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...

RELEASE: Building on President Obama’s Clean Energy Successes, Top 10 Environmental Priorities for the Second Term

Read the full issue brief here. Washington, D.C. – Today, as President Barack Obama plans to build his new energy and environment team for his second term, the Center for American Progress released “Building on President Obama’s Clean Energy Successes: The Top 10 Energy and Environment Priorities for the president’s Second Term.” This issue brief...

STATEMENT: Julia Gordon on the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Final Mortgage Servicing Rules

Washington, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today released its final rulemaking on mortgage-servicing standards under the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act. The bureau is the first agency able to regulate mortgage servicing across all mortgage owners and servicers, and today’s rulemaking underlines the importance of this function. Julia Gordon, Director of Housing Finance...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Goldfuss and Conathan on Resignation of Secretary Salazar

Washington, D.C. — Today, following the announcement that Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar would leave his post in March, the Center for American Progress released the following statement from Public Lands Project Director Christy Goldfuss and Director of Ocean Policy Michael Conathan: "Secretary Salazar was a dedicated public servant who should be commended for...

STATEMENT: Winnie Stachelberg on the Obama Administration’s Gun Violence Prevention Proposals

Washington, D.C. — President Barack Obama announced today a package of legislative proposals and executive actions to stem the epidemic of gun violence in our nation. Today’s announcement marks the first time in history that such a comprehensive gun violence prevention package has been released. Developed in the wake of last month’s devastating massacre at Sandy...

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on New York’s Gun Violence Prevention Legislation

Washington, D.C. — The New York State Legislature today passed a broad package of gun violence prevention measures, championed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D). Enactment of the legislation makes New York the first state to act in response to December's tragic school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut. Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the Center for...