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: 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...

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...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Hendricks and Cooper on Meeting with City Mayors Discussing Job-creating Urban Infrastructure Banks

Tarrytown, NY — Former President Bill Clinton and the Clinton Global Initiative, in partnership with the Center for American Progress and the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, this week convened a meeting with seven U.S. mayors and the representatives of 15 cities in Tarrytown, New York, at the Pocantico Center of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund. The group...

RELEASE: Flightless Fridays – Option B to Closing Airports Due to Congressional Sequestration Antics

Read the analysis. Washington, D.C. —  Today, Center for American Progress Senior Fellow Scott Lilly released a column responding to criticisms of his “Oops, I Lost the Airport” report on the consequences of a looming 9 percent budget cut at the Federal Aviation Administration. Released last Wednesday Lilly’s report examined how the Federal Aviation Administration...

ISSUE BRIEF RELEASE: The State of Latinos in the United States

By Vanessa Cárdenas, Sophia Kerby | August 8, 2012 Washington, D.C. — After yesterday’s event hosted by the Center for American Progress with Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis and Director of the White House Domestic Policy Council Cecilia Muñoz, Progress 2050 released an issue brief detailing the successes and challenges the Latino community faces and...

RELEASE: The Vast Potential for Renewable Energy in the American West

Washington, D.C. – Today, on the eve of the National Clean Energy Summit 5.0 in Las Vegas, the Center for American Progress released “The Vast Potential for Renewable Energy in the American West,” an analysis projecting that the federal lands in six western states—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, and Utah—could house clean energy projects...

RELEASE: Automatic Spending Cuts Will Close More than 100 Airports

Read the column. View the interactive map. Washington, D.C. — Today, according to a new analysis released by the Center for American Progress, as many as 106 U.S. airports could lose air traffic control service—and effectively be shut down—under automatic spending cuts scheduled to take effect January 2, 2013.  An interactive map, also released today,...

RELEASE: CAP Unveils Aggressive Agenda to Revitalize America’s Middle Class

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress today released a bold new agenda of innovative policies that would strengthen our nation by helping address the challenges Americans face in achieving and maintain a middle-class standard of living. The policy recommendations will be the subject of discussion at an event today featuring Gene Sperling, Sen....