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: 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...

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 Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America

The Body Politic: The Battle Over Science in America October 21, 2011, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. About this event: We have entered what is called the “biological century,” and a new biopolitics has emerged to address the implications for America’s collective value system, our well-being, and, ultimately, our future. Center for American Progress Senior...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on U.S. Appeals Court Decision on Alabama Immigration Law

Washington, D.C. — CAP immigration policy and legal experts are available to provide analysis and commentary on today’s decision by the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to temporarily block part of Alabama’s anti-immigrant law, H.B. 56. Below is a statement from Angela M. Kelley, Vice President of Immigration Policy and Advocacy, on today’s decision:...

RELEASE: Center for American Progress Announces Inaugural Class of Leadership Institute Fellows

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress announced today the selection of its first class of Leadership Institute Fellows. Twelve fellows, selected from a competitive pool of 120 applicants, will participate in a series of CAP-directed seminars, events, policy case studies, and field trips to network with Washington’s public policy world. This new program...

STATEMENT: The Protect Life Act Would Actually Threaten Women’s Lives

Washington, D.C.—The House of Representatives today will consider H.R. 358, “The Protect Life Act,” sponsored by Rep. Joe Pitts (R-PA). Abortion coverage was heavily debated during health reform. The Stupak Amendment would have effectively banned coverage of abortion from health plans sold in insurance exchange markets. But that approach was rejected. Instead, the Affordable Care...

RELEASE: House Majority Appropriations Bill Attacks the Other 99 Percent

Washington D.C.—Today, the Center for American Progress issued a series of resources finding that the House Appropriation Bill represents yet another sweeping attack on health, education, and workplace support for middle-class Americans, while preserving protections for the privileged top 1 percent. Quietly released by conservatives in Congress last week, the assault on the other 99...