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...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Experts on President Obama’s Economic Address

Washington, D.C. – The following experts from the Center for American Progress will be available to provide reactions to President Barack Obama’s address tomorrow on growing the nation’s economy from the middle out: Neera Tanden, President of the Center for American Progress Michael Linden, Managing Director, Economic Policy Jennifer Erickson, Director, Competitiveness & Economic Growth...

ADVISORY: Reel Progress Screening of ‘Bridegroom’ and Discussion with the Film’s Executive Producer

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, July 25, the Center for American Progress’s Reel Progress film series will host the Washington, D.C., premiere of “Bridegroom.” A panel discussion with the executive producer and subject of the film, Shane Bitney Crone, will follow the screening. Winner of the Audience Award at the 2013 Tribeca Film Festival, “Bridegroom” is...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Matthew Duss on Secretary John Kerry’s Announcement of Resumed Talks Between Israelis and Palestinians

Washington, D.C. — Today, as Secretary of State John Kerry announced the resumption of talks between Israelis and Palestinians, Matthew Duss, a national security and international policy analyst at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: Today’s announcement by Secretary of State Kerry of the restart of direct talks between Israelis and Palestinians marks...

ADVISORY: Gov. Maggie Hassan on the Importance of Innovation and Building a Strong Middle Class

Washington, D.C. — As part of the Center for American Progress’s Women’s Leadership Series, Gov. Maggie Hassan (D-NH) will join CAP President Neera Tanden on Friday, July 26, for a discussion on the importance of innovation and building a strong middle class. In addition to addressing how educational opportunities, family-friendly policies, and an entrepreneurial economy...