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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...

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...


Word of the Day
barratry
  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
  • An unlawful breach of duty on the part of a ship's master or crew resulting in injury to the ship's owner.
  • Sale or purchase of positions in church or state.
This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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