STATEMENT: Trump’s Budget Enriches People Like Him and Hurts Working Families, Says CAP’s Carmel Martin

Washington, D.C. — Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after President Donald Trump released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2018. Harsh reality is finally confronting President Trump’s campaign trail bombast. “Insurance for everybody,” “no one will lose coverage,” and “nobody will be...

STATEMENT: CAP Statement on Court Ruling Blocking Muslim and Refugee Ban

Washington, D.C. — Upon reviewing a decision by the U.S. District Court for the District of Hawaii that places a nationwide injunction on President Donald Trump's executive order revising his original Muslim and refugee ban, Tom Jawetz, Vice President of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:   The Hawaii District Court decision makes clear what we’ve known all along: The revised...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz Comments on Federal Reserve Decision to Raise Interest Rates

Washington, D.C. — Michael Madowitz, Economist at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after the Federal Reserve announced its intent to raise interest rates 0.25 percent, or 25 basis points. The announcement arrives after the Federal Open Market Committee, or FOMC, met yesterday and today in Washington. Indicators in the real economy clearly...

ADVISORY: As Part of Women’s Progress Event, Valerie Jarrett, Tina Tchen to Reflect on Their Work on White House Council on Women and Girls

Washington, D.C. — The heated, divisive rhetoric of the 2016 presidential campaign raised troubling questions about the prevalence of entrenched gender stereotypes; persistent use of derogatory language about women; and stubborn structural barriers that shape women’s experiences, limit their opportunities, and ultimately hold women back. In the 2017 aftermath, women from across the country have reclaimed...

RELEASE: Yoram Schweitzer Joins CAP’s National Security Team as a Visiting Fellow

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress has announced that former Israel Defense Forces, or IDF, counter international terror section head, Yoram Schweitzer, has joined the organization as a visiting Senior Fellow. Schweitzer will focus on global trends in Salafi jihadism, counterterrorism, and shared Israeli-U.S. security concerns in the Middle East. “Yoram comes to...

RELEASE: Putin Builds 5th Column in Europe to Undermine Democracy, CAP Study Finds

Washington, D.C. — Russia’s interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election that resulted in the election of Donald Trump was neither an isolated incident nor an ad hoc attempt at electoral mischief. It was part of a deliberate campaign to undermine the legitimacy of Western democracies and advance Russian foreign and domestic policy objectives. As the citizens of the...

EVENT UPDATE: Discussion on Women’s Reproductive Health and Economic Empowerment

Washington, D.C. — Under the Trump-Pence administration and the anti-choice majority in Congress, women’s health and rights are under full attack with efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, further restrict access to abortion, and confirm an anti-choice Supreme Court justice. Yet women’s ability to contribute to the economic productivity of the nation depends on an...

RELEASE: New CAP Analysis Shows the Public Believes Many Myths About Great Teaching and Learning, Preventing Effective Education Policy

Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress shows that people vastly overestimate their ability to identify quality teaching and learning, and this disconnect prevents the implementation of effective education policies. The study calls for policymakers at all levels to do more to promote the science of learning, from supporting demonstration...

RELEASE: Separating Mothers From Children at Border is Wrong and Could Cost $327 Million Per Year, Estimate CAP and KIND

Washington, D.C. — In addition to being morally reprehensible, separating mothers from their children at the border, as Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly has been said to be considering, is likely to have significant negative consequences, including high costs to taxpayers to the tune of $327 million per year, according to a new estimate...