Congressional Progressive Caucus

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The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is a caucus within the Democratic congressional caucus in the United States Congress.wikipedia
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The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is a caucus within the Democratic congressional caucus in the United States Congress.
Today, the House Democratic caucus is composed mostly of centrists and progressives, with a small minority of conservative Democrats.

Bernie Sanders

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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 won election to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1990, representing Vermont's at-large congressional district, and co-founded the Congressional Progressive 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.

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, he currently serves as Co-Chair of both the Congressional Progressive Caucus, as well as the Congressional LGBT Equality Caucus.

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), Jerrold 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), Jerrold 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.

Pramila Jayapal

The CPC is currently co-chaired by U.S. Representatives Mark Pocan (D-WI) and Pramila Jayapal (D-WA).
Described by House Minority Leader 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.

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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.

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

Keith Ellison

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Keith Ellison (MN-5) - elected Attorney General of Minnesota
He was a vice-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus and a Chief Deputy Whip, and also served on the House Committee on Financial Services.

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), Jerrold 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.

Raúl Grijalva

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Raúl Grijalva (AZ-3, Tucson)
Congressional Progressive Caucus (Co-Chair)

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), Jerrold 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

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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), Jerrold 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).
Congressional Progressive Caucus

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), Jerrold 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).
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Maxine Waters

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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).
Member of Congressional Progressive Caucus

André Carson

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* André Carson (IN-7, Indianapolis)
Carson is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, New Democrat Coalition, Congressional Arts Caucus, Afterschool Caucuses and the youngest member of the Congressional Black Caucus.

Lane Evans

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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).
A founding member of the Congressional Progressive 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.

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.

Bennie Thompson

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* Bennie Thompson (MS-2, Bolton)
Congressional Progressive Caucus

Dave Loebsack

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* Dave Loebsack (IA-2, Iowa City)
Congressional Progressive Caucus

Major Owens

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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), Jerrold 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 was a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Pete Stark

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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), Jerrold 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).
Congressional Progressive Caucus