RELEASE: Trump Budget Proposal Would Boost Big Oil at the Expense of Clean Energy and the Environment, CAP Analysis Says

Washington, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s budget proposal contains drastic measures that would subsidize big oil and coal companies at the expense of public health, clean energy, and outdoor places, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. The Trump budget proposes a 34 percent cut to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the...

RELEASE: On Millionaire’s Valentine’s Day, New CAP Analysis Highlights the Damaging Effect of Growing Income Inequality on Social Security’s Trust Funds

Washington, D.C. — Another year, another increase in income inequality—a problem that will only accelerate as congressional Republicans’ new tax law takes effect. That’s bad news for the long-term outlook of Social Security. Today, an updated analysis from the Center for American Progress shows how, on the heels of historically unpopular tax cuts for the...

EVENT ADVISORY: The Role of Civics Education in Maintaining a Healthy Democracy

Washington, D.C. — Voter participation in the 2016 presidential election hit a 20-year low, and only 18 percent of Americans today say they trust the federal government—down from 59 percent since 1964. The prevalence of so-called fake news has also clouded Americans’ ability to evaluate fact versus opinion or even fiction. Schools and educators have...

RELEASE: New CAP Report Shows How Trump’s Financial Practices Made Him The Perfect Target For Russia’s Influence Campaign

Washington, D.C. — Donald Trump’s business practices could have provided the Kremlin and those working on its behalf with both the leverage and the means necessary to penetrate his 2016 presidential campaign, says a recently released CAP report. Given the Kremlin’s preference—determined by the U.S. intelligence community—for Trump in the 2016 election, the report analyzes...

EVENT ADVISORY: The United States and India: Forging an Indispensable Democratic Partnership

Washington, D.C. — The relationship between the United States and India has become an important priority for both nations and is increasingly important for advancing their shared interests of promoting economic prosperity, security, and democratic institutions. Over the past year, the Center for American Progress organized a binational group of Indian and American experts in a wide...

RELEASE: Trump Plan to Slash Diplomacy and Foreign Aid Would Put Americans at Risk, CAP Analysis Says

Washington, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s budget proposal would slash more than 30 percent from U.S. diplomacy and development programs, putting Americans directly in harms way, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. The cuts, if adopted, would leave America less equipped to tackle conflict, pandemic disease, and extremism before they...

RELEASE: Johnson, Klobuchar Warn State Voting Systems Remain Vulnerable to Hacking, Urge Congress to Fund Upgrades Before 2016 Election

Washington, D.C. — Former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson today warned that too many state election systems remain vulnerable to attack despite clear signs that Russian hackers could again try to target voting infrastructure. Johnson told an audience at the Center for American Progress that even with clear evidence that Russia interfered in the 2016...

RELEASE: 2 New CAP Analyses Conclude Ending Family Reunification and Diversity Visas Would Alter Migration Patterns Worldwide and Go Against America’s Long-Standing Immigration Priorities

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released two new analyses showing that ending family migration and eliminating the diversity visa program would eviscerate immigration from Latin America, Africa, and Asia to the United States—and would go against the core of American immigration policy and priorities in place for more than a century....

STATEMENT: Once Again, the Trump Budget Favors the Richest Americans and Wealthy Corporations Above All Else, Says CAP’s Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after President Donald Trump released his budget proposal for fiscal year 2019: The arrival of the Trump presidency has allowed so-called conservatives to have their cake and eat it too. Not so long ago, self-styled deficit hawks decried the size...

RELEASE: Jacob Leibenluft to Join the Center for American Progress as Executive Vice President of Policy

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress announced today that Jacob Leibenluft is joining the Center as executive vice president for policy, where he will oversee all of the organization’s policy development. Leibenluft has had a distinguished career in domestic and economic policy and served for nearly eight years in the Obama administration. He...

RELEASE: CAP Election Security Report Finds Most States Remain Vulnerable to Hacking or Systemic Failure

Washington, D.C. — Less than nine months before midterm elections, a new study shows that most state election systems remain vulnerable to hacking and other interference by foreign governments bent on disrupting the election process. The Center for American Progress conducted research and interviewed election officials to determine their election security preparedness after U.S. intelligence...

STATEMENT: CAP Experts Slam Trump’s #InfrastructureScam

Washington, D.C. — This evening, media reports revealed details of the Trump White House's forthcoming infrastructure proposal. Kevin DeGood, director of Infrastructure Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: A real plan for national investment in infrastructure would cover everything from highways and transit to schools and affordable housing; promote equitable access to opportunity;...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Rep. DeFazio to Join CAP and The Leadership Conference to React to Trump’s Pollution and Privatization Infrastructure Scam

Washington, D.C. — According to media reports, President Donald Trump is expected to release the principles for his long-awaited infrastructure plan on February 12, coinciding with the release of his fiscal year 2019 budget. Based on both leaked and public documents from the White House, however, it's clear that the Trump administration has no plans for...