RELEASE: New Transportation Data from Private Firms Offers Benefits and Potential Biases, CAP Analysis Says

Washington, D.C. — New data from companies like Uber and Google can help transportation planners reduce congestion and related pollution, but they must be wary of the data’s potential biases, according to a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress. Real-time transportation data from billions of trip records shows which roads are most congested,...

RELEASE: Outcomes of Voucher Programs Equivalent to Losing 68 Days of Schooling, New CAP Analysis Finds

Washington, D.C. — The fiscal year 2019 budget proposed by President Donald Trump and U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos recommends doubling the federal investment in school voucher programs. As DeVos testifies before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on that budget, a new analysis from the Center...

RELEASE: New CAP Report Analyzes Human and Economic Capital at Stake in Communities with 287(g) Agreements

Washington, D.C. — As the Trump administration ramps up immigration enforcement, more local law enforcement agencies are collaborating with U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) to enforce federal immigration laws through the program known as 287(g). Last year alone, 29 new jurisdictions enrolled in the program. Currently 75 communities across the United States are training...

RELEASE: Missed Lessons, Repeated Missteps: How Post-Hurricane Maria Public Health Threats and Trauma Closely Parallel Katrina, According to New CAP Column

Washington, D.C. ­— Since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands exactly six months ago, the federal government’s response has been inexcusably slow, wasteful, and inadequate. As a result, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands are experiencing avoidable trauma and public health crises. CAP’s new column takes a closer look at four...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Ed Chung on the White House Proposal to Seek the Death Penalty for Drug-Related Offenses

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump announced his proposal for addressing the epidemic of opioid misuse in the United States. As part of this plan, the Trump administration will seek harsher sentences—including the death penalty—for individuals convicted of certain drug trafficking charges. Ed Chung, vice president of Criminal Justice Reform, issued the following statement...

RELEASE: Recreational Fishing Lobby Pushes Changes That Could Threaten the Health of Fisheries Nationwide

Washington, D.C. — As Congress considers updating the nation’s primary law governing fisheries, some recreational fishing groups are pushing for major changes that could jeopardize the health of popular fisheries like red snapper and summer flounder, according to a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress. For more than four decades, the Magnuson-Stevens Act has...

POSTPONED: West Virginia Teachers’ Strike: In Their Own Words

**Postponed due to inclement weather** Washington, D.C. — Following years of disinvestment in the state's public schools accompanied by salaries that were among the lowest in the nation, teachers in West Virginia organized a historic nine-day strike to improve the quality of education in the state. Their successful efforts resulted in a 5 percent wage...

RELEASE: CAP Explains the Way Forward on North Korea

Washington, D.C. – As President Donald Trump prepares to meet for the first time with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, the Center for American Progress has issued a series of fact sheets that show the benefits of diplomacy, the need for a savvy diplomatic game plan, and the importance of increasing sanctions to contain...

RELEASE: Center for American Progress Unveils Puerto Rico Relief and Economic Policy Initiative; Welcomes Enrique Fernández-Toledo to Lead Effort

Léalo en español Washington, D.C. ­— The Center for American Progress has launched the Puerto Rico Relief and Economic Policy Initiative, a program that will focus on immediate-term hurricane response efforts for Puerto Rico, with an eye towards long-term planning, economic recovery, and solvency. Through the initiative, CAP will aim to contribute bold, progressive ideas to the...

RELEASE: New CAP Analysis Outlines Key Policies Pennsylvanians Want but Don’t Get Due to State Gerrymandering

Washington, D.C. — Pennsylvania has some of the most skewed partisan gerrymandered congressional districts of any state, and its state legislative districts have also been distorted by partisan gerrymandering—preventing Pennsylvania voters from being fairly represented by their legislators, a new state analysis released today by the Center for American Progress concludes. Despite President Donald Trump only...

POSTPONED: Latinas in the Resistance

Due to inclement weather, this event has been POSTPONED. Léalo en español Washington, D.C. — Throughout our nation’s history, Latinas have been a voice at the forefront of ensuring equality for all Americans. Despite the current challenges our nation faces, Latinas represent a growing economic and political force that is thriving and optimistic about this...

STATEMENT: The ‘Bank Lobbyist Act’ Increases Likelihood of Another Financial Crisis  

Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Senate passed the so-called Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act. Marc Jarsulic, senior vice president for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress and former chief economist for the Senate Banking Committee, released the following statement: It is almost unbelievable that virtually ten years to the day after...