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.
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.
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.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs, Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ), joined constitutional authorities, activists, and other CPC leaders in applauding Senators Bernie Sanders (I-VT), Mike Lee (R-UT), and Chris Murphy (D-CT) for their introduction of a joint resolution to end the illegal U.S. war alongside Saudi Arabia against Yemen's Houthis. The Senators' joint resolution closely parallels bipartisan House resolution H. Con. Res. 81, introduced in September 2017 by CPC Vice Chair Ro Khanna, CPC Co-Chair Mark Pocan, Rep. Thomas Massie (R-KY) and Rep. Walter B. Jones (R-NC). H. Con. Res. 81, which invokes the War Powers Resolution of 1973 to remove U.S. forces from unauthorized hostilities, was co-sponsored by 38 CPC Members and was endorsed by the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released a statement regarding the U.S. Supreme Court holding oral arguments in the case of Janus v. AFSCME Council 31.
Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statements in response to President Trump's proposed budget for FY 2019.
Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), and CPC Member Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), responded to the newly released White House outline for infrastructure. The CPC supports the adoption of a bold plan that invests in American families, not billionaires. The CPC supports the principles set forth in H.Con.Res.63 – endorsed by 156 Democrats – and has proposed the 21st Century New Deal for Jobs, a detailed vision to rebuild America that invests ten times more federal dollars in our nation's infrastructure than Trump's giveaway to the rich.
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), and CPC Peace and Security Taskforce Chairwoman Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) released the following statement regarding news that President Trump ordered the Pentagon to organize a military parade in Washington, D.C., which could cost tens of millions in taxpayer dollars.
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) released the following statement on the 25th anniversary of the enactment of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). FMLA, signed into law on February 5, 1993, established the right for many workers to take an unpaid leave from work for a serious illness, adoption, or to care for newborns or family members.
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), CPC Labor Liaison Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and CPC Vice Chair Mark Takano (D-CA) reacted to a Bloomberg BNA report–which revealed that senior Department of Labor officials concealed internal economic analysis that showed the agency's recently proposed tip-pooling rule would deprive workers billions of dollars in tips.