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 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.
The country is long overdue for conversation about the proper role of federal regulation in the lives of Americans, industries, and state and local governments.
If Congress does not act now to reform and reauthorize ESEA, it could be years before such political will exists again.
Senators Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Patty Murray (D-WA) are working to find bipartisan consensus on the nation’s federal education policy.
BPC’s Governors Council welcomed two new members, Mike Beebe (D-AR) and Christine Gregoire (D-WA), at its first meeting of 2015 this week.