WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) issued the following statement today on the pending nomination of Steven Bradbury to be General Counsel of the US Department of Transportation. Bradbury's nomination will be considered by the Senate Commerce Committee this Wednesday at 10:00 am.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) made the following statement in support of the Los Angeles Port Truck Drivers striking against wage theft and mistreatment. Last week, USA Today published an investigation on the abuses of port truck drivers, who have been overworked with little pay and forced into debt by major corporations. These drivers say that they have been misclassified as ‘independent contractors,' allowing companies to avoid paying minimum wage, overtime, or complying with key workplace protections. Additionally, truck drivers are forced to lease their trucks and pay for business expenses like insurance and fuel out of their own pockets. This leaves workers with barely any pay to show for their hours of work.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) made the following statement after President Trump announced that he will be rolling back several key aspects of U.S. diplomatic relations with Cuba, including the reinstatement of severe travel restrictions for American tourists and broad limitations on financial transactions. His actions come despite overwhelming public support of President Obama's 2016 accord with Cuba, including broad support among Cuban-Americans.
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) submitted comments to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative outlining an equitable and sustainable trade framework for the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). In 2015, the CPC released Principles for Trade to ensure our trade agreements prioritize working class families over corporations and expand critical labor, environmental, and consumer protections.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Last night, U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-WA) was elected by her colleagues as First Vice Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC). She assumes this position vacated by Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), who is now CPC Co-Chair. Former Co-Chair Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) was also elected as CPC Vice Chair and Liaison to Labor.