RELEASE: Phoenix Home to 31,000 Dreamers and TPS/DED Holders Eligible for the Dream and Promise Act

Washington, D.C. — As Congress prepares to debate H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, a new Center for American Progress analysis provides estimates on the local impact of Dreamers and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients in Phoenix—immigrants who would be put on a pathway to citizenship under H.R. 6. The analysis provides data on...

RELEASE: Chicago Home to 37,000 Dreamers and TPS/DED Holders Eligible for the Dream and Promise Act

Washington, D.C. — As Congress prepares to debate H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, a new Center for American Progress analysis provides estimates on the local impact of Dreamers and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients in Chicago—immigrants who would be put on a pathway to citizenship under H.R. 6. The analysis provides data on...

RELEASE: Miami Home to 13,100 Dreamers and TPS/DED Holders Eligible for the Dream and Promise Act

Washington, D.C. — As Congress prepares to debate H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, a new Center for American Progress analysis provides estimates on the local impact of Dreamers and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients in Miami—immigrants who would be put on a pathway to citizenship under H.R. 6. The analysis provides data on...

RELEASE: New York City Home to 109,400 Dreamers and TPS/DED Holders Eligible for the Dream and Promise Act

Washington, D.C. — As Congress prepares to debate H.R. 6, the American Dream and Promise Act, a new Center for American Progress analysis provides estimates on the local impact of Dreamers and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) and Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients in New York City—immigrants who would be put on a pathway to citizenship under H.R. 6. The analysis provides...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden on ThinkProgress Video

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today: The orientation of CAP is to positively engage with all political leaders about the country’s future. ThinkProgress is editorially independent of CAP and CAP Action, which is what has made it valuable as a news outlet. Similarly, we...

STATEMENT: Bernhardt Is a Far Cry From the Leader the Interior Department Needs, CAP’s Christy Goldfuss Says

Washington, D.C. — After the Senate voted today to confirm David Bernhardt as secretary of the interior, Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president of Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Today, the Senate voted to put a former oil industry lobbyist in charge of the Interior Department. As...

RELEASE: Protecting Religious Liberty Is No Excuse to Discriminate, CAP Report Says

Washington, D.C. – Laws aimed at protecting the freedom of religion are increasingly being used to justify discrimination against vulnerable communities, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. Religious minorities, women, people of color, nonreligious people and the LGBTQ community all have been targets of the growing abuse of harmful religious...

RELEASE: New Report Looks at How To Improve Long-Term Supports and Services in America

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new report looking at strategies for improving long-term supports and services (LTSS) and supporting the direct care workforce. It also comes as more proposals to achieve universal health care, including CAP's Medicare Extra for All, are including coverage for LTSS in the public insurance program's benefit package. The report looks...

RELEASE: Democracy Reforms That Build on H.R. 1

Washington, D.C. — Last month, the U.S. House of Representatives passed a once-in-a-generation legislative package focused on curbing the culture of corruption and protecting voting rights in the United States. This legislation—the For the People Act, or H.R.1—passed with unanimous support from House Democrats, many of whom were elected in November 2018 on the promise...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden Praises Introduction of the Working Families Tax Relief Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, Sens. Sherrod Brown (D-OH), Michael Bennet (D-CO), Ron Wyden (D-OR), and Dick Durbin (D-IL), along with 44 co-sponsors, introduced the Working Families Tax Relief Act, which would expand the earned income tax credit (EITC) and child tax credit (CTC). If enacted, this legislation would boost economic security for 44 million households and bring approximately...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Danyelle Solomon Applauds Introduction of Democracy Restoration Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, Sen. Benjamin L. Cardin (D-MD) introduced the Democracy Restoration Act of 2019, a bill to restore federal voting rights to all Americans with felony convictions upon release from prison. In response, Danyelle Solomon, vice president for Race and Ethnicity Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: The...

STATEMENT: CAP and Generation Progress Applaud the REAL Act, Call on Congress to Reinstate Pell Grants for Incarcerated Individuals

Washington, D.C. — Today, Sen. Brian Schatz (D-HI), joined by Sens. Mike Lee (R-UT) and Dick Durbin (D-IL), introduced the REAL Act, which would reinstate Pell Grant eligibility for incarcerated individuals. Rep. Danny Davis (D-IL) introduced a companion bill in the U.S. House of Representatives alongside Reps. Jim Banks (R-IN), French Hill (R-AR), and Barbara...

STATEMENT: The BE HEARD Act Would Empower Workers to Fight Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

Washington, D.C. — Today, Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) introduced the Bringing an End to Harassment by Enhancing Accountability and Rejecting Discrimination (BE HEARD) in the Workplace Act, a bill to support workers by expanding protections from sexual harassment in the workplace and and improving transparency surrounding these incidents. Jocelyn Frye,...

STATEMENT: Fed Proposals Leave the U.S. Financial System More Fragile and Taxpayers Exposed to Risk of Another Crash, Says CAP’s Gregg Gelzinis

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Federal Reserve Board of Governors issued two proposals that would change living wills requirements for banks and would modify the application of certain rules to foreign banks. In response, Gregg Gelzinis, policy analyst for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: Today, the Fed added to its...