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Rising U.S. Deficits Continue in New Fiscal Year as Shutdown Looms

Economy / Press Release December 13, 2018

Washington D.C. — The $305 billion deficit for the first two months of Fiscal Year 2019 shows the United States is closing in on trillion dollar deficits if Congress takes no action to stop this trend. “Treasury’s report shows yet…

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New Report Ranks States on Efficient Use of Federal Early Childhood Funds

Education / Press Release December 13, 2018

BPC finds Maryland and the District of Columbia lead the nation in efficient administration of federal funds for early care and education (ECE) programs.

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2018 Farm Bill Strengthens SNAP-Education, Lacks Focus on Diet Quality

Health / Press Release December 12, 2018

More needs to be done in the 116th Congress to make diet quality a priority in the program.

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Healthy Congress Index: Improvement in Appropriations, Days in D.C.

Governance / Press Release November 30, 2018

An improved appropriations process in which Congress enacted five of 12 appropriations bills before the start of fiscal year 2019 resulted in a better functioning Congress.

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BPC’s Hoagland: Budget Process Committee’s Failure a Serious Disappointment, Work Must Continue

Economy / Press Release November 29, 2018

This package deserved and still deserves consideration from congressional leaders and the full House and Senate.

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BPC Releases Policy Framework on Early Childhood Facilities

Education / Press Release November 19, 2018

The policy framework recognizes that the quality of the physical buildings and spaces where children learn, play, and grow are a fundamental part of their development and learning.

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New Report Finds States More Active in Immigration Legislation, Underscores Need for Federal Action from New Congress

Immigration / Press Release November 16, 2018

BPC finds that states are increasingly enacting immigration-related laws in the absence of federal congressional action, creating a complex patchwork of disparate rules across the country.

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New BPC Video Provides Roadmap to Reinventing Rural Health Care in America

Press Release / Press Release November 15, 2018

To mark National Rural Health Day, the Bipartisan Policy Center is releasing a new video that serves as a critical snapshot of the challenges and opportunities for reforming America’s rural health care system.

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New BPC Report Calls for Strengthening Direct-Care Workforce and Supporting Family Caregivers

Health / Press Release November 8, 2018

With a rapidly aging population, workforce shortages and adequate training and support for caregivers pose a threat to the quality of care delivered to our nation’s elderly.

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New Congress to Face Record High Debt Limit in 2019

Economy / Press Release November 8, 2018

Less than 60 days after the newly elected Congress is sworn in this January, the federal debt limit will come back into effect at a record high level.

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