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A Victory for the American People... Now Let's Finish the Job With Medicare for All

(0) Comments | Posted June 28, 2012 | 6:13 PM

I am grateful that the Supreme Court put partisanship aside and affirmed the will of the people, as expressed through their elected representatives in Congress and the White House.

Of course, our struggle isn't over. Republicans in Congress will still try to dismantle the Affordable Care Act piece by piece....

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Celebrating Earth Day and Preserving Our Coasts (New Video)

(3) Comments | Posted April 20, 2012 | 5:51 PM

This weekend, families and communities around the country will join together in celebration of Earth Day. Every year, this day is a reminder that we need to spend the other 364 days of the year being even more environmentally conscientious and making an even greater effort to preserve our natural...

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The End of the Iraq War: Welcome But Tragically Overdue

(0) Comments | Posted December 16, 2011 | 8:46 AM

Rep. Lynn Woolsey gave the following Floor speech on December 14, 2011, marking the end of the Iraq war:

Mister Speaker, since the spring of 2004 I have stood here in this very spot 415 times to call for an end to foreign wars and the start of a new,...

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A Big, Bold Jobs Plan

(49) Comments | Posted September 8, 2011 | 1:53 PM

With President Barack Obama preparing to address a joint session of Congress about our unemployment crisis tonight, our message to him -- as his reliable supporters and political allies -- is simple: Think big and act boldly.

Americans expect and deserve nothing less.

Millions of people are waking up every...

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Progressives in Congress: Immediately End Our War in Libya

(8) Comments | Posted June 23, 2011 | 12:34 PM

Today, the following statement was issued by Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Taskforce Co-Chairs US Representatives Mike Honda, Barbara Lee and Lynn Woolsey & Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chair US Representative Raúl Grijalva:

The Co-Chairs of the Congressional Progressive Caucus Peace and Security Taskforce call on Congress and the President...

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House Budget Memo to Senate: Listen to the People

(131) Comments | Posted May 3, 2011 | 7:43 AM

When the debate over the fiscal 2012 budget began, the country -- or, more accurately, the media -- was focused on Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) proposal. Introduced on behalf of the Republican House majority, our colleague's plan puts the interests of wealthy corporations first by slashing Medicare and Medicaid and...

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A Credit Card for War, But No Cash for Teachers?

(111) Comments | Posted July 27, 2010 | 2:01 PM

Once again, war is being paid for with a credit card while investments in our children's future are tossed aside. These investments -- $10 billion for teacher jobs, $1 billion for summer youth employment, $5 billion for Pell grants, $701 million for border security -- were cut from the war...

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We Need a Real and Robust Public Option

(55) Comments | Posted June 12, 2009 | 1:50 PM

In the weeks ahead, Congress will take up one of the most pressing and glaring problems facing our nation -- our broken and dysfunctional health care system. As most of you already know, while American taxpayers spend more per capita on health care than anyone in the world, we have...

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A Progressive Budget Alternative

(14) Comments | Posted April 1, 2009 | 5:24 PM


Tomorrow, when the House takes up the Fiscal Year 2010 Budget, the Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) will present an alternative budget for the third year in a row. We do so each year in order to not only highlight opportunities to eliminate wasteful government spending and rebalance our tax...

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Pulling the Wool Over Our Eyes

(110) Comments | Posted February 5, 2009 | 9:32 AM

Sift through their self-righteous attacks on the Senate floor and the bluster of their talking heads on Fox News, and there's an important aspect of the debate over the recovery package that the Republicans in Congress seem to forget -- they're the ones that got us into this mess. After...

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