STATEMENT: CAP Tech Policy Vice President Adam Conner on Trump’s Social Media Executive Order

Washington, D.C. — After President Donald Trump signed an executive order regarding social media, Adam Conner, vice president for Technology Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: When President Trump lies online about voting by mail—when it is a time-tested way to ensure that people can vote safely and securely during the pandemic—it is just another...

STATEMENT: The Violence of This Week and Past 400 Years Demonstrate That Systemic Racism Is America’s Underlying Disease

Washington, D.C. — Following a several-day period in which several instances of police violence toward Black people were caught on camera, Danyelle Solomon, vice president of Race and Ethnicity Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: I am tired of putting out statements spotlighting the deaths of Black people in America—at the hands...

RELEASE: Congress Should Extend Renewable Energy Tax Credits and Make Them Refundable, CAP Analysis Says

Washington, D.C. — Congress should extend the renewable energy tax credits and make them refundable for hard-hit companies that can’t take advantage of them during the coronavirus-fueled economic downturn, according to a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress. These actions are critical to stem the hundreds of thousands of job losses in...

RELEASE: CAP Report Shows How Partisan Gerrymandering Hurts Kids in Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin

Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Center for American Progress shows how partisan gerrymandering has prevented states from expanding programs that would provide childcare, education, and other support for families with children. The report focuses on specific programs that were derailed in Michigan, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. In each of these states, gerrymandering...

STATEMENT: New Child Care Rescue Package Is Essential to America’s Economic Revival

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) released the Child Care Is Essential Act, a new bill that would provide $50 billion in additional federal child care funding for states through the Child Care Development Block Grant program. A companion bill will be introduced in the U.S. Senate next week by Health, Education, Labor,...

RELEASE: The Federal Government’s Definition of a ‘Family’ Is Outdated and Exclusionary, CAP Analysis Finds

Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Center for American Progress sheds light, for the first time, on the ways in which the federal government has failed to adapt to modern understandings of what constitutes a family. Even as societal understandings have evolved in the intervening decades since the concept of a "nuclear family" was...

RELEASE: CAP Predicts Municipal Budget Shortfalls of More Than $390 billion and Calls for At Least $400 Billion in Direct Assistance to Local Governments

Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress calls for an immediate commitment of at least $400 billion in direct federal aid to local governments. The report projects that, collectively, U.S. municipalities will have a budget shortfall in the range of $390 billion dollars to more than $460 billion dollars. Without substantial, immediate,...

STATEMENT: Reopening Houses of Worship Must Be Guided by Public Health Evidence, Not Politics, CAP’s Neera Tanden Says

Washington, D.C. — In response to President Donald Trump’s call for houses of worship to reopen immediately, Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Reopening houses of worship must be guided by public health evidence, not politics. The best advice for houses of worship is to ignore...

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: The Workforce Behind the Workforce—Child Care Providers in the Coronavirus Pandemic

Washington, D.C. — The coronavirus pandemic is having an enormous impact on every aspect of society, including the child care sector, which faces a potentially permanent loss of nearly half its pre-COVID capacity. While other industries have received large bailouts to ensure they survive the pandemic, child care has yet to see the major investments...

STATEMENT: CAP Supports Long Overdue Reforms To Stabilize Puerto Rico’s Economy and Financial Crisis

Washington, D.C. — Today, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), along with Reps. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), José Serrano (D-NY), Darren Soto (D-FL), Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), and others, introduced legislation to amend the controversial Puerto Rico Oversight, Management, and Economic Stability Act (PROMESA) that has failed the people of Puerto Rico. The bill reinstates the...

RELEASE: New Trump Executive Order Sells Off the Ocean and Fails Coastal Communities, CAP Analysis Says

Washington, D.C. — Instead of helping fishermen and coastal communities survive the coronavirus pandemic, the Trump administration is using the crisis as an excuse to weaken fisheries management and begin industrial fish farming, according to a new column from the Center for American Progress. A new executive order signed on May 7 won’t help the communities devastated...

RELEASE: States Can Improve Access to Sexual and Reproductive Health Care Via Expanded Telehealth Services

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress' Women's Initiative released a new issue brief that outlines the ways states can improve access to sexual and reproductive health (SRH) services through telehealth. The availability of telehealth services has been critical in ensuring patients’ continued access to care during the COVID-19 pandemic. An unprecedented wave of regulatory and...

RELEASE: How the President of a College Serving Navajo Nation Is Grappling With the Worst Coronavirus Outbreak in the United States

Washington, D.C. — This week, the 27,000 square miles across Arizona, New Mexico, and Utah that encompass the Navajo Nation became ground zero for the United States' fight against the coronavirus pandemic—experiencing the highest per-capita infection rate in the country. Today, Center for American Progress is releasing a new column summarizing a recent interview conducted with the...