STATEMENT: CAP on President Obama’s Deficit Reduction Plan

Today, the Center for American Progress released the following statement in reaction to President Barack Obama’s deficit reduction plan announced this morning: “President Obama’s deficit reduction plan offers a balanced approach that stands in stark contrast to the extreme vision embodied in the budget resolution passed this spring by Republicans in the House of Representatives....

STATEMENT: John Podesta on the Administration’s Open Government Status Report

Washington, D.C. – Today, John D. Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement on the Administration’s Open Government Status Report: “The Administration today issued an Open Government Status Report detailing progress made over the last two years against the high standards set by the President’s pledge to lead...

RELEASE: Bush-Era Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing Program Is GOP Leaders’ No. 1 Target

By Daniel J. Weiss, Valeri Vasquez | September 15, 2011 To read the full column, click here. Washington, D.C. — House Republican leadership has been fairly silent about President Barack Obama’s American Jobs Act proposal to generate employment and now they propose to slash $1.5 billion from the existing Advanced Technology Vehicles Manufacturing program, that...

RELEASE: E-Verify: A Triple Loser

Listen to the press call here. (mp3) Washington, D.C.—Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) plans to mark up a bill that will make E-Verify, the government’s Internet-based system that verifies whether employees are authorized to work, mandatory for all employers in the United States. The Center for American Progress hosted a conference call...

STATEMENT: John Podesta on 2010 U.S. Census Numbers

Washington, D.C. – Today, John D. Podesta, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement on the 2010 Census numbers: “New Census Bureau data on income, poverty, and health insurance coverage document the ongoing, painful impact of the Great Recession on millions of families and underscore the urgent need to...

ADVISORY: The Conservative Effort to Make Everything Unconstitutional

September 16, 2011, 9:30am – 11:00am About this event There is an alternate universe where most of the Twentieth Century violates the Constitution—and a growing number of lawmakers live in it. Sen. Tom Coburn believes that Pell Grants, federal student loans and all other federal education programs violate the Constitution. Justice Clarence Thomas would strike...

ADVISORY: From REO to Rental: A Remedy for the Housing Market?

September 14, 2011, 12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. About this event Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion of how the government can reduce the stock of foreclosed properties owned by the Federal Housing Administration, Fannie Mae, and Freddie Mac. A panel of housing experts will discuss one particularly promising approach: renovating...

STATEMENT: CAP on the 10th Anniversary of the September 11 Attacks

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released the following statement on the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks: This Sunday we mark the 10th anniversary of the September 11 attacks, whose effect on the course of American history is still being written every day. Nearly 3,000 people of all faiths and...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on 4th Circuit Decision on the Affordable Care Act

Washington, D.C.—Today the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decided that it did not have the authority to rule over challenges brought against the Affordable Care Act. Below is a brief statement from Neera Tanden, Chief Operating Officer at the Center for American Progress: Today’s opinions in the 4th circuit repudiate efforts to kill the Affordable...

STATEMENT: The Center for American Progress on President Barack Obama’s Jobs Speech

Washington, D.C. – Today, the Center for American Progress released the following statement on President Barack Obama’s jobs speech: Today, 14 million Americans who could be working and producing are unemployed. Persistently high unemployment has left millions of people on the sidelines, depressed wages, dampened consumer demand, and has now brought economic growth to a...