RELEASE: Renewed U.S.-India Climate Cooperation Should Focus on Driving Foreign Investment to India’s Green Transition, New Report Says

Washington, D.C. — The United States and India should work together to encourage greater foreign institutional investment in India’s green transition in order to help further progress the global effort to combat climate change, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress and India’s Council on Energy, Environment and Water. The report...

RELEASE: Michigan and Biden’s Rescue Plan: New Polling and Analysis

Washington, D.C. — New state polling shows overwhelming support in Michigan for President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, with a 26-point margin, even after Michiganders hear the most effective political arguments against it. A new economic analysis from the Center for American Progress finds that Michigan’s economy is in an extremely perilous state—but that the...

RELEASE: There Is No Evidence That TPS Designations Increase Irregular Migration to the United States, New CAP Study Confirms

Washington, D.C. — A new column released today by the Center for American Progress confirms that there is no evidence to suggest that granting Temporary Protected Status (TPS) approximately 20 years ago to certain nationals from El Salvador, Honduras, and Nicaragua increased undocumented immigration to the United States. Since the TPS was enacted by statute more...

RELEASE: New CAP Column Recommends Five Ways To Include Student Voice in Education Policymaking

Washington, D.C. — As schools continue to navigate the end of the school year and policymakers look to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and reimagine and rebuild education, it is vital that student voices—especially those from underserved and historically disadvantaged backgrounds—are not just listened to but also actively sought and included in solutions. This is...

STATEMENT: The US Department of Education Must Refrain From Issuing Waivers of ESSA’s Testing Requirements, CAP’s Khalilah Harris Says

Washington, D.C. — Khalilah Harris, acting vice president of K-12 Education Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today regarding waivers of annual student assessment requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): At its heart, the Every Student Succeeds Act is a civil rights bill designed to support gaps in opportunity too many of our students have faced...

RELEASE: Wisconsin and Biden’s Rescue Plan: New Polling and Analysis

Washington, D.C. — New state polling shows overwhelming support in Wisconsin for President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan, with a margin of 60-35, even after Wisconsinites hear the most effective political arguments against it. A new economic analysis from the Center for American Progress finds that Wisconsin's economy is in an extremely perilous state—but that...

STATEMENT: CAP Praises President Biden’s Executive Order Relaunching White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships

Washington, D.C. — Today, the White House announced that President Joe Biden will sign an executive order that establishes a new White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships and centers for these partnerships at federal agencies. The order will relaunch an initiative that was started by President George W. Bush, continued by President Barack Obama, and gutted...

STATEMENT: Trump’s Bipartisan Impeachment and Senate Votes Leave Him a Historic Disgrace

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate voted 43 to 57 to acquit former President Donald Trump for inciting an insurrection against the United States while its leaders convened to affirm President Joe Biden's victory in the Electoral College. Daniella Gibbs Léger, executive vice president for Communications and Strategy at CAP, released the following statement: House impeachment managers...

STATEMENT: Rescission of Medicaid Work Requirement Will Promote Greater Access to Health Coverage for the Most Vulnerable

Washington, D.C. — Today, according to multiple news reports, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will announce that it is reversing Medicaid work requirement rules put in place by President Donald Trump. The rescission follows an executive order to protect and strengthen Medicaid signed by President Joe Biden last month and years of court...

RELEASE: How the Biden COVID-19 Plan Supports State Efforts To Vaccinate the American People

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new column analyzing the Biden administration's national strategy for COVID-19 response and pandemic preparedness and its impact on distributing and administering vaccines. The piece also explores how the Trump administration's failure to develop a vaccine distribution plan undercut early efforts to maximize vaccinations and inequities...

RELEASE: New CAP Column Highlights 3 Under-the-Radar Executive Actions for the Biden Administration’s Criminal Justice Reform Agenda

Washington, D.C. — After President Joe Biden signed several executive orders designed to undo some of the previous administration’s harmful criminal justice policies, additional executive actions could set the foundation for more transformative change, a new column released today by the Center for American Progress highlights. The column lists three overlooked Obama-era policies on criminal...

RELEASE: Biden Administration Must Act Quickly To Reverse NEPA Rollbacks and Modernize Environmental Review, CAP Column Says

Washington, D.C. – A new column from the Center for American Progress urges the Biden administration to quickly reverse one of the largest environmental rollbacks in U.S. history—the Trump administration’s gutting of the regulations that implement the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA). Since it was enacted in 1970, NEPA has been a pillar of environmental...

RELEASE: Momentum Builds for Transformative Democracy Reform Legislation, New CAP Issue Brief Says

Washington, D.C. — Momentum is building for Congress to enact once-in-a-generation democracy reform legislation this year, according to a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress. The For the People Act of 2021 has been designated the first piece of legislation in the House (H.R. 1) and the Senate (S. 1), where it enjoys...

STATEMENT: Child Tax Credits Are One of the Best Investments We Can Make as a Country

Washington, D.C. — Today, House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Richard Neal (D-MA) released the committee’s section of the fiscal year 2021 budget reconciliation bill, the legislation implementing President Joe Biden’s American Rescue Plan. The Ways and Means Committee draft would provide families with a child tax credit of $3,600 for children under age 6...