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Senior Fellow, Economic Policy
Counselor; President, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Managing Director, Inclusive Growth
Senior Director, Employment Policy
Senior Fellow; Senior Adviser, American Worker Project
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Join the Center for American Progress as we celebrate 20 years of innovative policy solutions and look boldly forward to a progressive future.
Oct 25, 2023
Five things that happen right away when the federal government shuts down.
Sep 29, 2023
Bobby Kogan, Jessica Vela
To continue growing the middle class, Congress and the Biden administration should learn from what worked in their response to the COVID-19 pandemic and associated recession that led to extraordinarily low poverty rates.
Sep 12, 2023
By making it easier for more people to enter and stay in work, policymakers can help ease inflationary pressures over the medium term and grow the middle class.
Aug 30, 2023
Rose Khattar, Christian E. Weller, David Correa
Gen Zers are eager to organize and are winning union gains for themselves at workplaces nationwide.
Aug 9, 2023
In an opinion piece published by "DC Journal," Lily Roberts argues why the farm bill is not for wealthy farmers but is instead essential for growing the economy and the middle class.
Jul 26, 2023
Since January 2021, employment in the leisure and hospitality industry has recovered faster in states with minimum wages higher than the $7.25 federal minimum.
Jul 24, 2023
A $15 minimum wage could benefit nearly 40 million workers and provide some of the lowest-wage workers with an average annual wage boost of about $6,000.
Jul 20, 2023
Rose Khattar, Sara Estep, Lily Roberts
Price increases for new leases have fallen faster than average rent, which will contribute to declining inflation in the future.
Jul 10, 2023
Christian E. Weller, David Correa
New research underscores the value of connecting policy priorities to how they will help grow the middle class in America.
Jul 6, 2023
Policymaking that considers the unique developmental needs of young children, as well as their lived experiences and that of their families, can set the foundation for health and well-being throughout life.
Jun 29, 2023
Hailey Gibbs, Allie Schneider
The preschool years present a critical developmental period sensitive to changes in public health and social policy, for which robust investments in programs that support families can improve intergenerational outcomes.
Allie Schneider, Hailey Gibbs
Union membership allows workers without four-year college degrees to earn more and achieve financial security for their families and children.
Jun 21, 2023
Aurelia Glass, David Madland
Use this tool to learn more about local projects in your community, and across the country, supported by the Biden administration’s economic laws.
Jun 15, 2023
Will Ragland, Ryan Koronowski
The new industrial strategy will transform the auto, energy, and semiconductor sectors; reduce carbon emissions; and support increased worker wages.
Jun 12, 2023
Congressional leaders have reintroduced the FAMILY Act, which would provide paid family and medical leave to workers across the country.
May 31, 2023
Molly Weston Williamson
Failure to increase the debt limit would have grave consequences for the U.S. economy, the global financial system, and the well-being of American families.
May 11, 2023
The creation of additional bureaucracy to take basic supports away from Americans would be costly to the federal government and ineffective in promoting employment.
Apr 25, 2023
President Biden’s fiscal year 2024 tax proposal would impose new taxes on unearned income, while improving the child tax credit.
Apr 14, 2023
The CFPB faces legal and political challenges amid instability in the banking system.
Apr 10, 2023
Lilith Fellowes-Granda, Crystal Weise
The working class works primarily in service-sector jobs and is more racially and ethnically diverse than ever.
Apr 6, 2023
State Rep. Michelle Grim (D-OH) describes how federal funding from the American Rescue Plan is being used to wipe medical debt in Ohio. An estimated 41,000 Ohio residents will see their medical debt erased thanks to the program that is being replicated in towns and local governments across the country.
Mar 10, 2023
Governors and mayors will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform their economies in the months and years ahead.
Feb 8, 2023
The Fair Tax Act would replace federal income and payroll taxes with a national sales tax, slashing federal revenues and cutting taxes on the wealthy.
Jean Ross, Kyle Ross
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.
Democracy is under attack at home and abroad. We must act to ensure it is accessible to all, accountable, and can serve as a force of good.
Economic growth must be built on the foundation of a strong and secure middle class so that all Americans benefit from growth.
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