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Former Government Statistical Agency Heads Call for Better Use of Data in Policymaking

Evidence / Research January 24, 2018

Today there are numerous challenges facing our country’s generation of evidence in our decentralized statistical system. But with each of these challenges we observe numerous opportunities to improve.

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Former Government Statistical Agency Heads Call for Better Use of Data in Policymaking

Evidence / Press Release January 24, 2018

The letter calls for action to implement the unanimous recommendations of the U.S. Commission on Evidence-Based Policymaking.

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Letter from Early Childhood Co-Chairs on Child Care and Development Funding

Education / Research January 24, 2018

Co-Chairs of BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Rep. George Miller wrote to congressional leaders urging them to double the funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant for children ages birth to five. 

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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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