Washington, D.C.– Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) today praised the Supreme Court decision in Whole Woman's Health v. Hellerstedt. By a 5-3 margin, the Court struck down two provisions of an anti-abortion law in Texas – requirements that abortion providers have admitting privileges at a nearby hospital and that procedures only be performed at ambulatory surgical centers – which have already caused half of the state's abortion clinics to close.
WASHINGTON– Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement after the Supreme Court rulings on affirmative action and President Obama's expansion of the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) and Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents (DAPA) programs:
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–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.