STATEMENT: Rolling Back Water Regulations Weakens Protections for All Americans, Says CAP’s Christy Goldfuss

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy Christy Goldfuss issued the following statement today after President Donald Trump signed an executive order designed to start the process of rolling back critical clean water regulations. The water crisis in Flint, Michigan, was a stark reminder that the nation has lots...

STATEMENT: Trump’s Budget Outline Sends Money to Corporate Cronies at Expense of Working Americans, Says CAP’s Carmel Martin

Washington, D.C. — Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement today. President Donald Trump’s first budget outline follows a consistent pattern of his administration by sending more money to corporate cronies at the expense of the working class. American families are already struggling to make ends...

RELEASE: New CAP Brief Highlights Innovative School Schedules

New CAP brief highlights innovative school schedules in Lawrence, Massachusetts; New Haven, Connecticut; and Brooklyn, New York. Washington, D.C. — Teachers in the United States spend far more time engaged in active instruction than teachers in other high-performing countries. As a result, teachers have less time to plan, collaborate and engage with peers, or meet...

STATEMENT: Trump Turning Blind Eye to Violations of Transgender Student Rights, Says CAP’s Laura E. Durso

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Vice President for the LGBT Research and Communications Project Laura E. Durso issued the following statement after the Trump administration rescinded guidance clarifying protections for transgender students from discrimination in schools. President Donald Trump and his administration have a duty to uphold the principle of equal access to education for...

EVENT ADVISORY: Discussion of Risks and Remedies for Trump’s Conflicts of Interest

Washington, D.C. — On February 24—as Kuwait prepares to celebrate its National Day at the Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C., the following day—the Center for American Progress will hold a discussion on the risks to America's national security, economy, and democracy posed by President Donald Trump's conflicts of interest and constitutional violations. Experts will...

RELEASE: CAP Paper Outlines Terms for Renewing U.S.-Egypt Ties

Washington, D.C. — The relationship between Washington and Cairo has been troubled in recent years by an outdated framework for ties, unmet expectations, and deepening mutual mistrust amid Egypt’s unrest. President Donald Trump, however, has taken a starkly different tone to U.S.-Egypt relations than his predecessors, lavishing unqualified praise on Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Vikram Singh on Choice of Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster as National Security Adviser

Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Vice President for National Security and International Policy Vikram Singh issued the following statement on the news that President Donald Trump has chosen Lt. Gen. H. R. McMaster to replace the ousted Michael Flynn as national security adviser: The appointment of Lt. Gen. H.R. McMaster to serve as national security adviser marks a...

RELEASE: New CAP, Brookings, and Bipartisan Policy Center Report Looks at Representation Gaps in American Politics

Click here to watch a livestream of today’s related event, “States of Change: Demographic Shifts, Representation Gaps, and America’s Future,” starting at 8:30am EST.  Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress, the Brookings Institution, and the Bipartisan Policy Center released a new report from the States of Change: Demographics and Democracy project, looking...

RELEASE: U.S. Companies are Investing in Climate Resilient Infrastructure, the United States Must Also

Washington, D.C. — The U.S. private sector is already learning the lessons from extreme weather caused by climate change. Companies throughout the country are investing billions to protect their infrastructure. Even the oil companies—notorious climate change deniers—are protecting their multibillion-dollar infrastructure assets from rising sea levels, more severe storms and hotter temperatures. However, as the Oroville...

RELEASE: On Millionaires’ Valentine’s Day, CAP Releases New Analysis Highlighting Effect of Inequality on the Social Security Trust Funds

Washington, D.C. — In 2017, February 16 is Valentine’s Day for millionaires—the day the last of America’s millionaires stop contributing to Social Security for the entire year. An updated analysis from the Center for American Progress demonstrates the extent to which rising earnings inequality has negatively affected Social Security, threatening the program's long-term financial health. The analysis reveals how stagnant wages for working families—coupled with soaring incomes for...