VIDEO RELEASE: The Risks of Drilling in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean

Watch “Oil and Ice Don’t Mix: The Risks of Drilling in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean” Washington, D.C. – As offshore oil drilling edges ever closer to becoming a reality in the Arctic Ocean, the Center for American Progress released the video “Oil and Ice Don’t Mix: The Risks of Drilling in Alaska’s Arctic Ocean,” which examines...

RELEASE: China’s Leadership Question: Candidates and Future Challenges

Read “China’s 2012 Party Leadership Transition: Key Faces to Watch” Read “China’s Real Leadership Question” Washington, D.C. – Top Chinese Communist Party leaders met this month in Beidaihe for negotiations over who will replace them when they retire later this fall and today the Center for American Progress released “China’s 2012 Party Leadership Transition: Key...

RELEASE: 32 Budget Professionals Call the Budget Process Dysfunctional

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a new report finding that federal budget professionals do not have the information they need to make reliable, rational decisions about federal resource allocation. The analysis, based on interviews with a group of experts that altogether had more than 600 years of...

RELEASE: Fact Sheets – New Data on Work-Life Balance

Washington, D.C. — In response to new data released today by the Bureau of Labor Statistics on the use of paid sick days and workplace flexibility, the Center for American Progress released a series of fact sheets on how conflicts over work-family balance impact the nation’s economy. The series offers context to the new BLS...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Heather Boushey on New BLS Data on Work-Life Balance

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Bureau of Labor Statistics released new data on the use of paid sick days and workplace flexibility. Collected as part of the American Time Use Survey, this is the first time the government has collected these data, which will allow us to better understand how workers cope with conflicts between...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Kelley on Deferred Action Applications Now Available to DREAMers

Washington, D.C. — Today the Department of Homeland Security begins collecting applications for deferred action for DREAM Act-eligible youth based on President Barack Obama’s June 15th announcement that if approved, will defer the deportation of DREAM Act-eligible youth and permit them to work legally in the United States. Center for American Progress Vice President for...

RELEASE: 7 Questions the Candidates Need to Answer About the Housing Crisis

Read the issue brief. Washington, D.C. — Less than three months before the presidential election, a new issue brief released today by the Center for American Progress aims to elevate a critical issue that has yet to be discussed on the campaign trail—the issue of solving our nation’s housing crisis. The ongoing housing crisis has...