AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on the House Republican Budget

Washington, D.C. – This week the following experts from the Center for American Progress will be available to comment on the new House Republican budget proposal, scheduled to be released tomorrow by House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-WI): Neera Tanden, President and CEO, Center for American Progress Tom Perriello, President and CEO, Center for...

RELEASE: In Dual Shadows: LGBT Undocumented Immigrants

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress convened an event on LGBT Americans that are also undocumented immigrants featuring Define American founder Jose Antonio Vargas, and released “In Dual Shadows: LGBT Undocumented Immigrants.” In light of the Williams Institute of UCLA’s findings that there are at least 267,000 LGBT-identified individuals among the adult...

STATEMENT: CAP President and CEO Neera Tanden on International Women’s Day

Washington, D.C. — To mark the 104th International Women’s Day, Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden issued the following statement: Today’s International Women’s Day is different from last year’s. Like last year, we’ll celebrate women’s accomplishments today and reflect on how we can make gender equality a reality. But unlike last year, the...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Heather Boushey on February Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Today Heather Boushey, Chief Economist at the Center for American Progress, had the following reaction to the announcement of February’s employment figures: New data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics provide some welcome good news as employers added 236,000 new jobs in February and the unemployment rate dropped from 7.9 percent to...

ADVISORY: Steven Brill, Ezekiel Emanuel, and Giovanni Colella to Discuss the High Price of Health Care in America

RSVP to attend this event Washington, D.C. — A recent Time magazine cover story exposed a “uniquely American gold rush” for hospitals, pharmaceutical companies, and medical device makers at the expense of patients and those who pay their bills. After spending more than half a year analyzing health care bills and interviewing patients, hospital executives, and billing...

STATEMENT: Julia Gordon on the 2013 Federal Housing Finance Agency Scorecard

Washington, D.C. – Today, in reaction to the Federal Housing Finance Agency 2013 Scorecard, which sets out the agency’s work plan for the coming year, CAP Director of Housing Finance and Policy Julia Gordon released the following statement: The new scorecard illustrates how the Federal Housing Finance Agency is using its virtually unlimited conservatorship powers...

RELEASE: Carmel Martin to Oversee Policy Development at CAP

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress announced that Carmel Martin, who served for the past four years in the Obama administration as assistant secretary for planning, evaluation, and policy development at the Department of Education, will join CAP as Executive Vice President for Policy where she will oversee all the Center’s policy...

POSTPONED: Deputy National Security Advisor Mike Froman on the Obama Administration’s International Economic Agenda

Due to inclement weather, this event has been postponed. We apologize for any inconvenience. Washington D.C. — On Thursday, March 7, the Center for American Progress will host Deputy National Security Advisor Mike Froman for a discussion about the Obama administration's second-term international economic agenda. Mr. Froman, President Barack Obama's top adviser on international economic...

ADVISORY: Jose Antonio Vargas to Speak at CAP on LGBT Undocumented Immigrants

Washington, D.C. — Please join the Center for American Progress and the Williams Institute at UCLA on Friday, March 8, as we discuss how lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, undocumented people find themselves at the intersection of two already marginalized groups—the LGBT population and the undocumented population. For this reason, they are among...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Carol Browner on McCarthy’s Nomination for EPA Administrator

Washington, D.C. — Today as Gina McCarthy was nominated as the next Environmental Protection Agency administrator, the Center for American Progress released the following statement from CAP Distinguished Senior Fellow Carol M. Browner, former EPA administrator and former director of the White House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy: Gina McCarthy is a strong...

ADVISORY: Sen. Merkley, Policy Experts to Join CAP for an Advance Screening of HBO Documentary “American Winter”

RSVP to attend this event Washington, D.C. —  On Wednesday, March 6,  the Center for American Progress’s Reel Progress film series will host an advance screening of “American Winter,” a new HBO documentary film from Joe and Harry Gantz, the producers of the Emmy® Award-winning Taxicab Confessionals. “American Winter” follows the personal stories of families struggling...

ADVISORY: Ambassador Bodine to Speak at NDI on Yemen’s Political Transition, Public Attitudes

Washington, D.C.— As Yemeni leaders prepare for the start of the National Dialogue Conference later this month—in an effort to end gridlock on the country’s stalled political reform process and worsening economic conditions ahead of their 2014 elections—the National Democratic Institute (NDI) and the Center for American Progress will convene a public discussion on Thursday,...