STATEMENT: John Podesta on Resignation of David Hayes, Deputy Secretary of the Interior

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Chair John Podesta issued the following statement on the resignation of Deputy Secretary of the Interior David Hayes: Serving two presidents with honor and distinction, David Hayes has helped solve some of the nation's most complicated natural-resources challenges over the past two decades. He has brokered everything from...

ADVISORY: Mark Mazzetti, Pulitzer Prize-Winning Author, to Discuss New Book on Counterterrorism Tactics, Drone Warfare

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, May 3, join the Center for American Progress for a discussion with Pulitzer Prize-winning author and New York Times national security correspondent Mark Mazzetti on the changing nature of U.S. intelligence gathering and warfare. In his provocative new book The Way of the Knife, Mazzetti examines the unprecedented counterterrorism tactics...

RELEASE: New Ideas for Harnessing Global Carbon Markets to Confront Climate Change

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — Last week the European Parliament, the longtime stalwart climate-policy leader, shocked policywatchers by rejecting a proposal to indirectly strengthen the Europe-wide cap on climate-change-causing emissions. Though the parliament may reconsider its decision in the future, the failure dealt a blow to many climate champions, most notably global carbon-market players....

RELEASE: 6 Months After Sandy, Report Links Rise in Disaster Relief Spending to Climate Change

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — Today on the six-month anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, the Center for American Progress released “Disastrous Spending: Federal Disaster-Relief Expenditures Rise amid More Extreme Weather,” which estimates that the federal government spent $136 billion for disaster relief and recovery in 2011 to 2013. This is nearly $400 per home per...

RELEASE: Reflections on Four Decades of Fighting for Families

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a new report based on interviews with more than three dozen veterans of the fight for family-friendly policies that address why, despite robust support for a national family policy agenda, there has been remarkably little progress made over the past several decades. “Lessons Learned: Reflections...

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 first-quarter GDP numbers released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: U.S. economic growth rebounded to 2.5 percent in the first-quarter of 2013. Much of this growth, however, resulted from a rebuilding of inventories depleted...

STATEMENT: John Podesta on Passing of Common Cause President Bob Edgar

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Chair John Podesta issued the following statement on Common Cause President Bob Edgar’s passing: I am deeply saddened by the news that Bob Edgar passed away yesterday. Bob was a dear, thoughtful, and warm-hearted friend to me and to the many others whose lives he touched during his...