RELEASE: Colorado, Montana Earn Top Grades While Utah Flunks in New CAP Study That Shows How States Can Boost Their Economies by Protecting Public Lands

Washington, D.C. — A new report from the Center for American Progress shows how states can boost their economies with pro-outdoor policies that protect public lands and promote greater access. Colorado and Montana earned the highest grades in the report, while Utah ranked last—with Arizona and Wyoming also coming in near the bottom. These rankings were based in...

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on Latest Failure of ACA Repeal Effort

Washington, D.C. — Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the below statement following news that the Senate will not hold a vote on the latest effort to rip health care coverage from millions of Americans by repealing the Affordable Care Act (ACA): For the second time in fewer than three months,...

RELEASE: CAP Welcomes Rebecca Cokley as Senior Fellow for Disability Policy

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress welcomes Rebecca Cokley as a senior fellow focusing on disability policy. Most recently, Cokley served as the executive director of the National Council on Disability, an independent agency charged with advising Congress and the White House on issues of national disability public policy. Previously, Cokley served in...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Topher Spiro Responds to Partial CBO Score

Washington, D.C. — Topher Spiro, vice president of health policy  at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement after release of a partial Congressional Budget Office (CBO) analysis of the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson health care bill: This nightmarish bill is the worst version of a repeal bill yet to be introduced in Congress. According to...

ADVISORY: The Economics of Misogyny

Washington, D.C. — For every push toward women’s equality, there is often a push backward in resistance. Almost one year after a divisive 2016 presidential election, this narrative continues to take center stage. The Trump administration and Republican leadership are quick to tout their support for women, but the reality and the impact of their...

STATEMENT: Dream Act Is the Only Bipartisan Solution to Protect Dreamers, Says CAP’s Tom Jawetz

Washington, D.C. — Today, Sens. Thom Tillis (R-NC) and James Lankford (R-OK) introduced the Succeed Act, a conservative immigration bill that offers relief to some young undocumented immigrants known as Dreamers, but with significant strings attached. Tom Jawetz, vice president of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement regarding the bill: Dreamers...

STATEMENT: New Version of Travel Ban Still Discriminates, Says CAP’s Kelly Magsamen

Washington, D.C. — President Donald Trump on Sunday announced a third version of his travel ban, which indefinitely bans citizens of eight countries from entering the United States. In response, Kelly Magsamen, vice president for National Security and International Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement: This travel ban still does...

RELEASE: CAP Tackles Territorial Taxation, the Estate Tax, and Tax Gimmickry in New Series Outlining Just the Facts on Tax Reform

Washington, D.C. — With congressional leaders allegedly preparing to unveil more details of their tax cut plan in the coming days, the Center for American Progress today released three more fact sheets for its new user-friendly guide aimed at providing easy-to-understand information about the major issues surrounding the tax system in the United States—and cutting through conservative noise...

EVENT ADVISORY: Former FEMA Administrator Craig Fugate on Extreme Weather Recovery and Lessons Learned from Superstorm Sandy

Washington, D.C. — Following the historic floods in Houston and devastating hurricane damage in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico, Congress has the chance not only to direct much-needed aid to families and communities, but also to use the lessons learned from past recoveries—including Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Katrina—to rebuild...

EVENT ADVISORY: Special Interest Money in Elections, Revolving Door Politics, Partisanship: Sen. Bennet Discusses Incentives Distorting Congress and Feeding Dysfunction

Click here to watch the livestream of this event today at 1pm ET Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, September 27, the Center for American Progress will host Sen. Michael Bennet (D-CO), in an armchair discussion touching upon the range of incentives that distort Congress and feed dysfunction, from the effects of money in our elections...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz on Today’s FOMC Meeting

Washington, D.C. — Michael Madowitz, economist at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today on the Federal Open Markets Committee (FOMC) meeting that concluded today: While it’s a relief to see the Fed continue to hold off on rate hikes, today’s decision to shrink the Fed’s balance sheet is both a disappointment and another...

NEW: State-by-State Coverage Loss Numbers Under Graham-Cassidy

Washington, D.C. — A new analysis from the Center for American Progress (CAP) shows that about 30 million more individuals would be uninsured in 2027 under the Graham-Cassidy proposal currently being rushed through the U.S. Senate. Graham-Cassidy would slash the ACA programs that expanded health coverage to millions, weaken consumer protections for people with pre-existing...

RELEASE: New CAP Report Profiles 6 States Where Partisan Gerrymandering Is Aggressively Impacting Voters’ Voices

Click here to watch the livestream of the related event, "Fair Maps, Fair Elections, and Fair Representation" today at CAP starting at 12:00 p.m. ET. Washington, DC – On October 3, the Supreme Court will get an opportunity to put limits on extreme partisan gerrymandering—a practice that negatively impacts accountability and responsiveness of legislators and blocks fair...

RELEASE: Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill Slams People with Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. — Republican leaders in Congress are making another last-minute attempt to rip health care from millions of Americans by jamming through a bill that, according to a new column from the Center for American Progress, could force individuals with even relatively mild pre-existing conditions to pay tens thousands of dollars more for coverage....