The Progressive Policy Institute



Gary Pearce on Politics and Public Policy in North Carolina The virus has taken away President Trump’s biggest reelection weapon. But he has a big weapon left, and he’s wielding it relentlessly. Gone is his economic message: “You’ve never had it so good, the stock market has never been so high, and unemployment has never […]

Media Advisories

STATEMENT: Confirmed coronavirus cases roughly doubled over the weekend, doctors and hospitals are running out of personal protective equipment and supplies, and unemployment cases are expected to increase eightfold this week. The nation’s governors are issuing urgent pleas to the federal government to use its powers to ramp up production of protective gear and tests. […]

Media Advisories

Today, Senators Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Chris Coons (D-DE), Tim Kaine (D-VA), and Angus King (I-ME) introduced the New Business Preservation Act. The legislation would  create an Innovation and Startups Equity Investment Program in partnership with states and private investors, providing vital capital during the coronavirus pandemic to new startups. Startups play a critical role in […]


You can say one thing with certainty about health-care politics and the 2020 election: President Trump and Republicans still want to take away people’s health insurance. If they get their way, millions of Americans would lose coverage under the Affordable Care Act and Medicaid, and many more would be stuck with skimpier health insurance. That’s […]

Press Releases

WASHINGTON— Experts from the Progressive Policy Institute are calling on lawmakers to enact an aggressive stimulus package focused on strengthening automatic stabilizers and other measures that will not only help manage the coronavirus crisis, but also better prepare the United States for recessions that come after it. “Congress must swiftly pass a stimulus package that […]


“Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair sat down for a discussion at the George Washington University in Washington, DC, with the president and founder of the Progressive Policy Institute, Will Marshall. They discussed several topics, including the rise of populism in the U.K. and the U.S., Brexit, the impact of the coronavirus, the future of […]


Senators Graham, Blumenthal, Hawley, Feinstein introduced the EARN IT Act last week and the Senate Judiciary Committee held a hearing on the bill this morning. The goal of the EARN IT Act is to “encourage the tech industry to take online child sexual exploitation seriously.” The senators have identified a real problem that needs to […]