STATEMENT: Economic Snapshot for June 2007

 Read the snapshot with full graphs (PDF)Signs of trouble abound and consumers and businesses have become more cautious amid a weakening economy. This could add to the existing problems of low income gains, declining benefits, and rising debt payments. And large risks to economic and job growth persist—record household debt and massive budget and trade...

ADVISORY: Framing Science

Good policymaking depends on informed public debate. Too often, however, scientific knowledge is effectively distorted or misrepresented. Recent controversies over issues such as evolution, embryonic stem cell research, and global warming demonstrate the need for better public communication about science. Please join the Center for American Progress on Tuesday, June 19th at 9:00 am for...

ADVISORY: Mayors Mike Bloomberg (R-New York) and Antonio Villaraigosa (D-Los Angeles) gather national leaders June 18-19 to explore ways to bridge political divisions

LOS ANGELES, June 14, 2007—New York Mayor Mike Bloomberg and Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa are convening leaders from government, media, philanthropy, and the non-profit sector to explore ways to improve dialogue and decision-making at all levels. California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will deliver the keynote address at the conference on Tuesday, June 19, 2007 in...

RELEASE: Pelosi address, Iraq war opposition to highlight 2007 National Student Conference

Washington, D.C. – Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi will deliver the keynote address to 1000 college and university students at Campus Progress’s third annual National Student Conference, to be held Tuesday, June 26, 2007, at the Hyatt Regency on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.   Several events at the conference will address the Iraq war,...

STATEMENT: The House Promotes Low-Carbon Technology Exports

“I commend the work of the House Appropriations Committee earlier today in promoting the export of green American technology. Chairwoman Lowey and Reps. Israel and Schiff have done the country a great service by demonstrating the positive role that the federal government can play in guiding America and the world toward a low-carbon energy future....

ADVISORY: International Exchanges on Stem Cell Research

Washington, D.C. - Research on stem cells is rapidly moving forward and possible clinical benefits are considered as an ultimate goal. As the science advances, current policies in the E.U. and in the U.S. are the subject of continuous debate. As these policies continue to evolve, it is important to maintain an international dialogue, so...

STATEMENT: Bad Medicine, Again: Bush Stem Cell Veto All Wrong

By Jonathan Moreno and Sam Berger In a dubious historic achievement, the Bush White House has now twice exercised its veto over a bill that was twice passed with bipartisan majorities in both houses of Congress—once when Congress was controlled by Republicans, once when controlled by Democrats. The bill that would make more stem cell...

Iraq War Rally to Kick Off All-Student Lobby Day

WASHINGTON – On Wednesday June 13 at 10 AM, a group of students from across the country will join together with Congresswomen Barbara Lee and Maxine Waters to kick off the first all-student lobby day on the War in Iraq. The day of lobbying is part of Iraq Action Camp – a week of activism...

STATEMENT: Dan Restrepo on Failure to Pass the Immigration Bill

Washington, D.C. - Our country’s immigration system is broken; unfortunately, many in Congress voted to preserve that broken system last night. Many Senators and countless advocates have worked tirelessly to advance sensible and workable reform that would enhance our physical and economic security, respect our tradition of being a country of immigrants, and restore the...

STATEMENT: Bush G8 Global Warming Prescription: More Talk, Less Treatment

Washington, D.C. - Once again President Bush is the skunk at the garden party by rejecting the G8’s proposed reductions in global warming pollution. He rejected realistic, binding, specific reduction goals supported by the European Union. Instead, he wants yet more conversations about “aspirations” instead of the perspiration needed to achieve real emissions reductions in...