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Cutting Nutrition Assistance Would Harm Job Growth

Proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would impair job growth and drive vulnerable Americans deeper into poverty.

Monday, April 13, 2015

The Cost of Congressional Inaction on Immigration

While deferred action is an important interim step, comprehensive immigration reform that provides a pathway to citizenship would provide enormous benefits to the U.S. economy.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Reckoning with History at the University of North Carolina

Columnist Sam Fulwood III argues that his alma mater must deal directly with its history, not revise it for the sake of contemporary comfort.

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Millennial Support for LGBT Nondiscrimination Legislation

A new poll from Generation Progress reveals that Millennials broadly support comprehensive LGBT nondiscrimination legislation at the state and federal level.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Strengthening the Economy Through DACA and DAPA

President Obama’s executive actions on immigration will provide a boon to the U.S. economy, increasing GDP by approximately $230 billion over the next ten years.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Investing in Resilience To Combat Extreme Weather

As extreme weather events become more common across the United States, Congress must increase its investment in resilient infrastructure.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Discriminatory Legislation is Bad For Business

Indiana’s Religious Freedom Restoration Act is sparking a backlash among business interests that could have severe consequences for the state’s economy.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Taking Dramatic Steps to Turn Around Failing Schools

An examination of the research shows that dramatic action—not incremental shifts—is often required to improve failing schools.

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Expanding Urban Opportunity

Addressing the economic challenges faced by depressed urban areas is key to reinvigorating the American economy and increasing access to opportunity.

Monday, March 30, 2015

Congress Should Enforce, Not Sabotage, an Agreement with Iran

Rather than work against President Obama during negotiations, Congress should ensure that any deal to constrain the Iranian nuclear program is enforced.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Increasing Abortion Access Through Expanded Care

To increase access to abortion care, states should pass legislation allowing advance-practice clinicians, or APC’s, to provide medical abortions.

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Equal Access for LGBT Immigrants

Although we have seen great progress in the 50 years since the Immigration and Naturalization Act, additional measures are needed to ensure that LGBT immigrants are not disadvantaged in attempting to access the legal immigration system.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Federal Lands

The Obama administration should take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fuel extraction on federal lands and waters.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Using the Green Climate Fund to Meet the Climate Challenge

Countries—including the United States—should meet their financial obligations to the Green Climate Fund in order to help developing countries curtail their greenhouse gas emissions and adapt to climate change.

Monday, March 23, 2015

A Critical Moment in Iran Nuclear Negotiations

Negotiations between Iran and the P5+1 nations over the Iranian nuclear program have reached a decision point.

Friday, March 20, 2015