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Cody Tucker

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.

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Press Releases

By / 12.19.2018

Contact: Cody Tucker, ctucker@ppionline.org or 202-775-0106 PPI Kicks Off 2020 Economic Debate With Iowa Fiscal Forum Former Gov. Tom Vilsack, Former Lt. Gov. Patty Judge, & Iowa Rep. Chris Hall Headlined DES MOINES – A public forum sponsored by the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today kicked off the 2020 presidential debate over fiscal issues in […]

Op-eds and Articles

It would be better to go cashless, while creating new low-cost banking options for poor residents Is cash a bane or a boon? The underlying trends are clear. Across the country, from high-end salad chain Sweetgreen to the new Amazon Go stores, more and more retailers are going cashless as technology improves. For a company […]

Press Releases

By / 11.14.2018

National survey shows suburban voters repelled by President Trump’s divisive behavior, open to Democrats’ “Big Tent” approach WASHINGTON —The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today released a national opinion survey that highlights the surprising resilience of America’s pragmatic political center two years into Donald Trump’s deeply polarizing presidency. The poll reinforces a key takeaway from the […]

Press Releases

By / 10.30.2018

WASHINGTON —The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today announced the opening of a new office in Berlin, Germany to further its longstanding commitment to transatlantic engagement and cooperation.  “With an uncertain geopolitical landscape in Europe post-Brexit—and ever changing political dynamics in the United States—it is as critical as ever for Americans and Europeans to reaffirm their […]

Press Releases

By / 10.15.2018

Public investment spending could fall to lowest level in modern history by 2026  WASHINGTON — Young Americans are having their future mortgaged by Washington lawmakers who are slashing critical public investments in future generations while simultaneously burying these generations under a mountain of debt, according to a new report published today by the Center for […]

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By / 10.2.2018

WASHINGTON—Despite dramatically improving academic achievement and performance in America’s urban areas, public charter schools have had difficulty expanding into the country’s more affluent suburban communities. A new report released today by the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) investigates why. Authored by PPI education analyst Emily Langhorne, the report analyzes the performance of existing suburban charter schools, […]

Press Releases

By / 9.13.2018

WASHINGTON—As the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) kicks off public hearings today on economic concentration and competition, the Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) weighs in with a new e-book by economist and antitrust lawyer, Robert Litan, one of America’s leading authorities on antitrust law and competition policy. In A Scalpel, Not an Axe: Updating Antitrust and Data […]

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By / 8.8.2018

WASHINGTON—Manufacturing productivity, on the decline for two decades, could be on the upswing and the sector could be on the verge of a significant transformation, according to a new report authored by PPI Chief Economic Strategist Dr. Michael Mandel. This shift hinges on an alternative digital future for manufacturers – one built around innovations in other […]

Press Releases

By / 6.20.2018

The President’s blunt goal of reducing America’s trade deficit with China won’t address the threat of China’s high-tech mercantilism WASHINGTON —The Progressive Policy Institute (PPI) today released a new report by Ed Gerwin, Senior Fellow for Trade & Global Opportunity, proposing a smart, targeted long-term U.S. strategy to combat China’s state-directed technology mercantilism, instead of […]

Press Releases

By / 6.15.2018

Ed Gerwin, Senior Fellow for Trade and Global Opportunity at the Progressive Policy Institute, released the following statement in response to the Trump Administration’s announcement of new tariffs on Chinese-origin imports and China’s announced retaliation: “China’s technology mercantilism is a serious threat to America’s economic future that requires a tough and effective American response, but […]