With narrow margins in the House and the Senate, there is one real mandate for the 117th Congress: for Democrats and Republicans to work together to resolve some of our nation’s problems. And it should do so by finding feasible, not comprehensive, solutions to kitchen-table issues to which all Americans can relate. There are several areas—including infrastructure, higher education, and paid family leave—that have garnered bipartisan interest and are ready for action.
To get up-to-speed, below is a list of resources on issue areas ready for action in the 117th Congress. BPC Action stands ready to help Congress achieve bipartisan successes.
The 117th Congress will face complex budget issues on top of economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. Catch up fast on these issues with the resources below, and stay apprised of the latest analysis of debt/budget issues here.
Americans from both parties widely support paid family leave. There is a key opportunity for Congress and the administration to build on the paid family leave policies implemented as a result of COVID-19. Click here to learn more about BPC’s paid family leave policy work.
Follow BPC’s health policy work here.
Follow all of BPC’s education policy work here.
Immigration remains at the forefront of policy debates in the 117th Congress. Get the latest updates on BPC’s immigration policy work here.
This Congress, there is a real opportunity to jump-start our economy, repair aging systems, and advance the modern technologies needed to confront climate change with a comprehensive, bipartisan infrastructure package. BPC has joined the Chamber of Commerce and over 100 other organizations to urge Congress to enact an infrastructure by July 4. Follow BPC’s housing and infrastructure work here.
Energy innovation saw the most movement in over a decade with the passage of December’s end-of-year Energy Act in the final omnibus. Let’s continue this momentum! To track all of BPC’s energy policy work, visit this page.