How Congress Is Supporting Inequality in Its FY 2016 Budget Proposals
Some congressional leaders are still advancing policies that threaten to exclude low-income families and people of color from the social safety net.
Expanding Opportunities in America’s Urban Areas
Issue Brief To ensure that more people benefit from the opportunities cities create, the Center for American Progress has compiled key policy proposals that address the challenges faced by distressed urban areas.
Testing Congressional Republicans’ Sincerity About Tackling Inequality
House and Senate budgets will be a test of how serious majority leaders are about boosting opportunity and expanding the middle class.
What the LGBT Community Needs to Know About the Earned Income Tax Credit in 2015
Fact Sheet This fact sheet explains the Earned Income Tax Credit and how proposed modifications to improve its effectiveness can benefit the LGBT community.
The Effect of Rising Inequality on Social Security
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.
A Subsidized Jobs Program for the 21st Century
Report Subsidized jobs offer a targeted strategy to give disadvantaged workers a foot in the door to the labor market—a win-win-win situation for working families, local businesses, and the American economy.
A Fair Shot for Workers with Disabilities
Issue Brief There are several practical solutions that would remove barriers to employment, economic security, and upward mobility for workers with disabilities.
Why Young, Minority, and Low-Income Citizens Don’t Vote
When voters who are young, minorities, or low income are excluded from the national conversation, it is no wonder that they do not make it out to the polls on Election Day.
Health Care that Heals
Pope Francis teaches that access to comprehensive health care, which acknowledges the dignity of the whole person at each stage of life, is necessary to build a more just world.
Eds, Meds, and the Feds
Report The federal government has a long history of supporting the work of anchor institutions—entities, including universities and hospitals, that control vast economic, human, and intellectual resources. It has a vested interest in exploring strategies that harness anchors’ power to increase community revitalization and economic growth.
A Win-Win for Working Families and State Budgets
Report Increasing the minimum wage in concert with expanding Medicaid would not only boost the incomes of low-wage working families and increase access to healthcare but would also be a boon to state budgets.