EVENT ADVISORY: The First 100 Days: Center for American Progress To Host Forward-Looking National Security Conference

Washington, D.C. — Ahead of the presidential election, the Center for American Progress will convene top foreign policy experts on January 14 to discuss plans for a progressive foreign policy agenda, with a focus on actions that could be taken in the first 100 days of a new administration. Featuring Ambassador Samantha Power, Ambassador Susan Rice, Denis...

STATEMENT: House Leaders Offer Ambitious Solution to the Climate Crisis, Says CAP’s Christy Goldfuss

Washington, D.C. — In response to the introduction of a legislative framework with an ambitious climate plan that would ensure the United States reaches a 100 percent clean economy by 2050, Center for American Progress Senior Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy Christy Goldfuss issued the following statement: Disasters like the unprecedented and devastating wildfires...

STATEMENT: Trump’s Failed Policy Has Put the Nation on a Dangerous Course With Iran, CAP’s Neera Tanden Says

Washington, D.C. — After Iran fired more than a dozen missiles at two Iraqi bases housing U.S. and coalition forces, Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: It is fortunate that no Americans or Iraqis lost their lives last night when Iran retaliated for the killing of...

RELEASE: Climate Action Can Offer More Than $8 Billion a Year to Farmers and Rural Communities, CAP Analysis Finds

Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress finds that specific actions to address climate change can provide a major financial benefit to farmers and rural communities. The issue brief finds that taking climate action can drive more than $8 billion per year into rural communities, including close to $22,000 in additional income...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden: Facebook Policy Changes Leave Platform “Open to Be a Site for Propaganda and Disinformation”

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement regarding Facebook's announcement today on how it will treat misleading or otherwise manipulated media: Facebook’s new policy focuses on potential future harms while downplaying and ignoring the actual harms from manipulated media that we’ve already witnessed. When...

RELEASE: Mara Rudman to Join the Center for American Progress as Executive Vice President of Policy

Washington, D.C. — Mara Rudman, a seasoned national security and domestic policy expert with decades of high-level experience in Washington, will join the Center for American Progress as its new executive vice president for policy later this month. Rudman—who held high-ranking positions in both the Obama and Clinton administrations and led Quorum Strategies as principal—will oversee...

STATEMENT: Trump’s Reckless Action Has Further Destabilized the Middle East and Put More Americans at Risk, CAP’s Neera Tanden Says

Washington, D.C. — After a U.S. airstrike killed a top Iranian general in Iraq, Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: The Trump administration’s killing of Gen. Qassem Soleimani in a military strike in Baghdad is a dangerous escalation that has further destabilized the Middle East and put...

RELEASE: Senators Must Be Briefed on Russian Disinformation Before Trump’s Impeachment Trial

Washington, D.C. — Every senator must receive an intelligence briefing on Russian disinformation tactics before President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial begins, a new column from the Center for American Progress urges. This briefing is critical because one of the two investigations that Trump sought to extort from Ukraine was into the bizarre conspiracy theory that...

RELEASE: Payday Lenders Are Increasingly Targeting Young People as the Trump Administration Weakens Oversight

Washington, D.C. — Even as payday lenders are increasingly targeting young people with predatory loans, the Trump administration is seeking to end rules that protect borrowers from outrageous interest rates, according to a new column from the Center for American Progress. With high interest rates on loans that average at least 300 percent or more, the...

STATEMENT: Trump Administration Finalizes Rule That Restricts Abortion Coverage in ACA Marketplaces, Striking a Blow to Patients’ Access to Abortion Services

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Trump administration finalized a harmful rule that would undermine consumers’ already limited access to abortion care in the Affordable Care Act’s insurance marketplaces. The rule, which imposes onerous requirements on both insurers and consumers, could lead to the elimination of abortion coverage in many parts of the country. Jamille Fields Allsbrook, director...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Rebecca Vallas Applauds the Passage of Second Chance Legislation in New Jersey

Washington, D.C. — Earlier this week, as part of a package of criminal justice reform bills, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy (D) signed into law legislation that expands eligibility for expungement and establishes a task force to design a clean slate automated record-clearing system for the state next year. Following the legislation's signing, Rebecca Vallas, a senior fellow at...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden on House Approval of Articles of Impeachment Against President Donald Trump

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today regarding the U.S. House of Representatives' approval of articles of impeachment introduced against President Donald Trump: This is a solemn day for our country. There is a simple principle in this country: that nobody is above the law....

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: State Insurance Commissioners to Discuss Immediate Harm Caused By Health Care Repeal Lawsuit

Washington, D.C. — Today, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in the health care repeal lawsuit, striking down the Affordable Care Act's (ACA) individual mandate and remanding the case back to the North Texas District Court for further review of the severability of the law's other provisions. The ACA has improved the health and...

STATEMENT: Ruling in Health Care Repeal Lawsuit Will Cause Immediate Harm

Washington, D.C. — Today, a three-judge panel for the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals issued a ruling in the health care repeal lawsuit, a challenge to the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The case was brought by 18 Republican state attorneys general and joined by the Trump administration. The ruling strikes down the law's...