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Only Legislation, Not Litigation, Can Fix our Immigration Challenges

Immigration / News March 11, 2019

Litigation should not be a substitute for legislation to fix our nation’s immigration system, especially when court decisions can set legal precedents that further confound and counter policy goals.

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Podcast: Federal Electronic Health Records Unable to Reach Full Potential

Health / News March 7, 2019

A decade after the start of a federally-backed effort to establish electronic health records, most medical establishments have them. But systems still don’t communicate easily with one another. That means neither patients nor health care providers are realizing the full potential of EHRs. Bipartisan Policy Center has issued a long series of recommendations for fixing the lack of interoperability.

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The Return of Rent Control

Housing / News March 6, 2019

Signing more rent control into law is a recent fix to housing issues in Oregon, but according to studies, analysts and alternative views there may be a better solution to this ongoing problem.

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Want Universal Child Care? You Can’t Just Clone Head Start

Education / News March 4, 2019

The goal of affordable, quality child care for all is laudable. But if, as a nation, we decide this is a goal worth pursuing, we have a long way to go to achieve it. We must learn from what works, but when it comes to caring for children, one size truly does not fit all.

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As the “X Date” Looms, It’s Time to Defang the Debt Limit

Economy / News March 4, 2019

BPC has narrowed our preliminary estimate and now project the “X Date” to arrive sometime this fall.

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As the “X Date” Looms, It’s Time to Defang the Debt Limit

Economy / News March 4, 2019

The U.S. government ran up against its debt limit over the weekend — a record $22 trillion. The countdown has begun toward the “X Date,” when the Treasury Department will no longer be able to meet all the country’s financial obligations in full and on time.

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Video: Is There a Bipartisan Solution to Immigration?

Immigration / News February 28, 2019

Jason Grumet, President of the Bipartisan Policy Center, discusses whether there is an answer to immigration that would please both Democrats and Republicans.

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9/11 Commission Leaders: Time For a New Strategy to Stop Spread of Violent Extremism

National Security / News February 27, 2019

To stop endless wars and to protect America a new approach is needed – one that seeks to prevent extremism from taking root in the first place by addressing the conditions that enable it to spread.

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Expect a ‘Prolonged Fight’ Over Spending Caps

Infrastructure / News February 27, 2019

There’s little reason to believe a “caps deal” can be achieved quickly, however. In fact an agreement may not be reached until late in the year, some observers say, when it’s too late to get next year’s spending bills done in time for the start of the new budget year Oct. 1.

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Americans Want Paid Family Leave. Congress May Finally Be Ready to Deal

Economy / News February 26, 2019

Two developments in the last month signal potential new life for a long-popular policy idea: creating a national paid family leave program.

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