STATEMENT: SCOTUS Decision on Interpretation of IDEA Shows Gorsuch’s Extreme Positions

Washington, D.C. — During Judge Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a unanimous decision striking down Gorsuch’s interpretation of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, or IDEA, which requires that schools provide free education with meaningful benefits to students with disabilities. Judge Gorsuch wrote the majority opinion in Thompson R2-J School District v. Luke P., which denied education benefits to a student with autism. The opinion said...

STATEMENT: Senate Should Refuse to Act on SCOTUS Until the FBI Has Answers About Trump’s Legitimacy

Washington, D.C. — Following day one of Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch's confirmation hearing and the stunning revelation that the FBI is investigating Russian interference of the 2016 presidential election, Center for American Progress Action Fund President and CEO Neera Tanden issued the following statement: On the same day that the hearing for President Donald...

RELEASE: Constituents Take Action, Calling on their Senators for Transparency in Judge Neil Gorsuch’s Record Ahead of Hearing

Washington, D.C. — Across the nation, constituents have been demanding that their elected leaders stand up to President Donald Trump's anti-worker, anti-middle class, and anti-woman agenda. This week, constituents in 11 states engaged in multiple actions expressing their serious concerns about Trump's Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch. Gorsuch has a record of bending the law to rule in favor...

POSTPONED: Impacts of the Trump Administration’s Immigration Policy on Public Safety and National Security

This event has been postponed. Due to travel complications for our panelists related to the expected winter storm, tomorrow's event will be rescheduled for a future date. We apologize for any inconvenience. Washington, D.C. — The series of executive orders signed by the Trump administration shortly after taking office signaled a comprehensive anti-immigrant and anti-refugee...

STATEMENT: House and Senate GOP Side with Big Business over Workers by Repealing Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order, Say CAP Action Experts

Washington, D.C. — Today, Republicans in the Senate voted to block, through a resolution of disapproval, the implementation of the Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order issued by President Barack Obama. Its protections—little noticed but hugely impactful—require federal contractors to comply with existing federal workplace laws before receiving new government contracts. As the House...

RELEASE: New Analysis Shows Trump’s Early Actions on Economy Cost Middle Class Households More than $1,300, on Average

Washington, D.C. — In his first weeks in office, President Donald Trump’s actions on the economy will cost the American middle class $189.5 billion over the next decade—or on average, approximately $1,331 per middle class household, according to a new Center for American Progress Action Fund analysis released ahead of Trump’s first joint address to...

RELEASE: In Era of Trump Resistance, New Podcast to Focus on Poverty and Inequality

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will launch Off-Kilter, a podcast about poverty and inequality in America—and everything they intersect with. Formerly TalkPoverty Radio, Off-Kilter will feature a diverse range of experts, activists, journalists, elected officials, and others to break down the issues of the day and will inform listeners on how...

EVENT ADVISORY: State Attorneys General Discuss Role of Progressive Reform At State Level, Using Legal System to Defend and Protect Americans

Washington, D.C. — On Monday, February 27, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host a conversation with Attorneys General Lisa Madigan (D-IL), Karl Racine (D-DC), and Mark Herring (D-VA) to discuss how state attorneys general have positioned themselves as the first line of defense by using the legal system to defend policies that...