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Bipartisan Policy Center (Washington D.C.)

Bipartisan Policy Center

Washington D.C.

Website: http://bipartisanpolicy.org/

Mission Statement

The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) drives principled solutions through rigorous analysis, reasoned negotiation, and respectful dialogue. Founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole and George Mitchell, BPC combines politically-balanced policymaking with strong, proactive advocacy and outreach.

Issue Areas – Action Issues

As the only Washington, DC-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both ends of the political spectrum. We are currently focused on health care, energy, national and homeland security, transportation and the economy.

BPC is committed to seeing our policy solutions enacted by lawmakers. Through the Bipartisan Policy Center Advocacy Network, our (c)(4) affiliate, we engage in advocacy and strategic outreach and education to bolster the legislative center and support efforts that bring Republicans and Democrats together on the difficult issues facing the country.

While a healthy, civil debate among those with differing viewpoints is an essential component of our democracy, the current partisan tone in government is impeding progress. BPC regularly convenes events like Bridge-Builder Breakfasts, political summits and timely policy discussions to foster an ongoing conversation about how to overcome political divides and help make our government work better.

Student Name and Class Year: Brandy Chambers, MS ’12

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If you are interested in getting in touch with this student/alum, please contact Caroline Ramaley, ramaley@bard.edu

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