Too many Americans are working seventy or eighty hours a week and living in poverty. Working in a job that pays the federal minimum wage should mean a working parent can take care of her kids. The CBO report released today confirms that paying Americans a wage they deserve helps hard working families get out of poverty and increases wages for those who need it most.
February 12, 2014
From Union Station to the Smithsonian and the Pentagon, federal workers spoke out courageously this year for dignity and fair pay. We've reached this point thanks to their actions and their efforts. We applaud President Obama for doing the right thing and putting working people first.
January 28, 2014
Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) co-chairs Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) joined CPC member Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-D.C.) to condemn the House GOP's decision to make H.R.7, a divisive assault on women's health care choices, their first significant legislative action of 2014.
Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs: West Virginia Water Disaster Shows Need For Strong Environmental Standards
January 15, 2014
Every time we hear weaker regulation means a better economy, we should remember what happened to the Elk River and the effects of the spill on working families in West Virginia. We should also remember the devastating chemical fires in the Cuyahoga River in Ohio, the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico, and every other American landscape damaged in the name of corporate profits at taxpayer expense. The narrow interests that want weaker environmental standards, fewer workplace safety regulations, lower corporate taxes, and limited labor rights aren't representing working people.
El Grupo Progresivo Del Congreso Se Opene Al "Camino Rapido" De TPP, Urge Mas Aportacion Congresional
January 14, 2014
La Asociación Trans-Pacifico (TPP), como cualquier otro tratado de comercio, puede cambiar las vidas de millones de familias trabajadoras en nuestro país y por el mundo entero. Si es aprobado sin la supervisión del congreso, TPP se puede convertir en otro NAFTA- asesino de trabajos para nuestra economía y falsa promesa a la comunidad internacional.
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP), like any other far-reaching trade agreement, has the potential to change the lives of millions of working families here in the United States and across the world. If passed without Congressional oversight, TPP will become another NAFTA – a job-killer for the American economy and a broken promise to the international community.
December 19, 2013
Co-Chairs Reps. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-Ariz.) and Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) today joined House Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Rep. John Conyers, Jr. (D-Mich.) in urging President Obama to follow the newly released recommendations of a presidential taskforce to reform National Security Agency surveillance programs to better protect Americans' civil liberties
December 19, 2013
A year after 20 children and six adults were gunned down at Newtown Elementary, the United States House of Representatives hasn't passed a single common-sense gun safety law.
November 21, 2013
This revelation is outrageous. The possibility of a military presence into 2024 is unacceptable. There is no military solution in Afghanistan. After 13 years and more than $778 billion invested in an unstable country and the corrupt Karzai government, its time to bring our troops and tax dollars home.
November 20, 2013
A Reuters report released this week documents shocking levels of waste within the Pentagon. The report uncovered, among other things, billions in excess inventory at the Defense Logistics Agency, orders totaling $733 million for supplies and equipment that the Pentagon already had in its warehouses, and questionable book-keeping practices that make the Pentagon essentially un-auditable.