Working to find actionable solutions to the nation's key challenges.

Budgeting for Medical Countermeasures

National Security / Research February 13, 2018

Preparedness against a chemical, biological, radiological, or nuclear (CBRN) threat requires a sustained and multi-pronged approach by both the public and private sectors.

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Restricting Immigration by Regulation

Cristobal Ramón / Research February 1, 2018

The administration’s reliance on agency policy guidelines suggests that they may continue to use executive authority to impact the legal immigration system going forward.

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A Policy Roadmap for Individuals with Complex Care Needs

Health / Research January 31, 2018

Since 2013, BPC and others have been working to develop policy solutions focused on how to finance and deliver quality care to individuals with complex care needs. This report draws from our extensive work to identify a clear roadmap of policy solutions that can improve care for these individuals.

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Former Government Statistical Agency Heads Call for Better Use of Data in Policymaking

Evidence / Research January 24, 2018

Today there are numerous challenges facing our country’s generation of evidence in our decentralized statistical system. But with each of these challenges we observe numerous opportunities to improve.

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Letter from Early Childhood Co-Chairs on Child Care and Development Funding

Education / Research January 24, 2018

Co-Chairs of BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Rep. George Miller wrote to congressional leaders urging them to double the funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant for children ages birth to five. 

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The State of Campaign Finance in the U.S.

Governance / Research January 19, 2018

The U.S. campaign finance system has undergone fundamental changes in the last 15 years. Relying on new research from several of the nation’s foremost experts, this report examines the legal, political, and technological shifts that have combined to shape the current campaign finance regime.

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Testimony by Jason Grumet on Congressional Earmarks

Jason Grumet / Research January 18, 2018

BPC President Jason Grumet testified before the House Committee on Rules about the important role congressional earmarks serve in the functioning of the legislative process.

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Reinventing Rural Health Care: A Case Study of Seven Upper Midwest States

Health / Research January 17, 2018

This paper details the findings from BPC’s outreach efforts in 2017 during which we spoke with over 90 national thought leaders, health care providers and other key stakeholders about the current state of rural health care in the Upper Midwest.

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Santorum and Miller to Congressional Leaders: Keep In Mind The Needs of Families With Young Children

Education / Research December 18, 2017

Co-Chairs of BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative former Rep. George Miller and former Sen. Rick Santorum wrote to congressional leadership encouraging them to keep in mind the needs of families with young children. 

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Sens. Frist, Daschle Urge Congressional Leaders to Secure Children’s Health, Community Health Center Programs

Bill Frist, Tom Daschle / Research December 14, 2017

Former Senate Majority Leaders Bill Frist, M.D., and Tom Daschle penned a letter to congressional leadership encouraging swift action on the Children’s Health Insurance Program and Community Health Centers programs.

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