STATEMENT: Bipartisan Vote on Iran War Powers Is Welcome, CAP’s Kelly Magsamen Says

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Senate voted 55-45 to pass a resolution limiting the president’s power to attack Iran without congressional approval. In response, Kelly Magsamen, vice president for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Today’s bipartisan Senate vote will constrain President Donald Trump’s ability...

STATEMENT: U.S. House ERA Vote Makes Clear That There Should Be No Deadline on Gender Equality

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives voted on a resolution to nullify the deadline to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) following Virginia becoming the 38th state to ratify the amendment last month. Currently, the National Archives and Records Administration is refusing to certify the ERA due to a U.S. Department of...

STATEMENT: CAP Supports House and Senate Resolutions Condemning White House Adviser Stephen Miller

Washington, D.C. – Today, Rep. Joaquin Castro (D-TX) and Sen. Kamala Harris (D-CA) introduced resolutions in the House of Representatives and the Senate condemning the senior adviser to the president Stephen Miller for his trafficking in bigotry, hatred, and divisive political rhetoric and policies, demanding his immediate resignation. Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice president for External Affairs at the...

STATEMENT: The NO BAN Act Will Promote Religious Freedom and Prevent Future Discrimination in Immigration

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House Committee on the Judiciary voted to advance the National Origin-Based Antidiscrimination for Nonimmigrants Act, also known as the NO BAN Act, for full consideration by the U.S. House of Representatives. Sponsored by Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA) and cosponsored by 215 additional members of the House, the bill overrides President...

STATEMENT: President’s Interference in Stone Case Is Another Act of Corruption Enabled by the Senate, Says CAP’s Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. — Today, all four career federal prosecutors withdrew from the case against President Donald Trump’s friend, Roger Stone, after the U.S. Department of Justice indicated that it would reduce its sentencing recommendation. Stone was convicted for making false statements, obstructing Congress, and tampering with a witness as part of the investigation into Russian interference in the...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Christy Goldfuss Says Urgent Action Is Needed To Build a Clean Future

Washington, D.C. — Today, Sen. Tom Carper (D-DE) introduced the Clean Economy Act of 2019. In response, Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for Energy and Environment Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: President Donald Trump’s continued climate denial undermines progress and threatens our future. The United States cannot afford to...

RELEASE: New Bill Would Improve Oversight of Nation’s College Accreditors

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new column analyzing how the the Accreditation Reform Act of 2020, introduced last week by lead sponsor Rep. Lori Trahan (D-MA) and co-sponsors Reps. Madeleine Dean (D-PA) and Jahana Hayes (D-CT), would improve oversight of the nation's college accreditors. These organizations play a vital role...

STATEMENT: Brasher’s Extreme Record Makes Him Unfit for Federal Appeals Court, CAP’s Maggie Jo Buchanan Says

Washington, D.C. — As the U.S. Senate considers the confirmation of Andrew Brasher to the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Maggie Jo Buchanan, director of Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Andrew Brasher’s nomination to the 11th Circuit is an embodiment of President Donald Trump’s disregard for democracy. In addition to...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden Says Trump’s Budget Puts Wealthy Donors and Corporations Over Everyday People

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after President Donald Trump proposed his fiscal year 2021 budget: By now, three years into his presidency, Trump has made his priorities abundantly clear: massive tax cuts for his wealthy donors and corporations, paid for on the backs...

RELEASE: Ahead of White House’s Denver Meeting, New Poll Shows Americans Disapprove of President Trump’s Changes to NEPA

Washington, D.C. — A majority of Americans disapprove of a new proposal from President Donald Trump to weaken environmental protections and restrict public input in major infrastructure and energy development projects such as pipelines, according to a new poll by Hart Research Associates on behalf of the Center for American Progress. The poll also shows that the American public gives low...

STATEMENT: CAP Supports Needed Puerto Rico Aid and Urges Senate To Follow

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R.5687, a bill providing emergency spending to aid Puerto Rico's recovery from the recent devastating earthquake and aftershocks. The bill, introduced by House Appropriations Committee Chairwoman Nita Lowey (D-NY), grants $4.67 billion for continued energy recovery, repairs to the road systems damaged by recent natural emergencies, and...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz on the January 2020 Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress economist Michael Madowitz released the following statement today on the January 2020 Employment Situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Today’s objective labor market data show a stable, but much cooler economy than the one described by President Donald Trump this week. Rather than a “blue-collar boom,” the United...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Zoe Willingham Applauds Sen. Booker and Reps. Haaland and Pingree’s Visionary Framework for a Just Food System

Washington, D.C. — Today, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) along with his colleagues in the U.S. House of Representatives, Reps. Deb Haaland (D-NM) and Chellie Pingree (D-ME), introduced a resolution supporting the Farmers Bill of Rights. The Farmers Bill of Rights includes strong antitrust protections; country-of-origin labeling for agricultural products; and better government services for rural...

RELEASE: Progressive Faith Leaders Decry Trump’s Spiteful Remarks at National Prayer Breakfast

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump used his remarks at the National Prayer Breakfast to attack his political opponents and openly mock those who express their faith in public life. In response, progressive faith leaders from the Center for American Progress and partner organizations discussed how the president’s policies have had a negative effect on...