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The proposal would raise the retirement age for full Social Security benefits to 69.
Sep 22, 2023
Please join the Center for American Progress to discuss the multitude of issues faced by older women and to explore solutions to improve their lives.
May 23, 2023
Emily Gee, Rep. Jan Schakowsky, Maggie Jo Buchanan, 2 More
Tracey Thomas Gronniger, Naomi M. Stanhaus
Guaranteeing paid leave for all would powerfully bolster economic security in retirement, particularly for women.
May 16, 2023
Molly Weston Williamson
Sen. Marco Rubio’s purported paid parental leave plan would hurt, rather than help, women by cutting the retirement benefits they need.
Aug 5, 2022
While retirement savings incentives—and those recently proposed in the SECURE Act 2.0—favor the wealthy, reforms should prioritize the low- and middle-income taxpayers most at risk of financial insecurity in retirement.
May 20, 2022
The federal government should enact the following policy recommendations to increase affordable, accessible, and inclusive housing for all—especially people with disabilities.
Apr 23, 2021
Valerie Novack, Adam Ballard, Allie Cannington, 1 More
Permanently terminating the employee payroll tax along the lines President Trump has proposed would empty Social Security’s trust fund by 2026 or earlier.
Aug 12, 2020
Seth Hanlon, Christian E. Weller
Occupational segregation, employment discrimination, and exploitation make economic downturns, such as the one created by the COVID-19 pandemic, worse in communities of color by destabilizing jobs, undermining small businesses, and increasing income shocks and unexpected expenses.
Apr 14, 2020
Connor Maxwell, Danyelle Solomon
Any new funding for the Paycheck Protection Program must provide immediate cash to the smallest businesses in order to protect them from the COVID-19 fallout.
Apr 13, 2020
Alexandra Thornton, Andy Green
As millions of workers continue to lose their jobs due to the COVID-19 outbreak, policymakers must take immediate action to ensure that renters have homes in the coming months.
Apr 9, 2020
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has proposed multiple rules that target housing access for marginalized communities and weaken protections against discrimination.
Jan 30, 2020
Guaranteeing legal representation for renters facing eviction not only is a highly effective means of keeping renters in their homes, but it also benefits whole communities by preventing homelessness, preserving affordable rental homes, and more.
Oct 2, 2019
Heidi Schultheis, Caitlin Rooney
Segregation and racial disparities in home appreciation put African Americans at a disadvantage in their ability to build equity and accumulate wealth.
Jul 15, 2019
Understanding the relationship between homelessness and mental health disabilities is key to preventing and ending homelessness for people with mental illness, particularly as housing costs continue to rise.
Nov 20, 2018
It is time for the federal government to contribute more aggressively to the U.S. supply of affordable housing, as it did in the past.
Jul 24, 2018
By tripling the minimum rent and imposing counterproductive so-called work requirements, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s proposed legislation would increase economic hardship for households already most at risk of eviction and homelessness.
Jun 4, 2018
Heidi Schultheis, Michela Zonta, Rejane Frederick
Farmers are feeling the substantial consolidation across many agricultural markets, yet the issue is conspicuously absent from the current Farm Bill debate.
May 16, 2018
Andrew Schwartz, Ethan Gurwitz
A reformed housing finance system should prioritize people at all income levels, including renters, and support liquidity and affordability across the mortgage market.
Dec 14, 2017
Sarah Edelman, Gregg Gelzinis
Taking food, shelter, and health care away from jobless workers won’t help them find work.
Nov 2, 2017
Eliza Schultz, Anusha Ravi, Rebecca Vallas
After weathering two devastating storms, Puerto Rico is still struggling to recover as the federal government fails to provide short-term and long-term relief.
Oct 12, 2017
Erin Cohan, Sarah Shapiro, Rebecca Cokley, 6 More
Sarah Edelman, Gregg Gelzinis, Connor Maxwell, Scott Sargrad, Eliza Schultz, Cristina Novoa
Disaster aid for hurricane-affected areas should focus on creating long-term resilience to extreme weather and supporting communities with the fewest resources to rebuild.
Oct 3, 2017
Cathleen Kelly, Kristina Costa, Sarah Edelman
President Trump's and House Republicans' proposed "small-business" tax cut would create a new loophole for millionaires—including Wall Street financiers, lobbyists, lawyers, and wealthy business owners like Trump—while doing little or nothing for real small businesses.
Aug 24, 2017
Alexandra Thornton, Seth Hanlon
A new state law will make it harder to hold bosses and landlords—including the bill’s sponsor—accountable for violating civil rights.
Jul 12, 2017
Community development, housing, and small-business cuts in Trump’s budget would leave struggling communities even worse off.
Jun 1, 2017
Joe Valenti, Sarah Edelman
The Trump budget would endanger the health and safety of American families while giving tax cuts to millionaires.
May 23, 2017
Thomas Huelskoetter, Harry Stein, Karla Walter, 7 More
Rachel West, Michela Zonta, Jamila Taylor, Alexandra Thornton, Alex Rowell, Ethan Gurwitz, Luke Bassett
The Trump budget would be particularly damaging for Americans with disabilities.
Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Harry Stein, Jackie Odum, 2 More
Michela Zonta, Rachel West
The Trump budget would squeeze working families for the benefit of wealthy elites.
Rebecca Vallas, Harry Stein, Eliza Schultz, 10 More
Neil Campbell, Kate Bahn, Regina Willensky Benjamin, Kevin DeGood, Antoinette Flores, Ethan Gurwitz, Alexandra Thornton, Angela Hanks, Luke Bassett, Myriam Alexander-Kearns
The Trump budget would undermine enforcement of civil rights protections and access to justice while funding a policy of mass deportation.
Sharita Gruberg, Philip E. Wolgin, Tom Jawetz, 6 More
Jamila Taylor, Danyelle Solomon, Frank J. Bewkes, Michela Zonta, Jackie Odum, Harry Stein
President Trump and those who serve in his administration make policy that benefits themselves and special interest elites like them at the expense of ordinary Americans who placed their faith in him.
Apr 27, 2017
Liz Kennedy, Danielle Root
This column busts five myths about how business regulation, tax giveaways, competition, and the Affordable Care Act affect small businesses.
Apr 26, 2017
Kate Bahn, Regina Willensky Benjamin
Contrary to conservative arguments, the 2008 housing crisis was caused by unregulated and loosely regulated private financial entities—not the federal government’s support for homeownership.
Apr 13, 2017
Colin McArthur, Sarah Edelman
Many rural and small-town voters supported President Trump—but his agenda will harm families and the economy in their communities.
Mar 16, 2017
Katherine Gallagher Robbins, Rejane Frederick, Rachel West
The impact of President Trump’s budget on working families will depend on the answers to these five questions.
Mar 14, 2017
Harry Stein, Scott Nathan
The start of the 115th Congress presents an important opportunity to strengthen communities, expand employment, raise wages, and build the infrastructure that will power the U.S. economy in the 21st-century.
Feb 1, 2017
The Department of the Treasury requires a trustworthy leader. Based on the record of Financial Freedom, Mnuchin’s reverse mortgage company, it is unclear whether he meets this qualification.
Jan 18, 2017
A strong housing foundation is a key component of economic security.
Jan 9, 2017
Michela Zonta, Sarah Edelman
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.
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