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Young Guns: How Gun Violence is Devastating the Millennial Generation

Girls crying at funeral article icon Issue Brief On average, 33,000 Americans are killed with guns each year, and the burden of this violence falls disproportionately on young people.

By Chelsea Parsons and Anne Johnson | Friday, February 21, 2014

U.S.-China Relations: Toward a New Model of Major Power Relationship

China and U.S. flags book_alt2 icon Report In September 2013, a distinguished group of American and Chinese experts convened for a high-level track II dialogue to discuss a new model for the U.S.-China relationship.

By Rudy deLeon and Yang Jiemian | Thursday, February 20, 2014

Understanding the Highway Trust Fund and the Perils of Inaction

article icon Issue Brief Congress must act soon to prevent the Highway Trust Fund from becoming insolvent. Failure to address the impending shortfall will result in a substantial cut to highway and public transportation programs during the heart of construction season.

By Kevin DeGood | Thursday, February 20, 2014

Moving the War on Poverty Forward

article icon Issue Brief A new study about how Millennials view federal anti-poverty efforts finds that they are more likely than older Americans to face direct economic problems.

By John Halpin and Karl Agne | Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Better Reflecting Our Country’s Growing Diversity

article icon Issue Brief We need to make our national park system more inclusive and reflective of the totality of the diverse American experience.

By Jessica Goad, Matt Lee-Ashley, and Farah Ahmad | Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Fact Sheet: Social Impact Bonds in the United States

Nurse and child article icon Issue Brief Through social impact bonds, the government can pay for programs that deliver results.

By Kristina Costa | Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Building a 21st Century Infrastructure

public transit book_alt2 icon Report To address metropolitan congestion—our most pressing transportation challenge—we need to adopt performance management, increase competition for federal funds, and reform transportation governance.

By Kevin DeGood | Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Improving Metropolitan Mobility

article icon Issue Brief With MAP-21 set to expire in September, Congress must find new revenues and focus policies on improving metropolitan mobility through balanced investments.

By Kevin DeGood | Wednesday, February 12, 2014

U.S. Crude Oil Exports: Opportunities and Challenges

Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the U.S. Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

By Daniel J. Weiss | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Family Matters

Man with wheelchair article icon Issue Brief Supporting caregivers through paid family leave and flexible hours will go a long way toward recognizing our invaluable informal care community and increasing cost savings for taxpayers.

By Sarah Jane Glynn and Jane Farrell | Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Whose Families Do We Truly Value?

LGBT family article icon Issue Brief Federal workplace protections would go a long way toward strengthening African American lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender families who are economically vulnerable and living on the brink.

By Danielle Moodie-Mills | Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Chris Christie’s War on Judicial Independence

Chris Christie book_alt2 icon Report New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) is engaged in an unprecedented effort to pack the state supreme court with justices who will rule the way he wants.

By Billy Corriher and Alex Brown | Tuesday, February 4, 2014

The Voting Rights Playbook

Voting book_alt2 icon Report In addition to addressing the aggressive voter suppression tactics that states have taken post-Shelby County, this report details the importance and power of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act and the tools that remain in Sections 2 and 3 to combat voting-related discrimination.

By Joshua Field | Monday, February 3, 2014

Redesigning and Expanding School Time to Support Common Core Implementation

Teacher and student high five book_alt2 icon Report Schools that are redesigned with significantly more time for both student learning and teacher development and collaboration will be better prepared to meet the challenges of Common Core implementation.

By David A. Farbman, David J. Goldberg, and Tiffany D. Miller | Friday, January 31, 2014

Public College Quality Compact for Students and Taxpayers

article icon Issue Brief Federal matching grants would allow states to significantly lower the cost of postsecondary education at public institutions.

By Elizabeth Baylor and David A. Bergeron | Tuesday, January 28, 2014