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Former BPC Housing Director Confirmed as HUD Deputy Secretary

Housing / Press Release September 14, 2017

BPC congratulates Pam Patenaude on her confirmation by the Senate today as deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Former BPC Housing Director Tapped for HUD Deputy

Housing / Press Release May 4, 2017

BPC applauds President Trump’s decision to nominate Pam Patenaude to serve as deputy secretary of the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

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Tax reform: Starting place for jobs, growth

Economy / News December 9, 2016

The emotions Americans are feeling are rooted in the reality that real income is down while the cost of living is up as indexed to inflation.

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Investing in Innovation is an American Tradition

Jason Grumet, Norman R. Augustine / Blog November 20, 2015

The energy sector spends less than half of one percent of sales on R&D, whereas other industries like pharmaceuticals and aerospace/defense spend considerably more.

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Does the U.S. Have the Right Balance in Housing Policy?

Housing / Blog September 22, 2014

Long-term interest rates may be a near record lows, and international markets have done U.S. markets a favor by conspiring to keep U.S. rates even lower as their central banks are behind the Fed in moves, but despite very favorable rate conditions, many American families are still feeling the squeeze when it comes to housing affordability.

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A Tribute to BPC Co-Founder and former Senate Majority Leader Howard Baker

Page / Page June 26, 2014

With deep sadness, the Bipartisan Policy Center mourns the death of its co-founder and former Senator Howard H. Baker, Jr. The senator was 88 years old.

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Mel Martinez and George Mitchell: Time to act on housing finance reform

Housing / News April 23, 2014

Sens. Tim Johnson (D-S.D.) and Mike Crapo (R-Ida.), the chairman and ranking member of the Senate Banking Committee, must be doing something right. Their bipartisan proposal to reform our nation’s housing finance system is attracting critics from both ends of…

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Mel Martinez and George Mitchell: Crossing the finish line on housing finance reform

Mel Martinez, George Mitchell / News February 27, 2014

One year ago this week, we unveiled a plan to repair our nation’s broken housing finance system. Our goal in putting forth this plan was not just to make the case for a new system and detail its essential elements….

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‘Time Is Short’ On Debt Ceiling, Treasury Secretary Says

/ News February 3, 2014

Warning that “simply delaying action on the debt limit can cause harm to our economy,” Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew repeated Monday that he believes Congress should act soon to raise that limit so the federal government avoids even looking like…

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Five Times Congress Took Major Action in an Election Year

Michael Stubel / Blog January 29, 2014

Five occasions in the last half-century in which both sides came together and compromised for the good of the country.

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