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STATEMENT: Ending the Moratorium Now Will Lead to the Worst Eviction Crisis in U.S. History

Washington, D.C. — Without further action, the national eviction moratorium will expire, leaving millions of people vulnerable to losing their homes. In response to this looming humanitarian crisis, Jaboa Lake, senior policy analyst for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: The federal eviction moratoriums and other...

RELEASE: New Data on the Black-White Wealth Gap Before and During the Pandemic

Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress shows that the long-standing Black-white wealth gap hurt Black households’ ability to weather the COVID-19 pandemic. It also describes how, without policy interventions, the pandemic may lead to a widening of the wealth gap between Black and white Americans. Even before the pandemic, centuries...

RELEASE: New CAP Column and Brief Detail How Drug Pricing Legislation Would Lower Costs for Patients, Employers, and Taxpayers

Washington, D.C. — As Congress begins advancing President Joe Biden's Build Back Better agenda, one of the key topics the American people say should be Congress' top priority is lowering the cost of prescription drugs. Key drug pricing proposals being debated by Congress include empowering Medicare to negotiate for lower drug prices, preventing drug prices...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Maggie Jo Buchanan Calls for Meaningful Investigation into the FBI and Trump White House’s Handling of the Kavanaugh Confirmation

Washington, D.C. — Today, The New York Times reported on new details about the FBI’s handling of sexual assault allegations made against Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his 2018 confirmation hearing. In response, Maggie Jo Buchanan, director of Courts and Legal Reform at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: The Supreme Court plays...

STATEMENT: Tracy Stone-Manning Will Be a Leader and Partner for Rural and Tribal Communities at BLM

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee voted on the nomination of Tracy Stone-Manning to lead the Bureau of Land Management. In response, Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Mark Haggerty released the following statement: Living in Montana, I first met Tracy Stone-Manning as she negotiated complex restoration and conservation...

EVENT ADVISORY: Expanding Disability Rights in the Time of COVID-19

Washington, D.C. — This month marks the 31st anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the landmark federal legislation that provided basic civil rights protections for disabled people. Yet over the past year, the United States has seen incredible inequities amplified by the pandemic, which have resulted in hundreds of thousands of disabled people...

STATEMENT: President Biden’s Contractor Minimum Wage Executive Order Will Improve Lives and Close Pay Disparities

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Labor announced a notice of proposed rulemaking to establish standards and procedures to implement and enforce Executive Order 14026, “Increasing the Minimum Wage for Federal Contractors,” signed by President Joe Biden in April. By issuing the notice, the U.S. Department of Labor is opening up a public comment period on...

STATEMENT: CAP’s John Podesta and Christy Goldfuss Praise Biden Administration’s Justice40 Implementation Guidance

Washington, D.C. — Today, the White House released interim guidance for implementing the Justice40 Initiative, a commitment from the Biden administration to distribute 40 percent of all climate and clean energy investment benefits to disadvantaged and overburdened communities. These recommendations include directing agencies to devise methods to quantify investment benefits, identifying pilot programs to provide...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Maggie Jo Buchanan Praises Confirmation Vote for Tiffany Cunningham to Serve on the Federal Circuit

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate confirmed Tiffany Cunningham to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, making her the first Black judge to sit on that court. In response, Maggie Jo Buchanan, director of Courts and Legal Reform at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Tiffany Cunningham...

EVENT ADVISORY: Students Must Have a Seat at the Table in Federal Policymaking

Washington, D.C. —  As of 2018, there were 53.1 million K-12 students in the United States. Despite students under the age of 18 comprising the largest population of educational stakeholders and being among the most affected by education policy decisions, they are rarely included in education governance at any level. Federal policymakers must meaningfully involve...

STATEMENT: Today’s Cruel Court Ruling on DACA Underscores the Need for Immediate Congressional Action, CAP’s Philip E. Wolgin Says

Washington, D.C. — Today, a federal judge in Texas ruled against the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, halting new applications from being adjudicated, though staying—at least for now—a decision with regard to current recipients. In Texas v. United States, U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen sided with the challenge put forward in 2018 by...

STATEMENT: Tongass Protection a Key Step Toward Biden Climate, Conservation Goals

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Biden administration is expected to formally issue protections for the Tongass National Forest, reversing former President Donald Trump's decision to allow industrial-scale logging of old-growth trees and road building in nearly 9 million acres of forest. In response, Center for American Progress Senior Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy Christy...