RELEASE: CAP’s Neera Tanden Praises Planned House Vote on Myanmar Resolution

Washington, D.C. — As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on a resolution condemning the actions of the Myanmar government and calling for the release of two wrongly imprisoned reporters, Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: It is encouraging that Congress plans to hold...

RELEASE: CAP Highlights 10 Things to Watch as British Parliament Votes on Brexit Deal

Washington, D.C. — As British Parliament prepares to vote on Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal, the Center for American Progress presents a new rundown of 10 questions to consider in the run-up to Tuesday’s vote and its aftermath. The vote comes after a contentious referendum campaign in the United Kingdom and two years of difficult negotiations...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz on the November 2018 Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Michael Madowitz released the following statement today on the November 2018 Employment Situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The BLS reported that the economy added 155,000 jobs last month, the unemployment rate remained steady at 3.7 percent, and year-over-year wage growth came in at 3.1 percent: After a...

EVENT ADVISORY: U.S. Sen. Kamala D. Harris and Women of Color Experts to Discuss Eliminating Racial Disparities in Maternal and Infant Mortality

Washington, D.C. — Despite being the wealthiest country in the world, the United States lags behind other developed countries in combating maternal and infant mortality. America's epidemic is due in large part to crisis-level mortality rates among black women and children. On Wednesday, December 12, 2018, the Center for American Progress will host U.S. Senator Kamala D. Harris...

STATEMENT: CAP Experts Decry ‘Shameful’ Confirmation of Kathy Kraninger to Serve as Next CFPB Director

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate voted to confirm the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to serve as the next director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Gregg Gelzinis, research associate for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: The CFPB was created to fight for consumers, but Acting...

RELEASE: The Latinx Wealth Gap: Latinx Families Work More but Hold Less Than One-Sixth the Wealth of White Families

Washington, D.C. — A new CAP report by Danyelle Solomon and Christian E. Weller entitled "Why a Job Is Not Enough" looks at the persistent disparity between the earnings of Latinx and white households. The report finds that while Latinx workers are more likely to hold full-time jobs than white workers, their median wealth is only 14.6 percent of the typical...

RELEASE: Policymakers and Antitrust Regulators Must Rein In Provider Consolidation That Is Driving Up Health Costs

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new report looking at how provider consolidation is leading to overly concentrated markets in America's health care system, driving up costs for consumers. As mergers and acquisitions among hospitals and physician practices are on the rise, it is important for policymakers and antitrust authorities to regulate...

EVENT ADVISORY: A Discussion on Mexico’s Southern Wall, Its Impact on Migrants, and U.S. Engagement

Léalo en Español Washington, D.C. — In the weeks leading up to the U.S. midterm elections, media and political attention focused on the Central Americans traveling in caravans through Mexico, many hoping to request asylum in the United States. The current situation is part of a longer trend of increased immigration enforcement by the Mexican government since...

STATEMENT: House’s Democracy Reform Package Offers Once-in-a-Generation Opportunity to Curb Culture of Corruption

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. House of Representatives leadership and newly elected members of Congress announced the framework for the democracy reform bill that will become H.R. 1 in the new Congress. The historic legislative package contains bold solutions to reduce big money and dark money in politics; impose stronger ethics restrictions on public officials;...

STATEMENT: SCR 43 Would ‘Permanently Undermine’ the Fairness of New Jersey’s Redistricting Process

Washington D.C. — On Monday, November 26, the New Jersey Legislature advanced a proposed constitutional amendment that would permanently undermine the fairness of the state’s redistricting process. The proposal, SCR 43, is disguised as an effort to ensure competitive elections and fair representation of the two major political parties. The plan mandates that the state...

RELEASE: 140 Organizations Call on House Leadership to Censure Rep. Steve King (R-IA) After Calling Mexican Immigrants ‘Dirt’

Washington, D.C. — Today, a coalition of 140 national, state, and local organizations sent a letter to Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) pleading with them to bring a resolution to censure Rep. Steve King (R-IA) to the House floor before the end of the 115th Congress. This letter was sent following...

RELEASE: As U.S. House Prepares to Vote on Yet More Tax Breaks and Extenders, New CAP Brief Highlights Fiscal Damage Stemming From the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

Washington, D.C. — As the U.S. House of Representatives prepares to vote on a tax bill that would increase deficits by $55 billion by giving out new tax breaks and extending existing ones, a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress assesses the fiscal damage stemming from the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA). As CAP's...