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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs: Keystone Construction Will Set Clean Energy & Environmental Protection Behind

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), made the following statements today after President Trump granted a permit to construct the Keystone XL Pipeline.
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Statement on Failure of Trumpcare

    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) made the following statements after Trumpcare failed to pass in the U.S. House of Representatives.
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Urges UN Inquiry on Human Rights in Myanmar

    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), and Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement urging the Trump Administration to support the establishment of a U.N. Commission of Inquiry into possible human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus: Immigrants Must Be Protected Against Wage Theft

    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) made the following statement today after news broke that immigrants across the country are refusing to accept back pay they are owed for fear of being deported. Through existing policies the Department of Labor is mandated to track down workers who have left jobs but are owed wages stemming from an agency investigation. However, recent reports indicate that immigrants are refusing to collect the money or provide an address to receive a check.
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus: Trump's Starvation Budget is a Disgrace. Progressives Have a Better Way Forward.

    WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) made the following statements today after President Trump released his budget proposal.
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Sends Letter to SEC Acting Chair Urging Full Implementation of CEO Pay Rule

    WASHINGTON, D.C. –Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), First Vice Chair Mark Pocan (D-WI), House Financial Services Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA), as well as other Members of Congress sent a letter today to Acting Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) concerning the CEO-median worker pay ratio disclosure rule. In the letter, Members oppose any delay in the full implementation of rule so that CEO salary information can aid investors and be made more transparent to the public.
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  • CPC Leaders Condemn Trump's Deployment of Ground Troops in Syria

    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), Peace and Security Taskforce Chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) and CPC Member Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA) released the following statements today after President Trump deployed an additional 400 troops into Syria without Congressional debate or authorization.
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Responds to GOP's ACA ‘Repeal' Bill

    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 statements today in light of markups beginning in House committees on the GOP's replacement bill for the Affordable Care Act.
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  • CPC Leaders Respond to Trump's Revised Travel Ban

    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 statements today after President Trump signed a new executive order to ban entry into the U.S. from six Muslim-majority nations and suspend the U.S.'s refugee program for 120 days.
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  • CPC Members Call for Sessions to Resign in front of DOJ [VIDEO]

    WASHINGTON, D.C. – Earlier today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Members gathered with citizen activists outside of the Department of Justice to demand a resignation from Attorney General Sessions. During his confirmation hearing, Sessions lied under oath about his meetings with Russian officials. The CPC Members who spoke at the event were: Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA), Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Rep. Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), Rep. Brenda Lawrence (D-MI), Rep. Nanette Barragán (D-CA), Rep Jamie Raskin (D-MD), Rep. Adriano Espaillat (D-NY), and Rep. Dwight Evans (D-PA).
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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Calls for Attorney General Sessions to Resign

    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 statements today after new information came to light that Attorney General Jeff Sessions lied under oath concerning his meetings with Russian officials.
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