May. 16, 2013

E-Verify is a federal internet-based program that uses a variety of government databases to electronically confirm whether an employee is eligible to work legally in the United States.

May. 14, 2013

If there is one thing that all sides of the “too-big-to-fail” debate can agree on, it is that reliving the financial crisis of 2008 without an effective means of resolving all financial institutions would be unacceptable.

May. 8, 2013

This short paper continues a discussion of the issues addressed in the previous Bipartisan Policy Center Governors’ Council report, Reforming Medicaid Waivers: The Governors’ Council Perspective on Federalism Today. Medicaid provides essential health care services to millions of low-income and disabled Americans. As the largest state-federal partnership program, it is also on the front lines of many important and contentious issues in 21st-century federalism. Medicaid requires intense collaboration between states and the federal government, and it presents an ongoing source of budgetary strain for both parties.

May. 7, 2013
Letters and Testimony

The central “good news” finding from BPC’s Strategic Energy Policy Initiative is that the United States enters the 21st century in a position of energy strength.

May. 2, 2013

U.S. influence inside Syria is currently limited. Thus, any assistance in the formation of a stable and decent post-Assad Syria will require the cooperation of other countries. Turkey—a U.S. ally with keen interests in Syria—can obviously be an important partner. Ankara’s interests, however, do not perfectly match Washington’s, posing the challenge for policymakers of finding the right tools to align more closely the two countries’ visions of Syria’s future.

Apr. 30, 2013

Updated July 26, 2014

The issue of cybersecurity is vast and requires analysis from a range of experts and perspectives. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Homeland Security Project compiled this list of reports on cybersecurity from policy analysis centers across the country, as well as resources from businesses and news sources. It is our intent to provide a helpful starting tool to cybersecurity researchers who seek a wide array of opinions and information. As our nation and indeed the world become increasingly connected online, we hope that American society will continue this healthy and necessary discussion of the challenges, dangers and opportunities that global connectivity creates.