Expiration of Immigration Programs Looms if Congress Doesn’t Act

Congress once again finds itself facing a funding deadline, and there are several immigration programs that will require congressional action to avoid expiring.

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New GAO Report Highlights Troubling Advice Given by SSA

Ben Ritz September 15, 2016

Because of the substantial impact that the age of claiming has on the financial security of many older Americans, the poor information provided by SSA is shocking and deeply concerning.

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Flint Isn’t Alone. The Water Crisis is a Nationwide Problem.

Michele Nellenbach September 15, 2016

Tragedies like the one that transpired in Flint highlight the complexity of maintaining reliable water quality in an era of diminished resources.

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Debt Limit Brinksmanship Threatens to Return

Shai Akabas, Ben Ritz September 13, 2016

Less than two months into the next president’s term, the debt limit will once again be reinstated, demanding prompt attention from policymakers.

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Retirement Commission Co-Chairs Testify Before Senate Aging Committee

Ben Ritz, Emma Weil September 9, 2016

Taken together, BPC’s recommendations would increase retirement savings by 50 percent for middle-class Americans and reduce old-age poverty by one-third.

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FHFA’s Credit Risk Program and the Future of GSE Legislation

Michael A. Stegman September 8, 2016

If there is one feature of a reformed housing finance system that has broad buy-in, it is that private capital should take the majority of mortgage credit risk.

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Washington’s Inconsistent Rhetoric on Turkish Democracy

Nicholas Danforth September 8, 2016

Turkey has purged as many as 100,000 people from government positions and arrested over 100 journalists since the July 15 coup attempt.

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Bipartisan Action on Medical Innovation Is Within Reach

Janet M. Marchibroda, Ashley Ridlon September 6, 2016

Emerging therapies offer the promise of cures for those with Alzheimer’s, cancer, Parkinson’s, and other life-threatening diseases.

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A New Model for Investing in Infrastructure

Sarah Kline August 31, 2016

Private resources are available to help meet America’s infrastructure needs, but cumbersome processes and uncertain politics often push that capital away.

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The Tale of Two Bidens

Nicholas Danforth August 26, 2016

While focused on the fight against ISIS, the White House has likely concluded that democracy in Turkey, at least in the near future, is probably a lost cause.

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