CBO: President’s Immigration Proposal Would Reduce Deficit by $173 billion

Kenneth Megan August 28, 2015
The president’s immigration plan largely echoes the comprehensive immigration reform bill that passed the Senate in 2013 but was not taken up by the House.

What You Need to Know: Immigrant Family Detention

Lazaro Zamora August 27, 2015
Immigrant family detention expanded dramatically after the surge of unaccompanied children and family units arriving at the southern border last summer.

Home and Community-based Services: Maximizing the Impact of Federal Spending

Henry Cisneros, Mel Martinez August 26, 2015
Currently, five federal agencies fund multiple programs that provide assistance for the aging such as in-home services, affordable housing and transportation.

Iran Deal and Possible Military Dimensions

Jessica Michek August 25, 2015
The IAEA's attempts to gain a full understanding of the possible military dimensions of Iran’s nuclear program have been stonewalled by Tehran for a decade.

Immigration and the Labor Force

Kenneth Megan August 25, 2015
Factors other than immigration have driven the decline in employment and labor force participation among native-born Americans over the past 15 years.

Erdogan Seeks ‎to Reclaim Power in Early Elections

Ayhan Üçok August 24, 2015
Under AKP rule, Turkey has been on a downward democratic trajectory, which is poised to continue if the party regains its majority in the upcoming election.

The Kurdish Connection

Ayhan Üçok August 20, 2015
The delicate balance between Turkey and the United States over the Kurdish issue has limited the scope of the anti-ISIS coalition.

EPA Releases Proposed Rules Cutting Methane Emissions

Jason DuPaul August 19, 2015
All told, the EPA’s suite of efforts on methane is part of a larger goal to reduce methane emissions by 40 to 45 percent from 2012 levels by 2025.

Funding Inspections Under the Iran Deal

Jessica Michek August 17, 2015
The IAEA will likely require a significant increase in funding if it is to carry out the enhanced monitoring regime called for in the Iran deal.

What We’re Reading in Health and Housing, August 17

Housing August 17, 2015
BPC's Health and Housing Task Force is sharing recent publications, speeches and testimony we consider relevant to our work.