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.
On February 8, the statutory debt limit was reinstated; prior to that, it had been suspended since October 17, according to the terms of the
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.
On July 18, 2013, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) released a new E-Verify program evaluation from its external evaluator, Westat. The new report contains two measures of E-Verify’s accuracy: a new measure called the final non-confirmation (FNC) accuracy rate and an existing measure called the erroneous tentative non-confirmation rate (TNC).