Medicare bill: How 11 minutes of bipartisanship solved 12 years of frustration

Health / News March 26, 2015
“This is a major accomplishment,” says William Hoagland, senior vice president at the Bipartisan Policy Center. First, he says, it’s bipartisan, which is no small achievement in today’s political climate.

Obama shifts gears on nuclear waste; Yucca impact uncertain

Energy / News March 24, 2015
The Obama memorandum authorized the Department of Energy to move forward on planning a defense-only repository. Moniz outlined the new strategy in a speech at the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington think tank.

Senators push bipartisan bill to build nuclear waste dump

Energy / News March 24, 2015
“A separate repository for defense waste could allow greater flexibility in selection of a site, and greater flexibility could help keep costs down,” Moniz said in a Tuesday speech.

US DOE to begin to move on nuclear waste issue this year: Moniz

Energy / News March 24, 2015
Moniz, who was scheduled to announce the administration's plan during an address at the Bipartisan Policy Center later in the day, said that the department would not need new legislative authority for either action.

Glickman and Shalala: The ENRICH Act will provide better tools to fight obesity epidemic

Health / News March 23, 2015
Although two in three Americans are overweight or obese, only one in eight patients visiting doctors receives counseling on the benefits of a healthy diet.

No virtue in reaching the debt ceiling: Holtz-Eakin

Economy / News March 20, 2015
Another estimate from the Bipartisan Policy Center estimates that the government won't run out of borrowing ability until December 31.

BPC aims to develop recommendations for speeding medical innovation

Health / News March 18, 2015
BPC kicked off its FDA: Advancing Medical Innovation initiative, with the first session addressing how to accelerate the discovery, development and delivery of medical products.

FDA must make smarter use of big data

Health / News March 17, 2015
BPC is calling on Congress to enable the FDA to use electronic health records and crowd-sourced patient data to transform the drug and medical device approval process.

Five Things to Look for as Republicans Roll out Their Budget Proposals

Economy / News March 17, 2015
Republicans are back in control of both chambers of Congress for the first time since 2006 and will use that perch to offer their budget blueprints this week.

Think tanks suggest less formal multi-state carbon-trading to meet EPA goals

Energy / News March 17, 2015
Visceral politics and administrative hurdles could keep many states from using regional cap-and-trade programs to cut carbon emissions under U.S. EPA's Clean Power Plan.