Washington, D.C. – Reps. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC), released the following statement after Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced she would be seeking another term as Democratic Leader in the House of Representatives:                                                                                                     

“The Progressive Caucus wholeheartedly supports Leader Pelosi’s bid to serve as the Democratic Leader for the 113th Congress. She has been a transformational figure in American politics, and her stature and foresight are exactly what House Democrats need as we represent the changing face of twenty-first century America. Throughout her 25 years in the House of Representatives, including her historic tenure as the first female Speaker, she has exemplified public service in its truest sense, going above and beyond for her constituents and the American people every single day.  

“Leader Pelosi has continued to stand for progressive values throughout her time in the House of Representatives. Her commitment to do the right thing and to work for economic opportunity for all Americans will serve as an example for public servants for years to come. 

“We look forward to working with Leader Pelosi to create the jobs the American people demand and to put the country on the right track for the future.”