PRESS CONFERENCE TODAY: Actor Bradley Cooper, Sen. Stabenow, Rep. Patrick Kennedy to Discuss Mental Health at the Center for American Progress

“Silver Linings Playbook” Opens a Conversation About Removing the Stigma of Mental Illness RSVP required – Click here to confirm your attendance. Washington, D.C. — Today at 9:30 a.m. Bradley Cooper, star of “Silver Linings Playbook,” an Oscar-nominated film about a man living with bipolar disorder, will join Sen. Debbie Stabenow and former Rhode Island...

RELEASE: Lessons from the NFL for Managing College Enrollment

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — A new report released today by the Center for American Progress argues that colleges must abandon their rankings-focused culture and follow the unlikely example of the National Football League. The author, Jerome Lucido, argues that the NFL's league rules present a promising model of how to moderate harmful competition,...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Adam Hersh on Today’s GDP Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Adam Hersh had the following reaction to the announcement of the fourth-quarter GDP numbers released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: Today's GDP numbers show the toll that political conflict over fiscal policy is taking on U.S. economic growth. The 0.1 percent economic contraction puts...

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act’s Fourth Anniversary

Washington, D.C. — Four years ago today, President Barack Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which helps female and minority workers challenge discriminatory pay in the courts. CAP President and CEO Neera Tanden issued the following statement marking the legislation’s fourth anniversary: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act was a significant...

RELEASE: Budget Cuts Set Funding Path to Historic Lows

Read the analysis. Washignton, D.C. — Federal investments in an array of vital and widely supported programs, benefits, and public protections are projected to decline by the year 2017 to unprecedented levels, according to a new analysis released today by the Center for American Progress. The analysis, authored by CAP’s Tax and Budget Director Michael...

STATEMENT: Angela Maria Kelley and Neera Tanden on Senate Framework for Comprehensive Immigration Reform

Today the bipartisan "Gang of 8” released a framework for comprehensive immigration reform. Experts from the Center for American Progress, Angela Maria Kelley and Neera Tanden, released the following statements. Angela Maria Kelley, Vice President for Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress: Today’s principles provide a strong foundation on which to build common-sense immigration...

ADVISORY: Low Down-Payment Mortgage Lending: What is the Safe Path Forward?

Washington D.C. –  New homebuyers are likely to play an important role in a sustained housing recovery, provided they can get access to good mortgages. High down payment requirements are a known barrier to homeownership for households who do not have extensive assets but are otherwise creditworthy. Mortgages with down payments of less than 20...

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on President Obama’s Naming Jennifer Palmieri Assistant to the President and White House Communications Director

Washington, D.C. — Today in response to President Barack Obama’s decision to promote Jennifer Palmieri to assistant to the president and White House communications director, Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden issued the following statement: We are thrilled at the news that former Center for American Progress Senior Vice President Jennifer Palmieri has assumed...

ADVISORY: Ambassador Pierini and Turkish Journalists to Speak at CAP on U.S. – Turkish Relationship in Obama’s Second Term

Washington, D.C. – Please join the Center for American Progress on Tuesday, January 29 for a panel discussion of the challenges and opportunities confronting the U.S.-Turkish relationship at the start of President Obama's second term. This panel will feature Ambassador Marc Pierini, former EU representative in Turkey, and three leading Turkish journalists. President Obama invested...

RELEASE: Sen. Kerry’s Approach to China as Secretary of State

Read the full column here. Washington, D.C. — As the U.S. Senate begins Sen. John Kerry’s (D-MA) confirmation hearing for secretary of state today, the Center for American Progress released “Sen. Kerry’s Approach to China as Secretary of State,” which discusses the Obama administration’s current relationship with China, how Sen. Kerry would manage that relationship,...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Browner on President Obama’s Call for Action on Climate Change

Washington, D.C. – Today, in reaction to President Barack Obama’s Inaugural Address, the Center for American Progress released the following statement from Carol M. Browner, CAP Distinguished Senior Fellow and former Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency: “The president deserves praise for giving the climate crisis such prominence in his Inaugural Address today. He is...