EVENT UPDATE: Discussion on Women’s Reproductive Health and Economic Empowerment

Washington, D.C. — Under the Trump-Pence administration and the anti-choice majority in Congress, women’s health and rights are under full attack with efforts to repeal the Affordable Care Act, further restrict access to abortion, and confirm an anti-choice Supreme Court justice. Yet women’s ability to contribute to the economic productivity of the nation depends on an...

RELEASE: New CAP Analysis Shows the Public Believes Many Myths About Great Teaching and Learning, Preventing Effective Education Policy

Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress shows that people vastly overestimate their ability to identify quality teaching and learning, and this disconnect prevents the implementation of effective education policies. The study calls for policymakers at all levels to do more to promote the science of learning, from supporting demonstration...

RELEASE: Separating Mothers From Children at Border is Wrong and Could Cost $327 Million Per Year, Estimate CAP and KIND

Washington, D.C. — In addition to being morally reprehensible, separating mothers from their children at the border, as Secretary of Homeland Security John Kelly has been said to be considering, is likely to have significant negative consequences, including high costs to taxpayers to the tune of $327 million per year, according to a new estimate...

EVENT ADVISORY: Trump, Gorsuch, and the Concentration of Economic Power

Washington, D.C. — Throughout his campaign, President Donald Trump railed against concentrated economic power, promising to take on monopolies, banks, and other firms that put their corporate interests ahead of the American people. In one of his most important first acts as president, though, Trump nominated conservative Judge Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court, who, if...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz on the February 2017 Jobs Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Michael Madowitz released the following statement today on the February 2017 employment situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Labor market trends originating in the Obama years continued this month, with 235,000 jobs added and the unemployment rate decreasing slightly to 4.7 percent. Since the employment...

RELEASE: CAP Report Explains How Nashville Can Boost Sustainability and Healthy Living Policies to Be More Inclusive

Washington, D.C. — In response to rapid economic and population growth over the last decade and guided by the NashvilleNext strategic plan, the Nashville-Davidson metro government of Tennessee has taken steps to improve environment and livability standards. The Center for American Progress released an issue brief looking at the Livable Nashville draft plan, put forth by...

STATEMENT: Rescinding ESSA Guidelines Will Cause Needless Delay and Confusion in Our Nation’s Schools, Says CAP’s Catherine Brown

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate moved to rescind the common-sense guidelines to implement the accountability provisions of the bipartisan Every Student Succeeds Act, or ESSA. Catherine Brown, Vice President of Education Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: Leaving states, districts, and schools without guidelines in how to follow the...

AVAILABLE FOR COMMENT: Topher Spiro and David Cutler on New Estimates Showing House Repeal Bill Would Raise Average Consumer Costs

Washington, D.C. — Health care policy experts Topher Spiro and David Cutler are available to discuss the GOP’s Affordable Care Act replacement bill that will revoke health care for millions of Americans and raise costs for millions more. Spiro, the Vice President for Health Policy at the Center for American Progress, and Cutler, the Otto...

RELEASE: GOP Medicaid Plans Put 15 Million People with Disabilities At Risk of Losing Coverage or Services, New CAP Analysis Finds

Washington, D.C. — Proposals to restructure the Medicaid program, as part of ACA repeal, from President Donald Trump and House Republicans would put 15 million Americans with disabilities—including children and seniors—at risk of losing health coverage and services, a new analysis from the Center for American Progress finds. As CAP’s column explains, the House ACA...

STATEMENT: Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado Ruling Is Reminder that Justices Must Understand How Racial Bias and Bigotry Play Out in Court System, Says CAP’s Danyelle Solomon

Washington, D.C. — On March 6, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado that the Constitution protects a defendant’s right to a fair trial when a juror explicitly relies on racist beliefs or feelings to convict the defendant. Danyelle Solomon, Director of Progress 2050 at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:...