As the United States struggles to emerge from a historic recession, energy has emerged as both a bright spot and a source of ongoing challenges for the nation’s long-term prosperity and security.
Analysis by Andrew Davidson & Co., Inc. uses two research methods and a pool of nearly 5,000 conforming loans originated in 2012 to provide a range of estimates of the possible costs of the commission’s recommendations.
Analysis prepared by Abt Associates estimates both the cost of a voucher-type program and emergency rental assistance for currently unassisted households.
In many respects, our housing system is outdated and not equipped to keep pace with today’s demands and the challenges of the imminent future. The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) launched the Housing Commission in October 2011 to develop a new vision for federal housing policy that provides a path forward during this period of great change.
Congress has undergone many changes since World War II, some as a result of major reform efforts, such as the Legislative Reorganization Acts of 1946 and 1970, and others through more targeted efforts aimed at particular problems such as the 1973 War Powers Act, the 1974 Budget Act, and the 1989 Ethics in Government Act. Still other changes have been accomplished through simple House and Senate rules changes or through party caucus rules changes.