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Congress's First Nine Months

Michael Thorning / Blog October 19, 2017

In the first nine months, the 115th Congress was at work in the Capitol more, but it’s unclear what there is to show for it in terms of adhering to regular order.

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House Rules Data

Donald R. Wolfensberger / Research August 29, 2017

Rules data on the 112th, 113th and 114th Congresses, compiled by BPC resident scholar Donald Wolfensberger.

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Six Month Review of the Legislative Process

Michael Thorning / Blog July 31, 2017

The index provides Americans with crucial metrics for evaluating Congress’s ability to effectively legislate and govern and compares the data against past congresses.

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Caring for High-Need, High-Cost Medicare Patients

Health / Research February 9, 2017

Research suggests that for high-need, high-cost patients the application of non-clinical interventions and other social supports can improve health outcomes.

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Accelerate the Permitting Process

Andy Winkler / Blog February 2, 2017

The complicated and oftentimes lengthy process for environmental reviews and permit approvals can still hold up economically critical projects.

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114th Congress Improves, but Gridlock Overshadows

Michael Thorning / Blog January 19, 2017

The 114th Congress undoubtedly saw improvements to the legislative process, but there were concerning trends as well.

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Fannie-Freddie Regulator to Plan to Stay On Under Trump

Housing / News December 15, 2016

Watt has told employees and others close to him that he plans to stay at his post after Trump becomes president to serve out a term that doesn’t end until January 2019.

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21st Century Cures 'a Christmas miracle'

Health / News December 11, 2016

The measure will fund medical innovation and opioid addiction treatment, while ensuring safety.

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WIIN Act, WIFIA Funding Keys to Public, Private Water Infrastructure Investment

Infrastructure / Press Release December 10, 2016

The legislation that will strengthen America’s water infrastructure, protect vital resources, and promote economic growth and competitiveness.

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New Bill Has Potential to Put Social Security on Sustainable Path

Shai Akabas / Blog December 9, 2016

Reps. Johnson, Larson, and Ribble are providing an important public service by keeping a focus on Social Security’s serious funding issues.

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