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Organizations Ask Pelosi To Name Raul Grijalva As Top Democrat On House Natural Resources Committee

Yesterday, Ed Markey was elected to take the seat that John Kerry vacated in the U.S. Senate. Markey had been the ranking Democrat on the House Natural Resources Committee, and so that position, as well as Markey’s seat in the House, is up for grabs. [...]

Even Limping Tea Party Caucus Outshines Congressional Progressives on Drones in the USA

Over a month ago, I noted with eyebrows cocked that only one of the nearly 80 listed members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus had bothered to sign one of four bills dedicated to the task of reigning in surveillance of Americans’ private activities by unmanned flying drones. That congressman, Edward Markey, had to his credit [...]

So Far, Privacy Caucus and Progressive Caucus Neglect Protection from Drones

Two congressional caucuses declare their interest in protecting Americans’ freedom from privacy invasions and liberty violations.

Bipartisan Privacy Caucus:

“The Bipartisan Congressional Privacy Caucus was designed to educate Members of Congress and their staff on matter of indiviual privacy, to provide a forum for the discussion of these issues, and to serve as a legislative [...]

Looking For A Vote On The Back To Work Budget?

It’s been said that the U.S. House of Representatives will be voting on a wide variety of budget bills aimed at ending the sequestration austerity currently imposed on the USA. Barack Obama and the Republicans in Congress worked together to pass sequestration in the first place, but now, they’re pretending to have always opposed the [...]

Which of 3 Caucuses (Tea Party, Constitution, Progressive) Most Opposes Indefinite Detention in the USA?

The Tea Party Caucus. The Constitution Caucus. The Progressive Caucus. One of these caucuses voted most strongly against H.R. 1540, the bill introducing Indefinite Detention without charge to American soil. Can you guess which one? Click through to find out. [...]

Progressive Caucus Members Who Voted to Reauthorize Patriot Act on 2/25/10

Somebody gave out marching orders yesterday for Democrats in Congress to fall in line and vote to reauthorize the surveillance authorities of the Patriot Act for yet another year. Although a some Democrats resisted, a shocking number of representatives simply did as they were told, ignoring their own party platform’s promise to undo the abuses [...]

Democrats in Congress Capitulate to Bush Show Trials

In the Senate, Russ Feingold and Barbara Boxer are saying nothing. Even Bernard Sanders, the Democratic-aligned independent from Vermont, offered no dissent. [...]

LGBT Caucus Shows High Cohesion on Don't Ask, Don't Tell Legislation

Promotion of government transparency, the abolition of torture, and resisting unconstitutional domestic surveillance are core elements of the progressive agenda, so you might expect a high percentage of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to stand in support of H.R. 104, a bill that would create and empower an independent investigative commission to uncover and report on [...]

LGBT Caucus Shows High Cohesion on Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell Legislation

Promotion of government transparency, the abolition of torture, and resisting unconstitutional domestic surveillance are core elements of the progressive agenda, so you might expect a high percentage of the Congressional Progressive Caucus to stand in support of H.R. 104, a bill that would create and empower an independent investigative commission to uncover and report on [...]

For Torture and Surveillance Commission via H.R. 104, Target The Congressional Progressive Caucus

H.R. 104, a bill to create an independent investigative commission on U.S. practices of torture and warrantless surveillance, has got some momentum, gaining 14 new cosponsors in recent days. But in order for H.R. 104 to be moved to the floor of the House for consideration, indication of support for it through cosponsorship needs to [...]

Progressive, Populist, Labor: Connection in Three Congressional Caucuses

As mentioned earlier this month, the substantive agenda of the House of Representatives’ Populist Caucus fits as a subset inside the substantive agenda of the House Progressive Caucus. The Populist Caucus proclaims its “middle class” orientation (over and over and over again) to shoring up economic security through pushing for better provision of health care [...]