RELEASE: Americans Get a Raw Deal From Trump’s First 100 Days: $7 Billion in Big Business Giveaways, Lost Jobs, Reduced Wages, and Fewer Protections

Washington, D.C. — The American people have gotten a raw deal from President Donald Trump's first 100 days in office, a new analysis from the Center for American Progress shows. Trump's legislative accomplishments, though meager, will provide businesses with more than $7 billion dollars in giveaways over the next decade while causing a net loss in jobs, millions...

RELEASE: Trump Can’t Bring Back Coal Jobs and Plans to Cut Federal Aid to Coal Miners Who Voted for Him

CAP issue brief and interactive show how Trump’s budget would hurt coal communities. Washington, D.C. — On the campaign trail, Donald Trump made many promises to struggling communities—such as those in Appalachian coal country—that he would bring back their jobs. Sadly, that rhetoric does not align with reality. The Center for American Progress released an...

ADVISORY: 100 Days, 100 Ways: How the Trump Administration Has Undermined Women’s Progress

Washington, D.C. — Despite repeated promises that President Donald Trump and his administration would invest in and empower women, the president's actions have made it clear that he and his team are completely out of touch with the needs of today’s working families. From attacking health care and undermining women’s legal rights to elevating out-of-touch, regressive...

STATEMENT: Wisconsin Supreme Court Missed an Opportunity to Address Its Ethical Shortcomings, Says CAP’s Michele L. Jawando

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Wisconsin Supreme Court rejected a request from more than 50 retired judges to tackle the issue of judicial recusal in cases involving judges' campaign contributors. In recent years, judicial recusal has become a more pressing issue, not only in Wisconsin but also in states and localities across the United States,...

RELEASE: Latest ACA Repeal Plan Would Explode Premiums for People with Pre-Existing Conditions

Washington, D.C. — A new column from the Center for American Progress finds that under President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan's (R-WI) latest proposal to repeal the Affordable Care Act, or ACA, millions of people with pre-existing conditions could see their premiums soar, costing them thousands of dollars more for coverage each year.  After failing to...

RELEASE: Fuzzy Math in Trump’s Climate Executive Order Will Make it Easier for the EPA to Appease Industry

Washington, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s March 28 energy executive order directed the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, to review key climate rules underpinning the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan. One section of the executive order that went largely unnoticed—the section nullifying the social cost of carbon, or SCC—will help pave the way for...

RELEASE: New CAP Report Shows How Trump and Congressional Republicans Want to Let Wall Street Write The Rules at the Expense of Working Americans and Taxpayers

Washington, D.C. — As justification for rolling back financial regulations, President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have tried to claim that banks and their lending business have suffered mightily under the financial stability and consumer protection requirements of financial reform. But lending has rebounded significantly since the Dodd-Frank Act’s passage, and consumer credit costs are...

RELEASE: As the US Determines its Role in the Global Climate Effort, Self-interested Nations Pursue the Economic Benefits of Clean Energy

Washington, D.C. — The Trump administration is currently deciding whether the United States will remain in the Paris Agreement and stand by its climate commitments. The upcoming meetings of international forums—including the G-7 and G-20—will provide some clarity on the new U.S. role in the global climate effort and the international response. In the meantime, there...

RELEASE: As Federal Climate Resources Are Slashed Under Trump, Cities Should Look to Atlanta for Guidance

Washington, D.C. — The anti-environmental actions taken by the Trump administration thus far will have far-reaching effects on the United States' ability to combat climate change. However, those actions also sent a crystal clear message to city leaders looking to improve their water, air, and climate resilience: They are most definitely on their own. The Center...

STATEMENT: Undoing Title X Protections is Trump Administration’s Latest Attack on Women’s Health

Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump signed a measure overturning a critical Obama administration rule that protects Title X providers such as Planned Parenthood, which serve about 4 million clients each year. This move could cause millions of people to go without access to affordable family planning services, reduce the Title X provider network, and tie the...

RELEASE: In First 100 Days, Congress Works to Dismantle the Democratic Pillars of Our Environmental Laws

Washington D.C. — The 115th Congress has launched a backdoor assault on environmental protections by undermining the democratic processes that are the key pillars of our nation’s environmental laws, according to a new Center for American Progress analysis. According to CAP’s analysis, the House and Senate voted against the environmental protections 42 times during its first 100...

RELEASE: Trump’s Immigration Policies Trap LGBTQ Immigrants in a Cycle of Violence, Incarceration, Deportation, and Persecution

Washington, D.C. — President Donald Trump’s executive orders on immigration pose a unique threat to LGBTQ immigrants, according to an issue brief released today by the Center for American Progress. The brief shows that Trump’s expansion of offenses requiring deportation and the entanglement of immigration enforcement with local policing puts LGBTQ immigrants particularly at risk of...