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House Passes Bipartisan Retirement Bill, One Step Closer to Becoming Law

Economy / Press Release May 23, 2019

Washington, D.C.– The following is a statement from BPC director of economic policy Shai Akabas on the passage of the bipartisan Setting Every Community up for Retirement Enhancement (SECURE) Act of 2019 in the House of Representatives: “Much-needed improvements to…

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BPC’s Schweer on Cassidy-Hassan Paid Family Leave Working Group

Economy / Press Release May 22, 2019

Washington, D.C.– The following is a statement from Adrienne Schweer, a fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, on the news that Sens. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) will lead a Senate Finance Committee working group on paid family leave:…

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Statement from Dr. Addison K. Stark, Associate Director for Energy Innovation at the Bipartisan Policy Center and Staff Director of the American Energy Innovation Council

Energy / Press Release May 22, 2019

“Increasing energy innovation funding is a key component of addressing climate change, supporting US Manufacturing and increasing economic growth. The boost in critical investments in the House Energy and Water Appropriations bill represents a positive step towards making the down…

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New White Paper: Improving Child Care Facilities Requires Collective Effort

Education / Press Release May 22, 2019

Washington, D.C.– Working parents of young children need to be assured that their children are cared for in safe, developmentally appropriate, and high-quality settings. Children spend much of their time in child care programs, yet very limited data exists on the…

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Grumet: Swagel “Right Person at Right Time” to Lead CBO

Economy / Press Release May 16, 2019

Swagel and his colleagues at CBO will no doubt be tested in the coming years and months, but we believe they are up to the challenge.

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BPC Narrows Debt Limit “X Date” Range to October/Early November

Economy / Press Release May 9, 2019

Washington, D.C. — The Bipartisan Policy Center projects the debt limit “X Date” will arrive sometime in October or early November 2019, after updating its modeling with the latest data from tax season. This forecast narrows BPC’s earlier projection range…

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BPC’s Theresa Brown in The Hill: We Need an “Immigration FEMA”

Immigration / Press Release May 3, 2019

Washington, D.C.– In a new op-ed for The Hill, Theresa Cardinal Brown, director of immigration and cross-border policy at the Bipartisan Policy Center, writes that “the rapid arrival of large numbers of families and unaccompanied children from Central America has strained a…

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Healthy Congress Index: 116th Congress off to a Slow Start

Governance / Press Release April 30, 2019

Washington, D.C. – The 116th Congress has been slow to implement structural changes that would result in a more open legislative process, according to the Bipartisan Policy Center’s latest Healthy Congress Index (HCI) data, released today. These findings come despite…

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Casey Higgins Joins the Bipartisan Policy Center as a Fellow

Immigration / Press Release April 29, 2019

BPC today announced that Casey Higgins, former assistant to the Speaker for Policy and Trade Counsel under former House Speaker Paul Ryan, is joining the organization as a fellow working with our immigration project.

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Social Security and Medicare Funds One Year Closer to Depletion

Economy / Press Release April 22, 2019

Two of the federal government’s largest and most important programs are under severe financial strain.

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