Domestic Policy


Fiscal and Management Accountability at the Pentagon Article
Aerial view of the Pentagon building, August 2019. (Getty/Bill Clark)

Fiscal and Management Accountability at the Pentagon

A House-Senate Conference Committee is considering a key provision on Pentagon management that would impact accountability and how taxpayer dollars are spent.

Rudy deLeon, Brent Woolfork

Putting Big Oil Subsidies to Work Article
House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), center, accompanied by House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA), right, and Rep. Jeb Hensarling (R-TX), gestures during a news conference to discuss President Barack Obama's decision to halt the Keystone XL pipeline.  (AP/J. Scott Applewhite)

Putting Big Oil Subsidies to Work

Donna Cooper, Richard Caperton, Kate Gordon, and Daniel J. Weiss detail a plan to redirect billions of dollars in giveaways to Big Oil toward building infrastructure to put Americans back on the job.

Donna Cooper, Richard W. Caperton, Kate Gordon, 1 More Daniel J. Weiss

Destroying Our Infrastructure and Our Construction Industry Article
Construction crews work on building a runway as part of the O'Hare International Airport expansion plan in Chicago. (AP/Jim Prisching)

Destroying Our Infrastructure and Our Construction Industry

Donna Cooper details why legislation to fund airport construction and safety as well as federal highway repairs and construction face unconscionable elimination in Congress.

Donna Cooper

Let It Flow Article
Funding model and investment strategy innovations pioneered by New York  and Connecticut provide a roadmap for the country as it faces a critical  and growing safe drinking water and wastewater infrastructure funding  gap. (iStockphoto)

Let It Flow

Donna Cooper and Jordan Eizenga urge policymakers to encourage other states to follow New York’s lead in applying modern portfolio management strategies to their revolving loan funds—which could mean more badly needed water infrastructure improvements.

Donna Cooper, Jordan Eizenga

Don’t Let Freight Economy Run off the Rails Article
The $265 billion freight rail industry is a particularly smart choice for public investment in a period of tight budgets because it can turn small public investments into major economic gains. (AP/Reed Saxon)

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.

Julia Kantor, Donna Cooper

Buy America Works Article

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.

Sam Ungar, Donna Cooper

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