STATEMENT: CAP Applauds House Passage of NO BAN Act, Urges Senate To Take Action

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act (H.R. 1333), also known as the NO BAN Act. Sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), the bill would repeal the travel bans implemented by the Trump administration, which separated families and unfairly targeted refugees and Muslim and African...

RELEASE: Lawmakers, National Security Experts, Civil Rights Leaders Call for Renewed Commitment To End White Supremacist Violence

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, members of Congress and experts on national security, faith, technology policy, and civil rights issues called for a renewed national commitment to combat white supremacist violence. The comments came during a joint event sponsored by the Center for American Progress and the McCain Institute for International Leadership. CAP and the...

STATEMENT: Wyden Tax Credits Bill Would Transform the Clean Energy Economy

Washington, D.C. — Today, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) released the Clean Energy for America Act, a bill to simplify and extend clean energy tax credits vital to the creation of a 100 percent clean energy economy. Center for American Progress Senior Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy Christy Goldfuss released the following statement applauding the...

RELEASE: CAP and the McCain Institute Present a National Blueprint To End White Supremacist Violence

Washington, D.C. – Over the past four years, white supremacist violence has spread across the United States at an alarming rate, emerging as a top national security threat that must be confronted and stopped in its tracks. Today, the Center for American Progress and the McCain Institute for International Leadership are releasing a bipartisan policy...

STATEMENT: CAP’s John Podesta on the Passing of Vice President Walter Mondale

Washington, D.C. — John Podesta, founder of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today on the passing of former Vice President Walter "Fritz" Mondale: Walter Mondale rose from humble beginnings to extraordinary heights. As a member of the U.S. Army, as well as attorney general for Minnesota, a senator, the country's vice president, and finally...

RELEASE: CAP Welcomes Senator Doug Jones as a Distinguished Senior Fellow

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress welcomed former Alabama Sen. Doug Jones (D) as a distinguished senior fellow. At CAP, Jones will focus on racial equity and social justice issues, as well as criminal justice and democracy reform. “Sen. Jones has been a leader in the fight for civil rights for decades,” said John Podesta, founder of the Center for...

RELEASE: Nicole Lee Ndumele Named Vice President of Racial Equity and Justice at CAP

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress announced that Nicole Lee Ndumele will be its new vice president of Racial Equity and Justice. In this role, Ndumele will lead the organization’s cross-cutting work to advance bold, large-scale policy solutions, from the economy to the education and justice systems, that meet the long-standing challenge...

RELEASE: How the Biden Administration Can Better Support Justice-Impacted Students Pursuing Higher Education

Washington, D.C. — Today, as part of an ongoing research series to mark Second Chance Month, the Center for American Progress released a new column examining three strategies the Biden administration can pursue to support justice-impacted students pursuing higher education. The piece focuses on three key policy changes, including limiting the use of criminal records information in...

STATEMENT: CAP Responds to President Biden’s Failure To Raise Refugee Admissions

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Joe Biden signed an executive order to speed up refugee admissions into the United States, while leaving in place the historically low fiscal year 2021 admissions goal of 15,000 refugees set by the previous administration. Mara Rudman, executive vice president for policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the...

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: A Blueprint for Ending White Supremacist Violence

Washington, D.C. — White supremacist violence in the United States is not new, but in recent years, it has become a top national security threat. In October 2020, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security concluded that racially and ethnically motivated violent extremists, particularly white supremacist extremists, are “the most persistent and lethal threat in the...

RELEASE: California’s Climate Policy Offers Valuable Lessons for Biden Administration, CAP Report Says

Washington, D.C. — The Biden administration can learn valuable lessons from California’s science-based, whole-of-government approach to climate policy, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. The report describes how California has created one of the most comprehensive climate policy landscapes in the world, highlighting both strengths and challenges. These policy innovations...

STATEMENT: To Recover From the First ‘She-Cession’ and Fight Pervasive Pay Discrimination, the Senate Must Act on House-Passed Paycheck Fairness Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act, sending the bill once again to the U.S. Senate for action. Among other steps, the legislation would provide critical new tools to combat pay discrimination by strengthening the scope of equal pay protections, bolstering enforcement mechanisms, enhancing pay data collection, and...

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: U.S. Trade Representative Katherine Tai on Greening U.S. Trade Policy

Washington, D.C. — On March 17, Ambassador Katherine Tai was confirmed as U.S. Trade Representative by a unanimous vote in the Senate. During the confirmation process, Ambassador Tai emphasized the important role U.S. trade policy can play in protecting the environment and contributing to collective solutions to the climate crisis. U.S. trade agreements—including the recently...

STATEMENT: CAP’s John Podesta Praises Nomination of Winnie Stachelberg as Assistant Secretary, Department of the Interior

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Biden administration announced the nomination of Winnie Stachelberg for assistant secretary for policy, management, and budget at the U.S. Department of the Interior. In response, John Podesta, founder of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: Winnie Stachelberg has been a courageous leader, a visionary strategist, and a treasured...