Prevention Must-Reads, February 2016

Health February 5, 2016
BPC's Prevention Initiative highlights recent publications, speeches, and testimony focused on the intersection of health and healthcare.

Financial Reform Must-Reads, February 5

Finance February 5, 2016
BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative highlights news articles, papers and other important work which illuminate current and new thinking within financial regulation.

Children and Family Apprehensions Drop In January, Still High for Fiscal Year

Lazaro Zamora February 3, 2016
The latest data shows that the unseasonable surge of Central American migrants that began last June continued through FY2016.

Debate Over Syrian Kurds at Peace Talks Reveal Complex Ties

Nicholas Danforth February 2, 2016
Whether the Syrian Kurds would attend the talks is perhaps most interesting for what it reveals about the relationship among the U.S., Turkey, and Moscow.

Some Returns to Regular Order, Some Departures in 2015

Governance February 2, 2016
Those parts of the process that take place off the floor of the House and Senate improved, but more often than not it was on the floor where gridlock remained.

Biden’s Turkey Visit: Stalemate on Syria, Step Forward on Democracy

Jessica Michek February 1, 2016
Washington and Ankara’s failure to see eye-to-eye will likely hamper attempts in the longer-term both to degrade and destroy ISIS and reach a peaceful transition in Syria.

What You Need to Know About the Iowa Caucus

Matthew Weil January 29, 2016
A BPC panel shared insights into the inner workings of each party’s caucus process that impact outcomes.

Immigration and the Labor Force: Part IV

Kenneth Megan January 29, 2016
Immigration opponents are quick to blame foreign-born workers for driving down wages of native-born Americans, while immigration advocates claim precisely the opposite.

CBO Issues Stark Warning that Deficits Are Increasing Again

Ben Ritz January 27, 2016
Fiscal projections now look substantially worse than they did just last year, let alone in 2010, when a new Congress was elected on campaign promises to rein in deficits.

Banks and Regulators Converging on Living Wills

A review by BPC of “living wills” required of large financial institutions found encouraging signs that banks and regulators are getting onto the same page.