STATEMENT: Congressional Republicans and the Trump Administration Must Stop Playing Political Games with the Lives of Immigrant Youth, Says CAP Action’s Tom Jawetz

Washington, D.C. — Tom Jawetz, vice president of Immigration Policy at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, released the following statement today regarding the Senate’s failure to reach consensus on a path forward for Dreamers. We are deeply disappointed at the Senate’s failure to pass protections for Dreamers today. While Senate Democrats used their amendment...

EVENT ADVISORY: Democracy and the Corrupting Potential of Secretive Russian Money

Washington, D.C. — Democratic institutions around the world are at risk. A foreign power can exploit systemic vulnerabilities such as gaps in money laundering regulations, lack of corporate transparency, and insufficient anti-corruption measures to undermine democracies and influence elections anywhere, including in the United States. A forthcoming CAP report will analyze the decades-long convergence of...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Republicans’ Continuing Attacks on Health Care and Proposals on ‘Welfare Reform’ Are a Political Disaster

Washington, D.C. — New polling revealed that large majorities of Americans—across demographic and party lines, and including Trump voters—overwhelmingly reject GOP proposals to cut programs such as Medicaid, nutrition assistance, and other basic benefits. Yet the Republican tax plan—which is a massive giveaway to millionaires and big corporations—paves the way for just those kinds of cuts. Tomorrow, February 9,...

RELEASE: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Debra Messing, Cecile Richards, Sen. Cory Booker, Sen. Chris Murphy, Piper Perabo, Ben Wikler, and Andy Slavitt Join Neera Tanden for CAP Action Video: “Our Union is Strong Because of You”

Washington, D.C. — Ahead of President Donald Trump's first State of the Union address, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Debra Messing, Cecile Richards, Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ), Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT), Piper Perabo, Ben Wikler, and Andy Slavitt joined Center for American Progress Action Fund CEO Neera Tanden for a new CAP Action Fund video titled "Our Union is Strong Because of You."...

RELEASE: Ahead of the President’s Infrastructure Plan Release, CAP Action Proposal Says that All Government Spending Should Support Decent, Good-Paying Jobs

Washington, D.C. — The federal government spends more than $1 trillion annually though contracts, grants, and other funding vehicles to deliver essential goods and services. While there are laws on the books to ensure that at least some of this funding creates good jobs—the Davis-Bacon Act and the Service Contract Act, for example—there remains an uneven patchwork of...

RELEASE: More Than 50 National Security Experts Ask Secretaries Nielsen and Tillerson to Extend and Redesignate TPS for Syrians

Washington, D.C. — More than 50 national security and foreign policy experts sent a letter today asking U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen and U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to extend and redesignate temporary protected status (TPS) for Syrians. Highlighting the ongoing violence in Syria and an urgent deadline on January 31, they make the...

RELEASE: Most Americans Blame President Trump and Republicans in Congress for the Government Shutdown, New Poll Shows

Washington, D.C — Two days into the government shutdown, Americans clearly blame President Trump and congressional Republicans for the closure, a new poll released tonight finds. Fifty-two percent of Americans said they blame Donald Trump and the Republicans in Congress for the government shutdown, according to the poll, which was conducted by Public Policy Polling (PPP) for the Center for...

STATEMENT: CAP Action’s Neera Tanden on Government Shutdown: “Completely Avoidable and Unnecessary”

Washington, D.C.--Center for American Progress Action Fund CEO Neera Tanden released the following statement tonight on the government shutdown: Here are the facts: there was a bipartisan solution on the table to fund the government long term, protect Dreamers, and fund healthcare for children. President Donald Trump repeatedly said that he wanted to solve all...

STATEMENT: CAP Action’s Jennifer Palmieri: By Rejecting Bipartisan Deals, Trump is Doing Everything He Can to Force a Government Shutdown

Washington, D.C. — Jennifer Palmieri, president of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, released the following statement today on the current state of play on negotiations to keep the government open: President Donald Trump is doing everything he can to force a government shutdown. He has rejected bipartisan deals and continually broken his promises, including...