Ideas. Action. Results.

While partisan conflicts all too often dominate the media’s attention, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is committed to fostering a constructive dialogue with a focus on ideas rather than political posturing. BPC’s Bridge-Builder Breakfasts highlight the institutions and individuals who are crossing party lines to develop solutions to the critical challenges facing the country. The ongoing series examines leading perspectives on issues ranging from energy security and childhood nutrition to transportation spending and tax reform.

Each Bridge-Builder Breakfast features a moderated panel discussion with current and former lawmakers, industry leaders, issue advocates, and members of diverse coalitions. The breakfasts provide a fresh perspective on opportunities for bipartisan cooperation in Washington, DC and real-world insights into forging consensus among differing views.


State of the Union: Predictions for the President’s 2014 Agenda
January 28, 2014


Does Dodd-Frank Work for Non-Banks? Insurance as the Test Case
December 17, 2013

Improving Passenger Rail Service in the Northeast Corridor
November 21, 2013

Perspectives on the Proposed Qualified Residential Mortgage Rule
October 2, 2013

Iran Sanctions: Tool or Hindrance?
September 17, 2013

A Bipartisan Path for the Mortgage Market
July 17, 2013

The First 100 Days: A Reflection
April 29, 2013

Building a More Sustainable Future for America’s National Parks
March 19, 2013

State of the Union: The Speechwriters’ Perspectives
February 12, 2013


Shale Gas: Evolving State Regulation in Pennsylvania and New York and its National Implications
November 3, 2011

Long-term Foundations: Creating Jobs and Investing in Infrastructure at a Time of Fiscal Austerity
October 20, 2011

The Missing Middle: How Extremes from Both Parties are Changing the Debate
September 7, 2011

The Importance of Diversifying America’s Energy Future
June 22, 2011

Beyond Politics: Why Education Shouldn’t Be A Partisan Issue
May 2, 2011

Addressing America’s Intelligence Challenges in a Bipartisan Way
March 15, 2011


Back to School: How Public Policy is Affecting our Children’s Diets
September 22, 2010

State of Play: The Future of the Director of National Intelligence
July 20, 2010

Reforming Our Tax Code
April 14, 2010

Difficult Choices: Transportation Spending in An Age of Fiscal Crisis
February 25, 2010


The Path Forward on Afghanistan
November 5, 2009

Prospects for Bipartisan Health Reform
September 23, 2009