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History Shows the U.S. Doesn’t Do Well at Preparing for Migration Crises

Cristobal Ramón January 22, 2019

The U.S. has relied on reactive border enforcement measures that do not address the driving factors nor strengthen the U.S. immigration system’s capacity.

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GREAT(er) Transformation for Federal Grant Process Focus of House Bill

Nick Hart January 17, 2019

More than 40,000 grantees received $750 billion in grants from the federal government in fiscal year 2018, the consequences of poor grant management are potentially significant.

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The House Has New Rules. Now It Needs Bold Leaders.

Michael Thorning January 11, 2019

A more robust amendment process where rank-and-file members can contribute to legislation is needed. 

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Where Will the Next Migrant Flow Come From? A Look at Venezuela and Nicaragua

Katie Sullivan January 9, 2019

Where will the next migrant flow to the United States likely come from? Both Venezuela and Nicaragua have generated significant emigration to other countries.

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New Rules Could Improve Congress’s Ability to Govern

Michael Thorning January 4, 2019

The actions taken on the first day of the 116th Congress by the new House of Representatives should improve governance even during this period of high polarization. 

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Congress Provides New Foundation for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Nick Hart, Tim Shaw December 22, 2018

Congress took another step toward improving the availability of evidence for important policy decisions by passing the Foundations for Evidence-Based Policymaking Act of 2018.

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Will Congress Include Schools as Infrastructure?

Jake Varn December 21, 2018

Finding additional funding for school facilities is inherently challenging. But the dire condition of America’s schools has repeatedly pushed the issue into the national spotlight.

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Temporary Protected Status (TPS): An Explainer

Immigration December 21, 2018

The Trump administration’s decisions to extend or terminate Temporary Protected Status for several countries has placed the status of hundreds of thousands of individuals in jeopardy.

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Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome-Learning What We Don’t Know

Linda Smith, Sarah Tracey December 19, 2018

In 2012 alone, more than 21,000 infants were born with NAS. Further exacerbating the problem are the number of pregnant women—one in five—who are prescribed and fill a prescription for opioids.

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Texas Court Plays Hot Potato with Obamacare

Katherine Hayes December 18, 2018

In the coming months (maybe even years), the threat of the ACA being struck down will likely cause considerable angst within each party.

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