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2011-04-25 13:35:00

Discussion will be moderated by former Senators Tom Daschle and Bob Bennett WASHINGTON, April 25, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Health Project will host a dialogue on health information technology (IT) with Farzad Mostashari, MD, ScM, the recently named National Coordinator for Health Information Technology at the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), tomorrow, April 26, 2011 at 11:00AM in Washington, D.C. In one of his first appearances...

2011-04-18 12:10:00

Event is part of the Bipartisan Policy Center's New Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative Special Remarks to be given by South Beach Diet Author and Cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston WASHINGTON, April 18, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the University of Miami will jointly host a public forum on the importance of nutrition education and physical activity this Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 5:00PM to 7:00PM at the University of Miami's Newman...

2011-04-12 13:42:00

Special Remarks to be given by South Beach Diet Author and Cardiologist Dr. Arthur Agatston WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the University of Miami will jointly host a public forum on the importance of nutrition education and physical activity on Wednesday, April 20, 2011 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the University of Miami's Newman Alumni Center. Today, more than one-third of adults and 17 percent of children in the United...

2011-04-12 09:00:00

Chairs of New Effort Urge Rigorous Reassessment of US Energy Policy Goals, Metrics and Accountability Group Releases Open Letter to American People on "New Era for US Energy Security" and Background Paper on US Oil Dependence WASHINGTON, April 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- At an event today in Washington, former Senators Trent Lott (R-MS) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND), General Jim Jones (Ret.) and Oil Spill Commission Co-chair William K. Reilly announced they will lead the new...

2011-04-01 09:35:00

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...

2011-03-30 08:00:00

Group to Focus on Energy Security in Context of Overall Energy Policy WASHINGTON, March 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) today announced that it is forming a new BPC Energy Project to be led by former Senators Trent Lott (R-MS) and Byron Dorgan (D-ND), and by former National Security Advisor General Jim Jones (Ret.) and Oil Spill Commission Co-chair William K. Reilly. The group will be releasing additional details at a formal project launch event on...

2011-03-28 09:33:00

WASHINGTON, March 28, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- To address the more than one third of adults and 17 percent of children in the United States who are obese, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) today launched its newest project, the Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative, co-chaired by former Secretaries of Agriculture Dan Glickman and Ann M. Veneman and former Secretaries of Health and Human Services Mike Leavitt and Donna E. Shalala. Over the course of the next year, the...

2011-03-21 08:57:00

Former Agriculture Secretaries Dan Glickman and Ann M. Veneman and Former Health and Human Services Secretaries Mike Leavitt and Donna E. Shalala to Develop Recommendations on Ways to Improve America's Health WASHINGTON, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) will launch its Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative, led by former Secretaries of Agriculture Dan Glickman and Ann M. Veneman and former Secretaries of Health and Human Services Mike...

2011-03-02 09:26:00

WASHINGTON, March 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is pleased to announce the addition of former Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND). Senator Dorgan joins the BPC as a Senior Fellow after serving for a total of thirty years in the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives. In his new role at the BPC, Senator Dorgan will be working on a number of issues with a specific emphasis on energy policy. "Senator Dorgan has had a remarkable career, having served for...

2011-01-21 09:30:00

Report says "well-targeted" investments will improve accessibility, accelerate the nation's economic recovery, and create short- and long-term jobs WASHINGTON, Jan. 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released today, authored by two members of the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) National Transportation Policy Project, called on the Administration and Congress to change their approach to transportation policy saying that "the nation can no longer afford to support poorly...


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grass-comber
  • A landsman who is making his first voyage at sea; a novice who enters naval service from rural life.
According to the OED, a grass-comber is also 'a sailor's term for one who has been a farm-labourer.'