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Mark Pocan

The CPC is currently co-chaired by U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).
A member of the Democratic Party, Pocan serves as Co-Chair of both the Congressional Progressive Caucus and the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

Peter DeFazio

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The CPC was established in 1991 by six members of the United States House of Representatives, namely U.S. Representatives Ron Dellums (D-CA), Lane Evans (D-IL), Thomas Andrews (D-ME), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
He is the dean of Oregon's House of Representatives delegation and a founder of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Bernie Sanders

Bernard SandersSenator Bernie SandersSanders
The CPC was established in 1991 by six members of the United States House of Representatives, namely U.S. Representatives Ron Dellums (D-CA), Lane Evans (D-IL), Thomas Andrews (D-ME), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
He won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990, representing Vermont's at-large congressional district; he later co-founded the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Pramila Jayapal

The CPC is currently co-chaired by U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).
Described by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as "a rising star in the Democratic caucus", Jayapal currently serves as the Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and serves on both the Judiciary and Budget committees; Jayapal is the only member of Congress from Washington on the Judiciary Committee.

Lynn Woolsey

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Additional House Members joined soon thereafter, including Major Owens (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), David Bonior (D-MI), Bob Filner (D-CA), Barney Frank (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Patsy Mink (D-HI), George Miller (D-CA), Pete Stark (D-CA), John Olver (D-MA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
She was a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and was its co-chair from 2010 until her retirement in 2013.

Jim McDermott

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Additional House Members joined soon thereafter, including Major Owens (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), David Bonior (D-MI), Bob Filner (D-CA), Barney Frank (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Patsy Mink (D-HI), George Miller (D-CA), Pete Stark (D-CA), John Olver (D-MA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
He served on the House Ways and Means Committee and was a member of the House Progressive Caucus.

Congressional caucus

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The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is a caucus within the Democratic congressional caucus in the United States Congress.

Factions in the Democratic Party (United States)

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The CPC is a left-leaning organization that works to advance progressive and liberal issues and positions and represents the progressive faction of the Democratic Party.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is a caucus of progressive House Democrats, along with one independent in the Senate, in the Congress.

Democratic Party (United States)

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The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is a caucus within the Democratic congressional caucus in the United States Congress.
The Congressional Progressive Caucus is a caucus of progressive Democrats and is the single largest Democratic caucus in the House of Representatives.

Barbara Lee

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Lee is a former Chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (2009–2011) and the current whip and former co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (2005–2009).

Bob Filner

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Additional House Members joined soon thereafter, including Major Owens (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), David Bonior (D-MI), Bob Filner (D-CA), Barney Frank (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Patsy Mink (D-HI), George Miller (D-CA), Pete Stark (D-CA), John Olver (D-MA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Filner was a founding member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Elijah Cummings

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Midway through the 116th United States Congress, following the death of Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and resignation of Katie Hill (D-CA), the CPC has 98 members, making it the second-largest caucus within the Democratic Party and the third largest caucus in Congress.
Cummings was a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Chellie Pingree

PingreeRep. Chellie Pingree (D, ME-1)Rep. Chellie Pingree (D-ME)
She is a progressive, Democratic member of the United States House of Representatives, representing since 2009.

Raúl Grijalva

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Grijalva formerly co-chaired the Congressional Progressive Caucus with Mark Pocan of Wisconsin, having been replaced by Pramila Jayapal after stepping down in order to chair the House Committee on Natural Resources.

Nancy Pelosi

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Additional House Members joined soon thereafter, including Major Owens (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), David Bonior (D-MI), Bob Filner (D-CA), Barney Frank (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Patsy Mink (D-HI), George Miller (D-CA), Pete Stark (D-CA), John Olver (D-MA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).
Pelosi was a founding member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, but left in 2003 after being elected House minority leader.

Dennis Kucinich

Dennis J. KucinichKucinichOhio Representative Dennis Kucinich
Kucinich served as chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus from 1999 to 2003, after founding chair Bernie Sanders and was succeeded by Peter DeFazio.

Nydia Velázquez

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Additional House Members joined soon thereafter, including Major Owens (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), David Bonior (D-MI), Bob Filner (D-CA), Barney Frank (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Patsy Mink (D-HI), George Miller (D-CA), Pete Stark (D-CA), John Olver (D-MA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Maurice Hinchey

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Additional House Members joined soon thereafter, including Major Owens (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), David Bonior (D-MI), Bob Filner (D-CA), Barney Frank (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jerry Nadler (D-NY), Patsy Mink (D-HI), George Miller (D-CA), Pete Stark (D-CA), John Olver (D-MA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA) and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Maxine Waters

Maxine Willard WatersRep. Maxine WatersWaters, Maxine
The CPC was established in 1991 by six members of the United States House of Representatives, namely U.S. Representatives Ron Dellums (D-CA), Lane Evans (D-IL), Thomas Andrews (D-ME), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).

Katie Hill (politician)

Katie Hill
Midway through the 116th United States Congress, following the death of Elijah Cummings (D-MD) and resignation of Katie Hill (D-CA), the CPC has 98 members, making it the second-largest caucus within the Democratic Party and the third largest caucus in Congress.

André Carson

Andre CarsonCarson, André
Carson is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, New Democrat Coalition, Congressional Arts Caucus, Afterschool Caucuses and was the youngest member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Rosa DeLauro

Rosa L. DeLauroCongresswoman Rosa DeLauroDeLauro, Rosa
She is a founding member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Progressivism in the United States

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The CPC is a left-leaning organization that works to advance progressive and liberal issues and positions and represents the progressive faction of the Democratic Party.
In 2009, the Congressional Progressive Caucus outlined five key healthcare principles they intended to pass into law.

Lane Evans

Lane A. Evans
The CPC was established in 1991 by six members of the United States House of Representatives, namely U.S. Representatives Ron Dellums (D-CA), Lane Evans (D-IL), Thomas Andrews (D-ME), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Maxine Waters (D-CA) and Bernie Sanders (I-VT).
A founding member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and the House Populist Caucus he had a near-perfect lifetime rating from Americans for Democratic Action, while the American Conservative Union gave him its lowest rating of any congressman outside Chicago.