Grumet's think tank named one of 50 most influential in the United States
#34: Bipartisan Policy Center (Washington, DC)
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) was founded in 2007 by former Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker, Tom Daschle, Bob Dole, and George Mitchell. Today, BPC claims it is the only Washington, DC–based think tank that actively works to address key national issues while promoting bipartisanship. To do this, the Center hosts a number of events including “Bridge-Builder Breakfasts,” political summits, and policy discussions. On the research end of things, BCP’s main topics of interest include economic policy, healthcare and nutrition, energy, housing, national security, and transportation. Seven state governors serve on BPC’s aptly named Governors’ Council, while the Center’s list of senior fellows has included former US Senator Olympia Snowe, former Wisconsin Governor Tommy Thompson, former Senate Majority Leader Trent Lott, and former US Senator Bill Frist, among many others.
Political Orientation: Bipartisan
Average Yearly Revenue: $22.4 million
2014 Global Go To Think Tank Index Report Rankings: #52 (US), #14 (Best New Idea of Paradigm), #12 (Think Tank to Watch)
Notable Figures: Henry Cisneros, Jason Grumet, Olympia Snowe