Trade Implication of U.S. Energy Policy and the Export of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Trade.
A User’s Guide to the Fiscal Year 2015 Defense Budget
Issue Brief The U.S. Department of Defense faces hard choices if it wants to create a fiscally responsible budget plan for the coming years.
Helping the Arctic Council Find Its True North
Report Secretary of State John Kerry needs to make climate change the focus of the Arctic Council and consider both immediate and longer-term goals if he wants to take decisive action upon becoming the Arctic Council chairman in 2015.
State of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Series
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders are quickly reaching the critical mass needed to be politically relevant, but data about this group have often been unavailable. This series features the most comprehensive research and analysis for the fastest-growing demographic in the United States.
Issue Brief Progressive policies similar to the Affordable Care Act can lay the foundation for stronger growth and help those most in need.
Real Family Values: Child Care and Early Childhood Education
Issue Brief If we value opportunity, equality, and fairness, we must do more to provide children and working parents with access to high-quality, affordable child care.
Common Core State Standards Assessments
Report Aligned to the Common Core State Standards, the forthcoming tests from two nonprofit state assessment consortia—the Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium and the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers—have the potential to improve student mastery.
The Economic Importance of Women’s Rising Hours of Work
Report The importance of women’s added work hours to families’ economic well-being lends a new urgency to rethinking U.S. labor standards for the 21st century.
Family and Medical Leave Insurance
Report We need to establish a national family and medical leave insurance program that addresses the realities of our current workforce.
Comments on Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, for the Keystone XL, or KXL, Pipeline Permit
While the Final Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement, or FSEIS, acknowledges that the Keystone XL Pipeline would increase carbon pollution if built, it still underestimates the potential larger carbon pollution release and the tremendous impact that it could have on climate change.
Fixing the Drain on Retirement Savings
Issue Brief Better disclosure about retirement fees will go a long way toward boosting retirement savings.
Looking at the Best Teachers and Who They Teach
Issue Brief All students need access to great teachers, and policymakers need to ensure that they get the education they deserve.
Attaining Equitable Distribution of Effective Teachers in Public Schools
Report Attaining an equitable distribution of our nation's most effective teachers will require policy changes at the district, state, and federal levels.
Issue Brief Higher-education institutions, particularly those that disproportionately serve students of color, play a critical role in educating low-income students and reducing economic inequality.
How the Ryan Budget Fails Our Economy by Failing Economics
Issue Brief The conservative economic framework at the core of the Ryan budget remains stuck on supply-side and trickle-down theories that have been discredited and are out of touch with today’s economy.