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 second-quarter GDP numbers released this morning by the Bureau of Labor Statistics: No one should be surprised that economic growth continues to muddle along: This was the predictable outcome of across-the-board spending cuts in effect since...

RELEASE: President Obama’s Resilience Plan Needs Federal Investments

Washington, D.C. — In the wake of the damages in Hawaii from Tropical Storm Flossie, the Center for American Progress is urging the federal government to significantly increase its investments in community resiliency from extreme weather events to protect their people, homes, and businesses from tropical storms, floods, droughts, heat waves, and wildfires. President Barack...

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on President Obama’s Economic Speech

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden released the following reaction to President Barack Obama’s remarks in at Knox College in Galesburg, Illinois, earlier today: President Obama’s speech today marked the beginning of a new campaign to shake Washington out of its bizarre obsession with the wrong problems. While conservatives in Congress...

RELEASE: Center for American Progress Announces Commission on Inclusive Prosperity

Larry Summers and Shadow Chancellor Ed Balls to Co-Chair New Group Focused on Developing Solutions to Spur Middle-Class Growth Washington, D.C. – As President Obama addressed the nation about the importance of growing our economy from the middle-out, a new Center for American Progress commission co-chaired by former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers and Shadow Chancellor...

ADVISORY: Chairman Fred Hochberg on American Competitiveness

RSVP to attend this event Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, July 30, Export-Import Bank Chairman Fred Hochberg will deliver a speech at the Center for American Progress on our nation's economic competitiveness, highlighting the unprecedented challenges American exporters face from other countries. How the United States addresses these challenges will have complex consequences for American businesses...

RELEASE: CAP Recommends that U.S. Natural-Gas Use Must Peak by 2030

Washington, D.C. – As we determine the best ways to implement President Barack Obama’s recently announced climate action plan, the Center for American Progress released a report detailing the important role natural gas should play in achieving the emissions reductions that are necessary for climate stabilization. In the near term, we should use the expansion in natural...