OSCE Increases Electoral Monitors for Turkey Election

Jessica Michek May 29, 2015
Turkey’s opposition parties have raised concerns that the ruling party will manipulate the June vote to ensure its majority.

What We’re Reading in Financial Regulatory Reform, May 29

Financial Reform May 29, 2015
BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative highlights news articles, papers and other important work which illuminate current and new thinking within financial regulation.

Toxic Substances Control Act: Ready for Reform

Kimberly Dean May 26, 2015
Recent bipartisan efforts are key to ensuring that the federal chemical regulatory system is updated for the modern era.

Getting Back on Track: The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act

Jason Burwen May 26, 2015
Energy innovation is a rising priority in the U.S., as Congress acted on legislation that will guide federal science and R&D investments for years to come.

What We’re Reading in Infrastructure, May 22

Financial Reform May 22, 2015
BPC launched the Executive Council on Infrastructure earlier this month. We wanted to share with you some recent publications we consider relevant to our work.

FSOC Annual Report Highlights New Emerging Threats

Justin Schardin May 20, 2015
Among the emerging threats highlighted by FSOC as warranting further attention over the upcoming year were central counterparties and financial innovation.

Funding Immigration Courts Should Not be Controversial

Matt Graham May 20, 2015
The backlog of pending cases in immigration courts has grown 160 percent since 2006, but the number of immigration judges has grown by just 15 percent.

Will the Clean Power Plan Be a Catalyst for Energy Efficiency?

The proposed Clean Power Plan sets emission goals based, in part, on assumptions about the cost and availability of new energy efficiency.

What to Watch for: FSOC’s May 19 Meeting

The Financial Stability Oversight Council will meet Tuesday, May 19 in open and closed sessions.

Strong Tax Season Moves Most Likely Debt Limit X-Date Window to Late 2015

Shai Akabas, Brian Collins May 18, 2015
Tax filing season has come to a close, and BPC has updated its projections of how long the Treasury could continue to pay all of the nation's bills in full.