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STATEMENT: President Biden Must Treat Voting Rights Crisis With Urgency, CAP’s Danielle Root Says

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Joe Biden denounced the rash of state laws aimed at restricting voting rights and called for Congress to take immediate action against this effort to undermine the fundamental right to vote by passing the transformative For the People Act and John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. In response, Danielle Root,...

ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Beyond Medication: Humanizing the National HIV Response

Washington, D.C. — On July 13, 2010, the Obama administration released the National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS), the nation’s first comprehensive road map to address the HIV epidemic. The strategy provided concrete goals on reducing new transmissions and increasing access to prevention, treatment, and care. A decade later, the Trump administration released the third iteration of the...

STATEMENT: Maine’s New Union-Led Unemployment Insurance Navigator Program Is a Model for Other States

Washington, D.C. — Today, Maine Gov. Janet Mill (D) signed into law a bill that will reform the state's unemployment insurance program. The legislation includes provisions to create a new “peer workforce navigator program” to help the jobless access unemployment benefits and reemployment services. Following the bill signing, David Madland, a senior fellow at the Center for American...

STATEMENT: Push for a Comprehensive Solution to the Medicaid Coverage Gap Is Gaining Momentum, Says CAP’s Maura Calsyn

Washington, D.C. — Today, Sens. Raphael Warnock (D-GA), Jon Ossoff (D-GA), and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced a bill to close the Medicaid expansion coverage gap in the 12 remaining holdout states by providing eligible individuals with a federal fallback coverage option. Maura Calsyn, vice president of Health Policy at the Center for American Progress, released...

STATEMENT: President Biden’s Executive Order Will Level the Playing Field and Generate Economic Growth

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Joe Biden signed an executive order that will lower prices for consumers and spur economic growth by cracking down on anti-competitive practices in a wide range of industries. Following the signing of the order, Andres Vinelli, vice president for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: For...

RELEASE: Disabled Voters Still Face Systemic Barriers To Casting Ballots; CAP Report Urges Officials To Improve Access

Washington, D.C. — Disabled voters still face systemic barriers at nearly every step of the voting process that prevent them from participating in elections, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress that urges policymakers to improve accessibility. The report examines a list of unacceptable hurdles, including inaccessible polling places and voter...

RELEASE: Report Outlines a Road Map From States on Creating Good Union Jobs To Build the Clean Energy Economy

Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Center for American Progress, League of Conservation Voters, and BlueGreen Alliance analyzes the lessons that the federal government can learn from state, local, and tribal governments to create millions of good union jobs and build a clean energy-driven economic recovery. As Congress and the Biden administration negotiate the details of the...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz on the June 2021 Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Michael Madowitz released the following statement today on the June 2021 employment situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Today’s report shows a huge surge in Americans returning to work. June’s report marks the best month in employment gains of this year, a clear sign that the...

STATEMENT: Supreme Court Ruling Undermines Voting Rights Act, Opens Door to More Restrictive Voting Measures, CAP’s Danielle Root Says

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Supreme Court again made it more difficult for Americans to defend their right to vote, upholding two restrictive Arizona voting laws that make it harder for Black, Hispanic, Native American, and disabled voters to cast ballots. In response, Danielle Root, director of voting rights and access to justice on...

RELEASE: A Pathway to Citizenship and Economic Growth Can—and Should—Be Done Through the Budget Reconciliation Process

Washington, D.C.— A new column released today by the Center for American Progress stresses that the inclusion of a pathway to citizenship in the budget reconciliation process—as Congress considers all avenues for legalization—can and should be done and will contribute to the nation’s economic recovery. Last week, the Senate Committee on the Budget, under Chairman...

STATEMENT: CAP Applauds Delaware for Becoming the 6th State To Pass Clean Slate Legislation

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the Delaware General Assembly passed SB 111 and SB 112, positioning Delaware to become the sixth state to enact clean slate automated record-clearing legislation. Following an overwhelmingly bipartisan vote, the two bills now head to Gov. John Carney’s (D) desk to be signed into law. Following the vote, Rebecca Vallas, senior fellow at...

RELEASE: Patrick Gaspard Named President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund

Washington, D.C.— Patrick Gaspard has been named president and CEO of the Center for American Progress and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAP Action), the organizations announced today. Gaspard will be the third president and CEO of CAP since the organization was founded in 2003, succeeding Neera Tanden and John Podesta....

STATEMENT: CAP Congratulates Julia Gordon on Her Nomination To Be FHA Commissioner

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, President Joe Biden announced his intent to nominate Julia Gordon to the position of commissioner of the Federal Housing Administration (FHA). Following the announcement, Lily Roberts, managing director of Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: We couldn’t be more thrilled to see Julia be nominated to be...

STATEMENT: The Better Care Better Jobs Act Is a Vital Component of Building a Stronger and More Equitable Country

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Sens. Bob Casey Jr. (D-PA), Ron Wyden (D-OR), Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Patty Murray (D-WA), Tammy Duckworth (D-IL), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH) introduced the Better Care Better Jobs Act. This legislation—along with its House companion introduced by Reps. Debbie Dingell (D-MI), Frank Pallone (D-NJ), Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and Doris Matsui...