RELEASE: The Black and White Labor Gap in America

Read the issue brief here. Washington, D.C. — One of the topics likely to be tackled this week during the NAACP Annual Conference in Los Angeles is the persistently high unemployment rates among African Americans. As a new issue brief released today by the Center for American Progress explains, although all Americans saw significant job...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Winnie Stachelberg on the Certification of DADT Repeal

Washington, D.C. — Today our nation’s military leaders are expected to officially indicate that allowing gay men and women to serve openly in the armed forces will not impair our military’s effectiveness, readiness, or unit cohesion by certifying the repeal of "Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell." Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President for External Affairs at the...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Winnie Stachelberg Applauds White House Endorsement of Respect for Marriage Act

     Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress applauds the Obama administration’s endorsement today of the Respect for Marriage Act, or RMA, which would repeal the so-called Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, and released the following statement from Winnie Stachelberg, Senior Vice President for External Affairs at the Center for American Progress: DOMA is...

RELEASE: Gay and Transgender Discrimination Outside the Workplace

By Crosby Burns Read the full column Washington, D.C. — The Employment Non-Discrimination Act, or ENDA, recently reintroduced by a bipartisan group of lawmakers, is a significant measure toward protecting private and public employees from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in the workplace, though it lacks the comprehensive scope of...

RELEASE: The Limits of U.S. Assistance to Pakistan

Download this issue brief (pdf) Washington, D.C.—The U.S. decision to defer nearly $800 million in counterterrorism funding to Pakistan in recent weeks was a necessary step, given the ejection of U.S. military trainers from Pakistan, ongoing concerns over the misuse of U.S. aid dollars, and mounting evidence of Pakistani complicity with insurgent groups. Today, the...

RELEASE: ‘Bundling’ Payment for Episodes of Hospital Care

Read the report Watch the event (video forthcoming) Washington, D.C. — Hospital episode bundling under the Affordable Care Act can potentially help improve the quality of health care and reduce its costs, according to a report released today from the Center for American Progress titled “‘Bundling’ Payment for Episodes of Hospital Care.” The Affordable Care...