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House members

All members are members of the Democratic Party or caucus with the Democratic Party. There are currently (July 2009) 83 total declared Progressives including 79 voting Representatives, 2 non-voting Representatives and 2 Senators.

[edit] Arizona

* Ed Pastor (AZ-4, Phoenix)
* Raúl Grijalva (AZ-7, Tucson) - Co-Chair

[edit] California

* Lynn Woolsey (CA-6, Santa Rosa) - Co-Chair
* George Miller (CA-7, Richmond) - Chairman, House Education and Labor Committee
* Barbara Lee (CA-9, Oakland) - Chairwoman, Congressional Black Caucus
* Pete Stark (CA-13, Fremont)
* Michael Honda (CA-15, San Jose)
* Sam Farr (CA-17, Monterey)
* Henry Waxman (CA-30, Los Angeles) - Chairman, House Energy and Commerce Committee
* Xavier Becerra (CA-31, Los Angeles)
* Judy Chu (CA-32, El Monte)
* Diane Watson (CA-33, Los Angeles)
* Lucille Roybal-Allard (CA-34, Los Angeles)
* Maxine Waters (CA-35, Inglewood)
* Laura Richardson (CA-37, Long Beach)
* Linda Sanchez (CA-39, Lakewood)
* Bob Filner (CA-51, San Diego) - Chairman, House Veterans Affairs Committee

[edit] Colorado

* Jared Polis (CO-02, Boulder)

[edit] Connecticut

* Rosa DeLauro (CT-3, New Haven)

[edit] Florida

* Corrine Brown (FL-3, Jacksonville)
* Alan Grayson (FL-8, Orlando)
* Robert Wexler (FL-19, Boca Raton)
* Alcee Hastings (FL-23, Fort Lauderdale)

[edit] Georgia

* Hank Johnson (GA-4, Lithonia)
* John Lewis (GA-5, Atlanta)

[edit] Hawaii

* Neil Abercrombie (HI-1, Honolulu)
* Mazie Hirono (HI-2, Honolulu)

[edit] Illinois

* Bobby Rush (IL-1, Chicago)
* Jesse Jackson, Jr. (IL-2, Chicago Heights)
* Luis Gutierrez (IL-4, Chicago)
* Danny Davis (IL-7, Chicago)
* Jan Schakowsky (IL-9, Chicago)
* Phil Hare (IL-17, Rock Island)

[edit] Indiana

* André Carson (IN-7, Indianapolis)

[edit] Iowa

* Dave Loebsack (IA-2, Cedar Rapids)

[edit] Maine

* Chellie Pingree (ME-1, North Haven)

[edit] Maryland

* Donna Edwards (MD-4, Fort Washington)
* Elijah Cummings (MD-7, Baltimore)

[edit] Massachusetts

* John Olver (MA-1, Amherst)
* Jim McGovern (MA-3, Worcester)
* Barney Frank (MA-4, Newton) - Chairman, House Financial Services Committee
* John Tierney (MA-6, Salem)
* Ed Markey (MA-7, Malden)
* Mike Capuano (MA-8, Boston)

[edit] Michigan

* Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick (MI-13, Detroit)
* John Conyers (MI-14, Detroit) - Chairman, House Judiciary Committee

[edit] Minnesota

* Keith Ellison (MN-5, Minneapolis)

[edit] Mississippi

* Bennie Thompson (MS-2, Bolton) - Chairman, House Homeland Security Committee

[edit] Missouri

* William Lacy Clay, Jr. (MO-1, St. Louis)
* Emanuel Cleaver (MO-5, Kansas City)

[edit] New Jersey

* Donald Payne (NJ-10, Newark)
* Frank Pallone (NJ-06)

[edit] New Mexico

* Ben R. Luján (NM-3, Santa Fe)

[edit] New York

* Jerry Nadler (NY-8, Manhattan)
* Yvette Clarke (NY-11, Brooklyn)
* Nydia Velazquez (NY-12, Brooklyn) - Chairwoman, House Small Business Committee
* Carolyn Maloney (NY-14, Manhattan)
* Charles Rangel (NY-15, Harlem) - Chairman, House Ways and Means Committee
* Jose Serrano (NY-16, Bronx)
* John Hall (NY-19, Dover Plains)
* Maurice Hinchey (NY-22, Saugerties)
* Louise Slaughter (NY-28, Rochester) - Chairwoman, House Rules Committee
* Eric Massa (NY-29, Corning)

