MEMO: Progress in Pakistan

Washington, D.C. - This week, the fourth round of a strategic dialogue between the United States and Pakistan will take place in Washington. This meeting comes at a time when the Obama administration’s policy approach to Pakistan has begun to pay dividends—terrorist leaders have been taken off the battlefield, and Taliban leaders arrested. Although dangerous...

NEW REPORT: Implementing the Repeal of ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Download the report (pdf) Download the executive summary (pdf) Download key recommendations and findings from the report (pdf) WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today the Center for American Progress released a new report that outlines why implementing the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” can be accomplished quickly and would require few changes in military regulations and practices. CAP’s...

The $285 Billion Nonsolution: The Cost of Deportation

It has been almost three years since Congress tried to reform the nation’s broken immigration system. Since then, Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have each greatly increased spending to deploy new enforcement strategies, but enforcement alone has not worked. The inherent dysfunction of our immigration system has deepened and the public call for...

NEW CAP Columns Address Reasons to Support Health Reform, Including Concerns About Abortion

WASHINGTON, DC—The Center for American Progress recently released two analyses that address reasons to support the pending health reform bill, especially for those concerned about abortion. Health Reform Legislation Reflects Catholic Social Teachings By Ellen-Marie Whelan, Marta Cook | March 19, 2010 “The Roman Catholic Church has been a longstanding advocate for health care reform...

CAP applauds Sens. Schumer and Graham’s efforts on immigration reform

Washington, D.C. - Just days before tens of thousands descend on Washington, D.C. to demand immigration reform, President Obama pledged to move forward on comprehensive immigration reform this year. The president’s commitment to “do everything in my power to forge a bipartisan consensus this year,” immediately followed a statement by Senate immigration reform leaders Sens....

CAP experts available to comment on recent push in Washington for immigration reform

WASHINGTON, D.C.—This week President Barack Obama reaffirmed his commitment to press ahead this year with immigration reform during a recent meeting with anticipated bill co-sponsors Sens. Charles Schumer (D-NY) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC). And outside of Congress there is growing recognition that immigration reform is needed and is politically beneficial to both parties, who need...

NEW REPORT: Advancing the Economic Security of Unmarried Women

Download the full report (pdf) Download the executive summary (pdf) WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today the Center for American Progress and Women’s Voices. Women Vote released a new report that will serve as a resource for policymakers and advocates concerned about the economic security of unmarried women. The report’s co-authors, Liz Weiss, economic Policy Analyst at CAP, and...

ADVISORY: Building Governmental Transparency

WASHINGTON, DC--On his first full day in office, President Barack Obama committed his administration "to creating an unprecedented level of openness in government." To help meet that goal, the administration has issued an Open Government Directive, a new memorandum on the Freedom of Information Act, and attorney general guidelines. The administration has also launched an...

EXPERTS AVAILABLE on Health Care Reform Developments

WASHINGTON, D.C.– In light of recent developments in the effort to enact comprehensive health care reform, experts at the Center for American Progress are available to provide their reactions and analysis. Judy Feder, Senior Fellow at CAP, released a new analysis today, titled Cost Containment Is Key: Health Care Reform Will Bring Costs Under Control....