STATEMENT: Campus Progress’s Anne Johnson on Student Loan Rate Senate Deal

Washington, D.C. — Responding to months of activism by students and higher education advocates, press reports indicate that Senate leaders have reached a deal to prevent the interest rate on subsidized Stafford student loans from doubling on July 1 for 7.4 million students. Anne Johnson, Director of Campus Progress, released the following statement: With this...

RELEASE: CAP Ocean Program Launches New Blue Economy Initiative

Washington, D.C. — Today National Oceanic and Atmospheric Association, or NOAA, Administrator Jane Lubchenco joined business leaders and experts at the Center for American Progress for the launch of the CAP Ocean Program's Blue Economy Initiative and the release of the issue brief, “Foundations of a Blue Economy,” presenting a blueprint for this new project...

ADVISORY: Disproportionate Criminalization of LGBT Youth

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, June 29, the Center for American Progress will host a conversation on the disproportionate criminalization of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender or LGBT youth—from harsh school sanctions that perpetuate a school-to-prison pipeline, to the bias and abuse they face within the juvenile justice system. The discussion will explore why LGBT...

INFOGRAPHIC: How Obamacare Impacts People of Color

Washington, D.C.—Ahead of tomorrow’s Supreme Court ruling on the consitutionality of Obamacare, Progress 2050 released the following infographic showing how many people of color, including Latinos, African Americans, Asians, and Native Americans—and especially young people—have benefitted from the Affordable Care Act to address their most urgent health needs. See the full infographic here. The following...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Carol M. Browner on U.S. Court of Appeals Climate Change Decision

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit today unanimously ruled in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency’s legal authority to limit industrial carbon pollution under the Clean Air Act to protect Americans’ health.  In response to this ruling, Carol M. Browner, former Environmental Protection Agency Administrator and Distinguished...

ADVISORY: Secretary Sebelius Joins CAP, Olympic Medalists, and Experts to Mark Title IX’s 40th Anniversary

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, June 21, Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius will join the Center for American Progress for an event marking the 40th anniversary of Title IX. The secretary, a former collegiate athlete herself, will give a keynote address on the law that has dramatically impacted women’s participation in athletics, from...

RELEASE: Reducing Violent Crime Will Increase Housing Values, Save Taxpayers Millions

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a first-of-its-kind analysis calculating the impact that violent crime rates have on the real estate values and fiscal stability of eight major American cities. The report presents the findings of two respected economists who previously served as economic advisors to presidential candidates...

RELEASE: Progress 2050 Releases New Infographic: Who voted for the DREAM Act?

Washington, D.C.—Today Progress 2050 released an infographic showing who voted for the DREAM Act in 2010 in the House and Senate after President Barack Obama’s announcement last Friday on a new immigration policy that will allow some undocumented students to receive work authorization and avoid deportation. Recent conservative commentators have argued, however, that President Obama...