Congressional leaders are trying to improve how they talk about inequality, stagnant wages, and middle-class economic insecurity, but their budgets still only advance the interests of those at the very top.
House and Senate budgets will be a test of how serious majority leaders are about boosting opportunity and expanding the middle class.
Report Since the Congressional Budget Office and the Joint Committee on Taxation are being forced to adopt dynamic scoring, they should consider the most recent credible economic research on tax cuts, inequality, and growth.
A recent Delaware Supreme Court decision threatens to undermine shareholders’ abilities to bring private litigation against corrupt companies.
Report A first-of-its-kind analysis of county-level 2012 election data finds that, in 16 states, voters in counties with a higher percentage of minorities cast provisional ballots at higher rates.
This year’s Ryan budget once again slashes middle-class investments and the social safety net in order to continue giving tax breaks to millionaires, corporations, and Big Oil.
Video The federal minimum wage has not been raised in more than five years. Here are six facts explaining why Congress needs to raise it to $10.10 an hour.
This interactive map shows how women are faring in economics, leadership, and health across all 50 states.
Interactive These interactive tables show how women are faring across the United States.
The latest House Republican budget is an assault on seniors—from the health care and prescription drugs they need to stay healthy, to the care they need in their twilight years, to the very meals they eat.
The American people have soundly rejected the elements central to Rep. Paul Ryan’s latest House GOP budget, yet he insists on trotting out the same stale ideas.
Issue Brief Looming across-the-board federal spending cuts will undermine the economy, threaten our safety, and hurt American families.
Anna Chu is the Director of the Middle-Out Economics project at American Progress. She brings experience working on a multitude of economic campaigns as the Policy Director for the ThinkProgress War Room at the Center for American Progress Action Fund. She also served as the policy director for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee during the successful […]