STATEMENT: President-Elect Trump Pledged to Improve Americans’ Lives, But His Commerce Nominee Made Billions on the Backs of Workers, 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 on President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee, Wilbur Ross, to serve as the next U.S. secretary of commerce: President-elect Trump’s nomination of Wilbur Ross for commerce secretary is yet another betrayal of his oft-repeated campaign promise to...

STATEMENT: Trump is Rigging the System With the Likes of Treasury Secretary Nominee Steven Mnuchin, Says CAP’s Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. — CAP President and CEO Neera Tanden released the following statement today regarding President-elect Donald Trump’s nomination of Steven Mnuchin to serve as the next secretary of the treasury: For a candidate who pledged to not let Wall Street "get away with murder" and decried the financial industry's influence in Washington, President-elect Trump...

STATEMENT: Elaine Chao is Yet Another Anti-Worker Nominee for the Trump Administration

Washington, D.C. — David Madland, CAP Senior Fellow and Senior Advisor to the American Worker Project at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement on former U.S. Secretary of Labor Elaine Chao's nomination to serve as the secretary of transportation under President-elect Donald Trump. Like Donald Trump’s smoke-and-mirrors infrastructure plan, Elaine Chao’s nomination...

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on Rep. Tom Price’s Nomination to HHS Secretary

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden made the following statement on Rep. Tom Price (R-GA) being nominated for U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services, or HHS: Rep. Tom Price is not qualified to serve as the Secretary of Health and Human Services. His ideas are so extreme and...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Carmel Martin on School Accountability Regulations from the U.S. Department of Education

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Education released final regulations  for states implementing the school accountability systems outlined in the Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement in response: The Every Student Succeeds Act signaled an important...

RELEASE: In Hungary, a Cautionary Tale Against Right-Wing National Populism

Washington, D.C. — The recent elections throughout Europe and the United States have exemplified the rise of right-wing national populism among previously liberal democracies in the West. Right-wing national populist movements in Germany, the United Kingdom, Poland, Austria, Greece, and especially Hungary have begun to dramatically change the political landscape in Europe and, in many cases,...

STATEMENT: Nomination of Betsy DeVos to Serve as Next Education Secretary Shows How Trump and His Policies Are Out of Touch, Says CAP’s Catherine Brown

Washington, D.C. — Catherine Brown, Vice President of Education Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today regarding President-elect Donald Trump's nomination of Betsy DeVos to serve as the next U.S. secretary of education. The president-elect's out-of-touch policies and personnel picks continue with his nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos to...