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  • CPC Co-Chairs Denounce Trump Administration Attack on 2020 Census

    Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) issued a statement denouncing Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross's announced inclusion of a question on citizenship status on the 2020 Census, which would predictably depress participation in the decennial survey and skew results.
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  • CPC Statement on Appointment of Iraq War Architect John Bolton as White House National Security Advisor

    Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) issued a statement condemning President Trump's appointment of John Bolton as National Security Advisor after the resignation of LTG H.R. McMaster.
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  • CPC Statement on FY 18 Omnibus

    Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement in response to the passage of the FY2018 Omnibus Bill.
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  • CPC Introduces Debt-Free College Act

    Washington, D.C. – Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), joined outside organizations, activists, and other CPC leaders in applauding the introduction of the Debt-Free College Act. The act was cosponsored by 23 Members of the CPC in the House and its Senate companion bill was introduced by Senator Schatz cosponsored by Senators Warren, Gillibrand, Booker, Harris, Merkley, Blumenthal, Baldwin, and Brown. The act was formally endorsed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus and multiple national organizations, teachers' unions, and think tanks.
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  • CPC Statement on the Passing of Progressive Champion Congresswoman Louise Slaughter

    Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement regarding the passing of Congresswoman Louise Slaughter (NY-25), a member of the CPC.
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  • CPC Urges Senate and House Leadership to Block Funds for Trump Parade

    Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), and CPC Peace and Security Taskforce Chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), sent the attached letter to bicameral leadership of both parties, asking them to add language blocking funds for President Trump's proposed military parade in the upcoming omnibus.
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  • CPC: It is Time to Listen to the Students and Take Real Action on Gun Violence

    Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) issued a statement after thousands of students from across the country participated in a 17-minute school walk out to demand that Congress pass gun reform to improve school and community safety.
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  • CPC Urges Senate to Reject Dangerous Trump Nominees to State Department and CIA

    Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), and CPC Peace and Security Taskforce Chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), issued a statement urging Members of the U.S. Senate to reject President Trump's controversial nominees to the State Department and CIA. President Trump announced his plans to nominate CIA Director Mike Pompeo to replace Secretary of State Rex Tillerson. He also proposed nominating highly controversial CIA Deputy Director, Gina Haspel, as the new Director of the CIA.
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  • CPC Statement on S. 2155: The Bank Lobbyist Act

    Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement on S. 2155, the so-called "Bank Lobbyist Act," which is being considered on the Senate Floor this week. S. 2155 would significantly weaken the landmark Dodd-Frank reforms created in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis and, according to the non-partisan Congressional Budget Office, make it more likely that the biggest banks in America could collapse and require another taxpayer-funded bailout.
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  • CPC: Hands Off Our Veterans' Healthcare

    Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) issued a statement after reports that President Trump's political appointees with Koch brother connections are actively working to undermine U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary David Shulkin and profit off of the privatization of the VA.
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  • CPC Condemns Trump and GOP for Playing Political Games with Dreamers' Lives

    Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) issued a statement regarding today's deadline for Congress to fix the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program after President Trump ended the program six months ago, jeopardizing the immigration status of more than 800,000 young immigrants.
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