Across the Aisle | A Conversation on our Nation's Opioid Epidemic
Featuring Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
On Thursday, November 2, at 3 p.m. in Washington, DC, Senator Rob Portman (R-OH), Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), and Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) will come together for an Across the Aisle conversation on the national opioid epidemic moderated by Carl Hulse, Chief Washington Correspondent for The New York Times. Building on passage of the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA), Senators Portman, Whitehouse, and Shaheen will discuss how the federal government can best support the efforts of law enforcement, public health officials, community organizations and families across the country to respond to this crisis. The discussion will take place in the Kennedy Caucus Room in the Russell Senate Office Building at 2 Constitution Ave NE, Washington, DC. Victoria Reggie Kennedy, Co-Founder and President of the Board of the Edward M. Kennedy Institute, and Patrick J. Kennedy, Former U.S. Representative (D-RI), Founder of the Kennedy Forum, and Edward M. Kennedy Institute board member, will also give remarks.
A panel discussion and exhibition on income inequality organized by the Humanities Workshop, a consortium of secondary schools in the Greater Boston area that explores pressing issues affecting our community through a humanist lens.
The Kennedy Institute serves as the service village for the Martin Richard Foundation’s Spring Service Day. This event provides an opportunity for families to participate together in a day of service around the theme “creating a better world for young people.”
Jake Sherman and Anna Palmer, coauthors of Politico Playbook will join Steve Scully, Political Editor, C-SPAN, to discuss “The Hill to Die On,” their inside account of President Trump’s first two years in the White House as viewed from Capitol Hill.