STATEMENT: Dr. Christopher Lillis on the Benefits of the Environmental Protection Agency’s Announcement to Limit Soot Pollution

Washington, D.C. — Dr. Christopher Lillis, doctor of internal medicine and Board Member of Doctors for America, issued the following statement today in response to the Environmental Protection Agency's decision to adopt stricter limits on soot pollution: As a health professional, I commend the Environmental Protection Agency for finalizing an important rule that will result...

ADVISORY: Sen. Chris Coons Joins CAP Experts to Discuss America’s Economic Engagement with Africa

Washington, DC—On Tuesday, December 18, Delaware Senator Chris Coons, who serves as Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Subcommittee on African Affairs will keynote an event at the Center for American Progress on the U.S. policy response to China’s growing footprint in Africa. Senator Coons will offer recommendations to increase America’s economic engagement in Africa...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on the Impact of Sequestration

Washington D.C. — As the clock ticks down toward the fiscal cliff, the following experts from the Center for American Progress are available to comment on the impact of the looming federal sequester: Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow Christy Goldfuss, Director, Public Lands Project Vanessa Cárdenas, Director, Progress 2050 Jeff Krehely, Vice President, LGBT Research and...

RELEASE: The Value of Unions and the Consequences of Right-To-Work Laws

Washington D.C. — In the aftermath of Gov. Rick Snyder (R-MI) signing into law a measure to make Michigan the 24th state in the nation to adopt right-to-work legislation, the Center for American Progress today released a compilation of evidence shedding light on the many ways in which unions are vital to strengthening the middle...

RELEASE: Reforming Teacher Evaluation: One District’s Story of Collaboration from the Perspective of All Stakeholders

Washington, D.C. — As school districts across the nation continue to confront the challenge of how best to evaluate the performance of educators, the Center for American Progress today released a pair of reports detailing one district’s efforts to develop and implement a new evaluation system in a cooperative manner with its teachers. In the...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Conathan on NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco’s Tenure

Washington, D.C. — As NOAA Administrator Jane Lubchenco announced today that she will step down from her position next February, the Center for American Progress released the following statement from Michael Conathan, Director of Ocean Policy: Jane Lubchenco's tenure as NOAA administrator has proven the value of having an ocean scientist at the helm of our...

RELEASE: Public Financing of Judicial Elections Can Help Limit Corporate Influence and Ensure Impartial Judicial Rulings

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a new report, “Public Financing of Judicial Races Can Give Small Donors a Decisive Role,” which recommends public financing as a new solution for limiting corporate influence in judicial elections. In 2012 a record $27.8 million was spent in state supreme court races—money from corporations,...

ADVISORY: Reforming Teacher Evaluation: One District’s Story of Collaboration from the Perspective of all Stakeholders

Washington D.C. – In the past few years, nearly all states have passed legislation that revises how teachers are evaluated. Reforms around teacher evaluation and, in particular, efforts to assess teachers on the basis of student achievement have sometimes resulted in confrontations between teachers and school districts. But confrontation and conflict are not the dominant...