RELEASE: Trump Charting a Course That Could Destroy Foundations of U.S. Foreign Policy, CAP Analysis Says

Washington, D.C. — President Donald Trump is disrespecting America’s closest allies and embracing the world’s most brutal dictators, charting a dangerous course that is destroying the foundations of U.S. foreign policy, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. These policies could cause irreversible damage to the nation’s security and prosperity and...

STATEMENT: Senate Must Refuse to Confirm Right-Wing Ideologue to Replace Kennedy, CAP’s Neera Tanden Says

Washington, D.C. — After Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy announced his retirement, Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: The retirement of Justice Kennedy threatens to eliminate the last check on a President who has stomped on Americans’ rights with impunity. Women, people of color, the LGBTQ...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Ed Chung Applauds New Legislation From Sen. Schumer to Decriminalize Marijuana

Washington, D.C. — Today, U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) introduced new legislation, the Marijuana Freedom and Opportunity Act, which would decriminalize marijuana at the federal level. His proposal would remove marijuana from the Controlled Substances Schedules; increase investments in research and for minority and women-owned marijuana businesses; and support state efforts to expunge or seal...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Gov. Tom Wolf (D), Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), and FreedomWorks Join CAP to Discuss Pennsylvania’s First-in-the-Nation “Clean Slate” Legislation as a National Model

Washington, D.C. — On Thursday, June 28, Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf (D), Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE), Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden, and FreedomWorks Vice President for Legislative Affairs Jason Pye will join a press call to discuss Pennsylvania’s passage of the first-in-the-nation “clean slate” legislation, which Gov. Wolf will sign...

RELEASE: Cities Are Pursuing Strategies Previously Considered Unthinkable to End the War on Drugs, Says New CAP Issue Brief

Washington, D.C. — A rise in opioid fatalities across the United States has driven cities to pursue strategies that would have been considered unthinkable 20 years ago—such as syringe access programs, safe-injections sites, and marijuana legalization—to address substance misuse outside the criminal justice system. The shift in public sentiment is inextricably linked to the rise of the...

STATEMENT: Supreme Court’s Janus Decision Limits Ability of Workers to Bargain for Fair Wages and Costs Them a Voice on the Job, Says CAP’s Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 opinion in Janus v. AFSCME that harms the freedom of public sector workers to come together in strong unions. Neera Tanden, president and CEO of  the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Today’s decision limits the power of millions of hard-working Americans to come together...

EVENT ADVISORY: Accreditation on the Edge in the Next Reauthorization of the Higher Education Act

Washington, D.C. — With college costs skyrocketing, completion rates lagging, and student loan debt ballooning, the higher education challenges Americans face today are only growing more urgent. Often at the forefront of these challenges are accrediting agencies—the gatekeepers of billions of federal student aid dollars—who now find themselves teetering on the edge of a policy precipice...

STATEMENT: Supreme Court’s NIFLA v. Becerra Decision Weaponizes the First Amendment to Undermine Women’s Health

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a decision in National Institute of Family and Life Advocates v. Becerra. The 5-4 ruling strikes down the California Reproductive FACT Act, which mandates that crisis pregnancy centers provide women full and complete information relating to abortion. Shilpa Phadke, vice president of the Women's Initiative at the Center for American Progress, released the...

STATEMENT: Supreme Court Ruling Helps Texas Muzzle Political Clout of Minority Voters

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court voted 5-4 to uphold Texas’ congressional and state legislative districts—except one—against charges that they were drawn in a racially discriminatory manner. The conservative majority rejected a challenge that asserted the districts were gerrymandered to dilute the voting power of African Americans and Latinos. In response, Jake Faleschini,...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Jacob Leibenluft on Passage of House Farm Bill

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. House of Representatives narrowly passed their Farm Bill by a vote of 213-211, with no Democratic support and 20 Republicans voting against the legislation. Jacob Leibenluft, executive vice president for Policy at the Center for the American Progress, issued the following statement in response:   Having satisfied their desire to bring up...