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The Lawsuit Against a New SEC Rule Could Harm Investor Protections Report

The Lawsuit Against a New SEC Rule Could Harm Investor Protections

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 5th Circuit’s decision on the legal petition against the SEC’s private fund advisers rule could open the door to broad attacks on the regulatory framework that Congress authorized the SEC to develop and enforce for capital markets.

Alexandra Thornton

Communities That Lost Manufacturing Jobs Are Main Beneficiaries of Biden Administration’s New Industrial Policy Article
U.S. President Joe Biden thanks the crowd following a speech.

Communities That Lost Manufacturing Jobs Are Main Beneficiaries of Biden Administration’s New Industrial Policy

New analysis finds that private investments from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, CHIPS and Science Act, and Inflation Reduction Act are being announced in the communities that have been hit hardest by disinvestment in American manufacturing.

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2023 CAP IDEAS Conference

Join the Center for American Progress as we celebrate 20 years of innovative policy solutions and look boldly forward to a progressive future.

Counterpoint: The Farm Bill Is About More Than Farmers In the News

Counterpoint: The Farm Bill Is About More Than Farmers

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.

DC Journal

Lily Roberts

Progressive Messaging on the Economy Article

Progressive Messaging on the Economy

New research underscores the value of connecting policy priorities to how they will help grow the middle class in America.

Strengthening Early Childhood Health, Housing, Education, and Economic Well-Being Through Holistic Public Policy Report
A child stacks duplo legos to make a tower in a Head Start classroom for children ages 3 to 5.

Strengthening Early Childhood Health, Housing, Education, and Economic Well-Being Through Holistic Public Policy

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.

Local communities are buying medical debt for pennies on the dollar—and freeing American families from the threat of bankruptcy In the News

Local communities are buying medical debt for pennies on the dollar—and freeing American families from the threat of bankruptcy

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.

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Michele Grim

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ATLANTA, GEORGIA, UNITED STATES - 2018/12/21: Pattern on an old metallic bridge seen on a rural road in the State of Georgia, United States. The built structure is painted in green. (Photo by Roberto Machado Noa/LightRocket via Getty Images)

State and Local Leaders Summit

Governors and mayors will have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform their economies in the months and years ahead.

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Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

Tackling Climate Change and Environmental Injustice

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.

Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

Restoring Social Trust in Democracy

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.

Building an Economy for All

Building an Economy for All

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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