STATEMENT: Nevada Legislature Takes Bold Step To Protect Savers and Investors, Says CAP’s Joe Valenti

Washington, D.C. — Joe Valenti, director of consumer finance at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after the Nevada Senate and Assembly both passed legislation requiring that all financial advisers put their clients’ interests first: For all Nevadans—and especially the more than 422,000 residents age 65 or older—the threat of financial...

STATEMENT: Despite Courts Rejecting Trump’s Muslim and Refugee Ban as Discriminatory, It’s Still Cause for Concern, Says CAP’s Tom Jawetz

Washington, D.C. -- On the very week that yet another federal court issued a resounding and stinging order rejecting President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban as “drip[ping] with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination,” data published by the State Department reflects that the Muslim ban is nevertheless achieving its purpose: Nonimmigrant visas issued to people from 50 Muslim-majority...

RELEASE: CAP Column Shows State Losses Under Medicaid Per Capita Cap Scenarios

Washington, D.C. — As the Senate considers vast cuts to the Medicaid program under the House passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), a new column from the Center for American Progress assesses how states would have been affected by caps using four different growth rate scenarios. “The per capita cap stacks the deck against states and against...

RELEASE: CAP Estimates Coverage Losses by State and Congressional District

Washington, D.C. — Showing the devastating impact of Trumpcare nationwide, a new report from the Center for American Progress estimates how many Americans would lose coverage by state and congressional district based on yesterday’s Congressional Budget Office (CBO) projections. Using the CBO analysis, CAP estimates that, by 2026, about 53,000 fewer people on average will...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Carmel Martin on $15 Hourly Minimum Wage Bill

Washington, D.C. — Carmel Martin, executive vice president for policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), and Democratic legislators introduced legislation to raise the federal minimum wage to $15 by 2024: A $15 hourly minimum wage would mean a living wage for...

TODAY AT 3 P.M.: Former Agency Leaders from EPA, USDA, DOI, NOAA, DOE Host Press Call on Negative Impacts of FY 2018 Budget Cuts

Washington, D.C. — Today at 3:00 p.m., former agency leaders from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) will host a press call to discuss the impacts of President Donald Trump’s...

STATEMENT: CAP Calls on DeVos to Appoint FSA Head Who Will Protect Students and Taxpayers

Washington, D.C. — Ben Miller, senior director for postsecondary education at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement following news that James Runcie, chief operating office for the Federal Student Aid (FSA) office, resigned from his position: Betsy DeVos must guarantee that the new head of FSA—one of the most important jobs in the...

ADVISORY: Today CAP, Members of Congress and Activists Join Forces to Denounce Massive Cuts in Trump Budget Through Hands Off Campaign

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress will join a broad coalition of labor, civil rights, faith and anti-poverty progressive leaders and members of Congress for a Hands Off press conference to denounce the destructive cuts to basic living standards in President Donald Trump’s budget. In response to the terrible Trump administration budget,...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden on the Terrorist Attack in Manchester

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement on last night's terrorist attack in Manchester, England: The Center for American Progress extends its deepest sympathies to the victims of the reprehensible terrorist attack in Manchester and to all British people. To strike at a concert attended...

STATEMENT: Trump’s Budget Betrays Working Americans, Says CAP’s Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. —  Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after President Donald Trump released his full budget proposal for fiscal year 2018. The president’s budget release shows that Trump isn’t even trying to conceal his true motives: huge tax cuts for the richest Americans and...

RELEASE: Dangerous Bill Would Make the Texas Legislature a National Embarrassment, Says CAP’s Laura Durso on Texas Bathroom Ban

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Vice President of the LGBT Research and Communications Project Laura E. Durso issued the following statement after the Texas House of Representatives passed S.B. 2078, which bars transgender students from using bathrooms consistent with their gender identity. The House also voted yesterday to pass a bill that would allow...

CAP, Progressive Coalition of More Than a Dozen Groups Launch #HandsOff Campaign to Resist Trump’s Budget

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress and progressive groups representing a broad array of policy priorities have united to launch Hands Off, a coalition campaign dedicated to preventing the passage of any upcoming budget resolutions that include cuts to health care, disability benefits, nutrition assistance, or other basic living standards. According to multiple...