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Tax Reform Hits the Ivory Tower

Kenneth Megan / Blog November 21, 2017

Tax reform legislation, the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act,” moving through Congress would affect nearly every sector of the American economy, including higher education.

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Fact Sheet: Temporary Protected Status

Hunter Hallman / Blog November 17, 2017

There are an estimated 325,000 people qualified for TPS currently living in the United States. That includes roughly 2,500 Nicaraguans and 57,000 Hondurans.

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Comparing Energy Provisions in the House and Senate Tax Proposals

Erin Smith / Blog November 16, 2017

With the House and Senate releasing their proposals on tax reform, BPC’s energy team examined their respective energy-related provisions to provide a comparative analysis.

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Trent Lott and Jason Grumet: How to fix our $350 billion disaster relief problem

Infrastructure / News November 10, 2017

Major hurricanes and wildfires show how unprepared we are for natural disasters, which is why Congress must reform our response systems.

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Immigration Law and Criminal Gangs: Congress and the White House Weigh In

Hunter Hallman / Blog November 9, 2017

Congress and the White House have both weighed in on the role of criminal gangs in the immigration debate, a signal that the issue will not be going away anytime soon.

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Bank Size Not Enough to Measure Its Systemic Risk

John Soroushian / Blog November 9, 2017

A multi-factor approach in determining systemically important banks would be an improvement over the current approach that is based entirely on asset size.

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Cold Weather Ahead for Defense Hawks?

Steve Bell, Jack Rametta / Blog November 7, 2017

It now appears less probable that the Department of Defense will see a substantial budget increase for Fiscal Year 2018

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The Dispute over Dispute Settlement in NAFTA

Rachel May / Blog October 30, 2017

Dispute settlement mechanisms are likely to be a key marker of progress & potential for success in NAFTA renegotiations.

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When Will Federal Deficits Hit $1 Trillion Next?

Steve Bell, Tim Shaw, Jack Rametta / Blog October 26, 2017

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projected in its June budget baseline that in Fiscal Year 2022 the federal deficit will once again exceed $1 trillion (4.5 percent of GDP). However, much has happened since that CBO estimate was made. Three hurricanes have battered the United States and its territories, congressional leaders on both sides have suggested increases in discretionary spending…

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A Moment for More and Better Evidence for Government

Nick Hart, Tim Shaw / Blog October 20, 2017

The American public wants a government that operates effectively and efficiently, but far too often the evidence needed to improve government programs and policies is not available.

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