Upcoming Events


  • GOP Doctors Caucus

    June 26, 2024

    Congressmen Larry Bucshon, M.D. (IN-08) and Greg Murphy, M.D. (NC-03) will discuss how the House GOP Doctors Caucus is working to enact meaningful patient-focused health care policy and their work as members of the Energy & Commerce and Ways &…


  • E&C Update with Rep. Bob Latta

    July 11, 2024

    Congressman Bob Latta (OH-05) will discuss the agenda of the House Energy & Commerce Committee, including his leadership and legislative priorities as Chair of the Communications and Technology Subcommittee.


  • The Future of AI in Finance

    July 23, 2024

    Vice Chair of the House Financial Services Committee, Rep. French Hill (AR-02), will discuss his leadership of the Committee’s bipartisan Working Group on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how AI is impacting the financial services and housing industries.


Past Events


  • Senator Shelley Moore Capito

    June 6, 2024

    Senator Shelley Moore Capito (WV) will discuss the legislative agenda of the Senate, as well as her role as the Vice Chair of the Senate Republican Conference and the legislative priorities for the Senate Republican Policy Committee, as she campaigns…


  • Senator Joni Ernst

    May 23, 2024

    Senator Joni Ernst (R-IA) will discuss her role as Chair of the Senate Republican Policy Committee and the effort to strengthen the economic security of American families and businesses in the coming year.


  • E&C Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers

    May 15, 2024

    House Energy and Commerce Committee Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers will discuss the agenda and her leadership of the Committee, as well as her recently unveiled draft comprehensive data privacy legislation. Wednesday, May 15


  • Poll on Political Civility

    May 9, 2024

    Veteran pollster Ed Goeas will discuss the latest Georgetown University Institute of Politics and Public Service national survey on political civility and how the results serve as a forecast for what Americans want from their leaders in Washington, D.C. Thursday,…


  • The Creative Coalition

    April 26, 2024

    The Ripon Society and The Franklin Center will host The Creative Coalition’s President, actor Tim Daly, and participants in The Creative Coalition (TCC) Arts Day delegation for a discussion on the important role the federal government plays in promoting the arts. Friday, April 26…


  • Border Security Discussion

    April 18, 2024

    Congressman Randy Feenstra (IA-04) and Congressman August Pfluger (TX-11) will discuss the importance of strengthening security along America’s southern border and keeping our communities safe. Thursday, April 18


  • Advancing a Better Budget

    April 15, 2024

    A Congressional Advisory Board Dinner Series Advancing a Better Budget Congressmen Blake Moore (UT-01) and Rudy Yakym (IN-02) will discuss how the House Budget Committee is working to address Washington’s broken budget process and advance solutions that bend down the…


  • Chair of the Republican Study Committee

    March 20, 2024

    A Bully Pulpit Series Chair of the Republican Study Committee Congressman Kevin Hern (OK-01) will discuss the agenda and his leadership as Chair of the Republican Study Committee during the second half of the 118th Congress, and some of the…


  • Addressing the China Challenge

    March 8, 2024

    A Bully Pulpit Series Addressing the China Challenge Congressman Darin LaHood (R-IL-16) and Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi (D-IL-08) will discuss their work on the Select Committee on the Chinese Communist Party and bipartisan solutions to ensure that America is prepared to…


  • Boosting Medical Innovation

    March 7, 2024

    A Bully Pulpit Series Boosting Medical Innovation Congressman John Joyce (PA-13) ,will discuss his work on the House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee and bipartisan efforts to boost medical innovation and to ensure patients have timely access to breakthrough treatments.…


  • Meet Team Johnson

    February 27, 2024

    A Policy & Politics Series Meet Team Johnson Chief of Staff to Speaker Mike Johnson, Hayden Haynes, will join key members of Team Johnson for a meet-and-greet with members of The Ripon Society and Franklin Center. Tuesday, February 27 EVENT…


  • Securing Our Border

    February 27, 2024

    A Bully Pulpit Series Securing Our Border Senator James Lankford (OK) will discuss the effort that he is leading to secure America’s southern border, and the prospects that an agreement can be reached in the coming year. Tuesday, February 27…