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Economic Snapshot: July 2015

article icon Issue Brief Middle-class economic stability for all is the key to stronger economic growth and should be front and center on policymakers’ agendas.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Friday, July 31, 2015

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The True Value of BP’s $18.7 Billion Settlement

article icon Issue Brief The biggest settlement in American history has a lot of nuances. Is it a better deal for BP or for Gulf of Mexico restoration?

by Michael Conathan | Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Mapping Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Economy

book_alt2 icon Report Federal agencies should support U.S. governors, mayors, and private enterprises working to leverage foreign direct investment from China and other nations to build new clean energy projects in the United States.

by Melanie Hart | Thursday, July 30, 2015

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Iowa Families

article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping Iowa women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Thursday, July 30, 2015

Fixing Sequestration and Improving the Budget Process

Carmel Martin, Executive Vice President for Policy at the Center for American Progress, submitted testimony to the House Budget Committee for its hearing on the first principles of congressional budgeting.

by Carmel Martin | Tuesday, July 28, 2015

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Capitalism for Everyone

book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers can help workers, businesses, and investors do better by encouraging companies to adopt broad-based profit-sharing programs.

by Karla Walter, David Madland, Danielle Corley | Tuesday, July 21, 2015

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Ensuring that the Nuclear Agreement Effectively Constrains Iran

article icon Issue Brief Congress should measure the deal against the main alternatives and work with the Obama administration to ensure strong and effective implementation using three steps.

by Brian Katulis, Shlomo Brom, Peter Juul, Hardin Lang | Friday, July 17, 2015

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Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Actions in the Middle East

article icon Issue Brief After the nuclear deal, the United States needs to work with partners to step up its efforts to counter Iran’s negative behaviors.

by Peter Juul, Brian Katulis, Shlomo Brom | Friday, July 17, 2015

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Fast Facts: Economic Security for Ohio Families

article icon Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping Ohio women gain economic security.

by Ryan Erickson, Sarah Jane Glynn, Heidi Williamson | Thursday, July 16, 2015

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Real Family Values: Planning for a Future that Ensures Dignity for an Aging Population

article icon Issue Brief As America’s aging population increases, implementing policies steeped in real family values—dignity, fairness, and respect—must be a priority to meet the needs of the elderly and their caregivers.

by Emily Baxter | Wednesday, July 15, 2015

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Recalibrating the Anti-ISIS Strategy

book_alt2 icon Report The U.S.-led coalition needs to better integrate its political and military efforts.

by Hardin Lang, Peter Juul, Mokhtar Awad | Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Nile River

Exploring Avenues for China-U.S. Cooperation on the Middle East

book_alt2 icon Report This September, a major bilateral summit that brings the leaders of both China and the United States together will offer another opening to deepen bilateral ties for the mutual benefit of both countries, as well as the rest of the world.

by Rudy deLeon and YANG Jiemian | Monday, July 13, 2015

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Lending for Success

book_alt2 icon Report Aligning lending incentives creates better outcomes for banks and borrowers alike.

by Joe Valenti, Sarah Edelman, Julia Gordon | Monday, July 13, 2015

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The Authority for U.S. Participation in the Paris Climate Agreement

book_alt2 icon Report As the contours of the Paris climate agreement come into focus, it is becoming clear that it could qualify as an executive agreement rather than a treaty.

by Gwynne Taraska and Ben Bovarnick | Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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5 Key Principles to Guide Consideration of any ESEA Title I Formula Change

article icon Issue Brief Here are five principles to guide lawmakers as they take action to make Title I—a key funding source for school districts serving poor students—more fair, transparent, and impactful.

by Ulrich Boser and Catherine Brown | Tuesday, July 7, 2015

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