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Implementing Biden’s Justice40 Commitment To Combat Environmental Racism
To maximize the near-term benefits of climate and clean energy investments delivered to disadvantaged communities, the White House must work to remove funding barriers and strengthen existing programs.
By Cathleen Kelly and Mikyla Reta
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Redefining Homeland Security: A New Framework for DHS To Meet Today’s Challenges
To meet the challenges of today, the Biden administration and Congress should reform the Department of Homeland Security around a mission that highlights safety and services alongside its traditional protecting roles.
By Mara Rudman, Rudy deLeon, Joel Martinez, Elisa Massimino, Silva Mathema, Katrina Mulligan, Alexandra Schmitt, and Philip E. Wolgin
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Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants Would Boost U.S. Economic Growth
Putting undocumented immigrants on a pathway to citizenship would increase U.S. GDP by up to $1.7 trillion over the next decade, raise wages for all Americans, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, advancing the country’s economic recovery.
By Giovanni Peri and Reem Zaiour
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The SEC Has Broad Authority To Require Climate and Other ESG Disclosures
Increasing demand for companies to provide enhanced disclosures on climate-related and other environmental, social, and governance matters has raised questions about the Securities and Exchange Commission’s authority to require disclosures. That authority is broad and not limited to materiality.
By Alexandra Thornton and Tyler Gellasch
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How a College Accrediting Agency Failed To Protect Students From a Decade of Fraud
For 13 years, an accrediting agency raised concerns about operations at a group of corporate-owned colleges, but it failed to take decisive action to stop the company’s waste and abuse.
By Marissa Alayna Navarro
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To Decarbonize Households, America Needs Incentives for Electric Appliances
New consumer rebates can incentivize the purchase and installation of key household electric appliances over their fossil-fuel counterparts and help put the country on a path to fully electrifying its housing stock.
By Trevor Higgins, Ari Matusiak, Bianca Majumder, Sam Calisch, and Debbie Lai
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The Case for EU Defense
U.S. opposition to EU defense efforts since the 1990s has been a strategic mistake that has undermined both the EU and NATO. It’s time for a new U.S. approach that encourages ambitious EU defense strategies.
By Max Bergmann, James Lamond, and Siena Cicarelli
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A Criminal Record Shouldn’t Be a Life Sentence to Poverty
Bipartisan momentum for clean slate and fair chance licensing policies—which remove barriers to economic opportunity for people facing the stigma of a criminal record—has grown significantly in the states in recent years.
By Rebecca Vallas, Sharon Dietrich, and Beth Avery
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How Americans Envision a More Perfect Union
A new study of U.S. public opinion shows a common path forward for the country based on national economic development and a more cooperative politics.
By John Halpin, Brian Katulis, Peter Juul, Karl Agne, and Nisha Jain
REPORT
Northern Syria Security Dynamics and the Refugee Crisis
Ensuring stability in northern Syria will require international engagement that balances humanitarian concerns with the moral hazard created by Turkey’s occupation.
By Max Hoffman and Alan Makovsky
REPORT
How To Address Concerns About Data on Deaths in Custody
With the U.S. Department of Justice beginning to collect data pursuant to the Death in Custody Reporting Act of 2013, Congress and state legislatures should take the initiative to ensure the dependability of the forthcoming data.
By Kenny Lo
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Growing the Economy Through Affordable Child Care
The Child Care for Working Families Act would invest in the United States’ care infrastructure, growing the economy while lowering child care costs for the middle class.
By Rasheed Malik
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Now Is the Time To Permanently Expand the Child Tax Credit and Earned Income Tax Credit
Permanently expanding the earned income tax credit and child tax credit would make the economy more resilient, improve the social safety net, and dramatically decrease poverty in the United States.
By Areeba Haider and Galen Hendricks
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Optimizing Distribution of American Rescue Plan Funds To Stabilize Child Care
Community-based intermediary organizations can help states quickly deliver the American Rescue Plan’s $24 billion child care relief and stabilization fund to child care providers.
By MK Falgout
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The Challenges Facing the Department of Veterans Affairs in 2021
Denis McDonough, the new secretary of Veterans Affairs, must work to address his department’s many challenges while supporting the veterans who return from war.
By Lawrence J. Korb and Kaveh Toofan
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