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Main Street Finance: How Can the Financial System Better Serve Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses?

Finance / Research December 14, 2017

Many small businesses and entrepreneurs face challenges accessing affordable financing. This paper from BPC’s Task Force on Main Street Finance explores these challenges, highlights recent trends in small-business financing, and presents issues for further exploration.

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Is America Under-Investing in its Young Children?

Economy / Research December 7, 2017

In the ongoing debate over how to best allocate scarce federal resources, it is important to assess the state of public investment in young children and to ask whether current investments reflect the critical importance of the early childhood years.

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Digitizing the Grid: Next Steps on Policy

Energy / Research December 5, 2017

The Bipartisan Policy Center launched the Digitizing the Power Sector initiative to better understand the challenges and opportunities of digitization as applied to one of our nation’s most complex and vital infrastructure systems: the electricity grid.

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Building the Case: Low-Income Housing Tax Credits and Health

Housing / Research November 29, 2017

The Low-Income Housing Tax Credit has helped to finance roughly 3 million affordable rental units, which have served approximately 7 million low-income households.

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Power and Corruption in Erdogan’s Turkey: Context and Consequences

National Security / Research November 27, 2017

The Bipartisan Policy Center has begun a new series examining the causes and consequences of corruption in Turkey and the impact on U.S. interests in the Middle East and the world.

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A Bipartisan Case for Early Childhood Development

Economy / Research October 25, 2017

BPC’s Early Childhood Initiative, led by Sen. Rick Santorum and Rep. George Miller explore how to maximize children’s earliest years, provide better support to families, and build stronger communities in their recent report on early childhood development.

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Dealing with a De-Certified Iran Deal

National Security / Research October 12, 2017

Just refusing to certify the JCPOA accomplishes little by itself. It does not mean that the United States is pulling out of JCPOA,

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A Guide to the 2017 Social Security and Medicare Trustees’ Reports

Economy / Research October 11, 2017

The public trustees for Social Security and Medicare have been essential to the oversight of program finances since the official positions were established in 1983.

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Putting Private Capital to Work in Rural Infrastructure

Infrastructure / Research September 28, 2017

The usual means of paying for infrastructure—either taxes or user fees—are severely limited in many rural areas due to small and, in some cases, declining populations.

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The Appalachia Initiative: A Bipartisan Approach for the 21st Century

Economy / Research September 13, 2017

BPC and U.S. Senators Joe Manchin, David Perdue, Thom Tillis, and Mark Warner convened regional and national stakeholders to capture innovative ideas for economic growth in the Appalachian region.

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