Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing policies that raise wages and boost productivity growth.
In a never-ending quest to shrink government, conservatives continue to advance specious arguments that are harmful to federal funding for public transportation.
Issue Brief Rising earnings inequality, which has led to an upward redistribution of income, has taken a significant toll on Social Security’s financial outlook.
January’s strong employment release report had only positive news, and that should be a good thing, right? That depends on how the Fed responds, which could turn good news into bad news.
Charts Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.
With U.S. GDP growth so dependent on consumer spending, there is reason for concern, despite positive numbers.
Issue Brief Americans are still waiting for an economy that works for everyone, rather than a lucky few.
Expanding the Military Lending Act would better protect service members from becoming trapped in a cycle of debt and risking their security clearances.
Bank regulators’ efforts to update the Community Reinvestment Act reflect changes in the financial marketplace and are valuable first steps toward broader reforms.
By expanding its supervision to include nonbank car loans and leases, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule will protect millions of consumers.
Despite an improving labor market, other indicators show that we are far from the healthy economy Americans need.
Issue Brief Economic data show that it is time for an economy that works for everyone and not just the wealthy few.
Julia Gordon, Director of Housing Finance and Policy at the Center for American Progress, recently testified before the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Housing, Transportation, and Community Development. Her testimony provides recommendations for increasing access to safe and affordable credit.
Issue Brief To fully realize the potential of Metro’s Silver Line, policymakers must break with past development practices, focus public resources, and use the regulatory power of the state to guide sustainable development.