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Healthy Congress Index: Improvement in Appropriations, Days in D.C.

Governance / Press Release November 30, 2018

An improved appropriations process in which Congress enacted five of 12 appropriations bills before the start of fiscal year 2019 resulted in a better functioning Congress.

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Changing Cultures in Congress

Governance / November 28, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

We discuss Don Wolfensberger’s new book, Changing Cultures in Congress: From Fair Play to Power Plays, and will release 3rd quarter updates of the Healthy Congress Index.

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House Rules Data

Donald R. Wolfensberger / Research October 11, 2018

Rules data on the 112th, 113th, 114th, and 115th Congresses, compiled by BPC resident scholar Donald Wolfensberger.

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Five Ways the Federal Government Is Promoting Falls Prevention for Older Adults

Andy Winkler / Blog September 21, 2018

Falls Prevention Awareness Day remains an important reminder of the progress that has been made and how much more work is yet to be done around this important issue.   

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A New Technology May Revolutionize Privacy-Preserving Data Analysis: Secure Multi-Party Computation

Nick Hart, Kira Fatherree / Blog August 24, 2018

Secure multi-party computation technology allows data analysis and the sharing of a result without actually sharing any underlying sensitive data

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Congressional Actions to Address the Opioid Crisis

Timothy Swope / Blog August 16, 2018

Based on provisional data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly 50,000 Americans died from opioid overdoses in 2017.

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Equity Crowdfunding: Promises and Challenges

Peter Grills, John Soroushian / Blog August 15, 2018

The equity crowdfunding market is still relatively new and needs time to mature before outcomes will become clear.

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Problem Solvers Caucus Congressional Reform

Joshua Ferrer, Matthew Weil / Blog August 9, 2018

The members of the Problem Solvers Caucus have put their feet down and demanded change. Perhaps they can follow through on their bold proposals with action come January.

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It’s Time to Rethink the Debt Limit

G. William Hoagland, Shai Akabas, Tim Shaw / Blog August 8, 2018

Once reinstated, partisan conflict over the debt limit will reemerge, putting the country back on the brink of a potentially calamitous default on its obligations.

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Will the U.S. Stop Turkey from Receiving F-35s?

Jessica Michek, William Ellison / Blog August 8, 2018

It is increasingly likely that future conflicts and security issues will arise that make handing these planes over to Turkey dangerous.

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