RELEASE: CAP Paper Outlines Terms for Renewing U.S.-Egypt Ties

Washington, D.C. — The relationship between Washington and Cairo has been troubled in recent years by an outdated framework for ties, unmet expectations, and deepening mutual mistrust amid Egypt’s unrest. President Donald Trump, however, has taken a starkly different tone to U.S.-Egypt relations than his predecessors, lavishing unqualified praise on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Vikram Singh on Choice of Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster as National Security Adviser

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Vice President for National Security and International Policy Vikram Singh issued the following statement on the news that President Donald Trump has chosen Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster to replace the ousted Michael Flynn as national security adviser: The appointment of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to serve as national security adviser marks a...

RELEASE: New CAP, Brookings, and Bipartisan Policy Center Report Looks at Representation Gaps in American Politics

Click here to watch a livestream of today’s related event, “States of Change: Demographic Shifts, Representation Gaps, and America’s Future,” starting at 8:30am EST.  Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress, the Brookings Institution, and the Bipartisan Policy Center released a new report from the States of Change: Demographics and Democracy project, looking...

RELEASE: U.S. Companies are Investing in Climate Resilient Infrastructure, the United States Must Also

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. private sector is already learning the lessons from extreme weather caused by climate change. Companies throughout the country are investing billions to protect their infrastructure. Even the oil companies—notorious climate change deniers—are protecting their multibillion-dollar infrastructure assets from rising sea levels, more severe storms and hotter temperatures. However, as the Oroville...

RELEASE: On Millionaires’ Valentine’s Day, CAP Releases New Analysis Highlighting Effect of Inequality on the Social Security Trust Funds

Washington, D.C. — In 2017, February 16 is Valentine’s Day for millionaires—the day the last of America’s millionaires stop contributing to Social Security for the entire year. An updated analysis from the Center for American Progress demonstrates the extent to which rising earnings inequality has negatively affected Social Security, threatening the program's long-term financial health. The analysis reveals how stagnant wages for working families—coupled with soaring incomes for...

STATEMENT: New Labor Secretary Nominee Alexander Acosta Should Put Workers First, Says CAP’s Karla Walter

Washington, D.C. — Today, less than a day after embattled Labor Secretary nominee Andrew Puzder withdrew his name from consideration, President Donald Trump announced that Alexander Acosta is his new pick to run the department. Acosta is currently the dean of Florida International University College of Law and previously served as assistant attorney general for...

ADVISORY: CAP to Host Panel on Setting the Terms for the U.S.-Egypt Relationship

Click here to RSVP. Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress will host a discussion on the future of U.S.-Egypt relations, featuring Mokhtar Awad from George Washington University’s Program on Extremism, Eric Trager from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, and CAP Senior Fellow Daniel Benaim. The experts will explore the prospects for...

RELEASE: High-Risk Pools Are Not a Feasible Alternative to the ACA’s Pre-Existing Conditions Protection

Washington, D.C. — As the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services under the Trump administration rolls out rules designed solely to benefit the insurance industry at the expense of health care consumers, the Center for American Progress has released an issue brief looking at the perennial conservative proposal for covering patients with pre-existing conditions: high-risk pools....

STATEMENT: Congressional Republicans Side with Wall Street over Workers in Move to Block Retirement Guidelines, Says CAP’s David Madland

Washington, D.C. — Today, Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives voted to block, through a resolution of disapproval, the implementation of U.S. Department of Labor guidelines clarifying how state and local governments could provide automatic individual retirement accounts, or IRAs, to ensure that all workers could save for retirement at work. Under the terms of the...

STATEMENT: Labor Secretary Nominee Andrew Puzder’s Withdrawal Is a Victory for Working Americans, Says CAP’s Karla Walter

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump’s nominee for secretary of labor, Andrew Puzder, withdrew his name from consideration after a turbulent two months of Americans speaking out against his anti-worker stances and behavior. This is the second major blow to the Trump administration this week, following the resignation of national security adviser Michael Flynn....

RELEASE: As Trump’s CMS Issues Health Insurance Industry Giveaways, It’s Clear Insurance Industry Is Pulling the Strings to Reverse Consumer Protections

Washington, D.C. — The Trump administration’s Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, or CMS, issued new rules for insurers taking part in the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, that would reverse many of the ACA’s consumer protections. The new rule reads like an insurance industry wish list and is proof that the industry and the...

RELEASE: CAP Report Shows Why Every American Should Care About Russian Hacking

Washington, D.C. — Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election was just the most recent and aggressive expression of Russian interest in sowing chaos and disruption in the United States. For years, the Russian government has implemented an information warfare campaign designed to do more than undermine U.S. elections. Russian hacking has targeted U.S....