Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) released the following statement after membership on the exclusive committees in the 116th Congress was finalized:
January 15, 2019
Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) released the following statement on the federal court decision blocking the Trump Administration's decision to add a citizenship question to the 2020 census.
CPC Calls on National Labor Relations Board to Withdraw Anti-Worker Proposed Rule on Joint Employer Status
January 11, 2019
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led 48 House Democrats in writing to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), calling for the agency to withdraw "The Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status" proposed rule, which would overturn the Obama-era Browning-Ferris standard of joint-employment. This new pro-corporate rule would undermine workers' rights to collectively bargain with their true employer while exempting corporations from their legal obligations to their employees.
CPC Rejects Puerto Rico Oversight Board's Cuts to Public Spending, Urges Compliance with Congressional Mandate
December 7, 2018
The CPC led a bicameral letter to the Puerto Rican Financial Oversight and Management Board, urging its members to comply with the congressionally mandated mission of ensuring funding of essential services on the island instead of austerity.
Congressional Progressive Caucus Leaders Call for No Border Wall Funding, Humane Immigration System in Government Funding
November 30, 2018
Today, U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, released the following statement regarding ongoing discussions about Congress' December 7th deadline to fund the government.
CPC Members Also Elected to Democratic Caucus Leadership Roles
November 20, 2018
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), joined Financial Services Committee members Carolyn B. Maloney (NY-12) and Nydia M. Velázquez (NY-7) to express concern with a number of suggested changes in the Advanced Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (ANPR).
November 19, 2018
Following news that the Pentagon failed its first ever agency-wide audit, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, Rep. Mark Pocan, and Rep. Barbara Lee said it is past time to end the culture of waste, fraud and abuse at the Pentagon and to have real transparency on how this funding is being spent.
October 10, 2018
U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), today called on Acting Director of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB), Mick Mulvaney, to fire Eric Blankenstein, a high level appointee at CFPB tasked with enforcing anti-discrimination laws, following the Washington Post's recent report detailing Blankenstein's history of racist and sexist writing.
CPC Urges Withdrawal of Judge Kavanaugh's Nomination and Vows to Exercise House Oversight on Perjury Allegations
October 5, 2018
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), along with CPC First Vice Chair Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led a letter to President Trump calling for the withdrawal of Judge Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. The group of 39 Democrats, including eight CPC Members who serve on the House Judiciary Committee, further committed to exercising constitutional oversight to investigate evidence of possible perjury committed by Judge Kavanaugh. Lying under oath to the Senate would be a federal crime.