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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: ‘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...

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...

CAP Reports Find Education Reform Accomplished by Labor-Management Partnerships

Washington, D.C.—Last month, Illinois Senate Bill 7, designed to overhaul state policies on teacher hiring, tenure, workforce reductions and dismissal procedures, was signed into law after intense negotiations, involving a comprehensive stakeholder process that included legislators, education advocates, management organizations, and teacher unions. Today, the Center for American Progress released “Reforming Public School Systems Through...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: CAP and New America Media to Speak on E-Verify’s Fiscal and Political Cost

Listen to today's press call here. Washington, D.C.—The House of Representatives will soon begin debate on a mandatory E-Verify proposal by Judiciary Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX). The bill (H.R. 2164) would make the government’s internet-based work authorization system mandatory for all employers in the United States. The Center for American Progress has released a report,...

RELEASE: Republican Budget Plan’s Impact on Medicaid a Threat to Middle Class

Read the report here (pdf) Read the column here Listen to today’s press call here (mp3) Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a column examining the top 10 reasons why everyday Americans should pay close attention to the House Republican proposal to cut Medicaid. This fact sheet follows a press call...

MEDIA CALL ADVISORY: Medicaid and the Middle Class—How Slashing One Wounds the Other

Washington, DC—As tensions around our country’s pending default crisis, a new paper from Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress examines the impact potential Medicaid cuts would have on maintaining the middle class. The majority of those who benefit from Medicaid are pregnant women, the disabled and the elderly, making cuts to...

ADVISORY: Illinois—The New Leader in Education Reform?

July 13, 2011, 10:00am – 12:00pm About This Event Teacher effectiveness—the number one in-school factor determining student learning—is critical to education reform. In January 2010 the Illinois State Legislature passed a significant education reform law tying educators’ evaluations to improvements in student achievement (the Performance Evaluation Reform Act). Last month the legislature passed Senate Bill...