This issue brief describes topics covered by the annual reports from the trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds and previews what we should note in 2018.
In 2016 alone, 2.1 million Americans had an opioid use disorder and 42,249 Americans died from overdosing on opioids, 116 every day.
Testimony by Don R. Wolfensberger to the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform
BPC Fellow Donald R. Wolfensberger testified before the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriations Process Reform.
BPC Senior Vice President G. William Hoagland testified before the Joint Select Committee on Budget and Appropriation Process Reform regarding the long-debated, but never agreed to, biennial budget and appropriation reform proposal.
In the 2016 election, an unorthodox candidate put together an unexpected coalition of states to win the Electoral College while losing the popular vote. As the nation’s demographics change, questions remain about whether this coalition can hold together for Republicans in 2020 and beyond.
Through a two-volume report, Evidence Use in Congress, BPC describes the challenges and offers options for improving the use of evidence in the legislative branch. Volume 2 presents 19 options that aim to align the use of evidence in Congress with its institutions, practices, and norms.