Tax Cut Bill Will Lead to Trillion Dollar Deficits

When the “Tax Cuts and Jobs Act” was being considered in Congress this past fall, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and several congressional Republican leaders predicted a decrease in annual federal budget deficits and the federal debt—the latter of which is essentially the cumulative result of…

How a GOLIATH Act Could Restore Consumer Rights

A year ago this month, David Dao, a then-69-year-old doctor, was forcibly removed by police from an overbooked United Airlines flight in Chicago. Graphic video footage of his severe injuries prompted an immediate backlash against the airline, changes to airline procedures across the industry regarding…

STATEMENT: Trump’s Latest Assault on Fair Pay Rules Will Exacerbate Discrimination

Washington, D.C. — Today, the Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) will announce that it is upending standards designed to promote equitable compensation among federal contractors. Under the Trump administration’s policy, employers would be able to decide how their employees should be categorized and analyzed…

RELEASE: Tech Companies Supported by the Federal Government Should Share Profits With Workers, New CAP Proposal Says

Washington, D.C. — The federal government has been a major funder of research to advance innovation and technical understanding for approximately 80 years. The tech industry is heavily supported by Washington: In Fiscal Year 2016, total federal funding for research and development programs was $140.5 billion,…

Advancing Ownership in Cutting-Edge Industries

Introduction and summary Chobani founder and CEO Hamdi Ulukaya made national headlines in 2016 when he announced that he would grant his employees a 10 percent ownership stake in his 10-year-old Greek yogurt company when it goes public or is sold. All 2,000 full-time Chobani…

RELEASE: Don’t Fall for Hype Behind Trump’s Plan to Boost Natural Gas Sales to China, Says CAP Report

Washington, D.C. — The Trump administration has made a big push to sell more natural gas to China, but a new report from the Center for American Progress shows how the plan makes no commercial sense and risks undermining broader U.S. competitiveness with China. U.S….

Do Not Fall for the Hype on U.S.-China Natural Gas Trade

Introduction and summary The Trump administration frequently pushes natural gas exports in high-level talks with Beijing. Most recently, after threatening to impose tariffs on Chinese technology imports, some administration officials are stating that the tariffs can be reduced if China buys more U.S. natural gas.1…

RELEASE: Efforts to Stabilize Iraq Must Include Restoring Christian, Yazidi Communities

Washington, D.C. – As the United States works to stabilize Iraq following the defeat of Islamic state militants, that effort should include restoring religious minority communities such as Christians and Yazidis, according to a new report from the Center for American Progress. These groups are…

The Future of Mexican Climate Diplomacy

Mexican views of the United States have deteriorated along with Mexican views of the current U.S. administration. Approximately two-thirds of Mexicans hold an unfavorable view of the United States—with 93 percent lacking confidence in the U.S. president’s judgment on foreign affairs—according to recent polling. This…

Economic Integration and Political Reconciliation in Iraq

Introduction and summary After years of fighting, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant’s (ISIL) control over territory in Iraq has crumbled.1 Yet the fate of Iraq’s religious minorities remains unclear. When it was in control, ISIL treated all populations under its rule with…

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