STATEMENT: Senate Republican Filibuster of Equal Pay Bill Is a Betrayal of American Women

Washington, D.C. — Today, Republicans in the U.S. Senate voted to support a filibuster of the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that would help combat pay discrimination by strengthening equal pay protections and enforcement tools to challenge discriminatory pay practices. Jocelyn Frye, senior fellow with the Women’s Initiative at the Center for American Progress Action...

RELEASE: Biden Should Use His Executive Authority To Raise Standards for Service-Sector Contract Workers

Washington, D.C. — On the campaign trail, President Joseph Biden promised to create good domestic jobs; close racial wealth and wage gaps; and ensure working Americans are able to exercise their rights and build power on the job. While he has already taken several actions to fulfill these pledges, he can do even more to raise wages and...

STATEMENT: The PRO Act Is Essential To Building a Strong, Equitable, Long-Lasting Recovery

Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed the Protecting the Right to Organize (PRO) Act, which addresses America’s rising economic inequality by strengthening federal laws that protect workers’ right to join a union. Following the passage, Navin Nayak, president and executive director at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, released the...

RELEASE: President Biden Cleans Up Vaccine Distribution Mess Trump Left Behind

Last month, President Joe Biden inherited a vaccine distribution program that seemed set up for failure. This past weekend, Vice President Kamala Harris emphasized, "There was no national strategy or plan for vaccinations.” The Biden administration has impressively begun a dramatic turnaround that is already showing greater results. White House COVID-19 response coordinator Jeff Zients revealed in...

RELEASE: White House Vaccination Coordinator Dr. Bechara Choucair Joins The Tent to Discuss the American Rescue Plan and Efforts to Vaccinate Millions of Americans

Washington, D.C. — The National Vaccinations Coordinator for the White House COVID-19 Response Team, Dr. Bechara Choucair, joined The Tent podcast this week to discuss the current strategies for vaccine production and distribution. Dr. Choucair joins the Biden administration with a wealth of experience in public health. He most recently served as the senior vice president...

RELEASE: CAP Action Report Outlines 4 Ways the Biden Administration Can Raise Labor Standards for Federal Contractors

Washington, D.C. — Contract workers are essential to keeping America’s federal government running. They perform essential tasks, from working on the COVID-19 response at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to building roads and bridges nationwide. Yet too many of America’s millions of federal contract workers are paid poverty wages and have little power to...

CAP Action Memo: President Trump’s Failed Pandemic Response Continues To Put Wisconsin Health, Jobs, and Social Security at Risk

Wisconsin unemployment when President Trump took office: 3.6 percent Wisconsin unemployment now: 5.4 percent Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump will travel to West Salem, Wisconsin, to hold an in-person rally in the middle of a pandemic that has taken more than 225,000 American lives. The rally in West Salem will be his third in Wisconsin in...

CAP Action Memo: Trump’s Failing Pandemic Response Continues to Put Michigan Health, Jobs, and Social Security at Risk

Michigan unemployment when President Trump took office: 4.9 percent Michigan unemployment now: 8.5 percent Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump will travel to Lansing, Michigan, to hold an in-person rally in the middle of a pandemic that has taken more than 225,000 American lives. Due to the president’s failed pandemic response, coronavirus cases have...

CAP Action Memo: Trump’s Reckless and Failing Pandemic Response Continues To Put Pennsylvania Health, Jobs, and Social Security at Risk

Pennsylvania unemployment when Trump took office: 5.2 percent Pennsylvania unemployment now: 8.1 percent Washington, D.C. — Today, President Donald Trump will travel to Pennsylvania to hold three rallies in the middle of a pandemic that has taken more than 224,000 American lives. Due to the president's failed pandemic response, coronavirus cases have reached a record...