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BPC Issues Iran Deal Timeline for Major Provisions

BPC Issues Iran Deal Timeline for Major Provisions

 The Bipartisan Policy Center on Thursday issued an Iran Deal Timeline which shows how key components of the agreement will look after...

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BPC: Business Can Help Bridge the Infrastructure Gap

Matching Private Investors to Infrastructure Projects

 How will the U.S. pay for critical infrastructure projects necessary for strengthening regional economic activity? That's the topic of...

Sep 01, 2015, 10:23 ET
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New UMD Study Finds that after Weighing Options, Majority of Americans Approve Iran Nuclear Deal

A majority of a national citizen advisory panel, made up of a representative sample of American registered voters,...

Sep 01, 2015, 07:45 ET
Research published by the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy shows inequities and unintended consequences as a result of Colorado's Taxpayer Bill of Rights property tax limit initiative.

Colorado tax limits have led to inequities, unintended consequences in school funding

 Tax and expenditure limits enacted as part of a 1992 voter initiative have led to inconsistent and unequal property tax burdens in Colorado,...

Aug 28, 2015, 14:22 ET
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CBO: President's Immigration Proposal Would Reduce Deficit by $173 billion

President Obama's Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 budget includes an immigration proposal, based largely on the bill passed by the Senate in 2013,...

Aug 26, 2015, 12:23 ET

Unionized Women Earn More than Nonunionized Women in Every U.S. State

A new briefing paper released by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) finds that women represented by a union in the United States earn...

Aug 25, 2015, 15:35 ET

"EPA Police" Give Your Lawn Mower a Pat Down

 The Environmental Policy Alliance is launching a new ad today pushing back against the Environmental Protection Agency's...

Aug 25, 2015, 14:42 ET
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Bell: CBO Debt Limit Projection Consistent with BPC's Analysis

The Congressional Budget Office report today on its budget and economic outlook contained a projection that...

Aug 25, 2015, 12:17 ET

New Report Finds that Post-Katrina Disaster Recovery Policies Largely Ignored the Needs of Black Women from New Orleans' Public Housing Buildings

 In advance of the 10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina and the flooding of New Orleans, the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR)...

Aug 24, 2015, 12:33 ET
The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy announced a campaign to promote Municipal Fiscal Health, to help struggling cities provide basic services

Lincoln Institute of Land Policy Launches Campaign to Promote Municipal Fiscal Health

The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy today launched a multi-year campaign to promote Municipal Fiscal Health in the U.S. and worldwide, to help...

Aug 21, 2015, 11:25 ET
BPC Debuts New Iran Vote Tracker

BPC Debuts New Iran Vote Tracker

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will be tracking votes of members of Congress on the Iran deal through its newly-launched Iran vote...

Aug 18, 2015, 08:09 ET
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BPC's Theresa Cardinal Brown: Balanced Immigration Reform Proposals Can Grow Economy

Immigration reform that includes only strict enforcement without addressing other aspects of the system would stifle the American economy, says...

Aug 17, 2015, 17:22 ET
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New BPC Analysis: Cost of Iran Inspection

"This deal is not built on trust, it is built on verification," President Barack Obama said of the final nuclear accord agreed to by Iran and...

Aug 17, 2015, 12:55 ET

Collaborative Issues Initial Guidelines for Health Insurance Coverage of Next Generation Sequencing (NGS) Testing in Oncology

The Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP) has released initial  health insurance coverage guidelines for Next Generation Sequencing...

Aug 17, 2015, 08:38 ET

Climate Prediction Expert Wins 2015 ASPIRE Prize

Science, technology and innovation officials from APEC member economies have named young, cutting-edge climate change researcher Dr Jong-Seong Kug...

Aug 12, 2015, 14:00 ET

Scientists speak out against false cannabis claims

 Many scientists are increasingly frustrated by the disregard of scientific evidence on cannabis use and regulation. To set the record...

Aug 11, 2015, 12:44 ET

Nearly Half of Currently Exempt Single Mothers and Black and Hispanic Women Workers Will Gain Coverage Under DOL's New Proposed Overtime Salary Threshold

 A new report released today by the Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR) and MomsRising.org finds that working women—especially...

Aug 06, 2015, 12:17 ET

Metastatic Cancer Research Studies Should Better Evaluate and Communicate Quality of Life Measures

The Green Park Collaborative, sponsored by the Center for Medical Technology Policy (CMTP), has released an effectiveness guidance document (EGD)...

Aug 04, 2015, 13:08 ET

New Video from Environmental Policy Alliance Takes Anti-Energy Extremists to Task for False Climate Claims

 For decades environmentalists have used hyperbolic predictions of environmental catastrophe to justify costly regulations. In light of...

Aug 03, 2015, 10:23 ET
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BPC's Jason Grumet: EPA Offers Something for Everyone (Except Conventional Coal)

BPC President Jason Grumet made the following statement on the release of the final Clean Power Plan: "The final Clean Power rule has something...