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TIGER Changes Its Stripes

Jake Varn, Andy Winkler / Blog April 11, 2018

Important developments have affected a critical source of infrastructure funding, the Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) discretionary grant program.

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New Report Offers Ideas for Evidence-Based Policymaking in Congress

Evidence / Press Release April 11, 2018

New BPC report offers 19 options for encouraging a culture of evidence-based policymaking in Congress to improve insights on how government policies and programs are working.

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Evidence Use in Congress: Options for Charting a New Direction

Nick Hart, Sandy Davis, Tim Shaw, G. William Hoagland / Research April 11, 2018

Through a two-volume report, Evidence Use in Congress, BPC describes the challenges and offers options for improving the use of evidence in the legislative branch. Volume 2 presents 19 options that aim to align the use of evidence in Congress with its institutions, practices, and norms.

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Rescission, What’s That?

Economy / Blog April 10, 2018

While it is unusual for a president to seek a rescission, Congress itself regularly does rescission packages within annual supplemental appropriations.

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How the Infrastructure Plans Impact Affordable Housing

Jake Varn / Blog March 29, 2018

With newly proposed infrastructure plans from the White House and Senate Democrats, affordable housing has entered the infrastructure debate.  

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House Rules Data

Donald R. Wolfensberger / Research March 27, 2018

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

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BPC Announces American Congressional Exchange Program

Governance / Press Release March 23, 2018

BPC announces an original initiative to foster better personal relationships and greater policy understanding between members of opposing parties in Congress.

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Evidence in Congress: Charting a New Direction for Using Evidence to Inform Legislative Decision-Making

Evidence / April 11, 2018 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Join us on April 11 for a conversation about Congress’ use of evidence in reaching policy decisions, and strategies for increasing use.

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BPC’s Hoagland and Hayes on Failure to Include Health Insurance Legislation in House Spending Bill for Fiscal Year 2018

Health / Press Release March 22, 2018

Statement on the failure of the House of Representatives to include funding for improving the affordability of the individual insurance market in the government’s spending bill.

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BPC’s Tracy Terry on Energy Research Funding in Omnibus

Energy / Press Release March 22, 2018

Statement from BPC Energy Director Tracy Terry on the increased federal commitment to energy research in the fiscal year (FY) 2018 omnibus spending bill.

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