RELEASE: New Report Details How 2 Rural Towns Managed Demographic Change and Now Benefit From It

Washington, D.C. — Lexington and Madison—rural Nebraska towns of 10,090 and 2,634 residents, respectively—had a combined foreign-born adult population of only 124 people in the 1990 U.S. census. A new Center for American Progress report shows that three decades later, nearly half of Lexington’s adult population and one-third of Madison’s adult population were born outside...

RELEASE: To Curb Inequities, Focus of School Finance Reform Must Turn to Quality

Washington, D.C. — For nearly half a century, education advocates have taken states to court and pushed for legislation to ensure that school funding is equitable and increases the academic outcomes of all students. A new CAP report released today analyzes key school finance case law and states' legislative efforts to elucidate why advocates and lawmakers should refocus school...

RELEASE: New CAP Analysis: America Elected a New Anti-Corruption Congress

Washington, D.C.— Following an election in which voters told pollsters that “corruption in Washington” was their “most important” issue, a new Center for American Progress analysis finds that newly elected members of the House of Representatives are committed to fighting corruption and fixing the democratic process as top priorities. This is a commitment they demonstrated in the...

ADVISORY: Election Cybersecurity and Voting in an Era of Misinformation With California Secretary of State Alex Padilla

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, November 15, the Center for American Progress will host California Secretary of State Alex Padilla for an event on election cybersecurity and voting rights in an era of misinformation. California recently cemented its status as a leading laboratory for empowering voters and securing elections. Led by Secretary Padilla, the state undertook massive...

STATEMENT: Once Again, the Trump Administration Demonstrates That Its Fearmongering and Demagoguery Are Not Only for Political Purposes—But Also to Drive a Cruel, Nativist Agenda, Says Tom Jawetz

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Trump administration issued an illegal interim final rule designed to prevent large classes of people from seeking asylum in the United States. Tomorrow, the administration is expected to issue a proclamation applying this new asylum ban to any person crossing the southwest border between the ports of entry. Tom Jawetz, vice president...

RELEASE: New CAP Election Analysis Highlights Voters’ Rejection of Trump and GOP Policy Agenda

Washington, D.C. — A new analysis of the 2018 midterms elections from the Center for American Progress highlights voters' rejection of President Donald Trump and Congressional Republican leadership's policy agenda. The election analysis, conducted by CAP senior fellows John Halpin and Ruy Teixeira, says that voters sent "a clear message of disapproval to President Trump and congressional Republicans"...

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on the Firing of Jeff Sessions

Washington, D.C. — Following the announcement that President Donald Trump requested the resignation of Attorney General Jeff Sessions, Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: President Trump forcing Attorney General Jeff Sessions out and replacing him with an avowed partisan opponent of the special counsel investigation is a brazen attack on the rule of...

STATEMENT: After Last Jobs Report Before the Midterm Elections, CAP Economist Michael Madowitz Assesses the Trump Economy

Washington, D.C. — Michael Madowitz, economist at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement on the October 2018 jobs report from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. The economy added 250,000 jobs last month, with the unemployment rate remaining steady at 3.7 percent. Year-over-year wage growth came in at 3.1 percent, potentially due to abnormally low wage growth following...

RELEASE: As Members of Congress Ask GAO to Investigate Effectiveness of Economic Development Subsidies, CAP Releases New Issue Brief on the Realities of Business Incentives

Washington, D.C. — Today, as members of Congress wrote to the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) expressing concerns about economic development subsidies—such as those provided to Foxconn Technology Group in Wisconsin—the Center for American Progress released a new issue brief on the realities of these business incentives, highlighting potential downsides that rarely are fully appreciated by...

STATEMENT: Trump’s Risky Iran Policy Jeopardizes America’s Economic Security and Undercuts Middle East Stability, CAP’s Brian Katulis Says

Washington, D.C. – On November 4, the Trump administration is set to reimpose sanctions against Iran’s oil and gas industries that had been eased under the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement, possibly leading to a spike in gas prices. In response, Brian Katulis, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:...

RELEASE: CAP Submits Comments Highlighting Harmful Impacts and High Costs of Proposed Flores Rule

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress submitted a public comment opposing a proposed rule by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and U.S. Health and Human Services Department (HHS), published in the Federal Register on September 7, 2018. The rule would dissolve the Flores settlement agreement and allow the administration the ability...