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Federal Spending, Cutting Costs, Dollar Coin

Economy / Press Release October 8, 2015

Experts come to BPC on Oct. 22 will discuss measures to produce more effective federal spending, including the USA Act and proposals such as replacing the $1 note with a $1 coin.

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Cutting Costs and Streamlining Government

Economy / October 22, 2015 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. ET

Lawmakers have proposed the Unified Savings and Accountability Act, which seeks to reduce spending based upon annual reports examining program overlap and duplication.

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Proposal for Improving the Congressional Budget Process

Pete V. Domenici, Alice M. Rivlin / Research July 17, 2015

Washington has lurched from one crisis to another and kept the government running by means of continuing resolutions and massive appropriations bills.

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Why is BPC Launching a Personal Savings Initiative?

Shai Akabas, Brian Collins / Blog April 22, 2014

On Wednesday morning, the Bipartisan Policy Center will launch the Personal Savings Initiative (register to join us here). The initiative will be led by former Senator Kent Conrad, who served as chairman of the Senate Budget Committee, and James Lockhart, who served as deputy commissioner of the Social Security Administration and other key roles in the executive branch. Their effort will be supported by a bipartisan commission of nationally recognized experts who will examine legislative and regulatory avenues to improve Americans’ personal savings and retirement security.

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Turning a Corner Toward Compromise?

Laura Hall / Blog February 6, 2014

This month, BPC highlights two bipartisan duos that have taken steps to move significant legislation through Congress, which has brought renewed optimism that the tide may be slowly turning back to cooperation in Washington. In December 2013, House Budget Committee Chairman…

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Reforming the Budget: How to Fix the Congressional Budget Process

Alice M. Rivlin / Blog February 4, 2014

This post was originally published by The Brookings Institution. There will never an easy way to decide which activities the United States government should undertake or how to pay for them. Voters and their elected representatives have extremely diverse views…

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What is the Impact of the Defense Sequester on the Economy?

Brian Collins, Shai Akabas, Steve Bell / Research December 11, 2013

If it’s not blocked, the defense sequester will contribute to 640,000 fewer jobs in the economy and GDP will be over 0.6 percent lower by the end of 2015.

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