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Associated Press Daybook-Tuesday-Congress-Joint for Tuesday, Sep. 11.

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 10:00 AM Helsinki Commission hearing on black and minority populations in Europe – Helsinki Commission hearing on ‘Race, Rights, and Politics: Black and Minority Populations in Europe’, with Members of Parliament Olivio Kocsis-Cake (Hungary), Clive Lewis (UK), and Killion Munyama (Poland), German state parliament member Aminata Toure, UK Prime Minister’s Special Adviser for Social Justice, Young People & Opportunities Nero Ughwujabo and Race Disparity Advisory Group Chair Simon Woolley, and European Parliament Anti-Racism and Diversity Intergroup (ARDI) Coordinator Alfiaz Vaiya discussing the state of their democracies and recent efforts to address inclusion of Europe’s diverse populations, including findings from the European Parliament’s People of African Descent Week and UK’s Race Disparity Audit Report

Location: Rayburn House Office Building, Rm 2220, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.csce.gov, https://twitter.com/HelsinkiComm

Contacts: Stacy Hope, Helsinki Commission, Stacy.Hope@mail.house.gov, 1 202 225 1901

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 3:00 PM Helsinki Commission briefing on free-trade zones – Helsinki Commission briefing on ‘Free-Trade Zones: Productive or Destructive?’, exploring ‘the value of FTZs across the world and the potential for reform, especially in areas where laws are poorly enforced’. American Enterprise Institute Fellow Dr Clay Fuller, OECD High Level Risk Forum Senior Project Manager Jack Radisch, Crime Stoppers International Regional Director of Caribbean, Bermuda & Latin American Crime Stoppers Alejo Campos, and Europol Liaison Bureau’s Pedro Assares Rodrigues discuss ‘the interplay of globalized corruption, transnational criminal organizations, and authoritarianism in and around FTZs’, provide data on ‘how these factors lubricate the movement of illicit goods’, and recommend policy responses

Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Rm 385, Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.csce.gov, https://twitter.com/HelsinkiComm

Contacts: Helsinki Commission media, info@csce.gov, 1 202 225 1901

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Wednesday, Sep. 12 – Friday, Sep. 14 NFU Fall Legislative Fly-In in Washington, DC – National Farmers Union Fall Legislative Fly-In, with 350 family farmers and ranchers in Washington, DC, to meet administration officials and Members of Congress. Day one includes briefing at the U.S. Department of Agriculture (with speakers including Secretary of Agriculture Sonny Perdue and Office of the U.S. Trade Representative Chief Agriculture Negotiator Gregg Doud) and ‘Farm Bill Forum’ at the U.S. Capitol (with speakers including Democrats Sens. Heidi Heitkamp, Joe Donnelly, Tina Smith, and Michael Bennet and Reps. Jim McGovern and Chellie Pingree, and Republican Sens. John Hoeven and Chuck Grassley)

Location: Washington, DC

Weblinks: http://www.nfu.org, https://twitter.com/NFUDC

Contacts: Andrew Jerome, NFU press, ajerome@nfudc.org, 1 202 314 3106

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