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  • Jen Psaki and Ruth Marcus Discuss Role of Media in 2016 Election
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    Role of Media in the 2016 Election

    White House Communications Director Jen Psaki and Washington Post editor and columnist Ruth Marcus participated in a discussion on the role of media during the 2016 election season. They discussed the changing…

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  • Discussion Focuses on Campaign Finance Reform
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    Campaign Finance Reform Panel

    Panelists discussed campaign finance reform and the implications if approved. “The State and Direction of Campaign Finance” was the second panel of the day-long inaugural Sidley Austin Forum on…

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  • Discussion Focuses on Technology and Political Campaigns
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    Technology in Political Campaigns

    Panelists discussed developments in technology and the use of social media to reach voters in past elections, including the 2016 election cycle. “Effect of Developments in Technology on the Nature and…

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  • Discussion Focuses on Role of Third Party in American Political System
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    Viability of Third Parties

    Experts debated whether a third party can succeed in a two-party system. “The Role of Parties (and Third Parties)” was the first panel of the day-long inaugural Sidley Austin Forum on “A New…

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  • Treasury Secretary Jack Lew on Business Tax Reform
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    Secretary Jack Lew on Business Tax Reform

    Treasury Secretary Jack Lew talked about federal corporate taxes, loopholes that allow some business to avoid paying the full rate, and potential reforms to the tax code. Following his…

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  • Executive Branch Regulations and Congressional Oversight
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    Executive Branch Regulations and Congressional Oversight

    Legal experts testified on congressional oversight of new executive branch regulations. They focused on a proposal called the “REINS Act.” It would require an up-or-down vote by Congress on…

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  • emThe Regulators  Anonymous Power Brokers in American Politicsem
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    The Regulators: Anonymous Power Brokers in American Politics

    Ms. Skrzycki discussed her book The Regulators: Anonymous Power Brokers in American Politics, from Rowman and Littlefield Publishers. The book looks at how the federal government’s…

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  • Privacy and Homeland Security
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    Privacy and Homeland Security

    Witnesses testified about protecting privacy while maintaining an effective counterterrorism policy. Among the issues they addressed were the maintenance of private information by the Department…

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  • Electronic Commerce Report
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    Electronic Commerce Report

    White House officials released the third and final report of the Clinton-Gore administration electronic commerce working group and answered questions from the media. Following that, Mr.…

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  • Medical Privacy Rules
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    Medical Privacy Rules

    Secretary Shalala talked to reporters about stronger regulations for medical records privacy. The regulations provide more safeguards and limits on who has access to individual’s medical…

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  • Presidential Transition
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    Presidential Transition

    Witnesses testified about implementation of the 1963 Presidential Transition Act in light of on-going contests to the election results in Florida. Among the issues they addressed were…

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  • Census 2000 Racial Classifications
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    Census 2000 Racial Classifications

    Subcommittee members heard testimony concerning the addition of a multiracial ethnic category to the 2000 census. Members of Congress, Census Bureau officials, civil rights advocates and…

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  • Open Phones
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    Open Phones

    Viewers discussed news stories and issues of interest to them. Ms. Katzen talked about the Fedstats web site which allows access to federal government statistics by telephone.

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  • Proposed Clean Air Regulations
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    Proposed Clean Air Regulations

    The Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held a hearing on changes to the current clean air standards. EPA Administrator Browner strongly defended the scientific basis for the…

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  • Meat Inspection
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    Meat Inspection

    Secretary Glickman and others briefed reporters on the details of changes in the meat and poultry inspection process, including e. coli and salmonella testing and making processing plants…

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  • Currency Creation
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    Currency Creation

    The subcommittee heard testimony on the creation of currency and the future of money. They talked about possible changes in the shape and character of the media of exchange via electronic…

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  • Regulatory Reform
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    Regulatory Reform

    Committee members heard testimony from lawmakers, government officials, and public policy specialists about a bill, sponsored by majority leader Robert Dole, barring federal agencies from…

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  • Regulatory Reform
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    Regulatory Reform

    Committee members heard testimony from witnesses concerning regulatory reform issues, including whether cost/benefit analyses and risk assessments should be conducted before new regulations…

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  • Unfunded Mandates
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    Unfunded Mandates

    Committee members heard testimony on the impact of unfunded federal mandates on state and local government and the implications of their elimination. The Republican “Contract with America”…

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  • Unfunded Mandates
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    Unfunded Mandates

    The Senate Governmental Affairs Committee, chaired by Ohio Democrat John Glenn, held a hearing to examine unfunded mandates. In particuliar the committee looked at various proposals now…

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