Take Action: Pass the Paycheck Fairness Act
We must continue to invest in research, technology, and innovation in a manner that ensures participation and benefits communities that are too often left behind. Only through such an approach can the United States remain at the cutting edge in an increasingly competitive global market.
We need to increase wages, reduce poverty among working families, increase worker power, and create pathways to economic mobility for all.
Working toward a stronger and more equitable economy for everyone involves rebuilding, expanding, and strengthening America’s social safety net to make it more comprehensive in eligibility and services as well as more flexible in how it can be accessed and used.
A new social compact with business includes a regulatory vision that better aligns investors, companies, and the public interest on critical matters such as climate, workers’ rights, and equality.
The families of more than 60 million children have received CTC monthly payments since July 2021.
CAP, “Making the CTC and EITC Expansions Permanent Would Reduce Poverty and Grow the Economy” (2021).
In 32 states, a typical family would save more than $100 per week on child care under the Build Back Better Act.
CAP, “The Build Back Better Act Would Greatly Lower Families’ Child Care Costs” (2021).
In a year, workers and their families lose $22.5 billion in wages due to lack of access to paid family and medical leave.
CAP, “A Real Recovery for Women Cannot Happen Without the Build Back Better Agenda” (2021).
The Build Back Better Act would raise $3.6 trillion in revenue to support investments in an inclusive, high-growth economy.
CAP, “Addressing Tax System Failings That Favor Billionaires and Corporations” (2021).
David Madland writes about why Congress must prohibit firms from deducting the costs of their anti-union activities from their corporate taxes.
Easing burdens on eligible people participating in government programs can reduce poverty and inequity.
President Biden’s signature legislation, the American Rescue Plan Act, accelerated the economic recovery when it lost momentum; further fiscal steps are necessary to maintain this momentum and reduce economic inequality.
Analysis shows that during a year of high corporate profits, many of the biggest corporations in America either paid minimal or no federal income taxes.
Karla Walter highlights how new regulations governing the Davis-Bacon and Related Acts will ensure that workers on construction projects receiving federal funding are paid fairly.
Increasing women’s participation in the clean energy economy will further America’s progress on climate action and improve women's economic security.
Abandoned and orphaned offshore oil and gas wells are costing taxpayers billions and the Biden administration can take immediate actions to address this ecological and financial crisis.
A new process from the U.S. Department of Education outlines how higher education institutions can receive approval to offer Pell Grant-funded programs to incarcerated students.
As access to reproductive rights continues to shrink in the United States, disabled women struggle to gain visibility around their rights and needs.
The Biden administration is making important changes to protect student loan borrowers, but there is still more work to do.