Progressive Caucus co-chair Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva speaks on CNN "In The Arena" August 1 about why he voted no that day on the debt deal. The segment also includes the show's hosts explaining how the deal works and former Reagan budget director David Stockman explaining why we have to increase some tax rates.
July 27, 2011
Co-Chair Keith Ellison talked to Ed Schultz Monday night about protecting Medicare, Medicaid, & Social Security to avoid a catastrophic default.
America has an historic opportunity. We have the chance to address our budget deficit in a manner not seen since President Bill Clinton created a budget surplus in 1999. And if we do it right, we could pave the way for a vibrant American economy based not on gimmicks like giveaways for special interests, but on job creation for working Americans. As Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, I urge us to avoid a default on the faith and credit of the United States while protecting Medicare, Medicaid, and Social Security.
House Democrats late Monday afternoon were staging a mini-filibuster against a Republican bill that they said would significantly undermine U.S. environmental protection laws. A handful of amendments were debated before Democratic leaders and senior committee members each took five minutes to talk in opposition to the bill.
July 21, 2011
The Rachel Maddow Show on the CPC delivering President Reagan's letter on the debt ceiling to House Republicans. Will they listen to Reagan?
July 20, 2011
They are sending a letter today to every House Republican asking them to raise the debt limit. Only the letter wasn't written by House liberals. It was written by Reagan himself.
July 19, 2011
The progressive tax policies endorsed by the People's Budget have drawn remarkably strong support in public opinion polls, suggesting that the views of our most powerful elected officials don't accurately reflect the views of the electorate.
Progressive Caucus co-chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva and Keith Ellison have been featured on CNN, Rachel Maddow, MSNBC daily news, Democracy Now and other venues in recent days speaking out about progressive opposition to cuts in Social Security, Medicare or Medicaid.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus campaign to prevents cuts to Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security has already received significant media coverage. Below are some examples of what people are reading and watching this week about the CPC standing up for a fair economy for working people.
"We're six months in and nothing," said Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-Ariz.), referring to Republican's record on job growth since taking control of the House. "The heat's on them. And hopefully by putting heat on them, we will create some room in which the president can act more assertively."