Economic Snapshot: July 2015
Issue Brief Middle-class economic stability for all is the key to stronger economic growth and should be front and center on policymakers’ agendas.
The True Value of BP’s $18.7 Billion Settlement
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?
Mapping Chinese Direct Investment in the U.S. Energy Economy
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.
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Iowa Families
Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping Iowa women gain economic security.
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.
Capitalism for Everyone
Report Policymakers can help workers, businesses, and investors do better by encouraging companies to adopt broad-based profit-sharing programs.
Ensuring that the Nuclear Agreement Effectively Constrains Iran
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.
Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Actions in the Middle East
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.
Fast Facts: Economic Security for Ohio Families
Fact Sheet The right policies can go a long way toward helping Ohio women gain economic security.
Real Family Values: Planning for a Future that Ensures Dignity for an Aging Population
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.
Recalibrating the Anti-ISIS Strategy
Report The U.S.-led coalition needs to better integrate its political and military efforts.
Exploring Avenues for China-U.S. Cooperation on the Middle East
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.
Lending for Success
Report Aligning lending incentives creates better outcomes for banks and borrowers alike.
The Authority for U.S. Participation in the Paris Climate Agreement
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.
5 Key Principles to Guide Consideration of any ESEA Title I Formula Change
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.