PRESS CALL: What Deep Budget Cuts and Shut Down Threats Mean for Economic Growth

Washington, D.C. — As Congress considers cuts to its short and long term funding bill, and there are looming threats to shut down the government, there is growing concern on the direct and indirect effects on the economy. The Center for American Progress and the Economic Policy Institute have organized this media call to discuss...

RELEASE: Crippling Care, Crippling Jobs: Conservative Plan to Cut Medicaid Would Cost Three Million Jobs

Washington, D.C.--The conservative proposal to turn Medicaid into a block-grant program would not only be detrimental to the health of millions of Americans but also cost three million jobs—jeopardizing our economic recovery. Medicaid is the federal-state program that provides health insurance to some 53 million Americans, overwhelmingly lower-income and including many elderly and disabled people....

STATEMENT: David Balto on DOJ’s Filing of a Precedent-Setting Monopolization Case in Texas

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress's David Balto released the following statement in reaction to the Department of Justice’s announcement that they have filed a precedent-setting monopolization case in Texas: "Although this market may appear modest, this case establishes an important legal precedent by challenging the exclusionary conduct of a dominant hospital. Marking...

RELEASE: Cuts vs. Investments: Comparing Budget Plans and their Impact on the U.S. Economy

By Adam Hersh, Sarah Ayres | February 25, 2011 Washington, D.C.--Economists agree that the key to creating good jobs and a strong economy is investments—particularly investments in infrastructure, research innovation, and worker productivity. Nevertheless, House Republicans seem determined to do just the opposite of what America needs to promote economic growth. In the wee hours...

ADVISORY: European and Global Security after New START

Please join the Center for American Progress for a special presentation: March 1, 2011, 9:00am – 10:30am Admission is free. RSVP for this event About This Event Please join the Center for American Progress as we host Poland’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Radosław Sikorski to discuss the new Poland-Russia relationship and European and global security...

RELEASE: Qaddafi’s Last Stand?: How the United States Can Respond

By John Norris and Sarah Margon | February 22, 2011 Read the full article here. WASHINGTON, D.C.–Today, the Center for American Progress released the article “Qaddafi’s Last Stand?: How the United States Can Respond as Tripoli Heats Up,” by John Norris and Sarah Margon, detailing steps that the United States can take as protests and...

RELEASE: Access, Evaluation, and Effectiveness Should Guide ESEA’s Teacher Provisions

Center for American Progress and The Education Trust to Congress: Access, Evaluation, and Effectiveness Should Guide ESEA’s Teacher Provisions WASHINGTON (February 23, 2011) – Today, the Center for American Progress, or CAP, and The Education Trust released joint recommendations to strengthen the teacher provisions of the federal Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA. The...