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Press Call Advisory: Senator Reid and Center for American Progress Founder John Podesta on Upcoming “National Clean Energy Summit 6.0 Energizing Tomorrow”

Discussion on June 6 to Announce Speaker Lineup and Preview Issues for Sixth Annual National Clean Energy Summit in Las Vegas Washington D.C. - On Thursday, June 6, at 2:30 p.m. EDT/11:30 a.m. PDT, Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) and Center for American Progress Founder, Counselor and Chair John Podesta will host a news teleconference to...

STATEMENT: John Podesta on the Release of the Post-2015 Development Agenda

New York, NY — Today, in a new report, the U.N. High-Level Panel of Eminent Persons fulfilled its mission to deliver a bold, yet practical post-2015 development agenda to U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon. The panel's report builds upon the strong accomplishments of the Millennium Development Goals and envisions a world beyond 2015 where a sustainable,...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Julia Gordon on the HAMP Extension

Washington, DC—Today, the Treasury Department and the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced an extension of the Obama Administration’s Making Home Affordable Program through December 31, 2015.  The Center for American Progress’ Director of Housing Finance and Policy Julia Gordon issued the following statement about the new deadline: The HAMP extension is great news. ...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Caperton on Resignation of Jon Wellinghoff, Chairman of U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Managing Director of Energy Richard Caperton issued the following statement on the resignation of Jon Wellinghoff, chairman of the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission, or FERC: I commend Chairman Wellinghoff for his work in moving our country toward a clean energy future. By issuing rules that will help build transmission...

ADVISORY: The Defense Reform Consensus

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, June 3, scholars from a diverse group of think tanks, including the Center for American Progress, will participate in a discussion on the bipartisan consensus surrounding the need for fundamental reform at the U.S. Department of Defense. The event will involve scholars from the American Enterprise Institute, the Brookings Institution,...

STATEMENT: CAP’s deLeon on President Obama’s Call to End the War on Terror

Washington, D.C. – Today, in a speech at National Defense University, President Barack Obama explicitly called for an end to the war against the central Al Qaeda organization that attacked the United States on 9/11. While, as the president acknowledged, the “systematic effort to dismantle terrorist organizations must continue,” the war against Al Qaeda central...

RELEASE: A Woman’s Agenda for the 21st Century

Washington, D.C. — Today, at an event with Gail Collins and Anna Quindlen on the unfinished business of the women’s movement, the Center for American Progress released “A Woman’s Agenda for the 21st Century.”  The analysis highlights the dramatic shift to how women—and men—navigate their workplace responsibilities, caregiving needs, and personal lives and outlines a...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Carmel Martin and Campus Progress Director Anne Johnson on Passage of Chairman Kline’s Student Loan Bill

Washington, D.C. — Today, Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, and Anne Johnson, Director of Campus Progress, responded to the passage of the Smarter Solutions for Students Act introduced by Chairman John Kline (R-MN) of the House Education and Workforce Committee. The bill passed the House by a...

STATEMENT: CAP President Neera Tanden on the Passage of S.744 in the Senate Judiciary Committee

Washington, D.C. — In response to the Senate Judiciary Committee’s vote to approve S. 744, legislation that will reform immigration policy in the United States, Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: In a strong 13-to-5 vote, the Senate Judiciary Committee cleared another hurdle in the drive to pass immigration...

RELEASE: Memorial Day Driving by the Numbers

Washington, D.C. — As AAA estimates that nearly 35 million Americans are preparing to travel 50 miles or more this weekend, with nearly 90 percent of travelers filling up their tanks with expensive gasoline or diesel fuel to drive to their destination, the Center for American Progress released an analysis of Memorial Day driving by the numbers....

EVENT ADVISORY: The Case for Diverse Voices in Public Policy

On May 22 the Center for American Progress and its Leadership Institute will host Sen. William “Mo” Cowan (D-MA) and Laura Murphy, Washington legislative office director of the American Civil Liberties Union, in a discussion about the need for diverse voices in leading efforts to legitimize and create sustainable public policy related to communities of color.

RELEASE: CAP State-by-State Analysis Finds Economic Gains When Undocumented Immigrants Are Granted Citizenship

Washington, D.C. — A new report released today by the Center for American Progress found that comprehensive immigration reform, such as the proposed legislation recently filed by the Senate’s bipartisan “Gang of 8,” will lead to significant economic gains for numerous states, including states with the highest undocumented immigrant populations. The report, “National and State-by-State...

RELEASE: States Enacting Foreign Law Bans Driven by Anti-Muslim Sentiment Will Face Legal and Practical Problems

Washington, D.C. — The Brennan Center for Justice and the Center for American Progress today released a report highlighting the unintended consequences of foreign law bans. Fueled by a growing tide of anti-Muslim sentiment, these bans have gained momentum in recent months, morphing from restrictions on Islamic religious laws and customs—known as Sharia law—into broader...