Center for American Progress

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on House and Senate Budget Proposals
Press Release

Washington, D.C. — With the House and Senate fiscal year 2016 budgets scheduled for release next week, Center for American Progress experts will be available for comment throughout the week.

Last week, CAP experts released a column highlighting how the House and Senate budgets will be a test of how serious the majority leaders are about boosting opportunity and expanding the middle class; an analysis of the urgency to include funds to cut carbon pollution and strengthen the nation’s resilience to climate change; and a report urging the rejection of dynamic scoring and the need for congressional leaders to ensure that the Congressional Budget Office and Joint Committee on Taxation’s analyses reflect current economic research. Click here to see all of CAP’s work to date on the FY 2016 budget.

American Progress experts that will be available include:

  • Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President, Policy (general budget)
  • Arkadi Gerney, Senior Vice President, Campaigns and Strategies, Center for American Progress Action Fund; Senior Vice President, Center for American Progress (general budget)
  • Harry Stein, Director, Fiscal Policy (general budget)
  • Anna Chu, Director, Middle-Out Economics (general budget)
  • Melissa Boteach, Vice President, Poverty to Prosperity Program, and Rebecca Vallas, Director of Policy, Poverty to Prosperity Program (Social Security, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program/food stamps, Medicaid, Earned Income Tax Credit, and anti-poverty programs)
  • Marshall Fitz, Vice President, Immigration Policy, and Vanessa Cárdenas, Vice President, Progress 2050 (immigration, also available in Spanish)
  • Topher Spiro, Vice President, Health Policy (Affordable Care Act, health care)
  • Catherine Brown, Vice President, Education Policy; David Bergeron, Vice President, Postsecondary Education; and Katie Hamm, Director, Early Childhood Policy (education)
  • Greg Dotson Vice President, Energy Policy, and Alison Cassady, Director, Domestic Energy Policy (climate, clean energy, and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget)
  • Lawrence J. Korb, Senior Fellow, and Katherine Blakeley, Policy Analyst, National Security and International Policy (U.S. Department of Defense budget)
  • Jocelyn Frye, Senior Fellow, and Donna Barry, Director, Women’s Health and Rights Program (paid leave, women’s health)
  • Michele L. Jawando, Vice President, Legal Progress (U.S. Department of Justice budget)
  • Sarah Audelo, Policy Director, Generation Progress (Millennials and the budget)

For more information or to speak with an expert, contact Allison Preiss at [email protected].