ADVISORY: Emerging Challenges: Humanitarian Aid and American Interests

Washington, D.C. — With world displacement at record levels and millions of people at risk of famine, the Trump administration has sent conflicting signals on U.S. engagement. On the one hand, the United States has continued to lead in assistance to promote food security and prevent famine, and officials such as U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley...

RELEASE: Exaggerated Claims of Economic Harm to Fishing Industry Obscure Support for Big Oil in Trump’s Marine Monuments Review

Washington, D.C. — As the Trump administration considers weakening protection for marine sanctuaries and monuments, the Center for American Progress released a new issue brief today showing how exaggerated claims of economic harm to the commercial fishing industry could be masking an effort to expand oil and gas drilling to the Atlantic Ocean. In June,...

RELEASE: Trump Administration Should Be Wary of Tinkering with Agreement That Protects Sage-Grouse

Washington, D.C. — As the Trump administration reconsiders plans to protect the greater sage-grouse, the Center for American Progress released a new issue brief today showing how that effort threatens to undermine a historic collaboration between state and federal officials and throw 11 Western states into economic uncertainty. In June, Secretary of the Interior Ryan Zinke...

PRESS CALL TODAY at 10:30 a.m. ET: Leading Health Experts, Former White House Staff Demand HHS Release Details on Cruz Amendment Analysis

Washington, D.C. — With Senate negotiations ongoing, a vote on the Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal as well as the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the Center for American Progress will host a press call TODAY, July 21, 2017, at 10:30 a.m. ET with health care leaders discussing the consequences of proposed changes to the ACA....

ADVISORY: How Trump’s Deregulatory Agenda Hurts People’s Everyday Lives

Washington, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s radical deregulatory agenda is far more dangerous and profound than often portrayed in the wider media. In his short time in office, the president and U.S. Congress have already repealed important protections against exploitative and illegal labor practices, the sale of individuals’ browser history without consent, and toxic pollutants...

STATEMENT: A Clean Dream Act is Urgently Needed to Protect Our Country’s Dreamers and Unleash Their Full Potential

Washington, D.C. — Today, Sens. Richard Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) introduced the Dream Act of 2017, which would give young unauthorized immigrants a pathway to citizenship. Since its first introduction in 2001 by Sens. Durbin and Orrin Hatch (R-UT), the Dream Act has always received bipartisan support, reflecting significant support for the legislation. The...

RELEASE: CAP Releases State-by-State Medicaid Enrollment by Age, Gender, Race, Ethnicity

Washington, D.C. — Dismantling the Medicaid program is at the heart of President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans’ agenda—and the devastating Medicaid cuts proposed in their attempts to repeal the Affordable Care Act are a critical flashpoint in health care negotiations. President Trump has proposed cutting Medicaid by half in his budget. Yet new analysis from the Center for American Progress shows how broad-based the...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Neera Tanden on CBO Score of Straight Repeal Bill

Washington, D.C. —  Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement following an estimate from the Congressional Budget Office on the impact of Senate Republicans’ latest plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act (ACA) without a replacement: The U.S. Senate has somehow managed to take legislation that was an...

RELEASE: ‘Stop Investigating American Citizens, and Start Investigating the Russians,’ Alex Padilla, California Secretary of State, Says of Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission on Thinking CAP Podcast

Washington, D.C. — As President Donald Trump’s so-called voter fraud commission convenes in Washington, D.C., the Center for American Progress’ Michele Jawando and Igor Volsky sit down with California Secretary of State Alex Padilla, who is leading the charge against the commission’s request for sensitive voter data from millions of Americans. In a wide-ranging interview...