STATEMENT: Biden Vaccine Plan Needed To Turn the Page on Chaotic Rollout

Washington, D.C. — Today, President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his comprehensive plan to develop, distribute, and administer COVID-19 vaccines as quickly and efficiently as possible. A cornerstone of the plan is using federal resources to stand up community vaccination clinics. Maura Calsyn, managing director of Health Policy at CAP, released the following statement on the plan:...

RELEASE: How the Biden Administration Can Leverage the Power of the Ocean in the Fight Against Climate Change

Washington, D.C. — The ocean can be a powerful source of solutions in the fight against climate change, providing up to one-fifth of the greenhouse gas emissions reductions needed to limit global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees Celsius. A new column from the Center for American Progress, Ocean Defense Initiative, and Ocean Conservancy outlines 20 actions the Biden...

STATEMENT: American Rescue Plan Is Essential to Crush the Coronavirus and Mitigate Economic Pain

Washington, D.C. — Today, President-elect Joe Biden unveiled his first legislative package -- the American Rescue Plan -- to get control of the coronavirus pandemic and provide critical financial relief to the American people, states and localities, and small businesses. Mara Rudman, executive vice president for policy at the Center for American Progress, released the...

RELEASE: New CAP Report Examines the Implications of Climate Change to the Agricultural Lending Sector

Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Center for American Progress examines the mounting threat of climate change for the agricultural finance sector. From emerging pests and diseases to changing weather patterns, the climate crisis poses extreme risks to farmers and ranchers. If left unchecked, climate change will likely devastate the agricultural economy, with...

RELEASE: New CAP Report Presents a Comprehensive Policy Blueprint To Build a More Perfect Union

Washington, D.C. — A new report published today by the Center for American Progress presents a national policy action plan for economic, social, and international rebuilding of America in the post-COVID-19 era. This comprehensive blueprint is framed in three strategic pillars: rewiring America’s economy, rebuilding America’s social safety net, and reconnecting America with the world....

RELEASE: New Report Provides the Biden Administration With a Road Map for a Better Future for LGBTQ Americans

Washington, D.C. — For the past four years, LGBTQ Americans have withstood a barrage of attacks on multiple fronts, perpetrated by an administration that displayed a blatant disregard for their dignity, health, safety, and basic human rights. Even on its way out the door, the Trump administration attempted to undermine nondiscrimination protections for transgender students and...

RELEASE: New CAP Issue Brief Recommends How Federal Laws Can Create Pathways From Education and Training to Good Jobs

Washington, D.C. — A new issue brief released today by the Center for American Progress gives recommendations for how to build a system of connected federal education and training laws and regulations based on job quality. Creating this consistency will help to shape the workforce in ways that provide good jobs for all and help...

RELEASE: CAP Report Outlines the Structural But Solvable Problem of Child Poverty in the U.S.

Washington, D.C. — The United States consistently has the highest child poverty rate of any OECD country. Nearly 11 million—or 1 in 7—children in the United States live in poverty. And systemic inequalities stretching back before the country’s founding contribute to disproportionate rates of poverty for Black, Latinx, Asian American, and Native children. And while these...

RELEASE: CAP and More Than 100 Advocacy Groups Urge GOP Leadership To Ban Supporters of QAnon and White Supremacist Ideology From Committee Assignments

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress and more than 100 advocacy groups sent a letter to Republican leadership in the U.S. House of Representatives to deny committee assignments to members who have openly promoted QAnon conspiracy theories and endorsed ideologies rooted in white supremacy. The letter comes after a mob containing many prominent...

RELEASE: Executive Actions in the First 100 Days of the Biden Administration Can Help Rebuild the Immigration System, New CAP Report Says

Washington, D.C. — The incoming Biden administration can jump-start a series of crucial immigration reforms by issuing a clear and expansive executive order in its first days in office, according to a new column released today by the Center for American Progress. Such an order would lay out a clear condemnation of the damaged system...

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Building A More Perfect Union: A Policy Blueprint for Rewiring the Economy, Rebuilding the Social Safety Net, and Reconnecting America With the World

Washington, D.C. — The next decade will prove pivotal to the future of the United States. America will either adopt an ambitious program of national rebuilding and address the serious challenges of the present day, or it will confront continued national stagnation. National rebuilding requires bold, immediate, and interlocking action to subdue a devastating pandemic,...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Adam Conner Says Twitter’s Decision To Ban Trump Is Long Overdue, Calls for All Social Platforms To Permanently Suspend His Accounts

Washington, D.C. — Today, Adam Conner, vice president of Technology Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement after Twitter announced it was permanently banning President Donald Trump from the platform, effective immediately: President Trump used his social media platforms to incite the white supremacist mob that conducted the attack on the U.S....

STATEMENT: Biden’s Nominations for Labor, Commerce, and the SBA Underscore His Commitment To Building a Stronger, More Equitable Economy

Washington, D.C. — Today, President-elect Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Boston Mayor Marty Walsh (D) as labor secretary, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo (D) as commerce secretary, and Isabel Guzman as administrator of the Small Business Administration (SBA). Following the announcement, Mara Rudman, executive vice president for Policy at the Center for American...