Student loan servicing is not without problems, but it is unclear whether the Education Department’s new approach will actually improve the system.
Congress and the administration should encourage long-term partnerships with the private sector to deliver federal infrastructure.
BPC has narrowed its projection window for the debt limit “X Date,” when the federal government would not be able to pay all its bills in full and on time, to early to mid-October. This projection parallels the one released recently by the Congressional Budget Office, which reached a similar conclusion.
The H-1B visa is frequently referred to in the media as a “tech visa”, as in this New York Times piece on how the “Hire American” executive order would affect the program. While a large share of H-1B visas are, in fact, awarded to workers in computer-related occupations, this paints an incomplete portrait of who is using the program.
Southwest border apprehension data for fiscal year 2017 thus far, comprising October 2016 through May 2017, shows that total apprehensions are near the record highs of the same time period in previous fiscal years, as are apprehensions of unaccompanied children (UAC) and family units.
On June 20, 2017, the American Energy Innovation Council (AEIC) hosted an event on Capitol Hill to release their latest report, “The Power of Innovation: Inventing the Future.”