STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden: Senate Tax Bill, Like House Tax Bill, Is Unconscionable Giveaway to Billionaires and Corporations

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after Senate Republicans unveiled their tax plan: Both House and Senate Republicans are trying to ram through massive tax cuts for corporations, millionaires, and billionaires that would be paid for on the backs of working families. The Senate bill...

STATEMENT: FEC Must Take Action Against Secret Purchase of Online Political Ads, CAP’s Liz Kennedy Says

Washington, D.C. — Today, good government and grassroots groups delivered more than 100,000 comments calling on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to create new rules to prevent secret sponsors from buying online political advertisements. In response, Liz Kennedy, director of Democracy and Government Reform at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Americans...

ADVISORY: Members of Congress, Climate Leaders Show Washington, D.C., Is #Stillin to Support Global Climate Action

Washington, D.C. — As international leaders meet in Bonn, Germany, at the U.N. climate negotiations, senators, members of Congress, and local officials will join the Center for American Progress, the League of Conservation Voters, MoveOn.org, 350.org, and more to speak out on November 14, 2017, in support of climate action in the absence of federal leadership. WHAT:...

RELEASE: 122 DACA Recipients Are Losing Their Protection Every Day, 851 Each Week that Congress Delays Passing the Dream Act, According to CAP Study

Washington, D.C. ­— More than 7,900 DACA recipients have likely already lost their protection from deportation and work authorization as a result of the Trump administration’s decision to end DACA, according to a new CAP study. The study finds that between September 5, 2017, when the program was terminated, and March 5, 2018, 122 DACA...

EVENT ADVISORY: 2017: The Year the Disability Community Reshaped Progressive Politics

Washington, D.C. — Throughout 2017, disability rights activists have visibly been on the front lines of the resistance, most notably with ADAPT protesters literally putting their bodies on the line to save the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid. This is hardly a new phenomenon: From education and health care to employment, transportation, and other issues, leaders such...

ADVISORY: Good Government and Grassroots Groups Call on FEC to Take Action Against Secret Purchase of Online Political Ads

Washington, D.C. — Good government groups, grassroots organizations, and U.S. lawmakers on Thursday will call on the Federal Election Commission (FEC) to establish new rules to prevent secret sponsors from buying online political advertisements. The groups have gathered more than 100,000 signatures to submit to the FEC urging them to address the issue of secretive...

ADVISORY: Organizations, Political Leaders, Businesses and Advocates Join Together November 14 to Support Paris Climate Goals

Washington D.C. — As international leaders meet in Bonn, Germany, for climate negotiations, a large, diverse coalition is joining together for a #StillIn Day of Action to show that state and local officials, businesses, tribal leaders, and advocacy groups are stepping up in the absence of leadership on climate from the Trump administration. On November...

RELEASE: What Cities Can Learn from Philadelphia’s Water Affordability Program

Washington, D.C. — States and cities across the country could benefit from a similar program to Philadelphia’s pioneering water bill assistance program, which takes progressive steps to ensure that financially struggling individuals and families can afford their monthly utility payments and keep water running in their homes, according to a new column from the Center...

Senate Should Reject All Judicial Nominees Rated Unanimously As “Not Qualified,” CAP’s Michele Jawando Says

Washington, D.C. — Today the American Bar Association (ABA) issued a unanimous “Not Qualified” rating to Brett Talley, a nominee to the federal bench in Alabama. In response, Michele Jawando, vice president for Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: This is the fourth time that one of President Trump’s...

RELEASE: Former Vice President Al Gore to Speak in Bonn, Germany, About Maintaining U.S. Engagement in Climate Finance

Washington, D.C. — Former Vice President Al Gore will deliver remarks in Bonn, Germany, at noon Central European Time on Saturday, November 11, at an event on the importance of sustaining U.S. engagement in climate finance. Gore and other headliners at the event—including Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D-VA)—will be speaking at...

STATEMENT: Terminating TPS for 2,500 Nicaraguans and Leaving 57,000 Hondurans in Limbo Is Senseless and Cruel, Say CAP’s Immigration and National Security Experts

Washington, D.C. — Last night, the Trump administration announced that it will terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for approximately 2,500 Nicaraguans and must conduct further review before deciding the fate of approximately 57,000 Hondurans. Tom Jawetz, vice president for Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement in response: The decision to...

RELEASE: Sobering Analysis Finds 250 Preschoolers Suspended or Expelled Every Day

Every school day 250 preschoolers are suspended or expelled, a trend that worsens along racial lines and raises serious concerns about discrimination, according to a new analysis by the Center for American Progress. CAP analyzed new data from the 2016 National Survey of Children’s Health, finding that an estimated 50,000 preschoolers were suspended at least...