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
Improving Regulatory Performance: Lessons from the United Kingdom
Senior Fellow Jitinder Kohli testifies before the Senate Budget Committee.
The Private Mortgage Market Investment Act
CAP Senior Fellow Janneke Ratcliffe testifies before the House Subcommittee on Capital Markets and Government-Sponsored Enterprises.
Improving Oversight and Review of Federal Agencies
Scott Lilly testifies before the Oversight and Investigations Subcommittee of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce.
Take Two: The President’s Proposal to Stimulate the Economy and Create Jobs
CAP Senior Economist Heather Boushey testifies before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.
Health Care Industry Consolidation: Focus Needed on Consumer Protection and Balanced Antitrust Enforcement
CAP Senior Fellow David Balto testifies before the House Committee on Ways and Means, Subcommittee on Health
Creating American Jobs by Harnessing Our Resources
Kate Gordon testifies before the House Committee on Natural Resources.
Addressing the Long-Term Budget Deficit
Michael Ettlinger testifies before the Senate Committee on Finance on deficit reduction.
Ending Too Big to Fail
Michael S. Barr testifies on ending too big to fail before the House Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit.
Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and FHA: Taxpayer Exposure in the Housing Market
Sarah Rosen Wartell testifies before the House Committee on the Budget on U.S. taxpayer exposure in the housing market.
Government Policies and Actions that Are Impediments to Job Creation
CAP Senior Economist Heather Boushey testifies before the House Committee on Ways and Means.