John Podesta is the founder and a member of the Board of Directors for the Center for American Progress. Podesta served as counselor to President Barack Obama, where he was responsible for coordinating the administration’s climate policy and initiatives. In 2008, he served as co-chair of President Obama’s transition team. He was a member of the U.N. Secretary General’s High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons on the Post-2015 Development Agenda. Podesta previously served as White House chief of staff to President William J. Clinton. He chaired Hillary Clinton’s campaign for president in 2016.

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State Fact Sheet: A 100 Percent Clean FutureCenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2019
Fact Sheet: A 100 Percent Clean FutureCenter for American ProgressOctober 10, 2019
Interactive: A 100 Percent Clean FutureCenter for American ProgressOctober 10, 2019
A 100 Percent Clean FutureCenter for American ProgressOctober 10, 2019
America’s Credibility Is on the Line in SyriaForeign PolicyJuly 6, 2018
Trump’s chilling contempt for future generationsThe Washington PostAugust 25, 2017
Trump’s silent surge in the Middle East — and the slippery slope to warThe Washington PostJune 20, 2017
Battling Climate Change in the Time of TrumpCenter for American ProgressMarch 21, 2017
Ending Poverty in a Generation: The Post-2015 Development AgendaCenter for American ProgressDecember 9, 2013
Karzai risks much in his latest manufactured crisisThe Washington PostNovember 28, 2013
America needs more national parksPoliticoOctober 31, 2013
We can’t let Russia screw up plans for a huge marine reserveGristOctober 30, 2013
Proponents of austerity are out of ideas. We have the alternativeThe GuardianOctober 24, 2013
Preparing for the Upcoming Afghan Political TransitionCenter for American ProgressSeptember 11, 2013
Youth Q&A on the U.N. High-Level Panel on the Post-2015 Agenda ReportCenter for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2013
The Role of the U.S. Government in Promoting Private-Sector Development SolutionsCenter for American ProgressAugust 14, 2013
A Youth High-Level Panel to Guide Global DevelopmentCenter for American ProgressAugust 12, 2013
Domestic Data Collection and Privacy RightsCenter for American ProgressJuly 23, 2013
Relentlessly high youth unemployment is a global time bombThe GuardianJuly 9, 2013
John Podesta on the U.N. Post-2015 Development AgendaCenter for American ProgressMay 30, 2013
First chapter for ending extreme povertyReutersMay 30, 2013
Twitter Town Hall on the Post-2015 Development AgendaCenter for American ProgressMay 30, 2013
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Inequality and Growth at Home and AbroadCenter for American ProgressMay 1, 2013
Looking Back, Looking Forward: The Millennium Development GoalsCenter for American ProgressApril 8, 2013
The Millennium Development Goals Are WorkingForeign PolicyApril 5, 2013
Inclusive Economic Growth: Increasing Connectivity, Expanding Opportunity, and Reducing VulnerabilityCenter for American ProgressFebruary 7, 2013
Why We Now Oppose Drilling in the ArcticBloombergJanuary 18, 2013
Politics and economics, not troops, will decide Afghanistan’s futureForeign PolicyJanuary 10, 2013
Reforming Our Tax System, Reducing Our DeficitCenter for American ProgressDecember 4, 2012
Protecting Romanian DemocracyCenter for American ProgressJuly 24, 2012
Statement on the Passing of Oswaldo PayáCenter for American ProgressJuly 23, 2012
The Right Way Out of AfghanistanForeign AffairsJune 19, 2012
Statement on the Passing of CAP Founding Director Marion SandlerCenter for American ProgressJune 2, 2012
U.S. Rebalance to Asia: Japan as the Key PartnerCenter for American ProgressApril 13, 2012
No Steps Forward, Two Steps Back: North Korean Launch Ends with Catastrophic System FailureCenter for American ProgressApril 13, 2012
