RELEASE: The Impact of the Sequester on Women and Families

Washington, D.C. — If Congress fails to act by March 1 to protect critical programs, millions of women and children across the United States could be stripped of critical support and services, according to a new state-by-state analysis released today by the Center for American Progress. “By refusing to replace the sequester with smarter spending...

RELEASE: Sequestration Will Further Exacerbate Educational Disparities in America

Read the analysis. Washington, D.C. — If Congress fails to act, a series of automatic across-the-board cuts known as the “sequester” will go into effect on March 1, stripping millions of our nation’s most vulnerable children of much-needed education support and services, according to a new report released today by the Center for American Progress....

RELEASE: State-by-State Analysis Details Impact of Sequester Cuts Across America

Read the full report. Washington, D.C. — If Congress does not act to avert the massive across-the-board spending cuts scheduled to go into effect one week from today, damaging effects will be experienced in all corners of the country, according to a new state-by-state analysis released today by the Center for American Progress. The analysis...

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...