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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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We Need Public Policies That Support Breastfeeding as the Foundation of Life

Hannah Martin, Nikki Smith / Blog August 3, 2018

The United States falls in the lowest quartile of countries for breastfeeding rates and the nation continues to experience rising levels of obesity

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Healthy Congress Index: Signs of Progress on Appropriations

Michael Thorning / Blog July 23, 2018

While the 115th Congress has a mixed record so far in terms of the legislative process, there are signs of hope for regular order in the appropriations process for the upcoming fiscal year.

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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 Ramón / 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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