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South Carolina Gun Violence

confiscated guns article icon Fact Sheet The state of South Carolina has both some of the weakest gun laws and some of the highest levels of gun violence in the country.

| Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Importance of a Strong Federal Student Aid Office

Ben Miller, Senior Director for Postsecondary Education, testified before a joint hearing of the Subcommittee on Government Operations and the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training in the U.S. House of Representatives.

by Ben Miller | Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Moving America’s Families Forward: Lessons Learned from Other Countries

Melissa Boteach, Vice President of the Poverty to Prosperity Program, testified before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Human Resources, November 17, 2015.

by Melissa Boteach | Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Providing Identification to Unauthorized Immigrants

Women and son municipal ID book_alt2 icon Report Expanding access to and acceptance of identification cards and driver’s licenses for unauthorized immigrants would bring broad societal benefits.

by Silva Mathema | Tuesday, November 24, 2015

The Terror Gap

gun show article icon Fact Sheet With the ever-present threat of lone-wolf and homegrown terrorists perpetrating attacks on American soil, it is important to close the terror gap in order to prevent known terror suspects from easily purchasing guns.

| Friday, November 20, 2015

After the Paris Attacks

Kurdish peshmerga in Kobani article icon Issue Brief To turn the tide against ISIS, America needs to step up its military and diplomatic campaign and reject voices calling for the country to turn against refugees and Muslims.

by Vikram Singh, Ken Gude, Peter Juul, William F. Wechsler, Hardin Lang, Brian Katulis | Thursday, November 19, 2015

Administering Paid Family and Medical Leave

Three generations of women book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers have a number of options for how to administer an efficient and affordable national paid leave program that uses the best-proven elements of existing programs in the states and abroad.

by Sarah Jane Glynn | Thursday, November 19, 2015

DAPA Matters

Polling place 2012 book_alt2 icon Report DAPA-affected voters—citizen family members of those eligible for Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents—will comprise sizable and potentially decisive portions of key and emerging battleground state electorates across the country in 2016 and beyond.

by Manuel Pastor, Tom Jawetz, Lizet Ocampo | Thursday, November 19, 2015

A Primer on the Paris Climate Summit

A bird flies in front of the Eiffel Tower article icon Issue Brief The Paris summit, which is set to produce a new international climate agreement, could mark a global pivot toward clean energy.

by Gwynne Taraska | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Laying the Groundwork for More Efficient Retirement Savings Incentives

man with camera book_alt2 icon Report Policymakers should pursue a number of steps at the federal and state levels to make existing savings incentives more effective and address the retirement crisis.

by Christian E. Weller and Teresa Ghilarducci | Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Protecting Public Health and Growing the Economy

President George H.W. Bush after signing the Clean Air Act of 1990 article icon Fact Sheet The Clean Air Act Amendments of 1990 demonstrate that a vibrant economy and strong public health protections can go hand in hand.

by Center for American Progress Energy and Environment Team | Monday, November 16, 2015

The Impact of Reversing Kentucky’s Health Care Reforms

Matt Bevin article icon Issue Brief Any rollback of Kentucky’s Medicaid expansion and state health insurance marketplace would be a disaster for Kentucky's health, economy, and state budget.

by Thomas Huelskoetter | Friday, November 13, 2015

Paying It Forward

Mother and child book_alt2 icon Report Creating a new Medicaid benefit for evidence-based home visiting services would simplify funding and allow states and communities to scale services, improve outcomes for families, and produce significant savings for states and the federal government.

by Rachel Herzfeldt-Kamprath, Meghan O'Toole, Maura Calsyn, Topher Spiro, Katie Hamm | Thursday, November 12, 2015

Elections Matter

A voter casts a ballot. article icon Issue Brief State legislatures have traditionally handled redistricting, which has created partisan and predictable elections that discourage millennial participation in the democratic process.

by Sheila E. Isong | Tuesday, November 10, 2015

Wisconsin, Unions, and the Middle Class

A woman works at an assembly line article icon Fact Sheet Wisconsin’s middle class is falling behind. Unions can help by raising wages and reducing the pay gap.

by Brendan Duke and Alex Rowell | Tuesday, November 10, 2015