These are PAST events, relative to today's date.
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) hosted a series of discussions on nuclear waste in the Midwest. The first panel discussed transportation issues associated with the movement of nuclear waste, such as transportation readiness, emergency preparedness and safety. The second panel included representatives of local communities and state regulatory agencies who analyzed the resulting consequences of the lack of progress on addressing nuclear waste in their state and communities.
Americans’ number one financial worry is their ability to prepare for retirement. While saving a sufficient amount is one major challenge, another is making those savings last through longer retirements, which may include the need for expensive long-term services and supports (LTSS).
With the JPOA deadline for the negotiations between the P5+1 and Iran rapidly approaching, what questions remain unanswered and what next steps should Congress be considering in response to any scenario?
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and the Foreign Policy Initiative (FPI) on Thursday, November 20 from 9:30-11:30am in Senate Visitors Center—Room 203-02 for a timely breakfast discussion.
Do we need to institutionalize the U.S. government’s cyber threat information sharing before a catastrophic cyber attack? Governor Kean and Congressman Hamilton, co-chairs of BPC’s Homeland Security Project, asked this question in their most recent op-ed, calling for the creation of a cyber NCTC.
Turkey is in uncharted territory in terms of both domestic and foreign policy. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has now become president in an ad hoc, hybrid political system, and he continues to rule the country. Meanwhile, the architect of the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) foreign policy, Ahmet Davutoglu, is now prime minister.
On the morning after the midterm elections and following several hotly contested Senate races, BPC hosted a discussion with former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Trent Lott about the future of the Senate and prospective areas for progress during the lame duck. The former majority leaders, who worked together the last time the Senate was evenly divided, also focused on governing in a closely or evenly divided Senate during this polarized era for American politics.
On November 4, Americans will set the stage for the final two years of President Obama’s presidency and will unofficially kick off the 2016 presidential election. Our panelists Whit Ayres, Mark Mellman, and Amy Walter, and moderator John Fortier have decades of experience analyzing campaigns and elections and shared their unique insight.
Calls for breaking up our nation’s biggest banks have been bipartisan. No matter who controls Congress, it won’t be surprising if lawmakers take up the issue again next year. Yet, do we really know the consequences of breaking up big banks?
In recent months, the U.S. military has been dispatched to the Middle East to fight ISIS, to Africa to combat Ebola and to Eastern Europe to deter Russia. Yet, automatic reductions to the defense budget, known as “sequestration,” remain the law of the land.
As the United States seeks allies to take on the terrorist group now calling itself the Islamic State (commonly referred to as ISIS or ISIL), the Kurds—particularly in Syria—have been on the front lines for the better part of two years.