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  • CPC Statement on Problematic Corker-Kaine AUMF Resolution

    Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), with CPC Peace and Security Taskforce Chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), released a statement after Senators Bob Corker (R-TN) and Tim Kaine (D-VA) introduced a new Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) intended to replace the AUMF that passed in the wake of September 11, 2001 and has been used as justification to sidestep Congressional authorization of war.
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  • Urgent CPC Letter to Senate Foreign Relations Committee Leadership: Reject Pompeo Nomination

    Today, Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus sent a letter to the leadership of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations urging them to reject the nomination of Mike Pompeo for Secretary of State. The Caucus first called on the Senate to oppose Pompeo's nomination in a statement, highlighting his blatant Islamophobia and penchant for pursuing military action instead of diplomacy.
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  • CPC: Horrific Chemical Attacks Require Strong International Response, Not Unconstitutional Unilateral Action

    Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), and CPC Peace & Security Taskforce Chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), released the following statement after President Trump abruptly cancelled travel plans to South America, citing the need to "oversee the American response to Syria and to monitor developments around the world." President Trump is publicly threatening U.S. military action against Syria without indicating whether he will seek prior Congressional authorization, which is required by the Constitution and War Powers Resolution.
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