In many respects, our housing system is outdated and not equipped to keep pace with today’s demands and the challenges of the imminent future.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.
The widespread adoption of health IT largely stems from recognition of the important role that it plays in improving health care quality and safety. However, there are also instances in which it has the potential to create harm if not effectively developed, implemented, or used.
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"On a personal note, I have found Jack to be a man of integrity. He works hard, can be a tough negotiator for the principles he believes in but plays it straight. We have had differences of opinion over policies but we were able to work thru those differences I believe for the good of the country. The press keeps asking me for funny anecdotes about Jack, knowing I had worked with him over many years. Truth is Jack isn’t a funny anecdote guy. He is just an able dedicated straight-shooter."