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RELEASE: Immigrant Essential Workers Who Lack Permanent Legal Status Have Earned a Pathway to Citizenship, Says CAP’s Tom Wong in Congressional Hearing

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Immigration, Citizenship, and Border Safety held a hearing on "The Essential Role of Immigrant Workers in America," including more than 5 million people who currently lack permanent legal status. All of them have been on the front lines fighting the pandemic, working as health care practitioners...

CAP’s Katrina Mulligan Praises Attorney General Testimony on Threat of Domestic Terrorism

Washington, D.C. — Today, Attorney General Merrick Garland testified before the Senate Appropriations Committee that the most serious threat of domestic violence comes from extremists motivated by racial or ethnic hatred—specifically, those who advocate for white supremacy. Garland also said that in his career as a judge and in law enforcement, he has never seen...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Maggie Jo Buchanan Praises Diversity of Latest Slate of Judicial Nominees

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Joe Biden announced a new round of judicial nominees that reflects a commitment to bringing diversity to the federal bench. In response, Maggie Jo Buchanan, director of Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: President Biden has again shown his commitment to diversity in this...

RELEASE: Frances Colón, Kelly Kryc, and Michael Williams To Join CAP’s Energy and Environment Team

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress announced today that Frances Colón, Kelly Kryc, and Michael Williams will be joining the organization’s Energy and Environment team later this month. Colón will be the team’s senior director for international climate. At CAP, she will help develop strategies to strengthen U.S. partnerships with the international community...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Michael Sozan Praises Senate Committee Markup of For The People Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate Committee on Rules and Administration completed its markup of the For the People Act, transformative legislation to strengthen the country’s democracy. Despite repeated attempts by committee conservatives to weaken the popular legislation and block it from being reported out, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) has multiple procedural...

RELEASE: CAP Report Advocates for Addressing Climate-Related Financial Risk Through Bank Capital Requirements

Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Center for American Progress looks at how bank capital requirements can be an important tool in strengthening the resilience of the financial system to climate-related risks. While the precise impact of climate change on the financial system is uncertain, it clearly has the potential to cause a...

RELEASE: How Employers Can Boost the United States’ COVID-19 Vaccination Efforts

Washington, D.C. — As supply of COVID-19 vaccines begins to exceed demand, employers will play an increasingly important role in helping the United States maximize efforts to get people vaccinated, a critical effort to reduce the number of COVID-19 cases and deaths. Today, the Center for American Progress released a new issue brief examining strategies...

STATEMENT: Sharita Gruberg on HHS Enforcing Health Protections To Cover LGBTQ People

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, the Biden administration announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) would apply the ruling of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision last year in Bostock v. Clayton County—that sex discrimination includes sexual orientation and gender identity—to Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). In practice, the change will clarify...

STATEMENT: Chelsea Parsons on the U.S. Department of Justice’s Proposed Rule Change Targeting ‘Ghost Guns’

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, the U.S. Department of Justice announced a proposed rule change to modernize and clarify definitions pertaining to firearms, which is used by the federal government in enforcing existing laws. The proposals are aimed squarely at curbing the proliferation of so-called ghost guns, a term used to describe thousands of dangerous firearms...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz on the April 2021 Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Michael Madowitz, an economist at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics published its April 2021 employment situation report: Today’s announcement that the economy added 266,000 jobs last month underscores that, while the economy is in recovery, it is not recovering quickly enough. After...

STATEMENT: Biden-Harris Administration’s Conservation Roadmap Harnesses the Power of Nature To Combat the Climate Crisis

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Biden-Harris administration released a report recommending a 10-year, locally led campaign to conserve and restore the nation’s lands, waters, and oceans. The report launches the America the Beautiful Campaign and lays out principles for meeting the national goal of conserving 30 percent of America’s lands, waters, and oceans by 2030. In response,...

STATEMENT: Decision To Vacate the CDC Housing Moratorium Could Push Country Into a Housing Apocalypse

Washington, D.C. — Today, a federal judge appointed by former President Donald Trump vacated the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) temporary federal eviction moratorium. Following the ruling, Alexandra Cawthorne Gaines, vice president of the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Ensuring that everyone has access to secure,...