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The Appalachia Initiative: Bipartisan Approach for the 21st Century

KEYWORDS: MARK WARNER, JASON GRUMET, JOE MANCHIN, THOM TILLIS, LIVE NOW, DAVID PERDUE, APPALACHIA INITIATIVE

WHEN: Wednesday, September 13, 2017 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: U.S. Capitol Visitor Center, SVC 201-200, Washington, DC, 20510

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The Bipartisan Policy Center and U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, David Perdue, Thom Tillis, and Mark Warner convened regional and national stakeholders to capture innovative ideas for economic growth in the Appalachian region. We worked collectively to develop pragmatic policy solutions focused on improving job training, economic development, healthcare, and strengthening the infrastructure and energy sectors in the region.

BPC, the senators, and Appalachian stakeholders discussed our bipartisan approach to help the region chart a new path toward greater prosperity.


First Panel:

U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV)
@Sen_JoeManchin

U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA)
@sendavidperdue

U.S. Senator Thom Tillis (R-NC)
@SenThomTillis

U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA)
@MarkWarner

Moderated by:

Jason Grumet
President, Bipartisan Policy Center
@JasonGrumet

Second Panel:

Dan Gerlach
President, Golden LEAF Foundation
@ncLEAFchief

Regina Labelle
Former Chief of Staff, White House Office of National Drug Control Policy
@ReginaLabelle

Israel O’Quinn
Member, Virginia House of Delegates
@IsraelOQuinn

Lyle Roelofs
President, Berea College
@RoelofsLyle

Tom Smith
Commissioner of Highways and Secretary of Transportation, West Virginia Department of Transportation

Moderated by:

Sandy Davis
Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center