RELEASE: U.S.-China Collaboration Critical to Protect Oceans, New CAP Report Argues

Washington, D.C. — Collaboration between the United States and China is critical when it comes to protecting the world’s oceans from overfishing, pollution, and unchecked resource extraction, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. The report details the findings from CAP’s “Blue Future” conference, which brought together U.S. and Chinese ocean policy...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden Praises Senate and House Democrats’ Bold Democracy Reform Package

Washington, D.C. — Today, House and Senate Democrats are introducing a package of policies designed to fight corruption in government and empower voters so that elected representatives are responsive and accountable to their constituents, not wealthy special interests. These policies would limit the financial power of corporate special interests and lobbyists in politics, strengthen ethics...

STATEMENT: Justice Gorsuch Proves He’s No Friend to American Workers

Washington, D.C. — Today, in an opinion written by Justice Neil Gorsuch, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled 5-4 that employers can force workers to sign arbitration agreements that give up any rights to bring class action lawsuits. In response, David Madland, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: This ruling...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Jacob Leibenluft on Defeat of House Republicans’ Farm Bill

Washington, D.C. — Today, by a vote of 198-213, House Republicans failed to secure the support necessary to pass their Farm Bill, which would have slashed nutrition assistance to millions of Americans. Jacob Leibenluft, executive vice president for Policy at the Center for the American Progress, issued the following statement in response:  The defeat of House Republicans’...

STATEMENT: Trump-Pence Domestic Gag Rule Will Deprive Millions of Women Access to Full Range of Health Care Services

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Trump-Pence administration will issue yet another policy change that would deny women access to much-needed health care services and infringe upon their reproductive rights. This executive order will derail the Title X family planning program, leaving millions of women without access to affordable family planning and reproductive health services. This...

RELEASE: Health Care Sabotage Will Increase Insurance Premiums by More Than $1,000 Next Year

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new 50-state analysis projecting the average increase in insurance premiums for a 40-year-old marketplace shopper for the 2019 plan year. The analysis accounts for both the impact of repealing the Affordable Care Act's individual mandate and the Trump administration's proposed rule to rescind limits on...

RELEASE: New Report Finds Mothers With Part-Time Jobs Do More Labor Than Fathers With Full-Time Jobs

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new analysis of working parents' time use. This analysis is different from other analyses of parents' time use, because it specifically focuses on working parents with young children—as this cohort tends to spend a greater amount of time fulfilling parental caregiving responsibilities. The analysis also looks explicitly at...

EVENT ADVISORY: Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Panelists to Discuss Dark Money and the Federal Courts

Washington, D.C. — The current U.S. Supreme Court term will feature several cases attempting to use the First Amendment to attack fundamental civil rights—such as women’s health in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra; workers’ rights in Janus v. AFSCME; and LGBTQ rights in Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. This is not a coincidence;...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Rebecca Cokley on Endorsing the Disability Integration Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress endorsed the Disability Integration Act, a bipartisan, bicameral bill that would ensure that disabled Americans have the right to live and receive essential services in the comfort of their own homes. Rebecca Cokley, a senior fellow for Disability Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the...

RELEASE: CAP Releases Major Plan for Investing in Communities and Establishing a Job Guarantee for Hard-Hit Regions

The "Blueprint for the 21st Century: A Plan for Better Jobs and Stronger Communities” will create millions of jobs, with the goal of revitalizing economically distressed areas of the United States. Washington, D.C. — For millions of American workers—and particularly those without a four-year college degree—powerful forces such as globalization, concentrated market power, technology, extreme...

RELEASE: CAP Explains What to Look for in a Trump-Kim Summit

Washington, D.C. — With news of a June 12 summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the Center for American Progress is out with a guide to the promise and pitfalls of a meeting between these unpredictable leaders. Formal talks could eventually offer a path to denuclearization of...

EVENT ADVISORY: Ahead of Mother’s Day, Southern Women Convene to Explore Their Untapped Potential

Atlanta — On Friday, the Center for American Progress and Generation Progress will host a major women's convening, #WomenProgress: People, Power, and Policy. The event will explore the many barriers facing Southern women, particularly those of color, as well as the strategies and tactics being employed by lawmakers and community organizers in communities across the South. In Georgia, mothers are...

STATEMENT: Hard Work on ‘Queen of the Hill’ Resolution Has Just Begun, Says CAP’s Tom Jawetz

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Reps. Jeff Denham (R-CA), Will Hurd (R-TX), and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) introduced a discharge petition that could force a vote in the House of Representatives on measures to protect Dreamers, including the United and Securing America Act and the Dream Act of 2017. Tom Jawetz, vice president of Immigration Policy at the Center for American...

RELEASE: Consumers Pay for Trump’s Inaction on Prescription Drug Prices

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, President Donald Trump will deliver a speech on lowering the cost of prescription drugs. A new column by the Center for American Progress finds that, for all of the president's talk on this important issue, drug prices and the influence of the pharmaceutical industry are soaring under the Trump administration. Key findings from the brief include: Over the past 14...