RELEASE: U.S. Would Lose $164B in GDP Over 10 Years If TPS Holders from El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti Were Removed from Labor Force, Finds New CAP Analysis

To join a 10 a.m. EST press call with economic, legal, and policy experts discussing the looming deadlines for TPS, please use the following dial-in information: 877-888-4312; Passcode: ‘TPS’ Washington, D.C. — As the deadlines to make a decision about whether to continue Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for El Salvador, Honduras, and Haiti draw closer, the...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden: Can We Stop Pretending that Senate Republican Leaders Care About the Deficit?

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate advanced its fiscal year 2018 budget resolution: Because the Senate has set itself up to pass massive deficits to finance tax cuts for the wealthy and well-connected—people who need tax cuts the least—can...

STATEMENT: Members of Congress Introduce the Honest Ads Act to Require Transparency for Political Ads on Online Platforms

Washington, D.C. — Several weeks ago, Facebook and other online platforms disclosed that Russian entities had used their platforms to engage in a large-scale effort to divide the American people and interfere in American elections. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Mark Warner (D-VA), and John McCain (R-AZ) have introduced a bill that would bring transparency to the...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Michele Jawando on Senate Judiciary Committee Vote to Advance Nomination of Thomas Farr to Serve on U.S. District Court in North Carolina

Washington, D.C. --Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted 11-9 along party lines to advance the nomination of Thomas Farr to serve on the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of North Carolina. Michele Jawando, vice president for Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: The Senate should reject a judicial...

STATEMENT: Executive Order, Proposed Settlement in N.C. Transgender Case Are Steps in the Right Direction, CAP’s Laura E. Durso Says

Washington, D.C. — Today, the American Civil Liberties Union and North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper (D) announced a proposed consent decree that would allow transgender people in North Carolina to use public restrooms that match their gender identity. Gov. Cooper also issued an executive order that would bar state agencies and those who contract with the...

RELEASE: Boston Mayor Praises CAP-CEED Report on Fighting Climate Change

Boston — Officials from the Center for American Progress and the Center for Earth, Energy and Democracy (CEED) joined Boston Mayor Martin J. Walsh (D) today to celebrate the city’s leadership in helping fight climate change through actions that also address economic, racial, and social equity issues. Walsh cited a recent report from CAP and...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Topher Spiro on Alexander-Murray Deal

Washington, D.C. — Topher Spiro, vice president for Health Policy and senior fellow for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement after news that Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) have reached a deal to stabilize the Affordable Care Act: This bipartisan deal counters the Trump administration’s...

ADVISORY: Convening Brings Together Re-Entry Advocates, Experts to Discuss Unlocking Opportunity for People with Records and Their Families

Washington, D.C. — On October 23 and 24, 2017, the Center for American Progress, the National Employment Law Project (NELP), and Community Legal Services (CLS) will be hosting a two-day convening for advocates where experts will participate in an interactive and idea-sharing convening on what states can do to remove barriers to opportunity for people...

RELEASE: California State Senator Kevin de León Says There’s No Deal Congressional Democrats or Republicans Can Make With Trump

Listen to the full episode here. Washington D.C. — In an interview with Center for American Progress’ podcast Thinking CAP, California State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León says progressive leaders in Washington need to keep pushing and fighting for the values and wellbeing of their constituents even under the difficult political circumstances of the Trump administration....

STATEMENT: CEA Report an ‘Unconvincing Attempt to Make the Case That Tax Cuts for Wealthy Corporations’ Will Benefit American Workers, Says CAP’s Seth Hanlon

Washington, D.C. — Seth Hanlon, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress and former special assistant to the president for economic policy at the White House National Economic Council, released the following statement today after the Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) released a report claiming that corporate tax cuts would increase a typical household's yearly income...

RELEASE: New Analysis on Federal Loan Data Shows Structural Challenges for African American Student Borrowers

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new analysis that sheds more light on the disparities between African American and white borrowers in the federal student loan system. Examining first-of-its-kind data on long-term outcomes for student loan borrowers, the analysis reveals a stark interaction between race and student loans. “These new...

STATEMENT: Reckless Decision Puts Iran Nuclear Deal at Risk of Collapse, Sows Doubts About U.S. Reliability, Says CAP’s Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. — Following President Donald Trump’s decision Friday to decertify the Iran nuclear deal, Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: The same president who makes dangerous and childish taunts on Twitter is now taking a wrecking ball to a deal that has prevented Iran from...