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The National Press Foundation will collaborate with CQ Roll Call to provide training and education to Washington journalists on critical issues that percolate in the Capitol, the two organizations announced.

The Capitol Hill Issues Briefings began in 2010 to inform journalists on issues as they develop, ranging from immigration to the fiscal cliff and an annual favorite — covering the federal budget.

These free morning briefings are hosted by the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, at the invitation of former Rep. Lee Hamilton, now director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University.

Seventeen briefings have been produced since 2010.

“CQ Roll Call is delighted to partner with the National Press Foundation on its Capitol Hill Issues Briefing program,” said David Ellis, Chief Content Officer for CQ Roll Call. “We’ll use our deep knowledge and insight into congressional issues to help journalists untangle and synthesize complex issues for their readers. NPF is a valuable resource that lets journalists do better work, and CQ Roll Call is happy to support its mission.”

“NPF is honored to collaborate with CQ Roll Call on this valuable training for journalists,” added Sandy K. Johnson, President and Chief Operating Officer of NPF. “CQ Roll Call has deep roots in reporting the policy and politics that dominate the federal government, and we look forward to working with them.”

Several Capitol Hill Issues Briefings are planned this year, including a program on Monday morning June 22 on FAA reauthorization, which is set to expire Sept. 30. This briefing is sponsored by the U.S. Travel Association.