Working to find actionable solutions to the nation's key challenges.

Congress Backs Energy Research in the Omnibus

Brad Townsend / Blog May 5, 2017

Since 1987, energy research has decreased from 14.4 percent of the federal R&D budget to 5.3 percent by 2017

Read More

Merit-Based Immigration System

Lazaro Zamora / Blog April 11, 2017

Moving towards a merit-based immigration system that prioritizes skills and education would represent a dramatic shift in priorities in U.S. immigration policy.

Read More

Don’t Neglect the Benefits of Lesser-Skilled Immigration

Kenneth Megan / Blog April 4, 2017

Policymakers would be wise not to neglect the benefits of lesser-skilled immigration—which fills a unique role in the labor market, and is a crucial driver of economic growth in America.

Read More

What We’re Reading in Financial Regulatory Reform, December 12

Finance / Blog December 12, 2014

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

Read More

Dozens of Students To Convene at Harvard for Conference on Bipartisanship

Governance / News September 26, 2014

Looking to combat youth disengagement from politics and foster collaboration among student leaders, Harvard’s Institute of Politics will host nearly 50 undergraduates from 24 colleges for a conference entitled “Bipartisan Advocacy: Finding Common Ground” on Sept. 27 and 28.

Read More

A National Conversation on Congress

Governance / March 26, 2014 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

BPC’s Commission on Political Reform, in partnership with USA TODAY, the Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate and the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library and Museum, hosted a town hall conversation on Congress.

Read More

The State of Housing in America

Henry Cisneros / Blog February 25, 2014

Today marks the first anniversary of the release of the Commission’s report, Housing America’s Future: New Directions for National Policy. As readers of this blog know, our report highlights what we consider the most urgent housing challenges facing our country….

Read More

What We’re Reading in Financial Regulatory Reform, February 14

Finance / Blog February 14, 2014

We hope that you enjoy the following selection of readings this snowy Valentine’s Day! The Bipartisan Policy Center’s Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative (FRRI) highlights news articles, papers and other important work which illuminate current and new thinking within financial regulation….

Read More

Rental Assistance is an Essential Investment in America’s Future

George Mitchell / Blog February 3, 2014

Our country is in the midst of a rental affordability crisis that is having a devastating impact on our nation’s most vulnerable families. Many of these families are forced to make the difficult choice of spending less on health care, food,…

Read More

Shut Out of the Mortgage Market Despite Favorable Home Prices

Mel Martinez / Blog August 5, 2013

If homeownership is more affordable than ever, why is it so tough to get a mortgage? That’s a big question confronting many families who find themselves shut out of the mortgage market and unable to take advantage of today’s record…

Read More