Today, Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission urging the rejection of Chairman Pai's proposal to undermine the 2015 Open Internet Order. The Chairman's proposal would negatively impact online commerce, access to information, freedom of speech, and disenfranchise communities of color. The CPC was one of the first voices to call for Title II reclassification and strong enforceable net neutrality protections in 2014.
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), reacted to President Trump's decision to have the United States recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and relocate the U.S. Embassy from Tel Aviv, triggering domestic and international concerns for future peace negotiations in the region.
Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), along with CPC Healthcare Taskforce Chair Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), sent the attached letter to the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions Committee and the Senate Finance Committee. The letter expresses the Caucus' strong opposition to the nomination of President Trump's pharmaceutical executive nominee, Alex Azar, to be the next Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services due to ongoing state investigations into Azar's potential involvement in dangerous drug-price spikes while serving as CEO of Eli Lilly.
In a new opinion piece published today in The Hill, 23 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus call for Speaker Paul Ryan to call a vote on a clean DREAM Act. The op-ed, "We Will Fight for Our DREAMers," sends a very clear ultimatum to the House GOP and Speaker Ryan: if House Republicans intend to pass a budget resolution with bipartisan involvement, a clean DREAM Act must be passed first.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus voted to endorse H.Con.Res 81, a bipartisan resolution led by Vice Chair Ro Khanna and co-sponsored by 30 CPC Members, which directs the president to remove unauthorized U.S. military forces participating in the catastrophic Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen that has provoked the world's largest humanitarian crisis. The bill notes that the U.S.-Saudi hostilities in Yemen's civil war is counterproductive to U.S. efforts to disrupt Al Qaeda and the Islamic State in Yemen.