RELEASE: With the CFPB Under Threat, CAP Brief Shows How Critical the Agency Is in Protecting Vulnerable Communities from Predatory Practices

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new issue brief illustrating the importance of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, in defending consumers against predatory practices. The Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress continue to promote efforts to either eliminate the agency or change its structure, funding, or operations in ways...

RELEASE: CAP-Convened U.S.-China-Japan Trilateral Dialogue Shows Importance of Working with ASEAN Countries on Issues of Common Interest

Washington, D.C. — Over the past decade, Southeast Asia’s economic and geopolitical profile in the world has risen dramatically. Governments and multinational companies across the world are ramping up engagement with the region—most notably, the United States, China, and Japan. While Southeast Asian countries welcome this attention and—sometimes—competition among the three countries, it is clear...

STATEMENT: Trump’s Anti-Environmental Executive Order is a Disaster for the Health of Americans and the Environment, Says CAP’s Christy Goldfuss

Washington, D.C. — Christy Goldfuss, Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's expected executive order: President Trump's executive order is a costly set of bad ideas ripped from the talking points of the oil industry, coal company executives, and...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on DOJ Threat to Withhold Federal Funds from Sanctuary Cities

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress experts are available to comment today following Attorney General Jeff Sessions' announcement regarding potentially withholding billions of dollars in U.S. Department of Justice funds to punish so-called sanctuary jurisdictions. These funds are essential to community policing efforts and community safety. The Trump administration, however, is threatening an action that...

STATEMENT: The ACA and the Resistance Are Working, Says CAP’s Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement after President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) cancelled twice in 24 hours a vote in the House of Representatives to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or ACA: The American people have roundly rejected Trumpcare,...

STATEMENT: With KXL Approval, Trump Again Favors Corporate Interests Over the American People, Says CAP’s Christy Goldfuss

Washington, D.C. — Christy Goldfuss, Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement in response to the State Department's approval of the Keystone XL pipeline: By approving the Keystone XL pipeline, President Donald Trump once again offered another hollow promise and prioritized corporate profits and foreign...

STATEMENT: CAP on American Health Care Act Vote Delay

Washington, D.C. – Topher Spiro, Vice President for Health Policy for the Center for American Progress, released the following statement responding to the House of Representatives’ postponement of a vote on the American Health Care Act, or AHCA: The House’s failure to hold a vote on the AHCA as planned tonight is a testament to...

ADVISORY: TeachStrong: States and Districts Leading the Way

Washington, D.C. — Now more than ever, states and districts have a critical role to play in moving the TeachStrong agenda forward by supporting and strengthening the quality of the teaching workforce to ensure that all students, especially those from low-income families, are taught by great teachers. At a Center for American Progress event, the...

RELEASE: New Report Offers Vision for Revitalizing Rural Economies by Rethinking Forest Policy

Report offers concrete, bipartisan solutions to strengthen rural communities through investments in outdoor recreation, sustainable forest products and natural infrastructure Washington, D.C. — As the U.S. Senate Committee on Agriculture today considers President Donald Trump's nominee for secretary of agriculture, who has no background whatsoever in forest policy or land management, the Center for American Progress...

RELEASE: Turkey Could Vote for a Presidential System, Could Institutionalize Erdoğan’s Grip on Power for Another Generation

Report Analyzes Constitutional Amendments Facing Nationwide Referendum, Potential Impact on Turkey’s Democratic Institutions Washington, D.C. — The Turkish people will vote next month on a package of constitutional amendments that would dramatically consolidate power into the hands of the president and undo decades of parliamentary governance. For Turkey’s current president, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the...

RELEASE: The Trump Administration Must Recognize that Water Security Due to Climate Change Puts Americans at Risk

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. military, intelligence community, America’s closest allies, scientific experts, and many international organizations all count climate change as a threat multiplier with the potential to put U.S. national security at risk. Yet, early actions from the Trump administration have ignored these concerns, opting instead to cut funding to vital government agencies and...

UPDATE: Coverage Losses By Congressional District Under House ACA Repeal Bill

Update: The Center for American Progress has issued a correction for data provided in the state-by-state report outlined below revealing coverage losses by congressional district. CAP's district-by-district estimates have been updated to correct the Congressional Budget Office's, or CBO's estimates of changes in Medicaid coverage and to correct the numbers of North Dakotans and Louisianans enrolled...

RELEASE: While Trump Is a Danger to the Climate, There Is Hope In the Resistance

Washington, D.C. — Contrary to their own rhetoric, President Donald Trump and his administration do not have a mandate to undo years of progress in the battle against climate change. The president has made clear that he intends to pursue a special interest-driven agenda that denies the existence of climate change and seeks to undo basic environmental...