Center for American Progress (CAP)

The Center for American Progress is a think tank dedicated to improving the lives of Americans through ideas and action. We combine bold policy ideas with a modern communications platform to help shape the national debate, expose the hollowness of conservative governing philosophy, and challenge the media to cover the issues that truly matter.

Releases by this organization

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011
Higher Tolls on the Roadmap--The Ryan Roadmap Would Increase Medicare Premiums by More Than Thirty Percent in 2021
While conservatives garner public attention with their effort to repeal the Affordable Care Act, other conservative proposals to undermine our nation’s health care system are receiving less attention. Most notably, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), the chairman of the Budget Committee in the House of Representatives, advocates in his “Roadmap to America’s Future” replacing today’s Medicare program with a federal voucher that future Medicareeligible seniors could use to purchase health coverage.
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Friday, January 21, 2011
The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. Economy
The Center for American Progress released a report today entitled “The State of Communities of Color in the U.S. Economy” outlining how U.S. households in general, but communities of color in particular, were severely hurt by the recession. According to the authors, communities of color experienced larger losses than whites and will have to climb out of a deeper hole to regain the level of economic security they had before the crisis as the economic recovery deepens and the labor market recovers.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
Clearly Constitutional--A Primer on the Constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act
Nearly three dozen judges have now considered challenges to the landmark Affordable Care Act and the overwhelming majority of these cases have been dismissed. Nevertheless, a single outlier judge in Virginia has embraced the meritless arguments against the new health care law and another judge in Florida also appears poised to break with the overwhelming consensus of his colleagues.
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Tuesday, January 18, 2011
CLEAN Contracts—Making Clean Local Energy Accessible Now and Bringing More Renewable Electricity into the Marketplace
Today, the Center for American Progress released a paper called “CLEAN Contracts: Making Clean Local Energy Accessible Now,” along with co-authors from Groundswell and the Energy Action Coalition.
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Wednesday, January 05, 2011
How Conservative Attacks on Health Care Reform Will Affect You-Attempts to Repeal Affordable Care Act Have Serious Consequences
Conservatives are starting to implement their onslaught to repeal the Affordable Care Act this week as Republicans take control of the House of Representatives. They have scheduled a vote on January 12. If conservatives have their way and repeal the Affordable Care Act, we will go back to a health care system that failed millions of Americans: one with skyrocketing costs bankrupting families and our budget, fewer people with access to quality care, and more people at the mercy of the health insurance industry.
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
A $400 Billion Opportunity: 10 Strategies to Cut the Fat Out of Federal Procurement
The federal government can save between $25 billion and $54 billion a year by changing the way it buys goods and services, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress. That’s roughly $400 billion in savings over 10 years on average, or a 7.5 percent annual reduction from current federal procurement spending levels of more than $500 billion a year.
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Friday, March 19, 2010
The $285 Billion Nonsolution: The Cost of Deportation
It has been almost three years since Congress tried to reform the nation’s broken immigration system. Since then, Presidents George W. Bush and Barack Obama have each greatly increased spending to deploy new enforcement strategies, but enforcement alone has not worked. The inherent dysfunction of our immigration system has deepened and the public call for solutions has amplified.
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Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Hurricane Bill - Another Sign of the Spiraling Cost of Inaction on Global Warming?
Hurricane Bill is gathering strength in the Atlantic, and is “ poised to grow into a major storm ” later this week. It could hit the East Coast as a Category 3 storm with 121 mile-per-hour winds.
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Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Dangerous Chemicals Threaten America’s Reproductive Health
New report from the Center for American Progress provides data detailing the decline of reproductive health and Americans' rising exposure to dangerous chemicals. Click here to read the full report: Reproductive Roulette: Declining Reproductive Heath, Dangerous Chemicals, and a New Way Forward (pdf)
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Thursday, March 26, 2009
Advisory: Strengthening the Group of 20 to Tackle Global Crises
As President Obama heads to London early next month for the second meeting of the G-20 nations' leaders, the pressing issue on the agenda is rescuing the global economy from the worst recession since the Great Depression. It is therefore imperative that President Obama and the G-20 leaders agree on necessary measures to stem the global crisis.
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