Washington. D.C. – Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chairs Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) and Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02) released the following statement announcing the official CPC endorsement of Congressman Ted Lieu's (CA-33) Congressional Inherent Contempt Resolution, which would enable the U.S. House of Representatives to enforce subpoenas:

“We are pleased to endorse Congressman Lieu’s Congressional Inherent Contempt Resolution. Over the last four years, Congress’s constitutional role in conducting oversight of the executive branch has been repeatedly undermined by an intransigent and lawless administration. It’s clear that Congress needs to modernize our contempt powers to ensure that we can effectively enforce subpoenas and ensure accountability for the American people. We urge Speaker Pelosi to take up this critical legislation to empower Congress and protect our democratic system of checks and balances.”

The full text of the Congressional Inherent Contempt Resolution is available here.