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Immigration in Trump’s Budget Blueprint

Lazaro Zamora March 23, 2017

The White House’s budget request proposes significant increases in funding for border and immigration enforcement activities at DHS and DOJ.

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Bipartisan Road Trip Yields Bipartisan Legislation

Hunter Hallman March 22, 2017

Reps. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), who hail from neighboring Texas border districts, struck out on a cross-country road trip from San Antonio to Washington.

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Congress Needs to Finish the 2017 Budget

Steve Bell, Timothy Shaw March 22, 2017

At this point it is unclear which, if any, of the administration’s budget proposals could actually make it through Congress.

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Water Week Spotlight: D.C.’s Environmental Impact Bond

Andy Winkler March 22, 2017

D.C.’s effort is notable because many cities are similarly grappling with how to design and pay for water infrastructure generally.

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Can the US Take Charge in the Global Battery Market?

Erin Smith March 22, 2017

The United States is well-positioned to extend its technology leadership into global energy markets, including the battery industry.

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Is Performance Funding in Higher Education Effective?

Jake Varn, Kenneth Megan March 16, 2017

Today, 25 states operate some form of performance funding for higher education. But how effective have these systems been in improving student outcomes?

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BPC’s 2017 Debt Limit “X Date” Projections and State of Play

Timothy Shaw March 16, 2017

While extraordinary measures will provide Treasury with necessary breathing room, operating at the debt limit carries costs.

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Trump’s Defense Budget Plan in Perspective

Sean O’Keefe February 28, 2017

President Donald Trump’s announced $603 billion FY2018 defense budget could actually represent a slight cut from anticipated FY2017 total national defense spending levels.

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States and Cities Pulled into Immigration Enforcement

Theresa Cardinal Brown February 27, 2017

The Trump orders would, by agreement or by coercion, put states and localities squarely in the middle of immigration enforcement in the United States.

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Comparing Trump and Obama’s Deportation Priorities

Lazaro Zamora February 27, 2017

Because of the large unauthorized immigrant population and finite resources, it is necessary for the executive to set priorities among those eligible for removal.

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