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AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: Health Experts on Obamacare Open Enrollment

Washington, D.C. — Starting on October 1, millions of Americans who have been locked out of the health market either because it was unaffordable or because of a pre-existing condition will have the chance to sign up for a health plan that fits their needs and their budget. The following experts from the Center for American...

RELEASE: CAP Report Explores the Experiences and Unmet Needs of LGBT Homeless Youth

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a report on LGBT youth homelessness, exploring who these homeless youths are, how they become homeless, how their needs are being addressed, and what the federal government can do to eliminate homelessness among LGBT youth. Over the past several years, there has been an increase...

RELEASE: CAP Previews Key Issues for Prime Minister Singh’s State Visit

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a report describing the key issues that will be discussed by Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and President Barack Obama this Friday at the White House. During the meeting, President Obama and Prime Minister Singh will likely focus on the following six issues in the U.S.-India...

RELEASE: 50-State Analysis Measures How Women Are Faring Across the Nation and Ranks the Best and Worst States for Women

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a 50-state analysis that assesses how women are faring across the country. The report, “The State of Women in America,” uses 36 different health, economic, and leadership factors to measure disparities between states and rank the best and worst states for women. The report finds that...

RELEASE: Sea-Level Rise: A Slow-Motion Disaster

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a video on the tremendous risk that the slow-moving threat of sea-level rise presents to some of America's most populous cities. CAP visited Norfolk, Virginia, a city on the front lines of the fight against rising seas, to talk to residents and community leaders about...

ADVISORY: Ashton Carter, Deputy Secretary of Defense, to Speak on Expanding U.S.-India Defense Partnership

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, September 30, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter will deliver a keynote address at the Center for American Progress on the Defense Department’s efforts to expand U.S.-India defense cooperation, including in defense trade. Under the direction of Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel, Deputy Secretary Carter has led the Department...

RELEASE: CAP, the White House Council on Women and Girls, and the Department of Labor to Lead White House Summit on Working Families

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress announced that next spring it will partner with the White House Council on Women and Girls and the Department of Labor to convene the White House Summit on Working Families. The summit will focus on elevating the ongoing national conversation about making today’s workplace work for...

ADVISORY: Rep. Gwen Moore, LGBT Advocates to Discuss America’s Homeless LGBT Youth

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, September 26, the Center for American Progress will host a panel of advocates, researchers, and practitioners to discuss the issues faced by LGBT homeless youth, as well as policy and practical approaches to ending LGBT youth homelessness. The panel will be preceded by introductory remarks from U.S. Congresswoman Gwen Moore (D-WI). No...

RELEASE: Report Finds Successes and Challenges in the First Year of DACA

A new report released today by the Center for American Progress offers a nationwide analysis of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, finding that a year after its implementation, close to 600,000 people have applied, and more than 430,000 people have received the status—a monumental feat. Nevertheless, the program is not reaching all states and all immigrant groups equally, with Mexican immigrants overrepresented in applications and acceptances, and other groups, particularly Asian immigrants, underrepresented.

RELEASE: The Battles that Remain for LGBT Equality in the Military

Washington, D.C. — Today, on the two-year anniversary of the repeal of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell,” the discriminatory policy that prevented LGBT service members from serving openly, the Center for American Progress released a report offering recommendations for the military to achieve full equality for its LGBT service members. Even though sexual orientation is no longer...

STATEMENT: Carol Browner on the Proposed Standard to Limit Carbon Pollution from Future Power Plants

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Barack Obama and EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy proposed new public health standards to limit carbon pollution from future power plants. Carol Browner, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress and former EPA administrator, issued the following statement: Limiting carbon pollution from future power plants will lead to cleaner electricity...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Melissa Boteach on the House Vote to Leave 3.8 Million Vulnerable Americans Without Nutrition Assistance

Washington, D.C. — Today, all but 15 House Republicans voted to drop 3.8 million people, including 170,000 veterans, from the nutrition assistance program with their vote for a Farm Bill that cuts $40 billion from SNAP. Melissa Boteach, Director of the Center for American Progress’s Poverty to Prosperity Program, issued the following statement: With the...