STATEMENT: CAP’s Browner on Resignation of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson

Washington, D.C. -- Today as the Environmental Protection Agency confirmed that EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson will step down early next year, the Center for American Progress released the following statement from CAP Distinguished Senior Fellow Carol M. Browner, former EPA Administrator and former director of the White House office of Energy and Climate Change Policy:...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Experts on Congress Passing the Shaheen Amendment

Washington, D.C. — Today Congress approved the National Defense Authorization Act, which includes the Shaheen Amendment, a provision that requires the military’s health insurance program TRICARE to cover abortion for servicewomen and military dependents when a pregnancy results from rape or incest. Experts from the Center for American Progress released the following statements: Lawrence J....

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on NRA Press Conference

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement today in reaction to the National Rifle Association’s, or NRA, press conference: You don't take questions when you don't have answers. In its sham "press conference," the NRA leadership ducked responsibility for the epidemic of gun violence that their...

RELEASE: Speaker Boehner’s Plan B Would Result in Job Losses, Middle-Class Tax Increases, and Trivial Deficit Reduction

Read the full analysis. Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released an analysis finding that House Speaker John Boehner’s (R-OH) latest plan to avoid making a deal to resolve the ongoing fiscal showdown would seriously damage the economy, raise taxes on millions of middle- and low-income families, and accomplish almost nothing to...

RELEASE: Using Multiple Evaluation Measures to Improve Teacher Effectiveness

State Strategies from Round 2 of No Child Left Behind Act Waivers Read the report. Washington D.C. – Today, the Center for American Progress released a new analysis of the multiple measures and multiple methods used in new teacher evaluation systems, including the weighting of these measures, to determine a composite score of teacher effectiveness....

RELEASE: CAP Urges Administration Develop, Fund Program to Increase Resiliency to Climate Related Extreme Weather

Washington, D.C. — As Congress debates recovery funding for states most damaged  by superstorm Sandy, the Center for American Progress today released “An Ounce of Prevention: Increasing Resiliency to Climate-Related Extreme Weather.” To help communities reduce their vulnerability to future extreme weather events, we propose the creation of a “community resilience fund,” to provide dedicated...

RELEASE: New Report on Strengthening Our Democracy by Expanding Voting Rights

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress today released a new report titled “Strengthening Our Democracy by Expanding Voting Rights,” which outlines the different ways state legislatures can expand access to voting rights for their citizens. In recent years conservative legislatures across the country have engaged in a systematic attempt to suppress voter turnout...

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on the Senseless Shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School

Washington, D.C. — In the wake of today's senseless shooting at an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut, Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: My heart goes out to the families and friends of all those killed and wounded in today's horrific mass shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. The events...