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).
Sen. Rick Scott’s Tax Proposal Would Push Millions of Americans Into Poverty
Dr. Vin Gupta on the Pandemic, Gun Violence, and More
What’s the Point? Despite Low Levels of Trust, Americans Still Want Government To Play a Major Role in Key Areas
U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin on LGBTQ Pride and the Senate’s Very Busy June
This week, Daniella sits down with U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin to discuss the political life of LGBTQ Americans under the Biden administration, voting rights, and climate-minded investments in infrastructure.
Sen. Tammy Duckworth on Investing in Infrastructure and Bipartisanship
Daniella and Jesse connect with Sen. Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) for an insightful conversation on how the new Democratic majority in the Senate has worked to pass ambitious legislation to bolster the economy during COVID-19.
AFL-CIO Chief Economist Bill Spriggs on the Economy and Infrastructure for All
Bill Spriggs, chief economist at the AFL-CIO, joins the podcast to explore the state of the economy and how Biden’s jobs plans can help growth—and address decades of racial injustice.
Former U.S. Sen. Doug Jones on the First 100 Days of the Biden Administration
This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Jesse sit down with former Sen. Doug Jones to discuss the first 100 days of the Biden administration.
Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman on the American Rescue Plan and Forging Change
This week on "The Tent," Daniella chats with Rep. Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) about the American Rescue Plan and economic recovery from the pandemic as well as the ongoing struggle for women's representation.
Jocelyn Frye on the Need for a Gender-Equitable Recovery Effort
As the Biden administration works on the next COVID-19 relief package, Daniella and Jesse chat with CAP Action Senior Fellow Jocelyn Frye about the need to consider the impacts on women in any recovery effort.
Remembering Justice Ginsburg, and Former Acting CMS Administrator Andy Slavitt on the Future of Health Care
This week on "The Tent," Jesse and Ed discuss Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg's tragic passing and speak with former Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services acting administrator Andy Slavitt about the precarious state of the Affordable Care Act and the federal government's lackluster response to the coronavirus pandemic.
Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe on the 2020 DNC and Governing To Meet the Moment
This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Jesse sit down with former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) to discuss the Democratic National Convention.
David Daley on Unrigging America’s Broken Democracy
This week on "The Tent," the hosts sit down with CAP Action's Danyelle Solomon to discuss the impacts of the coronavirus pandemic on Black Americans and speak with journalist David Daley about the election and his new book.
Unpacking the Economic Impact of COVID-19 With Sarah May Whitelake and CAP Action’s Gbenga Ajilore
This week on "The Tent," Daniella and Ed sit down with Michigan bartender Sarah May Whitelake and CAP Action senior economist Gbenga Ajilore to discuss the economic impact of COVID-19.