In a new opinion piece published today in The Hill, 23 members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus call for Speaker Paul Ryan to call a vote on a clean DREAM Act. The op-ed, "We Will Fight for Our DREAMers," sends a very clear ultimatum to the House GOP and Speaker Ryan: if House Republicans intend to pass a budget resolution with bipartisan involvement, a clean DREAM Act must be passed first.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus voted to endorse H.Con.Res 81, a bipartisan resolution led by Vice Chair Ro Khanna and co-sponsored by 30 CPC Members, which directs the president to remove unauthorized U.S. military forces participating in the catastrophic Saudi Arabia-led war in Yemen that has provoked the world's largest humanitarian crisis. The bill notes that the U.S.-Saudi hostilities in Yemen's civil war is counterproductive to U.S. efforts to disrupt Al Qaeda and the Islamic State in Yemen.
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), along with CPC Healthcare Taskforce Chair Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), sent the attached letter to President Trump, expressing strong opposition to reports that former Eli Lilly executive Alex Azar is under consideration as a nominee for Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services.
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) with CPC Member & House Ways and Means Subcommittee on Tax Policy Ranking Member Rep. Lloyd Doggett (D-TX) released the following statements denouncing the proposed Republican tax plan, which would harm working families, while benefiting their rich donors and large corporations.The CPC fair tax priorities provide a framework for actually increasing wages for working families and the middle class, while protecting vital federal programs, preventing more offshoring of American jobs, and holding corporations and the super-rich accountable for paying their fair share.
Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) released the following statement regarding the ongoing relief efforts for Puerto Rico after yesterday's passage of a $36.5 billion disaster relief package in the House.