A new letter from BPC Action and over 40 companies and organizations are urging incorporation of emergency savings provisions into the suite of retirement security bills (HR.2954; S.4353; S.4808), collectively known as “SECURE 2.0,” under consideration for passage this session. The proposed legislation already shares strong bipartisan support…

Small Agency, Big Impact  The Small Business Administration (SBA) is the only cabinet-level agency fully dedicated to supporting America’s nearly 6 million small businesses and entrepreneurs. Despite its size—representing less than 1 percent of annual discretionary spending—the SBA has a tremendous impact on the U.S….

BPC Action commends the bipartisan collaboration of Reps. David Joyce (R-OH) and Jared Golden (D-ME) and Sens. John Thune (R-SD), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Deb Fischer (R-NE) to introduce H.R. 5521/S. 1058, the Rural Capital Access Act. Federal pandemic relief programs disbursed roughly $1 trillion…

The Bipartisan Policy Center Action applauds Sens. Klobuchar (D-MN), Blunt (R-MO), and the Senate Rules Committee for overwhelmingly passing the Electoral Count Reform and Presidential Transition Improvement Act, which builds on the strong work of a number of bipartisan senators. The Electoral Count Act of 1887 is antiquated and has…

The United States faces a growing obesity epidemic impacting more than 4 in 10 adults, while obesity-related conditions—including heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, and cancer—are among the leading causes of preventable, premature death. Understanding the gravity of the situation, BPC and BPC’s Food and…

Every American deserves to live in a decent home at an affordable price. Stable housing in a safe neighborhood is essential for families’ physical and mental well-being—and the cost of affording a place to live should not be an overwhelming burden. Explore BPC Action’s new…

Building clean infrastructure provides significant economic, national security, climate, and quality-of-life benefits. These benefits are not realized, however, until the infrastructure is built. Unfortunately, the permitting and siting of projects have become burdensome, onerous, and inefficient, with environmental reviews alone taking many years, if not…

BPC Action applauds Sens. Gary Peters (D-MI) and James Lankford (R-OK) for their bipartisan collaboration to introduce S. 4599, the Disaster Assistance Simplification Act which would establish a single application portal for individuals, households, and businesses seeking access to federal disaster recovery assistance.    This legislation…

Co-chairs of the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)’s Food and Nutrition Security Task Force—former Agriculture Secretaries Dan R. Glickman and Ann M. Veneman, chef and founder of the World Central Kitchen José Andrés; and The Food Industry Association President and CEO Leslie Sarasin—and BPC Action commend the bipartisan leadership of Senate Agriculture Committee Chairwoman…

BPC Action commends the leadership of Reps. James McGovern (D-MA) and Michael Burgess, M.D. (R-TX) for securing passage of their bipartisan resolution calling for medical schools, residency, and fellowship programs to provide nutrition education that demonstrates the connection between diet and disease.   Obesity and obesity-related…