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.
Years of deferred maintenance and underinvestment have eroded America’s essential infrastructure, jeopardizing economic vitality and international competitiveness. With public funding increasingly constrained, leveraging private investment is widely seen as a key strategy for addressing this challenge.
Join BPC for the launch of its Personal Savings Initiative. The initiative will examine whether savings rates and available savings vehicles are meeting the retirement goals of Americans and the nation's investment needs.
Join BPC in New York City for a conversation with U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Secretary Shaun Donovan. One week before the scheduled mark-up of the Housing Finance Reform and Taxpayer Protection Act of 2014, Secretary Donovan will offer comments on GSE reform and the state of the U.S. housing market.
With the U.S. tight oil boom headlining the dramatic resurgence in North American oil production, expectations about future oil supply have shifted from traditional OPEC oil producers to countries whose oil production had previously been declining. This virtual explosion in the production of unconventional oil has major implications for the development of all oil sources, particularly high-cost, high-risk “frontier oil,” as found in the Arctic or ultra-deepwater.
Streamlining the U.S. financial regulatory architecture was a missed opportunity of Dodd-Frank. Our current structure is full of overlapping jurisdictions, regulatory turf battles and inefficient use of resources. While Dodd-Frank improved financial regulation in a number of ways, it actually created more agencies than it consolidated.
BPC hosted an event to launch a new Long-Term Care Initiative, co-chaired by former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist, former Governor and HHS Secretary Tommy Thompson, and former CBO Director Alice Rivlin. The initiative will raise awareness among policymakers about the need to develop a sustainable means of financing and delivering long-term services and supports, and will issue policy recommendations in late 2014.
BPC's Energy Project and the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC) held the third workshop in a series on Greenhouse Gas Regulation of Existing Power Plants under the Clean Air Act.
BPC's Turkey Initiative hosted a panel to discuss the results of Turkey’s local elections on March 30 and their significance for Turkey’s domestic political struggles, foreign policy and relations with the United States.