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How Congress Is Supporting Inequality in Its FY 2016 Budget Proposals

capitol domeSome congressional leaders are still advancing policies that threaten to exclude low-income families and people of color from the social safety net.

by Jamal Hagler | Monday, March 30, 2015

Expanding Urban Opportunity

Addressing the economic challenges faced by depressed urban areas is key to reinvigorating the American economy and increasing access to opportunity.

| Monday, March 30, 2015

March 2015

roofer works in sun article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to build on successes of past progressive policies by implementing measures that raise wages and boost productivity growth.

by Christian E. Weller & Jackie Odum | Friday, March 27, 2015

Congress Should Enforce, Not Sabotage, an Agreement with Iran

Rather than work against President Obama during negotiations, Congress should ensure that any deal to constrain the Iranian nuclear program is enforced.

| Friday, March 27, 2015

A Constructive Role for Congress on Iran

U.S. CapitolCongress can bolster the U.S. negotiating position and help prevent Iran from obtaining a nuclear weapon by playing the role of enforcer for an agreement.

by Ken Sofer | Thursday, March 26, 2015

Congress Must Stop Playing Politics with Abortion

women's rights rallyCongressional leaders are intent on using every opportunity to try and eliminate access to abortion, including in critical bills funding health care and assistance for victims of human trafficking. But there are important differences in the bills’ abortion language that must be considered.

by Donna Barry & Julia Rugg | Thursday, March 26, 2015

Increasing Abortion Access Through Expanded Care

To increase access to abortion care, states should pass legislation allowing advance-practice clinicians, or APC's, to provide medical abortions.

| Thursday, March 26, 2015

Improving Abortion Access by Expanding Those Who Provide Care

Washington rally article icon Issue Brief Recent policy change affecting abortion care has mainly included reducing access, but some states and laws are actually increasing access.

by Donna Barry & Julia Rugg | Thursday, March 26, 2015

Judicial Elections Make It Impossible for Alabama Judges to Protect Individual Rights

Tori Sisson holds out her and Shanté Wolfe's wedding rings.Elected judges in Alabama cater to their conservative constituents by defying marriage equality and sentencing convicts to death.

by Billy Corriher | Thursday, March 26, 2015

Increasing Postsecondary Attainment Through Smarter Student-Loan Repayment

Stanford tower book_alt2 icon Report A modern student-loan repayment system should promote affordable repayment and eliminate default by using the tax system to automatically enroll students in a single, simple repayment plan that suits them financially.

by Elizabeth Baylor & David A. Bergeron | Thursday, March 26, 2015

Starbucks’ Scribblings Can’t Induce Public to ‘Race Together’

Starbucks Race TogetherWhile the coffee giant’s widely mocked racial discussion may have been well intentioned, it failed to overcome the usual obstacles to discussing race in America.

by Sam Fulwood III | Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Equal Access for LGBT Immigrants

Although we have seen great progress in the 50 years since the Immigration and Naturalization Act, additional measures are needed to ensure that LGBT immigrants are not disadvantaged in attempting to access the legal immigration system.

| Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions on Federal Lands

The Obama administration should take action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil-fuel extraction on federal lands and waters.

| Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Interactive: International Commitments to Afghanistan

cursor icon Interactive This interactive outlines key international commitments to Afghanistan through pivotal years of transition.

by Katherine Blakeley & Aarthi Gunasekaran | Monday, March 23, 2015

Tracking Seafood From Bait to Plate

The seafood counter in Whole FoodsThe Obama administration recently announced actions that will help reduce seafood fraud and combat pirate fishing around the globe.

by Michael Conathan | Monday, March 23, 2015