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    Larry Summers on Public Investment

    Larry Summers, both a former Obama administration White House Economic Council director and secretary of the treasury in the Clinton administration, made remarks on public investments…

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    Economic Recovery Since 2008

    Former Treasury Secretary Lawrence Summers and Harvard Economics Professor Robert Barro talked about the future of economic growth. Both leaders agreed that corporate tax reform and…

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    Brookings Institution - Opening Remarks

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    Democratic Economic Agenda

    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and economic experts spoke to the press about the housing and energy crises as well as what can be done to stimulate the economy in response to the president’s…

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    Efforts to Prevent a Recession

    Witnesses testified about the weakened economic condition of the country and the viability of targeted policies that would be able to reduce the effect of a recession on individuals and…

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    Democratic Economic Agenda

    Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Chairman Barney Frank of the House Financial Services Committee, Democratic Caucus Chair Rahm Emanuel and other senior Democrats and participants in an Economic Forum…

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    Economic Challenges to the Middle Class

    The committee examined the impact of middle class economic insecurity on long-term economic growth. Among the topics they addressed were levels of employment, corporate executive pay, the…

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    Sweatshops and Child Labor

    Clinton Administration officials talked about their efforts to stop abusive forms of child labor around the world. They talked about the creation of the Raise the Children Initiative campaign…

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    International Debt Relief Report

    Secretary Summers and others talked to reporters about a report outlining several measures designed to provide debt relief to several nations, including many African nations. Following…

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    Challenges for Future American Economic Policy

    Secretary Summers talked about the future challenges for U.S.-International economic policy. He focused on the importance of a strong U.S. economy on the global economy, the need for more…

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    Brady Bill Signing 7th Anniversary

    President Clinton and other administration officials marked the anniversary of the Brady Bill and spoke about the continued need for stricter gun control laws.

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    International Debt Relief

    President Clinton talked about the passage of international debt relief legislation and thanked members of Congress and others who worked for it. Other speakers talked about the effects the…

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    Retirement Savings Campaign Anniversary

    Economic experts spoke about the national effort to improve retirement savings and small business pension programs. They talked of a partnership between business and government to meet the…

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    Dedication of Rubin Portrait

    The administration paid tribute to Mr. Rubin, one of the architects of the economic turnaround during the Clinton years.

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    New Five and Ten Dollar Bills

    Treasury Department officials celebrated the official release of the new five and ten dollar bills into circulation. They cited security features as the primary reason for changing the…

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    Permanent Trade Status for China

    Witnesses testified about granting permanent normal trade relations to China. Among the issues discussed were the impacts of such a policy on the U.S. economy, human rights in China, and…

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    The U.S. Economy

    Secretary Summers spoke about efforts to keep the nation’s economic growth going, the budget surplus, and the congressional budget plans. He also answered audience questions.

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    Quarterly Financial Report

    Secretary Summers briefed reporters on the state of the U.S. economy. He stated that $185 billion dollars has been paid on the national debt during the most recent quarter. He also…

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    Chinese Membership in the World Trade Organization

    Officials spoke to reporters about the benefits of China’s inclusion in the World Trade Organization. They said that they would release an open letter signed by leading economists urging…

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    America's Fiscal Outlook

    Secretary Summers talked about the Clinton administration’s fiscal strategy, the global economy, and plans to reform the Internal Revenue Service in order to provide taxpayers fairer and…

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