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Enough AlreadyForeign PolicyJanuary 19, 2012
Obama’s Government Reform PlanCenter for American ProgressJanuary 13, 2012
How Smart Grids Fit Into the Clean Energy ChallengeCenter for American ProgressNovember 14, 2011
The Constitution Is Inherently ProgressiveCenter for American ProgressOctober 11, 2011
What Former Afghan Leader Rabbani Knew About Pakistan and PeaceThe Washington PostOctober 3, 2011
AfterwordCenter for American ProgressOctober 3, 2011
Statement on the Passing of Wangari MaathaiCenter for American ProgressSeptember 26, 2011
Statement by John Podesta on the End of Don’t Ask, Don’t TellCenter for American ProgressSeptember 20, 2011
The Need for a Political and Economic Transition Strategy in AfghanistanCenter for American ProgressAugust 22, 2011
How to Prepare Afghanistan for U.S. WithdrawalThe Washington PostAugust 22, 2011
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Statement on Osama bin Laden’s DeathCenter for American ProgressMay 2, 2011
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Cleaner Cars, Less Foreign OilCenter for American ProgressMarch 30, 2011
Statement on EPA’s Proposed Mercury and Air Toxics StandardsCenter for American ProgressMarch 16, 2011
Modernizing Performance: Using the New FrameworkCenter for American ProgressMarch 16, 2011
The Freedom of Information Act: Ensuring Transparency and Accountability in the Digital AgeCenter for American ProgressMarch 15, 2011
Lifting the Crushing Burden of DebtCenter for American ProgressMarch 10, 2011
Clean Energy Development Done RightCenter for American ProgressFebruary 11, 2011
Come Together on Education ReformPoliticoFebruary 9, 2011
Key Pact in Global Warming FightPoliticoDecember 17, 2010
New START: A Test Of GOP SeriousnessCenter for American ProgressDecember 15, 2010
John Podesta on the Passing of Richard HolbrookeCenter for American ProgressDecember 14, 2010
The Case for Just JobsCenter for American ProgressDecember 8, 2010
CAP Loses a Friend and ChampionCenter for American ProgressDecember 7, 2010
We Can Do This: Progressive Fiscal Reform Can Bring Our Nation’s Deficit into BalanceCenter for American ProgressDecember 6, 2010
A Focus on CompetitivenessCenter for American ProgressDecember 1, 2010
Arms Control: Clarity in the SenatePoliticoNovember 18, 2010
The Power of the PresidentCenter for American ProgressNovember 16, 2010
Taking on the Global Energy Investment ChallengeCenter for American ProgressNovember 2, 2010
Progressive Growth: Building a Prosperous World in the 21st CenturyCenter for American ProgressOctober 26, 2010
The Unique Importance of the Turkish-American RelationshipCenter for American ProgressOctober 19, 2010
Just JobsCenter for American ProgressOctober 7, 2010
Child Poverty Has Ramifications for Nation’s Future Growth, ProsperityThe Hill September 29, 2010
Death by 1,000 CutsPoliticoSeptember 21, 2010
The Coming Food CrisisForeign PolicyAugust 26, 2010
Race to the Top DebateCenter for American ProgressJuly 8, 2010
The Dirty Truth About Tar SandsCenter for American ProgressJune 23, 2010
America Needs an Oil Reform AgendaCenter for American ProgressJune 2, 2010
A Much-Needed Progressive Voice on the CourtCenter for American ProgressMay 10, 2010
The Need to Beat Our Oil AddictionCenter for American ProgressMay 3, 2010
Energy First for Congress, Then ImmigrationCenter for American ProgressApril 28, 2010
The Big QuestionsCenter for American ProgressApril 26, 2010
Challenges and Lessons Learned in Transitioning the Federal GovernmentCenter for American ProgressApril 22, 2010
A Day to Celebrate a More Healthy, More Wealthy AmericaCenter for American ProgressMarch 23, 2010
History in the MakingCenter for American ProgressMarch 21, 2010
A Historic Opportunity for Government TransparencyCenter for American ProgressMarch 17, 2010
