Cody Tucker is Director of Communications and Public Affairs for the Progressive Policy Institute. Prior to joining PPI, Cody worked in the U.S. House of Representatives as Communications Director for Congressman Kurt Schrader (D-Ore.) and the fiscally conservative Democratic Blue Dog Coalition. Prior to his time on Capitol Hill, Cody served as a campaign field organizer for the Democratic Party of Oregon working to successfully reelect Congressman Schrader and Governor John Kitzhaber during a difficult 2010 election year for Democrats.
Cody is a Southern California native and holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Oregon.
Op-eds and Articles
After a long stretch of economic stagnation, the stars may be aligning at last for America’s hard-pressed middle class. The U.S. economy’s growing strength, plus a push in Washington to update overtime rules, could combine to boost incomes and give working families a long overdue raise. New government figures show that the Obama recovery is […]
WASHINGTON—A new report released today by PPI finds that 86 percent of the top 153 universities and colleges in the United States restrict the awarding of Advanced Placement (AP) credits, denying students and their families hundreds of millions in tuition savings. This is especially alarming as more and more high school students (over 1 million—double the […]
Report estimates 22,000 App jobs in Indonesia JAKARTA—The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today released a new policy report at a public forum in Jakarta, which measures the growing contribution of digital innovation to the Indonesian economy, compares the environment for investment in Indonesia to other locations in Southeast Asia, and warns of potential policy pitfalls […]
HANOI—The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today released a new policy report highlighting how key reforms Vietnam would need to implement under the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) could ultimately provide important benefits for Vietnam itself. The report was made public at an American Chamber of Commerce event in Hanoi attended by influential U.S. and Vietnamese business […]
PPI Unveils Report Measuring Vietnam’s App Economy at Public Forum in Hanoi Report estimates 29,000 App jobs in Vietnam HANOI—The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today released a new policy report at a public forum in Hanoi, which measures the growing contribution of digital innovation to the Vietnamese economy, compares the environment for investment in Vietnam […]
PPI President Will Marshall released the following statement today after President Obama’s announcement urging the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) to regulate broadband Internet as a public utility under its Title II authority: “’I hear you,’ President Obama assured voters in his post-midterm press conference last week. But his endorsement today of subjecting the Internet to […]
Leaders from the Progressive Policy Institute recently returned from Australia, where they engaged top government officials, business leaders, tech entrepreneurs, and policy analysts in discussions about the rising contribution of digital innovation to the country’s economy. At a public forum held in the Legislative Assembly Chamber of the New South Wales Parliament in Sydney (left), […]