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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...

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...

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...

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...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on the Reported Death of Col. Muammar Qaddafi

Washington, D.C.—With news outlets reporting the death of Col. Muammar Qaddafi today, CAP experts are available to comment on the implications for Libya and the region should this news be confirmed: Lawrence Korb, Senior Fellow John Norris, Executive Director of the Sustainable Security and Peacebuilding Initiative Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow Related articles: “CAP Statement on...

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...

ADVISORY: Maryland Attorney General Gansler to Speak at CAP on Effect of Legal and Social Inequalities on LGBT Families

All Children Matter: How Legal and Social Inequalities Hurt LGBT Families October 25, 2011, 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. Streaming Video Watch the event live. About This Event More than 2 million children in the United States have, to varying degrees, become collateral damage after decades of ideology, laws, and policies that hurt lesbian, gay,...

ADVISORY: Gov. Malloy to Discuss National Movement for Paid Sick Days Laws

Washington D.C.—On Friday, Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy will join the Center for American Progress and the National Partnership for Women & Families for a discussion on the growing momentum for paid sick days laws. Paid sick days provide a critical workplace standard that promotes the economic security of U.S. workers and their families and safeguards...

ADVISORY: The Battle over the Right to Bear Arms in America

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday the Center for American Progress will host a discussion to examine the constitutional right to bear arms in an era when Americans are increasingly concerned that terrorists and other potentially threatening individuals can easily purchase guns legally. Bob Carpenter, vice president of American Viewpoint, and Adam Winkler, author of The...