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Focus Group: Shared Priorities, Shared Skepticism After SOTU

Governance / Press Release January 31, 2018

A focus group of swing voters watching Tuesday’s State of the Union address were sharply polarized when it came to President Trump’s immigration proposals, but strongly supported his calls for expanded vocational education and paid leave.

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Exclusive: Swing voters rate Trump’s State of Union speech ‘on the plus side of mediocre’

Governance / News January 31, 2018

President Trump’s first State of the Union address did little to change the hearts and minds of a group of swing voters who watched the speech as part of a focus group organized by the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington-based think tank.

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BPC Experts Available for Comment on SOTU

Press Release / Press Release January 12, 2016

President Obama will lay out his vision for the last year of his presidency. Bipartisan Policy Center experts are available for comment and analysis.

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Paul Ryan rolls up his sleeves

Economy / News February 10, 2015

Nearly alone among big-name Republicans on Capitol Hill, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Paul Ryan is concentrating this year on actual legislative progress.

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The sequester that everyone hates is hard to replace

Economy / News January 29, 2015

There’s one thing Democrats and Republicans agree on: It’s time to get rid of the forced spending cuts known in Washington as the sequester.

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New CBO Outlook: Deficits to Grow Over Decade

Economy / Blog January 26, 2015

The Congressional Budget Office projects that deficits will remain modest through 2018, but will then surge through the latter part of the decade to over $1 trillion in 2025.

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Is MyRA the Only Way?

Economy / Blog January 26, 2015

Programs designed to help individuals save more have advanced in the administration, in the academic and advocacy community, in Congress, and in the states.

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State of the Union Against a Nuclear Iran

Blaise Misztal / Blog January 21, 2015

Preventing a nuclear Iran is one of the major national security challenges facing the United States for all the reasons the president listed in his speech.

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GOP optimism about working with Obama in 2015 has quickly soured

Governance / News January 21, 2015

But Jason Grumet, founder and president of the Bipartisan Policy Center, said that while progress may be farther on the horizon than just this year, it will be attainable eventually.

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BPC President Jason Grumet Reacts to State of the Union Address

Press Release / Press Release January 20, 2015

“With an improving economy and growing disdain for gridlock, there is reason to hope that this president and this Congress will make a real effort to resolve some of these differences and advance actual solutions.”

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