STATEMENT: Moscow Project’s Max Bergmann on Attorney General Barr’s Whitewashed Letter

Washington, D.C. —  In response to Attorney General Barr's completely inadequate release of a four-page letter interpreting the Mueller report, Director of the Moscow Project and CAP Action Senior Fellow Max Bergmann issued the following statement: Robert Mueller has finished his investigation and it is past time that the American people hear from him. Mueller’s...

EVENT ADVISORY: Building the Bench: Lieutenant Governors and Progressive Power

Washington, D.C. — On Tuesday, March 26, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host Lt. Govs. Bethany Hall-Long (D-DE), Kathleen C. Hochul (D-NY), Howie Morales (D-NM), and Garlin Gilchrist (D-MI)—four of the country's pre-eminent lieutenant governors—to discuss how their states are working to protect the environment, expand access to health care, promote economic development,...

RELEASE: Rep. Garcia, Construction Industry Owner, and Reconstruction Workers on Protecting Dreamers and TPS Recipients, Role in Natural Disaster Recovery Efforts

Washington, D.C. — Today, Rep. Sylvia Garcia (D-TX), House Judiciary Committee member, joined the Center for American Progress Action Fund’s Tom Jawetz; Stan Marek, CEO of MAREK; a recovery-area Temporary Protected Status (TPS) worker, Djhym Joseph; and Dreamer Jesus Contreras to highlight the outsized role that TPS holders in construction occupations—many doing specialized work and in supervisory roles—are...

ADVISORY: Sen. Amy Klobuchar and Hon. Robert Reich on America’s Monopoly Problem

Washington, D.C.— America faces a problem of rising market concentration across the economy. Robust competition is the foundation of economic liberty, opportunity, and broadly shared prosperity in America. Yet competition doesn’t happen by accident: Experience teaches us that government has a vital role to play in reining in corporate power and securing open, competitive markets....

PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Rep. Garcia, Construction Industry Owner, and Reconstruction Workers Discuss Outsized Role of TPS Holders in Natural Disaster Recovery Efforts

Washington, D.C. — While the Trump administration has taken steps to terminate Temporary Protected Status (TPS) for nearly all of the 318,000 individuals protected by the program, new data show that states that have been devastated by recent natural disasters are home to thousands of TPS holders in construction occupations. Following the release of CAP's...

RELEASE: New Poll: Primary Voters Vault Climate to Top-Tier Issue

Washington, D.C. — New polling released today shows that addressing the climate crisis is a top priority for Democratic primary voters. In a still-wide-open contest for the early states, only universal health care coverage rivaled climate solutions at the top of voters’ priorities. On a press call today, pollsters Jill Normington of Normington Petts and Geoff Garin...

RELEASE: CAP Action Analysis Reveals the 2019 Climate Denier Caucus in the 116th Congress

Washington, D.C. — According to new analysis from the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the number of climate deniers in the 116th Congress fell slightly to 150 members amid a wave election this past November. All members in Congress who do not believe in the scientific consensus on climate change are Republican, accounting for 60...

ADVISORY: Chairwoman Maxine Waters on a New Agenda for Financial Services and Accountability

Washington, D.C. — On Wednesday, January 16, the Center for American Progress Action Fund will host Rep. Maxine Waters (D-CA), the new chairwoman of the House Financial Services Committee, to discuss the committee’s new direction and priorities, as well as the impact of the recent government shutdown on financial markets and American families. Against the backdrop of...

RELEASE: Number of Publicly Known Contacts Between Trump Campaign and Russian-Linked Figures Climbs Above 100

Washington, D.C. — News that the Trump campaign shared private polling data with individuals linked to Russian intelligence during the 2016 election drove the current count of contacts between Trump campaign and transition officials and Russia-linked figures above 100 contacts for the first time. New details about the data-sharing communications, which were improperly redacted by...

STATEMENT: Neera Tanden on #TrumpShutdown

Washington, D.C. — Despite the U.S. Senate passing a continuing resolution to fund the government through early February, President Donald Trump and congressional Republican leaders shut down the government, starting at midnight tonight. Neera Tanden, president and CEO of the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement: The Senate unanimously passed a bill extending government funding...