Senators Frist, Lott, Bennett, Dorgan, and General Jones join Senator Domenici and Secretary Glickman as BPC's new 'political all-stars'
WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Calling the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) "one of Washington's most attractive destinations for former lawmakers, Cabinet members, and others," this week's National Journal features BPC's seven Senior Fellows. The bipartisan "roster of political all-stars" includes: former National Security Advisor General James Jones; former Agriculture Secretary and Congressman Dan Glickman; former Senate Majority Leaders Bill Frist and Trent Lott; and former Senators Robert Bennett, Pete Domenici and Byron Dorgan.
The think tank, established by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Bob Dole, Tom Daschle, and George Mitchell in 2007, is "a mixture of conservatives and liberals, not a repository of moderates" and "has proven irresistible to some of Washington's best-known figures," said the article. "'BPC's bipartisan credentials [are] unimpeachable,'" said Secretary Glickman. "We are assiduously bipartisan."
"'There's a misconception that 'Bipartisan Policy Center' means there has to be total agreement,'" said former Senator Majority Leader Frist in the article. "'To me, it's a civil, safe, comfortable haven in which maybe very partisan, principled viewpoints can be expressed and debated.'" Senator Frist said he joined the BPC after "watching them do a very constructive job bringing people together."
Decrying the "unremitting partisan strife" in Washington, Senator Dorgan said the BPC is extremely valuable in the current political climate. "That's why now is actually the right moment for it to exist," he said.
The Senior Fellows will work on a variety of issues at the BPC, including energy, health care, fiscal policy, and national security. To see full bios for each of the Senior Fellows, please visit our website. Click here to read the full article.
About the Bipartisan Policy Center:
In 2007, former U.S. Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell formed the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) to develop and promote solutions that can attract the public support and political momentum to achieve real progress. Currently, the BPC focuses on issues including health care, energy, national and homeland security, transportation and economic policy. For more information, please visit our website: www.bipartisanpolicy.org.
SOURCE Bipartisan Policy Center