RELEASE: New CAP Tracker Monitors Progress of North Korea Diplomacy

Washington, D.C. — To keep track of the ever-changing status of U.S. diplomacy with North Korea, the Center for American Progress has launched an interactive feature that monitors the progress—or lack thereof—of efforts to denuclearize the Korean Peninsula. The North Korean Diplomacy Scorecard is a one-stop shop for current information on where things stand with...

RELEASE: Fishermen on Front Lines of Climate Change Reveal Impact of Warming Oceans in New CAP Report

Washington, D.C. — In a new report from the Center for American Progress, fishermen on the front lines of climate change—from Alaska and California to Maine and Florida—reveal the impact of warming oceans and what it means for America’s fishing communities. These fishermen understand the negative consequences of climate change on the commercial and recreational...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz on the August 2018 Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Michael Madowitz released the following statement today on the August 2018 Employment Situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: The U.S. Department of Labor reports the economy added 201,000 jobs in July, with the unemployment rate falling to 3.9 percent percent. Wages grew 2.9 percent over the past year, continuing to tread water when rising...

EVENT ADVISORY: Climate Science: The Next Frontiers

Join CAP at the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco Washington, D.C. — The Trump administration has twice proposed unprecedented, draconian budget cuts to the federal agencies and programs that support climate science research and data collection. Although Congress has so far roundly rejected those cuts and saved critical satellite missions and other programs...

RELEASE: New CAP Analysis Says This Year’s Food Insecurity Report Could Be the Last One Free of Political Influence

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Agriculture's Economic Research Service (ERS) released new data showing that, in 2017, 15 million U.S. households—nearly 1 in 8—were food insecure. The data come just weeks after the Trump administration announced that it will move the ERS to a yet-to-be-determined location outside of the Washington metro area...

RELEASE: Rural Communities Reap Big Benefits by Welcoming Immigrant Families as Neighbors, According to New CAP Study

The analysis was exclusively reported on by Esther Cepeda of The Washington Post Writers Group. Washington, D.C. — The United States is undergoing demographic changes that continue to reshape entire communities, but little attention has so far been paid to how this impacts rural communities. A new Center for American Progress analysis provides a more complete...

STATEMENT: CAP Applauds Introduction of Federal Clean Slate Bill

Washington, D.C. — Last Friday, Rep. Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) introduced—with bipartisan support—the Clean Slate Act, a bill that would expand second chances by automatically sealing federal criminal records for Americans with low-level nonviolent drug charges, including all nonviolent marijuana-related offenses. After decades of overcriminalization, up to 100 million people now have some kind of...

RELEASE: New Analysis Finds Uneven Expansion in Access to Paid Sick Days

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new analysis of Bureau of Labor Statistics data looking at the unequal expansion of access to paid sick days for private-sector workers. Over the past 12 years, the percentage of workers without access to paid sick time has fallen by roughly a third, from 43...

RELEASE: Many Large School Districts Have Failed to Adopt High-Quality Curricula

Washington, D.C. — The quality of instructional materials utilized in the classroom plays a significant role in shaping student outcomes and teacher performance and preparation. A new analysis of instructional materials utilized and recommended by the nation’s 30 largest school districts for fourth- and eighth-grade math and language arts finds that, for what can be a...