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Investing in Our Children

Preschoolers article icon Issue Brief As we continue to combat rising economic inequality, high-quality early childhood investments will help all children realize their full potential and provide enormous long-term benefits to society.

by Cynthia G. Brown, Donna Cooper, Juliana Herman, Melissa Lazarín, Michael Linden, Sasha Post, and Neera Tanden | Thursday, February 7, 2013

Preventing Gun Violence in Our Nation

Sandy Hook bus article icon Issue Brief Through better background checks; taking military-grade weapons off the streets and out of criminals’ hands; and improved data, coordination, and enforcement, we can reduce the gun violence that plagues our communities, our children, and our families.

by Neera Tanden, Winnie Stachelberg, Arkadi Gerney, and Danielle Baussan | Saturday, January 12, 2013

Reforming Our Tax System, Reducing Our Deficit

The U.S. Capitol under dark, stormy clouds book_alt2 icon Report In order to secure our fiscal future and achieve meaningful deficit reduction over the next 10 years, we need a plan that combines progressive, revenue-enhancing tax reform with pragmatic spending cuts that do not undermine the middle class, the poor, or seniors.

by Roger Altman, William Daley, John Podesta, Robert Rubin, Leslie Samuels, Lawrence Summers, Neera Tanden, Antonio Weiss, Michael Ettlinger, Seth Hanlon, and Michael Linden | Tuesday, December 4, 2012

U.S. Education Must Keep up With China's, India's Bold Programs

Neera Tanden and Matt James explain why the United States must invest more in the education of the next generation in order to remain competitive economically.

by Neera Tanden and Matt James | Wednesday, August 22, 2012

The 1990s Roots of the Contraception Battle

In January 1998, in the run-up to the twenty-fifth anniversary of Roe v. Wade, then-First Lady Hillary Clinton held a meeting in the Map Room of the White House with leaders of women’s groups ranging from Planned Parenthood to the National Women’s Law Center. The meeting took place in the aftermath of the painful and […]

by Neera Tanden | Monday, March 12, 2012

The Case for the Individual Mandate in Health Care Reform

book_alt2 icon Report If we want to solve longstanding problems in the health care system but continue rely on private insurance the most effective solution is an individual mandate, write Neera Tanden and Topher Spiro.

by Neera Tanden and Topher Spiro | Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Census Data Underscore the Urgency of Enacting Job-Creation Measures

book_alt2 icon Report Neera Tanden, Heather Boushey, and Melissa Boteach make recommendations for improving the jobs picture and Americans’ economic security based on the latest income, poverty, and health insurance numbers.

by Neera Tanden, Heather Boushey, and Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Democracy Also Means Opportunity

Neera Tanden says the United States needs a new Marshall Plan to help Egyptians realize the economic opportunities that come with democracy.

by Neera Tanden | Thursday, February 17, 2011

Interactive Assessment: Judge Vinson’s Affordable Care Act Decision

cursor icon Interactive The Center for American Progress demonstrates why Vinson’s ruling in Florida is wrong or purposively misleading in every section.

by Neera Tanden, Ian Millhiser, and Tony Carrk | Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Affordable Care Is Constitutional

Neera Tanden reacts to conservative activist judge’s ruling that would invalidate part of the landmark Affordable Care Act.

by Neera Tanden | Monday, December 13, 2010

Neera Tanden

Neera Tanden is the President of the Center for American Progress and Counselor to the Center for American Progress Action Fund. Tanden has served in both the Obama and Clinton administrations, as well as presidential campaigns and think tanks. Most recently, Tanden served as the Chief Operating Officer for the Center, where she oversaw strategic […]

| Thursday, August 17, 2006

Repeal/Reform of the Estate Tax

Download this memo in PDF Background Recently, the House of Representatives passed legislation to permanently repeal the estate tax and the Senate is likely to take up the issue in the coming months. Repeal or near-repeal of the estate tax represents a massive tax cut for the heirs of the wealthiest at the expense of […]

by Gene Sperling, John Podesta, John S. Irons, and Neera Tanden | Thursday, June 30, 2005