she offered her thoughts on how to get children interested in reading books.

    808 views
  • Washington Journal Lucas Meyer Discusses the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic Primary
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    Lucas Meyer on the 2020 New Hampshire Democratic Primary

    New Hampshire Young Democrats President Lucas Meyer discussed the 2020 New Hampshire primary and the issues motivating young voters.

    177 views
  • Conditions at Immigration Detention Facilities
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    Conditions at Immigration Detention Facilities

    A House Homeland Security subcommittee held a hearing on child deaths and the conditions at immigration detention facilities. The hearing focused on steps taken to improve border facilities…

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    Broke

    Jodie Adams Kirshner talked about her book, Broke: Hardship and Resilience in a City of Broken Promises, in which she looked at the of Detroit’s bankruptcy on the city’s poor.

    544 views
  • Elderly Population
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    Elderly Population

    Mayors and local officials talked about the aging U.S. population at an event hosted by The Hill newspaper. Among many difficulties facing America’s aging population, the panels focused on…

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    Barrio America

    Penn State University History Professor A.K. Sandoval-Strausz talked about his book, Barrio America: How Latino Immigrants Saved the American City, in which he argued that Latin American…

    267 views
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    Homewreckers

    Aaron Glantz talked about his book, Homewreckers: How a Gang of Wall Street Kingpins, Hedge Fund Magnates, Shady Banks and Vulture Capitalists Suckered Millions out of Their Homes and…

    745 views
  • Washington Journal Suzanne Bonamici Discusses Older Americans  Job Discrimination
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    Representative Bonamici on Older Americans and Job Discrimination

    Representative Suzanne Bonamici (D-OR) talked about House legislation designed to protect older Americans from job discrimination.

    247 views
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    Haiti After the Earthquake

    Paul Farmer talked about the devastation caused by the January 12, 2010, earthquake in Haiti and took a critical look at the aid agencies which had been working there since. Dr. Farmer also…

    668 views
  • Joint Economic Hearing on the Cost of Raising a Family
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    Joint Economic Hearing on the Cost of Raising a Family

    The Joint Economic Committee convened a hearing to examine the high costs of raising a family. Social policy experts gave recommendations on what lawmakers could do to lessen some of these…

    640 views
  • Elder Care Programs
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    Elder Care Programs

    The House Ways and Means Committee held a hearing on the difficulties in caring for aging Americans, including the lack of reasonably-priced long term care for senior citizens and their…

    1,187 views
  • Representative Steve Scalise Discusses Recovery from 2017 Shooting
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    Back in the Game

    House Minority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) talked about his book, in which he recounted his journey to recovery after being shot during practice for the annual Congressional Baseball Game in…

    492 views
  • emIts How We Play the Gameem
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    It's How We Play the Game

    Ed Stack, chair and CEO of Dick’s Sporting Goods, talked about his book, It’s How We Play the Game: Build a Business. Take a Stand. Make a Difference., on building a multibillion dollar business…

    378 views
  • Impact of Wildfires on Electric Grid
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    Impact of Wildfires on Electric Grid

    The Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee held a hearing to examine the impacts of wildfires on electric grid resiliency. Lawmakers asked about wildfire mitigation technology,…

    964 views
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