Wednesday, February 20, 2013

BPC Beefs Up Its Bipartisan Chops with Sen. Snowe

Former Sen. Olympia Snowe (R-ME) will be joining the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC), a Washington, DC-based think tank founded in 2007 by Senate Majority Leaders Howard Baker (R-TN), Tom Daschle (D-SD), Bob Dole (R-KS), and George Mitchell (D-ME).

Here is the BPC press release, which says that she will be joining the think tank as a senior fellow.  She will co-chair BPC's newly formed Commission on Political Reform (CPR).

Here is the BPC press release about CPR.

The following people will be the co-chairs of CPR:
  • Tom Daschle, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (D-SD); Co-founder, BPC 
  • Dan Glickman, Former U.S. Representative (D-KS) and Secretary of Agriculture; Senior Fellow, BPC 
  • Dirk Kempthorne, Former U.S. Senator (R-ID), Governor and Secretary of the Interior; President and CEO, American Council of Life Insurers 
  • Trent Lott, Former U.S. Senate Majority Leader (R-MS); Senior Fellow, BPC 
  • Olympia Snowe, Former U.S. Senator (R-ME); Senior Fellow, BPC
The following will be the members of CPR:
  • Hope Andrade, Former Texas Secretary of State (R) 
  • Molly Barker, Founder, Girls on the Run (a transformational learning program for 8 to 13-year-old girls) 
  • Henry Bonilla, Former U.S. Representative (R-TX); Partner, the Normandy Group 
  • John Bridgeland, Former Director, White House Domestic Policy Council; Former Director, USA Freedom Corps; President and CEO, Civic Enterprises 
  • John Donahoe, President and CEO, eBay Inc. 
  • Susan Eisenhower, Chairman of Leadership and Public Policy Programs, Eisenhower Institute; President, Eisenhower Group, Inc. 
  • Floyd H. Flake, Former U.S. Representative (D-NY); Pastor, Greater Allen A.M.E. Cathedral 
  • Mark D. Gearan, Former Director, Peace Corps; President, Hobart and William Smith Colleges 
  • Heather Gerken, J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law, Yale Law School 
  • Michael Gerson, Former Speechwriter for President George W. Bush; Columnist, The Washington Post 
  • Charles Gonzalez, Former U.S. Representative (D-TX) 
  • Jennifer M. Granholm, Former Governor of Michigan (D) 
  • Antonia Hernandez, President and CEO, California Community Foundation 
  • Karen Hughes, Former Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; Worldwide Vice Chair, Burson-Marsteller 
  • Victoria Kennedy, Co-founder, Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the United States Senate 
  • Chris Marvin, Managing Director, “Got Your 6” (a campaign to bridge the gap between the military and civilians); Afghanistan War Veteran, U.S. Army
  • David McIntosh, Former U.S. Representative (R-IN); Partner, Mayer Brown LLP 
  • Eric L. Motley, Ph.D. Former Special Assistant to President George W. Bush; Vice President, the Aspen Institute
  • Deborah Pryce, Former U.S. Representative (R-OH); Principal, Ice Miller Whiteboard 
  • Reihan Salam, Lead Writer, National Review Online’s “The Agenda” 
  • Kurt L. Schmoke, Former Mayor of Baltimore (D); Vice President and General Counsel, Howard University 
  • Margaret Spellings, Former U.S. Secretary of Education (R); President and CEO, Margaret Spellings and Company 
  • Diane Tomb, President and CEO, National Association of Women Business Owners 
  • Ronald A. Williams, Former Chairman and CEO, Aetna Inc; Founder, RW-2 Enterprises, LLC 
  • Elaine Wynn, Director, Wynn Resorts
On February 11, 2013, BPC announced that it was launching a new Immigration Task Force - co-chaired by former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, former HUD Secretary Henry Cisneros, and former Governors Haley Barbour and Ed Rendell.