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GLIN==> NEMW Coalitions Briefings Room Change



        WEEKLY UPDATE 23 APRIL 2001 CHANGE OF ROOMS

The following briefings have been moved.  Please note the new room.


BRIEFING ON MISSISSIPPI RIVER FLOODING
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     The Northeast-Midwest Coalitions and the Upper Mississippi River
Task Forces will host a briefing about floods along the Mississippi
River.  The briefing which will include presentations by the Weather
Service, Army Corps of Engineers, and the Federal Emergency Management
Agency will begin on Thursday, April 26, at 11:00 am in room 402
CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING
.

     CONTACT:  Olwen Huxley with the Northeast-Midwest Congressional
Coalition (226-9497).


BRIEFING ON THE FLOW OF FEDERAL FUNDS TO THE STATES
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     The Northeast-Midwest Coalitions on Friday, April 27, will host a
brown-bag briefing about regional trends in federal spending.  Matt
Kane of the Northeast-Midwest Institute will discuss the factors that
drive the region's poor return on its federal tax dollars.

     Demographic and industrial patterns long have resulted in
relatively low federal spending in midwestern states but relatively
high spending in the Northeast, where high federal tax burdens explain
the low return on federal tax dollar.  Kane will discuss how
population, economic structure, and income levels affect the flow of
federal funds to the states.  He will comment on opportunities to
influence long-term federal spending trends.

     The April 27 briefing will begin at 11:30 am in room 402 OF THE
CANNON HOUSE OFFICE BUILDING. 

     CONTACT:  Olwen Huxley at the Northeast-Midwest Congressional
Coalition (226-9497).