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  • Treasury Secretary Says Lackluster Growth Not Debt is Biggest Threat to Economy
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Treasury Department Budget Request

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified at a hearing his agency’s fiscal year 2018 budget request for various programs within the department. During the hearing, Secretary Mnuchin also…

  • Hearing Explores IRS Record Retention Policies
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    IRS Electronic Records

    The House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Oversight held a hearing to examine the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) practices of retaining electronic records and responding to taxpayer requests.…

  • House and Senate Democrats Unveil Better Deal Agenda
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    Congressional Democratic on Economic Agenda

    Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY), House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), and several other House and Senate Democrats announced their party’s new economic agenda called “A Better Deal.”…

  • Zoe Baird and Judith Marks Address NGA
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    Zoe Baird and Judith Marks at National Governors Association 2017 Summer Meeting

    The CEOs of the Markle Foundation and Siemens USA talked about the importance of technical training and apprenticeship programs in the digital age. They spoke at the annual summer meeting of the…

  • Newsmakers with Representative Luke Messer
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    Newsmakers with Representative Luke Messer

    Representative Luke Messer (R-IN) talked about House Republicans' perspectives on how the legislative agenda would proceed. Topics included tax reform, the federal budget, and health care.…

  • Senate Finance Committee Explores Tax Reform Challenges
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    Tax Reform

    The Senate Finance Committee, which writes tax policy, heard testimony from former Treasury Department officials at a hearing on comprehensive tax reform and the challenges in implementing…

  • emPrinciples of a Pluralist Commonwealthem
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    Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth

    Gar Alperovitz talked about his book Principles of a Pluralist Commonwealth, in which he argues that the U.S. needs an economic and political system that departs from both capitalism and…

  • Weekly Presidential Address
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    Weekly Presidential Address

    In his weekly address President Trump talked about creating manufacturing jobs.

  • Assistant Treasury Secretary Nominee Testifies at Confirmation Hearing
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    Assistant Treasury Secretary Nomination

    The Senate Finance Committee held a hearing to consider President Trump’s nomination of David Kautter to be the assistant treasury secretary for tax policy. Mr. Kautter answered questions…

  • Ways and Means Subcommittee Considers Tax Reform
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    Tax Reform

    A House Ways and Means subcommittee heard from a panel on their recommendations for simplifying the tax code. Witnesses included Bill Archer, a former U.S. representative (R-TX) who once chaired…

  • President Holds Roundtable on Made in America Agenda
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    President's "Made in America" Roundtable

    President Trump hosted a roundtable discussion with industry leaders as part of “Made in America” week. The president emphasized the importance of manufacturing jobs and American-made…

  • Federal Reserve Chair Predicts Moderate Pace of Economic Growth
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    Monetary Policy Report

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen appeared before the House Financial Services Committee to deliver the semiannual monetary policy report. She highlighted recent job growth and said she…

  • Janet Yellen 3 Percent Growth Quite Challenging
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    Monetary Policy and the Economy

    Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen delivered the central bank’s semiannual monetary policy report. This was her second day on the Hill. She said she’d like to see a three percent growth rate for the…

  • Michael Piwowar Remarks on Businesses Regulation and the Economy
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    Michael Piwowar Remarks on Businesses, Regulation and the Economy

    SEC Commissioner Michael Piwowar talked about the economic implications of business regulations. He talked about the regulatory and legislative agendas of the new Securities and Exchange…

  • Washington Journal Simon Montlake Discusses the Future of the Rust Belt
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    Simon Montlake on "Rust Belt" Cities

    Simon Montlake talked about his Christian Science Monitor article “Rust Belt” cities’s adjustment to a more high-tech world. This program was part of a “Washington Journal” series…

  • Washington Journal News Headlines and Viewer Calls
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    Open Phones, Part 1

    Telephone lines were open for viewer calls and social media comments on the question, “ What is your view of the economy?”

  • Treasury Secretary Says Government to Stay Open Through Recess Without Debt Limit Action
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Treasury Department Budget

    Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testified before a House Appropriations subcommittee hearing on President Trump’s fiscal year 2018 budget proposal for the Treasury Department and its…

  • Interview with David Horowitz
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    Interview with David Horowitz

    David Horowitz talked about the history of the Communist Party and his views on socialism, conservatism and liberalism. He spoke at a conference hosted by the Grove City College Center for…

  • Vanessa Williamson Discusses emRead My Lipsem
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    Read My Lips

    Vanessa Williamson talked about her book Read My Lips: Why Americans Are Proud to Pay Taxes, in which she examines Americans attitudes on the U.S. tax system in her book. Through a national…

  • emThe Crisis of the MiddleClass Constitutionem
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    The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution

    Professor Ganesh Sitaraman talked about his book The Crisis of the Middle-Class Constitution: Why Economic Inequality Threatens Our Republic, in which he says that the Founders didn’t…

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