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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...

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: The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Illinois’s Demographic Changes and Immigration Politics

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress today released “The Top 10 Things You Should Know About Illinois’s Demographic Changes and Immigration Politics” ahead of tomorrow’s GOP primary in Illinois. The slow population growth there over the last decade—3.3 percent, compared to a nationwide average of 9.7 percent—masks striking demographic changes in the state....

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:...

ADVISORY: Acemoglu on Why Nations Fail

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, March 23, Daron Acemoglu, economist and winner of the 2005 John Bates Clark Medal, will present findings from his new book, Why Nations Fail: The Origins of Power, Prosperity, and Poverty. Acemoglu and co-author James Robinson conclude that manmade political and economic institutions that foster a strong middle class create...

RELEASE: The Complexities of the U.S. Decision on Chinese Solar Panel Imports

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Department of Commerce early next week will issue a preliminary verdict on a trade petition filed by SolarWorld Industries America, Inc., which alleges that the Chinese government unfairly subsidizes crystalline silicon photovoltaic solar cells and modules by providing cash grants, tax rebates, cheap loans, and other benefits designed to artificially...

RELEASE: Campus Progress Names Anne Johnson as New Director

Washington D.C. — Campus Progress – the youth outreach arm of the nation’s leading progressive think tank, the Center for American Progress – is proud to announce its new director, Anne Johnson. Johnson will succeed former director, David Halperin, who worked with John Podesta in 2005 to found Campus Progress. “Anne is a strong and...

RELEASE: Absorbing the Latest Afghan Tragedy

By Caroline Wadhams | March 13, 2012 For the full column, click here. Washington, D.C. — The news that a U.S. soldier this past weekend left his base in Afghanistan’s Kandahar province and went on a rampage, killing 16 civilians, including nine children, is causing many in the United States and Afghanistan to justify their...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Boushey on February Jobs Report

Washington, D.C.—Today, Heather Boushey, Senior Economist at the Center for American Progress, had the following reaction to the announcement of February’s unemployment figures: It's clear that our economy is now adding jobs at a steady pace with 245,000 jobs added on average over the past three months. In February, the unemployment rate held steady at...

RELEASE: 10 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrant Women

By Angela Maria Kelley, Philip E. Wolgin To read the full column, click here. Washington, D.C. — Today, on International Women’s Day, the Center for American Progress released “10 Facts You Need to Know About Immigrant Women,” showing that immigrant women in the United States (documented and undocumented combined) comprise more than half of all...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Weiss on Sen. DeMint’s Amendment on Energy Tax Breaks

Washington, D.C. — Today as the U.S. Senate prepares to vote on amendments to the Surface Transportation Bill, Daniel J. Weiss, CAP Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Change Policy, released the following statement: Sen. Jim DeMint’s (R-SC) amendment #1589 would eliminate many energy tax breaks that encourage investments in clean alternative fuels, advanced vehicles,...