Union Member Elected to Head Congressional Progressive Caucus

(Washington-PAI)- Members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, workers’ most-reliable backers – and all Democrats -- in the GOP-run U.S. House, have elected union member Mark Pocan, a Painter and a Democrat from Madison, Wis., as their new co-chair.

“With the Trump Administration attacking both the values we hold dear and the programs which provide vital services to people across the country, it is my goal to help make the Congressional Progressive Caucus the voice of the resistance,” Pocan said. “As a lifelong progressive, I will continue to fight for the kitchen table issues we all care about and put forward pragmatic, progressive policies to combat Donald Trump and” House Speaker “Paul Ryan’s radical agenda.” Ryan represents a neighboring Wisconsin congressional district.