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We work to address the deep inequities in our economy to ensure that all Americans can live secure and stable lives.
We need a new social compact with business that reenvisions their obligations to society on issues such as environmental and climate matters, economic opportunity for workers, paying their fair share in taxes, and racial equality in the pursuit of more equitable, sustainable growth.
We work to strengthen the public health system by addressing health disparities that are not only caused by inequities in access to medical care but also by inequities in other social determinants of health, including income, education, and a person’s lived environment.
We seek to ensure that every American who works a full-time job can live a life of dignity and that all Americans can rely on strong and stable support programs when they need them. This includes expanding and streamlining vital programs, increasing wages, and creating economic mobility for all.
Embracing the diverse experiences and meeting the challenges faced by women across race, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, and other factors is central to inclusive growth. We work to secure women’s health, autonomy, economic stability, and access to equitable opportunities.
Senior Vice President, Inclusive Growth
Managing Director, Inclusive Growth
Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project
Senior Director, Employment Policy
Director, Public Health
Senior Director, Federal Budget Policy
Senior Fellow, Health
Associate Director, Public Health
Director, Health Policy
Policy Analyst, Health
Director, Infrastructure Policy
Senior Policy Analyst, Financial Regulation and Corporate Governance
Senior Fellow; Chief Economist
Director of Economic Analysis, Inclusive Economy
Senior Policy Analyst, Housing Policy
Senior Fellow, Economic Policy
Director, Women’s Initiative
Senior Policy Analyst
President Joe Biden took office one year ago amid one of the worst economies in generations, but the U.S. economy has since made tremendous progress toward recovery, and workers are benefiting.
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This fact sheet summarizes a recent Center for American Progress report outlining the need for a whole-of-government, society-wide approach to addressing the complex challenges posed by the opioid overdose epidemic.
For many self-employed Americans, the cost of taking leave for illness or family needs is too high without support, shaping both what self-employment looks like and who has access to it.
This toolkit provides guidance for reproductive rights and disability rights organizations and others who seek to submit a comment on the Biden administration’s proposed rule on Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.
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New data show that in 2022, women working full time, year-round typically earned 84 cents for every dollar men made, and when comparing among all workers, including those who work part time and for part of the year, women typically made 78 cents.
Sep 20, 2023
The opioid epidemic is a complex public health crisis that can be ameliorated by addressing root causes of drug use; expanding access to treatment and harm reduction strategies; and reducing the supply of illicit opioids entering the United States.
The Tech Hubs program within the CHIPS and Science Act is a major opportunity to provide equitable access to industry for underserved communities and economic growth for the country at large.
Sep 19, 2023
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To continue growing the middle class, Congress and the Biden administration should learn from what worked in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated recession that led to extraordinarily low poverty rates.
Sep 12, 2023
In the face of demands for better jobs and stronger health protections, some automakers claim they can’t improve job quality and lower vehicle emissions—but they have the resources to support middle-class-led economic growth and clean up their vehicle fleets.
Leo Banks, Karla Walter, Anona Neal
Jobs that include employee training and good working conditions have higher worker productivity and lower operational costs associated with turnover, boosting firm profitability and economic growth.
In their op-ed published by The 74, Jill Rosenthal and Michelle Fiscus explain why routine immunizations are necessary to keep kids and communities safe and what role schools can play in immunization efforts.
Sep 9, 2023
Jill Rosenthal, Michelle Fiscus
Since 2018, six states and three local governments have enacted laws that bring workers and employers together to recommend standards for sectors of the economy.
Sep 7, 2023
Aurelia Glass, David Madland
The Senate’s bipartisan appropriations bills protect key priorities, while the House Republican appropriators’ proposal would set the United States on a path toward shutdown.
Sep 6, 2023
Bobby Kogan, Jean Ross
By making it easier for more people to enter and stay in work, policymakers can help ease inflationary pressures over the medium term and grow the middle class.
Aug 30, 2023
Rose Khattar, Christian E. Weller, David Correa
Price negotiation will improve access and affordability for Medicare Part D drugs for seniors.
Marquisha Johns writes in The Hill why reauthorizing the Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness and Response Act is essential to avoid drug supply chain issues and shortages.
Aug 27, 2023
El acceso a la mifepristona permanece igual a medida que continúan los litigios.
Aug 24, 2023
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The Biden administration and Congress must adopt a worker-centered approach in its response to the development and use of artificial intelligence.
The 2021 increase in the Thrifty Food Plan was a much-needed and long-overdue reform that better reflects families’ nutritional needs and modern grocery store costs.
Aug 23, 2023
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Access to mifepristone remains unchanged as litigation continues to play out.
Aug 22, 2023
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Access to mifepristone remains unchanged for now as the U.S. Supreme Court is expected to ultimately determine approval of the medication and the independence of drug approvals in the United States.
Aug 17, 2023
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Disaggregating new Federal Reserve data by gender shows that women were less likely than men to be financially secure in 2022, and that women of color were particularly at risk.
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