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2011-07-21 17:15:00

Former Secretaries co-chair the Bipartisan Policy Center's Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative WASHINGTON, July 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement 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, Co-Chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center's Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative, following the announcement by First Lady Michelle Obama and the...

2011-07-12 18:01:00

WASHINGTON, July 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an op-ed in The Hill today, Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) Senior Fellow General Jim Jones (ret.) said that U.S. troop increases in Afghanistan have positively impacted the country's stability, but that long-term progress will require Afghans to take more responsibility for their own nation. With the death of Osama Bin Laden and the decline of al Qaeda's operational success, Jones says much of what the United States had hoped to...

2011-06-24 12:38:00

WASHINGTON, June 24, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a POLITICO op-ed today, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) touted the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Save-as-you-Go (SAVEGO) budget enforcement process. "To achieve long-term debt stabilization, we must enact a mechanism that would force Congress into a fiscal straitjacket and require savings each year. 'Save As You Go,' or SAVEGO, is just that mechanism." Noting that "the path of least political resistance is to keep revenues low while...

2011-06-16 15:47:00

Recommendations call for a performance-based, mode-neutral system; consolidation of existing transportation programs; and effective leveraging of the federal dollar WASHINGTON, June 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Recognizing that continued underinvestment in transportation has "run headlong into a political and fiscal environment in which expanding federal expenditures for any purpose is increasingly difficult to discuss," the Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) National Transportation...

2011-06-08 17:15:00

WASHINGTON, June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, the Commerce Department released a report by its Internet Policy Task Force on improving the cyber security of information technology services that use the Internet. The report concentrates on information technology that provides a wide variety of online services to the public, but which is not considered so essential that it should be considered part of the nation's critical infrastructure. Rob Strayer, Director of the...

2011-06-03 14:36:00

The Nutrition Initiative is led 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 WASHINGTON, June 3, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center is pleased to announce that Bruce Knight and Robin Schepper have joined its new Nutrition and Physical Activity Initiative as Senior Advisors. The Initiative was launched in March and is led by former Secretaries of...

2011-06-01 16:30:00

WASHINGTON, June 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Bipartisan Policy Center's (BPC) Health Project will release a new report on the role of health information technology (IT) in delivery system, payment and insurance reforms this Thursday, June 2, 2011 at 12:00 p.m. in Washington, D.C. Health Project co-chairs and former Senate Majority Leaders Tom Daschle and Bill Frist will be at the event to announce the BPC's new Task Force on Delivery System Reform and Health IT, followed by...

2011-05-31 16:37:00

WASHINGTON, May 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The following is a statement by Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) president Jason Grumet on President Obama's announcement to nominate John Bryson as Secretary of Commerce. Previously, Bryson served on the BPC's National Commission on Energy Policy and National Transportation Policy Project. "The Administration has made the right choice nominating John to be the next Commerce Secretary. He is a problem solver with vision. Through his work...

2011-05-19 15:09:00

Kean and Hamilton are now co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center's National Security Preparedness Group WASHINGTON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Former 9/11 Commission Chair and Vice Chair Tom Kean and Lee Hamilton, now co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center's National Security Preparedness Group (NSPG), released the following joint statement today regarding the Department of Homeland Security's allocation of FY 2011 homeland security preparedness grants: "Particularly...

2011-05-12 17:50:00

WASHINGTON, May 12, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rob Strayer, Director of the Bipartisan Policy Center's National Security Preparedness Group, issued the following statement today regarding the White House's legislative proposal on cyber security: "The Administration's legislative proposal marks a significant step forward to improve the nation's cyber security. While the proposal addresses a number of cyber security vulnerabilities, it does not appear to adequately delineate the...


Word of the Day
vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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