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How to Foster Long-Term Innovation Investment

scientist in laboratory article icon Issue Brief Ensuring that equity markets serve investors who take the long view of companies’ growth prospects is important for corporate bottom lines and economic growth.

by Neera Tanden and Blair Effron | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Economic Snapshot: June 2015

Jobseeker at job fair article icon Issue Brief Policymakers need to create real economic security by fighting the twin evils of massive income inequality and anemic economic growth.

by Christian E. Weller and Jackie Odum | Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Building a More Inclusive National Park System for All Americans

President Barack Obama announces the establishment of a national monument article icon Issue Brief Congress and the president should work to conserve places that better reflect America’s diverse population and help engage new generations to visit and explore their shared heritage and resources.

by Nidhi Thakar, Claire Moser, Laura E. Durso | Wednesday, June 24, 2015

State Future Funds

train station book_alt2 icon Report For state and local leaders wondering how to keep pace with demands for clean energy and public transit, State Future Funds just may be the answer.

by Cathleen Kelly | Tuesday, June 23, 2015

All Pennsylvanians Will Benefit from a Clean Slate Policy for Minor Criminal Records

PA state capitol article icon Fact Sheet A new proposal in Pennsylvania will reduce barriers to employment, housing, education, and much more.

| Monday, June 22, 2015

From Bonn to Paris: Navigating the Course to an Effective International Climate Agreement

Climate convention article icon Issue Brief During their June meeting in Bonn, Germany, the parties to the U.N. Framework Convention on Climate Change made measured progress toward the goal of adopting a new international climate agreement.

by Gwynne Taraska | Friday, June 19, 2015

Federal Oil and Gas Royalty and Revenue Reform

Permian Basin article icon Issue Brief U.S. taxpayers are being shortchanged hundreds of millions of dollars each year by outdated oil and gas policies on federal public lands.

by Nicole Gentile | Friday, June 19, 2015

Fact Sheets: The State-by-State Effects of the Supreme Court’s King v. Burwell Ruling

King v. Burwell SCOTUS demonstration article icon Fact Sheet A ruling for the plaintiffs in King v. Burwell would take away quality, affordable health care from millions of Americans. These fact sheets detail the effects of such a ruling in nine states.

| Thursday, June 18, 2015

Humanitarian Diplomacy

LGBT march Nicaragua book_alt2 icon Report CAP data analysis provides insights into the challenges that LGBT people seeking asylum in the United States face and underscores the need for the government to collect sexual orientation and gender identity data.

by Sharita Gruberg and Rachel West | Thursday, June 18, 2015

Examination of Select Post-Secondary Financial Aid Programs

Elizabeth BaylorElizabeth Baylor, Associate Director of Postsecondary Education at the Center for American Progress, testified before the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, Office of Civil Rights Evaluation.

by Elizabeth Baylor | Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Social Security Disability Insurance: A Bedrock of Security for American Workers

playground article icon Issue Brief Social Security Disability Insurance provides vital protection to nearly all American workers and their families in case of life-changing disability or illness.

by Rebecca Vallas and Shawn Fremstad | Tuesday, June 16, 2015

How the Child and Adult Care Food Program Improves Early Childhood Education

preschool lunch book_alt2 icon Report Giving child care programs the ability to provide children three healthy meals per day through a reformed and expanded CACFP program would go a long way toward supporting children’s growth and development.

by Christine Binder, Joel Berg, Maryam Adamu, Katie Hamm | Thursday, June 11, 2015

Responsible Credit Is an Economic and Moral Issue

Maranda Brooks stands outside a payday loans business. article icon Issue Brief As states and the federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau debate payday lending regulation, both economics and faith illustrate the need for effective consumer protections.

by Joe Valenti and Claire Markham | Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Fragile Progress

A Nepalese girl gets ready for school. book_alt2 icon Report The risk that impoverished populations in fragile and conflict-affected states will be left behind by the United Nations' ambitious development agenda is increasing as member states negotiate the post-2015 development agenda, also known as the Sustainable Development Goals.

by John Norris, Casey Dunning, Annie Malknecht | Monday, June 8, 2015

An Ounce of Prevention

IEDs in Iraq book_alt2 icon Report To save lives and blunt the impact of the terror tactics used by ISIS and other militant groups, the United States and other countries must cooperate to stem the flow of improvised explosive device, or IED, components and reinforce global partnership.

by Mary Beth Goodman | Thursday, June 4, 2015