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    Sylvia Burwell Remarks at the National Press Club

    Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell spoke at the National Press Club. She warned Congress against repealing the Affordable Care Act without having a comprehensive replacement in place. She…

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    D.C. Metropolitan Area Transit System

    Paul Wiedefeld gave an update on the troubled Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority, which operates the District of Columbia’s subway and bus system. He talked about how the agency…

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    EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy on Environmental Policy

    Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Gina McCarthy talked about environmental policy, efforts to combat climate change, and improving public health. She outlined the environmental…

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    Education Secretary John King on Civic Engagement and U.S. Schools

    Education Secretary John King talked about the role played by U.S. schools to prepare students for civic engagement, as well as the Obama administration’s legacy on education policy. Among his…

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    Navy Operations

    Navy Secretary Ray Mabus spoke at a National Press Club luncheon on his top priorities for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. Those include shipbuilding, energy security, and personnel. He…

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    Kareem Abdul-Jabbar on Writings on the Wall

    Author and former NBA star Kareem Abdul-Jabbar talked about his views on race relations and the inspirations behind his latest book, Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond…

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    World Trade Organization Outlook

    World Trade Organization (WTO) Director-General Roberto Azevedo spoke at a National Press Club luncheon emphasizing the benefits of global trade. He discussed the slowing growth in global…

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    Rural Communities and Agriculture

    Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack outlined a new report showing growth in the organic products industry. The report showed that in 2014 “bio-based” ethanol, textiles, and cleaning supply products…

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    Gun Control Legislation

    Senator Christopher Murphy (D-CT) called for changes to America’s gun laws, an issue he considered his top priority in the Senate. He contrasted the two sides of the gun debate and spoke…

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    Self-Driving Cars

    Christopher Hart spoke at a National Press Club luncheon about the development of self-driving cars, as well as recent safety incidents on trains, planes, and public transit. In his speech he…

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    National Parks Service Centennial

    Jonathan Jarvis talked about the centennial of the nation’s national parks system on August 26, 2016. He talked about environmental concerns, increasing fees to cover the cost of park…

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    National Press Club Luncheon with Michael York

    Michael York talked about his battle with amyloidosis, a rare disease that occurs when abnormal protein builds up in organs.

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    Cybersecurity Threats

    Admiral Mike Rogers talked about the cybersecurity challenges and his roles protecting the U.S. from cyber threats. He also discussed the evolution of his job in recent years, including…

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    Libertarian Party Presidential Campaign

    Former Governors Gary Johnson (R-NM) and William Weld (R-MA), the Libertarian Party 2016 candidates for president and vice president, called on voters to give their third party candidacy a…

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    Workplace Policy Reforms

    Labor Secretary Thomas Perez was the luncheon speaker at the National Press Club in Washington, DC, today. He outlined President Obama’s labor policies including expanding overtime pay for…

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    University of Missouri Racial Tension

    Michael Midddleton, the University of Missouri System interim president, talked about the response to racial tension and student protests on the school’s Columbia campus. He explained that…

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    Wireless Technology Innovations

    Federal Communications Chair Tom Wheeler was the keynote speaker at a National Press Club luncheon. He talked about the importance of the U.S. continuing to be a leader in wireless communication…

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    Future of the Girl Scouts

    Anna Maria Chávez talked about the future of the Girl Scouts, and about the need for more investment in girls and young women. She also responded to written questions from members of the…

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    Zika Virus Response Efforts

    Dr. Tom Frieden talked about efforts to combat the Zika virus. He also responded to questions from the audience.

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    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen Remarks at the National Press Club

    IRS Commissioner John Koskinen spoke at a National Press Club luncheon and responded to written questions from the audience. He warned of budget cuts to the agency, saying one concern was…

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