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.

Signs of Congressional Life

Jason Grumet April 13, 2015
While there is much work left to do, the fact that Congress is making meaningful progress on a complex issue is cause for guarded optimism.

BPC Endorses Bill Establishing an Independent CFPB Inspector General

Financial Reform April 13, 2015
The legislation has garnered significant bipartisan support and is an important step in bolstering transparency and accountability at the CFPB.

Bipartisan Tip Sheet – April 2015

Blog April 10, 2015
A monthly roundup of events featuring Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) founders, senior fellows, project leaders and staff.

Years After Crisis, Housing Finance System Still in Need of Reform

Henry Cisneros, Mel Martinez April 9, 2015
A new report offers a sobering reminder that our nation’s housing finance system continues to operate on an unsustainable foundation.