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    Finance in Political Campaigns

    Panelists talked about the history of campaign finance. They spoke about court decisions and legislation that have regulated who can finance campaigns and how much they can give, and…

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    Reception Honoring Senator Barbara Mikulski

    U.S. Senator Barbara A. Mikulski (D-MD) was recognized as the longest-serving woman in the history of the U.S. Congress. Senator Mikulski became the longest-serving woman in U.S. Senate history…

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    Retirement and Social Security

    Panelists discussed the past, future, and current state of the Social Security system. They focused on various proposals to improve future solvency such as benefit cuts, raising the…

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    Future of Social Security

    Barbara Kennelly talked about the current state of social security benefits and the future of the program. She responded to telephone calls and electronic communications.

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    Representative Gerry Connolly Town Hall Meeting

    Representative Gerry Connolly held a town hall meeting on health care reform at Greenspring Retirement Community in Springfield, Virginia.

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    Future of Social Security

    Experts talked about retirement income, Social Security, Medicare, and the aging population in America. They discussed a new study released today by the National Academy of Social Insurance titled,…

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    Presidential Health Care Proposal

    First lady Hillary Rodham Clinton testified about the president’s health care proposal. Ms. Clinton led the president’s health care task force responsible for the design of the proposal.…

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    Medicare Part D

    Campaign for America’s Future held a rally to extend the Medicare Part D enrollment deadline. Seniors, nurses, and pharmacists, as well as labor leaders and Democratic leaders talked about…

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    Social Security

    Americans United to Protect Social Security held a rally on Capitol Hill to oppose Bush administration efforts to privatize Social Security.

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    Impact of Tax Reform on Insurance Industry

    Witnesses testified on the effects that President Ronald Reagan’s proposed tax reform will have on the Life insurance industry.

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    Social Security Privatization

    Participants talked about proposed plans to reform the Social Security system, including proposals to partially privatize the system for younger workers. Among the issues they addressed were…

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    Prescription Drug Out-of-Pocket Expenses

    The Kaiser Family Foundation talked with reporters about their report that looks at the new Medicare prescription drug benefit and how it affects the out-of-pocket spending of seniors.

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    Republican "Contract with America"

    Democratic leaders criticized the Republican agenda in several respects, including their cuts to social programs and delay in passing appropriations bills. They also answered reporters'…

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    Medicare Drug Discount Cards

    Representative Pelosi and others talked about the Medicare drug cards on the first day the cards were marketed. They compared the savings available with the new cards to other methods of…

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    Future of Social Security

    Ms. Kennelly and Mr. Antos spoke about the future of Social Security and Federal Reserve Chairman Greenspan’s suggestion that benefits be scaled back to better manage the deficit. They also…

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    Medicare Legislation

    Democratic leaders and others talked to reporters about Medicare reform legislation. They talked about flaws in the legislation and called on legislators to pass measures to improve the…

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    Medicare Legislation

    The guests discussed the Medicare conference report then being considered in Congress. AARP supported the bill. The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare opposed it.…

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    Medicare and Prescription Drugs

    Democratic senators and representatives of senior citizen groups criticized the Medicare prescription drug legislative being debated in Congress. They said that the high deductibles and…

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    Medicare Legislation

    Ms. Kennelly talked about Medicare legislation. Her organization delivered a petition to Congress with the names of approximately half a million of its members urging the passage of a…

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    Senate Minority Leader News Conference

    Senator Daschle and Representative Pelosi spoke to reporters about the president’s plan to end taxation on dividends and the potential impact on Social Security and Medicare. Following…

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