EVENT ADVISORY: Kevin de León, CA Senate President Pro Tempore, and Experts Discuss Current Immigration Affairs at CAP for Welcoming America’s Welcoming Week

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, September 20, the Center for American Progress is partnering with Welcoming America and hosting California Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) along with an expert panel to discuss state and local actions to promote public safety and increase inclusion for immigrant and refugee communities across the country...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden Applauds Introduction of Murray-Scott Child Care Bill

Washington D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement today, praising the introduction of a first-of-its-kind progressive child care bill by Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA) and Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), “The Child Care for Working Families Act.” Every child, regardless of income or ZIP code, deserves the...

RELEASE: CAP and Union of Concerned Scientists Seek Investigation Into EPA’s Grant-Making Process

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress and the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) called on the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) inspector general to investigate the agency’s grant-making process, reports of political interference, and the cancellation of some grants. Both CAP and the UCS are concerned with ensuring scientific integrity when it comes...

STATEMENT: GAIN Act Embraces CAP Proposal on EITC Early Refund

Washington, D.C. — Rebecca Vallas, managing director for the Poverty to Prosperity Program at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement upon introduction of the Grow American Incomes Now (GAIN) Act by Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA) and Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH). The bill would significantly strengthen the Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) to...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Chelsea Parsons on House Committee Vote to Deregulate Gun Silencers

Washington, D.C. – Today, the U.S. House Committee on Natural Resources voted to pass the Sportsmen's Heritage and Recreational Enhancement (SHARE) Act, a law that includes a dangerous provision aimed at deregulating firearm silencers. Chelsea Parsons, vice president of Guns and Crime Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement in response:...

STATEMENT: CAP Slams Latest Senate Republican Effort to Repeal the ACA

Washington, D.C. — Topher Spiro, vice president for Health Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the below statement following the introduction of a bill by Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Bill Cassidy (R-LA) to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The Graham-Cassidy bill is one of the most devastating proposals put forth by congressional Republican...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Melissa Boteach on Census Poverty Data Release

Washington, D.C. — Melissa Boteach, vice president of the Poverty to Prosperity program at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today upon release of annual census estimates of income, poverty, and health insurance coverage in 2016. 2016 marks the first year that the poverty rate returned to pre-recession levels, underscoring the improvements...

RELEASE: Removing Barriers to Economic Opportunity for Americans with Criminal Records Is Focus of New Multistate Initiative by CAP, NELP, and CLS

Contacts Tanya Arditi, Center for American Progress tarditi@americanprogress.org Anna Susman, National Employment Law Project anna.susman@berlinrosen.com Sharon Dietrich, Community Legal Services sdietrich@clsphila.org Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress, the National Employment Law Project (NELP), and Community Legal Services (CLS) announced the launch of a three-year, multistate initiative to remove barriers to economic opportunity...

RELEASE: How Federal Policies Make It Harder for Houston’s Communities of Color and Low-Income Families to Return Home

Washington, D.C. — As the Houston area looks to rebound after Hurricane Harvey, a new column from the Center for American Progress shows how some federal policies can make the road to recovery tougher for communities of color and residents who live paycheck-to-paycheck. The column explains how the Trump administration threatens vital programs to get people...

STATEMENT: CAP Condemns Devos Move to Roll Back Title IX Protections

Washington, D.C. — Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice president for External Affairs at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement after news that Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos took steps to rescind federal guidelines to protect survivors of sexual assault. Secretary DeVos' decision today to roll back Title IX protections for sexual assault survivors is yet another...

RELEASE: 5 Ways Congress Can Help to Rebuild Stronger and Safer Communities After Harvey

Washington, D.C. — Congress must help communities devastated by Hurricane Harvey become more resilient to extreme weather, flooding, and other climate change risks, according to a new column from the Center for American Progress. The column urges federal, state, and local officials to insist that Harvey rebuilding aid supports a redesign of communities and infrastructure...

RELEASE: New Report Outlines Progressive Policy Solutions for Child Care Reform

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress and Make It Work released a new report focusing on the astronomical costs of child care, the disproportionate impact of our broken child care system on communities of color, and the policies needed to give all children the opportunity to succeed. The report also includes real-life stories...