RELEASE: CAP’s Podesta and Andrew Light on Secretary Clinton’s Short-Lived Climate Pollutants Announcement

To read the full op-ed, click here. Washington, D.C. – Today Secretary of State Hillary Clinton announced that the United States, with Bangladesh, Canada, Ghana, Mexico and Sweden, is launching a partnership aimed at reducing “short-lived climate forcers,” with a focus on methane, black carbon and hydroflurocarbons, and CAP Chairman John D. Podesta and CAP...

ADVISORY: Director Chris Weitz and Jose Antonio Vargas to Speak at CAP on Alabama’s H.B. 56

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, February 15, acclaimed director Chris Weitz ("A Better Life," "The Golden Compass," "About a Boy") will unveil a new film series ("Is This Alabama?") that turns the lens on Alabama's harsh anti-immigration law, H.B. 56, and the Center for American Progress will release the report “Alabama’s Immigration Disaster: The Harshest...

RELEASE: New Video Illustrates the Success of the Federal Stimulus

Washington D.C. — The Center for American Progress today released a video examining the success of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, better known as the stimulus, signed into law three years ago on Friday. The video, narrated by Michael Linden, Director of Tax and Budget Policy at the Center for American Progress, takes a...

RELEASE: Director Chris Weitz Unveils Video Series on Alabama’s Immigration Law, Report Assesses Economic and Social Cost

Watch the video series "Is This Alabama?" Read the report “Alabama’s Immigration Disaster” Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress hosted acclaimed director Chris Weitz ("A Better Life," "The Golden Compass," "About a Boy") who unveiled four new short videos comprising the series, "Is This Alabama?", that turns the lens on Alabama's harsh...

RELEASE: The High Costs of Birth Control

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released an analysis finding that women without contraception coverage are forced to spend hundreds, if not thousands, in out-of-pocket costs on various contraceptive methods. These high costs are one of the primary barriers to contraceptive access. It is for this reason that the Obama administration recently...

ADVISORY: Positive Student Outcomes in Community Schools

Washington D.C. - Using a community schools strategy of combining student support services—such as family engagement programs and health services—with strong academics seems like an intuitive approach to raising student achievement in high-poverty schools. Little is known, however, about the optimal combination of support services needed to raise achievement or about the students who benefit...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Brown on New Federal $5 billion Teacher Initiative

Washington D.C. – Today, Cynthia G. Brown, Vice President for Education Policy at the Center for the American Progress, issued the following statement regarding Secretary of Education Arne Duncan's announcement of a new $5 billion initiative to comprehensively reform the field of teaching: The Obama administration is embarking on a bold effort to refashion the...

RELEASE: The FY 2013 Defense Budget: A Report Card

To read the full column, click here. Washington, D.C. — The Obama administration’s fiscal year 2013 defense budget halts the unrestrained growth in baseline military spending that has occurred over the last decade, but “The Fiscal Year 2013 Defense Budget: A Report Card,” released by the Center for American Progress yesterday, shows it does little...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Weiss on Obama’s Energy Spending Proposal for 2013

Washington, D.C. — Daniel J. Weiss, CAP Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy, issued the following statement today regarding the impact of President Barack Obama’s 2013 spending proposal on energy: President Obama’s proposed budget invests in clean energy to power the engine of economic growth. It would invest in efficiency and renewable electricity technologies...

RELEASE: Obama’s Budget Steps Up for Communities of Color

By Daniella Gibbs Leger | February 13, 2012 Read the column here. Washington, D.C. — The president’s annual budget is an opportunity for the American people to clearly see what the goals and priorities of the administration are. Judging by the fiscal year 2013 budget released by President Obama today, this administration is focused on...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Michael Linden on the President’s FY 2013 Budget Proposal

Washington, D.C. — Michael Linden, Director for Tax and Budget Policy at the Center for American Progress, had the following reaction to the fiscal year 2013 budget plan President Barack Obama unveiled today: President Obama’s proposed budget for fiscal year 2013 sets a responsible course for rebuilding the economy so that it works for everyone,...

RELEASE: CAP Experts on U.S.-China Strategy, Seizing the Opportunity to Refocus

Washington, D.C. — Today, in anticipation of Xi Jinping’s visit to the White House, the Center for American Progress released “China’s Forthcoming Political Transition,” an issue brief on what China’s leadership transition means for U.S.-China relations; “Managing Insecurities Across the Pacific,” a report outlining how the United States should seize the opportunity to refocus its...

RELEASE: Federal Energy Loan Guarantees Win Clean Bill of Health

To read the full column, click here. Washington, D.C. — The White House today released the independent Herb Allison review showing that federal loan guarantees for energy projects have been successful, cost-effective investments and the Center for American Progress published "Federal Energy Loan Guarantees Win Clean Bill of Health," demonstrating the ways that the Department...

RELEASE: Shining a Light on U.S.–China Clean Energy Cooperation

To read the full issue brief, click here. Washington, D.C. — With China’s Vice President Xi Jinping expected in Washington next week and the U.S. Department of Commerce’s expected March ruling on one of the biggest trade cases to hit the U.S.-China energy relationship in recent years, the Center for American Progress released “Shining a...