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...

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....

STATEMENT: CAP’s Hart on Commerce Department’s Tariff Announcement for Chinese-Manufactured Solar Panels

Washington, D.C. — Today the U.S. Department of Commerce announced plans to impose import tariffs ranging from 2.9 percent to 4.73 percent on Chinese-manufactured solar panels. Melanie Hart, China Energy and Climate Policy Analyst at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Today’s Commerce Department decision to levy import tariffs on Chinese solar...

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...

RELEASE: Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress announced today the launch of its Faith and Reproductive Justice Leadership Institute. The Leadership Institute—a new program of CAP’s Faith and Progressive Policy Initiative—will train and provide resources to a new generation of faith-based leaders to be public champions of reproductive justice. Twenty participants from around the...

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: New Ryan Budget Threatens Medicare and Shreds Safety Net

Washington, D.C. — Today, as the Republican leadership in the House of Representatives unveiled their latest budget proposal, the Center for American Progress released an analysis detailing the ways in which the plan fundamentally alters the future of the nation’s health care programs. “The House Republican budget once again threatens Medicare and shreds the safety...

RELEASE: The Economic Consequences of Cutting SNAP

Washington D.C. – Today, as the nation anticipates the details of the House Republican’s budget blueprint, a new report from the Center for American Progress estimates the employment consequences that will result if the GOP decides to once again cut the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). Under last year’s House budget proposal, SNAP, a program...

ADVISORY: The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and CAP to Host Webinar on Maximizing Health Care Reform Law Benefits for LGBT People and Their Families

Washington, D.C. — The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force and the Center for American Progress are marking the second anniversary of the federal health care reform law by spotlighting its impact on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people and their families. The groups are holding a March 22 webinar, "Learn Your Power:...