Bank Living Wills: Five Years Later, Still in Probate

Dodd-Frank requires all banks with consolidated assets greater than $50 billion (often called “bank SIFIs”) to submit living wills.

Iran Talks: Should We Stay or Should We Go?

Blaise Misztal June 29, 2015
Balancing the desire for a diplomatic resolution with the dangers of emboldening Iran or having to concede to a bad deal will be a difficult task.

Kurdish Advance in Syria Reveals U.S.-Turkey Divide

Jessica Michek June 29, 2015
The United States and Turkey, sworn allies in public, reveal undercurrents of friction when it comes to the Kurds in Syria.

The United States Has a New Physical Literacy Plan

Robin Schepper June 26, 2015
The goal is to have implemented physical literacy principles into the programs of all organizations that touch the lives of children in the United States by 2020.

Devil is in the Details in CBO’s Long Term Budget Outlook

Ben Ritz June 25, 2015
Further reductions in discretionary spending cannot compensate for ever-growing entitlement spending or an inefficient tax code that fails to raise sufficient revenue.

Congress Should Find Long-term Solution, Not Tricks to Avoid Defense Caps

Shai Akabas, Ben Ritz June 22, 2015
More and more, standard operating procedure in Congress seems to employ "creative" accounting methods to game the system and get around defense spending caps.

What We’re Reading in Health and Housing, June 19

Housing June 19, 2015
BPC's Health and Housing Task Force is sharing recent publications, speeches and testimony we consider relevant to our work.

What We’re Reading in Infrastructure, June 19

Finance June 19, 2015
The staff of BPC's Executive Council on Infrastructure share some recent publications, speeches, and testimony relevant to infrastructure policy and finance.

Mexican Enforcement, Language Diversity Help Explain UAC Trends

Abigail Kamp June 17, 2015
In FY 2015, the number of apprehensions of unaccompanied Central American minors has fallen by 51 percent compared to the first eight months of FY 2014.

What Do U.S. Negotiating Team Changes Mean for Iran Nuclear Talks?

Jessica Michek June 17, 2015
In the nearly two years since Iran and the P5+1 countries agreed to the Joint Plan of Action, one thing is drastically different—the U.S. negotiating team.