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Importance of Federal Support for Science Research

Kimberly Dean, Rachel May / Blog May 25, 2018

On May 8th, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) hosted an event on “Investing in the Nation’s Future – A Renewed Commitment to Federal Science Funding” in partnership with The Science Coalition. Eric K. Fanning, the President and CEO of Aerospace Industries…

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Five Reasons Energy Innovation Matters

Erin Smith / Blog May 1, 2018

To stay competitive in the billion-dollar energy technology markets of tomorrow, the U.S. must strategically increase federal energy research investments.

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Investing in the Nation’s Future – A Renewed Commitment to Federal Science Funding

Evidence / May 8, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. ET

Join us for a conversation on federal investment in scientific research and innovation and how to maintain America’s economic and competitive edge.

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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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Pentagon Has Six Months to Spend $80 Billion.

Jack Rametta, Steve Bell / Blog March 13, 2018

Appropriators are scrambling to finalize line-by-line appropriations in accordance with the recently passed Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018.

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The Budget Control Act is Slain, But Issues Remain for Defense

Jack Rametta / Blog February 22, 2018

The death—whether permanent or temporary—of the Budget Control Act was long awaited, and will no doubt have some positive affects for the readiness of the U.S. military.

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CBP 2017 Apprehensions May Be Historic, But They Are Not Dramatic

Cristobal Ramon / Blog December 18, 2017

It’s too early to determine whether FY2018 will see a jump in apprehensions, these new monthly figures suggest that Southwest border apprehensions will largely revert to numbers seen since 2012.

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A Possible Sequester for Defense Spending

Blaise Misztal, Jack Rametta / Blog December 5, 2017

There are a number of actions that Congress could take to avoid a government shutdown, and a number of possible outcomes.

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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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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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