National Press Club

Jan. 12 Newsmaker: Rep. Richard Neal (D-MA), new ranking member of House Ways and Means Committee

January 9, 2017 | By Jamie Horwitz |

Richard Neal, the new ranking member of the House Ways and Means Committee, will address a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference on Thurs., Jan 12, to discuss Democratic strategy as Congress considers the future of the Affordable Care Act.

The news conference featuring Neal, who represents Massachusetts 1st Congressional District, will begin at 10 a.m. in the club’s Bloomberg Room. No advance registration is required.

Rep. Neal also will discuss topics including the prospect of comprehensive tax reform in the 115th Congress and U.S. trade policy under a Trump administration.

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Just a few days left to reserve your spot for inauguration tips panel, Jan. 10

January 8, 2017 | By Herb Jackson |

Tap the wisdom of veteran reporters who will deliver tips for getting the best stories out of the presidential inauguration at a Jan. 10 program presented by the National Press Club Journalism Institute and the Professional Development Committee.

The program, which costs $5 for members and $10 for non-members, starts at 9.30am on Tuesday in the Murrow Room of the club. RSVP required. Click here to reserve your spot.

Confirmed panelists include:

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Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to make exit address at National Press Club, Jan. 11

January 8, 2017 | By Lindsay Underwood |

Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz will speak at a National Press Club newsmaker and take questions on Wednesday, Jan. 11 at 11 a.m.

Moniz, in one of his final public speaking appearances in Washington, will discuss how an increased focus on science and research and development has informed better policymaking and technology solutions, and how to protect the independence and integrity of scientists at the Department of Energy and its 17 National Labs.

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A snippet of NPC history: Charlie Chaplin to George Clooney, Hollywood has visited the Club

January 8, 2017 | By Elizabeth Smith Brownstein |

"Film stars: Hooray for Hollywood. It's a long tradition for the National Press Club to host movie stars. Charlie Chaplin and Mary Pickford were among the first. Since then James Stewart, Ingrid Bergman, Robert Redford, Audrey Hepburn, Sean Connery, Elizabeth Taylor, Paul Newman, Jane Fonda, Peter O'Toole, Morgan Freeman, Angelina Jolie, Tom Hanks, Goldie Hawn, Burt Lancaster, Whoopi Goldberg and George Clooney have all spoken here. The National Press Club--where news is made in the nation's capital. Some of it star-studded."

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Speak in the New Year! Enhance your presentation skills with Toastmasters, Jan. 9

January 8, 2017 | By Leslie Kingsley |

Come hone your presentation skills with the National Press Club’s Toastmasters group on Monday, Jan. 9 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the McClendon Room.

Develop your expertise by practicing prepared deliveries, extemporaneous speaking, and giving cogent answers to spontaneous questions. Share your knowledge by listening to others and offering them your critical feedback. You will hone your own communication talents while helping others to improve theirs.

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Newsmaker today: How civil disobedience could challenge the Trump Administration

January 6, 2017 | By David Hodes |

Will civil disobedience be used to disrupt a new administration that sees itself as disruptive? And, what makes a breach of law an act of civil disobedience? When is civil disobedience morally justified? Can it go too far?

A panel of activists at a National Press Club Newsmaker news conference will discuss these and other issues at 10 a.m., Friday, Jan. 6, in the club’s Zenger Room.

Panelists include:

  • Micah White, the co-founder of Occupy Wall Street;

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Reserve now! Club to fete newly elected club president at inaugural gala, Jan. 14

January 1, 2017 | By Suzanne Struglinski |

Jeffrey Ballou will be inaugurated as the National Press Club's 110th president at a black-tie affair on Saturday, Jan. 14.

The "Club of Champions" gala for Ballou, news editor at Al Jazeera Media Network English language channel, will honor both his hometown of Pittsburgh, where the National Hockey League's Penguins are defending the Stanley Cup, and the past, present and future members of the National Press Club

The event begins with a reception at 6:30 p.m., followed by dinner at 7:30 p.m. and an after party with dancing to Beats by DJ Scientific.

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The future of health care will be subject of Jan. 9 luncheon with HHS Secretary Burwell

December 29, 2016 | By Lindsay Underwood |

U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Sylvia Burwell will discuss the the impact of the Republican-promised repeal of the Affordable Care Act at a club luncheon Jan. 9.

The health care law has brought coverage to more than 20 million Americans who would no longer have insurance if Republicans do away with it, as President-elect Donald Trump promised on the campaign trail. Republicans have not offered any alternative that covers as many Americans.

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Update-1 covers the benefits National Press Club membership

December 29, 2016 | By Adam Konowe |

The National Press Club offers numerous opportunities for professional development and socializing. With so many ways to take advantage of the Club, where should one begin?

In this Update-1 podcast, Broadcast/Podcast Committee member Julia Haskins talks to Board of Governors member and Membership Secretary Molly McCluskey about the benefits of joining the organization. Molly shares her insider tips for getting the most out of membership, from connecting with mentors to enjoying free food.

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Reminder: National Press Club closed Monday, Jan. 2 to observe New Year's Day

December 26, 2016 | By Jonathan D. Salant |

The National Press Club will close Jan. 2 in observance of New Year's Day.

Because the holidays occur on Sunday this year, they also are observed on Monday.

The club will reopen for business on Tuesday, Jan. 3.

The club's officers, Board of Governors and staff wishes the membership a Happy New Year.

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