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Closing Loopholes in Coal Royalty Valuation on Public Lands

The Department of the Interior should strengthen its proposed rule to ensure that taxpayers get a fair return on coal mined from public lands.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

A High Bar to Clear for Privatizing Air Traffic Control

As Congress considers reauthorizing Federal Aviation Administration operations, it should consider the successes of the current system as well as the uncertain consequences of privatization.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Net-Zero Energy Buildings For the Federal Government

The U.S. Department of Energy must finalize a rule that would make federal government buildings more environmentally friendly.

Monday, May 4, 2015

Building Resilience to Climate Change on America’s Coasts

Policymakers at all levels of government must act to make coastal communities more resilient to the effects of climate change.

Friday, May 1, 2015

Raising the Minimum Wage

The Murray-Scott minimum wage bill would deliver a long-overdue wage hike to many working Americans and a boost to the U.S. economy.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Renew Lease-Purchase Programs To Increase Home Ownership

Properly designed, home ownership programs could avoid the pitfalls of past efforts and help more Americans transition from leasing to owning a home.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Empowering Teachers To Successfully Implement Common Core

Teachers are hard at work implementing the Common Core standards each day, and their input on implementation is vitally important to its success.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Elevating Collaboration in the U.S.-Japan Bilateral Relationship

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s summit with President Obama will highlight new and critical areas of cooperation in the U.S.-Japan relationship.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Expanding Language Access to Protect Consumers with Limited English Proficiency

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed Language Access Plan will make access to consumer financial products more transparent for households with limited English proficiency.

Friday, April 24, 2015

Eliminating Fossil Fuel Subsidies to Curb Carbon Pollution

At it’s spring meetings, the World Bank will discuss reductions in fossil fuel subsidies as a means to curb climate change.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Updating the Strategic Rationale for the U.S.-Israel Relationship

Amid tumult in the Middle East, the United States and Israel should re-frame and strengthen their bilateral relationship.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Crafting Effective Regulation for the Prepaid Card Market

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau should alter its proposed rule to make prepaid cards safer, more transparent, and more affordable.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Don’t Cut Benefits for Disabled Americans Returning to Work

Proposed restrictions on unemployment benefits would punish social security disability insurance beneficiaries who attempt to return to work.

Friday, April 17, 2015

Helping Students Through Transparent College Oversight

By releasing its list of colleges under heightened cash monitoring, the Department of Education is bringing transparency to its oversight of troubled institutions.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Decarbonizing America’s Energy System

The EPA’s Clean Power Plan represents a significant step towards decarbonizing America’s energy sector.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015