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Trump’s Defense Budget Plan in Perspective

Sean O’Keefe / Blog February 28, 2017

President Donald Trump’s announced $603 billion FY2018 defense budget could actually represent a slight cut from anticipated FY2017 total national defense spending levels.

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States and Cities Pulled into Immigration Enforcement

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog February 27, 2017

The Trump orders would, by agreement or by coercion, put states and localities squarely in the middle of immigration enforcement in the United States.

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Comparing Trump and Obama’s Deportation Priorities

Lazaro Zamora / Blog February 27, 2017

Because of the large unauthorized immigrant population and finite resources, it is necessary for the executive to set priorities among those eligible for removal.

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Renewable Energy: Can Companies Replace Federal Support for the Industry?

Rachel May / Blog February 7, 2017

The change of administration may not signal the demise of an industry once dependent on federal support in the form of investments, loans, and tax credits.

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Accelerate the Permitting Process

Andy Winkler / Blog February 2, 2017

The complicated and oftentimes lengthy process for environmental reviews and permit approvals can still hold up economically critical projects.

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Trump’s Fevered Executive Orders Leave Capitol Hill in Chaos

Immigration / News January 26, 2017

Trump’s executive order on border security set in motion the construction of U.S.-Mexico border wall that could cost well more than $14 billion.

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Trump Order to Speed Permitting a Welcome Step

Infrastructure / Press Release January 25, 2017

The often lengthy federal, state, and local requirements continue to impede economically critical projects and present a significant barrier to private investment in infrastructure.

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BPC’s Grumet on Pipeline Executive Orders

Infrastructure / Press Release January 24, 2017

The bitter fights over these projects symbolize our failure at all levels of government to act on the broadly shared desire to rebuild America.

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Could Ankara and Washington team up on Tehran?

National Security / News December 21, 2016

In the event of a U.S.-Iranian showdown, the challenge will be for Turkish President Erdogan to convince his potential partners in Washington that Ankara is really on their side.

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Affordable Housing Policy - A Bipartisan Path Forward

Housing / News December 15, 2016

Some affordable housing advocates fear a future in which federal rental assistance programs will be starved for resources, but that does not have to be the case.

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