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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus: Senate Delays Vote on Cruel Health Care Bill, but Fight is Not Over

    WASHINGTON, DC– Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs made the following statement after US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced a vote on the Senate "health care" bill will be delayed until after the July 4th recess.

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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Urges Senate to Reject Bradbury Nomination

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) issued the following statement today on the pending nomination of Steven Bradbury to be General Counsel of the US Department of Transportation. Bradbury's nomination will be considered by the Senate Commerce Committee this Wednesday at 10:00 am.

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  • Congressional Progressive Caucus Stands with Port Truck Drivers on Strike for Fair Wages & Workplace Protections

    WASHINGTON, D.C.– Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Rep. Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Rep. Mark Pocan (D-WI) made the following statement in support of the Los Angeles Port Truck Drivers striking against wage theft and mistreatment. Last week, USA Today published an investigation on the abuses of port truck drivers, who have been overworked with little pay and forced into debt by major corporations. These drivers say that they have been misclassified as ‘independent contractors,' allowing companies to avoid paying minimum wage, overtime, or complying with key workplace protections. Additionally, truck drivers are forced to lease their trucks and pay for business expenses like insurance and fuel out of their own pockets. This leaves workers with barely any pay to show for their hours of work.

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