RELEASE: CAP Report Calls For the Creation of a Workforce Equity Trust Fund

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new report that proposes a novel approach to address the deficiencies and inequities in the United States' workforce training system. In “A Design for Workforce Equity,” Livia Lam, senior fellow and director of Workforce Development at CAP, explains that the way U.S. businesses currently approach...

RELEASE: Joint CAP-AEI Report Explores Growing Polarization and Political Instability in Europe

Washington, D.C. — Populist and anti-establishment forces have upended European politics and contributed to growing fragmentation and uncertainty in the European Union, according to a new joint report from the Center for American Progress and American Enterprise Institute. This analysis of European elections finds that there is no common agenda or governing strategy for populist or...

STATEMENT: President Trump’s Attempt to Clear-Cut America’s Largest Old-Growth Forest Is a Reckless Boondoggle, Says CAP’s Matt Lee-Ashley

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Trump administration announced that it is eliminating protections for North America’s largest intact temperate rain forest. The administration is proposing a new policy that would allow logging in more than half of Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. Following the announcement of the policy, Matt Lee-Ashley, senior fellow and senior director of Environmental Strategy...

STATEMENT: The College Affordability Act Would Make Higher Education Work Better for Students and Taxpayers

Washington, D.C. — Today, House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott (D-VA) introduced new legislation called the College Affordability Act. The bill puts forward a sweeping vision for reforming higher education so that it works better for students and taxpayers. Ben Miller, vice president for Postsecondary Education at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement on the bill's...

RELEASE: 157,000 DACA Recipients Could Lose Their Protections if They Do Not Renew Before an Expected Supreme Court Decision

Washington, D.C — Today, almost a month before the U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments over the Trump administration’s actions to end DACA, the Center for American Progress published an analysis of data on DACA renewals over the past two years that charts the need for renewal over the next 15 months. While renewals remain open and the approval rate remains high, recipients keep waiting until closer to their DACA's expiration date to apply...

RELEASE: New Trump Executive Order Promotes Medicare Privatization, Restricting Seniors’ Choice of Providers

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new analysis of an executive order on Medicare Advantage that President Donald Trump signed last week. This executive order builds on other efforts that the administration has taken to accelerate enrollment in Medicare Advantage, which insurers profit from by selectively attracting relatively healthier enrollees and manipulating...

STATEMENT: Fed’s Big Bank Deregulation Needlessly Puts the Economy at Risk

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors finalized a package of rollbacks to post-crisis financial regulations for the largest domestic and foreign banks in the country. In response, Gregg Gelzinis, policy analyst for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: Today, the Federal Reserve eroded several critical...

RELEASE: New Analysis Suggests Community Colleges Are Better at Serving Students Than Previously Believed

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new analysis comparing new Outcome Measures completion rate data and four-year graduation rate data from Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). The analysis suggests that community colleges are doing a better job supporting their students than the traditional IPEDS graduation rate data has given them credit...

RELEASE: CAP Issues Framework for 100 Percent Clean Future by 2050

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a framework for how the United States can build a 100 Percent Clean Future through an approach that ensures good-paying jobs and a commitment to environmental justice. The framework would cut U.S. greenhouse gas emissions by at least 43 percent below 2005 levels by 2030—consistent with the IPCC’s special...

STATEMENT: Trump’s Reckless Move Sows Seeds for Humanitarian Disaster, ISIS Resurgence in Syria, CAP’s Kelly Magsamen Says

Washington, D.C. — Today, Turkey launched a military offensive in Syria following the U.S. withdrawal that President Donald Trump announced late last week. In response, Kelly Magsamen, vice president for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Turkey’s invasion of Syria is a direct result of President...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Laura Durso on Legal Attacks Targeting the LGBTQ Community Before the Supreme Court

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday heard arguments in a trio of cases involving the federal ban on sex discrimination in the workplace in which members of the LGBTQ community were wrongfully fired for no other reason than their sexual orientation or gender identity. The three cases—R.G. & G.R. Harris Funeral Homes v....

RELEASE: New CAP report digs into the unregulated and largely overlooked role of the ammunition industry on gun violence

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress on Monday published a new report examining the role that weak oversight of the ammunition industry and numerous gaps in the law related to commerce in ammunition contribute to the epidemic of gun violence in the United States that kills nearly 100 people every day. This report...

RELEASE: Leading Stakeholders Call on Policymakers to Prioritize, Make Structural Change on Child Care

Washington, D.C. — A new report released jointly by eight of the country’s leading labor, policy, and advocacy organizations calls on policymakers to prioritize and fix America’s broken child care system. Currently, the United States lose $57 billion a year in revenue, wages, and productivity as a result of child care problems. The report includes an...

STATEMENT: In June Medical Services Case, the U.S. Supreme Court Should Uphold Precedent From Whole Woman’s Health

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court granted a petition for writ of certiorari in June Medical Services v. Gee, a case centered on a Louisiana targeted regulation of abortion providers (TRAP) law. The decision to hear the case follows a 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals decision that ignored the precedent established by the U.S. Supreme...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz on the September 2019 Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Michael Madowitz released the following statement today on the September 2019 Employment Situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Today’s employment situation release showed unemployment rate of 3.5%, with 136,000 jobs added, and wage growth decelerating to 2.9% over the year: The broader economic slowdown has now...