STATEMENT: CFPB Action on Arbitration Clauses Will Restore Consumers’ Rights, Provide Accountability in the Financial Marketplace, Says CAP’s Joe Valenti

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced a final rule governing arbitration clauses in consumer financial contracts. While the rule does not ban the use of mandatory arbitration, it requires that victims have the option of entering into class action lawsuits and sets new requirements when companies use arbitration to address...

ADVISORY: At the Intersection of Faith and Reproductive Justice

Washington, D.C. — Decisions about reproductive choice and health are deeply personal, private decisions best left to a woman and her family, in consultation with her health care provider. Yet some politicians remain obsessed with a woman’s right to choose, often passing laws with the goal of making it more difficult—if not impossible—for women to...

ADVISORY: America’s Relationship with Africa in a New Era

Washington, D.C. — A recent article in The New York Times suggested that the U.S. Department of Defense would play an increasingly influential role in setting U.S. relations with Africa at a time when many senior positions at the State Department and the U.S. Agency for International Development remain unfilled. Meanwhile, three famines loom on the continent, each driven in...

STATEMENT: CAP Economist Kate Bahn on June 2017 Jobs Day Report

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Kate Bahn released the following statement today on the June 2017 employment situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: The economy under Trump is steady but lackluster. The broader U-6 measure of unemployment—which includes the unemployed plus all people marginally attached to the labor force—increased marginally to...

RELEASE: The Senate Health Care Bill Would Give Millions to Drug Companies Accused of Helping Fuel the Opioid Crisis

Washington, D.C. — A new column from the Center for American Progress estimates that under the Senate’s health care repeal bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), opioid producers would gain millions of dollars in tax breaks, while millions of Americans would be stripped of health coverage and those suffering from the opioid epidemic would see...

RELEASE: Leading Latino Groups Join CAP, Progressive Coalition to Launch Spanish-Language Petition Supporting Paris Climate Agreement

Léalo en español Washington, D.C. — Today, the League of Conservation Voters' (LCV) Chispa, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC), Latino Victory Project, Hispanic Federation, National Hispanic Medical Association (NHMA), Voces Verdes, and GreenLatinos, among others, joined an already broad coalition of environmental and progressive groups to announce the launch of “Sigo en...

RELEASE: New CAP Analysis Shows that Clean Energy Technologies, Not Fossil Fuels, Are on the Path to Real Energy Dominance

Washington, D.C. — As the Trump administration’s Energy Week draws to a close, two energy experts and former Obama administration officials released a Center for American Progress analysis documenting how President Barack Obama’s policy decisions ushered in market-transforming growth and momentum in the clean energy sector. “President Obama created a business environment that nurtured innovation,...

STATEMENT: Task Force’s Report A Step in the Right Direction for Improving Corporate Disclosure of Long-Term Sustainability Information

Washington, D.C. — Andy Green, managing director of economic policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today after the Financial Stability Board’s Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosure (TCFD) released a report calling for additional disclosure of climate-related information by companies. The TCFD’s report is an important step toward empowering financial markets...

RELEASE: CAP Rolls Out First-of-Its-Kind Bipartisan Legislation to Stabilize Insurance Markets

Washington, D.C. — After Senate Republicans failed to come to bipartisan consensus on the Better Care Reconciliation Act (BCRA), the Center for American Progress is releasing a first-of-its-kind legislative proposal based on bipartisan proposals to stabilize the markets, lower premiums, and help individuals who are currently in bare markets without insurance options. “Nearly all Americans...

RELEASE: New CAP Report: Harnessing the Power of Social and Emotional Learning Under ESSA

Washington, D.C. — Research now confirms what is often intuitive among parents and educators: How a student interacts with their peers, approaches their schoolwork, and forms beliefs about learning has profound implications for how they perform in the classroom. What’s more, schools can play a critical role in shaping these beliefs and skills. In fact,...

RELEASE: Senate Repeal Bill Would Increase Average Costs for Exchange Enrollees by $2,294

Washington, D.C. — The Center for American Progress released new estimates today calculating cost increases in 2026 for individuals currently covered through the health insurance marketplace, both nationally and for selected states, under the Senate Republican health care repeal bill, or Better Care Reconciliation Act of 2017 (BCRA). Yesterday’s Congressional Budget Office (CBO) report revealed that...