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Proposals to Strengthen and Protect Congress’ Legislative Capacities

Governance / March 28, 2017 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

The most recent election highlighted our country’s deep political, economic and culture divides. Yet despite these differences, our government must continue to function.

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Joint Committee Legislation Would Enable Needed Reforms

Governance / Press Release September 29, 2016

The Bipartisan Policy Center believes that the Congress and other critical institutions must strengthen their capacity to govern a divided nation.

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Healthy Congress Index: Gridlock Easing Slightly, Much Work Remains

Governance / Press Release May 6, 2016

Congress continued to take small steps forward in easing gridlock, with bills reported out of committee on the rise and conference committees convened on key legislation.

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BPC Statement on Passing of Sen. Robert F. Bennett

Governance / Press Release May 5, 2016

Bennett was guided throughout his life by a deep desire to do what is right, not only for his state, but for his country.

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BPC Leading National Effort to Improve the Electoral Process

Governance / Press Release February 16, 2016

Starbucks, Marriott International, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America, and the United States Hispanic Chamber of Commerce join BPC in launching the effort.

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Civic Leadership Initiative

Governance / Page February 16, 2016

In concert with leading employers, nonprofits, and government officials, the new effort encourages employees to register, to vote, and to work as volunteers at polling places.

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BPC's Grumet: Time for an Update to Energy Policy

Energy / Press Release July 30, 2015

The bipartisan energy bill passed out of the Senate Energy Committee today strengthens our economy, national security and environmental quality.

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Congress Continuing Toward Improved Effectiveness

Governance / Press Release July 21, 2015

Congress continues to show promising progress, especially with upticks in the number of working days in session and amendments considered in the Senate.

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Grumet: Congress Reinvigorating Rules of the Road

Governance / News July 20, 2015

We see a glimmer of effective governance that contradicts the narrative of congressional incompetence as an embedded feature of our democracy.

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Healthy Congress Index: Congress’ Mid-Year Review

Governance / Press Release July 14, 2015

Early this year, congressional leaders promised a more open and better-functioning legislative process, but is Congress actually living up to those promises?

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