While we support this supplemental, we cannot emphasize sufficiently that these crises were created by the Administration and we have much more to do to truly address the cruel and inhumane treatment of immigrant families by this Administration. We must do far more to address the humanitarian needs at the border and to end the inhumane enforcement practices taken by ICE and CBP.
President Trump's threat of sweeping raids against undocumented immigrants is designed to stoke fear and force families deeper into the shadows. The Trump Administration is doubling-down on dehumanizing and immoral mass deportation policies that make our communities less safe. These raids have one goal – to further traumatize vulnerable families.
Congressional Progressive Caucus Condemns Trump Administration's Escalation of Tensions with Iran
June 21, 2019
A military escalation with Iran would be a catastrophic and deadly mistake. This should be a wake-up call for Congress – we must act to rein in this erratic administration, before they drag us into another war without end
Congressional Progressive Caucus Invites Pharmaceutical CEOs to Testify at Forum on Prescription Drug Price-Gouging
June 13, 2019
Yesterday, Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) sent letters to the CEOs of six pharmaceutical companies inviting them to participate in a CPC forum on the soaring cost of prescription drugs and the need for reforms to lower prices for patients
Congressional Progressive Caucus Applauds Elimination of Tax Prep Corporate Giveaways in the Taxpayer First Act
June 11, 2019
The passage of the improved Taxpayer First Act is an important victory for working-class families across the nation who deserve quality, accessible and free options for painlessly filing their taxes. For far too long, powerful corporate special interests have cut deals that hurt taxpayers and benefit their bottom line. This legislation disrupts that corrupt system and creates real options for families to file their taxes for free.
Congressional Progressive Caucus Statement on the Passage of the American Dream and Promise Act
June 4, 2019
After years of dedicated organizing across the country, the U.S. House of Representatives has taken long overdue action to protect 2.5 million immigrants who call this nation home. The passage of the American Dream and Promise Act – the most progressive immigration bill to ever pass Congress – is a powerful recognition of the millions of Dreamers and TPS and DED recipients who have built their lives here and are American in every way except on paper.
Congressional Progressive Caucus Statement on Trump Announcement of Additional Troop Deployment to the Middle East
May 25, 2019
Congress must fulfill our responsibility to vote on the merits of military action and rein in reckless war posturing from the White House
The Sprint/T-Mobile merger remains a bad deal for American consumers. It will cost jobs, drive down wages, and hike prices for working families – disproportionately impacting low-income people and communities of color. The cosmetic changes offered by the companies do little to address our underlying concerns about the impact of this deal on workers and consumers, including the tens of millions of rural Americans who will be locked out of reliable high-speed wireless service.
We are alarmed by recent Trump Administration actions heightening the risk of a military escalation with Iran. The American people – and our brave service members – are still paying the price for the Iraq War, our last ill-advised, open-ended war built on a foundation of lies and bad intelligence.
Congressional Progressive Caucus Statement on Republican Smear Campaign Against Congresswoman Tlaib
May 13, 2019
Once again, Republicans are manufacturing a dangerous and xenophobic smear campaign against one of the two Muslim congresswomen in the United States House of Representatives. Make no mistake: the President of the United States and his white nationalist friends are spreading ugly and vicious lies in order to fan the flames of hate and divide our communities.