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.

Meet the new debt ceiling: $18,113,000,000,000

Economy / News March 17, 2015
The suspense -- or rather, the suspension -- is over. The U.S. debt ceiling has been reset at $18.113 trillion, the Treasury Department said Tuesday.

The 2016 field and the debt ceiling

Economy / News March 16, 2015
CBS News took a look at some of the potential candidates and what they might do if faced with a decision on the debt ceiling.

Don’t Worry About the U.S. Hitting Its Debt Limit—At Least Not Yet

Economy / News March 16, 2015
Thanks to increases in tax revenue, a sliding deficit, and extraordinary measures by the Treasury Department, there is time before the U.S. could default.

Senate GOP budget to break with Paul Ryan’s blueprints

Economy / News March 15, 2015
Senate Republicans will not include detailed plans to overhaul entitlement programs when they unveil their first budget in nearly a decade this week.