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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...

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...

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...

STATEMENT: One Good Turn Deserves Another

Yesterday’s announcement that scientists had created embryonic-like stem cells without destroying embryos is a major step forward for the field. Today, the House has a similar opportunity to advance stem cell research by passing legislation to update our federal stem cell policy. President Bush will then have his own chance to give hope to millions...

NEW REPORT: Immigrants in the U.S. Health Care System

Read the report (PDF) Washington, DC—Today the Center for American Progress released a new report Immigrants in the U.S. Health Care System. Restrictionist politicians and talking heads concur that immigrants in the United States are a burden on our health care system. A decade ago this belief contributed to legislation that limited immigrants’ access to...

Power and Superpower: Global Leadership and Exceptionalism in the 21st Century

Featured Speakers:Ambassador James Dobbins, Director, RAND International Security and Defense Policy CenterCharles Kupchan, Professor of International Relations, Georgetown UniversityWilliam Schulz, Senior Fellow, Center for American ProgressModerator:Spencer P. Boyer, Director of International Law and Diplomacy, Center for American ProgressWashington - On Monday, June 11, 2007, the Center for American Progress will host a luncheon discussion on...

RELEASE: Record Unemployment Should Be a Clarion Call for Action

The unemployment rate jumped in May by half a percent, rising from 5.0 to 5.5 percent, the biggest increase in over 20 years, according to figures released today by the Department of Labor. The last time the unemployment rate increased by this much was February 1986. The economy also lost 49,000 jobs during May, and...

ADVISORY: Conference Call on Immigrants’ Access to the U.S. Health Care System

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Thursday, June 7, 2007 at 2 p.m. EDT the Center for American Progress will host a conference call with Meredith L. King, Health Policy Research Analyst, to discuss a new report that seeks to debunk the myth that immigrants take advantage of and contribute to the breakdown of our healthcare system....

ADVISORY: Roots of Poverty in the 21st Century

As Congress considers solutions to reducing poverty in the United States, policymakers need to consider how the intersection of race, ethnicity, gender, and poverty—among both long-time and recent Americans—occupies an outsized place in the overall picture of poverty. A distinguished and diverse panel of speakers will review the most recent data available on the effects...

STATEMENT: Christian Weller on New Economic Numbers

Every month, the Bureau of Labor Statistics releases its new estimates for employment growth and unemployment over the preceding month. And every month, economists and analysts try to tell a story based on the monthly snapshot. But the storyline during 2007 has so far been murky to say the least, and May’s estimates are no...

Navigating American Health Care

Many Americans enjoy access to the very best that medical knowledge and medical technology can offer, but our health care delivery system is riddled with inefficiency, quality is uneven, and roughly half of all patients do not receive recommended care. One of the most critical steps towards improving our health care system and garnering better...