RELEASE: Legalization of Undocumented Workers Proves Economically Advantageous in 7 States

New Fact Sheets Crunch Numbers for Nevada, Virginia, Arizona, Florida, Texas, Colorado, New Mexico Washington, D.C. — Today, while immigration reform and fiscal responsibility are under discussion at the Republican National Convention, the Center for American Progress released “The Consequences of Legalization Versus Mass Deportation,” outlining the economic and fiscal benefits of legalizing undocumented workers in...

NEW CHARTS: The State of America’s Middle Class

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress today released a series of five charts illustrating the state of America’s middle class. While some still dispute that the middle class is struggling, the charts released today provide evidence that middle-class incomes have declined over the past decade. They also show that for the past several...

RELEASE: AFSCME—CAP Report on LGBT Discrimination in the Public Sector

Read “Gay and Transgender Discrimination in the Public Sector” Washington, D.C. – Today as many Americans prepare to celebrate Labor Day in honor of the contributions of workers across the country, the American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO (AFSCME) and the Center for American Progress released “Gay and Transgender Discrimination in the...

NEW VIDEO: Looming Automatic Spending Cuts Threaten Head Start

Washington, D.C. – As children across the country head back to school this week, the Center for American Progress released a new video highlighting one way looming automatic cuts will impact future school children. With sequestration pending, funding for Head Start, a program of the Department of Health and Human Services that provides comprehensive education,...

RELEASE: Building the Networked Clean Energy Web, Modernizing the American Energy Grid

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released “The Networked Energy Web: The Convergence of Energy Efficiency, Smart Grid, and Distributed Power Generation as the Next Frontier of the ICT Revolution,” a report recommending bold steps to upgrade and modernize American energy infrastructure through the lens of technology deployment and innovation. Upgrading the...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: Poverty Experts on TANF’s 16th Anniversary

Washington, D.C. — Today marks the 16th anniversary of the day former President Bill Clinton replaced guaranteed income assistance for the poor with Temporary Assistance for Needy Families. The following CAP experts are available to comment on the anniversary of this watershed moment in poverty policy: Melissa Boteach, Director, Poverty and Prosperity program Donna Cooper,...

RELEASE: New Report Finds Students of Color Are Being Shortchanged–Schools Spend $334 More on White Students than on Students of Color

Washington, D.C. — On a press call today with Rep. Chaka Fattah (D-PA), the Center for American Progress unveiled a new report that explores the racial inequities in state and local funding that persist in our nation's schools.  According to the study, called "Unequal Education,” schools across the nation continue to treat students of color differently than...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Julia Gordon on FHFA Announcement on Short Sale Guidelines

Washington, DC – Today, the Federal Housing Finance Agency announced new short sale guidelines for Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac.  The new guidelines will align the policies of the two GSEs as well as streamline and clarify the short sale process. Julia Gordon, CAP’s director of housing finance and policy, issued the following statement in...