RELEASE: New Poll: Primary Voters Vault Climate to Top-Tier Issue

Washington, D.C. — New polling released today shows that addressing the climate crisis is a top priority for Democratic primary voters. In a still-wide-open contest for the early states, only universal health care coverage rivaled climate solutions at the top of voters’ priorities. On a press call today, pollsters Jill Normington of Normington Petts and Geoff Garin...

RELEASE: CAP Action Analysis Reveals the 2019 Climate Denier Caucus in the 116th Congress

Washington, D.C. — According to new analysis from the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the number of climate deniers in the 116th Congress fell slightly to 150 members amid a wave election this past November. All members in Congress who do not believe in the scientific consensus on climate change are Republican, accounting for 60...

ADVISORY: Chairwoman Maxine Waters on a New Agenda for Financial Services and Accountability

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, January 16, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), the new chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, to discuss the committee’s new direction and priorities, as well as the impact of the recent government shutdown on financial markets and American families. Against the backdrop of...

RELEASE: Number of Publicly Known Contacts Between Trump Campaign and Russian-Linked Figures Climbs Above 100

Washington, D.C. — News that the Trump campaign shared private polling data with individuals linked to Russian intelligence during the 2016 election drove the current count of contacts between Trump campaign and transition officials and Russia-linked figures above 100 contacts for the first time. New details about the data-sharing communications, which were improperly redacted by...

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on #TrumpShutdown

Washington, D.C. — Despite the U.S. Senate passing a continuing resolution to fund the government through early February, President Donald Trump and congressional Republican leaders shut down the government, starting at midnight tonight. Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: The Senate unanimously passed a bill extending government funding...

STATEMENT: CAP Action’s Neera Tanden Praises New ‘Medicare for America’ Legislation

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) introduced new legislation called "Medicare for America," which would make universal health care a reality in the United States and dramatically rein in out-of-pocket health care costs that are straining too many American families. The proposal stands in stark contrast to Republicans' health care repeal and sabotage proposals, which have...

RELEASE: Moscow Project Releases Comprehensive Report: “Conspiracy Against the United States: The Story of Trump and Russia”

Washington, D.C. – As a new Congress prepares to arrive, CAP Action’s Moscow Project released a comprehensive report laying out not just the overwhelming case that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russian government to win the 2016 election but also how the U.S. should respond. Since the United States intelligence community released its unclassified...

EVENT THURSDAY: The Path to Reclaiming Our Democracy

Washington, D.C. — Now that Democrats have reclaimed the House, join the Center for American Progress Action Fund and leading grassroots organizations for a play-by-play of the 2018 midterms and a preview of how these new faces can lead our nation forward. The new House has an opportunity to be a strong check on President Donald...

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on Voters’ Historic Rebuke of Trump’s Corruption

Washington, D.C.—Neera Tanden, CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, gave the following statement on voters electing a Democratic majority to the House of Representatives, new progressive governors, and countless other progressive victories across the country: The new Democratic House will bring the era of Trump’s unchecked corruption to an end and stop his...