RELEASE: Ending DACA Would Hurt the Economies of Many U.S. Metropolitan Areas, New Column Finds

Washington, D.C. — As the  U.S. Supreme Court prepares to decide the legality of the Trump administration ending the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA)—and with it, the fate of thousands of DACA recipients starting this November—a new column released today by the Center for American Progress digs into the major role DACA recipients play in...

STATEMENT: On the 2-Year Anniversary of Hurricane Maria, the Trump Administration Continues to Fail Puerto Rico

Washington, D.C. —  Two years after Hurricane Maria made landfall on the island of Puerto Rico, Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Two years have passed since Hurricane Maria destroyed Puerto Rico, and today we remember the more than 3,000 people who died as a result of the worst...

STATEMENT: Senate Move to Fund Election Security Is Welcome, But Far More Is Needed to Counter Threat of Interference, CAP’s Sam Berger Says

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee passed an amendment that would provide $250 million in additional federal funding to help states improve election security. In response, Sam Berger, vice president of Democracy and Government Reform at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: After sustained public outcry following the Mueller report,...

STATEMENT: New Senate Proposal Fails To Address Key Issues in Higher Education

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced a piecemeal plan to reform the Higher Education Act. Ben Miller, vice president for Postsecondary Education at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement responding to the proposal: Chairman Alexander's proposal fails to address the greatest challenges confronting America's higher education system—from meager state funding and...

RELEASE: California’s Proposed High Desert Corridor Freeway Runs Counter to Region’s Environmental and Land Use Goals

Washington, D. C. — Southern California's proposed High Deseret Corridor (HDC) is the latest infrastructure project to be named to the Center for American Progress' "White Elephant Watch" series. The series highlights projects that epitomize the worst of the United States' approach to infrastructure, which focuses heavily on funding without looking at the effects of the...

RELEASE: Implementing High-Quality Math Pathways Could Improve College and Career Readiness

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new report looking at how implementing high-quality, evidence-backed math pathways can better prepare students for college and/or career upon graduation. The report outlines how these pathways can offer students faster access to credit-bearing college math courses; reduce inequities in remediation rates for Black and Latinx...

RELEASE: The U.S. Department of Education Is Failing to Provide Sufficient Oversight of College Accreditors

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new report looking at how effectively the U.S. Department of Education monitors the agencies tasked with overseeing America's higher education programs. The report includes an overview and history of what rules Congress put in place for the department to monitor these agencies, how the...

STATEMENT: House Prescription Drugs Plan Is a Bold Start and Should Be Broadened to Bring Families Desperately Needed Relief

Washington, D.C. — Today, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi unveiled H.R. 3, the Lower Drugs Costs Now Act, a bill that would allow the federal government to negotiate prescription drug prices for hundreds of the nation's most expensive prescription drugs and extend those negotiated prices to all Americans, regardless of their source of coverage. Topher...

RELEASE: 5th Annual DACA Survey Shows What’s at Stake in the Supreme Court This November

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress; the U.S. Immigration Policy Center at the University of California, San Diego; United We Dream; and the National Immigration Law Center released the results of their 5th annual survey of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) recipients. The survey reveals the profound impact that the program has had...

STATEMENT: Trump’s Scalia Nomination Is One More Broken Promise for American Workers

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions will hold a confirmation hearing on President Donald Trump's labor secretary nominee, Eugene Scalia. Scalia has a long history of defending corporations in their attempts to violate workers' rights and has an especially egregious track record when it comes to women's...

STATEMENT: Trump Administration Peddles Discredited Legal Theories to Attack California Car Standard, Says CAP’s Christy Goldfuss

Washington, D.C. — Ahead of the Trump administration's planned announcement revoking California's ability to set its own standards for vehicle pollution, Center for American Progress Senior Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy Christy Goldfuss released the following statement: As youth across America plan to strike for climate action, today’s move by President Donald Trump and...

RELEASE: New CAP Report Demonstrates the Role Labor Unions Could Play in Delivering Public Benefits

Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Center for American Progress looks at the success of the Ghent system, in which trade unions help deliver government-sponsored unemployment benefits. Widely applied in a handful of European countries, the United States also has a number of Ghent-like policies that help address worker training, enforcement of labor regulations, and...

STATEMENT: New Information Regarding Justice Kavanaugh Shows Need for Full Congressional Investigation, CAP’s Winnie Stachelberg Says

Washington, D.C. — After new information regarding allegations of sexual misconduct against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh from his time as a student at Yale University, Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice president for External Affairs at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: This disturbing new information shows that we have even more reason to...

STATEMENT: U.S. Must Take Diplomatic Steps to Reduce Tensions Following Attack on Saudi Oil Facilities, CAP’s Kelly Magsamen Says

Washington, D.C. — Following the attack on Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities, Kelly Magsamen, vice president for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: The attack against Saudi Arabia’s oil facilities this weekend is a dangerous escalation that risks getting America caught in another disastrous war in the...

RELEASE: 10 Finalists Announced in ‘Moonshot for Kids’ Competition

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress and the Thomas B. Fordham Institute announced the selection of 10 finalists in its joint “Moonshot for Kids” contest. The competition is part of a yearlong project to gather ideas for new education research and development investments. The goal is to generate new, evidence-backed proposals to substantially improve outcomes that...