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Common Cents Podcast Series

Finance / Page January 23, 2017

BPC introduces Common Cents, a podcast series that focuses on timely fiscal and economic policy issues.

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New GAO Report Highlights Troubling Advice Given by SSA

Ben Ritz / Blog September 15, 2016

Because of the substantial impact that the age of claiming has on the financial security of many older Americans, the poor information provided by SSA is shocking and deeply concerning.

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Can Congress Deliver Appropriations Bills On Time?

Ben Ritz / Blog May 16, 2016

In the 2000s, lawmakers more often than not passed at least some appropriations bills on time. Yet in recent years, even that has been a tall order.

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Financial Reform Must-Reads, January 15

Finance / Blog January 15, 2016

BPC’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative highlights news articles, papers and other important work which illuminate current and new thinking within financial regulation.

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Holiday Mail and a Season of U.S. Postal Service Challenges

Mark White / Blog December 15, 2015

USPS only manages to track 55 percent of its mail, meaning that nearly half of all items delivered are not included in the agency’s reports about service standards.

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Infrastructure Must-Reads, December 15

Infrastructure / Blog December 15, 2015

The staff of BPC’s Executive Council on Infrastructure share some recent publications, speeches, and testimony relevant to infrastructure policy and finance.

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Moody’s Debt Default Statement Doesn’t Adequately Address Risks

Economy / Press Release October 26, 2015

Anyone who is attempting to predict with certainty or near-certainty the impacts of an ongoing impasse is displaying inappropriate confidence.

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Federal Spending, Cutting Costs, Dollar Coin

Economy / Press Release October 8, 2015

Experts come to BPC on Oct. 22 will discuss measures to produce more effective federal spending, including the USA Act and proposals such as replacing the $1 note with a $1 coin.

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Cutting Costs and Streamlining Government

Economy / October 22, 2015 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

Lawmakers have proposed the Unified Savings and Accountability Act, which seeks to reduce spending based upon annual reports examining program overlap and duplication.

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Home and Community-based Services: Maximizing the Impact of Federal Spending

Henry Cisneros, Mel Martinez / Blog August 26, 2015

Currently, five federal agencies fund multiple programs that provide assistance for the aging such as in-home services, affordable housing and transportation.

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