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Bell and Misztal: Spending Flexibility Allows for Military Readiness

Steve Bell, Blaise Misztal / Research March 8, 2018

Senior Advisor Steve Bell and Director of the National Security Program Blaise Misztal wrote to Sens. Thad Cochran (R-MS) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) of the Committee on Appropriations to support spending flexibility for the Department of Defense.  Dear Senator Cochran and…

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Letter in Support of the Child Care and Development Block Grant

Education / Research March 5, 2018

Co-Chairs of BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative, former Sen. Rick Santorum and former Rep. George Miller, wrote to congressional leaders thanking them for prioritizing significant additional funding for the Child Care and Development Block Grant.  

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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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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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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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BPC Comments on Examining the Extension of Special Needs Plans

Health / Research July 26, 2017

BPC commends the bipartisan collaboration of Energy & Commerce Committee and Ways & Means Committee members and staff to examine the SNP program.

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A Letter From the Former Public Trustees of Social Security and Medicare

Economy / Research July 14, 2017

Today, the ex officio trustees of the Social Security and Medicare trust funds released the 2017 annual reports on the financial conditions of the two programs. The trustees’ projections remain ominous for the financial future of the programs, with serious implications for millions of current and future program beneficiaries as well as taxpaying workers.

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BPC Comment Letter on Affordable Care Act Regulatory Burdens and Market Stability

Health / Research July 12, 2017

BPC submits comments to the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’on changes to Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) regulations that could promote increased stability of the individual health insurance market and affordability of coverage.

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