RELEASE: Beijing Should Avoid Provocations Against Taiwan, CAP Issue Brief Says

Washington, D.C. — Following Taiwan’s 2016 elections, Beijing has decided to play hardball and adopt provocative measures toward Taipei that threaten to reverse a decade of progress in alleviating tensions across the Taiwan Strait, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. The electoral success of President Tsai Ing-wen and the Democratic...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Danyelle Solomon Praises Florida’s Move to Restore Voting Rights for Formerly Incarcerated

Washington, D.C. — Florida’s Division of Elections announced today that a constitutional amendment restoring voting rights to individuals with felony convictions will appear on the November 2018 ballot. A 60 percent approval by Florida voters would allow individuals to fully participate in civic life after they have fully completed their sentences—including any probation, parole, fines,...

ADVISORY: CAP, Not One Penny To Host Mayors on How Trump’s Tax and Infrastructure Plans Hurt American Cities

Washington, D.C. — In December 2017, Congress enacted a major tax bill that will add $1.5 trillion to federal deficits over the next decade while primarily benefiting corporations and wealthy individuals. The tax bill is part of the Trump administration’s broader economic agenda, which prioritizes tax cuts for wealthy corporations, millionaires, and billionaires over investment...

RELEASE: On the 45th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Trump Is Closer Than Ever to Undermining the Promise of Abortion Rights

Washington D.C. — Ahead of the 45th anniversary of the landmark Roe v. Wade Supreme Court case that established abortion rights, President Donald Trump and Congress continue to find ways to undermine rights and access to abortion care, as well as other reproductive health services for all women. Since taking office, Trump has stacked the federal...

STATEMENT: CAP’s Topher Spiro Slams House GOP Attempts to Pit Children’s Health Insurance Program Against Dreamers

Washington, D.C. — Topher Spiro, vice president for Health Policy and senior fellow for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement on the continuing resolution proposal released by the House majority: This funding bill does not fund community health centers or nurse home visits for mothers, and it only extends...

RELEASE: Rescinding Obama Discipline Guidance Could Exacerbate Disparities Among Students of Color, Students With Disabilities, Low-Income Students

Washington, D.C. — As Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos considers whether to rescind the school discipline guidance put forth by the Obama administration, the Center for American Progress, joined by Educators for Excellence and Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) today, are warning a rescission could exacerbate existing disparities among students of color, low-income students, and students with disabilities...

RELEASE: CAP Analysis Details Wasteful Spending by President Trump’s Cabinet

Washington, D.C. — As the first anniversary of President Donald Trump taking office approaches, the Center for American Progress has a new analysis that looks at the sordid pattern of wasteful and extravagant spending by members of his Cabinet. Based on public information to date, the Cabinet has spent nearly $2 million on wasteful and...