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Using ESEA Reauthorization to Address Inequities in School Funding

Congressional reauthorization of the ESEA should include measures to reduce the funding inequities between the public schools that serve affluent versus low-income students.

| Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Economic Benefits and Electoral Implications of DAPA

Hispanic family Nebraska flags muralThe Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents program provides significant fiscal and economic benefits and has key electoral implications that could play a significant role in upcoming elections.

by Lizet Ocampo | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Bureau and the Bureau

DeSoto book_alt2 icon Report After two years of research into ATF's history, work, and challenges, CAP recommends merging it into the FBI to create a federal law enforcement agency with the leadership, resources, and political support necessary to help reform the gun industry and reduce gun violence in the United States.

by Chelsea Parsons & Arkadi Gerney | Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Curbing the Abuse of LGBT Immigrants in Detention

As long as Congress continues to require ICE to detain 34,000 people daily in order to fill an arbitrary quota, LGBT immigrants will continue to be vulnerable to abuse in detention.

| Monday, May 18, 2015

A Fresh Look at School Funding

elementary students Baltimore article icon Issue Brief These five new ideas for the reauthorization of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act would improve school funding and ensure that low-income students attend better-funded schools.

by the CAP Education Policy Team | Monday, May 18, 2015

Increasing U.S.-China Cooperation to Build a Blue Economy

To build an environmentally and economically robust Blue Economy, the United States and China must expand cooperation.

| Friday, May 15, 2015

Keeping the Lights On: The Clean Power Plan and the Real Threat to Grid Reliability

Superstorm SandyThe Clean Power Plan is necessary to combat climate change and to ensure that the U.S. electric grid remains reliable.

by Myriam Alexander-Kearns | Friday, May 15, 2015

No Way Out: Congress’ Bed Quota Traps LGBT Immigrants in Detention

immigration detention centerData obtained by CAP through a Freedom of Information Act request reveal that Immigration and Customs Enforcement elected to detain 68 percent of LGBT immigrants who were eligible for release in fiscal year 2014.

by Sharita Gruberg | Thursday, May 14, 2015

Expanding Medicaid to Replace Low-Income Pool Funding

As low-income pool funding expires, governors and state legislators in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and Kansas must act to expand Medicaid to provide low-income residents with insurance coverage.

| Thursday, May 14, 2015

Myth Busting: Medicaid and Low-Income Pool Facts

Medicaid clinic Texas article icon Fact Sheet Lawmakers in Florida, Texas, Tennessee, and Kansas continue to play politics with their citizens’ health care by demanding federal funding for the low-income pool while refusing to expand Medicaid.

by Kristen Ellingboe & Sarah Baron | Thursday, May 14, 2015

A Forward-Looking Agenda for the Nation’s Public Utility Commissions

Substation book_alt2 icon Report Congress should amend the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act to call upon states to embrace clean energy sources such as wind and solar, boost energy efficiency, and build resilience in the nation’s electric utilities.

by Greg Dotson & Ben Bovarnick | Thursday, May 14, 2015

Developing a Blue Economy in China and the United States

China book_alt2 icon Report China and the United States should join forces to promote sustainable development of ocean and coastal regions and resources.

by Michael Conathan & Scott Moore | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Fostering Social Cohesion to Build Climate Resilience

Government policies must foster community cohesion and incorporate community input in climate resilience and mitigation plans.

| Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Looking for a Way Forward After the Unrest in Baltimore

BaltimoreGuest columnist John Halpin discusses how American institutions need to reinvest in Baltimore, as well as in other urban centers.

by John Halpin | Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Progress and Challenges for American Women Across Four Generations

Generational differences can play a role in complicating the conversation around women's leadership and breaking down barriers to equality.

| Tuesday, May 12, 2015