RELEASE: City of Charlotte Needs a Climate Change Strategy That Helps Working-Class Communities, Says New CAP Report

Washington, D.C. — The city of Charlotte, North Carolina, should develop a comprehensive strategy for dealing with climate change that is centered around equity and racial justice, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. The report explains how rising global temperatures leave the region more vulnerable to debilitating heat waves, water...

RELEASE: New CAP Brief Details Long-Term Impact on Young Children from Trump Mass Deportation Policy

Washington, D.C. — A new issue brief from the Center for American Progress details the toxic stress suffered by young children as a result of the Trump administration’s brutal immigration policies. By breaking families apart, instilling fear in immigrant communities, and preventing families from accessing programs that meet children’s most basic needs, the fear of deportation...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden Calls for Bipartisan Effort to Improve Health Care System

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement after efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) failed: Every version of Senate Republicans' health care repeal efforts would have left family members, friends, and neighbors without care; sent premiums through the roof; and restricted women’s access to care. The...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden: Speaker Ryan Setting up a Bait and Switch on Conference Committee Process

Washington, D.C.— Earlier today, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ), Lindsay Graham (R-SC), and Ron Johnson (R-WI) held a news conference to state that they would vote for the so-called "skinny repeal" bill if leaders in the U.S. House of Representatives guaranteed a conference committee to continue work on the bill. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) tonight released a statement...

STATEMENT: Top Priority for Trump and Congressional GOP Leaders Is Tax Cuts for the Wealthiest Americans and Corporations, Says CAP’s Seth Hanlon

Washington, D.C. — Seth Hanlon, senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement today reacting to joint principles on tax reform released by House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI); Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY); Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin; National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn; Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-UT),...

RELEASE: New Report Finds More Must Be Done to Fully and Effectively Implement Policies that Help Prevent Labor Discrimination Against Individuals with a Criminal Record

Washington, D.C. — Each year, more than 600,000 people are released from federal and state prisons in need of jobs that provide economic security. A criminal record can be a major barrier to employment, particularly for returning citizens of color. To alleviate the effects of having a criminal record, 29 states to date have adopted...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Laura E. Durso on the Justice Department’s Filing Contending that the Civil Rights Act Does Not Prohibit Sexual Orientation Based Employment Discrimination

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) filed a brief in federal court arguing that Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, which bars workplace discrimination, does not protect people from employment discrimination based on sexual orientation. This filing stands in contrast to rulings from the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz on FOMC Meeting

Washington, D.C. — Michael Madowitz, economist at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today on the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) meeting that concluded today: As expected, there was no change in interest rates at this week’s FOMC meeting. The Federal Reserve announced it will begin winding down its balance sheet 'relatively...

RELEASE: Skinny Repeal Raises Premiums by $1,238 and Increases Uninsured

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress estimates that a so-called skinny repeal bill would raise marketplace premiums an extra $1,238 next year by repealing of the coverage mandate. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) has estimated that repeal of the individual mandate would result in 15 million fewer Americans having health insurance a decade from...