WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Progressive Caucus Co- Chairs Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) sent a letter today to President Donald Trump urging him to sign an executive order that gives preference to government contractors that are model employers. This includes employers who pay livable wages, provide good benefits, and allow workers collective bargaining power.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), along with 28 CPC Members sent a letter to House Appropriations Committee Chairman Rodney Frelinghuysen and Ranking Member Nita Lowey asking for a hearing on a Republican proposal that outlined $18 billion in cuts for the remainder of fiscal year 2017. Read the full text of the letter below.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), along with CPC Peace and Security Taskforce Chair Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA)made the following statements after President Trump removed Chief Strategist Steve Bannon from the National Security Council (NSC). CPC leadership, along with Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus Rep. Cedric Richmond (D-LA), Chairwoman of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Rep. Michelle Lujan Grisham (D-NM), and Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus Chairwoman Rep. Judy Chu (D-CA), sent a letter to President Trump on February 1, 2017 demanding he remove Bannon from the NSC.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI), and Rep. James P. McGovern (D-MA) released the following statement urging the Trump Administration to support the establishment of a U.N. Commission of Inquiry into possible human rights violations against Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN), and First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) made the following statement today after news broke that immigrants across the country are refusing to accept back pay they are owed for fear of being deported. Through existing policies the Department of Labor is mandated to track down workers who have left jobs but are owed wages stemming from an agency investigation. However, recent reports indicate that immigrants are refusing to collect the money or provide an address to receive a check.
WASHINGTON, D.C. –Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, led by Co-Chairs Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ), First Vice Chair Mark Pocan (D-WI), House Financial Services Ranking Member Maxine Waters (D-CA), as well as other Members of Congress sent a letter today to Acting Chair of the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) concerning the CEO-median worker pay ratio disclosure rule. In the letter, Members oppose any delay in the full implementation of rule so that CEO salary information can aid investors and be made more transparent to the public.