WASHINGTON – Today, Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Vice-Chair Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) and CPC Co-Chairs Keith Ellison (D-MN), and Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) were joined by 78 Democrats in expressing support and providing recommendations for the Federal Communications Commission's proposal to increase access to high-speed Internet for low-income families through its Lifeline program.
WASHINGTON – The co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), sent the following letter to Rep. Jason Chaffetz, Chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The letter urges Chairman Chaffetz to call Michigan Governor Rick Snyder to testify before the Committee at their hearing on the Flint water crisis later this week.

Washington, DC – The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is accepting organizational submissions to their 2017 People’s Budget. The CPC alternative budget is an opportunity to provide the American public with a progressive budget vision. Opening the CPC Budget Request Process to include input from progressive organizations allows for increased dialogue regarding priorities reflected in the CPC Budget.

Congress must work to expand economic opportunity for all and pass a budget, which invests in the American people and closes the opportunity gap. Despite their skills and work ethic, most American workers and families earn less and less as corporations and the wealthy continue amassing record profits. It has become clear that the system is rigged. The CPC budget reverses the damage budget austerity has inflicted on hard working families and fixes a system that for far too long has only benefited those at the top. 

The CPC’s most recent alternative budget, The People’s Budget, received votes from over half of the Democratic Caucus. The CPC alternative budget aims to unite Congress, the American people, and the progressive community to rebuild the middle class and invest in our future.

The deadline to make suggestions to the CPC FY 2017 alternative budget is February 5th and can be submitted by organizations here.

 

WASHINGTON– The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), released the following statement on President Obama's executive action to reduce gun violence: "We applaud President Obama for taking this step to address gun violence in America. Expanding background checks and increasing funding for law enforcement and mental health are crucial if we want to end the gun violence epidemic. President Obama has laid a benchmark for our next president to build on, and set an example Members of Congress should follow in working to ensure dangerous weapons don't fall into the wrong hands.
Washington, D.C. – The co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), today are introducing a House Resolution that sets aggressive national priorities for combating climate change. The resolution calls for significant goals of near zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, 50 percent of electricity to be derived from renewable sources by 2030 and a transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050.
Washington– The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Representatives Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), issued the following statement opposing H.R. 4038, legislation preventing Syrian refugees from taking shelter in the United States:"It is a fundamental American value to provide a safe haven for our most vulnerable neighbors. Syrian refugees are fleeing persecution and violence from the very same terrorists that attacked Paris last week. We cannot allow fear-mongering to influence policy that could mean the difference between life and death for these desperate families. We stand proudly against misguided attempts to repeat past mistakes that tarnish our nation's history.