What We're Doing
Investing in a stronger and more equitable economy
We must continue to invest in research, technology, and innovation in a manner that ensures participation and benefits communities that are too often left behind. Only through such an approach can the United States remain at the cutting edge in an increasingly competitive global market.
Strengthening worker power and economic mobility
We need to increase wages, reduce poverty among working families, increase worker power, and create pathways to economic mobility for all.
Raising the floor for basic living standards
Working toward a stronger and more equitable economy for everyone involves rebuilding, expanding, and strengthening America’s social safety net to make it more comprehensive in eligibility and services as well as more flexible in how it can be accessed and used.
Creating a new social compact with business
A new social compact with business includes a regulatory vision that better aligns investors, companies, and the public interest on critical matters such as climate, workers’ rights, and equality.
By the numbers
The families of more than 60 million children have received CTC monthly payments since July 2021.
CAP, “Making the CTC and EITC Expansions Permanent Would Reduce Poverty and Grow the Economy” (2021).
In 32 states, a typical family would save more than $100 per week on child care under the Build Back Better Act.
CAP, “The Build Back Better Act Would Greatly Lower Families’ Child Care Costs” (2021).
In a year, workers and their families lose $22.5 billion in wages due to lack of access to paid family and medical leave.
CAP, “A Real Recovery for Women Cannot Happen Without the Build Back Better Agenda” (2021).
The Build Back Better Act would raise $3.6 trillion in revenue to support investments in an inclusive, high-growth economy.
CAP, “Addressing Tax System Failings That Favor Billionaires and Corporations” (2021).
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A List of MAGA Republicans Who Took the ‘Great Replacement’ Theory Mainstream
Climate Deniers in the 116th Congress
A new CAP Action analysis finds that 150 members—and 60 percent of Republicans—in the 116th Congress do not believe in climate change.
Interactive: Tracking Trump’s Sabotage of the ACA
To help people understand who is undermining the individual insurance market and how they are doing it, the Center for American Progress Action Fund is tracking Affordable Care Act sabotage efforts and their effects.
Interactive: Unions Build a Stronger Middle Class
Interactive from Nick Bunker, David Madland, and Karla Walter shows how unionization leads to more income for middle-class families.
Interactive Map: Stronger Unions Create A Stronger Middle Class
This interactive map from Nick Bunker, David Madland, and Karla Walter shows how unions raise middle class incomes even for those not in a union.
How Not to Form a Union
Animation from the American Worker Project shows how labor law gives workers a raw deal, taking you step-by-step through the union process.
Interactive Map: Unions Are Good for Workers and the Economy in Every State
Interactive map shows that unions help keep wages fair and boost the economy. The Employee Free Choice Act would help expand these benefits.