Members of BPC’s Governors’ Council talked with the HHS Assistant Secretary about the response to the opioid epidemic and the latest from the states.
Only through a sustained effort will we stop the epidemic and help the millions of people who are touched by this crippling public health crisis.
As former governors, we welcome President Donald Trump’s attention to the critical issue of the opioid epidemic and the commission’s work to address the tragic increase in opioid overdose deaths. We offer the following suggestions to the President’s Commission on Combating Drug Addiction and the Opioid Crisis to consider.
Changes to the federal student loan program can increase competition, transparency and innovation in higher education.
The program has attracted at least $4 billion in investment, often in distressed communities, according to a conservative estimate.
The EB-5 visa program has skyrocketed in popularity, propelled by a regional center program providing potential avenues for funding infrastructure projects.
No Child Left Behind stifled innovation at every level, from the state to the classroom, in a mad rush to achieve the unachievable.
The legislation’s final vote of 81-17 is validation of the hard work and bipartisan spirit that Senators Alexander and Murray put into the bill.
The members of BPC’s Governors’ Council released statements as the Senate begins debate on its Elementary and Secondary Education Act reauthorization bill.