Congressional Progressive Caucus: Elects leadership for the 116th Congress

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CPC Members Also Elected to Democratic Caucus Leadership Roles

WASHINGTON, DC – Today, members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) chose their leadership for the 116th Congress and re-elected Rep. Mark Pocan (WI-02) and elected Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) as Co-Chairs. Additionally, the CPC elected Rep. Ro Khanna (CA-17) as First-Vice Chair.

“Over the last two years, we’ve made remarkable progress in the fight to advance progressive ideas in Congress and I’m extremely grateful and excited to be re-elected as Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus for another two-year term. With the Caucus set to have its greatest membership in its history – more than 90 Representatives – we can change the way Washington works and ensure that Congress writes legislation for every American – not just corporations, special interests, millionaires, and billionaires,” said Rep. Pocan. “The American people sent a Blue Wave – powered by progressives – to Capitol Hill and we fully intend to respect the electorate’s decision by presenting a bold, forward-looking agenda. I’m excited to welcome Rep. Jayapal as a Co-Chair of the Caucus and with progressives in Democratic leadership, we will continue to advance our ideas and shape policies that make a lasting and positive difference on the lives of the American people.”

“I am incredibly humbled and honored to be elected Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus. The CPC is filled with incredible, dynamic, trusted leaders and I look forward to working hand in hand to ensure the leadership of each one of our members—including the newest members—is highlighted and shines through,” said Rep. Jayapal. “I am committed to ensuring our caucus is as bold and strategic as possible, and that our members have the resources and the ability to stand up for the chance for every American to have real opportunity, to take on the largest corporations and special interests who have corrupted our democracy and to bring real power to workers, women, immigrants and all of those most vulnerable and marginalized. The progressive movement is the strongest it has ever been and I, along with Rep. Pocan and the entire CPC Leadership, look forward to leveraging that power to deliver policies that benefit a diverse, inclusive and just America.”

“I’m proud to be elected by colleagues today as the next CPC Vice Chair,” said Rep. Khanna. “I look forward to working with Co-Chairs Pocan, Jayapal and all my colleagues to advance a progressive agenda in Congress.”

In addition to the Congressional Progressive Caucus elections, the following CPC members were elected to House Democratic leadership over the last two days:

  • Rep. Hakeem Jeffries (NY-08), Chair of the Democratic Caucus
  • Rep. Katherine Clark (MA-05), Vice-Chair of the Democratic Caucus
  • Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01), Chair of the Democratic Policy & Communications Committee
  • Rep. Matt Cartwright (PA-17), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy & Communications Committee
  • Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy & Communications Committee
  • Rep. Ted Lieu (CA-33), Co-Chair of the Democratic Policy & Communications Committee
  • Rep. Jamie Raskin (MD-08), Caucus Leadership Representative

The rest of the Congressional Progressive Caucus leadership for the 116th Congress is listed below:

  • Caucus Whip: Rep.-Elect Ilhan Omar (MN-05)
  • Vice Chair and Liaison to the CBC: Rep. Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18)
  • Vice Chair and Liaison to the CHC: Rep.-Elect Veronica Escobar (TX-16)
  • Vice Chair and Liaison to the Native American Caucus: Rep. Gallego (AZ-07)
  • Vice Chair and Liaison to CAPAC: Rep. Mark Takano (CA-41)
  • Vice Chair and Liaison to the Congressional Caucus for Women’s Issues: Rep. Debbie Dingell (MI-12)
  • Vice Chair and Liaison to the LGBT Equality Caucus: Rep. David Cicilline (RI-01)
  • Vice Chair and Liaison for New Members: Rep.-Elect Joe Neguse (CO-02)
  • Vice Chair and Liaison to the Seniors Taskforce: Rep. Jan Schakowsky (IL-09)
  • Vice Chair and Liaison to Labor: Rep. Donald Norcross (NJ-01)
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