STATEMENT: CAP on Federal District Judge Ruling to Uphold Alabama’s “Papers Please” Law

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Center for American Progress issued the following statement on yesterday’s legal opinion upholding provisions of Alabama’s anti-immigrant legislation H.B. 56: In a twisted legal opinion that would inspire the envy of a circus contortionist, U.S. District Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn upheld the most extreme and controversial provisions of Alabama’s anti-immigrant...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Health Experts React to Rep. Ryan’s Latest Effort to Take Away People’s Health Care

Washington D.C. – Today, Neera Tanden, Chief Operating Officer at the Center for American Progress and Dr. Ezekiel J. Emanuel, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress released the following statement in response to Rep. Paul Ryan’s (R-WI) proposal to replace the Affordable Care Act: For years, conservatives have viciously attacked the Affordable Care...

RELEASE: Repairing Bridges Can Lift Families Out of Poverty

Washington D.C. – Today, the Center for American Progress released a list of the top 10 states with the most deficient bridges and how we could address unemployment and poverty with investments to repair them. New data from the U.S. Census Bureau shows that one in six Americans lived in poverty in 2010, 3 million...

ADVISORY: Secretary Duncan and Commissioner King Join Education Experts to Discuss Expanding Learning Time

September 30, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. About this event: Washington D.C. – On Friday, September 30, Secretary Duncan, Commissioner King, and experts in the field of time and learning will highlight successful models and outline how expanded-time schools across America are improving teacher quality, deepening and broadening instruction, and preparing students for high...

STATEMENT: CAP on President Obama’s Education Waivers Announcement

Cynthia G. Brown, Vice President for Education Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement regarding the president’s waivers announcement: Today the president announced that he will offer states relief from the requirements of No Child Left Behind, or NCLB, since Congress has been unable to reform the law. The administration smartly...

RELEASE: A Better, More Diverse Senior Executive Service in 2050

Read the report here. Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released “A Better, More Diverse Senior Executive Service in 2050,” a report that finds that the projected ethnic, racial, and gender makeup of the Senior Executive Service—the federal government’s most senior career public official in the civil service—will not reflect that of...