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This fact sheet explores the size, demographics, and key features of the self-employed population in the United States.
Sep 21, 2023
Molly Weston Williamson
Michael Sozan, a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, filed written testimony before the California State Assembly in support of A.B. 83, a bill that would limit political spending by U.S. corporations with appreciable foreign ownership.
Feb 10, 2023
Alexandra Thornton testified before the the U.S. House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Capital Markets to discuss capital access for entrepreneurs and small businesses.
Feb 8, 2023
the U.S. House Financial Services Committee Subcommittee on Capital Markets
This CAP Action collection features stories from people in Arizona, Georgia, Nevada, and New Hampshire whose lives have been improved by the legislation passed during the Biden administration’s first two years.
Sep 20, 2022
the Center for American Progress Action Fund
Child care often is treated like a private family issue, but lack of access has cascading negative impacts on child care providers, small-business owners, and broader communities.
Aug 31, 2022
Hailey Gibbs, Ala Al Sadi, Hai-Lam Phan, 3 More
Andrew Sonntag, Toni Pandolfo, James Mertz
The American Rescue Plan provided much-needed funding to protect the child care sector from collapse, but long-term investments are critical to achieve lasting infrastructural change.
Mar 21, 2022
Hailey Gibbs, MK Falgout
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
Raising the minimum wage is a win for workers and small businesses.
Feb 25, 2021
Caius Z. Willingham
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
The Trump administration’s failure to respond to the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent economic fallout has exacerbated both crises in the United States.
Jun 3, 2020
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
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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