New Law Threatens Fundamental Freedoms in Turkey

National Security April 1, 2015
The Turkish Parliament passed a comprehensive set of security laws that will greatly expand police power, eroding many fundamental freedoms in Turkey.

A Week of Significant Nuclear Waste Developments

Timothy A. Frazier April 1, 2015
DOE and the U.S. Senate both unveiled proposals to move forward on what BPC President Jason Grumet called the “icon of gridlock”: nuclear waste.

BPC Supports Bill Reforming Bank Privacy Notice Requirements

Aaron Klein April 1, 2015
Flooding consumers with privacy notices provides little benefit and often carries a hidden cost: it can desensitize consumers to reviewing more important disclosures.

Four Tips to Help Make Your Savings Last Throughout Retirement

Brian Collins, Shai Akabas March 31, 2015
Will your savings last in retirement? Many Americans have not even thought about the answer to that question. Among those who have, far too many will say "no."

H-1B Cap to Be Hit Within Days for a Third Year in a Row

Lazaro Zamora, Matt Graham March 31, 2015
The H-1B program allows employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require expertise in specialized fields and a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Officials Look to Improve Election Administration Ahead of 2016

Governance March 26, 2015
Let’s not let disagreement on some issues prevent us from making measurable, bipartisan progress toward an improved voting process.

Shelby Cites BPC Testimony on SIFI De-Designation

Dora Engle March 25, 2015
The hearing examined ways to strengthen transparency, accountability, and the process for designating so-called “systemically important financial institutions.”

Making Your 401(k) Last a Lifetime

Brian Collins, Alex Gold March 25, 2015
Even after a lifetime of saving, retirees must make their assets last through a retirement that could be two or three decades - or longer.

BPC’s Financial Reform Work Praised at Senate Hearing

Financial Reform March 24, 2015
Senator Mark Warner (D-VA) told Olson that he “appreciated the work of the Bipartisan Policy Center” and the “need to find some bipartisan compromise” if lawmakers are to get the policy right.

Continued Unrest in Yemen Should Force U.S. to Reevaluate Strategy

Jessica Michek March 20, 2015
Yemen appears to be on the brink of failure and hundreds of millions of dollars of U.S. military equipment might be fanning the flames.