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Tax Reform Clues Lie in Politics of House Health Bill

Economy / News March 22, 2017

The momentum toward a tax reform bill this summer could hinge on how successfully House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) is able to corral his caucus to support a health care bill.

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Lame Duck: What and When?

Steve Bell, Ashley Ridlon / Blog November 14, 2016

Perhaps it is time to put the vitriol of the election behind us and find a constructive path forward on critical issues with bipartisan momentum.

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Expiration of Immigration Programs Looms if Congress Doesn’t Act

Lazaro Zamora, Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog September 20, 2016

Congress once again finds itself facing a funding deadline, and there are several immigration programs that will require congressional action to avoid expiring.

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Letter to Congress in Support of Lifting Crude Oil Export Ban

Jason Grumet / Research December 7, 2015

The export ban is a form of resource nationalism that undermines our fundamental commitment to efficient markets, affecting our ability to promote free and fair trade.

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5 Ways Obama’s Successor Could Undermine His New Climate Rules

Energy / News August 3, 2015

The new regulations depend on the next president to enforce them.

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Letter to Senators McConnell and Reid on Chemical Safety Modernization

Trent Lott, Byron L. Dorgan / Research July 6, 2015

The current law is broadly considered ineffective at regulating many chemicals that have entered the marketplace in the last several decades.

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Budget brinkmanship grips DC

Economy / News July 5, 2015

Republicans and Democrats are locked in an increasingly bitter debate over government spending, with few legislative weeks remaining to avoid another shutdown.

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On the Patriot Act, a Lesson in Knowing When to Fold ‘Em

Jason Grumet / Blog June 5, 2015

Leadership is not always about winning. Sometimes it comes down to knowing when you are on the losing side of a collision and swerving out of the way.

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It’s Not Your Imagination: Congress Really Is Working More

Governance / News April 21, 2015

Lawmakers are showing up to work more and doing more while they’re there, according to a new analysis from the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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Congress may be getting ‘healthier,’ new study finds

Governance / News April 20, 2015

Congress is creaking its way toward greater workability, with lawmakers putting in more days in Washington and the Senate allowing more debate.

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