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Texas: Influencing the National Immigration Debate

Immigration / September 14, 2018 12:00 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. CT

Join BPC and SMU in Dallas for a conversation on where Texans stand on the current immigration system and the importance of Texas to the national discussion.

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POSTPONED: The Future of Trade in North America

Economy / September 6, 2017 8:00 a.m. to 1:15 p.m. CT

For almost a quarter of a century, the North American Free Trade Agreement has been a symbol of the relationship between Mexico, the United States, and Canada, the foundation of their economic interactions, and a facilitating framework for other cooperation…

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NAFTA, Borders, and Security

Economy / June 19, 2017 9:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. CT

The United States and Mexico share nearly 2,000 miles of border and trade hundreds of billions of dollars in goods and services annually. With a NAFTA renegotiation imminent, please join us for a conversation on the U.S.-Mexico relationship and the overlap…

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Texas Vote Shows Key Barriers to P3s Still Exist

Sarah Kline, Jake Varn / Blog May 24, 2017

A recent vote by the Texas House of Representatives highlights some of the challenges of expanding the use of P3s in the United States.

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Bipartisan Road Trip Yields Bipartisan Legislation

Hunter Hallman / Blog March 22, 2017

Reps. Will Hurd (R-TX) and Beto O’Rourke (D-TX), who hail from neighboring Texas border districts, struck out on a cross-country road trip from San Antonio to Washington.

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BPC Applauds Enactment of Texas Bill to Improve Voter List Accuracy

Governance / Press Release June 17, 2015

BPC applauds the enactment of new legislation in Texas which provides for the state to participate in multi-state voter registration data-sharing programs. Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the bill, SB 795, into law Monday.

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Immigration Executive Action Court Case Primer

Theresa Cardinal Brown / Blog June 2, 2015

The Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in New Orleans voted against temporarily lifting a hold on the president’s immigration executive actions from last fall.

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Funding Immigration Courts Should Not be Controversial

Matt Graham / Blog May 20, 2015

The backlog of pending cases in immigration courts has grown 160 percent since 2006, but the number of immigration judges has grown by just 15 percent.

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Storage and Disposal of Nuclear Waste Must Be Separated from the Economic and Political Debates

Energy / Blog October 2, 2014

Since the beginning of the civilian nuclear power program in the 1950s, the federal government has undertaken to dispose of all of the used nuclear fuel rods, the most radioactive waste from the nation’s commercial nuclear power plants. One can debate the wisdom of this unique commitment, which was formalized in a 1982 law and in subsequent contracts between the government and nuclear power plant owner. However, there can be no debate about its binding nature, at least as to reactors now in existence or under construction.

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Testimony by BPC's John Fortier to the Senate Committiee on Rules and Administration

John C. Fortier / Research June 25, 2014

Even four decades into the convenience voting experiment, the rise of vote-by-mail and early in-person voting varies significantly among states both in the magnitude of votes cast and in the modes available to voters.

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