PRESS CALL TODAY at 10:30 a.m. ET: Leading Health Experts, Former White House Staff Demand HHS Release Details on Cruz Amendment Analysis

Washington, D.C. — With Senate negotiations ongoing, a vote on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal as well as the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the Center for American Progress will host a press call TODAY, July 21, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. ET with health care leaders discussing the consequences of proposed changes to the ACA....

ADVISORY: How Trump’s Deregulatory Agenda Hurts People’s Everyday Lives

Washington, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s radical deregulatory agenda is far more dangerous and profound than often portrayed in the wider media. In his short time in office, the president and U.S. Congress have already repealed important protections against exploitative and illegal labor practices, the sale of individuals’ browser history without consent, and toxic pollutants...

STATEMENT: A Clean Dream Act is Urgently Needed to Protect Our Country’s Dreamers and Unleash Their Full Potential

Washington, D.C. — Today, Sens. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the Dream Act of 2017, which would give young unauthorized immigrants a pathway to citizenship. Since its first introduction in 2001 by Sens. Durbin and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the Dream Act has always received bipartisan support, reflecting significant support for the legislation. The...

RELEASE: CAP Releases State-by-State Medicaid Enrollment by Age, Gender, Race, Ethnicity

Washington, D.C. — Dismantling the Medicaid program is at the heart of President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans’ agenda—and the devastating Medicaid cuts proposed in their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act are a critical flashpoint in health care negotiations. President Trump has proposed cutting Medicaid by half in his budget. Yet new analysis from the Center for American Progress shows how broad-based the...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden on CBO Score of Straight Repeal Bill

Washington, D.C. —  Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement following an estimate from the Congressional Budget Office on the impact of Senate Republicans’ latest plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement: The U.S. Senate has somehow managed to take legislation that was an...

RELEASE: ‘Stop Investigating American Citizens, and Start Investigating the Russians,’ Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State, Says of Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission on Thinking CAP Podcast

Washington, D.C. — As President Donald Trump’s so-called voter fraud commission convenes in Washington, D.C., the Center for American Progress’ Michele Jawando and Igor Volsky sit down with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who is leading the charge against the commission’s request for sensitive voter data from millions of Americans. In a wide-ranging interview...

RELEASE: House Budget Resolution Offers a Shortsighted Approach to National Security, Says New CAP Column

Washington, D.C. — The 2018 budget unveiled by House Republicans today offers a shortsighted approach to national security by boosting military spending while severely underfunding crucial diplomatic and scientific programs to deal with a complex world, a new Center for American Progress column argues.   "Trump's budget proposal was allegedly a 'wish list,' but the...

RELEASE: The House Budget Revives the Worst Parts of the Trump Budget, Will Harm Working Families in Order to Pay for Millionaire Tax Cuts, New CAP Analysis Shows

Washington, D.C. — The budget released today by U.S. House leadership revives the worst parts of the Trump budget and will harm working families in order to pay for tax cuts for millionaires, according to a new Center for American Progress column. “Many dismissed Trump’s budget as a ‘fantasy’ or ‘dead on arrival,’ but this budget...

RELEASE: New CAP Estimates Show Premiums Soar Under Repeal and Delay

Washington, D.C. — As the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA) appears to have failed, Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has shifted his strategy from repeal and replace to repeal and delay. This strategy—which was previously rejected by Congress— would double premiums in the individual market by 2026.  A new analysis by the Center for American Progress...

RELEASE: Ahead of Pence-Kobach Commission Meeting, New CAP Report Examines Illegal Voter Purges and Documentary Proof of Citizenship

Washington, D.C. — On May 11, President Donald Trump signed an executive order establishing a sham commission investigating American voters and so-called voter fraud, led by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach. The commission, which includes a who's who of voter suppressors that seek to block eligible Americans from registering...

STATEMENT: More of the Same: Like the Trump Plan, the House Budget Gives Big Tax Breaks to the Wealthy, Corporations and Would Hurt Working Americans, Says CAP’s Carmel Martin

Washington, D.C — Carmel Martin, executive vice president for policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement after the House Budget Committee, led by Chairman Diane Black (R-TN), released its fiscal year 2018 budget proposal. The House budget largely mirrors President Donald Trump’s budget and offers nothing to the American people except more...

RELEASE: Risky Secret and Illegal Foreign Spending in U.S. Elections Destabilize American Democracy; Congress Can Respond With New DISCLOSE Act

Washington, D.C. — In the midst of what seems like never-ending daily news around the Trump administration's conflicts of interest, today the Center for American Progress published a new brief urging Congress to combat secret and foreign spending in U.S. elections by enacting an enhanced DISCLOSE Act, which is expected to be re-introduced this week...