Senator Barrasso Highlights Healthy Congress Index

Michael Stubel April 24, 2015
In remarks on the Senate floor, Senator Barrasso (R-WY) cited the Healthy Congress Index while discussing momentum in Congress toward improving the legislative process.

Chertoff and Expert Panel Discuss Border Security Metrics

Lazaro Zamora April 22, 2015
BPC hosted an event to discuss the importance of metrics for measuring the success of immigration enforcement.

Erdogan Battles Business Association

Jessica Michek April 20, 2015
The Turkish government’s ongoing battles with big business highlight the current reality of Turkey’s economy: growing political risk.

What to Watch for: FSOC’s April 20 Meeting

Aaron Klein, Justin Schardin April 19, 2015
The preliminary agenda includes only a discussion of FSOC’s 2015 annual report, which highlights emerging risks to the financial system.

Congress Making First Steps Toward Improved Effectiveness

Governance April 19, 2015
The index represents a new, long-term effort to bring accountability to Congress and answer the question: how is Congress governing?

What We’re Reading in Financial Regulatory Reform, April 17

Financial Reform April 17, 2015
BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative highlights news articles, papers and other important work which illuminate current and new thinking within financial regulation.

Glickman and Veneman Support Proposed Rule to Update Child and Adult Care Food Program

Hannah Martin April 17, 2015
The proposed rule would require an increase in whole grains, a greater variety of fruits and vegetables, breastfeeding promotion, and less juice, sugar, and fried food.

First 100 Days: Immigration and the 114th Congress

Lazaro Zamora April 15, 2015
While dozens of immigration-related bills have been introduced by members on both sides of the aisle, most of the work remains at the committee level.

How Tax Reform Could Make Wind, Solar and Natural Gas Power More Expensive

Jason Burwen April 15, 2015
In recent years, several members of Congress have proposed comprehensive tax reforms, all of which would affect the cost of electricity.

Can GE Check Out of the SIFI Hotel (California)?

Aaron Klein, Justin Schardin April 13, 2015
The Financial Stability Oversight Council will be faced with deciding whether a firm that drastically changes its business model can shed its SIFI status.