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RELEASE: New CAP Report Leverages Lessons From European Elections for Combating Foreign Interference in the U.S.

Washington, D.C. — With little more than a year until the 2020 U.S. presidential elections, the country is underprepared to deal with the looming threat of foreign election interference. In his testimony before the House Intelligence Committee, former special counsel Robert Mueller warned that Russians were already interfering in the forthcoming elections, saying, “They’re doing...

RELEASE: CAP Analysis Finds No Evidence That Faith-Based Contractors Were Harmed by Executive Order Protecting LGBTQ Workers

Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress finds no evidence that faith-based government contractors were harmed by implementation of an Executive Order protecting LGBTQ workers from discrimination. The analysis comes as the Trump administration is proposing a new U.S. Department of Labor rule that would give federal contractors broader freedom...

RELEASE: Federal Investment in Infrastructure Can Reduce Carbon Pollution by 13 Percent by 2030, CAP Report Says

Washington, D.C. — Direct federal investments in infrastructure can reduce greenhouse gas emissions at least 13 percent below current levels by 2030, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. “Climate change will bring more supercharged hurricanes like Dorian, with extra rain and storm surge wreaking havoc on communities," said Christy Goldfuss,...

STATEMENT: DeVos’ Borrower Defense Rule Represents a Miscarriage of Justice for Cheated Students

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Education released final rules that define a borrower defense to repayment process for students to get their loan forgiven if their school took advantage of them. Unfortunately, the proposal essentially cuts off any chance students will actually receive relief. The Higher Education Act's borrower defense to repayment...

RELEASE: New CAP Analysis and Interactive Highlight Trump’s Trade Chaos and How Failed Trade War With China Is Costing American Households

Washington, D.C. — A new fact sheet and interactive from the Center for American Progress highlight the economic chaos sowed by President Donald Trump and illustrate how the president's failed trade war with China is costing American households. “President Trump’s go-it-alone trade policy by Twitter approach has been waged for the benefit of big corporations while...

RELEASE: Narrowing Career and Technical Education Racial Opportunity Gaps Is Possible With New Data

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new column looking at racial disparities in career and technical education (CTE) programs in America as well as how policymakers can use data to address them. Currently, Black students are roughly 4 percentage points less likely have access to CTE programs than otherwise similar white peers, and...

ADVISORY: 3rd Annual Smart on Crime Innovations Conference Will Highlight the Latest Ideas in Criminal Justice Reform

New York — This year's Smart on Crime Innovations conference will be held at John Jay College of Criminal Justice in New York on September 24 and 25. Since 2017, the Smart on Crime Innovations Conference has showcased the progress being made across the country toward a smarter, fairer, and more effective criminal justice system. This...

RELEASE: Move to Lengthen and Worsen the Detention of Migrant Children Faces Serious Legal Problems, CAP Analysis Says

Washington, D.C. — The Trump administration’s effort to end limits on how long migrant children can be held in detention faces serious legal problems, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. A new rule is expected to overturn the 1997 Flores settlement, a long-standing legal agreement that sets out commonsense standards for...

RELEASE: Black Women’s Equal Pay Day Highlights Need To Address Race and Gender Pay Biases That Propel Discrimination

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new column on Black Women's Equal Pay Day, which marks the estimated number of months—roughly eight months—that a Black woman working full-time year-round in the United States had to work into the current year to have earned what her white male counterpart earned during the preceding year....

STATEMENT: Overturning the Flores Settlement Will Directly Harm Children and Families and Must Be Stopped by the Courts

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. departments of Homeland Security and Health and Human Services released a joint final rule to overturn the three-decade-old Flores settlement and allow for the indefinite incarceration of children and families. In response, Philip E. Wolgin, managing director of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: Every time we...

STATEMENT: Gutting the Volcker Rule Will Generate More Risk in the Banking System, CAP’s Gregg Gelzinis Says

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. was the first of five agencies to approve a final rule that would significantly alter the Volcker rule. Gregg Gelzinis, policy analyst for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: The Volcker rule was established to reorient banks toward serving businesses...

RELEASE: CAP Report Shows How the United States and South Korea Can Build a Stronger Alliance

Washington, D.C. — Progressive policymakers in Washington and South Korea should work together to build a stronger alliance that can advance shared interests regardless of which political parties are in power, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. While the alliance remains strong, it also faces significant questions about its future....

STATEMENT: Health Care for Nearly Half of Title X Patients At Risk as Planned Parenthood Forced Out of the Program

Washington, D.C. — Today, Planned Parenthood announced that it is being forced out of Title X, the nation’s only domestic family planning grant program. The announcement comes as the Trump-Pence administration set today as the deadline to comply with its domestic gag rule. Title X provides more than 4 million people with vital family planning...

RELEASE: The Center for the American Progress Welcomes Adam Conner as Vice President of Technology Policy

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress today announced that Adam Conner will lead the organization’s newly created technology policy team as its inaugural vice president. In an op-ed published today by Morning Consult, Conner discussed his decision to lead CAP’s work around technology policy. “The challenges posed to our society and our economy...