STATEMENT: Today’s Census Bureau Data Provide an Out-of-Date and Incomplete Picture of Hardship in the U.S.

Washington, D.C. —  Today, the U.S. Census Bureau released data on income, poverty, and health insurance for 2019. Because the data only encompass 2019, they provide a snapshot of these rates before the pandemic but do not reflect the vastly changed world since then. Following the data release, Alexandra Cawthorne Gaines, vice president of the...

RELEASE: President Trump’s Record on Child Care Doesn’t Match His Rhetoric

Washington, D.C. — Four years ago yesterday, the president made big promises to make child care more affordable for families. Today, the Center for American Progress released a new column assessing his track record on child care affordability. The analysis focuses on three primary topics, including the administration's response to the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting economic crisis, Trump's...

STATEMENT: Senate COVID-19 Package Abandons the American People in a Moment of Great Need, Says CAP’s Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. — Today, nearly 120 days since the U.S. House of Representatives passed the HEROES Act, the U.S. Senate failed to advance a slimmed-down COVID-19 relief package authored by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Following the vote, Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: Nearly 200,000...

STATEMENT: America Is Burning and We Need a Plan for the Future

Washington, D.C. — Today, a broad range of environmental, labor, and social justice organizations are uniting in support of the THRIVE Agenda, an audacious framework for economic renewal that addresses the racial injustice, public health, and climate crises plaguing the United States while creating millions of well-paying jobs. In response, Christy Goldfuss, senior vice president for Energy and Environment at...

RELEASE: Trump’s Regulatory Agenda Is an Assault on Women’s Economic Security and Health

Washington, D.C. —Today, the Women's Initiative at the Center for American Progress released a new issue brief looking at how the Trump administration's regulatory agenda undercuts the health and economic well-being of women, particularly women of color, in America. The piece explores how rules friendly to big business and social conservatives undermine women's ability to...

RELEASE: New CAP Research Outline Strategies To Fortify Student Assessments Amid COVID-19

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released two new pieces outlining comprehensive strategies to improve and streamline testing during the COVID-19 pandemic while also ensuring that schools, educators, and families have critical information about what students need and how they are progressing. The first issue brief lays out the case for continuing assessments amid...

RELEASE: You Can’t Afford to Live Anywhere in the United States Solely on Unemployment Insurance

Washington, D.C.— A new analysis from the Center for American Progress finds that there is no county, parish, borough, census area, or city in the United States where state unemployment benefits alone can cover a set of very modest monthly expenses. The analysis includes an interactive feature where users can choose any state and county in...

RELEASE: COVID-19 Is Exacerbating Structural Inequities in America’s Mental Health Care System

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress released a new report on the inadequacy of America's mental health care system and how the coronavirus crisis threatens to exacerbate its inequities. The analysis looks at how preexisting barriers to mental health care access; the impact of social isolation and economic uncertainty; and disruption of...

STATEMENT: Trump Elevates Far-Right Politics Over Rule of Law With List of Potential Supreme Court Nominees, CAP’s Maggie Jo Buchanan Says

Washington, D.C. – Today, President Donald Trump released a new list of potential U.S. Supreme Court nominees. The list is made up of individuals who have demonstrated their long-standing opposition to our country’s core civil rights on the bench and as lawyers—as well as while serving in Congress. In response, Maggie Jo Buchanan, director of...

STATEMENT: CFTC Report on Climate Change and Financial Risk Is a Clarion Call to Action

Washington, D.C. — Today the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) Climate Risk Subcommittee released a new report, “Managing Climate Risk in the U.S. Financial System.” The report marks the first time a regulatory organization has acknowledged the risk that climate change poses to the financial system, investor protection, and individual financial institutions. Following the release of...

RELEASE: CAP and EduColor Launch #WeBuildEDU Campaign To Center the Voices of BIPOC Educators in COVID-19 Recovery and School Redesign Efforts

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress and EduColor launched #WeBuildEDU—a new campaign to elevate the voices of educators who are Black, Indigenous, and other non-Black people of color (BIPOC) in the national dialogue about what must be done to rebuild the U.S. public education system in light of COVID-19 so that it can withstand other mass...

RELEASE: A Reform Agenda for the U.S. Department of Transportation

Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Center for American Progress proposes a new policy agenda for the U.S. Department of Transportation that would help stimulate long-term economic recovery and begin to address the racial discrimination historically embedded in transportation policy, ensuring that federal investments are equitable, sustainable, and targeted to communities facing the greatest...

RELEASE: CAP Report Outlines How North Carolina Can Tackle Climate Change and Address Environmental Justice

Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Center for American Progress outlines how North Carolina can reduce the impact of climate change in a way that addresses systemic racism and environmental justice. The recommendations come after the state issued findings earlier this year that show North Carolina will see more extreme heat, damaging storms and...

RELEASE: CAP, Business for America Offer 17 Ways Companies Can Help Americans Vote Safely

Washington, D.C. — As private companies take a greater role in elections and voter engagement, a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress and Business for America outlines 17 ways that the business community can help boost voter turnout and ensure that Americans can vote safely during the pandemic. Given the human, financial,...