Working to find actionable solutions to the nation's key challenges.
Subscribe to the Newsletter
Former budget leaders push Congress to revamp process
Debt Ceiling Drama Adds Up for Taxpayers
Coming to a 2016 campaign near you: New fiscal cliff?
Budget brinkmanship grips DC
Greece and Puerto Rico May Force 2016 Candidates to Talk About U.S. Debt
Proposal for Improving the Congressional Budget Process
What’s Next in Congress: Fiscal Fizzle or End-of-Year Opportunity?
Congressional Highway Bills Are Increasingly Irresponsible
Social Security Trustees Warn of Short- and Long-Term Trouble
Debt Limit Brinksmanship Threatens Markets
Lott and Dorgan: Energy policy shifts needed to respond to changing landscape
New national monument blocks rail route to Yucca
Study: Clean Power Plan Could Save Thousands of Lives
Lawmaker suggests ‘grand bargain’ to allow oil exports
The Yucca ‘Albatross’
Nuclear Waste Primer Series
Six Things to Look for in the Final Clean Power Plan
Licensing Challenges Limit Hydropower’s Potential
Reforming DOE’s Loan Guarantee Program
What’s in a Name? The Rise of Condensate Exports
Brainard: Fed Should Consider Including Capital Surcharge in Stress Tests
Regional Feds’ head-hunting under scrutiny over insider bias, delays
Not Far to Look: Fed’s Newest President Searched, Found Himself
Quality, Not Just Quantity, of Infrastructure Needs Attention
The Debate Over Rail Safety May Never Be the Same
Business Can Help Bridge the Infrastructure Gap
How FSOC Undermined, and the Fed May Save, U.S. Case for Insurance Regulatory Equivalence
Dodd-Frank at Five: Looking Back and Looking Ahead
UK Regulator’s Transparency Should Be a Model for U.S. FSOC
Bank Living Wills: Five Years Later, Still in Probate
Is Congress inching toward functionality?
Tracking the ‘health’ of Congress
Jason Grumet: Congress Reinvigorating Rules of the Road
Former Governor Jim Douglas on the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
How’s Congress doing? There’s an index to answer that
Governors’ Council Letter in Support of the Remote Transactions Parity Act
Healthy Congress Index
Governors Leading in the Senate
Congress and the Terrific, Honorable, Very Good, Not Bad Day
Presidential Commission on Election Administration: One Year Retrospective
Daschle and Frist: Advancing transparency in healthcare: A call to action
Has Congress prepared for a blockbuster Obamacare ruling?
GOP hits another roadblock on Obamacare repeal
Frist and Rivlin: The Power of Prevention
What can be done to ensure healthcare providers compete?
Transitioning from Volume to Value: Accelerating the Shift to Alternative Payment Models
Advancing Medical Innovation for a Healthier America
The United States Has a New Physical Literacy Plan
Leading U.S. Companies and BPC Launch Physical Activity Challenge
The Role and Future of the Children’s Health Insurance Program
Home Can Be Where the Help Is
Addressing the nexus of housing and healthcare
New effort launched to help seniors with housing, healthcare
Julián Castro’s Priorities for 2015
New HUD chief Castro is ready to start pushing homeownership
Housing the Families Who Need it Most is Within Our Reach
Housing Finance Reform: A Status Report
Housing America’s Seniors: More Affordable Supply, More Innovation Needed
Years After Crisis, Housing Finance System Still in Need of Reform
BPC Health and Housing Task Force to Address Critical Issues of Aging Population
Immigration in America: The real debate
Courts backlogged until 2019 to accommodate minors
Study: Data lacking about the true state of border security
What immigration reform means for housing
Obama Stays the Course on Immigration as Pressure Mounts
Post-Debate: A National Conversation on Immigration
Assembling the Pieces: The Economics of Step-by-Step Immigration Reform
Sanctuary Cities and Immigration Detainers: A Primer
Key Immigration Provisions in House and Senate DHS Appropriations
Border Apprehensions of Central American Children and Families Continue to Fall
Obama and the Kurds: Turkish Strikes Vex Islamic State Plan
Goals Diverge and Perils Remain as U.S. and Turkey Take on ISIS
Where the U.S. Caved to Get Iran to Sign
Nuclear deal with Iran scrutinized by experts
New U.S. president would struggle to ruin Iran deal, experts say
How Does the Iran Deal Measure Up? Final Text Versus Framework Agreement
UNSC Action Closes Door on Pursuit of Better Iran Deal
Is Turkey’s Shift Against ISIS More Tactical Ploy Than New Chapter?
Iran Deal Limits Inspectors’ Access to Suspicious Sites
Sanctions Relief in the Iran Deal: Not Solely Nuclear
Jason Grumet, founder and president of BPC, is respected on both sides of the aisle for his innovative approach to improving government effectiveness. Grumet’s first book, City of Rivals: Restoring the Glorious Mess of American Democracy, was released in September 2014.
Senior Fellow; Former U.S. Senator from Maine
Olympia Snowe is a BPC senior fellow and co-chairs its Commission on Political Reform. With her election to the U.S. Senate in 1994, Snowe began an 18-year career in the Senate. She was the first woman in U.S. history to serve in both houses of a state legislature and both houses of Congress.
Former Secretary of Housing and Urban Development
Henry Cisneros co-chairs BPC’s Housing Commission and BPC’s Immigration Task Force. In 1981, Cisneros became the first Hispanic-American mayor of a major U.S. city, San Antonio, Texas. In 1992, President Clinton appointed Cisneros to be Secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
G. William Hoagland
Senior Vice President
G. William Hoagland is a senior vice president at BPC. Hoagland has completed 33 years of federal government service. From 1982 until 2003, Hoagland was a staff member of the Senate Budget Committee, serving as that committee’s staff director from 1986 to 2003.
Former Secretary of State
Condoleezza Rice co-chairs BPC’s Immigration Task Force. She is currently a professor of political economy in the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a professor of political science at Stanford University. From January 2005-2009, Rice served as the 66th Secretary of State.
Byron L. Dorgan
Senior Fellow, Former U.S. Senator from North Dakota
Former Senator Byron L. Dorgan is a BPC Senior Fellow and co-chairs BPC’s Energy Project. He served as a congressman and senator for North Dakota for 30 years before retiring from the U.S. Senate in 2011. He served in the Senate leadership for 16 years.
Thomas H. Kean
Former 9/11 Commission Co-Chair, Former Governor of New Jersey
Thomas H. Kean is former governor of New Jersey (1982 to 1990). As governor, he served on the President’s Education Policy Advisory Committee and as chair of the Education Commission of the States and the National Governor’s Association Task Force on Teaching.
Senior Fellow, Former Secretary of Agriculture
Dan Glickman is a BPC senior fellow, and he co-chairs its Commission on Political Reform, Democracy Project, Prevention Initiative, and Task Force on Defense Budget and Strategy. Glickman served as the U.S. secretary of agriculture from March 1995 until January 2001.
Pete V. Domenici
Senior Fellow, Former U.S. Senator from New Mexico
Pete V. Domenici is a BPC senior fellow, and he co-chaired its Debt Reduction Task Force, Health Care Cost Containment Initiative, and Task Force on Defense Budget and Strategy. Domenici served as a senator from New Mexico longer than any other person.
Senior Fellow, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader
Doctor and Senator Bill Frist is a BPC senior fellow and he co-chairs its Health Project. He is both a nationally recognized heart and lung transplant surgeon and former U.S. Senate Majority Leader. Frist represented Tennessee in the U.S. Senate for 12 years.