Opinions on the extent to which the U.S. enforces immigration laws vary dramatically. Some contend that enforcement is already extremely tough, while others contend that the government fails to enforce immigration law. Rarely are these claims backed by more than one or two statistics.
BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative has found that Dodd-Frank empowered financial regulators with substantial authority and flexibility to use their tools to improve regulation and achieve better regulatory outcomes for both financial services providers and end users of those financial services.
On March 6, 2014, the Bipartisan Policy Center's Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative Failure Resolution Task Force submitted comments on the Federal Deposit Insurance
Congressional momentum for tax reform has grown in recent years, with the Senate Finance and House Ways and Means Committees hosting numerous hearings and listening sessions around the country, publishing option papers and discussion drafts, and releasing comprehensive plans.
Cyber threats to North America’s electric grid are growing, making electric grid cybersecurity an increasingly important national and international issue. The Federal Bureau of Investigation recently noted that cyber attacks are eclipsing terrorism as the primary threat facing the United States.
The federal government, working in partnership with various state and local bodies, operates 47 different workforce development programs with a budget of more than $18 billion annually. They are intended to provide the education and job training that will help individual Americans access good jobs. But the complexity and lack of coordination in this fragmented system wastes taxpayer dollars and diminishes the effort’s effectiveness.