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Trump Offers Temporary Relief For Dreamers In Exchange For Border Wall Funding

News / News January 23, 2019

BPC’s president Jason Grumet offers insight into a path forward for the government shutdown and border wall negotiations.

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Government’s Data Policies Enter The 21st Century — Finally

Evidence / News January 14, 2019

It might be 2019, but our government’s data infrastructure is largely stuck in the 20th century. Fortunately, we’re about to see big improvements across the government.

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Congress Ignored Its Election Duties For Years. That Ends Now

Governance / News January 14, 2019

H.R. 1 lays out a vision for election administration in 2020 and beyond, putting the voter at the center of the process instead of focusing on what is easier for government.

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Congress Makes Bold Move with New Committee to Fix How It Runs

Governance / News January 11, 2019

Addressing how the House works is no easy task, but the overwhelming bipartisan vote in favor of the creation of a new select committee is an encouraging sign.

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Lower Your Already Low Expectations for Congress in 2019

Governance / News December 21, 2018

A divided Congress will make bipartisan cooperation on big issues next to impossible, experts suggest.

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Theresa Cardinal Brown on PBS NewsHour: Trump Administration Says It Will Keep Immigrants In Mexico Throughout Asylum Process

Immigration / News December 21, 2018

The Trump administration has announced it will keep asylum seekers in Mexico while they await the outcome of their cases. Theresa Cardinal Brown joins Amna Nawaz on PBS NewsHour to discuss.

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Shai Akabas: Fixes for Social Security

Economy / News December 13, 2018

In a letter to the editor, BPC’s Shai Akabas stresses that policymakers don’t need more ideas to fix Social Security. They just need to step up to the plate and act.

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Katherine Jett Hayes: Choosing a Health Plan Should Not Be Like Playing ‘Battleship’

Health / News December 10, 2018

CMS should issue guidance to expand benefits and inform older Americans.

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Karen DeSalvo and Jeffrey Levi: Public Health Should Be as Reliable as Our Highways

Health / News December 10, 2018

The American people should rightly expect that where you live should not determine your level of public health protection — but current data tell us it does.

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Jason Grumet: Governing ‘Mandates’ Are Usually Phony. This One Is Real

Governance / News December 3, 2018

There is a politically viable policy agenda that can improve the lives of millions of Americans and begin to rebuild Congress’ ability to confront the dire challenges our nation faces.

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