RELEASE: Supreme Court Must Stop Trump Administration From Rigging the Census, CAP’s Sam Berger Says

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Supreme Court agreed to decide whether the Trump administration can add a question about citizenship to the 2020 census. In response, Sam Berger, vice president of Democracy and Government Reform at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: The Supreme Court must stop the Trump administration from rigging the census...

RELEASE: 6 Things to Know Ahead of the Second Trump-Kim Summit

Washington, D.C. — As the world prepares for a second summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, a key question is whether Trump is interested in real diplomacy or just the appearance of progress, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. “After a year of diplomacy with...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Winnie Stachelberg: Spending Deal Is a Defeat for Trump, But Out-of-Control Immigration Policies Must be Reined In

Washington, D.C. — Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice president for External Affairs at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement after the U.S. House and Senate passed legislation to fund the government through the remainder of fiscal year 2019: The American people voted for a check on President Donald Trump in November, and they...

RELEASE: As Valentine’s Day for Millionaires Approaches, New CAP Analysis Highlights the Damaging Effect of Growing Income Inequality on Social Security’s Trust Funds

Washington, D.C. — February 18 is Valentine’s Day for millionaires—the day when America’s last millionaire earners will stop contributing to Social Security for the rest of the year thanks to policymakers’ refusal to adjust Social Security’s payroll tax cap for rapidly rising top incomes. To mark the occasion, the Center for American Progress is releasing an updated...

RELEASE: Unprecedented Study Finds Homework Is Too Focused on Rote Learning

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new report that takes a first-of-its-kind look at homework assignment quality. Specifically, the study examines how homework assignments align with Common Core State Standards and whether they require students to demonstrate the full depth of knowledge required of the content standards. In reviewing a snapshot of homework...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Kate Kelly Applauds Passage of Senate Public Lands Bill

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate voted 92-8 to approve S.47, the largest set of new protections for public lands since 2014. In response, Kate Kelly, director of Public Lands at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: This measure represents a major step toward permanent reauthorization of the Land and Water Conservation...

RELEASE: 2 CAP Products Highlight What’s at Stake If TPS Ends

Washington, D.C. — In advance of The TPS People’s Summit, a national day of mobilization and lobbying calling on Congress to enact permanent protections for Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, the Center for American Progress released a column and fact sheet highlighting the harmful consequences of ending TPS. The column discusses the demographics of the population and their...

STATEMENT: Supreme Court Allows Alabama Prison to Violate Muslim Inmate’s Religious Rights, CAP’s Maggie Siddiqi Says

Washington, D.C. — Late Thursday, the Supreme Court voted 5-4 to allow the execution of a Muslim inmate in Alabama to take place even though state officials refused to let an imam be present in the death chamber. The inmate argued that Alabama’s policy unconstitutionally favors Christian inmates because it allows a Christian chaplain employed by...

STATEMENT: In Louisiana TRAP Law Case, SCOTUS Should Uphold the Precedent Set in Whole Women’s Health

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily blocked a Louisiana Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers (TRAP) law from going into effect. The high court acted after the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ignored precedent that the Supreme Court set in Whole Women's Health v. Hellerstedt and would have allowed the law to go into effect,...

RELEASE: CAP Promotes Daniella Gibbs Léger to Executive Leadership

Washington, D.C. — This week, the Center for American Progress announced that Daniella Gibbs Léger has been promoted to executive vice president for Communications and Strategy, joining the executive leadership of the organization. “Communicating our ideas and helping shape the debate has always been a critical part of the work we do, and Daniella has been an...