Housing is a bedrock element of our nation’s economy and our personal well-being, yet all too often it loses out to other priorities in the intense competition for policymakers’ attention. By participating in the 2014 Housing Summit, you will help elevate housing to the top of the national agenda during a critical year for housing policy. The two-day convening will feature private-sector experts, elected officials, academics, and housing practitioners from across the country and promises to be one of the most significant housing policy events to take place this year. Learn more and register
The BPC Housing Commission will host a regional forum in Sun Valley, ID. The forum will explore pressing issues in housing today - housing finance reform and the future of FHA, innovation in rural housing, and community lenders and the role of small banks - and feature both keynote remarks and panel discussions by key members of Congress and leaders in the housing industry.
Americans’ number one financial worry is their ability to prepare for retirement. The wide variety of risks they face in preparing for and making it through a financially secure retirement means that some have good reason to be anxious. But there is a lot of diversity in the challenges each family faces and what tools they have to manage those risks. Join us for a discussion on the retirement system in the U.S., where it is strong, and where it could be improved.
BPC's Immigration Task Force will host a discussion on the current child immigration crisis at our nation’s southern border.
BPC's American Energy Innovation Council gathered experts, business leaders, academics and policymakers to assess the state of American energy innovation and new approaches to drive more resources into it.
BPC and the Annenberg Public Policy Center of the University of Pennsylvania hosted former 9/11 Commission Chairman Tom Kean, former Vice Chairman Lee Hamilton, and other commission members on the 10th anniversary of the release of the 9/11 Commission report to examine the threat to the nation; current homeland security challenges, successes and innovations; and the difficult questions and oversight obstacles presently facing policy makers.
According to a new study by BPC and the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), the per capita cost of military personnel on active duty increased by 42 percent over the last decade. Overall, growth in cost was much faster than growth in the number of people serving. AEI and BPC hosted a conversation about the cost trends impacting America’s professional volunteer force and their implications for the future.
As the P5+1 approaches the July 20th deadline for a final Iran nuclear deal, what standards should Congress seek in an acceptable agreement? And what are the stakes for the United States and its allies? BPC, the Foreign Policy Initiative, and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies hosted a public forum on these and other questions featuring Members of Congress and experts.
BPC hosted former Members of the House and Senate Budget Committees and former Congressional Budget directors on the 40th anniversary of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act to discuss its past, its present, and its future.
Four years after the passage of the Dodd-Frank Act, BPC hosted a discussion of what has been accomplished in financial regulatory reform since the financial crisis, what challenges remain, and BPC's recommendations for how to address them.