11/16 – 2:00pm, 216 Hart Senate Office Building. Joint Economic Committee, Full committee hearing on "Manufacturing in the USA: Paving the Road to Job Creation," focusing on the impact of infrastructure investment on job creation, particularly in the manufacturing sector. Witnesses: Andrew Herrmann, president of the American Society of Civil Engineers; Veronique de Rugy, senior research fellow at the Mercatus Center at George Mason University, Arlington, Va.; Chris Edwards, director of tax policy studies at the Cato Institute; Robert Puentes, senior fellow in the Brookings Institution's Metropolitan Policy Program.
MANUFACTURING GROWTH: ADVANCED MANUFACTURING AND THE FUTRUE OF THE AMERICAN ECONOMY. 11/16, 3:30-4:30, Washington, DC. Sponsors: Third Way's Schwartz Initiative, Breakthrough Institute. Speakers: House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer, D-MD; Sen. Chris Coons, D-DE; Devon Swezey, project director of the Innovation and Economics Program at the Breakthrough Institute; Ryan McConaghy, director of the Economic Program at Third Way.
CREATING A 21ST CENTURY DEFENSE INDUSTRY
11/18 – 9:00am, 2118 Rayburn House Office Building. House Armed Services Committee, Business Challenges within the Defense Industry Subcommittee hearing on "Creating a 21st Century Defense Industry." Witnesses: The Honorable Jacques S. Gansler, Professor and Roger C. Lipitz Chair, Director, Center for Public Policy & Private Enterprise, School of Public Policy, University of Maryland; Mr. David J. Berteau, Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Program. Center for Strategic and International Studies.
US TRADE POLICY POST APEC 2011. 11/18, Noon-2:00pm, Washington, DC. Sponsor: Japan Commerce Association of Washington, DC (JCAW). Speaker: Ambassador Charlene Barshefsky- Partner, WilmerHale. Former United States Trade Representative.
NEXT STEPS FOR THE AMERICAN TRADE AGENDA. 11/30, 9:00am-Noon, Washington, DC. Sponsor: U.S. Chamber of Commerce. Keynote remarks by: USTR Ambassador Ronald Kirk. Followed by a panel discussion with: The Honorable Susan Schwab, Mayer Brown LLP, Former U.S. Trade Representative (2006-2009); The Honorable Charlene Barshefsky, Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr, Former U.S. Trade Representative (1997-2000); The Honorable Carla Hills, Hills & Company, Former U.S. Trade Representative (1989-1993).