CPC Co-Chairs Pocan and Grijalva released the following statements regarding the passing of Joel Silberman, a champion of the progressive movement and a vital ally and friend of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.
Citing an "intensifying assault on democracy and human rights in Brazil," members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus led a bicameral letter to the Brazilian Ambassador, raising concerns over the killings of Brazilian activists, the current administration's anti-worker policies, and the denial of due-process rights to Brazil's former president, Luís Inácio Lula da Silva.
Today, Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), along with CPC Vice Chair Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), sent a bicameral letter of inquiry with 15 other Members of Congress to the private equity firms that owned, managed and indebted the company Toys ‘R Us prior to its announced bankruptcy and layoffs of 33,000 employees. The Members of Congress seek answers regarding the firms' questionable management practices and inquire into any plans to offer severance pay to all laid-off Toys ‘R Us workers.
Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) issued the following statement in response to the Trump Administration's decision to implement a "domestic gag rule" which places limits on the ability of Title X providers to offer reproductive health services and provide accurate information to the millions of women and families who seek care at Title X institutions.
Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raul M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) applauded the release of CPC Vice Chair Rep. Keith Ellison's (D-MN) new report, Rewarding or Hoarding?, which exposes the pay discrepancies between CEOs and their workers thanks to new data mandated to be released by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.