RELEASE: As Culture of Corruption Engulfs House GOP, Rep. Buchanan Highlights Tax Bill Self-Dealing

"It’s no secret to his constituents that he has lived the American Dream." —Spokesperson for Rep. Vern Buchanan (R-FL)  Washington, D.C. — The House Republican Conference is collapsing under the weight of its own corruption. The two members of Congress who have spearheaded the cover-ups of President Donald Trump’s wrongdoing, Reps. Jim Jordan (OH-04) and Devin Nunes...

RELEASE: CAPAF and End Citizens United: Democrats Should Reject Corporate PAC Money

Washington, D.C. — In a new memo, CAPAF Executive Director Navin Nayak and End Citizens United President and Executive Director Tiffany Muller urge Democrats to reject corporate PAC money in response to public demands for change. Overall, 8 in 10 Americans think “the influence of money in politics” is getting worse, rather than better. This...

RELEASE: In Wake of Janus Decision, New CAP Action Report Offers Policies for Progressive State and Local Policymakers to Pursue In Order to Support Public-Sector Workers

Washington, D.C. — In the wake of the Supreme Court's 5-4 decision in Janus v. AFSCME—a direct attack on public-sector workers such as teachers, social workers, firefighters, and health care workers—the Center for American Progress Action Fund released a new report offering policies for state and local policymakers to pursue in order to protect government workers. These...

RELEASE: Premium Hikes Larger than Middle-Class Tax Cuts Show the Costs of Corruption

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Center for American Progress Action Fund released a new state-by-state analysis comparing the meager benefits of the tax bill for middle-class families with the impact of health care sabotage used to pay for the legislation. The analysis finds nationally that, next year, marketplace sabotage will increase benchmark plan premiums by $1,990 for...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Sen. Chris Murphy (D-CT) and Health Care Advocates to Discuss Latest Effort to Repeal the ACA

Washington, D.C. — Today, opponents of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) unveiled their latest plan to repeal and replace the health care law. The Center for American Progress Action Fund will be holding a rapid-response press call to walk through new CAP analysis of this latest repeal framework and discuss efforts to block the repeal plan and hold members accountable. The...

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), Dreamers, and Immigration Experts Hold Press Call to Discuss Upcoming Partisan Immigration Proposals

Washington, D.C. — Last week, Congress abandoned bipartisan efforts that would have forced consideration on bills to provide permanent protections for Dreamers, including the Dream Act and the Uniting and Securing America (USA) Act. Instead, this week the House will be voting on two partisan, politically motivated bills: one from Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) that includes a laundry list of enforcement provisions and another...