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The latest Bipartisan Index, developed by The Lugar Center and the McCourt School for Public Policy at Georgetown University, shows that for 2017, the abrupt switch from President Obama to President Trump had only minimal impact on Congress’s bipartisanship, at least on the surface. According to the data, which measures bipartisanship based on sponsorship and co-sponsorship of bills, last year the BPI score for the Senate was a negative .038, slightly better than the -.072 recorded in 2015-16 for the Senate in the 114th Congress. (Scores below 0.00 are judged to be partisan.)... Read More
Recently, a coalition of organizations and individuals concerned with the future of agriculture and food security released a set of principles that should guide public investments in agriculture R&D. The Lugar Center happily took on the task of building the network and benefitted from its collective decades of experience.... Read More
Critics of the Cardin-Lugar anti-corruption amendment—which requires oil and mining companies to publicly report their payments to governments—often ask, ‘What’s it good for?’... Read More