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Evidence Use in Congress: Options for Charting a New Direction

Nick Hart, Sandy Davis, Tim Shaw, G. William Hoagland / Research April 11, 2018

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.

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Advancing Innovation, Competition, and Access to Therapeutic Antibodies through Patent Policy

Health / Research April 4, 2018

Delivering on the promise of therapeutic antibodies requires policies that not only encourage investment in research and development but also ensure these therapies will be accessible to patients.

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Evidence Use in Congress: Challenges for Evidence-Based Policymaking

Nick Hart, Sandy Davis, Tim Shaw / Research March 28, 2018

Evidence Use in Congress: Challenges for Evidence-Based Policymaking, the first of a two-volume report, outlines three types of barriers facing congressional use of evidence for designing programs, budgeting, and oversight: perception, institutional, and systemic.

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Leading with Nutrition: Leveraging Federal Programs for Better Health

Health / Research March 12, 2018

BPC’s 13-member task force to explore strategies for promoting healthy nutrition through public programs and policies related to food and health released specific recommendations focused on strengthening and improving the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

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Digital Counterterrorism: Fighting Jihadists Online

National Security / Research March 9, 2018

In the battle against jihadist terrorism, the digital world is the new ungoverned territory. To prevail, governments will have to deny jihadists the ability to operate securely in these digital realms.

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Evidence in the 2019 Trump Budget

Nick Hart / Research March 8, 2018

The annual release of the president’s budget provides insight into the administration’s policy priorities, including how the Trump administration might use evidence for policymaking in the upcoming year.

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Stabilizing the Individual Insurance Market: What Happened and What Next?

Health / Research March 7, 2018

BPC’s Future of Health Care Initiative examines how to stabilize the individual health insurance market in light of major recent changes by the Trump administration and Congress.

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Presidential Evidence Initiatives

Nick Hart / Research March 2, 2018

The evidence initiatives over the past 20 years suggest that future initiatives aimed at improving government’s effectiveness can certainly be better.

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The Future Role of Government in Health Information Technology and Digital Health

Health / Research February 27, 2018

Health IT Now and the Bipartisan Policy Center along with more than 50 work group members, have outlined a focused and streamlined oversight framework for the federal government’s role in health IT and digital health. Transitioning to this framework will require both regulatory and legislative changes that we encourage stakeholders and policymakers to support as quickly as possible.

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How Do Immigrants and the Immigration Enforcement System Interact with Local Law Enforcement?

Cristobal Ramon / Research February 23, 2018

The operation of local law enforcement agencies and their work with immigration enforcement agencies is more complex and nuanced than is often reported in the public debate.

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