PRESS CALL ADVISORY: CAP, Niskanen Center, and NILC-IJF Discuss President Trump’s Possible Unprecedented ‘Income Test’ for Immigrants and Families

Click here to read CAP's new analysis showing that immigrants access fewer public benefits than U.S.-born individuals. Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress, the Niskanen Center, and the National Immigration Law Center– Immigrant Justice Fund invite you to join a special press briefing on Tuesday, February 14, 2017, at 1:00 p.m. EST to...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden on the Confirmation of Steven Mnuchin to Serve as Treasury Secretary

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after the U.S. Senate approved the nomination of Steven Mnuchin to serve as U.S. secretary of the treasury: Senate Republicans broke the rules in order to jam through yet another one of Donald Trump's unqualified nominees, confirming...

EVENT ADVISORY: Experts Present on Demographic Shifts, Representation Gaps, and America’s Future

Washington, D.C. — In the past four decades, the United States has undergone significant demographic changes. Immigration patterns have altered its racial composition, medical advances have aged its population, and economic forces have driven Americans to educate themselves at unprecedented levels. Transformations of this magnitude will shape this century’s social and political landscape and test many of America’s institutions....

RELEASE: CAP Announces Former CEQ Managing Director Christy Goldfuss to Serve as New Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress announced today that Christy Goldfuss, former managing director of the White House Council on Environmental Quality, or CEQ, has rejoined CAP as the Center's new Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy. As managing director, Goldfuss helped develop and implement the Obama administration’s environmental and energy policies,...

RELEASE: CAP Paper Proposes Enduring U.S. Commitment to Iraq, Urges Immediate Action to Reverse Trump’s Damaging Missteps

Washington, D.C. — The Trump administration has inherited a military campaign in Iraq that is in a commanding position in the fight to take back Mosul, the Islamic State’s, or IS, last major Iraqi stronghold. But Trump and his team will quickly face decisions about America’s enduring presence and policies in Iraq; these decisions will...

STATEMENT: Fed Governor Daniel Tarullo Has Made Financial System More Stable, Says CAP’s Marc Jarsulic

Washington, D.C. — Marc Jarsulic, Vice President for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after Federal Reserve Governor Daniel Tarullo tendered his resignation: As a Federal Reserve governor, Daniel Tarullo has been an extraordinarily effective public servant. He played a central role in the implementation of the Dodd-Frank...

RELEASE: CAP Calls on Trump Administration to Suspend and Investigate NSA Flynn Over Allegations of Illegal Contact with Russia on Sanctions

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress is calling for the immediate suspension of national security adviser Michael Flynn, pending the outcome of a full investigation into allegations that he lied about having discussions with Russian officials about U.S. sanctions prior to President Donald Trump taking office. Recordings of phone conversations by U.S. intelligence...

RELEASE: National Parks Are Vulnerable to Privatization and Corporate Giveaways in the Trump Administration

Washington, D.C. — According to an analysis released today by the Center for American Progress, the National Park Service’s, or NPS', annual list of deferred maintenance projects could be a Trojan horse for the Trump administration to give away hundreds of millions of dollars in taxpayer money to hotel corporations, resort owners, and food service companies...

STATEMENT: Tom Price Is the Wrong Choice for HHS Secretary, Says CAP’s Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. — Despite facing serious allegations of insider trading of health care company stocks and holding extreme views regarding the Affordable Care Act, Medicare, Medicaid, and women's reproductive rights, the U.S. Senate confirmed Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) as the next secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The vote was entirely...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Tom Jawetz on 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals Decision on President Trump’s Muslim Ban

Washington, D.C. — Today, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the district court's opinion and kept in place a temporary restraining order blocking implementation of President Donald Trump's executive order establishing a Muslim and refugee ban. Tom Jawetz, Vice President of Immigration at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Today’s unanimous ruling...

RELEASE: New NASA Leadership Inherits Rejuvenated Space Exploration Program

Washington, D.C. — A new issue brief released by the Center for American Progress finds that there is a solid foundation for a rejuvenated and realistic space exploration program as NASA transitions to new leadership under the Trump administration. Under the leadership of former administrator Charles Bolden, NASA has made real strides over the past eight...

STATEMENT: No Reason to Think that Attorney General Sessions Will Act as Independent Check on the President, Says CAP’s Michele Jawando

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate Judiciary Committee voted to confirm Jeff Sessions as attorney general. Michele Jawando, Vice President for Legal Progress at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: In just his first week in office, President Donald Trump ordered the construction of a border wall, tried to block federal funding...

STATEMENT: Unprepared, Unaware, and Unqualified: CAP’s Catherine Brown on Senate Confirmation of Betsy DeVos

Washington, D.C. — Following the Senate confirmation of Betsy DeVos, President Donald Trump’s nominee to serve as the next U.S. Secretary of Education, Center for American Progress Vice President of Education Policy Catherine Brown released the following statement: It’s true that money talks, and for the Republican Senate majority, $4 million in donations from Betsy DeVos...