Federal Coal Leasing in the Powder River Basin
Issue Brief Why the federal coal-leasing program in the Powder River Basin is costing taxpayers billions of dollars in lost revenue and pollution costs.
Issue Brief Despite an improving labor market, Congress needs to do more to create opportunity for all American families.
Improving Economic Opportunity
Issue Brief Successful anti-poverty solutions should be coordinated in a way that meets the needs of families and should build upon lessons learned from successful programs across the country. Efforts to improve the safety net should also be paired with broader reforms and investments to tackle the root causes of poverty.
Report The children of immigrants are a critical—but often overlooked—demographic who care deeply about how both parties act on immigration, and will be influential in shaping the future of American politics.
The Surge of Unaccompanied Children from Central America
Issue Brief The humanitarian situation on the U.S. southern border, created by a dramatic increase in children fleeing violence and poverty in their home countries, demands a range of sustainable interventions across northern Central America, as well as increased international assistance.
Mid- and Late-Career Teachers Struggle With Paltry Incomes
Issue Brief Low pay prevents talented and experienced teachers from living a middle-class life.
Missing the Point
Report The harmful impacts of the Washington football team’s name are part of a much larger problem in our country, and one in which local, state, and federal education agencies can make a difference.
Biennial Budgeting Would Be a Setback in Efforts to Reform Congressional Budgeting
Scott Lilly, Senior Fellow at the Center for American Progress, testifies before the House Committee on Rules, Subcommittee on Legislative and Budget Process, on the question of two-year budgeting.
Prostate Cancer Treatment: Unproven Proton Radiation Therapy Wastes Millions of Dollars
Fact Sheet New proton therapy technology costs Medicare and seniors millions of dollars but offers zero improvement for prostate cancer patients.
One Storm Shy of Despair
Report President Obama and his State, Local, and Tribal Leaders Task Force on Climate Preparedness and Resilience have an opportunity to reduce extreme weather and other climate change risks to low-income families and to create resilient, safe, and equitable communities that will allow all Americans to prosper.
Toward a Final Nuclear Deal with Iran
Issue Brief The United States and its international partners are nearing the deadline to reach a comprehensive agreement with Iran over its nuclear program. Three key components will ensure Iran’s nuclear program is used only for peaceful purposes.
Report Five years after the end of the Great Recession, Millennials still face high barriers to entering the U.S. middle class. For LGBT Millennials, these barriers to full participation in the U.S. economy can be exacerbated by their sexual orientation and/or gender identity.
Unbundling ‘Too Big to Fail’
Report To make progress in debates on financial reform, we need to understand the varied concerns underlying too big to fail and tailor solutions to the problems.
Switching from a Gas Tax to a Mileage-Based User Fee
Report The insolvency of the Highway Trust Fund threatens federal transportation programs. Implementing a mileage fee would provide robust funding for decades to come.
Dignified Jobs and Decent Wages
Report This year marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark Civil Rights Act of 1964. Despite progress, more must be done to address economic security as a civil right for the young people of color who are driving America’s demographic change.