NEW REPORT: It Is Time for Procedural Reform in the U.S. Senate

Download the full report (pdf) Download the executive summary (pdf) WASHINGTON, D.C.—Today the Center for American Progress released a new report, From Deliberation to Dysfunction by expert Scott Lilly, that urges the Senate to adopt modest procedural changes to curb some of the filibuster’s worst abuses and make the Senate more responsible. The U.S. Senate...

STATEMENT: CAP Expert Angela M. Kelley on White House Meetings on Immigration Reform

The following is a statement from Angela M. Kelley, VP for Immigration Policy and Advocacy at American Progress "This week President Barack Obama showed he has not forgotten his promise to the American people to enact a law that will protect our borders; include a tough, fair, and practical legalization program for workers and families;...

ADVISORY: The Economic Security of Unmarried Women

Wednesday, March 17, 2010, 12:00pm – 1:30pm Please RSVP to Jason Rahlan at jrahlan@americanprogress.org Keynote Speaker: Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro (CT-3) Featured Speakers: Page Gardner, Founder and President, Women's Voices. Women Vote; coauthor, "Advancing the Economic Security of Unmarried Women: Overview of Laws and Legislation in the 111th Congress" Avis Jones-DeWeever, Director, Research, Public Policy, and...

American Clean-Energy Competitiveness Week Wrap-up

Read the list of all of the facts, here. The Apollo Alliance-Center for American Progress conference “Picking A Winner: How to Make the U.S. a Leader in the Clean Energy Economy” on March 4 kicked off the Clean Energy Competitiveness Week and highlighted the opportunity in the United States to transform the economy towards a...

CAP Applauds Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

As construction workers undergo a one-industry depression with unemployment nearing 25 percent and job losses spilling over into related retail and manufacturing sectors, it is essential that Congress quickly pass legislation to spur job creation. In many parts of the country, this “tool belt recession” has resulted in job losses of well over 30 percent...

NEW ANALYSES SHOW HEALTH REFORM CRITICAL TO COST CONTAINMENT

WASHINGTON, D.C.—Two new policy memos released today by the Center for American Progress highlight the importance of enacting health care reform in addressing the nation’s federal budget deficit and reining in the health care costs that are crushing America’s families, businesses, and our overall economy. “The Math Is Clear,” by Associate Director for Tax and...

NEW REPORT: Massive Barriers Exist to the Dismissal of Chronically Ineffective Teachers.

Washington, D.C. - In schools across the country, there are teachers who should not be teaching. But schools almost never dismiss persistently poor-performing teachers due in large part to legal and policy barriers at the local and state level. This finding comes from a new report from the Center for American Progress titled "Removing Chronically...

Clean-Energy Competitiveness Fact of the Day: March 10, 2010

China has enormous potential for a mass market in green technologies, reaching up to $1 trillion a year. By partnering with China and other developing countries, we can help them meet their development needs in an environmentally-friendly way and jumpstart our own clean energy economy. For example, a report by the Center for American Progress...

Clean-Energy Competitiveness Fact of the Day: March 9, 2010

The United States ranks 19th in a global ranking of clean-energy technology sales as a proportion of respective gross domestic product. Denmark takes the lead followed by Brazil and Germany. Spain comes in fourth and China ranks sixth in relative product sales. These advances have been fostered in part by a comprehensive suite of policies...

Clean-Energy Competitiveness Fact of the Day: March 8, 2010

China is winning the clean energy race, spending around $9 billion a month on clean energy.  In the mid-1990’s we used to produce 40 percent of the world’s solar cells, now we produce only seven percent.  Chinese companies are seeing increasing profits from higher demand for renewable energy as a result of government aims to...