Monday, December 2, 2013

President Obama to Speak at CAP

President Barack Obama is scheduled to deliver remarks on the economy at the liberal think tank Center for American Progress (CAP) on Wednesday (Dec. 4).

Today (Dec. 2) Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy will deliver remarks at CAP on US-China clean air and climate cooperation.

Also today, the Center for American Progress Action Fund (CAPAF), the lobbying arm of CAP, will co-host an event in Georgetown with high-profile opponents of the proposed Keystone XL oil pipeline, including billionaire Tom Steyer.  The event is titled "NextGen Climate Action Summit - Can Keystone Pass the President's Climate Test?"

CAP recently celebrated its 10th anniversary with a myriad of powerful Democrats, including Hillary Clinton, Secretary of State John Kerry, and former Vice President Al Gore.

Center for American Progress (CAP), which has close ties to the Obama Administration, was recently ranked as the 30th best think tank in the world by the annual University of Pennsylvania think tank rankings.  It was ranked as the 11th best think tank in the US.  It was also ranked as the 2nd best think tank in the world in terms of best use of the Internet or social media.

Update: Here is the webcast of President Obama's speech at CAP.  At the beginning of the speech, President Obama said that over the past 10 years, CAP has done "incredible work" to shape the debate over expanding opportunity for all Americans.  "I could not be more grateful to CAP not only for giving me good policy ideas but also for giving me a lot of staff," said Obama.