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June 14, 2021
STATEMENT: CAP’s Maggie Jo Buchanan Praises Senate Confirmation of Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson
Washington, D.C. — Today, the Senate voted to confirm Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to serve on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. The vote follows last week’s confirmation of three of President Joe Biden’s nominees for federal district court seats, including the first Muslim to serve on the federal bench. In response,...
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June 14, 2021
RELEASE: Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants Would Boost U.S. Economic Growth, New Report Finds
Washington, D.C. — Putting undocumented immigrants on a pathway to citizenship would increase U.S. gross domestic product (GDP) by up to $1.7 trillion over the next decade, raise wages for all Americans, and create hundreds of thousands of new jobs, advancing the country’s economic recovery. This is the main finding of a new report released...
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June 11, 2021
STATEMENT: The USDA’s Debt Relief Program for Farmers of Color Should Be Quickly Reinstated
Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, a federal judge in Wisconsin issued a restraining order on $4 billion of debt relief that was part of a program designed to help Black and other farmers of color as part of the Biden administration’s American Rescue Plan. Following the decision, Nicole Lee Ndumele, vice president for Racial Equity and...
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June 11, 2021
STATEMENT: Biden Tongass Protections a Win for Climate and Nature, Says CAP’s Christy Goldfuss
Washington, D.C. — Today, as part of its regulatory review process, the Biden administration announced that it would “repeal or replace” a midnight rule from the outgoing Trump administration that would have allowed for roads, logging, and other development in parts of southeast Alaska’s Tongass National Forest. The Biden administration’s proposal will instead restore protections to...
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June 11, 2021
STATEMENT: CAP Applauds Gov. Lamont for Signing Clean Slate Into Law
Washington, D.C. — Yesterday, Gov. Ned Lamont’s (D-CT) signed Connecticut’s clean slate bill into law. With the governor’s signature, Connecticut becomes the fifth state to enact clean slate automated record-clearing legislation. It joins Michigan as the second state to automatically clear qualifying felonies as well as misdemeanors, removing barriers to employment, housing, and education for...
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June 10, 2021
PRESS CALL ADVISORY: Rep. Joaquin Castro, Economists, and Business and Civic Leaders Discuss the Economic Benefits of Providing a Pathway to Citizenship for Undocumented Immigrants
Washington, D.C. — Currently, 10.2 million undocumented immigrants are living and working in communities across the United States. On average, they have lived in the country for 16 years and are parents, grandparents, and siblings to another 10.2 million family members, enriching communities and contributing to the local and national economies. As the country starts...
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June 10, 2021
STATEMENT: Reinstatement of the Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule Is an Important Step Toward Ending Housing Discrimination
Washington, D.C. — Today, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) issued an interim final Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing rule, based on a 2015 rule first issued by the Obama administration. Following the posting of the rule, Lily Roberts, managing director for Economic Policy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement:...
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June 10, 2021
STATEMENT: CAP Commemorates 2 Tragic Anniversaries of Gun Violence in Orlando and Charleston
Washington, D.C. — Next week marks the anniversary of two horrific mass shootings that are prominently and permanently etched into America’s long, ugly history of hate crimes, white supremacist violence, and gun violence. June 12 will mark five years since the massacre that claimed the lives of 49 people at Pulse, a popular gathering place for...
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June 10, 2021
ONLINE EVENT ADVISORY: Bringing the Fight Against Graft
Washington, D.C. — The fight against corruption has emerged as a defining struggle of our era and a key area of emphasis for the Biden administration and its partners in Congress. In late May, the White House designated combating corruption as a core national security interest, an unprecedented step with broad implications for U.S. foreign...
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June 8, 2021
STATEMENT: The Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act Recognizes the Critical Importance of the Ocean to All Americans
Washington, D.C. — Today, World Ocean Day, House Natural Resources Committee Chairman Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) introduced the Ocean-Based Climate Solutions Act, a comprehensive and ambitious piece of legislation to take on the climate crisis in creative new ways. In response, Center for American Progress Senior Vice President for Energy and Environment Policy Christy Goldfuss released the...
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June 7, 2021
STATEMENT: Voting Rights Are Foundational and Cannot Be Sacrificed, CAP’s Ben Olinsky Says
Washington, D.C. — Ben Olinsky, senior vice president for Policy and Strategy at the Center for American Progress, issued the following statement regarding the need for passage of the For the People Act in the Senate: The voting rights and anti-corruption provisions in the For the People Act enjoy broad bipartisan support among the American...
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June 4, 2021
STATEMENT: CAP’s Adam Conner on Facebook Decision To Leave Door Open To Reinstate Trump on the Platform
Washington, D.C. — Facebook suspended former President Donald Trump from its platforms on January 7, 2021, the day after he helped incite a deadly and dangerous attack on the U.S. Capitol—the culmination of months of incendiary, false statements about the 2020 election from the former president. In May, the Facebook Oversight Board announced that it would uphold...
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June 4, 2021
STATEMENT: CAP Economist Michael Madowitz on the May 2021 Jobs Report
Washington, D.C. — Center for American Progress Economist Michael Madowitz released the following statement today on the May 2021 employment situation figures from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics: Today's jobs numbers show that the effects of the American Rescue Plan and President Joe Biden's vaccination program are helping Americans get back to work. While the increase...
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June 3, 2021
STATEMENT: CAP’s Katrina Mulligan Praises Biden Administration for Making Global Anti-Corruption Efforts a Key Focus of National Security
Washington, D.C. – Today, the Biden administration announced the release of its first National Security Study Memorandum, which calls for a whole-of-government effort to fight corruption. It instructs and offers guidance to relevant federal agencies to pursue a robust anti-corruption agenda aimed at rooting out the pernicious influence of corruption and kleptocracy in the international...
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June 3, 2021
STATEMENT: CAP’s Michael Sozan Praises NY Senate Passage of Measure To Ban Foreign-Influenced Corporate Spending in State Elections
Washington, D.C. — Today, the New York Senate approved the Democracy Preservation Act, a measure that would ban foreign-influenced U.S. corporations from any election-related spending, including direct donations to political action committees, candidates, and dark money organizations. Passed under the leadership of Senate Deputy Majority Leader Michael Gianaris (D), the measure prohibits political contributions from companies where...
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