Comments from Secretaries Dan Glickman and Ann Veneman to U.S. Department of Agriculture

Dan Glickman, Ann M. Veneman / Research April 17, 2015
The emphasis on whole grains, promoting an increased diversity of fruits and vegetables, and the expansion of allowable meat alternatives are all positive changes, as are limitations on juice and added sugar.

Choosing a Policy Pathway for State 111(d) Plans to Meet State Objectives

Jennifer Macedonia / Research April 14, 2015
In mid-summer 2015, EPA is expected to issue its final Clean Power Plan regulations, which aim to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel-fired power plants.

Testimony by BPC President Jason Grumet on Crude Oil Export Ban

Jason Grumet / Research April 14, 2015
BPC believes that Congress and the administration should take further steps to lift restrictions on U.S. crude oil exports.

Medicare Benefit Modernization

Health / Research April 10, 2015
Medicare’s benefit package is outdated and fails to provide adequate protections for enrolled seniors and people with disabilities.

Medicare Networks: A Proposal for the Future of ACOs

Health / Research April 10, 2015
Medicare Networks would be an enhanced, enrollment-based model for the future of accountable care organizations.

Letter to Senators Alexander and Murray on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act

The next ESEA must include a recognized role for governors, who are in the unique position of bringing stakeholders into the discourse on elementary secondary education.

What to Look for in a Nuclear Deal with Iran

Blaise Misztal / Research March 30, 2015
Several factors will make it difficult to evaluate whether an agreement lives up to the widely accepted but ill-defined standard of “no deal is better than a bad deal.”

Good Deal or No Deal? Recommendation for Independent Review of Iran Nuclear Agreement

Blaise Misztal / Research March 26, 2015
One source of contention between Congress and the White House has been markedly different interpretations of what conditions are necessary to prevent a nuclear Iran.

Statement by BPC's Aaron Klein on FSOC Accountability

Aaron Klein / Research March 25, 2015
BPC recently analyzed and summarized recommendations by stakeholders with a range of perspectives on ways to improve the Financial Stability Oversight Council.

Crash Course: Conflict in Yemen

Blaise Misztal, Jessica Michek / Research March 24, 2015
BPC has compiled a quick overview on recent events, Yemen’s troubled history and the main actors in the current conflict.