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SABEWMay2021: The Road to Recovery and What's Next
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Tuesday, May 11 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Hidden Stories in Biden's $6 Trillion Spending Spree

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SKILLS SESSION: Just follow the money -- some $6 trillion of it. The American Rescue Plan, signed into law by President Biden in March, promises to stimulate the covid-wracked economy with $1.9 trillion. The president's American Jobs Plan envisions an additional $2 trillion to rebuild the country's infrastructure. And his American Families Plan would spend $1.8 trillion to expand access to education and child care. For business journalists, the historic spending initiatives are reporting gold mines, but where do you begin to find the hidden nuggets? We have two expert economists who will show us the way.

This conference was made possible by our sponsors: Associated Press, Arizent, Bloomberg, Bureau of Economic Analysis, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Business Wire, CNBC, Hilton, Investopedia, NEFE, NPR, Missouri School of Journalism, Quartz, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the Walter and Karla Goldschmidt Foundation.


Moderator
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Lisa Mascaro

Chief Congressional Correspondent, Associated Press
Lisa Mascaro is The Associated Press’ chief congressional correspondent. She leads reporting of Capitol Hill on all aspects of Congress. Before joining AP, she covered Congress and politics for the Los Angeles Times in Washington, D.C., was the Washington correspondent for the Las... Read More →

Speakers
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John Lettieri

President and CEO, Economic Innovation Group
John Lettieri is the co-founder, President and CEO of the Economic Innovation Group (EIG), a bipartisan research and public policy organization based in Washington, DC. EIG is a leading voice on spatial inequality, place-based policy, and economic dynamism.John's career in public... Read More →
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Michael Strain

Director, Economic Policy Studies, Arthur F. Burns Scholar in Political Economy, American Enterprise Institute
Michael R. Strain is the Director of Economic Policy Studies and the Arthur F. Burns Scholar in Political Economy at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where he oversees the Institute’s work in economic policy, financial markets, international trade and finance, tax and budget... Read More →


Tuesday May 11, 2021 9:00am - 9:45am EDT