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A New Technology May Revolutionize Privacy-Preserving Data Analysis: Secure Multi-Party Computation

Nick Hart, Kira Fatherree / Blog August 24, 2018

Secure multi-party computation technology allows data analysis and the sharing of a result without actually sharing any underlying sensitive data

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Missing From 2016 Race: Sense of Urgency Over U.S. Budget Gaps

Economy / News May 2, 2016

Americans don’t care about the federal budget the way they did just three years ago.

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New U.S. president would struggle to ruin Iran deal, experts say

National Security / News July 14, 2015

Threats by Republican presidential candidates to scrap the nuclear agreement look difficult to carry out even if the party wins control of the White House.

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H-1B Cap to Be Hit Within Days for a Third Year in a Row

Lazaro Zamora, Matt Graham / Blog March 31, 2015

The H-1B program allows employers to temporarily employ foreign workers in occupations that require expertise in specialized fields and a bachelor’s degree or higher.

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GOP’s competing priorities exposed in budget brawl

Economy / News March 30, 2015

GOP lawmakers have sparred over a comparatively small sliver of war funding in congressional budget debates.

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Analysis: New High-Skilled Immigration Reform Bills

Lazaro Zamora / Blog January 29, 2015

Two groups of bipartisan senators introduced legislation to increase higher-skilled, employment-based immigration through several reforms to the legal immigration system.

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In Search of the Compromise Caucus

Governance / News November 16, 2014

“Republicans have made detailed assertions that they want bring back the basic rudiments of the deliberative legislative process,” said Jason Grumet, founder and president of the Bipartisan Policy Center in Washington.

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Senators Rubio and Warner Introduce Smart and Sensible Bipartisan Student Loans Bill

Michele Nellenbach / Blog August 19, 2014

The program, previously in existence but drastically underutilized, directly transfers 10 percent of the borrowers’ annual incomes from their monthly paychecks towards repayment of their debt, with an annual $10,000 income exemption clause.

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Proposed Updates to the EITC

Shai Akabas, Brian Collins / Blog May 7, 2014

Over the last few years, the president, lawmakers on both sides of the aisle, and BPC have all offered proposals to update or replace the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC). We recently blogged about the EITC’s current structure and its advantages and drawbacks. In this post, we’ll detail some of the proposals for reform or replacement, including:

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Background on the EITC

Shai Akabas, Brian Collins / Blog April 24, 2014

The Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) is a federal tax provision that supplies a valuable benefit to low-income, working Americans. The credit is held in high esteem by Republicans and Democrats alike because it incentivizes work by subsidizing take-home pay for low-income workers. The EITC’s generosity has been increased under presidents from both parties.

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