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A Bipartisan Call for “What Works” Budgeting

John Griffith and Jitinder Kohli call on Congress and the White House to jointly support a comprehensive, results-oriented review of the federal budget.

By John Griffith and Jitinder Kohli | Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Agricultural Subsidies

This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.

By Gadi Dechter | Wednesday, July 27, 2011

July 21 Is Consumers’ Independence Day

The new “cop on the beat” for consumers of financial products faces more challenges ahead, but it’s a fight worth having, argues Gadi Dechter.

By Gadi Dechter | Thursday, July 21, 2011

Education

This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget decisions that boost government efficiency and effectiveness.

By Diana Epstein | Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Don’t Let Freight Economy Run off the Rails

Julia Kantor and Donna Cooper urge Washington policymakers to support a strong American industry where small public investments become major economic gains.

By Julia Kantor and Donna Cooper | Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Buy America Works

Sam Ungar and Donna Cooper explore how a new website used by the highway agency makes it easier to ensure that recovery funds flow almost entirely to American companies and workers—and urge other Department of Transportation offices to follow the FHWA’s lead.

By Sam Ungar and Donna Cooper | Friday, July 15, 2011

The Tax Gap

This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts and targeted investments that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.

By Seth Hanlon | Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Employment Weakness Calls for Stronger Transportation Bill

Donna Cooper explains how a current proposal to reduce federal spending on badly needed roads improvement will also be a drag on employment—at the worst possible time.

By Donna Cooper | Friday, July 8, 2011

Energy

This is the latest in a weekly series of talking points from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts and targeted investments that boost government efficiency—not gut essential services.

By John Griffith | Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Tax Ex-Spend-Itures

Seth Hanlon explains how the debt limit debate underway in Washington isn’t really about spending versus taxes, as conservatives claim—it’s about whether conservative lawmakers are willing to put wasteful tax code spending on the chopping block.

By Seth Hanlon | Thursday, June 30, 2011

Health Care

The latest in a weekly series from CAP’s Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency, not gut essential services.

By Kristina Costa | Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Good News on Deficit Reduction

Seth Hanlon and Michael Linden are delighted conservatives in Congress may agree that $1 trillion in tax subsidies can be cut to reduce federal spending.

By Seth Hanlon and Michael Linden | Thursday, June 23, 2011

The Justice Gap

book_alt2 icon Report Congress should help improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the Legal Services Corporation to better serve civil legal aid programs.

By Alan Houseman | Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Procurement

This is the latest in a weekly series from CAP's Doing What Works team showing how we can make smart budget cuts that boost government efficiency, not gut essential services.

By John Griffith | Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Access to Evidence

book_alt2 icon Report New practices can help millions of Americans access the legal assistance they need.

By Jeffrey Selbin, Josh Rosenthal, and Jeanne Charn | Wednesday, June 22, 2011