RELEASE: CAP Explains What to Look for in a Trump-Kim Summit

Washington, D.C. — With news of a June 12 summit in Singapore between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the Center for American Progress is out with a guide to the promise and pitfalls of a meeting between these unpredictable leaders. Formal talks could eventually offer a path to denuclearization of...

EVENT ADVISORY: Ahead of Mother’s Day, Southern Women Convene to Explore Their Untapped Potential

Atlanta — On Friday, the Center for American Progress and Generation Progress will host a major women's convening, #WomenProgress: People, Power, and Policy. The event will explore the many barriers facing Southern women, particularly those of color, as well as the strategies and tactics being employed by lawmakers and community organizers in communities across the South. In Georgia, mothers are...

STATEMENT: Hard Work on ‘Queen of the Hill’ Resolution Has Just Begun, Says CAP’s Tom Jawetz

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Reps. Jeff Denham (R-CA), Will Hurd (R-TX), and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL) introduced a discharge petition that could force a vote in the House of Representatives on measures to protect Dreamers, including the United and Securing America Act and the Dream Act of 2017. Tom Jawetz, vice president of Immigration Policy at the Center for American...

RELEASE: Consumers Pay for Trump’s Inaction on Prescription Drug Prices

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, President Donald Trump will deliver a speech on lowering the cost of prescription drugs. A new column by the Center for American Progress finds that, for all of the president's talk on this important issue, drug prices and the influence of the pharmaceutical industry are soaring under the Trump administration. Key findings from the brief include: Over the past 14...

RELEASE: CAP and AEI Team up to Defend Democracy and the Transatlantic Partnership

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress and the American Enterprise Institute released the results of a unique collaboration focused on defending liberal democracy and the transatlantic partnership in an era of rising authoritarian populism. “Our scholars often disagree over many important policy questions,” said Vikram Singh, a senior fellow at the Center...

STATEMENT: House Judiciary Passes the FIRST STEP Act, When a Giant Leap Is Needed

Washington, D.C. – Today, the House Judiciary Committee reported out of committee the FIRST STEP Act, H.R. 5682, introduced by Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). The bill aims to improve access to educational, vocational, and other Bureau of Federal Prisons (BOP) programs in an attempt to reduce an individual's likelihood of reoffending...

STATEMENT: CAP and Generation Progress Experts on Acting Director Mick Mulvaney Shuttering the Office of Students at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Washington, D.C. — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced that it will close the Office of Students and Young Consumers and relocate its staff to the Office of Financial Education. Since the bureau’s inception in 2012, it has recovered more than $750 million in funds for students who were wronged by lenders and servicers. Additionally,...

STATEMENT: Senate Violates Protocol in Rush To Confirm Extremist Judicial Nominees, CAP’s Neera Tanden Says

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. Senate is poised this week to confirm six nominees for lifetime terms on the federal appeals courts. But the Senate majority has undermined decades of history and goodwill by moving forward on extremist judicial nominees who lack the support of their home-state senators. Michael Brennan will get a vote this week for a lifetime...

STATEMENT: Decision to End Honduras TPS Is Immoral and Unwise, Say CAP Immigration and National Security Experts

Léalo en español Washington, D.C. — Today, the Trump administration announced that it will terminate the Temporary Protected Status (TPS) designations for nearly 57,000 Hondurans, with an 18-month delay, effective January 2020. Tom Jawetz, vice president of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement in response: Continuing the trend of removing protections from people...

RELEASE: The Devastating Impact of Gun Violence on America’s Youth

Washington, D.C. — Gun violence is a uniquely American epidemic, and it’s having a uniquely disproportionate impact on America’s youth. Today, the Center for American Progress and Generation Progress released a joint report detailing the intersectional crisis of youth gun violence in this country—particularly for youth of color. But young people are more than just...