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STATEMENT: CAP’s Weiss on Unveiling of White House Plan to Crack Down on Oil Market Manipulation, Protect Consumers

Washington, D.C. — President Barack Obama, joined by Attorney General Eric Holder, will today release a plan to deter Wall Street speculators from unlawfully taking advantage of oil price volatility. Daniel J. Weiss, Senior Fellow and Director of Climate Strategy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: President Obama’s proposal will make...

RELEASE: Women Are Still Earning Less than Men Across the Board

Washington D.C. — Today is Equal Pay Day, and the Center for American Progress released a package of products highlighting the importance of closing the gender wage gap. Equal Pay Day symbolizes how far into 2012 the average woman must work to earn what the average man earned in 2011. While the wage gap has...

RELEASE: New CAP Report shows the State of Communities of Color in the Third Year of the Economic Recovery, Finds African Americans have Struggled the Most

By Christian E. Weller, Julie Ajinkya, Jane Farrell | April, 12, 2012 Read the full report, here.   To listen to today's press call, click here. Washington D.C. -- The Center for American Progress released a report today entitled “The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. Economy: The Third Year of the Recovery”...

RELEASE: Promoting Gender Equity and Increasing Employment Through Paid Family Leave

Washington, D.C. - Today, in anticipation of next Tuesday’s Equal Pay Day, the Center for American Progress released a package of reports finding that guaranteeing workers paid family and medical leave will promote greater gender equity and reduce the gender wage gap. Additionally, providing workers paid leave will also increase the short-term economic security of...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Stachelberg on White House Delay of LGBT Federal Contractor Executive Order

Washington, D.C. — Today, in response to news that the White House will delay the issuance of an executive order requiring federal contractors to adopt sexual orientation and gender identity nondiscrimination policies, Winnie Stachelberg, Executive Vice President for External Affairs at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Today’s news that the White...