RELEASE: New CAP Report Concludes That the Black-White Wealth Gap Is Widening and Targeted Policies Are Necessary to Close It

Washington, D.C. — The wealth gap between black and whites families in America is inextricably linked to America’s history of structural racism. A new report out today concludes that this gap is deepening. The report recommends targeted policies that are necessary to ensure African American families can build wealth similarly to white families in America....

RELEASE: State-by-State Figures Show That the Latinx Teacher Diversity Gap Is Already Large and Will Widen Following Trump’s Termination of DACA

Léalo en español Washington, D.C. — A quarter of all students are Latinx, but less than 8 percent of the nation’s teaching workforce identify as such. Today, the Center for American Progress released new state-by-state figures showing that there is a Latinx teacher diversity gap in 40 of the 41 states with available data. In...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Liz Kennedy Praises Intelligence Briefings on Election Security, Calls on Congress to Fund Upgrades

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress welcomes the decision of U.S. intelligence officials to give classified briefings today and Sunday to election officials from all 50 states. The decision comes as 13 Russians and three Russian organizations were indicted for interfering in the 2016 election. According to the Office of the Director of...

RELEASE: Trump Is Failing to Implement Existing Policies to Address Infrastructure Permitting Concerns, CAP Analysis Says

Washington, D.C. –The Trump administration is ignoring existing tools to improve the infrastructure permitting process and instead is attacking the nation’s bedrock environmental laws, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. Congress has acted on three separate occasions over the past six years to make the permitting process more efficient and...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Ed Chung: Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act Vote a Step Toward Addressing Broken Federal Criminal Justice System

Washington, D.C. — Today, in a bipartisan vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee approved the Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act, a comprehensive federal criminal justice reform bill that would reduce mandatory minimum sentences and provide mechanisms to improve re-entry efforts at the Federal Bureau of Prisons. Ed Chung, the vice president for Criminal Justice Reform at the Center...

RELEASE: Thinking CAP Podcast Commemorates Black History Month with DeRay McKesson, Melissa Harris-Perry, Ken Morris, and Others

Washington D.C. — To commemorate Black History Month, Thinking CAP, a podcast from the Center for American Progress, is celebrating the contributions of African American leaders in a three-part series featuring DeRay McKesson, civil rights activist known for his work with Black Lives Matter; Melissa Harris-Perry, professor, author, and former journalist; Ken Morris, the great,...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Rebecca Cokley on House Bill Gutting the Americans with Disabilities Act

Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the misleadingly titled ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017 (H.R. 620), which would severely undermine the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Rebecca Cokley, senior fellow who focuses on disability policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement in response: Today, the House of Representatives...

RELEASE: The White House Immigration Framework Hurts Women, CAP Analysis Finds

Washington, D.C. — As voting begins in the debate over how to provide protection to Dreamers, a new analysis by CAP today finds that the White House Immigration framework and legislation by Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) in the Secure and Succeed Act will significantly reduce opportunities for women to immigrate to the United States and...

RELEASE: Despite Trump’s Efforts to Sabotage Health Care Law, Enrollment Remained Stable, CAP Analysis Finds

Washington, D.C. — Despite the Trump administration’s efforts to sabotage it, enrollment in the health insurance marketplace has remained relatively stable, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. About 11.8 million people signed up for 2018 individual coverage in the Affordable Care Act marketplaces, just a 4 percent drop from the...

RELEASE: Trump Budget Proposal Would Boost Big Oil at the Expense of Clean Energy and the Environment, CAP Analysis Says

Washington, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s budget proposal contains drastic measures that would subsidize big oil and coal companies at the expense of public health, clean energy, and outdoor places, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. The Trump budget proposes a 34 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the...

RELEASE: On Millionaire’s Valentine’s Day, New CAP Analysis Highlights the Damaging Effect of Growing Income Inequality on Social Security’s Trust Funds

Washington, D.C. — Another year, another increase in income inequality—a problem that will only accelerate as congressional Republicans’ new tax law takes effect. That’s bad news for the long-term outlook of Social Security. Today, an updated analysis from the Center for American Progress shows how, on the heels of historically unpopular tax cuts for the...

EVENT ADVISORY: The Role of Civics Education in Maintaining a Healthy Democracy

Washington, D.C. — Voter participation in the 2016 presidential election hit a 20-year low, and only 18 percent of Americans today say they trust the federal government—down from 59 percent since 1964. The prevalence of so-called fake news has also clouded Americans’ ability to evaluate fact versus opinion or even fiction. Schools and educators have...