Congressional Progressive Caucus

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The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) is an openly Marxist group of Democratic party congressmembers advocating for single party control of the U.S. government and disposal of the United States Constitution. As of 2019, it has 95 members or about 40% of elected Democrat House members.[1]

Background

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The caucus was founded in 1991 by Bernie Sanders[2] —the openly socialist then Congressman from Vermont, Democratic Socialists of America (DSA) and the radical Washington DC based "think tank" Institute for Policy Studies (IPS). The Congressional Progressive Caucus is an informal alliance of 95 far left and liberal and Congressional members in the U.S. House. They push for overhaul and scrapping major laws.

Many members are linked to the Democratic Socialists and/or the Communist Party USA, IPS or other radical organizations.

From small beginnings the CPC grew to embrace more than 95 members of Congress and three in the Senate - Roland Burris, Bernie Sanders and Tom Udall (NM).

Members

The co-chairs are Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva of Arizona and Lynn Woolsey of California. Most members represent big-city districts, especially in the Northeast and West Coast. Most were elected by landslides and do not have to worry about reelection. Since the term "liberal" is out of fashion, they use "progressive." The Caucus was founded in 1991. Several members are Princelings, or children of former communist bureaucrats and functionaries. No Republican has ever belonged.

The Progressive Caucus overlaps heavily with the Congressional Black Caucus, an exclusive club which discriminates on the basis of race.

House members

Arizona

California

Colorado

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kentucky

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Nevada

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

Ohio

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

Tennessee

Texas

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

Wisconsin

District of Columbia

  • Eleanor Holmes Norton - while the D.C. representative is non-voting on the floor or in House committees, she (assuming the person identifies as female) can vote within the caucus. Wikipedia errs in listing her as a "non-voting" member of the CPC.

Senate members

Past members

Many powerful committee and subcommittee chairs belong to it; Speaker Nancy Pelosi was a member until she became party leader.

See also

References

  1. https://m.theepochtimes.com/congressional-progressive-caucus-has-extensive-ties-to-marxist-organizations_2719131.html
  2. In 1998, the Congressional Progressive Caucus founded by Sanders had the song Red Revolution, a song advocating communist revolution, featured on a website that they shared with the Democratic Socialists of America. Reference: "IS BERNIE SANDERS A COMMUNIST"
  3. "Congressional Progressive Caucus".

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