STATEMENT: CAP Applauds U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ LGBT Health Data Collection Plan

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress applauds today’s U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announcement of plans to collect data on the health of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people: "Anecdotal evidence shows that LGBT people, particularly LGBT people of color, face a wide range of health disparities compared to the non-LGBT...

PRESS CALL: Legal Experts Discuss 6th Circuit Ruling the Affordable Care Act Constitutional

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals became the first court of appeals to rule on the constitutionality on the Affordable Care Act. The Court affirmed the decision of the lower court and held that the law’s individual responsibility provision is "a valid exercise of Congress's authority under the Commerce Clause." Please...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Boehlert, Climate Science Experts to Discuss Extreme Weather and Refute Climate Deniers’ Claims

Listen to today's press call here. Washington, D.C. — Climate deniers and their conservative allies will descend on the nation’s capital later this week for the annual Heartland Institute’s Conference on Climate Change, whose sponsors in years past have included groups backed by Exxon Mobil and the Koch brothers. In the face of record-breaking extreme...

RELEASE: The True Costs of E-Verify

Read the full issue brief Read the fact sheet (pdf) Washington, D.C.—E-Verify—the federal government’s Internet-based system that verifies work eligibility—is slated to become the epicenter of the legislative battles over immigration reform this summer. House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced the Legal Workforce Act of 2011, H.R. 2164, on June 14, 2011, which...

ADVISORY: FTC Chief on Tracking Technology: Balancing Innovation and Privacy

June 27, 2011, 10:30am – 12:00pm Admission is free. RSVP to attend this event Keynote speaker: Julie Brill, Federal Trade Commissioner Panelists: Ed Felten, Chief Technology Office, Federal Trade Commission Jim Steyer, Founder and CEO, Common Sense Media Peter Swire, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress, and Professor of Law, Ohio State University Chris Wolf,...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Daniel J. Weiss on the White House Announcement to Release Oil from Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Washington, D.C. – Today, Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement on the Obama administration’s decision to release 30 million barrels of oil from the emergency Strategic Petroleum Reserve: Selling surplus reserve oil should lower oil and gasoline prices, which will act...

STATEMENT: CAP on President Obama’s Afghanistan Speech

Washington, D.C. – The Center for American Progress has released the following statement on President Obama’s speech on Afghanistan: President Obama took a step in the right direction this evening by announcing the start of U.S. troop reductions in Afghanistan. This follows ten years of U.S. and NATO investment, which has severely degraded Al Qaeda...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: CAP Experts to Discuss President Obama’s Announcement on Level of U.S. Troop Withdrawal from Afghanistan

To listen to today's audio, click here. Washington, D.C.—Tonight, President Barack Obama is expected to announce his decision on the level of U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan, as part of its handover to Afghan leadership. CAP experts have called for a significant drawdown in American troops—no fewer than 15,000 forces—beginning this summer, to be followed...