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2013-02-20 12:25:03

Top Political and Civic Leaders Launch "National Conversations on American Unity" in a Town Hall Event at Reagan Library on March 6 Americans Across the Country Invited to Join Dialogue Online WASHINGTON, Feb. 20, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) announced the creation of a new Commission on Political Reform (CPR) to understand the causes and consequences of America's partisan political divide and to recommend reforms to help Americans achieve...

2013-02-13 12:26:54

WASHINGTON, Feb. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released An Oversight Framework for Assuring Patient Safety in Health Information Technology, a report containing a set of principles and recommendations calling for a risk-based, flexible framework that both protects patient safety and promotes continued innovation in health information technology (IT). "Promoting patient safety in health IT requires national focus and public and private sector...

2012-12-21 12:20:28

WASHINGTON, Dec. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is proud to highlight its major legislative accomplishments of 2012. In a year of historic lows in terms of how many bipartisan bills became law, BPC is proud to highlight its key congressional successes across a number of different policy areas. Energy Project - The Quadrennial Energy Review Act of 2012. In November, BPC's Energy Project released recommendations for improved governance in the energy...

2012-12-17 20:21:02

WASHINGTON, Dec. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by former Senator Pete V. Domenici (R-NM), a Senior Fellow at the Bipartisan Policy Center, on the death of Senator Daniel Inouye of Hawaii: "Daniel Inouye's passing brings to a close the career of an extraordinary patriot, statesman, and human being. He was a dear friend of mine. In the 36 years we served together in the Senate, we worked on innumerable bills. I was fortunate enough to spend time with him a...

2012-12-05 12:20:34

Report Urges Administration to Revisit Policies and Approaches as Online Threat Evolves WASHINGTON, Dec. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A new report released by the Bipartisan Policy Center's Homeland Security Project urges the administration to publish its Internet strategy to prevent terrorism and aims to broaden the understanding of the role the Internet plays in radicalizing homegrown and domestic terrorists. Under the leadership and direction of former 9/11 Commission Chairs...

2012-11-29 20:21:41

WASHINGTON, Nov. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Jason Grumet, president of the Bipartisan Policy Center, issued this statement following today's meeting between President Obama and former Governor Mitt Romney: "We commend President Obama and Governor Romney for meeting today. Campaigns are understandably driven to emphasize differences. Today's meeting reinforces the hard truth that governing requires the search for shared interests and collaboration among leaders with...

2012-11-27 08:23:54

New Report Finds Shift in Culture Leads to Lack of Bipartisanship WASHINGTON, Nov. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Congress has changed dramatically over the last half century, from a culture of legislating to a culture of campaigning, according to a new report prepared for the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Wilson Center by Donald Wolfensberger, who is a scholar at each organization. The report finds that this culture is not conducive to bipartisan compromise or serious problem...

2012-11-08 16:24:23

WASHINGTON, Nov. 8, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an open letter to the nation's leaders, which ran as ads in The Washington Post and The Hill today, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) called on elected officials to shift from campaigning to governing. The letter, titled, "Let's Get To Work," was signed by 46 members of BPC's leadership, including founders and former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell. Signatories included 17 former members...

2012-10-18 15:21:49

WASHINGTON, Oct. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Journalists Candy Crowley, Gwen Ifill and Judy Woodruff will speak at an event hosted by the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the Newseum on Tuesday, October 23, 2012 at 7:30PM, one day after the final presidential debate and two weeks before Election Day. The three journalists, who have significant experience reporting on presidential campaigns, will offer unique insights into the 2012 election and discuss their work on the campaign...

2012-10-10 11:20:21

Consequences Could Include Skyrocketing Energy Costs, Higher Unemployment and Inflation for U.S. Economy WASHINGTON, Oct. 10, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) released a study evaluating the economic consequences of a nuclear Iran. The analysis employs traditional economic modeling techniques to examine both how energy markets might respond if Iran acquires a nuclear weapon and the possible consequences for the U.S. economy. The BPC...