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Jayapal and Pocan Statement on Meeting with Leader Pelosi

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Representative Mark Pocan (WI-02), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), First Vice-Chair of the CPC, released the following statement after meeting with Leader Nancy Pelosi today:

“We had a very productive conversation with Leader Pelosi today about the growing numbers of the Congressional Progressive Caucus after the election and the need to ensure that CPC members are well represented as we go forward.

“Specifically, we are pleased that Leader Pelosi shares our commitment to ensuring that CPC members are represented proportionally on the key exclusive committees—including Ways and Means, Energy and Commerce, Appropriations, Financial Services and Intelligence. With the talent of the incoming class of new members, we agreed that there should be opportunities not only for seasoned CPC members, but also for our brand new CPC members, many of whom bring particular issue-area expertise.

“We also are pleased that Leader Pelosi envisions more elected leadership positions that CPC members can run for, including an important role for the Democratic Policy and Communications Committee that will include an expanded budget and purpose to help lead the Democratic Caucus forward in fighting for opportunities for all Americans, including the poor, working class and people of color. We look forward to seeing several CPC members run for these elected positions.

“We look forward to reporting back to our CPC members on the productive and successful conversation with Leader Pelosi.”