STATEMENT: New Sage-Grouse Plan Risks Undermining Habitat Protections, CAP’s Jim Lyons Says

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) released new plans affecting the sage-grouse that seriously undermine a strategy developed under the Obama administration that helped avoid listing the grouse as endangered. In response, Jim Lyons, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: The new BLM sage-grouse plans...

RELEASE: Bernhardt Has More Conflicts of Interest Than Any Other Trump Cabinet Nominee, CAP Analysis Finds

Washington, D.C. — David Bernhardt, nominated to lead the U.S. Department of the Interior, has more conflicts of interest than any other nominee for a Cabinet position nominated during the Trump administration, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. Of the 27 former clients and employers with potential conflicts of interest...

STATEMENT: Senate Resolution Is an Emphatic Rejection of Trump’s Illegal Power Grab, Says CAP’s Sam Berger

Washington, D.C. — After the U.S. Senate voted in favor of a bipartisan resolution to block President Donald Trump’s declaration of a national emergency along the U.S.-Mexico border, Sam Berger, vice president of Democracy and Government Reform at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Today’s vote is yet another emphatic rejection of President Trump’s...

RELEASE: Trump’s Effort to Cut SNAP by Fiat Would Kill 178,000 Jobs Over the Next Decade

Washington, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s latest budget blueprint is out, and it again calls for eviscerating nearly every program that helps families afford the basics, including cutting the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)— shrinking the program by one-third. While the president's budget is unlikely to become law as is, because it requires approval from Congress,...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden Says Passage of Equality Act Crucial to End Discrimination against Millions of LGBTQ Americans

Washington, D.C. — Just over four years ago, the Center for American Progress published a groundbreaking report laying out the case for comprehensive federal protections against discrimination for LGBTQ people, helping to usher in a new era of bold ideas to advance LGBTQ equality. Today, Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden issued...

RELEASE: Turkey Seems Resigned to Allow Most Syrian Refugees to Stay, New CAP Report Finds

Washington, D.C. – Turkish leaders publicly insist that the 4 million Syrian refugees now living in Turkey will return home, but privately they seem to be preparing for the likelihood that most will remain permanently, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. The issue is politically explosive in Turkey, and the Turkish...

STATEMENT: The EACH Woman Act Would Ensure Women Can Make Medical Decisions Free From Political Interference, CAP’s Jamila Taylor Says

Washington, D.C. — Today marks the historic bicameral introduction of the Equal Access to Abortion Coverage in Health Insurance (EACH) Woman Act. The bill was reintroduced in the U.S. House of Representatives by Reps. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Diana DeGette (D-CO) and introduced in the U.S. Senate by Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL)...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Tom Jawetz Applauds Introduction of H.R. 6, Calls on Congress to Pass Long-Overdue Protections for Dreamers, TPS and DED Beneficiaries

Washington, D.C. — Today, Reps. Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-CA), Nydia M. Velázquez (D-NY), and Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY) introduced H.R. 6, the Dream and Promise Act of 2019—an important bill that provides permanent protections for Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) holders, and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) beneficiaries. Tom Jawetz, vice president of Immigration Policy at the Center...

STATEMENT: The President’s Budget Proposal Embodies Trump’s Broken ‘Populist’ Promises, Says CAP President and CEO Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after President Donald Trump unveiled his budget proposal for fiscal year 2020. This budget captures, in dollars and cents, the broken populist promises of Trump’s 2016 campaign. On the heels of a massive, deficit-busting tax giveaway for corporations and the wealthiest...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz on the February 2019 Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Michael Madowitz released the following statement today on the February 2019 Employment Situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: The labor market added just 20,000 jobs in February, while the unemployment rate fell to 3.8 percent, with wage growth up 3.4 percent over the year. Slow and steady progress in...