STATEMENT: CAP’s Winnie Stachelberg on Signing of Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal

The following is a statement from Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President for External Affairs at the Center for American Progress, on today's signing into law of the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010: "History was made when President Barack Obama signed the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act of 2010 into law today....

STATEMENT: CAP’s Podesta, Daschle praise progress on New START Treaty

Washington, DC—After today’s Senate vote, which cleared the way for final passage of the New Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty or New START, the Center for American Progress’s President and CEO John Podesta and Distinguished Senior Fellow former U.S. Senator Tom Daschle issued the following statements: “This is a signature achievement for President Obama. It cements...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on New START

WASHINGTON, DC—The Center for American Progress has the following national security experts available for interviews on the New START Treaty ahead of the planned votes in the Senate this week. To reach them, please contact Anna Soellner, asoellner@americanprogress.org, 202.478.5318. Ken Gude, Managing Director of the National Security and International Policy Program at American Progress. Max...

STATEMENT: John Podesta on the Passing of Richard Holbrooke

Washington, D.C.—John Podesta, CEO and President of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement today: “The United States has lost a great public servant. Amb. Richard Holbrooke was a brilliant man who could have chosen any path for his life. But he decided to devote his immense skills to public service—a service that...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Legal and Policy Experts Discuss Virginia Repeal Suit

Washington, D.C. – Fourteen judges have heard challenges to the landmark Affordable Care Act and all have dismissed these meritless cases. Today, U.S. District Judge Henry Hudson is scheduled to release his ruling on Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli’s effort to repeal health care in Virginia. Please join CAP Chief Operating Officer and former senior advisor...

RELEASE: The ‘Dual Eligible’ Opportunity– Improving Care and Reducing Costs for Individuals Eligible for Medicare and Medicaid

Washington, DC and Boston, MA—As states facing record budget deficits and the federal government look to enact quality and efficiency provisions in the Afforadable Care Act for the 8.8 million Americans enrolled in both Medicare and Medicaid—or “dual eligibles—governments need to take concrete steps to ensure better health outcomes for this population, according to a...

STATEMENT: Accordable Care is Constitutional: Outlier Judge’s Ruling Does Not Invalidate Landmark Health Reform Law

Washington, D.C.-- Neera Tanden, Chief Operating Officer at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:   "Today, George W. Bush-appointed district court Judge Henry E. Hudson, who has a financial stake in a major Republican consulting firm, ignored precedent, the consensus of his colleagues and the Constitution itself to strike down an essential...

STATEMENT: John Podesta and Andrew Light on Finalized “Cancun Agreements”

John Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress and Co-Chair of the Commission on Climate and Tropical Forests, said:  "Early this morning in Cancun, Mexico the world’s nations finally agreed to move forward on a substantive agreement on reducing carbon emissions from deforestation as part of a balanced package of other decision...

STATEMENT: After today’s NDAA loss, the Senate Must Pursue Other Paths to DADT Repeal

Washington, D.C.—Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President of External Affairs, and Rudy deLeon, Senior Vice President of National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement today: "The U.S. Senate voted this afternoon to not proceed to debate the 2011 NDAA (National Defense Authorization Act). This was a vote against...

STATEMENT: CAP’S Angela Kelley Urges House to Pass DREAM Act

The following is a statement from Angela M. Kelley, Vice President for Immigration Policy and Advocacy at the Center for American Progress, urging members of the House to vote in favor of the DREAM Act. “Today, the House of Representatives has a rare chance to do what’s right by our nation’s children and vote on...

STATEMENT: Podesta Announces the Creation of the Just Jobs Global Network

Washington, DC—The Center for American Progress’s President and CEO, John Podesta, issued the following statement today on the creation of the “Just Jobs” network: One of the biggest challenges facing the United States and the global economy is unemployment. That’s why the Center for American Progress is launching the Just Jobs Network, which will explore...