Today, Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led the Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Congressional Hispanic Caucus, Congressional Black Caucus, and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus, in a letter to House Democrats urging them to re-open the government and not to trade immigration poison pills for the President's vanity wall. The letter was also signed by Congresswoman Karen Bass (CA-37), Congressional Black Caucus Chair; Congressman Joaquin Castro (TX-20), Congressional Hispanic Caucus Chair; Congresswoman Judy Chu (CA-27), Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chair; and Congressman Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of CPC.
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Mark Pocan (WI-02) and Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) led 48 House Democrats in writing to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), calling for the agency to withdraw "The Standard for Determining Joint Employer Status" proposed rule, which would overturn the Obama-era Browning-Ferris standard of joint-employment. This new pro-corporate rule would undermine workers' rights to collectively bargain with their true employer while exempting corporations from their legal obligations to their employees.
Following news that the Pentagon failed its first ever agency-wide audit, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva, Rep. Mark Pocan, and Rep. Barbara Lee said it is past time to end the culture of waste, fraud and abuse at the Pentagon and to have real transparency on how this funding is being spent.