RELEASE: Sequestration Is ‘Not a Game’

Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of the impending sequestration deadline, the Center for American Progress released “Sequestration Is 'Not a Game,'” showing that automatic across-the-board spending cuts known as sequestration—as well as the expiration of current continuing appropriations authority for fiscal year 2013—have a direct impact on America’s security at a time of uncertainty in...

RELEASE: 10 Ways the Sequester Will Expose Americans to Greater Health Risks and Other Perils

Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of the impending sequestration deadline, the Center for American Progress released “10 Ways the Sequester Will Expose Americans to Greater Health Risks and Other Perils” by Daniel J. Weiss, Michael Conathan, and Jessica Goad. This column shows that the major—and negative—impacts on energy and environmental management agencies will affect all...

RESOURCES AND EXPERTS AVAILABLE: Prescriptions to Stem Surging Health Care Costs

Washington, D.C. - In this week’s TIME magazine cover story, contributor Steven Brill sheds light on the exorbitant health care costs plaguing our nation and reveals the shocking degree to which we allow hospitals, laboratories, and medical suppliers to profit at the expense of their patients. National health spending is projected to continue to grow...

ADVISORY: Colombian Interior Minister Carrillo on Lessons in Citizen Participation, Minority Rights, and Social Inclusion

Washington, D.C. – Please join the Center for the American Progress in welcoming Colombian Interior Minister Fernando Carrillo and CAP President Neera Tanden on Monday, February 25 to discuss Colombia’s ambitious domestic agenda, focused on fostering broad-based economic growth and increasing trade and public investment to alleviate poverty, promote minority rights, social inclusion, and participation....

RELEASE: Collateral Damage: How the Defense of Marriage Act Harms the Troops and Undermines the U.S. Military

Read the full report here. Watch the video profiling Marine Corps Capt. Matthew Phelps here. Washington, D.C. — Following Defense Secretary Leon Panetta’s recent announcement that the Department of Defense would extend some benefits to same-sex couples, advocates quickly turned to another stumbling block—the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, awaiting a Supreme Court ruling...

ADVISORY: Now is the Time for a Financial Transaction Tax

European Progress and Prospects for the United States Washington, D.C. – Five years since the start of the Great Recession, policymakers around the world are still struggling to ensure that the undertaxed financial sector makes a fair and substantial contribution to the fiscal costs of the crisis, while promoting more stable and productive financial markets....

STATEMENT: Cynthia G. Brown on the Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission’s Final Report

Washington, D.C. — Cynthia G. Brown, Vice President for Education Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following reaction to the Department of Education’s Equity and Excellence Commission’s final report, presented today to Education Secretary Arne Duncan: The Equity and Excellence Commission’s report reflects the collective wisdom of many of the brightest minds...

ADVISORY: The Real-World Effect of the ‘Sequester’

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, February 22, 2013, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion featuring a diverse panel of experts who will explain what the sequester will mean for ordinary Americans and for the country as a whole. On March 1, 2013, a set of large, automatic across-the-board spending cuts—known as the...

RELEASE: NRA Working to Elect Pro-Gun Judges and Prosecutors in Michigan

Read the full analysis here. Washington, D.C. — Today, as communities around the country continue the debate over gun violence prevention, the Center for American Progress released “NRA Working to Elect Pro-Gun Judges and Prosecutors,” which traces the millions of dollars that the Law Enforcement Alliance of America, or LEAA, has spent in state races—with...

RELEASE: NRA Working to Elect Pro-Gun Judges and Prosecutors in Mississippi

Read the full analysis here. Washington, D.C. — Today, as communities around the country continue the debate over gun violence prevention, the Center for American Progress released “NRA Working to Elect Pro-Gun Judges and Prosecutors,” which traces the millions of dollars that the Law Enforcement Alliance of America, or LEAA, has spent in state races—with...

RELEASE: NRA Working to Elect Pro-Gun Judges and Prosecutors

Read the full analysis here. Washington, D.C. — Today, as the gun control debate continues on the national stage, the Center for American Progress released “NRA Working to Elect Pro-Gun Judges and Prosecutors,” which traces the millions of dollars that the Law Enforcement Alliance of America, or LEAA, has spent in state races—with the help...

RELEASE: Congress Can Avert Dangerous Automatic Cuts and Protect Investments in Jobs and Education by Closing Tax Loopholes

Washington, D.C. — Unless Congress acts, on March 1 automatic and indiscriminate spending cuts will hit key programs, costing our economy more than 1 million jobs and cutting essential services for millions of low- and middle-income families. But a new infographic released today by the Center for American Progress explains how Congress can act to...