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DACA has empowered its recipients to pursue entrepreneurship and continue helping their families, their communities, and the U.S. economy in the face of significant barriers.
Jan 25, 2024
Rosa Barrientos-Ferrer, Silva Mathema, Trinh Q. Truong
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
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 international community can offer the United States creative policy solutions as it seeks to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mar 26, 2020
Trevor Sutton, Jordan Link, Anna Lipscomb
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
Millionaires receive 68 percent of the benefit from the “Trump loophole”—a $1 trillion tax windfall.
May 15, 2017
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
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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