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Tuesday's Highlights

During the Forum, we will be highlighting key events from each day of the meeting. Please check back for highlights from Tuesday, Dec. 9! 

Time Sessions
7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.

Task Force on Energy Supply


Session Resources:

7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Promising Practices in Women's Health

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Registration
7:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Task Force on Agriculture Meeting (Offsite)


Session Resources:

7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Task Force on Military and Veterans Affairs


Session Resources:

9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Helping Seniors Live Independently and With Dignity


Session Resources:

10 a.m.-3 p.m.

Cyber Security Summit

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Standing Committee Officer Lunch

1:30-3:30 p.m. New Committee Officer Orientation and Steering Committee Meeting
4-5:30 p.m. General Session: Public Health Emergencies | Are We Prepared to Respond?
5:30-6:30 p.m. Welcome Reception
8-10 p.m. Young and New Professionals Reception

Wednesday's Highlights

During the Forum, we will be highlighting key events from each day of the meeting. Please check back for highlights from Wednesday, Dec. 10! 

Time Sessions
7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.


8-9:15 a.m. Lobby Day Breakfast and Briefing
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Lobby Day on Capitol Hill

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Legislative Staff Discussion/Training

10:30 a.m.-12 p.m.

Legislative Staff: Effective Communications Training

12-1 p.m.

Legislative Staff General Session Luncheon

1-5 p.m.

Legislative Staff Briefing: Library of Congress Tour and U.S. Supreme Court Briefing

1-5 p.m.

Legislative Staff Briefing: Amtrak

1-5 p.m.

Legislative Staff Briefing: Arts, Education and Economic Development

5:30-7 p.m. Reception -- The National Press Club

Thursday's Highlights

During the Forum, we will be highlighting key events from each day of the meeting. Please check back for highlights from Thursday, Dec. 11! 

Time Sessions
7-8 a.m. Roundtable Breakfast Discussion: What's Next For Standards, Assessments and Accountability?
7:30-9 a.m.

An Opportunity for Government to Think and Act in New Ways: Smarter Transportation and Traffic Safety


Session Resources:

7:30 a.m.-5 p.m. 


7:30-9 a.m.

Women's Legislative Network Board Meeting

7:30-8:30 a.m.

The Medicaid Prescription Drug Program: New Approaches to Drug Pricing and Reimbursement Policy Breakfast

8-10:30 a.m.

Charter School Site Visit

8:15-10:15 a.m.

The Federal Impact on Teacher Preparation

8:30-9:25 a.m.

Elections in the Courts


Session Resources:

8:30-10 a.m.

Human Trafficking: Federal Strategic Plan


Session Resource:

8:30-10:00 a.m.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Breakfast: What's Next?


Session Resources:

8:30-9:30 a.m.

Can Financial Services and Pot Work Together?


Session Resources:

8:30-10:15 a.m.

Improving Civil Discourse from the Ground Up


Session Resoures:

9-10 a.m.

NCSL Foundation Private Sector Roundtable

9:15-10:15 a.m.

Increasing Critical Infrastructure Resilience


Session Resources: 

9:15-10:15 a.m.

Federal Balancing Act: Does a Federal Balanced Budget Provide Fiscal Health?

9:30-10:25 a.m.

The "Motor Voter" Law at 21: Do DMVs and Elections Connect?


Session Resources:

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Communications Act Rewrite

10-11 a.m. Emerging Issues in Telehealth
10-11 a.m.

Supreme Court Update

10:15-11:45 a.m.

Capitol Security after Ottawa

10:15-11:30 a.m.

Fiscal Impact of Tax Inversions on States

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Federal Support for P3s in the States


Session Resources:

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Food Safety: An Update on New Federal Rules


Session Resource:

10:30-11:45 a.m.

Partnering for Great Elections


Session Resource:

10:30-11:30 a.m.

CFI Committee Business Meeting

10:45-11:45 a.m.

Education Committee: Federal Update & Business Meeting


Session Resource:

11-11:45 a.m. Federal Update and Business Meeting
11-11:45 a.m. Child Welfare
11:45 a.m.-1:15 p.m. General Session: A Conversation with Secretary Foxx | The Future of Federal Transportation Funding
1:30-2:30 p.m.

NRI Committee Business Meeting

1:30-2:15 p.m.

Primaries: Open, Closed, Top Two, What Else?


Session Resources:

1:30-4:45 p.m. Health and Human Services Committee: Federal Update and Policy Consideration
1:30-3:15 p.m. Measuring, Reducing Recidivism
1:30-2:30 p.m. State-Federal Insurance Update
1:30-2:45 p.m.

Career and Technical Education: Trends in the States


Session Resources:

1:30-2:15 p.m.

On the Fiscal Horizon: What Can States Expect in the 114th Congress?

2:30-4 p.m.

Legislators and Staff: Building Trust in a Polarized World


Session Resources:

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Improving Data on Race and Ethnicity - Update on U.S. Census Bureau Research


Session Resource:

2:30-3 p.m. Federal Activities Affecting State Retirement Plans
2:45-3:45 p.m.

Managing Water Concerns Associated with Hydraulic Fracturing


Session Resource:

2:45-3:45 p.m.

State Alcohol Regulation Shifts 


Session Resource:

2:45-3:45 p.m.

Making College Affordable

3-3:30 p.m. Special Briefing: Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
3:15-4 p.m.

State Budget Update

3:15-3:30 p.m.

Law, Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee Break

3:30-4:45 p.m.

Unmanned Aircraft Systems: State and Industry Perspectives


Session Resources:

3:45-4:45 p.m.

E-Rate: Connecting American Classrooms

3:45-4:45 p.m.

The American Community Survey After Redistricting


Session Resource:

4-5 p.m.

Technology's Growing Impact on Electric Utilities and State Policies


Session Resources:

4-4:45 p.m.

Legislative Effectiveness Committee: Business Meeting

4-4:30 p.m. Budgets and Revenue Business Meeting
5-6 p.m. Women's Network Roundtable
5-6 p.m. Steering Committee Meeting
6-7 p.m. Reception

Friday's Highlights

During the Forum, we will be highlighting key events from each day of the meeting. Please check back for highlights from Friday, Dec. 12! 

Time Sessions
7:30 a.m.-12 p.m. Registration
7:45-9:15 a.m.

The Broad Implications: Internet in Rural Communities

8-9:15 a.m.

State Workers Compensation Programs and Healthcare Reform Breakfast


Session Resources:

9:30-11 a.m.

Issue Forum | Crude Oil by Rail: Exploring the Safety Effects and Economic Impacts


Session Resource:

9:30-11 a.m. Issue Forum | Cannabis Conundrum
9:30-11 a.m. Issue Forum | A Dysfunctional Chamber: The Future of the United States Senate
11:15-11:30 a.m. NCSL Business Meeting
11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.

General Session Luncheon: U.S. Economic Outlook


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