RELEASE: New CAP Report and Video Detail Dangers of Campaign Money in Local Fracking Rules, Shows Need for Reform

Washington, D.C. — Today the Center for American Progress published a new report with an accompanying video looking at the influence of campaign money from oil and gas companies on judicial elections, and specifically highlighting cases involving local fracking regulations in Ohio. The report details how communities in Ohio and other states have tried to regulate...

RELEASE: Key Questions for Rex Tillerson on Energy and Environmental Policy

Washington, D.C. — On January 11, the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will hold its hearing on the nomination of former Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson for secretary of state. Exxon Mobil is well-known for funding climate denial groups and for its ties with Russia, including the agreement with Russian state-owned Rosneft that facilitates oil and...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Vikram Singh on the DNI Report on Russian Interference in the U.S. Election

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Vice President for National Security and International Policy Vikram Singh issued the following statement after the director of national intelligence, or DNI, released a report definitively pointing to Russian hacking of the U.S. election. The report from the intelligence community assessing Russia's interference in the 2016 U.S. election...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz on December 2016 Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Michael Madowitz released the following statement today on the December 2016 employment situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, or BLS. The final employment report of the Obama administration showed the U.S. economy adding 156,000 new jobs and an unemployment rate of 4.7 percent. Entering office...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: CAP Russia Experts on Armed Services Committee Hearing

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Foreign Policy and National Security experts are available for comment after today's hearing in the U.S. Senate Armed Services Committee on Russia's hacking of the U.S. election. Experts available: William Danvers - CAP Senior Fellow for National Security and International Policy Vikram Singh - CAP Vice President for...

RELEASE: CAP Releases Report Offering Best Practices for Creating National Security Processes

Washington, D.C. — A new report authored by the Center for American Progress, in partnership with the Hoover Institution, takes a comprehensive, bipartisan look at the best practices that are crucial for the next administration’s national security and foreign policy to function well. Through dozens of interviews with national security policy experts including Stephen Hadley,...