RELEASE: Power of Progressive Economics: The Clinton Years

Washington, D.C. — Today a new issue brief released by the Center for American Progress demonstrates ways in which the progressive economic strategies employed during the Clinton administration helped turn a floundering economy into a robust one and how those lessons can apply to today’s economy. The Clinton administration employed an economic strategy that focused...

RELEASE: House Budget Cuts Eliminated Nearly 400,000 American Jobs

Washington, D.C.— Today, a new report released by the Center for American Progress documents that budget cuts insisted on last spring by the U.S. House of Representatives cost the American economy nearly 400,000 jobs. The analysis tracks the impact those reductions had on employment in three specific areas targeted by the House for particularly deep...

ADVISORY: Maintaining Health Coverage During Life Transitions

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday the Center for American Progress will host a conversation to examine ways in which the new health insurance exchanges can provide seamless coverage for those who lose employer-sponsored insurance do to life transitions. Nearly half of all Americans can be expected to go without coverage at least once over a...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Sarah Rosen Wartell on the Obama Administration’s Next Steps to Help Struggling Homeowners

Washington, D.C. — Today President Barack Obama highlighted an announcement by the Federal Housing Finance Agency, or FHFA, and the government-sponsored enterprises, or GSEs, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, that would allow some homeowners to refinance their mortgages at ultra-low rates. Sarah Rosen Wartell, Executive Vice President of the Center for American Progress, issued the...

RELEASE: States Can Improve Student Success by Perfecting Principal Selection Policies

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a report revealing that states can improve educational outcomes for children by refining policies and requirements for school principal selection. States play a critical role in determining who leads our country’s schools. Individual states control the two most important levers to ensure the quality of...

RELEASE: Six Guidelines for Tax Expenditure Reform

Washington, D.C. — Today, as the super committee continues to deliberate their next round of budget reductions, the Center for American Progress released six guidelines for fixing the excessive and expensive system of tax breaks, credits, and loopholes, known as tax expenditures. Every year the federal government spends more than $1 trillion through special provisions...