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Senior Fellow, Economic Policy
Counselor; President, Center for American Progress Action Fund
Managing Director, Inclusive Growth
Senior Fellow, Inclusive Economy
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
Skills-based practices can spur an equitable recovery in the state and local government workforce by ensuring that positions are open to all qualified applicants.
Nov 21, 2022
Marina Zhavoronkova, Kate Naranjo
David Ballard explains how Hurricane Ian exacerbated the affordable housing shortage in Florida.
Oct 24, 2022
Tampa Bay Times
The strength and pace of recent job growth demonstrates the importance of public investment at scale for minimizing long-term harm for workers and their families.
Oct 3, 2022
Jean Ross, Jessica Vela
Contrary to critics’ claims, the Inflation Reduction Act would only increase taxes for large corporations and the wealthy while providing meaningful benefits for middle-income families across the country.
Aug 2, 2022
Expanded child tax credit payments have provided much-needed financial support to a wide range of families across income level, race/ethnicity, and education.
Feb 23, 2022
Christian E. Weller
President Joe Biden took office one year ago amid one of the worst economies in generations, but the U.S. economy has since made tremendous progress toward recovery, and workers are benefiting.
Jan 19, 2022
Seth Hanlon, Lily Roberts, Andres Vinelli, 2 More
Rose Khattar, Nick Buffie
For those in rural communities, especially low-income people and people of color, access to necessary high-quality internet will remain out of reach without government investment.
Jul 12, 2021
Caius Z. Willingham, Areeba Haider
ProPublica revealed that billionaires are paying virtually no tax. Congress can address the problem by adopting President Biden’s proposals on capital gains and stepped-up basis.
Jun 23, 2021
Seth Hanlon, Galen Hendricks
The enacted American Rescue Plan and the proposed American Jobs Plan should only be the start of the federal government’s bold investments to boost economic growth for all.
Apr 27, 2021
Andres Vinelli, Christian E. Weller
Even before the pandemic, breadwinning mothers were keeping families afloat.
Mar 29, 2021
Sarah Jane Glynn
With COVID-19 vaccines in sight, it is more important than ever that Congress address upcoming expiration dates from crucial CARES Act provisions.
Dec 1, 2020
Lily Roberts, Topher Spiro, Maura Calsyn, 1 More
With the rural-urban divide in the headlines, it is time to address long-standing inequities by building a more comprehensive equity analysis.
Nov 19, 2020
Olugbenga Ajilore, Katrina Badger
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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