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Anonymous asked in Politics & GovernmentPolitics · 10 years ago

What does the Congressional Progressive Caucus want?

The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is the largest caucus within the Democratic caucus in the United States Congress with 83 declared members, and works to advance progressive issues and positions.

The CPC was founded in 1991 and now has more than 80 members. The Caucus is co-chaired by Representatives Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA). Of the 20 standing committees of the House, 10 are chaired by members of the CPC.


Hon. Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-07)

Hon. Lynn Woolsey (CA-06)

Vice Chairs

Hon. Diane Watson (CA-33)

Hon. Keith Ellison (MN-05)

Hon. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)

Hon. Mazie Hirono (HI-02)

Hon. Dennis Kucinich (OH-10)

Hon. Donna F. Edwards (MD-04)

Hon. Alan Grayson (FL-08)

Senate Members

Hon. Bernie Sanders (VT)

House Members

Hon. Neil Abercrombie (HI-01)

Hon. Tammy Baldwin (WI-02)

Hon. Xavier Becerra (CA-31)

Hon. Earl Blumenauer (OR-03)

Hon. Robert Brady (PA-01)

Hon. Corrine Brown (FL-03)

Hon. Michael Capuano (MA-08)

Hon. André Carson (IN-07)

Hon. Donna Christensen (VI-AL)

Hon. Judy Chu (CA-32)

Hon. Yvette Clarke (NY-11)

Hon. William “Lacy” Clay (MO-01)

Hon. Emanuel Cleaver (MO-05)

Hon. Steve Cohen (TN-09)

Hon. John Conyers (MI-14)

Hon. Elijah Cummings (MD-07)

Hon. Danny Davis (IL-07)

Hon. Peter DeFazio (OR-04)

Hon. Rosa DeLauro (CT-03)

Hon. Sam Farr (CA-17)

Hon. Chaka Fattah (PA-02)

Hon. Bob Filner (CA-51)

Hon. Barney Frank (MA-04)

Hon. Marcia L. Fudge (OH-11)

Hon. Luis Gutierrez (IL-04)

Hon. John Hall (NY-19)

Hon. Phil Hare (IL-17)

Hon. Alcee Hastings (FL-23)

Hon. Maurice Hinchey (NY-22)

Hon. Michael Honda (CA-15)

Hon. Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-02)

Hon. Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30)

Hon. Hank Johnson (GA-04)

Hon. Marcy Kaptur (OH-09)

Hon. Carolyn Kilpatrick (MI-13)

Hon. Barbara Lee (CA-09)

Hon. John Lewis (GA-05)

Hon. David Loebsack (IA-02)

Hon. Ben R. Lujan (NM-3)

Hon. Carolyn Maloney (NY-14)

Hon. Ed Markey (MA-07)

Hon. Eric Massa (NY-29)

Hon. Jim McDermott (WA-07)

Hon. James McGovern (MA-03)

Hon. George Miller (CA-07)

Hon. Gwen Moore (WI-04)

Hon. Jim Moran (VA-08)

Hon. Jerrold Nadler (NY-08)

Hon. Eleanor Holmes-Norton (DC-AL)

Hon. John Olver (MA-01)

Hon. Frank Pallone (NJ-06)

Hon. Ed Pastor (AZ-04)

Hon. Donald Payne (NJ-10)

Hon. Chellie Pingree (ME-01)

Hon. Jared Polis (CO-02)

Hon. Charles Rangel (NY-15)

Hon. Laura Richardson (CA-37)

Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34)

Hon. Bobby Rush (IL-01)

Hon. Linda Sánchez (CA-39)

Hon. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)

Hon. José Serrano (NY-16)

Hon. Louise Slaughter (NY-28)

Hon. Pete Stark (CA-13)

Hon. Bennie Thompson (MS-02)

Hon. John Tierney (MA-06)

Hon. Nydia Velazquez (NY-12)

Hon. Maxine Waters (CA-35)

Hon. Mel Watt (NC-12)

Hon. Henry Waxman (CA-30)

Hon. Peter Welch (VT-AL)

Hon. Robert Wexler (FL-19)



In 2005 the Progressive Caucus crafted its "Progressive Promise" document, which advocates socialized medicine; radical environmentalism; the redistribution of wealth; higher taxes; the elimination of numerous provisions of the Patriot Act; dramatic reductions in the government's intelligence-gathering capabilities; debt relief for poor countries; and the quick withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. These measures, says the Progressive Caucus, would help "re-build U.S. alliances around the world, restore international respect for American power and influence, and reaffirm our nation's constructive engagement in the United Nations and other multilateral organizations."

That sounds "O" so familiar....

Update 2:

" has been proven that they have not had an appreciable effect on policies."

LMAO! The Kool-Aid is strong in you young socialist! :)

Of the 20 standing committees of the House, 10 are chaired by members of the CPC.

From "Congressional Progressive Caucus"

Update 3:

It's all about to change for the better.

10 Answers

  • Anonymous
    10 years ago
    Favorite Answer

    They want progress.

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  • 10 years ago

    That list is the evidence proving the following below.

    Progressives are the major problem.

    The democrats think they are in charge however the progressives are really in charge and the dems don't appear to know that.

    The true democrats have no idea they lost their party and aren't doing ANYTHING to stop it so they can regain their political party. They are taking the role of spectators & cheerleaders at a war that involves the demise of their future as well as our countries future.

    The progressives are now trying to claim the democratic party as theirs.

    Republicans & Democrats use to work things out for the benefit of our people & country. Since the progressives entered on the scene they have been working at dividing us to take us over.

    I see everyone running around thinking progressive means progress.

    Why do so many people think progress is associated with Progressivism? Is it because the word progress is in progressive? If that is their basis. Is Marxism progress?

    The progressives are their own party and hijacked the democratic party using the liberal label. The progressive party never could get anyone elected. That is why they hijacked and are running the democratic party.

    Progressivism is not just an idea but the practice that the government knows best and has full control and ownership over everything including people. Progressivism does not believe in government as it is now. With that I mean progressivism does not believe that representation of the people is needed because the executive branch runs everything and knows what is best. People are the property of the government like animals are owned by people. There is no such thing as peoples rights such as freedom, privacy, individualism etc. If you have ever seen the Borg on Star Trek that would be similar.

    Progressivism operates under the facade of appearing to be a government doing what is best for the people without their input and silencing all opposition.

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  • Jaded
    Lv 4
    10 years ago

    Now calm down, it has been proven that they have not had an appreciable effect on policies. It really doesn't matter anyway. Democrats are going to vote democratic and republicans are going to vote republican. People are just not going to learn that they are all in cahoots with each other and will further their own agendas over any outcry from we, the people.

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  • According to the Congressional Progressive Caucus, they want the same thing the rest of the Dmeocrats want: to eliminate America as a separate entity and place us under the auspices of The Socialist Internationale.

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  • 10 years ago

    i'm going to take a wild guess and say "progress" (well what they think is progress anyway lol)

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago

    I'll be voting for the Progressive candidate in my House election. My present Rep is a rubber-stamp born-again Republican hypocrite that has GOT to go!

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  • Yep
    Lv 6
    10 years ago

    The destruction and insolvency of America.

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  • 10 years ago

    Liberty and justice for all - a phrase you may have heard somewhere before.

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  • Anonymous
    10 years ago


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  • 10 years ago

    WTF is a progressional cactus?

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