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How can Congress help prevent future pandemics?

As the U.S continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, legislators have introduced bills that would establish a bipartisan commission to investigate the pandemic and the national response. Should a commission be established, it must acknowledge how federal management issues affected the nation’s response.

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It’s time for the Senate to confirm a permanent OPM director. Here’s why.

The Office of Personnel Management enables employees and agencies to work better. However, a lack of permanent leadership for much of the past decade has hampered OPM’s ability to support the 2 million public servants who work in government. In this post, Partnership President and CEO Max Stier urges the full Senate to act quickly on the nomination of Kiran Ahuja to serve as the agency’s new leader.

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Congress enacted the first coronavirus relief bill one year ago. How has the money been spent?

One year after Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, we examined how the funds have been spent. In an event co-hosted with the Pandemic Response Accountability Committee, Dr. Rochelle Walensky, the director of the Centers for Disease and Control Prevention, and Dr. Georges Benjamin, executive director of the American Public Health Administration, discussed how the emergency bill benefited the public.

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