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New BPC Report: Main Street Matters

Economy / Press Release August 1, 2018

Small business owners and entrepreneurs are the backbone of the U.S economy but face daunting hurdles in accessing the capital needed to grow, thrive and create jobs.   

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Main Street Matters: Small Business Financing

Economy / August 1, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

The co-chairs of BPC’s Task Force on Main Street Finance will release recommendations to make the financial system work better for small businesses and entrepreneurs.

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BPC Announces New Board Members, Chair

Governance / Press Release June 19, 2018

The Bipartisan Policy Center is pleased to announce that Maria Contreras-Sweet, 24th administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration, and Darlene L. Jordan, executive director of the Gerald R. Jordan Foundation, have joined its board of directors.

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BPC Announces American Congressional Exchange Program

Governance / Press Release March 23, 2018

BPC announces an original initiative to foster better personal relationships and greater policy understanding between members of opposing parties in Congress.

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Olympia Snowe & Karen Mills: Main Street Leads the Way

Economy / News January 11, 2018

Small businesses and entrepreneurs fuel the economy. We must give them the tools they need to succeed.

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How Can the Financial System Better Serve Main Street?

Economy / January 30, 2018 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. ET

BPC’s Task Force on Main Street Finance, along with small business owners, will discuss financial hurdles, emerging fintech industry, post-crisis financial regulation, and data gaps in the small business lending space.

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Healthy Congress Index: Budget Actions Obscure Broken Process

Governance / Press Release October 19, 2017

Senate action on a budget resolution this week obscures continued dysfunction with the budget-making and appropriations process.

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Management Excellence Tracker

Governance / Blog August 16, 2017

The report covers about 50 key Senate-confirmable management positions from nomination through Senate review to confirmation for the three most recent presidential administrations.

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Q&A with Commission on Political Reform Leadership

Governance / Blog August 15, 2017

CPR Co-Chairs Tom Daschle, Dan Glickman, and Olympia Snowe discussed the importance of the CPR report’s recommendations in this current political environment.

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Trump Administration Lags in Filling Cabinet Agency Management Positions

Governance / Press Release May 5, 2017

The Trump administration lags behind its recent predecessors in making nominations for key government management positions.

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