RELEASE: A Guide to Countering Violent Extremism in the Age of Trump

Washington, D.C. — When it comes to countering violent extremism in the Middle East, the Trump administration should abandon its harmful rhetoric and focus instead on thoughtful strategies that uphold American values of pluralism and inclusivity, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. The report explains that while the administration has...

STATEMENT: Changes to Gainful Employment Are Extralegal and Don’t Prioritize Student Interests, Says CAP’s Ben Miller

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Education, led by Secretary Betsy DeVos, announced a new process that will improperly allow hundreds of programs that leave their graduates with too much debt compared with their earnings to avoid sanctions. The change relates to the appeals rights afforded to programs that risk consequences under the gainful...

RELEASE: Trump Sabotage Will Increase Health Insurance Premiums Up to $2,500 Next Year

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress released an analysis showing how Trump’s threats to sabotage the Affordable Care Act will send marketplace premiums soaring while also driving insurers out of the market next year. CAP’s column comes on the heels of a Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report showing that premiums and the federal deficit will...

RELEASE: The Vulnerabilities of America’s Dangerously Insecure Election Infrastructure Can Be Addressed by Adopting 9 Common-Sense Solutions Outlined in New CAP Brief

Washington, D.C. — America's election infrastructure as it exists today is dangerously insecure and susceptible to hacking, machine malfunctioning, and Election Day disruption. But there are nine common-sense solutions that, if adopted, would address the vulnerabilities in the nation's election infrastructure and strengthen the security of America's elections, says a new issue brief published today...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden Reacts to Trump’s Latest Comments on Charlottesville

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement in response to President Donald Trump's latest remarks regarding the white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia: Progressives in this country have one aim: to expand the circle of equality and opportunity in America. The alt-right movement aims to...

STATEMENT: CBO Says Ending CSRs Would Raise Premiums, Increase Deficit

Washington, D.C. — Sam Berger, senior policy adviser at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement after the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released a report showing the impact of the Trump administration terminating cost-sharing reduction (CSR) subsidies in an effort to sabotage the Affordable Care Act (ACA): The CBO’s report shows that if President Trump...

RELEASE: New CAP Report Calls for Open Data Standard to Enhance the Quality and Availability of Online Job Postings

Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Center for American Progress examines how to improve the labor market for job seekers, employers, and training programs through the adoption and use of an open data standard—consistent, machine-readable formats for how information is published online.​ The report makes the case that the labor market would benefit from...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden Condemns Racist and Derogatory Rhetoric and Behavior in Charlottesville, VA

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, has issued the following statement regarding the events transpiring in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend: The events in Charlottesville, Virginia, this weekend are another stark and disturbing reminder that violent extremism continues to exist in our neighborhoods and communities. All of us at...

RELEASE: Attorney General Jeff Sessions Is Taking Civil Rights Enforcement Back to the 1980s, Says Vanita Gupta

Washington D.C. — Following last week’s announcement from the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) to investigate and sue universities for implementing affirmative action admissions policies, Michele Jawando and Igor Volsky, co-hosts of the “Thinking CAP” podcast, sit down with Vanita Gupta, the former head of the DOJ’s civil rights division and president and CEO of the Leadership...

EVENT ADVISORY: CAP Hosts Exclusive Conversation on the Power of Black Media and Journalists During the Trump Administration

Martha’s Vineyard, MA — On Monday, August 14, 2017, the Center for American Progress and Progress 2050 will host an exclusive conversation on the power of the black media and journalists during the Trump administration, featuring a panel of distinguished guests that include Jamelle Bouie, chief political correspondent at Slate Magazine; Joe Madison, host of...

RELEASE: The Trump Administration Is Escalating its War on People of Color By Undermining Affirmative Action

Washington, D.C. — Despite the clear evidence supporting affirmative action policies in education—and despite the Supreme Court’s ruling that race-conscious admissions programs are constitutional—the Trump administration is diverting the division’s resources to attack affirmative action efforts nationwide. Today, a new column from the Center for American Progress addresses how the Trump administration is seeking to...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Kate Bahn on the July 2017 Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Kate Bahn released the following statement today on the July 2017 employment situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: The July 2017 jobs report shows the economy continuing to add jobs, with 209,000 jobs added in July, an unemployment rate of 4.3 percent, and year-over-year wage growth...

RELEASE: Janaye Ingram, National Women’s March Organizer, and Alencia Johnson of Planned Parenthood Join ‘Thinking CAP’ Podcast to Discuss Black Women in the Resistance

Washington, D.C. — On the heels of a painful rumor that the U.S. Department of Justice plans to designate resources to sue universities over affirmative action admissions policies—yet another unfriendly action from the Trump administration toward people of color, Michele Jawando and Igor Volsky, co-hosts of the “Thinking CAP” podcast, sit down to discuss the...

RELEASE: City of Charlotte Needs a Climate Change Strategy That Helps Working-Class Communities, Says New CAP Report

Washington, D.C. — The city of Charlotte, North Carolina, should develop a comprehensive strategy for dealing with climate change that is centered around equity and racial justice, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. The report explains how rising global temperatures leave the region more vulnerable to debilitating heat waves, water...