RELEASE: Extreme Weather Cost Lives, Health, Economy

By Daniel J. Weiss, Valeri Vasquez, and Ben Kaldunski Download the full report (pdf) Download the introduction and summary (pdf) Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released “The Year of Living Dangerously: 2010 Extreme Weather Cost Lives, Health and Economy,” with an accompanying map, by Daniel J. Weiss, Valeri Vasquez and Ben...

RELEASE: Quality Health Care Delivered Effectively and Efficiently

Nicole Cafarella | April 29, 2011 Download this issue brief (pdf) Read the brief in your web browser Washington, D.C.--Key provisions in the Affordable Care Act promise improvements in the quality of our nation’s health care at lower costs. This promise will take time, yet actually operating right now across America, hidden in plain sight,...

RELEASE: Florida Shouldn’t Make Arizona’s Immigration Mistake

By Ann Garcia, Sam Chatto Download the full issue brief (pdf) Washington, D.C. –Two bills being considered in Florida's state legislature mandate that all employers use E-Verify or a new state-based verification process to check the immigration status of their employees. The Center for American Progress has released the report “Florida Shouldn’t Make Arizona’s Mistake,”...

STATEMENT: Hersh: Disappointing GDP Growth is “Tip of the Iceberg”

Washington, DC – Today, Adam Hersh, Economist at the Center for American Progress, had the following reaction to the announcement of the first quarter GDP numbers: "Today's GDP report shows that government fiscal contractions are weighing on economic recovery. Growth in the U.S. economy slowed to 1.8 percent at the beginning of 2011 as a...

TOMORROW at CAP: Gawande Discusses Reducing Health Care Costs Without Rationing

April 29, 2011, 10:00am – 11:00am About This Event The Center for American Progress is pleased to welcome Atul Gawande—surgeon, professor, researcher, and prize-winning author—to offer his always-provocative perspective on health care costs. Dr. Gawande served as a senior health policy advisor in the Clinton presidential campaign and White House from 1992 to 1993. He...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Big Oil Receives Huge Profits and Taxpayer Subsidies, Maintains High Gasoline Prices at Pump

Listen to today's press call here. Washington, D.C. — This morning, Exxon and Royal Dutch Shell followed BP's profit announcement yesterday, reporting $10.65 billion and $6.3 billion in profits respectively, amounting to an increase of 69 percent for Exxon and  30 percent for Royal Dutch Shell. Yesterday, BP reported $5.5 billion in profits, despite causing...

RELEASE: The Economic Impact of Legalization Versus Deportation in California

Read the report. Listen to the press call featuring Mayor Villaraigosa. (mp3) Lea la introducción y resumen en español aquí. Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress and the Immigration Policy Center released the report “Revitalizing the Golden State: What Legalization Over Deportation Could Mean to California and Los Angeles County” by UCLA...

ADVISORY: What Does American Exceptionalism Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy?

Please join the Center for American Progress for a special presentation: What Does "American Exceptionalism" Actually Mean for U.S. Foreign Policy? April 27, 2011, 12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. About this event Foreign policy analysts in think tanks and academics in universities have long debated "American exceptionalism," but the term is now emerging in America’s...