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Previewing the Month Ahead at BPC

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Wednesday, September 4, 2013

As Washington gears up for a busy fall with the debate on Syria taking center stage, BPC has several exciting events in Washington and around the country coming up in the month ahead. Below is a summary of key announcements you shouldn’t miss:

Next Monday, BPC’s Homeland Security will release the first in a series of annual Threat Assessments. Just days before the twelfth anniversary of 9/11, Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, co-chairs of the project, will preside over the release at BPC. As Congress and the president debate about whether the U.S. will take action in Syria, the new assessment will provide a comprehensive review of threats posed by al-Qaeda and its affiliates. Click here for more information about the report and to RSVP for the event on September 9.

In August, BPC’s Immigration Task Force – led by Secretaries Condoleezza Rice and Henry Cisneros and Governors Haley Barbour and Ed Rendell – released initial recommendations that are critical to moving the immigration reform debate forward. The report, Room for Consensus: A Statement by BPC’s Immigration Task Force, focuses on four topics: controlling the flow of unauthorized immigration, legalization and citizenship, legal immigration, and the economic impacts of reform.

On September 10, task force member and former Secretary Michael Chertoff will travel to North Carolina to make the case for immigration reform. The event at Raleigh’s North Carolina Farm Bureau is open to the public and will be webcast live. Click here to RSVP.

BPC’s Energy Project also has a number of events coming up this fall. Click here to read the latest from our energy press secretary Rosemarie Calabro Tully.

BPC’s Economic Policy Project also has several projects underway on the debt ceiling and the sequester. Check our blog regularly for updates.

BPC’s Commission on Political Reform is also gearing up for another National Conversation on American Unity on October 15 at Ohio State University. This town hall, the third this year, will focus on election reform and voting issues. Click here for more details and be sure to follow BPC on Twitter for additional updates.

2013-09-04 00:00:00