RELEASE: CAP, Progressive Coalition Launch Petition to Tell International Community: The American People Reject Trump’s Reckless Climate Moves

Washington, D.C. — This week, the Center for American Progress, together with a diverse coalition of environmental and progressive groups, launched “I Am Still In,” a citizen petition to tell the international community that President Donald Trump does not represent the American people on climate. Following the president’s reckless move last week to withdraw the...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Vikram Singh Responds to London Attacks

Washington, D.C. — Vikram Singh, Vice President for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement after the terrorist attack in London this weekend that killed seven people: It is devastating to see terrorists strike Britain again, this time in the heart of London. The people of Britain are...

ADVISORY: In Miami, CAP, the CLEO Institute, and Catalyst Miami to Convene South Florida Climate Change Equity Solutions Summit

Miami — The Southeast Florida Regional Climate Action Plan (RCAP) is aimed at reducing the region’s contribution to climate change pollution and building resilient communities in the area—including Miami-Dade, Broward, Monroe, and Palm Beach Counties and their municipalities. With the plan due for renewal this year, it will be critical to include in RCAP 2.0 actionable policy ideas to...

EVENT ADVISORY: Does Investing in Teacher Professional Development Make a Difference?

Washington, D.C. — In their full education budget, President Donald Trump and Education Secretary Betsy DeVos proposed completely cutting the $2.1 billion in funding designated for Title II of the Every Student Succeeds Act—the major federal funding stream that districts use to support their teacher workforce through professional development and ensure equitable access to high-quality...

JOBS DAY STATEMENT: Trump and Congressional GOP Policies Will Do Little to Help Young Workers and Recent Graduates, Says CAP’s Kate Bahn

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Kate Bahn released the following statement today on the May 2017 employment situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: The economy added a modest 138,000 jobs in May, and workers are seeing steady wage growth, with a year-over-year increase of 2.5 percent. Unemployment has remained little changed...

STATEMENT: Withdrawal from Paris Climate Agreement Is an Attack on Prosperity of All Americans, Says CAP’s Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C.— Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today. Withdrawing from the Paris Agreement is reckless with our economy, national security, and public health. Climate change is already imposing staggering costs, threatening our military assets, and increasing the risks of political instability worldwide. This decision shows nothing...

RELEASE: After the EPA Rolls Back Methane Rule Intended to Prevent Pollution, New CAP Analysis Shows How Oil and Gas Companies Win While Public Health and the Climate Lose

Washington, D.C. — The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced that it was halting and reconsidering requirements that oil and gas companies detect and repair methane pollution leaks and use the least-polluting equipment at their drilling sites. Today, the Center for American Progress released an analysis of EPA data revealing the 50 oil and gas companies that...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Vikram Singh Condemns Terrorist Attack in Kabul

Washington, D.C. — Vikram Singh, vice president for national security and international policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after a truck bomb attack struck Kabul, Afghanistan, killing at least 80 people. The brutal terrorist attack that struck the heart of Kabul targeted all Afghans and their international partners—but primarily...

STATEMENT: Nevada Legislature Takes Bold Step To Protect Savers and Investors, Says CAP’s Joe Valenti

Washington, D.C. — Joe Valenti, director of consumer finance at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after the Nevada Senate and Assembly both passed legislation requiring that all financial advisers put their clients’ interests first: For all Nevadans—and especially the more than 422,000 residents age 65 or older—the threat of financial...

STATEMENT: Despite Courts Rejecting Trump’s Muslim and Refugee Ban as Discriminatory, It’s Still Cause for Concern, Says CAP’s Tom Jawetz

Washington, D.C. -- On the very week that yet another federal court issued a resounding and stinging order rejecting President Donald Trump’s Muslim ban as “drip[ping] with religious intolerance, animus, and discrimination,” data published by the State Department reflects that the Muslim ban is nevertheless achieving its purpose: Nonimmigrant visas issued to people from 50 Muslim-majority...

RELEASE: CAP Column Shows State Losses Under Medicaid Per Capita Cap Scenarios

Washington, D.C. — As the Senate considers vast cuts to the Medicaid program under the House passed American Health Care Act (AHCA), a new column from the Center for American Progress assesses how states would have been affected by caps using four different growth rate scenarios. “The per capita cap stacks the deck against states and against...