STATEMENT: CAP’S Neera Tanden Says Senate Must Reject Disastrous Trumpcare

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, President and CEO of the Center for American Progress, released the statement below following passage of a bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act in the U.S. House of Representatives: President Donald Trump’s decision to repeal the Affordable Care Act would cost tens of millions of Americans their health coverage,...

STATEMENT: Financial CHOICE Act Is the Right Choice Only for Wall Street Bankers, Says CAP’s Marc Jarsulic

Washington, D.C. — Today, the House Financial Services Committee passed, on a party-line vote, Chairman Jeb Hensarling’s (R-TX) Financial CHOICE Act. Marc Jarsulic, Vice President for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: The Financial CHOICE Act is the right choice only for Wall Street bankers. It is the wrong choice...

RELEASE: Nuclear Modernization Means Improving Safety and Reliability, Not New Capability or Deployments, says CAP Report

Washington, D.C. — As relations with Russia reach a low not seen since the end of the Cold War, and with China's expanding territorial claims, some have called for a nuclear modernization program that would replace older U.S. nuclear systems with those possessing qualitatively new capabilities. A report released today by the Center for American Progress...

STATEMENT: Trump’s Religious Liberty EO Appears Designed to Allow for Partisanship at the Pulpit and Leave Women, LGBT People, and Others Vulnerable, Says CAP’s Winnie Stachelberg

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Executive Vice President for External Affairs Winnie Stachelberg issued the following statement on the religious liberty executive order expected to be signed by President Donald Trump that would effectively eliminate enforcement of the prohibition against houses of worship being politically active and maintaining their tax-exempt status and give religious...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Mike Madowitz on Fed Decision to Leave Interest Rates Unchanged

Washington, D.C. — After meeting for the last two days, members of the Federal Open Market Committee, or FOMC, announced a decision today to leave interest rates unchanged. Michael Madowitz, Economist at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: The FOMC’s decision to keep interest rates steady at this time is consistent with current economic performance. The economy...

STATEMENT: Planned Executive Order Would Sanction Taxpayer-Funded Discrimination Against LGBT People and Women, Says CAP’s Winnie Stachelberg

Washington, D.C. — Today, Politico reported that President Donald Trump intends to sign on Thursday an executive order that would legalize broad discrimination against LGBT people and jeopardize women’s access to health services. Media reports indicate that the language of the order is based on, and highly similar to, a document leaked in February that was tabled after it was widely...

STATEMENT: Comprehensive LGBT Nondiscrimination Protections are Long Overdue, Says CAP President Neera Tanden on the Re-Introduction of the Equality Act

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress President Neera Tanden issued the following statement today in support of the Equality Act, re-introduced today by Sen. Jeff Merkley (D-OR) and Rep. David Cicilline (D-RI). The historic legislation provides protections from discrimination for LGBT people in all aspects of life, including housing, employment, public accommodations, credit, and education. Today, the...

RELEASE: CAP Study Shows One in Four LGBT People Faced Discrimination Last Year, Many Make Significant Changes to their Lives to Avoid Discrimination

Washington, D.C. — New research conducted by the Center for American Progress shows that a staggering one in four lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender, or LGBT, people reported experiencing discrimination in 2016 and that many frequently make significant changes to their everyday lives to avoid that discrimination. The data from a nationally representative survey were...

RELEASE: The United States and Mexico Can Work Together to Reduce Drug-related Violence Through Improved Rule of Law and Stronger Gun Laws

Washington, D.C. — The economic and security relationship between the United States and Mexico is one of the most important for both countries. A stable and vibrant Mexico is good for the United States. Unfortunately, one of the biggest threats to that security and stability on both sides of the border is the high level of violence...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Carmel Martin on Fiscal Year 2017 Spending Agreement

Washington, D.C. — Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement on the spending agreement announced by the Senate and House appropriations committees today: The compromise legislation released today will keep the government open and running until the end of the fiscal year. A shutdown would have been catastrophic...

RELEASE: In First 100 Days, Trump’s Use of Military Force Has Been Erratic and Lacking Strategy

Washington, D.C. — In his first 100 days, President Donald Trump has shown little inhibition using military force in some of the most complex and troublesome regions on the planet. A budget that administration officials intentionally describe as focused on “hard power” and a seemingly deliberate downgrading of diplomacy as a foreign policy tool will make it far more likely for the United States to...

ADVISORY: Activists From 20 States Convene in Minneapolis May 1-2 to Strategize on Resistance Efforts Across the Country

Washington, D.C. — National activists will gather in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on May 1 and 2 for the 2017 Courts Matter Convening, co-hosted by the Center for American Progress and the National Council of Jewish Women. The convening will bring together some of the country’s leading activists for a federal judiciary that respects the freedoms and liberties protected by our...