Center for National Policy

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The Center for National Policy (CNP) is a non-profit, non-partisan public policy organization located in Washington, DC. Founded in 1981, the Center’s mission is to engage national leaders with new policy options and innovative programs designed to advance progressive ideas in the interest of all Americans. It uses public opinion research, as well as substantive and political analysis, to frame options and make recommendations. The Center’s programs include active media outreach and extensive use of the web as well as more traditional methods of dissemination.

In October 2003, Timothy Roemer was named President of CNP; he retired in 2009. Formerly a seven-term member of Congress from Indiana, he served as a member of the bipartisan 9-11 Commission His predecessors as president include Madeleine Albright, prior to her service as U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations; the late Kirk O'Donnell, who was chief counsel to the Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Thomas P. 'Tip' O'Neill, and Maureen S. Steinbruner, currently serving as CNP Vice President and Senior Policy Advisor.