[edit] North Carolina

* Mel Watt (NC-12, Charlotte)

[edit] Ohio

* Marcy Kaptur (OH-9, Toledo)
* Dennis Kucinich (OH-10, Cleveland)
* Marcia Fudge (OH-11, Warrensville Heights)

[edit] Oregon

* Earl Blumenauer (OR-3, Portland)
* Peter DeFazio (OR-4, Eugene)

[edit] Pennsylvania

* Bob Brady (PA-1, Philadelphia) - Chairman, House Administration Committee
* Chaka Fattah (PA-2, Philadelphia)

[edit] Tennessee

* Steve Cohen (TN-9, Memphis)

[edit] Texas

* Sheila Jackson-Lee (TX-18, Houston)
* Eddie Bernice Johnson (TX-30, Dallas)

[edit] Virginia

* Jim Moran (VA-8, Alexandria)

[edit] Vermont

* Peter Welch (VT-At Large)

[edit] Washington

* Jim McDermott (WA-7, Seattle)

[edit] Wisconsin

* Tammy Baldwin (WI-2, Madison)
* Gwen Moore (WI-4, Milwaukee)

[edit] Non-voting

* Donna M. Christensen (Virgin Islands)
* Eleanor Holmes Norton (District of Columbia)

[edit] Senate members

* Bernie Sanders (Vermont)
* Tom Udall (New Mexico)

[edit] Former members

* Sherrod Brown (OH-13) - Elected to Senate
* Julia Carson (IN-07) - Died in December 2007
* Lane Evans (IL-17) - Retired from Congress
* Cynthia McKinney (GA-4) - Lost Congressional seat to current caucus member Hank Johnson
* Major Owens (NY-11) - Retired from Congress
* Nancy Pelosi (CA-8) - Left Caucus when Elected House Minority Leader
* Hilda Solis (CA-32) - Became Secretary of Labor in 2009
* Stephanie Tubbs Jones (OH-11) - Died in 2008
* Paul Wellstone (MN Senate) - Died in plane crash in 2002

The CPC was founded in 1991 and currently has more than eighty members. The Caucus is co-chaired by Representatives Raúl Grijalva (D-AZ) and Lynn Woolsey (D-CA).

Of the twenty standing committees of the House, eleven are chaired by members of the CPC.

22 posted on 08/22/2009 9:44:27 PM PDT by Rome2000 (Hussein Baraka Mook Kebba)
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To: Rome2000
The trouble is that the members of the Congressional Progressive Caucus are politically bulletproof in their gerrymandered districts. Only two Senators, Bernie Sanders VT and Tom Udall NM belong. Few holding an office elected from an entire State would have this range of extreme views. Vermont is smaller in population than many Congressional Districts and is very Left. Udall is like a Kennedy in the southwest.

These listed people do not have to fear IN THEIR DISTRICTS.

You are right that they need exposure because as holders of safe seats they have built up seniority and hold more power. The views of their districts are not those of their States or the Country.

33 posted on 08/22/2009 10:25:15 PM PDT by Anti-Bubba182
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To: Rome2000

One correction to the list.

Marcia Fudge from Ohio recently married William PACKER.

I’ll let you figure out how to deal with that.

45 posted on 08/22/2009 11:40:18 PM PDT by Dick Bachert
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To: Rome2000

I could not agree more. But nearly every CA Rat you list is from a socialist district. They've gerrymandered CA districts to the point that Rat incumbents simply can't be defeated. Worse, they've mobilized illegal aliens to steal elections in any districts where Republicans might stand a chance of winning. When Republicans in Congress allowed Loretta Sanchez to steal the election from Bob Dornan, any hope of pulling CA out of the socialist sewer vanished.

48 posted on 08/22/2009 11:48:52 PM PDT by Bernard Marx ("Civilizations die by suicide, not from murder" Toynbee)
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