BPC Events

Nov. 5, 2014
Bipartisan Policy Center

On the morning after the midterm elections and following several hotly contested Senate races, please join former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott for a conversation about the future of the Senate and prospective areas for progress during the lame duck.  The former majority leaders, who worked together the last time the Senate was evenly divided, will also focus on governing in a closely or evenly divided Senate during this polarized era for American politics.

Oct. 30, 2014
Bipartisan Policy Center

On November 4, Americans will set the stage for the final two years of President Obama’s presidency and will unofficially kick off the 2016 presidential election. Our panelists Whit Ayres, Mark Mellman, and Amy Walter, and moderator John Fortier have decades of experience analyzing campaigns and elections and will share their unique insight.

Oct. 28, 2014
Bipartisan Policy Center

Calls for breaking up our nation’s biggest banks have been bipartisan. No matter who controls Congress, it won’t be surprising if lawmakers take up the issue again next year. Yet, do we really know the consequences of breaking up big banks? What would it mean for consumers, the economy and financial reform? How would a break-up plan actually work?

Oct. 22, 2014
Bipartisan Policy Center

In recent months, the U.S. military has been dispatched to the Middle East to fight ISIS, to Africa to combat Ebola and to Eastern Europe to deter Russia. Yet, automatic reductions to the defense budget, known as “sequestration,” remain the law of the land. Highlighting this tension between national security and fiscal restraint, Michèle Flournoy and Eric Edelman, members of the bipartisan, congressionally-mandated National Defense Panel, warned in a recent op-ed, “without budgetary relief, the U.S. armed forces soon will be at high risk of not being able to accomplish the national defense strategy.”

Oct. 14, 2014
Bipartisan Policy Center

As the United States seeks allies to take on the terrorist group now calling itself the Islamic State (commonly referred to as ISIS or ISIL), the Kurds—particularly in Syria—have been on the front lines for the better part of two years. Now, ISIS is engaged in a brutal campaign against the Kurdish town of Kobani, in northern Syria. But Turkey, which is reluctantly moving toward supporting the U.S.-led campaign against ISIS, has tried to block Syrian Kurdish refugees escaping ISIS from entering Turkey and fighters from the Kurdistan Workers’ Party from crossing into Syria to join the fight for Kobani.

Sep. 30, 2014
Rayburn House Office Building

President Obama and the P5+1 negotiators have repeatedly stated that when it comes to the Iranian nuclear negotiations, “no deal is better than a bad deal.” But are the negotiations heading towards a bad deal?

Sep. 25, 2014
Bipartisan Policy Center

BPC's Energy Project and a panel of experts held a discussion on how early action is accounted for in the Clean Power Plan. This panel of experts from state, utility and environmental advocate perspectives discussed the treatment of: energy efficiency savings prior to 2020, renewable energy and existing cap-and-trade programs, among other topics.

Sep. 23, 2014
Bipartisan Policy Center

With ISIS and international extremists dominating the international news coverage, the threat of terrorism is at the forefront of Americans’ minds. In light of these developments, BPC will release a new threat assessment on September 23, authored by Peter Bergen, a member of BPC’s Homeland Security Project.

Sep. 16, 2014
Bipartisan Policy Center

Chief executives from some of the nation’s largest companies and BPC released a groundbreaking report that shares the companies’ most successful strategies for addressing the nation’s most pressing health care challenges. The report also includes a call to employers to join their commitment to improve the health and wellness of individuals, improve the health of communities, and improve the health care system.

Sep. 15, 2014
Renaissance Washington, DC Downtown Hotel

Castro BPC "With the stakes so high, we cannot afford to fail. As the Bipartisan Policy Center knows better than anyone, housing is not a Republican or Democratic issue. It is an American issue."

Watch Secretary Julián Castro's full remarks at the BPC Housing Summit

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