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As congressional leaders and the White House consider bipartisan work on an infrastructure package in the new Congress, the Center for American Progress today released a report that outlines key benchmarks for any comprehensive, progressive infrastructure package.
A Climate-Smart Infrastructure Plan Should Encourage Energy-Efficient Upgrades in Buildings, CAP Analysis Says
By setting ambitious energy efficiency standards in buildings, the United States can lower energy costs for consumers, encourage job growth, and reduce energy-related pollution
Mayors of San Francisco, Philadelphia, Oakland, Gary, and Sacramento Discuss City Solutions to Homelessness...
Five mayors spoke at the Center for American Progress about their cities’ strategies for making housing affordable and combating homelessness. This conversation comes as the Trump
The Center for American Progress released a new reportoutlining a proposal—the Lead Exposure Activity Detection (LEAD) Innovation Fund—to reduce the prohibitive costs of testing for poisonous lead. Currently, nearly half of schools in the United States have not tested for the presence of lead
Today, the Center for American Progress released a new reportlooking at the state of America’s child care deserts in 2018. The report, unprecedented in its scope, finds that a majority, or 51 percent, of Americans live in neighborhoods classified as child care deserts. Other key findings from the report include
5 Ways the New Congress Should Support Resilient Infrastructure Designed to Handle Severe Weather,...
When the new Congress considers upgrading the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, lawmakers must do so in ways that help states and localities plan for the effects of more extreme weather and other climate change threats, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress.
New CAP Brief Uses Charlotte Light Rail Project to Highlight How Environmental Review Strengthens...
A new issue brief from the Center for American Progress uses the Charlotte Area Transit System (CATS) Blue Line project as a case study to demonstrate how environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act strengthens infrastructure projects and forestalls social, environmental, and even economic harms that might occur without such a review.
The Trump administration, Congress, and state governments have been engaged in ongoing attacks on crucial public programs that provide vital support to people in need. Key benefits such as nutrition and housing assistance, Medicaid, and unemployment benefits are threatened at the federal and state levels by funding cuts or harsh so-called work requirements that would put these benefits out of reach for those who need them most
Tomorrow, the U.S. Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs will vote on the nomination of Kathy Kraninger to serve as director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). Marc Jarsulic, senior vice president of Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, released the following statement
The availability of affordable rental units is critical for the development, retention, and expansion of a local workforce, as well as for economic competitiveness. Yet, 44 percent of the nearly 30 million renters in the United States—excluding high-income households—have unaffordable rents.
For the past 15 years, the Center for American Progress has served as a creative engine for introducing bold solutions that advance progressive values on nearly every possible front. In the past year alone, CAP has defended the Affordable Care Act; helped drive opposition to President Donald Trump’s tax and infrastructure plans; and discussed the impact of race across a wide range of issue areas.
As President Donald Trump promotes his flawed infrastructure plan, a new issue brief from the Center for American Progress shows how it could turn the clock back to a time when the public had limited rights to challenge poorly designed highways, roads, or other projects that destroyed the fabric of local neighborhoods.
EVENT ADVISORY: How ‘Work Requirement’ Proposals Would Take Health Insurance, Food, and Housing Away...
Taking away food, shelter, and health care from jobless workers won’t solve the labor market problems they face, yet that is exactly what President Donald Trump and some of his colleagues in the U.S. Congress are proposing to do. While they call their proposals “work requirements,” what these policies would do in practice is punish unemployed or underemployed workers for not being able to find a job with enough hours and penalize those who face barriers to work.
The construction of new offshore wind farms in New Jersey and other coastal states could lead to more than 75,000 clean energy jobs, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress and the New Jersey Work Environment Council (WEC).
Trump Is Failing to Implement Existing Policies to Address Infrastructure Permitting Concerns, CAP Analysis...
The Trump administration is ignoring existing tools to improve the infrastructure permitting process and instead is attacking the nation’s bedrock environmental laws, according to a new analysis from the Center for American Progress.
New Polling Shows Large Majorities of Americans Oppose Congressional Republicans’ So-Called ‘Welfare Reform’
Large majorities of Americans across demographic and partisan lines overwhelmingly reject congressional proposals to cut Medicaid, nutrition assistance, affordable housing, and other programs essential for helping provide basic living standards for low-income families, according to new polling from the Center for American Progress and GBA Strategies.
In 2016, Russia sought to breach the U.S. elections, including attempting to hack into many states’ election systems. More than a year later, despite many states taking proactive measures, U.S. election infrastructure remains vulnerable to attacks.
In his first State of the Union address, President Donald Trump is expected to announce a proposal that the administration will falsely brand as a plan to invest in our nation’s infrastructure. A leaked version of the proposal shows that it is, instead, a full-scale gutting of environmental protections that will harm America’s future—all to benefit corporate polluters and wealthy developers.
Americans overwhelmingly reject the idea that improving the nation’s infrastructure should come at the expense of protections for air, water, wildlife and natural places, a new poll finds. Ninety-four percent of Americans, including 92 percent of people who voted for President Donald Trump, say that the country can build and modernize infrastructure while keeping environmental protections in place, according to the poll, which was conducted by Hart Research Associates for the Center for American Progress and Defenders of Wildlife.
As President Donald Trump prepares to announce his version of an infrastructure plan, lawmakers must reject any proposal that presents a false choice between environmental protection and infrastructure investment.