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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Applauds Introduction of $15 Raise the Wage Act

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement today after the introduction of the Raise the Wage Act, led by Ranking Member of the Education and Workforce Committee Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and CPC Member Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) in the House, and Senator Patty Murray (D-WA) and CPC Member Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) in the Senate.
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus and Allies Unveil Principles for Infrastructure and Bold Proposal to Create Millions of Jobs

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Rep. Jared Huffman (D-CA), Rep. Ro Khanna (D-CA), Rep. Jared Polis (D-CO), Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay (D-MO), Rep. Rick Nolan (D-MN), and Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) made the following statements today after they unveiled a House Resolution outlining 10 principles that should be included in any infrastructure plan considered by Congress. They also unveiled the CPC's bold infrastructure proposal, entitled a 21st Century New Deal for Jobs.
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Leaders Applaud Growing Support for Medicare For All

    WASHINGTON, DC- Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) issued the following statement today on the growing grassroots support for H.R. 676, the "Expanded and Improved Medicare For All Act."
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Leaders Respond to Trump's FY18 Budget Proposal

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), and CPC Member Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after President Trump unveiled his disastrous Federal Budget for the 2018 Fiscal Year (FY2018).
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  • Rep. Mark Pocan Elected New Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) was elected today by his colleagues as a Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). He assumes the Co-Chair position vacated by Rep. Keith Ellison (MN-05), who is now the Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee (DNC).
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Statement on NAFTA Renegotiation

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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Condemns GOP Joint Economic Committee Members for Providing Platform for Charles Murray

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement after the Joint Economic Committee's held a hearing with extremist Charles Murray yesterday morning. Murray is most famous for his controversial book The Bell Curve, which argues that individuals of certain races are genetically predisposed to lower intelligence levels. The book draws on a number of questionable sources including Mankind Quarterly, a journal which has been repeatedly discredited by numerous social scientists for its commitment to racist pseudo-science and close ties to the Nazi regime.
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Calls on Administration to Provide Refuge for Gay Men, LGBT Community Fleeing Persecution in Chechnya

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement today after news reports surfaced that more than 100 gay men have been abducted, detained, and tortured in Chechnya and at least three gay men have been murdered. U.S. United Nations Ambassador Nikki Haley and the State Department have both called for a thorough investigation into these human rights violations by Chechen authorities.
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Legislators Put Forward Proposals to Work with Trump Administration on Drug Pricing

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky, Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus' (CPC) Health Care Task Force, led 35 of her progressive colleagues on a letter to President Donald Trump proposing an opportunity to work together to reduce the skyrocketing costs of prescription drugs. The letter lays out specific proposals for how the Administration and the 36 members of the CPC could work together during the upcoming reauthorization of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) User Fee Agreements (UFAs). To read the full letter, click here.
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Leaders Oppose Trump Administration's Discriminatory Targeting of Haitian Refugees

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), CPC Peace and Security Taskforce Chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), and Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-MI) made the following statement as news surfaced that the Trump administration is investigating criminal histories of Haitians with Temporary Protected Status (TPS):
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  • Praise for The People's Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, May 2nd, the Congressional Progressive Caucus released their annual alternative budget, The People's Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance, for Fiscal Year 2018. The People's Budget outlines a progressive vision for America that puts economic and political power in the hands of working families – not billionaires and profitable corporations. The CPC's budget invests in our nation's crumbling infrastructure in a sustainable way, all while creating millions of new jobs. The People's Budget prioritizes funding for education, health care, jobs, clean air, and water.
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Leaders Respond to AHCA Passage

    WASHINGTON, D.C.–Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statements after the American Health Care Act passed in the U.S. House of Representatives today by a vote of 217-213.
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Unveils The People's Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– The Congressional Progressive Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) along with other Members of the CPC, released the annual People's Budget today. The Congressional Progressive Caucus' People's Budget: A Roadmap for the Resistance reinvests in American families, prioritizing funding for education, health care, jobs, clean air, and water. The People's Budget puts political and economic power back in the hands of the people.
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