RELEASE: The United States and Mexico: The Path Forward

Washington, D.C. — As Mexico prepares to inaugurate Enrique Peña Nieto as its new president on Saturday, the Center for American Progress released “The United States and Mexico: The Path Forward,” which discusses the challenges and opportunities for the U.S.-Mexico relationship as he takes office. The fate of Peña Nieto’s reform agenda will arguably be...

RELEASE: The Turning Point in Spending for Combating HIV/AIDS

Washington, D.C. — In advance of  World AIDS Day, the Center for American Progress today released “The Turning Point in Spending for Combating HIV/AIDS,” which highlights CAP's recommendations for the flagship international anti-HIV/AIDS effort of the United States—the President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief, or PEPFAR—to encourage greater burden-sharing with upper-middle-income countries and regions where...

EVENT ADVISORY: The Obama Coalition in 2012 and Beyond

December 4, 2012, 12:00pm - 1:30pm RSVP to attend this event Bookmark this link to watch the live webcast Washington, D.C. -- In the aftermath of the presidential election, much has been said on how President Obama got to the 270 electoral votes needed for his reelection. In 2011 and 2012, the Center for American...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on the Doha Climate Change Conference

Follow ThinkProgress’s coverage of the climate talks in Doha. Washington, D.C. — As the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change meeting continues this week in Doha, Qatar, the following Center for American Progress experts will be available for comment during the negotiations: Andrew Light, Senior Fellow and Director of International Climate Policy Rebecca Lefton, Policy...

RELEASE: Caught in the Budget Battle: How the ‘Fiscal Showdown’ Impacts LGBT Americans

Washington, D.C. —As fiscal cliff deliberations intensify, the Center for American Progress, the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, and a coalition of 23 other national LGBT organizations today released “Caught in the Budget Battle: How the ‘Fiscal Showdown’ Impacts Gay and Transgender Americans.” This new report details the negative effects that sequestration would have...

RELEASE: Strong Recusal Rules Are Crucial to Judicial Integrity

Washington, D.C. — As the amount of campaign cash in judicial elections has exploded in recent years, concerns about judicial impartiality have grown more urgent, and the Center for American Progress today released “Strong Recusal Rules Are Crucial to Judicial Integrity.” This new CAP report demonstrates that an abundance of campaign donations has led to alarming...

ADVISORY: Housing Experts to Put the FHA’s Financial Problems in Perspective

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, November 30 the Federal Housing Administration's Acting Commissioner Carol Galante will join a panel of distinguished housing experts and The Wall Street Journal's Nick Timiros to put Federal Housing Administration's financial problems in perspective by addressing the major findings from the agency’s 2012 actuarial review and annual report to Congress....

RELEASE: Social Sector Innovation Funds Help Governments Make Smarter Investments

New Report Outlines Lessons Learned and Makes Recommendations for the Future Read the report. Washington, D.C. — As leaders at all levels of government face mounting budgetary challenges, the Center for American Progress and Results for America, an initiative of America Achieves, released a report today exploring how social sector innovation funds use data and...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Julia Gordon on the Federal Housing Administration’s Financial Status

Washington, D.C. — Today the Federal Housing Administration, a government-run mortgage insurer, released its fiscal year 2012 actuarial review and financial report to Congress. The actuarial review predicts a negative ”economic value” for the Federal Housing Administration's insurance fund, meaning the agency does not have enough money to cover all expected insurance claims over the...

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on Leader Pelosi’s Continued Leadership

Washington, D.C. – In response to the news that Leader Nancy Pelosi will continue her role as House Minority leader, President of the Center for American Progress Neera Tanden issued the following statement: I welcome the news of Leader Nancy Pelosi’s continued leadership in the United States House of Representatives. Her ground-breaking leadership as the...

RELEASE: New Poverty Data Provide Crucial Information on Effectiveness of Public Policies and Offer Insights into Fiscal Cliff Negotiations

Washington, D.C. — In response to the release of U.S. Census Bureau data on poverty and hardship today, the Center for American Progress released an analysis of how this new information should inform Congress’s approach to deciding the fate of many critical programs for low-income Americans during the year-end fiscal showdown. In the analysis, CAP...