ADVISORY: NRC Chair Allison Macfarlane to Discuss Future of Nuclear Power

Washington, D.C. – On Thursday, October 25, Allison Macfarlane, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, will join Tom Perriello, counselor to the Center for American Progress, for a conversation about the critical issues facing the nuclear power industry. Nuclear power is our nation’s largest low-carbon power source, providing nearly 20 percent of our electricity. Over...

RELEASE: Videos Feature Small Business Owners Talking About How to Grow Their Business and Economy

Entrepreneurs discuss key small business issues currently in national spotlight, including allowing tax breaks on high-income earners to expire and health care reform   Washington, D.C. — The Small Business Majority and the Center for American Progress today released a package of videos featuring small business owners from across the country discussing many of the...

ADVISORY: Governor Chafee to Speak at CAP for Discussion on Regional Energy Solutions, Moving Beyond ‘Drill, Baby, Drill’

Watch the event streaming live at 10 a.m. EDT here. WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Friday, October 19, the Center for American Progress and The Center for the Next Generation will release their new report “Regional Energy, National Solutions: A Real Energy Vision for America,” with Governor Lincoln Chafee (I-RI), John Arensmeyer, the founder and CEO...

RELEASE: Disclosure Laws Needed to Ensure Transparency in Judicial Elections

Attack Ads from Anonymous Donors Threaten Impartial Judicial Rulings Read the full report here. Washington, D.C. —  As this year’s election approaches, political attack ads are flooding the airwaves, fueled by a series of campaign finance reform setbacks that allow corporations and wealthy individuals to secretly contribute unlimited sums of money to support a particular candidate...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on Supreme Court’s Oral Arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas

Washington, D.C. — Today the U.S. Supreme Court begins hearing oral arguments today in Fisher v. University of Texas, a case that will impact a generation of young people of color seeking higher education. An adverse ruling by the justices—one declaring race-conscious admission policies unconstitutional—could potentially undermine efforts by colleges and universities to expand the...

ADVISORY: Lawrence Summers on the Fiscal Cliff and the Future of U.S. Economic Strategy

Washington, D.C.—On Thursday, October 11, former National Economic Council Director Lawrence Summers will deliver a speech laying out his vision for a long-term U.S. economic strategy. Following the address, Professor Summers will sit down with CAP President Neera Tanden for a conversation on the looming year-end clash of spending cuts and tax hike known as the “fiscal cliff.”