STATEMENT: Michigan State Senate Bills Will Help Make Child Care More Affordable and Accessible for Working Families, Says CAP’s Winnie Stachelberg

Washington, D.C. — State senators in Michigan this week introduced a package of five bills to improve the state’s child care program to better address the needs of families and children served. Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: In Michigan, annual costs at a child care center average more...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Kate Bahn on November 2016 Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Kate Bahn released the following statement today on the November 2016 employment situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS. This month’s job report, which included 178,000 new jobs added and a surprisingly low unemployment rate of 4.6 percent, signals that the labor market is tightening—which...

STATEMENT: Congress Should Not Take Civilian Control of Military Lightly, Even if Gen. Mattis Would Be Check on Trump’s Worst Instincts, Says CAP’s Vikram Singh

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Vice President for National Security and International Policy Vikram Singh issued the following statement on news reports that President-elect Donald Trump has chosen Gen. James Mattis as the next secretary of defense: Over his 43 years of service in the Marine Corps—from infantry platoon leader to commander of American forces...

ADVISORY: CAP to Host Delaware Gov. Jack Markell, Panel of Experts to Discuss the Landscape for LGBT Equality at the State and Local Levels

RSVP to attend this event. Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress will host Delaware Gov. Jack Markell (D) to discuss the future of the movement for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality in the face of a hostile federal and state legislative landscape. Gov. Markel will speak on the larger role of governors...

RELEASE: Voters Across the Nation Adopted Democracy Solutions On Election Day, Showing Interest in Revitalizing Democracy and Rebalancing Government

Washington, D.C. — Voters across the country adopted democracy reforms through ballot initiatives to empower citizens and constrain the power of wealthy special interests in government, declares a new issue brief published today by the Center for American Progress. In "Americans Demand Democracy at the Polls," Liz Kennedy and Danielle Root lay out the democracy and government reforms...

RELEASE: New CAP Brief Shows How Trump’s Infrastructure Proposal Is Fatally Flawed

Washington, D.C. — President-elect Donald Trump’s fatally flawed infrastructure proposal enriches Wall Street investors while passing the bill to middle-class Americans in the form of high tolls and other user fees, a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress explains. In the place of actual federal spending on critical projects, President-elect Trump has...

RELEASE: New Study Finds Proposed Monument Surrounding Grand Canyon National Park Is One of the Wildest Places in the West

Washington, D.C. — Grand Canyon National Park is one of the most iconic natural areas in the United States. However, the lands and watershed surrounding the park are being threatened by increased development, logging, and a resurgence of uranium mining posing a serious risk to tribal communities, drinking water, and wildlife in the region. The Center...