Doing What WorksCenter for American ProgressFebruary 18, 2010
Perspectives on Long-Term DeficitsCenter for American ProgressJanuary 21, 2010
A Historic ReformCenter for American ProgressDecember 24, 2009
Stronger Climate Policies Will Create Low-Carbon Jobs WorldwideCenter for American ProgressDecember 11, 2009
Jobs for Today, Jobs for the FutureCenter for American ProgressDecember 3, 2009
Cooperation Is the KeyCenter for American ProgressNovember 4, 2009
Introduction of His All Holiness, Ecumenical Patriarch BartholomewCenter for American ProgressNovember 4, 2009
Increasing Competitiveness Through Clean EnergyCenter for American ProgressOctober 29, 2009
The Interview with John PodestaCenter for American ProgressOctober 19, 2009
Toward a New Climate NetworkCenter for American ProgressOctober 16, 2009
John Podesta Receives Drinan AwardCenter for American ProgressOctober 6, 2009
A Pittsburgh ProtocolCenter for American ProgressSeptember 23, 2009
The Clean-Energy Investment AgendaCenter for American ProgressSeptember 21, 2009
End Dirty Tricks on Clean Energy PushCenter for American ProgressSeptember 16, 2009
The Strategic and Economic Dialogue: Setting the Agenda, Achieving ResultsCenter for American ProgressSeptember 11, 2009
Statement on the Passing of Senator Ted KennedyCenter for American ProgressAugust 26, 2009
Cap and Trade Will Reduce Global Warming and Create JobsCenter for American ProgressAugust 21, 2009
Natural Gas: A Bridge Fuel for the 21st CenturyCenter for American ProgressAugust 10, 2009
Governments Need to Lead the Breakthrough on TechnologyCenter for American ProgressJuly 10, 2009
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Reforming Federal Contracting to Promote Higher Labor StandardsCenter for American ProgressJuly 10, 2009
We’d Better Try to Get What We NeedCenter for American ProgressJune 23, 2009
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Remarks on Comprehensive Immigration ReformCenter for American ProgressJune 3, 2009
The Green BankCenter for American ProgressMay 21, 2009
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20 on the G20Center for American ProgressApril 1, 2009
Role of the U.S. in the World OrderCenter for American ProgressFebruary 4, 2009
Progressivism’s Role in the Economy, Health Care, Education, and the ClimateCenter for American ProgressOctober 1, 2008
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Green RecoveryCenter for American ProgressSeptember 9, 2008
NEEDED: Federal Action for Fair Funding of High-Poverty SchoolsCenter for American ProgressAugust 1, 2008
Doing our part to feed the worldCenter for American ProgressJuly 8, 2008
G8 Must Consider the Security Risks of Global WarmingCenter for American ProgressJune 30, 2008
Long and Short of Oil Price SpikeCenter for American ProgressJune 15, 2008
A War We Must EndCenter for American ProgressFebruary 26, 2008
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A Practical and Progressive Economic Stimulus and Recovery PlanCenter for American ProgressJanuary 17, 2008
A New Strategy to Spur Energy InnovationCenter for American ProgressJanuary 3, 2008
A New Strategy to Spur Energy InnovationCenter for American ProgressDecember 21, 2007
Revitalizing the Transatlantic Partnership: A Speech by John D. Podesta at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany on November 14, 2007Center for American ProgressDecember 13, 2007
Progressive GrowthCenter for American ProgressNovember 28, 2007
Capturing the Energy Opportunity: Creating a Low-Carbon EconomyCenter for American ProgressNovember 27, 2007
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Key Questions on the White House Report and Petraeus-Crocker TestimonyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 7, 2007
Last Guys StandingCenter for American ProgressAugust 16, 2007
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Iraq Study Group’s Recommendations Overtaken by Events in IraqCenter for American ProgressJuly 11, 2007
