At a time when young Americans face record unemployment rates, trillions of dollars in student loan debt, and a diminishing Social Security Trust Fund, Common Sense Action, a nationwide Millennial grassroots organization, released its Agenda for Generational Equity during an event at The Washington Center.
BPC and Embassy of the Republic of Poland held a discussion about how to reinvigorate the transatlantic relationship, with a particular focus on how Poland and other relatively recent members of the European community can today work with the United States toward the continued goal of a Europe whole and free.
The Bipartisan Policy Center, the Business Roundtable, and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation hosted a discussion with former Republican governors who played an integral role in the adoption of the Common Core State Standards in their respective states.
BPC and Deloitte hosted the second annual Deloitte Housing Symposium. The day featured a networking session and panel discussions focused on trends in the housing market. The event presented innovative ideas around some of the housing market’s most challenging issues, such as the role of FHA and the future of affordable housing.
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.
BPC launched its Commission on Retirement Security and Personal Savings. The initiative will examine whether savings rates and available savings vehicles are meeting the retirement goals of Americans and the nation's investment needs.
BPC and NYU Wagner hosted 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 offered 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.