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RELEASE: CAP Analysis Finds That Biden’s Tax Plan Protects Family Farms and Businesses While Ensuring Billionaires Pay Their Fair Share

Washington, D.C. — A new issue brief from the Center for American Progress takes aim at the often-repeated conservative talking point that President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda would harm family farms and businesses. The analysis notes that under the Biden plan, 98 percent of family farmers would not pay any additional taxes upon passing...

STATEMENT: Supreme Court Ruling Could Lead to Eviction Crisis Without More Financial Help

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the Supreme Court ended the federal moratorium on evictions, leaving millions of people vulnerable to losing their homes. In response, Jaboa Lake, a senior policy analyst at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: The Supreme Court’s ruling will cut a lifeline for millions of tenants who have struggled to make...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Christy Goldfuss Praises New Mexico Gov. Lujan Grisham’s Vision for Conserving 30 Percent of State’s Lands and Waters by 2030

Washington, D.C. — Today, New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D) signed an executive order creating a statewide goal to conserve 30 percent of lands and waters by 2030 ("30×30"). The commitment echoes and aims to be consistent with a national 30×30 goal set by President Joe Biden during his first week in office. Christy Goldfuss, senior vice...

RELEASE: CAP Analysis Shows Extreme Ways Oil and Gas Companies Are Dealing With Climate Change

Washington, D.C. — A new column from the Center for American Progress examines some of the absurd, expensive, and counterproductive ways that oil and gas companies are adapting their operations to survive the physical effects of climate change in the landscapes where they drill. “The oil industry continues to find new ways to operate around rising...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Danielle Root Praises House Passage of John Lewis Voting Rights Act

Washington, D.C. — Today, the House passed H.R. 4, the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2021 (VRAA), which restores the monumental Voting Rights Act (VRA) to its full strength and protects voters against vicious and discriminatory anti-voting rules. In particular, the VRAA rectifies the U.S. Supreme Court’s disastrous 2013 Shelby County v. Holder decision,...

RELEASE: Furman Says Budget Reconciliation Package Will Help Economic Growth, Tackle Climate Change Without Increasing Inflation

Washington, D.C. — As Congress moves to advance President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better agenda, Jason Furman, former chair of President Barack Obama’s Council of Economic Advisers, said the measures will help improve economic growth, increase inclusion, and tackle climate change without contributing to higher inflation. Furman made the remarks Monday during an online event...

RELEASE: New CAP Proposal Would Improve Working Conditions for Teachers, Increase Educator Retention in Schools With High Turnover

Washington, D.C. — Poor working conditions and high turnover among teachers in low-income communities deprive students, many of whom are students of color, of equitable access to high-quality teachers. Today, the Center for American Progress released a new proposal to address these issues and improve student outcomes by creating the Targeted Grants for Educational Excellence...

RELEASE: CAP Lays Out Framework for SEC Human Capital Reporting Metrics

Washington, D.C. — Ahead of an expected new U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) proposed rule that would require publicly traded companies to disclose information about their workforces and the quality of jobs at their companies, a new report from the Center for American Progress proposes a framework for what these metrics should look like. Increased transparency...

EVENT ADVISORY: Jason Furman Discusses How We Can Lower Costs by Building Back Better

Washington, D.C. — President Joe Biden has laid out the biggest proposal for economic growth in decades—one that would benefit all Americans. It would finally make life much more affordable for working- and middle-class families through ensuring tax fairness, lowering costs, and raising wages. It is also the country’s best shot at stopping the increasingly devastating impacts of...

STATEMENT: CAP Applauds Nomination of Scott Nathan to the U.S. International Development Finance Corp.

Washington, D.C. — John Podesta, founder of the Center for American Progress and chair of CAP's board of directors, released the following statement on the nomination of Scott Nathan to lead the U.S. International Development Finance Corp. (DFC): President Joe Biden could not have chosen a more brilliant, energetic, or more broadly experienced nominee for this...

STATEMENT: Biden Administration Adopts CAP Recommendation To Require Nursing Home Staff To Be Vaccinated Against COVID-19

Washington, D.C. — News reports indicate that the Biden administration will require staff at nursing homes participating in the Medicare or Medicaid programs to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Maura Calsyn, vice president and coordinator for Health Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: America’s nursing home residents have borne the brunt of...

RELEASE: New Data and Analysis Illustrate Disparities in Health Status and Access to Care for Transgender Adults

Washington, D.C. — Nearly half of transgender individuals—and 68 percent of transgender people of color—report experiencing mistreatment at the hands of a health care provider, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress’ LGBTQ Research and Communications Project. Drawing from original analysis of CAP’s own nationally representative survey of LGBTQI+-identifying adults, the...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Mara Rudman on the Situation in Afghanistan

Washington, D.C. — Mara Rudman, executive vice president for policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement on the situation in Afghanistan: The events that have unfolded in Afghanistan over the past several days are tragic. The images of terrified Afghans crowding the Kabul airport in a desperate attempt to flee, while Taliban...

STATEMENT: CAP’s John Podesta and Christy Goldfuss Respond To Department of the Interior’s Announcement To Resume Federal Oil and Gas Leasing

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of the Interior announced that federal onshore and offshore oil and gas leasing will continue as required by a district court in Louisiana. The department also announced that the Department of Justice would be appealing the decision. In response, John Podesta, founder and chair of the board of directors at...

NEW ANALYSIS: President Biden’s Home Care Proposal Would Create Massive Job Growth in Every State

Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) and the Center for American Progress shows that the $400 billion proposal in President Joe Biden’s “Build Back Better” package would create more than 777,000 good-paying home care jobs across the country over the next decade, addressing the industry’s severe job shortage. The United...