STATEMENT: CAP’s Tanden, Podesta, and Browner Respond to President Obama’s Plan to Address Climate Change

Washington, D.C. — Today Neera Tanden, John Podesta, and Carol Browner responded to President Barack Obama’s speech outlining his plan to address climate change through executive actions. The president’s plan offers new economic opportunities and puts the United States on course to meet the goal of 17 percent reductions of climate change emissions by 2020....

STATEMENT: CAP’s Angela Kelley on the Senate’s Move Toward Finishing Debate on Immigration Reform and Passing a Road Map to Citizenship

Washington, D.C. — Today the Senate took an important step toward passing immigration reform by voting for cloture on Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-VT)’s border security amendment 1183, which includes an agreement negotiated by Sens. Bob Corker (R-TN) and John Hoeven (R-ND) that addresses concerns raised by Republicans. Angela Maria Kelley, Vice President for Immigration Policy...

RELEASE: CAP Experts Preview President Obama’s Climate Change Speech

Washington, D.C. — In anticipation of President Barack Obama’s speech this Tuesday on climate change, the Center for American Progress released an analysis of what actions his administration has taken to reduce carbon pollution responsible for climate change and what steps they can take now. President Obama knows that climate change is the defining challenge...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Perriello on the Supreme Court’s Decisions to Put Corporate Interests Ahead of Consumers and Employers

Washington, D.C. — Today, with a 5-4 decision on Vance v. Ball State University, the Supreme Court's conservative majority made it significantly easier for bosses to racially or sexually harass their employees without being held accountable.  In a second case, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, the same five conservative justices gave employers...

ADVISORY: Secretary Jewell to Discuss America’s Growing Disconnect with Nature and the Future of the Great Outdoors

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, June 25, 2013, the Center for American Progress will host a discussion with U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell and award-winning author Richard Louv about getting kids outside, conservation, and public-lands policy in the United States. While the outdoor industry has grown dramatically over the past decade, research shows...

RELEASE: Infographic Debunks Misleading Claim that the Affordable Care Act Harms Young Adults

Washington, D.C. — A new infographic series released by Campus Progress and the Center for American Progress today illustrates that only 3 percent of all young adults could face higher premiums in the Affordable Care Act’s individual market, according to CAP's conservative estimates. The infographic also shows why it is unreasonable to compare today’s prices to those...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Brown on House Education and the Workforce Committee Bill to Revise No Child Left Behind

Washington, D.C. — The House Education and the Workforce Committee voted today on the Student Success Act, H.R. 5, which reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, or ESEA, currently known as No Child Left Behind. Cynthia G. Brown, Vice President for Education Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Today the...

ADVISORY: CAP to Host Panel Discussion on U.S. Economic Statecraft in South Asia

Washington, D.C. — In a region with more than 1.6 billion people, South Asian nations such as India, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and Bangladesh present both incredible economic opportunity and vast economic challenges. Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton introduced the concept of “economic statecraft,” a strategy to channel America’s economic and diplomatic strengths to address these...

RELEASE: New CAP Report Finds That Immigrants and Their Children Will Have Vital Role in Future Workforce

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress released a groundbreaking new report, “The Contributions of Immigrants and Their Children to the American Workforce and Jobs of the Future” by Dowell Myers, Stephen Levy, and John Pitkin, that analyzes fundamental demographic and employment trends that are changing our nation’s workforce. As Congress moves closer...

RELEASE: The Threat of Self-Insured Plans Among Small Businesses

Read the report. Washington, D.C. — A move by small businesses toward self-insurance schemes could undermine the reforms of the Affordable Care Act and offer fewer protections for workers, according to a new report released today by the Center for American Progress. The report details the risks posed when small employers self-insure, and outlines policy...

RELEASE: CAP Analysis Shows Community-Resilience Investments Spending Swamped by Disaster Damages

Read the analysis. Washington, D.C. — Seven months after the second most costly hurricane in U.S. history, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) are smartly investing to make their communities more resilient to future extreme weather events. These investments will make their states' businesses, infrastructure, and coastal areas more...

RELEASE: Report Calls out Pennsylvania Firearm Dealer for Failing to Maintain Inventory Control, Calls on Congress to Act

Read the report. Washington D.C. — A new report released today by the Center for American Progress sheds light on how Congress has hindered law-enforcement efforts to prevent and investigate thefts from gun dealers. The report calls on Congress to remove an appropriations rider that prevents the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, or ATF,...

RELEASE: Report Analyzes the Impact of Teacher-Voice Organizations and Fellowships on Education Reform

Washington, D.C. — Over the past five years, an increasing number of grassroots organizations—often called "teacher-voice organizations"—and fellowships have been created to give teachers more direct influence on the policies that impact their profession. A first-of-its-kind report released today by the Center for American Progress analyzes why teacher-voice organizations and fellowships are gaining momentum across the country,...

RELEASE: New CAP Report Shows How Immigration Reform Impacts Social Security

For Immediate Release June 14, 2013 Washington, D.C. — A new report released today by the Center for American Progress analyzes how legalizing the undocumented population would impact the Social Security system. Despite the wide body of research that details the economic gains that come with immigration reform, some lawmakers still question the long-term impact of earned legalization...