WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Progressive Caucus, led by co-chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), announced its endorsements in Democratic leadership races for Vice Chair of the Democratic Caucus and for Ranking Member of the Veterans Affairs Committee. The 70-member caucus voted by anonymous ballot and endorsements represent the majority position of the CPC.

For Democratic Caucus Vice Chair, the CPC endorses Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA).

For Veterans Affairs Ranking Member, the CPC endorses Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA).


The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is the largest caucus within the House Democratic Caucus, with over 70 members standing up for progressive ideals in Washington and throughout the country. Since 1991, the CPC has advocated for progressive policies that prioritize working Americans over corporate interests, fight economic and social inequality, and promote civil liberties. The CPC champions progressive policy solutions like comprehensive immigration reform, a $15 national minimum wage, fair trade, gun violence reform, debt-free college, and making the federal government a Model Employer.