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Author: George Miller

George Miller

Former U.S. representative from California; Co-Chair, BPC's Early Childhood Initiative

George Miller is the co-chair of BPC's Early Childhood Initiative. He previously served as a Member of Congress from California from 1975 until his retirement in 2015.

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Author: Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum

Former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania; Co-Chair, BPC's Early Childhood Initiative

Rick Santorum is the co-chair of BPC's Early Childhood Initiative. He served as a United States Senator from Pennsylvania from 1995 to 2007, and was the Senate's third-ranking Republican.

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Author: Linda Smith

Linda Smith

Director, Early Childhood Initiative

Linda Smith is director of BPC’s Early Childhood Development Initiative. She most recently served as the deputy assistant secretary for early childhood development in the Administration for Children and Families (ACF) at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

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Author: Kenneth Megan

Kenneth Megan

Senior Policy Analyst

Kenneth Megan serves as a senior policy analyst for BPC's Economic Policy Project. Prior to BPC, Megan served as an economic fellow at Third Way where he analyzed labor market trends and higher education policy.

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Author: Adrienne Schweer

Adrienne Schweer


Adrienne Schweer is a BPC fellow and leads its Paid Family Leave Task Force.

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