International Climate Agenda for CongressCenter for American ProgressJune 13, 2007
China’s Energy ChallengeCenter for American ProgressJune 1, 2007
Change the RulesCenter for American ProgressMay 23, 2007
U.N. Emissions ProgramCenter for American ProgressMay 16, 2007
Quality Teachers, Quality SchoolsCenter for American ProgressMay 11, 2007
We Can Cut Poverty in HalfCenter for American ProgressApril 26, 2007
Opportunity for All StudentsCenter for American ProgressApril 24, 2007
Americans Urgently Want Action on Energy Independence and Global WarmingCenter for American ProgressApril 18, 2007
The Truth Congress Is OwedCenter for American ProgressApril 17, 2007
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Remarks on Education Report Roll OutCenter for American ProgressFebruary 28, 2007
What Congress Can DoCenter for American ProgressFebruary 21, 2007
Do More, Earlier, on IllnessCenter for American ProgressFebruary 16, 2007
New Rules: Congressional Reform the Top PriorityCenter for American ProgressJanuary 3, 2007
The Critical Choice in IraqCenter for American ProgressDecember 27, 2006
California and the Future of EnergyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 28, 2006
The Hidden Threat: Combating Government Secrecy in the 21st CenturyCenter for American ProgressSeptember 15, 2006
Energy SecurityCenter for American ProgressJuly 26, 2006
Remarks to Worldwatch Institute International Conference on Biofuels for TransportationCenter for American ProgressJune 7, 2006
Two Labor Economic Issues for the Immigration DebateCenter for American ProgressApril 4, 2006
Two Labor Economic Issues for the Immigration DebateCenter for American ProgressApril 4, 2006
Fueling the FutureCenter for American ProgressMarch 23, 2006
The Myths of Conservativism in Britain and AmericaCenter for American ProgressMarch 4, 2006
On the Passing of Coretta Scott KingCenter for American ProgressJanuary 31, 2006
The Real Role of American GovernmentCenter for American ProgressJanuary 19, 2006
Remarks to Cyber Security Alliance’s 1st Annual Data Integrity ConferenceCenter for American ProgressJanuary 18, 2006
Statement of John Podesta on the Death of Senator Eugene McCarthyCenter for American ProgressDecember 12, 2005
Lost in Cyberspace?Center for American ProgressJuly 1, 2005
Repeal/Reform of the Estate TaxCenter for American ProgressJune 30, 2005
Letter to the President’s Advisory Panel on Federal Tax ReformCenter for American ProgressJune 9, 2005
Progressive IndexationCenter for American ProgressMay 13, 2005
Back from the Brink: A Conventional Alternative to the Nuclear OptionCenter for American ProgressMay 12, 2005
Testimony for the President's Tax Reform PanelCenter for American ProgressMay 11, 2005
To Trump Bush on TaxesCenter for American ProgressMarch 15, 2005
Combating the Global Mercury ProblemCenter for American ProgressFebruary 24, 2005
Progressive Message on the President’s BudgetCenter for American ProgressFebruary 14, 2005
Protecting the American People: A Progressive Alternative to the Bush AdministrationCenter for American ProgressJanuary 18, 2005
On Food Safety, the Bush Administration is Out to LunchCenter for American ProgressJune 23, 2004
Trading ViewsCenter for American ProgressMay 20, 2004
Agriculture: Let’s Grow Our Own FuelCenter for American ProgressMay 12, 2004
No Cause for CelebrationCenter for American ProgressDecember 8, 2003
The Perils of PartisanshipCenter for American ProgressNovember 24, 2003
Pork-filled Energy Bill Would Harm National SecurityCenter for American ProgressNovember 10, 2003
Regaining Our Focus In The Fight Against TerrorismCenter for American ProgressNovember 3, 2003
The Real Story Behind the StoryCenter for American ProgressOctober 15, 2003
Managing Intimigate: Bush Had Better Take This Leak SeriouslyCenter for American ProgressOctober 12, 2003