In a joint effort with the Bipartisan Policy Center and the State Smart Transportation Initiative, the Eno Center for Transportation held a daylong meeting on June 20 in Washington, DC, to discuss federal performance measures for highways.
This paper reviews the key actions and decisions that the newly created Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has undertaken since it was first created by law three years ago.
As part of the agreement to reopen the government, Congress passed the “Default Prevention Act,” which empowers the president to suspend the debt limit until February 8, 2014.
Al-Qaeda’s core in Pakistan exerts less control over its affiliated groups and the CIA’s campaign of drone strikes in Pakistan has decimated the group’s leadership. Al-Qaeda affiliates in Yemen and Somalia have also suffered significant losses as a result of U.S. and allied countries’ counterterrorism operations over the past three years. As a result, many counterterrorism officials believe the chances of a large-scale, catastrophic terrorist attack by al-Qaeda or an al-Qaeda-affiliated or -inspired organization occurring in the United States are small.
This document includes the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC’s) response to the FDASIA: Request for Comments on the Development of a Risk-Based Regulatory Framework and Strategy for Health Information Technology. BPC’s response is based on a report it developed and released on February 13, 2012, An Oversight Framework for Assuring Patient Safety in Health Information Technology.
It is critical to remember that we are working to improve a fundamentally flawed system. We must be careful that, in pursuing our own individual ideals, we do not sacrifice good results for the sake of the perfect, leaving in place the current broken structure.