The CFPB faces legal and political challenges amid instability in the banking system.
Jared C. Bass, senior director for Higher Education at the Center for American Progress, testified before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education on the importance of funding for the Office of Federal Student Aid.
Using new data from the U.S. Census Bureau to examine the impacts of long COVID on the labor market, this report recommends that employers, unions, and policymakers create better workplaces for disabled workers and all workers.
Unnecessary barriers make accessing basic supports extremely difficult for disabled people across the country.
Mia Ives-Rublee discusses how the Supplemental Security Income program helped her overcome the structural barriers to employment and economic security that millions of disabled people experience and urges lawmakers to strengthen the program.
Rose Khattar and Lauren Hoffman discuss how, in addition to recent reforms such as the Inflation Reduction Act and the student loan relief plan, more measures are necessary to finally close the pay gap that continues to limit economic opportunity for many women.
Rich Americans face the lowest payroll tax rates and benefit from skewed income tax deductions, loopholes, and rate preferences.
A discussion with the National Partnership for Women & Families on improving the economic status of Black women and families.
Although Hispanic and Latino workers have high employment rates in the United States, labor market experiences differ substantially within this community, with Mexican, Guatemalan, Honduran, and Salvadoran Americans experiencing significant and intersecting gender and ethnic wage gaps.
Seth Hanlon testified before the U.S. House Select Committee on Economic Disparities and Fairness in Growth on evaluating tax fairness.
Counting part-time and part-year workers in wage gap calculations is essential to painting the full picture of the gender wage gap.
Rising economic inequality has pushed down Social Security’s revenues, but there are a few possible avenues to generating more revenue in order to preserve Social Security.
Join the Center for American Progress to discuss the complex and multifaceted costs women of all identities and experiences face in managing their households and to lift up the interventions from a variety of policy areas needed to improve women’s economic security in the long run.
Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on actions taken by the Biden administration to center racial equity in the federal government and the policies and path forward to bend the arc of racial justice toward equity in the years ahead.
The Build Back Better Act and the already enacted bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act will help reduce inflationary pressures in the coming years and lower costs on essentials such as prescription drugs, energy, child care, and housing.
Data indicate that disabled LGBTQI+ workers experience higher rates of barriers to obtaining and maintaining employment, resulting in difficulties in obtaining economic security.
American Indian and Alaska Native women in the United States make just 60 cents for every dollar earned by their white male counterparts, and this wage gap forces too many of them and their families into poverty.
By raising a low, outdated income floor, the SSI Restoration Act would pull more than 3 million Americans out of poverty.
A temporary bump in inflation limited to a few items obscures the fact that policies such as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Framework (BIF) and the $3.5 trillion budget resolution would boost incomes for Americans.
Closing the racial wealth gap is a generational challenge that requires new yet doable policies.
Structural forces in the United States prevent Latinos from achieving the same employment outcomes as their non-Hispanic white counterparts, and policymakers can no longer ignore the equity gaps.
Expanding the responsibilities of the U.S. Postal Service to include postal banking would ensure that low-income communities and communities of color across the country have access to an essential service.
The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare the fact that the Black-white unemployment gap persists due to structural racism.
Less wealth makes it more difficult for African American parents to get reliable access to the internet and devices for remote learning.
We pursue climate action that meets the crisis’s urgency, creates good-quality jobs, benefits disadvantaged communities, and restores U.S. credibility on the global stage.
We work to strengthen public health systems and improve health care coverage, access, and affordability.
Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans benefit from growth.
We apply a racial equity lens in developing and advancing policies that aim to root out entrenched systemic racism to ensure everyone has an opportunity to thrive.