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…

BPC Action urges the following energy provisions be included in the finalized Bipartisan Innovation Act: Regional Clean Energy Innovation Program (Sec. 10642 of COMPETES; based on bipartisan bill H. R. 4588 Wild [D-PA]/Baird [R-IN])  Authorizes DOE to invest in energy innovation ecosystems in diverse geographic…

BPC Action commends the bipartisan collaboration of Reps. Dean Phillips (D-MN), French Hill (R-AR), and Sharice Davids (D-KS) for introducing H.R. 7687, the 21st Century Entrepreneurship Act. Sens. Catherine Cortez Masto (D-NV) and Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) have authored companion legislation in the Senate (S. 384). …

BPC Action commends the bipartisan collaboration of Sens. Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH) and Reps. Brian Higgins (D-NY) and Mike Kelly (R-PA) to introduce S. 98/H.R. 2143, the Neighborhood Homes Investment Act (NHIA). This legislation would create a new tax credit to encourage…

BPC Action commends Reps. Alma Adams (D-NC) and David Rouzer (R-NC) and Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-VT) and Susan Collins (R-ME) for introducing the bipartisan, bicameral LIHTC Financing Enabling Long-term Investment in Neighborhood Excellence (LIFELINE) Act. The bill provides a technical fix to the American Rescue…

As Congress works to reconcile the House and Senate bills, Bipartisan Policy Center Action recommends the following provisions be included in the final bill:  Energy Create the Foundation for Energy Security and Innovation to mobilize private sector financing to invest in energy technologies (Sec. 2528…

BPC Action commends the bipartisan collaboration in the House and Senate to reintroduce legislation that would establish a new National Disaster Safety Board. The National Disaster Safety Board Act of 2021, introduced by Reps. Katie Porter (D-CA), Nancy Mace (R-SC), and John Garamendi (D-CA), and…