RELEASE: Grassroots Groups Praise New Climate Plan for Southeast Florida That Includes Focus on Social Equity, Racial Justice

Miami — Southeast Florida leaders have released a new and improved plan to fight climate change that focuses on social equity and racial justice, according to a new fact sheet from The CLEO Institute, Catalyst Miami, and the Center for American Progress. The new plan from the Southeast Florida Regional Climate Change Compact—the Regional Climate...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden Says Congress Must Follow Through on Its Promise to Dreamers

Washington, D.C. — Today, Congress passed a funding bill to reopen the government after a brief shutdown, lifting the spending cap for domestic spending but offering no solution for Dreamers. Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the following statement in response: Today’s bipartisan government funding agreement—which expands support for...

RELEASE: CAP Highlights 10 Faith Leaders to Watch in 2018

Washington, D.C. — With another contentious year of regressive policies on the horizon from the White House, Capitol Hill, and state legislatures, people of faith have never had a more critical role to play. That’s why the Center for American Progress has come up with a list of the top 10 faith leaders and groups...

RELEASE: Half the Length of All Western Rivers Harmed by Human Development, CAP Analysis Says

Washington, D.C. — About half of all river miles in the West have been damaged by human development, according to a first-of-its-kind analysis of how these waterways are affected by dams, abandoned mines, development in floodplains, irrigation, and other activities. That totals 140,000 river miles—enough to circle the Earth nearly six times. The groundbreaking Disappearing...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Jocelyn Frye Says the House’s Vote on Sexual Harassment Policy Is a Welcome Step Forward Yet Not Nearly Enough

Washington, D.C. — Today, the House of Representatives voted on H.R. 4924 and H.Res. 724, in response to the #MeToo sexual misconduct awareness movement this fall. These measures include critical improvements to ensure a fairer process for claimants filing sexual harassment complaints, require congressional offices to undertake anti-harassment training on a regular basis, and establish...

RELEASE: Five Things the Trump Administration Could Do Right Now if it Really Wants To Protect Dreamers, New CAP Column Spells Out

Washington, D.C. — In a new in-depth column out today, Center for American Progress vice president for Immigration Policy Tom Jawetz writes that as the dealmaking to find a permanent solution for Dreamers in time continues, there are “5 Things the Trump Administration Can Do Right Now To Protect Dreamers and Show Good Faith.” Over...

RELEASE: New Polling Shows Large Majorities of Americans Oppose Congressional Republicans’ So-Called ‘Welfare Reform’

Washington, D.C. — Large majorities of Americans across demographic and partisan lines overwhelmingly reject congressional proposals to cut Medicaid, nutrition assistance, affordable housing, and other programs essential for helping provide basic living standards for low-income families, according to new polling from the Center for American Progress and GBA Strategies. On the heels of the historically...

STATEMENT: New Bipartisan McCain-Coons Immigration Proposal Refocuses DACA Debate on What Is Most Important, Says CAP’s Winnie Stachelberg

Washington, D.C. — Today, Sens. John McCain (R-AZ) and Chris Coons (D-DE) announced plans to introduce a bipartisan immigration proposal to provide a pathway to citizenship for Dreamers, paired with additional border security measures. Their bill is reported to be based on the Hurd-Aguilar House bill introduced last month. Winnie Stachelberg, executive vice president for External Affairs...

RELEASE: Congress Should Use the Next Farm Bill To Grow Investment in Private Lands Conservation, Says Report From CAP and R Street Institute

Washington, D.C. — With the deadline for passage of the next farm bill approaching, a new report from the Center for American Progress and the R Street Institute says the measure could help leverage billions of dollars of private investment into conservation. The farm bill represents the largest single source of conservation funding in the...

RELEASE: Trump’s Attack on Immigrants Undermines America’s Child Care System and Represents Another Broken Campaign Promise, Says New CAP Column

Léalo en español Washington, D.C. — President Donald Trump promised to promote access to child care; however, threatening the security of immigrants and their families directly undermines America’s child care system. A new column from the Center for American Progress examines the outsized role that immigrants play in filling the need for early educators in the United States. At...

STATEMENT: Proactive Economic Policy Necessary to Break Down Barriers Facing Black Workers, Says CAP Economist Kate Bahn

Washington, D.C. — Kate Bahn, an economist at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its January 2018 jobs report. The economy added 200,000 jobs in January and the unemployment rate held steady at 4.1 percent. The top-line figures from today’s jobs report are, at first glance, generally positive, with wage growth...

RELEASE: How Weak U.S. Gun Laws Contribute to Violent Crime Abroad

Léalo en español Washington, D.C. — A key pillar of the Trump administration’s domestic security agenda is protecting the United States against the entry of violent crime; however, seldom considered is the role that the U.S. plays in exporting violence to other nations. Today, a new report from the Center for American Progress examines the scope...

STATEMENT: What Paul Ryan Talks About When He Talks About Workforce Development

Washington, D.C. — Today, reports indicate that U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan (R) appears to be attempting to repackage his cuts to Medicaid and other critical programs as “workforce development.” Angela Hanks, director of Workforce Development Policy at the Center of American Progress, issued the following statement in response: "Beware a wolf in sheep’s clothing....