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STATEMENT: CAP’s Carol Browner on Environmental and Public Works Committee Vote for Gina McCarthy Nomination

Washington, D.C. — Today the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works voted to send Gina McCarthy, Environmental Protection Agency administrator nominee, to the full Senate for confirmation. Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: I commend the Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works for approving...

ADVISORY: Gail Collins and Anna Quindlen on The Feminine Mystique at 50

Washington, D.C. — On May 23 the Center for American Progress will host Gail Collins and Anna Quindlen—authors of the new introduction and afterword to the 50th anniversary edition of The Feminine Mystique—to discuss author Betty Friedan's legacy, as well as the unfinished business of the women's movement. Fifty years ago when Betty Friedan published...

RELEASE: New Reports Outline Lessons for U.S. Schools from Other Countries

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a series of reports exploring how high-performing nations organize, manage, and fund their schools and identifying what lessons the United States can learn from around the world about how to better govern and improve our schools. Key findings from the reports were presented and discussed...

RELEASE: Press Freedom Key to Ensuring Lasting Democracy in Turkey

Washington, D.C. — The issues of press freedom and freedom of expression—each essential to the preservation of democratic principles—have faced resistance in Turkey as the country continues to shape a “Turkish model” of democratic development. A comprehensive analysis released today by the Center for American Progress details the current state of press freedom in Turkey and...

ADVISORY: Sharia and Foreign Law Bans in a State Near You?

May 16, 2013, 12:00 p.m. ET – 1:30 p.m. ET Washington, D.C. — As six states have passed foreign law bans with five more poised to pass similar measures this and next year, the Brennan Center for Justice and the Center for American Progress will host a panel discussion examining the roots of this movement...

ADVISORY: How Corporate Campaign Cash Skews Courts in Favor of Big Business

May 15, 2013, 12:00pm ET - 1:30pm ET Washington, D.C.— On the heels of a recent study finding that the current Supreme Court is significantly more pro-business than its predecessors, the Center for American Progress will host a panel discussion on the influence of big business on judges around the country. In recent decades corporations...

RELEASE: 9 Reasons Why Progress on Stronger Gun Laws is Within Reach

Washington D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a new report identifying specific reasons why enacting common-sense measures to prevent gun violence are still within reach despite the Senate's failed attempt last month to advance legislation to strengthen gun laws. "The aftermath of the Senate gun vote has made one thing clear: The NRA...

RELEASE: The Importance of Preschool and Child Care for Working Mothers

Read the analysis. Washington, D.C. — President Barack Obama’s proposal to expand access to high-quality early education will help millions of parents, especially mothers, across America to better balance their work and caregiving responsibilities without putting their children’s well-being or their own jobs at risk, according to an analysis published today by the Center for...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Adam Hersh on April Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Today Center for American Progress Economist Adam Hersh issued the following reaction to the announcement of April's employment figures: With 165,000 new jobs added in April, Americans can breathe a momentary sigh of relief. But the unemployment rate remains basically unchanged and—of those we count—nearly 12 million people still can’t find work...