RELEASE: Trump Administration Would Save Insurers Billions by Undermining Health Care Protections

Washington, D.C. — Insurance companies could save billions of dollars under the Trump administration’s move to undermine patient and consumer protections under the Affordable Care Act, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) wants to undercut an existing rule that bars discrimination...

EVENT ADVISORY: Responding to the Mueller Investigation: A Conversation With Rep. Adam Schiff

Washington, D.C. — Please join the Center for American Progress for a conversation with Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), chairman of the U.S. House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, ahead of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s testimony. The discussion will focus on the findings of Mueller’s investigation, House activity to address these findings, and efforts underway...

RELEASE: With Dodd-Frank Weakened Ahead of 9th Anniversary, CAP Releases Major New Proposal To Protect Economy by Strengthening Regulation of Shadow Banks

Washington, D.C. — With the landmark financial regulation law known as Dodd-Frank set to turn 9 this month—weakened since enactment as a result of actions by conservative judges, Congress, and the Trump administration—the Center for American Progress today released a new proposal that seeks to substantially improve the regulation and oversight of systemic shadow banks....

Environmental Justice and National Environmental Groups Advance a Historic Joint Climate Platform

Washington, D.C. — To confront the widening dangers of our climate crisis, leading U.S. environmental justice and national environmental groups today are advancing for the first time an Equitable and Just National Climate Platform. This bold and historic platform highlights a shared vision and calls for national climate action that confronts racial, economic, and environmental injustice...

EVENT ADVISORY: Laboratories for Corruption: How Special Interests Are Driving Harmful State Policies

Washington, D.C. — States have long been lauded as “laboratories of democracy,” where new ideas and practices can be tested and refined. Often, state laboratories serve as models for implementing affirmative policies that better people's lives and make government more efficient. But this is not always the case. Some states have been used as testing grounds...

RELEASE: Political Interference in the Patient-Provider Relationship Threatens Women’s Health

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new issue brief looking at the various ways politicians at the federal and state levels are interfering with doctors’ ability to give patients quality, medically accurate reproductive health care, including abortion care. As the brief outlines, the patient-provider relationship is especially critical for people...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Danyelle Solomon Applauds House Condemnation of Trump’s Racist Comments

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted largely along party lines to condemn President Donald Trump’s racist tweets directed at Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), Ilhan Omar (D-MN), Ayanna Pressley (D-MA), and Rashida Tlaib (D-MI). Following the vote, Danyelle Solomon, vice president of Race and Ethnicity Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the...

RELEASE: New Analysis Finds Paid Leave Exclusively for New Children Falls Well Short of Workers’ Needs

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new brief that looks at the real reasons workers take family and medical leave, making the case for comprehensive paid family and medical leave. The brief follows the release of President Donald Trump's budget and the introduction of paid leave proposals in the U.S. Senate that would provide paid leave only...

STATEMENT: Trump’s New Asylum Rule Is Illegal, Plain and Simple, Says CAP’s Tom Jawetz

Washington, D.C. — Last night, news broke that the Trump administration will release an interim final rule (IFR) denying asylum to anyone who traveled through another country, such as Mexico, before requesting protection in the United States. In response, Tom Jawetz, vice president of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: The IFR posted this morning...

RELEASE: New CAP Analysis Uncovers Persistent Discrimination Against African American Borrowers in the Housing Market

Washington, D.C. — New analysis from the Center for American Progress uncovers numerous signs of persistent residential segregation among African American home mortgage borrowers, a troubling finding as the Trump administration continues to weaken or roll back fair housing policies and integration remedies. "Although the Fair Housing Act has succeeded in eliminating the most blatant...

STATEMENT: New Domestic Workers Legislation Is a Model for Workplace Standards in the 21st Century, Says CAP’s Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress endorsed new bicameral legislation—the National Domestic Workers Bill of Rights—introduced by Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) and Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA). The bill will ensure basic workplace protections for the more than 2 million domestic workers in the United States, most of whom are women of color and immigrants. Neera...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Kelly Magsamen Praises House Passage of National Defense Authorization Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the National Defense Authorization Act, which prohibits the unauthorized military force against Iran, reverses President Donald Trump's policy barring most transgender people from serving in the military by codifying non-discrimination protections, and provides 12 weeks of paid family medical leave to federal employees for qualified...

STATEMENT: Trump Executive Order on Census Would Openly Defy Supreme Court Ruling, CAP’s Sam Berger Says

Washington, D.C. — Following reports that President Donald Trump is considering an executive order or other directive to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census, Sam Berger, vice president of Democracy and Government Reform at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: This is nothing short of open defiance of a U.S. Supreme...

RELEASE: CAP, Democracy Forward Appeal the Trump Administration’s Concealment of Records Relating to the Deaths of Migrants in Federal Custody

Washington, D.C. —Today, the Center for American Progress and Democracy Forward Foundation appealed the denial of requests for public records relating to the deaths of Jakelin Amei Rosmery Caal Maquin and Felipe Gómez Alonzo, the first two children to pass away while in U.S. Border Patrol custody in at least a decade. CAP also filed an inadequate...