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Inclusive Growth

We work to address the deep inequities in our economy to ensure that all Americans can live secure and stable lives.

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What We're Doing

Building an economy for all

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.

Ending disparities in public health

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.

Lifting families out of poverty

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. 

 

Protecting and advancing rights for all women

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.  

 

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The Biden Boom: Economic Recovery in 2021
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The Biden Boom: Economic Recovery in 2021

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.

Seth Hanlon, Lily Roberts, Andres Vinelli, 2 More Rose Khattar, Nick Buffie

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Construction of Tennessee EV Battery Facility Highlights Promises and Challenges of Biden Administration Policies Report
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Construction of Tennessee EV Battery Facility Highlights Promises and Challenges of Biden Administration Policies

Tennessee’s BlueOval City electric vehicle battery facility shows how public investments can lead to good union jobs, but anecdotal evidence suggests that workers are not connecting these jobs to important economic policies.

David Madland, Kyle Ross

Increasing Affordable Housing Stock Through Modular Building Report
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Increasing Affordable Housing Stock Through Modular Building

Modular building, if brought to scale, has the potential to reduce construction costs and make building new homes more affordable, especially in areas experiencing severe affordable housing shortages.

Michela Zonta

The Schumer-Johnson Budget Deal, Explained Article
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The Schumer-Johnson Budget Deal, Explained

Under the tight caps in the budget agreement, Congress should be able to meet the nation’s highest priorities, but the federal government would provide a lower level of services and benefits than it did in fiscal year 2023.

Bobby Kogan, Jean Ross

Executive Summary: How Federal Investments in Safe Drinking Water Infrastructure Are Improving Public Health Fact Sheet
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Executive Summary: How Federal Investments in Safe Drinking Water Infrastructure Are Improving Public Health

This fact sheet summarizes a recent Center for American Progress report highlighting the use of federal investments from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to replace dangerous lead service lines and advance public health among vulnerable communities.

3 Ways States Can Improve Child Support Article
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3 Ways States Can Improve Child Support

Decades of problems with distribution, debt, and enforcement have undermined the child support program’s ability to serve low-income families.

Kyle Ross

Government on Workers’ Side Report
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Government on Workers’ Side

State and local policymakers can raise standards for workers and the public through prevailing wages, project labor agreements, and several other best practices.

Karla Walter

CAP Files Amicus Curiae Briefs Highlighting Importance of the Inflation Reduction Act in Lowering Drug Prices Article

CAP Files Amicus Curiae Briefs Highlighting Importance of the Inflation Reduction Act in Lowering Drug Prices

These briefs emphasize the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act’s Medicare prescription drug price negotiation program for affordability and health equity.

Regulators’ Bank Capital Proposals Don’t Go Far Enough To Improve Financial Stability Article

Regulators’ Bank Capital Proposals Don’t Go Far Enough To Improve Financial Stability

While the 2023 bank capital proposals make important improvements to the regulatory framework, new CAP empirical analysis shows that additions to bank equity are modest and must be larger to substantially enhance the stability of the largest banks.

CAP Files Amicus Curiae Brief Highlighting Importance of the Inflation Reduction Act in Lowering Drug Prices Article

CAP Files Amicus Curiae Brief Highlighting Importance of the Inflation Reduction Act in Lowering Drug Prices

This brief, filed by the Center for American Progress and the NAACP in response to Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals Inc. v. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services et al., emphasizes the benefits of the Inflation Reduction Act’s Medicare prescription drug price negotiation program for affordability and health equity.

CAP Comments on Regulators’ Proposals To Increase Bank Capital Requirements Article

CAP Comments on Regulators’ Proposals To Increase Bank Capital Requirements

The Center for American Progress submitted a comment letter to the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, Federal Reserve, and Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation on their proposals to raise capital requirements for the largest banks—those with assets of $100 billion or more.

CAP Submits Comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs on the Federal Insurance Office’s Climate Risk Data Collection Sign-On Letter

CAP Submits Comments to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs on the Federal Insurance Office’s Climate Risk Data Collection

The Center for American Progress submitted a comment letter to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs on the Federal Insurance Office’s climate-related financial risk data collection.

Lilith Fellowes-Granda

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