ADVISORY: Secretary Bryson to Discuss Building on the Progress in Turkish-American Economic Cooperation

Washington, D.C. — U.S.-Turkish relations are arguably as strong as ever, with Ankara as a strategic partner on many geopolitical issues. Despite reaching a bilateral trade record this past year of approximately $20 billion—with even further growth potential for trade and commerce—bilateral commercial relations have not kept pace with these close political and military ties....

STATEMENT: CAP’s Conathan on the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement Approval of Shell’s Oil Spill Response Plan for the Beaufort Sea

Washington, D.C. — The Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement today issued an approval of Shell Gulf of Mexico, Inc.’s Oil Spill Response Plan for the Beaufort Sea and Michael Conathan, Director of Ocean Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: We appreciate the administration’s commitment to holding Shell to rigorous...

STATEMENT: CAP on the EPA’s Proposed Carbon Pollution Standard for New Power Plants

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released the following statement on the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to implement the first carbon pollution standard for new power plants: The Environmental Protection Agency’s carbon dioxide pollution reduction proposal for new power plants would finally limit harmful climate change emissions from the largest source in...

RELEASE: 7 Ways the Affordable Care Act Helps Latinos

Washington, D.C.--As the Supreme Court holds hearings on the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act this week, it is worth noting the ways Obamacare is improving the lives of Latinos. Given that Latinos are more likely to be uninsured than any other ethnic group, it comes as no surprise that a majority (66 percent) of...

RELEASE: Ryan Budget Cuts to Nutrition Assistance Would Eliminate 184,000 Jobs

Washington, D.C. — Today, new estimates from the Center for American Progress reveal that if enacted, the Ryan Budget's proposed cuts to the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program would eliminate 184,000 jobs. This year’s House budget proposal would cut by nearly 20 percent a program instrumental in combatting poverty in our country by alleviating hunger. Such...

ADVISORY: Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro to Speak at CAP on Tackling Somali Piracy

Washington, D.C. — Over the past half-decade, Somali piracy has evolved into a sophisticated criminal enterprise, impacting the entire Indian Ocean region, and the Center for American Progress will host Assistant Secretary of State Andrew Shapiro on Tuesday, March 27 to discuss this real and serious threat to international security and the global economy.  In...

RELEASE: The Costly Business of Discrimination Against LGBT Employees

Read the full report here. See the findings in graphic form here. Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress today released “The Costly Business of Discrimination: The Economic Costs of Discrimination and the Financial Benefits of Gay and Transgender Equality in the Workplace,” showing that discrimination against gay and transgender employees hurts companies in...

ADVISORY: Race to the Top – What Have We Learned So Far?

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, March 26, the Center for American Progress will host a conversation with Race to the Top experts who grapple with the challenges of implementation and its implications on a daily basis. With $4.35 billion at stake the Obama administration’s Race to the Top competitive grant program may be its most...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: How Anti-Immigrant Laws Affect Daily Life for Undocumented Immigrants

Washington, D.C. – In light of the number of cities and states that have passed restrictive anti-immigrant laws, and the intertwining of local police and federal immigration officials, the Center for American Progress will release “Life as an Undocumented Immigrant: How Restrictive Local Immigration Policies Affect Daily Life,” by Angela S. García and David G....

RELEASE: House Republican Budget Offers Pain for Everyone but the Rich

Washington D.C. — Today, as House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI) unveiled his budget plan for the coming fiscal year, the Center for American Progress released an analysis revealing that the blueprint not only mirrors last year’s disastrous effort but also manages to reject what little bipartisan budget agreement was forged in 2011. “This...

RELEASE: States Make School Improvement Dollars Harder to Obtain

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a new report documenting the growing trend among states to make school improvement funds more competitive. The report found that states changed the way they allocate federal dollars to low-performing schools and districts in 2009, in response to a shift in federal policy. That change...