Regretfully, due to the potential federal government shutdown, this Capitol Hill Issues Briefing is cancelled! Twenty percent of U.S. electricity comes from nuclear power, with most plants expected to outlive their engineered specs within two decades. New bills in the House are calling for beefed-up safety and risk assessment. What will be the U.S. effect of the daily drumbeat of disaster from Japan? Will the nascent resurgence of nuclear licensing, finance and construction be stalled? Our panel of experts will discuss the future of nuclear power in the U.S., and take your questions.
Apply now for our second comprehensive program for journalists on Alzheimer’s Disease, a looming public health issue on which we already spend one percent of our gross domestic product in the U.S. This four-day, all-expenses-paid program (May 22-25) will feature experts on topics including the latest research in Alzheimer’s prevention, diagnosis and treatment; the soaring costs of care and lost productivity; global aging and its implications; the personal stress of care-giving; ethical issues around Alzheimer’s Disease; ideas for change, and more. In journalist-only discussions, we’ll introduce web resources and talk about ways to present this complex story. View the 2010 program agenda and resources and read what program fellows had to say.
With the federal government at the brink of closing its doors, this morning panel is an opportunity to hear from – and question – the top two Democratic and Republican staff members on the House Budget Committee along with one of the keenest budget intellects in Washington. What are the implications of the budget impasse for health-care, defense, social programs, entitlements and the states? The question of whether to raise the debt ceiling, once considered little more than a bargaining chip, looms ever larger. Could the federal wallet simply snap shut? The panelists: Thomas S. Kahn and Austin Smythe of the House Budget Committee, and Maya MacGuineas of the Committee for a Responsible Federal Budget. Moderator: Martin Kady, Congressional Editor, POLITICO.
Join us for a crash course in understanding the federal budget. Get a preview of the politics and issues that will influence the spending blueprint for fiscal 2012. The panel discussions will include Q&A as Washington insiders address your questions during this free, half-day workshop.
Legislators will be setting priorities and the White House will be navigating the new landscape on Capitol Hill. How will the new make-up of Congress affect politics and policy? Join Washington insiders as they look ahead and answer your questions.