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Jul 27, 2015, 15:55 ET
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BPC Releases Bold Recommendations to Advance Medical Innovation, Help Cure Life-Threatening Diseases, and Improve U.S. Competitiveness in the Global Marketplace

Today there are 10,000 known diseases in the United States, but only 500 have established treatments. Life-threatening diseases such as...

Jul 17, 2015, 10:08 ET
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Dr. Alice M. Rivlin and Senator Pete V. Domenici Release Recommendations to Overhaul the Congressional Budget Process

 The following is being released by the Bipartisan Policy Center: Calling the current congressional budget process "broken and in need of...

May 28, 2015, 12:30 ET
BPC Recommends Ways to Unlock the Power of Prevention to Improve America's Health Outcomes and Lower Costs

BPC Recommends Ways to Unlock the Power of Prevention to Improve America's Health Outcomes and Lower Costs

Today, Americans spend twice as much on health care as citizens of other developed nations, yet we have shorter life expectancies and higher rates...

May 26, 2015, 14:05 ET
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BPC to Release Recommendations on Prevention Strategies to Improve America's Health and Lower Health Care Costs

 Preventable chronic diseases now affect half the U.S. adult population and account...

Apr 30, 2015, 07:05 ET
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Leading U.S. Companies and BPC Launch "Building Better Health: Physical Activity Challenge"

 Today, the CEO Council on Health and Innovation and the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) invited U.S. companies to join them in improving the...

Apr 20, 2015, 06:55 ET
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BPC Launches "Healthy Congress Index"

The new Congress is showing signs of life after its first three months in session, according to the inaugural quarterly installment of the...

Mar 31, 2015, 07:05 ET
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New BPC Health and Housing Task Force to Address Critical Issues of Aging U.S. Population

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) today launched its new Health and Housing Task Force, designed to help policymakers meet the needs of the United...

Nov 05, 2014, 12:10 ET

BPC President Jason Grumet Reacts to the Midterm Election Results

Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) president Jason Grumet released this statement following yesterday's midterm elections: "The...

Oct 31, 2014, 08:35 ET
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Test Your Political Wits: This Sunday the Bipartisan Policy Center and Answers.com Kick Off the First-Ever Midterm Election "Quiz-a-thon Marathon"

ST. LOUIS and WASHINGTON, Oct. 31, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Sunday, November 2, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and Answers.com...

Oct 28, 2014, 14:00 ET
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BPC Panel Brings Together Top Banking Experts to Debate the Progress of Dodd-Frank in Addressing Too-Big-to-Fail

 The Bipartisan Policy Center's Financial Regulatory Reform Initiative (FRRI) hosted a panel discussion today with leading banking...

Oct 15, 2014, 16:39 ET
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Hollywood Stars and Washington Power Players Join Forces to Quiz Americans on Politics Ahead of Midterm Elections

 Answers™, a leading source of expert information and advice, is partnering with the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a Washington-based...

Oct 07, 2014, 11:31 ET
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Americans Face Diverse and Unknown Risks When Planning for Retirement

A new staff paper from the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) out today highlights the risks...

Sep 23, 2014, 11:00 ET
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Al-Qaeda, Non-Al-Qaeda Affiliated Jihadist Groups, Foreign Fighters in Syria and Growing Cyber Attacks Pose Serious Threats to US and Should Not Be Overlooked

A new report issued by the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Homeland Security Project today provides a comprehensive review of the many terrorist...

Sep 18, 2014, 17:18 ET
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BPC Governors' Council Welcomes New Innovative Veterans Talent Tool

The members of the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Governors' Council - Jim Douglas of Vermont, Brad Henry of Oklahoma, Linda Lingle of Hawaii,...

Sep 17, 2014, 11:58 ET

Senator Kent Conrad and James Lockhart Comment on Senate Finance Committee Hearing on Savings Policy

Former Senator Kent Conrad and James B. Lockhart III, co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Commission on Retirement Security and...

Sep 16, 2014, 13:48 ET
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Leading CEOs Take Actions to Address Nation's Health Challenges

As the United States looks for solutions to improve the quality, cost and patient experience of care, a group of nine chief executives of some of...

Sep 15, 2014, 10:42 ET

Tomorrow: CEOs of Large U.S. Companies and Bipartisan Policy Center to Release Report on Improving America's Health Through Innovation

On Tuesday, September 16 at 1:30pm ET, chief executives of some of the nation's largest companies will...

Sep 12, 2014, 13:07 ET
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Castro, Gingrich, Five Former HUD Secretaries, Donovan, Carville and Matalin to Speak at Housing Summit Next Week

On Monday morning, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will kick off its 2014 Housing Summit in Washington. The two-day event will feature leading...

Sep 10, 2014, 08:35 ET
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UPDATE: CEOs of Large U.S. Companies and Bipartisan Policy Center to Release Report on Improving America's Health Through Innovation

 On Tuesday, September 16 at 1:30pm ET, chief executives of some of the nation's largest...

Sep 08, 2014, 13:40 ET
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Newt Gingrich to Deliver Keynote Remarks at the New Directions for National Policy: 2014 Housing Summit Next Week

 Former Speaker and Republican Presidential Candidate Newt Gingrich will deliver keynote remarks next Tuesday, September 16, from 9:30 a.m. to...