WASHINGTON D.C. – The Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) lost its recognition from the Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency last week. In July, the CPC called for the U.S. Department of Education to strip ACICS of its accrediting authority because of repeated negligent behavior and mismanagement of funds, which put students and federal funds at risk.
Washington DC – The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) issued the following statement to House Speaker Paul Ryan, seeking confirmation that he received their letter regarding supplemental funding for the people of Flint, Michigan in advance of the upcoming vote on a continuing resolution to fund the government:
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.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), released the following statement today after the Census Bureau released data for 2015 showing median household income rose 5.2 percent, poverty rates fell by 1.3 percentage points, and the number of uninsured people dropped to a historic low.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) led CPC Executive Leadership in sending the following letter to Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, urging him to include funding to support the residents of Flint, Michigan in any omnibus spending bill or continuing resolution before the end of the Fiscal Year.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The co-chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN), and Acting Ranking Member of the Veterans Affairs Committee Mark Takano (D-CA) sent the following letter to Secretary of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs Robert McDonald. The letter urges Secretary McDonald to oppose recommendations by the Commission on Care to privatize and weaken the VA health care system.