WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) released the following statement today after federal contractors filed a lawsuit on October 7th to block implementation of President Obama's Fair Pay and Safe Workplaces Executive Order. The Executive Order, which goes into effect on October 25th, will protect workers on federal contracts from wage theft and other labor law violations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – The Congressional Progressive Caucus released the following statement today after they sent a letter led by First Vice Chair Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Keith Ellison (D-MN) with 31 other co-signers to President Obama urging him to take executive action concerning the rising cost of prescription drugs.
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) and CPC Vice Chair and Acting Ranking Member of Veterans Affairs Committee Rep. Mark Takano (D-CA) introduced a House Resolution expressing support for a robust Veterans Health Administration and opposing privatization proposals that would jeopardize comprehensive veteran care. The Resolution calls on the House to uphold policies that prioritize the health needs of our veterans over private business interests.
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.