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What’s the big deal: Some House members just don’t seem to get it
Affordable Care Act / Healthcare / Technology

What’s the big deal: Some House members just don’t seem to get it

This past Thursday the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing at which the security of HealthCare.gov was again called into question. The catalyst for the line of questioning came in the form of a recently published report from the Government Accountability Office (GAO) suggesting 28 different ways in which the Center for Medicare … Continue reading

U.S. Immigrant Integration Pt. 2: Lessons from Abroad and Policy Implications
America / Immigration / Other / U.S. Domestic Policy

U.S. Immigrant Integration Pt. 2: Lessons from Abroad and Policy Implications

As discussed in the preceding post, U.S. immigrant integration efforts occur mainly at the state and local level, with mixed success rates among various groups. However, as demonstrated by Figure 13, immigrants in the U.S. are more assimilated than in most European countries: Still, U.S. immigrant integration has room for improvement, according to the Migration … Continue reading

U.S. Immigrant Integration Pt. 1: An Overview
America / Immigration / Other / U.S. Domestic Policy

U.S. Immigrant Integration Pt. 1: An Overview

While debates on immigration reform have centered primarily on securing the border and potentially legalizing the undocumented population in the U.S., policymakers have overlooked one key aspect of immigration policy: immigrant integration. Through integration programs, immigrants can acquire the skills and credentials they need to successfully transition to their new life. This includes, among other … Continue reading

Expanding Opportunity in America: A Proposed Initiative by Rep. Paul Ryan
America / Politics

Expanding Opportunity in America: A Proposed Initiative by Rep. Paul Ryan

On July 24, Representative Paul Ryan spoke at the American Enterprise Institute and began a discussion on poverty and opportunity in the U.S. His discussion draft provides an innovative way to reorganize the safety net while remaining deficit neutral. This comprehensive package of policies will not only appeal to members from both sides of the … Continue reading