Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rául M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) issued the following statement in response to passage of the House Republican tax plan that deeply benefits the wealthy and corporations while raising taxes on millions of working class Americans.
November 9, 2017
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair Rep. Rául M. Grijalva (D-AZ) released the following statement following the markup of the USA Liberty Act (H.R. 3989) by the House Judiciary Committee.
November 8, 2017
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.
November 6, 2017
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raul Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statements in response to the mass shooting in a church in Sutherland Springs, Texas on November 5th, 2017.
CPC Endorses H.Con.Res 81 to Remove U.S. Military Forces from Unauthorized Saudi-led War in Yemen & Help End Starvation and Spread of Cholera
October 30, 2017
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.
CPC to Trump: Nomination of Eli Lilly Executive as HHS Secretary Puts Pharmaceutical Fox in Charge of Health Care Hen House
October 26, 2017
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 President Trump, expressing strong opposition to reports that former Eli Lilly executive Alex Azar is under consideration as a nominee for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus Rejects Republican Tax Cuts for the Wealthy and Special Interests; Releases Priorities for a Fair Tax Code
October 25, 2017
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) with CPC Member & House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy Ranking Member Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released the following statements denouncing the proposed Republican tax plan, which would harm working families, while benefiting their rich donors and large corporations.The CPC fair tax priorities provide a framework for actually increasing wages for working families and the middle class, while protecting vital federal programs, preventing more offshoring of American jobs, and holding corporations and the super-rich accountable for paying their fair share.
October 13, 2017
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement regarding the ongoing relief efforts for Puerto Rico after yesterday's passage of a $36.5 billion disaster relief package in the House.
October 13, 2017
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) reacted to President Trump's declaration to decertify Iran's compliance with the Joint Comprehensive Plan Of Action (JCPOA), a deal that has successfully curtailed the country's nuclear program.
October 12, 2017
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), CPC Healthcare Taskforce Chair Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), and taskforce members today sent a letter to Congressional leadership, urging passage of policies to improve the Affordable Care Act marketplace for enrollees in 2018. The letter comes as President Trump signed an executive order further sabotaging the ACA by exempting "association" health plans from essential benefit requirements (such as coverage of maternity, mental health and autism benefits) and consumer protections. These plans will skew the risk pool by discriminating against people with pre-existing conditions and offering skimpier coverage, driving up premiums for everyone else.