This report looks at the impact of the filibuster on legislative policymaking, describing how the filibuster came to be; its increased use; the disproportionate power it provides to a small segment of society; and what legislative priorities it has been used to derail.
Ensuring that future political leaders provide U.S. veterans with the care and benefits they have earned will require legislators to understand how and why the current system has come to be.
Enrollment in teacher preparation programs has seen declines, but identifying the problem is only the beginning.
New federal data shows high default rates for newer borrowers despite increased use of income-driven repayment plans.
The laws governing mining of metals and other hardrock minerals on U.S. public lands haven’t been updated in almost 150 years, resulting in the giveaway of taxpayer-owned resources to foreign-owned mining companies for free.
U.S. regulators should protect the financial system from climate-related risks and help facilitate a smooth transition to a greener economy.
A bold new law is needed to close the loophole that allows political spending by foreign-owned U.S. corporations.
Foreign ownership thresholds will close the loophole on inappropriate election-related spending by foreign-influenced U.S. corporations.
Women of color—a diverse and increasingly active voting bloc—are a growing force in American politics.
To achieve safe, sustainable, and inclusive communities, states and regions must implement transportation projects that reduce driving and increase biking, walking, and public transit use.
The i3 program’s support for the evaluation and growth of promising innovations should be part of increased investments in educational research and development.
Pursuing concrete solutions that prioritize survivors, disrupt power imbalances, challenge systemic biases, and cut across the many issues driving gender-based violence is essential to ending this violence in all its forms.
Dismantling the culture of power that sustains and fuels gender-based violence requires a comprehensive, national strategy that connects meaningful policy solutions across the diverse issues affecting survivors and communities.
To revive and rebuild the trans-Atlantic alliance, the United States should fully embrace the European Union.
President Trump’s withdrawal from Syria has thrown the region into chaos, shattered American credibility, and uncovered deep problems with U.S. policy toward Turkey.