WASHINGTON– Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), along with the Sustainable Energy and Environment Coalition (SEEC), today held a forum titled "Oil Is The New Tobacco".
WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today on "Initiative 1515" in Washington State, which would overturn the state's regulations ensuring equal access to restrooms and other facilities for the LGBT community.
CPC Co-Chairs Applaud President Obama's Call for an Increase in Social Security Benefits for Seniors
June 2, 2016
Washington, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Keith Ellison (MN-05) and Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), released the following statement applauding President Obama's call to expand Social Security benefits.
Washington, D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Keith Ellison (MN-05) and Raúl Grijalva (AZ-03), applauded the inclusion of language encouraging the establishment of an "accessibility performance measure" in the report to accompany the Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Appropriations bill for fiscal year 2017, which was passed by the Appropriations Committee Tuesday.
Washington DC – The Congressional Progressive Caucus today sent the following recommendation that Members of Congress vote ‘No' on final passage of the FY15 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). The recommendation is based on Section 1095, which would block the implementation of President Obama's Executive Order on Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces (E.O. 13673).
Washington –Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, released following statement on the wage theft and worker protections in the National Defense Authorization Act:
WASHINGTON–Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement after Department of Labor (DOL) Secretary Thomas Perez and President Obama announced the publication of the final rule to raise the overtime threshold to $47,476. The previous threshold was $23,660. According to DOL, the new rule makes 4.2 million more American workers eligible for overtime pay. The Economic Policy Institute estimates it could directly benefit up to 12.5 million workers.
Washington, DC –Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) led 39 CPC members in sending a letter to Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Julian Castro, commending the department for publishing a new guidance designed to prevent housing discrimination.
CPC Co-Chairs, CAPAC Chairwoman Introduce Resolution Calling for Repeal of Laws Criminalizing Immigrants
April 28, 2016
Washington, DC –Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), along with Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC), today introduced a resolution calling for immigration policies that reduce automatic deportation and detention, restore due process for immigrants, and repeal unnecessary barriers to legal immigration. The "Fix96 Resolution" marks 20 years since the Antiterrorism and Effective Death Penalty Act and the Illegal Immigration Reform and Immigrant Responsibility Act were signed into law in 1996, dramatically expanding the criminalization of immigrants by broadening and easing deportation and detainment requirements, removing legal defenses and involving local law enforcement.
April 18, 2016
Washington, DC – The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), released the following statement commending the Department of Education for ending the garnishment of Social Security benefits for persons with disabilities, and for announcing a path toward student loan forgiveness for that population: