RELEASE: Watching the U.S.-Chinese Relationship in Los Cabos

Washington, D.C. — The headlines for the upcoming G-20 meeting in Los Cabos, Mexico, from June 18 to June 19 will focus on the financial crisis in Europe, but the role the G-20 plays in the U.S.-Chinese relationship—and vice versa—is important to watch. In “Watching the U.S.-Chinese Relationship in Los Cabos,” CAP Senior Fellow Nina...

ADVISORY: A Plan to Reform the U.S. Workforce Training System

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, June 19, the Center for American Progress will host a conversation with leaders from the workforce development community to discuss the opportunities and challenges of reforming the U.S. workforce system. The Great Recession rapidly accelerated two long-term challenges facing American workers. The first challenge is that middle-class jobs are increasingly...

RELEASE: Untapped Electoral Power: Staggering Numbers of Unregistered Latinos and Immigrants Eligible to Naturalize in 10 Key States

Use interactive map here. View infographic here. Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress today released an infographic and interactive map on the immense electoral power of unregistered Latinos and citizens-in-waiting (legal immigrants eligible to naturalize and become citizens) in 10 highly influential states in the upcoming elections. Across the nation millions of Latinos...

ADVISORY: Bishop Gene Robinson Joins a Panel of Experts to Discuss Religious Liberty

Washington, D.C.—On Thursday, June 14, 2012 Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Bishop Gene Robinson will join religious, policy, and legal experts to explore what religious liberty is—and isn’t—in America today. Robert P. Jones, CEO of the Public Religion Research Institute will open the program with an overview of recent polling on the treasured American...

RELEASE: ENDA Advances Workplace Equality and Protects Religious Liberty

Read “The Freedom to Work, the Freedom to Worship” Read “A State-by-State Examination of Nondiscrimination Laws and Policies” Watch “Gay and Transgender Discrimination: Protecting Employee Rights” Washington, D.C. – Tomorrow the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions will hold a hearing on the Employment Non-Discrimination Act of 2011—the first since November 2009— and...

RELEASE: CAP Unveils Proposal for Reducing Health Care Administrative Costs

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — Today a new report released by the Center for American Progress outlines a set of specific recommendations to significantly cut wasteful health care administrative costs, reducing overall spending on health care by as much as $40 billion a year. The recommendations were unveiled at an event featuring key stakeholders...

ADVISORY: Gov. Deval Patrick Joins CAP to Discuss Austerity at Home and Abroad

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, June 14, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick will join the Center for American Progress and a panel of distinguished experts to discuss the impact of austerity policies in Europe and across the United States. Recent economic reports out of Europe have been grim. The United Kingdom has dipped back into recession...

ADVISORY: Framing the U.S.-India Strategic Dialogue: A Conversation with Ambassadors Nirupama Rao and Nancy Powell

Watch the event live here Read “Turning Words Into Action: Next Steps in the U.S.-India Strategic Partnership” Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. Ambassador to India, Nancy Powell, and the Indian Ambassador to the United States, Nirupama Rao, will engage in a candid discussion at the Center for American Progress concerning the issues to be...

ADVISORY: David Cutler, Ezekiel Emanuel, Health Industry Leaders to Discuss Reducing Health Care Administrative Costs

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, June 11, Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Dr. Ezekiel Emanuel will moderate a conversation with health insurance industry leaders and physicians about how our nation can significantly reduce health care administrative costs. Administrative costs in the U.S. health care system consume an estimated $361 billion annually—14 percent of total...

STATEMENT: John Podesta on U.S. Ocean Policy Report Card, Importance of Full Implementation of National Ocean Policy

Washington, D.C. – Today, during Capitol Hill Oceans Week, the Joint Ocean Commission Initiative released its 2012 U.S. Ocean Policy Report Card, praising state and regional efforts to implement the National Ocean Policy but signaling that overall implementation has fallen short of expectations and Congress needs to show more leadership on the issue. John Podesta,...