RELEASE: As Women Rush to Run for Office, Report Outlines Reforms to Increase Women’s Political Representation

Washington, D.C. — In the weeks following the Women's March in January—in which millions of protesters around the world marched on behalf of women's rights and for the rights of other marginalized communities—there has been a groundswell in political engagement among women in the United States, with thousands of women coming forward to declare their interest in...

STATEMENT: Sen. Joe Lieberman Lacks Law Enforcement Expertise and Political Independence to Be Next FBI Director, Says CAP’s Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. — The Trump administration is reportedly interviewing nominees to fill the vacancy for FBI director, created after President Donald Trump abruptly fired former FBI Director James Comey last week allegedly because of his ongoing investigation into collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. One of the reported candidates is former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, who was twice...

RELEASE: CAP Analysis Debunks Disability Myths Around Men’s Declining Participation in the Labor Force

Washington, D.C. — Ahead of anticipated cuts to Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) in President Donald Trump's budget, a new analysis from the Center for American Progress debunks widely reported claims that the long-term decline in prime age men's labor force participation is due to disability benefits, including SSDI, Supplemental Security Income, veterans disability compensation, and workers' compensation. “Over the last half-century, the share of prime-age...

STATEMENT: Special Prosecutor a Welcome First Step in Holding Trump Accountable for His Blatant Disregard for the Rule of Law, Says CAP’s Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden issued the following statement on news that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has appointed former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special prosecutor in the investigation into the Trump campaign's ties to Russia: Naming a special prosecutor is a welcome first step. Deputy Attorney General Rosenstein’s...

STATEMENT: Texas’ Anti-Transgender S.B. 6 is a Bad Bill and Should Be Allowed to Die, Says CAP’s Laura Durso

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Vice President of the LGBT Research and Communications Project Laura E. Durso issued the following statement on news reports that Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick is calling for S.B. 6—a transgender discrimination bill similar to North Carolina's H.B. 2—to be voted on in a special session of the Texas legislature....

STATEMENT: Director Comey Must Testify to Congress about Trump’s Potential Obstruction of Justice, Says CAP’s Neera Tanden

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress President and CEO Neera Tanden issued the following statement on news reports of a memo written by former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director James Comey outlining a conversation with President Donald Trump in which the president asked Comey to cease the FBI investigation into former National Security...

RELEASE: With Noncollege Americans Left Behind By Changing Economy, CAP Proposes a Jobs Guarantee Reimagined for the 21st Century

Washington, D.C. — A new Center for American Progress analysis reveals that the educational divide between college and noncollege voters, particularly among white Americans, was the key variable shaping the 2016 election. With noncollege voters of all races left behind by a changing American economy, today CAP released a report proposing a "jobs guarantee" aimed at countering the effects...

STATEMENT: Attorney General Sessions Brings Back Outdated Justice Department Prosecutorial Policies that Exacerbated Mass Incarceration, Says CAP’s Ed Chung

Washington, D.C. — On Friday, Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a directive to U.S. Department of Justice prosecutors and staff, instructing them to “charge and pursue the most serious, readily provable offense” that yields the most substantial sentence. This change overturns previous guidance under the Obama administration Justice Department that allowed prosecutors to consider the...

RELEASE: To See the Dangers of the Regulatory Accountability Act, Look No Further than Cancer-Causing Asbestos

Washington, D.C. — The Trump administration and Republican leaders in Congress are quietly but forcefully pushing legislation that would undermine the federal government’s ability to implement important health, safety, and consumer protections. The Regulatory Accountability Act, or RAA, is a license to kill that hamstrings agency efforts to respond to emerging threats to Americans’ health...

STATEMENT: President Trump Should Order Immediate Independent Investigation into Russian Interference, Not Investigation of American Voters, Say CAP Experts

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump is expected to sign an executive order establishing a commission to investigate American voters, though there is no evidence for claims of significant illegal voting. The commission would be chaired by Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R). This announcement follows months of...

RELEASE: CAP Seeks Information from DOJ on Efforts to Revise Longstanding Legal Opinion on National Monuments

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress will seek any and all documents related to the Trump administration’s suspected effort to take unprecedented and illegal action to rescind or alter protections for an existing national monument. The documents sought are communications between government officials at the U.S. Department of Justice and outside interests specifically...

STATEMENT: With Law Banning Conversion Therapy, Connecticut Shows that LGBT Youth Are Welcome and Accepted, Says CAP’s Laura E. Durso

Washington, D.C. — Today Connecticut Gov. Dan Malloy (D) signed a bill into law banning so-called conversion therapy for minors. Connecticut is the seventh state to pass such legislation. After passing the House of Representatives on May 2 with a vote of 141-8, the bill, H.B. 6695, was passed unanimously through the Senate today. In...