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STATEMENT: Swire on Franken’s ‘Location Privacy Protection Act of 2011’: Americans Should Have Privacy Surrounding Their Daily Movements

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress’s Senior Fellow Peter Swire offered the following comment on the location privacy bill, introduced by Senator Al Franken (D-MN) today, which would protect Americans from corporation misuse of data collected from an individual’s mobile device: "For the first time in history, many Americans are carrying tracking devices...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Angela Kelley on Introduction of the Legal Workforce Act of 2011

Today, Congressman Lamar Smith (R-TX) introduced the Legal Workforce Act of 2011 that would dramatically expand and make mandatory a government internet-based work authorization system, E-Verify, on all U.S. employers. Below is a statement by Angela Maria Kelley, CAP’s Vice-President for Immigration Policy and Advocacy. Co-sponsors of the Legal Workforce Act of 2011 have hit...

RELEASE: Reauthorizing ESEA Is Key to Economic Growth and Success for Nation’s Students

Washington, D.C.— Amidst bubbling discussion of the long overdue renewal of the nation’s federal education bill, the Center for American Progress Action Fund discussed a new report, “A Way Forward” outlining its recommendations for revising the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA. The report, which focuses on why federal investment in education is critical...

ADVISORY: Is Sweden a Model for Economic Growth? Sweden’s Kristersson Talks Global Competitiveness

June 17, 2011, 10:00am – 11:00am Admission is free. RSVP to attend this event Introduction: Winnie Stachelberg, Senior VP for External Affairs, Center for American Progress Distinguished panelists: Ulf Kristersson, Swedish Minister of Social Security Sabina Dewan, Director of Globalization and International Employment, Center for American Progress Moderator: Donna Cooper, Senior Fellow, Center for American...

RELEASE: Decision Time in Afghanistan: Details on Transition Needed

By Caroline Wadhams, Colin Cookman | June 13, 2011 To read the full brief, click here. Washington, D.C. — As Congressional interest in the direction and cost of the war in Afghanistan increases with the impending decision on U.S. troop withdrawal from the White House, the Center for American Progress released the issue brief, “Decision...

RELEASE: Addressing Race and Genetics

Read the report Washington, D.C.—Today Science Progress, a project of the Center for American Progress released “Addressing Race and Genetics: Health Disparities in the Age of Personalized Medicine,” a report that studies how personalized medicine can potentially alleviate racial and ethnic health disparities. Personalized medicine, which is the development of medicines and therapies tailored to...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Andrew Light on International Climate Change Talks in Bonn

Washington, D.C. -- Andrew Light, Senior Fellow and Director of International Climate Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement on the final week of the intersessional meetings of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Bonn: The intercessional climate negotiations now taking place in Bonn, Germany, have introduced a...

RELEASE: The Last Best Chance to Save Yemen

By Ken Gude, Ken Sofer | June 10, 2011 Download the full brief (pdf) Washington, D.C.—Yemeni President Ali Adbullah Saleh’s forced departure to Saudi Arabia to receive urgent medical care provides the United States and its allies with an unexpected opportunity to end the multisided fighting, and the Center for American Progress has released “The...

RELEASE: Advice for Obama’s Executive Reorganization Initiative—Six Lessons from the 1970s

Washington, D.C. — White House officials are scheduled this week to present the president with recommendations for reorganizing and restructuring executive branch programs focused on competitiveness and trade, according to a memo from the president to his chief performance officer. The Center for American Progress today released a memo, co-authored with President Jimmy Carter’s reorganization...

RELEASE: Andrei Cherny Joins CAP as Senior Fellow

Washington, DC-- Today, the Center for American Progress (CAP) announced that Andrei Cherny will be a Senior Fellow. Cherny is the co-founder and president of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, one of America’s most widely-read policy and idea journals. As a Senior Fellow, his policy work will explore how to help create jobs and generate...

RELEASE: Minority-Owned Small Businesses Benefit from the Affordable Care Act

Read the memo and fact sheets Listen to a recording of today’s press call (mp3) Lea el informe y los datos sobre la comunidad hispana (Spanish) Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a memo and a series of fact sheets explaining how the implementation of the Affordable Care Act helps small...

ADVISORY: Ex-Im Chief Hochberg on Retooling the US Export Finance Strategy for the 21st Century

June 15, 2011, 12:00 P.M.-1:00 P.M. Admission is free. RSVP to attend this event Featured speaker: Fred Hochberg, President and Chairman, Export-Import Bank of the United States Introduced by: John Podesta, President and Chief Executive Officer, Center for American Progress Discussion moderated by: Neera Tanden, Chief Operating Officer, Center for American Progress The economic engine...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Legal and Policy Experts Discuss 11th Circuit Multistate Health Care Suit

Washington, D.C.—On June 8, the 11th Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in Atlanta, Georgia challenging Florida District Judge Roger Vinson’s ruling that voided the Affordable Care Act. The three judge panel will hear arguments starting at 9:30 a.m. for two hours. Please join former Wisconsin Gov. Jim Doyle, former United States Solicitor...

MEDIA CALL ADVISORY: What the Affordable Care Act Means for Minority-Owned Small Businesses

Washington, D.C.—The Affordable Care Act has a number of provisions that will benefit minority-owned small businesses; yet there are few facts in one place for small business owners who are trying to reap those benefits. The ACA provides significant help to put health care within reach for more small business owners and their employees. Join...