STATEMENT: CAP’s Michael Ettlinger on the Small Business Common Application Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC) introduced the Small Business Common Application Act, a measure which will make it easier for emerging businesses to access the full range of federal programs, using a “common application” modeled after the common college application. The Center for American Progress last year first introduced the idea of...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Kelley on DOJ Lawsuit Against Arizona Sheriff Arpaio

Washington, D.C. — Today the Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division announced that they will file a lawsuit against Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio for civil rights violations and racial profiling. Angela M. Kelley, Vice President for Immigration Policy and Advocacy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: We applaud the Department of...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Tanden and Stachelberg on President Obama’s Stated Support for Gay Marriage Rights

Washington, D.C. — Today President Barack Obama stated his support for marriage rights for gay couples in an interview with ABC News’s Robin Roberts and, in response, the Center for American Progress released the following statements: Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden said, “We applaud the president's decision as it is another large step...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on POTUS Support of Gay-Marriage, North Carolina’s Gay-Marriage Ban, and Communities of Color

Washington, D.C.— North Carolina yesterday became the 30th state to prohibit gay marriage by passing a constitutional amendment defining marriage as solely between a man and a woman. This was a blow to efforts to advance equality for same-sex unions, but today President Barack Obama in an interview with ABC News’s Robin Roberts stated his...

RELEASE: Toward 2050 in North Carolina: A Roundtable Report on the Changing Face of the Tar Heel State

Washington, D.C. - Today, Progress 2050- a project of the Center for American Progress- and PolicyLink- a national research and action institute advancing economic and social equity -released a report showing what implications the changing demographics of North Carolina have on future public policy matters in the state. These two organizations have partnered to hold...

PRESS CALL TODAY: Experts and French Insiders to Discuss Recent French Election, Consequences for France, the European Economy

Washington, D.C. – Today the Center for American Progress will host a press call at 1:30 p.m. ET, to feature former European Commissioner and President of Policy Network Lord Peter Mandelson and Terra Nova President and Socialist Party parliamentary candidate Olivier Ferrand to discuss the ramifications of the recent French presidential election, president-elect Francois Hollande’s...

The Top 10 Things You Should Know About North Carolina’s Demographic Changes and Immigration Politics

Washington, D.C.-- In advance of North Carolina’s primary tomorrow, the Center for American Progress released 10 important facts about immigrants and people of color in the state that display their significant economic, cultural, and electoral power. 1. North Carolina’s communities of color make up a significant share of the state’s population. In 2010, 8.4 percent...

RELEASE: New Report Finds Government Is Very Effective at Managing Risk in Loans

Read the report Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a report finding that the U.S. government is very effective at managing risk in loans and loan guarantees. The analysis, entitled "Managing Taxpayer Risk," finds the majority of government credit programs actually cost taxpayers less than originally estimated, not more. “Conservative critics...

ADVISORY: The Future of Military Compensation: Equity vs. Affordability

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, May 7, the Center for American Progress will host a panel of experts for a discussion of the Pentagon’s proposed changes to military personnel benefits; debate the proper cost-sharing balance between military service members, retirees, veterans, and taxpayers; and release the new CAP report “Reforming Military Compensation: Addressing Runaway Personnel...