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.”

RELEASE: $10 Billion for Federal Highways Diverted from States with High Need for Infrastructure Repair

Earmarks disappear but politically defined formulas remain Read the report Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress released today finds that the recently passed highway bill—formally known as the Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21st Century Act—drives nearly one-quarter of all federal highway and transit funds to states based on political...