Congressional Progressive Caucus

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The Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) has more than 50 members and, according to a study conducted by Chris Bowers of MyDD blog, it is "the single largest caucus" in the U.S. House of Representatives and "by far the most loyal to core Democratic values." [1]


New Guidance

In her May 19, 2005, blogspot at The Nation, Katrina Vanden Heuvel wrote that, "At a time in which too many Dems have lost their way (read: spine), CPC members--from co-chairs Barbara Lee (CA) and Lynn Woolsey (CA) to outspoken figures like founder (and Senate hopeful) Bernie Sanders (VT), Dennis Kucinich (OH), Jan Schakowsky (IL), John Conyers (MI), Maurice Hinchey (NY) and Barney Frank (MA)--continue to fight for working Americans, stand against the war, and discuss honorable ways out of Iraq. This week, Lee and Woolsey took a significant step towards strengthening the CPC, hiring grassroots organizer, former AFL-CIO staffer, and Capitol Hill veteran Bill Goold as its first full-time staffer. 'There are a growing number of people who are getting involved with politics because they are drawn to the basic principles of fairness and justice that the Progressive Caucus has long represented in Congress,' said Lee. 'Adding a staff member of Bill's experience will allow the Progressive Caucus to more effectively continue our commitment to these principles.'" [2]


Source: Congressional Progressive Caucus website


  1. Barbara Lee, Co-Chair
  2. Lynn Woolsey, Co-Chair
  3. Neil Abercrombie
  4. Tammy Baldwin
  5. Xavier Becerra
  6. Madeleine Z. Bordallo
  7. Corrine Brown
  8. Sherrod Brown
  9. Michael Capuano
  10. Julia Carson
  11. Donna Christensen
  12. William "Lacy" Clay
  13. Emanuel Cleaver
  14. John Conyers
  15. Elijah Cummings
  16. Danny Davis
  17. Peter DeFazio
  18. Rosa DeLauro
  19. Lane Evans
  20. Sam Farr
  21. Chaka Fattah
  22. Bob Filner
  23. Barney Frank
  24. Raul Grijalva
  25. Luis Gutierrez
  26. Maurice Hinchey
  27. Jesse Jackson, Jr.
  28. Sheila Jackson-Lee
  29. Stephanie Tubbs Jones
  30. Marcy Kaptur
  31. Carolyn Kilpatrick
  32. Dennis Kucinich
  33. Tom Lantos
  34. Barbara Lee
  35. John Lewis
  36. Ed Markey
  37. Jim McDermott
  38. James McGovern
  39. Cynthia McKinney
  40. George Miller
  41. Gwen Moore
  42. Jerry Nadler
  43. Eleanor Holmes-Norton
  44. John Olver
  45. Major Owens
  46. Ed Pastor
  47. Donald Payne
  48. Charles Rangel
  49. Bobby Rush
  50. Bernie Sanders
  51. Jan Schakowsky
  52. Jose Serrano
  53. Louise Slaughter
  54. Hilda Solis
  55. Pete Stark
  56. Bennie Thompson
  57. John Tierney
  58. Tom Udall
  59. Nydia Velazquez
  60. Maxine Waters
  61. Diane Watson
  62. Mel Watt
  63. Henry Waxman
  64. Lynn Woolsey

Source: Congressional Progressive Caucus website

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