The Congressional Progressive Caucus is a group of progressive American members of congress founded by Bernie Sanders who was also the first chairman of the Caucus, Lynn Woolsey is the current chairwomen she is a Democrat from California. As Bernie Sanders is now a popular United States senator from Vermont the congressional progressive Caucus has 54 members in the United States Congress and is the most left wing group of the Democratic Party. Despite this the congressional progressive caucus describes itself as [[*progressive rather than liberal saying liberal is an out of term word Bernie Sanders, a Socialist agrees with this labeling himself a progressive so does current progressive caucus chairman Jhon Coryners. Howard Dean a supporter of the congressional progressive Caucus has said he agrees with Sanders idea for a progressive future and says liberalism is over. It looks unclear if they want to end liberalism or to use a different word.


Representatives Ron Dellums (D-CA), Lane Evans (D-IL), Thomas Andrews (D-ME), Peter DeFazio (D-OR), Maxine Waters (D-CA), and Bernie Sanders (I-VT). Then-Representative Bernie Sanders was the convener and first chairman. The founding members were concerned about the economic hardship imposed by the deepening recession, and the growing inequality brought about by what they saw as the timidity of the Democratic Party.

Additional House representatives joined soon, including Major Owens (D-NY), Nydia Velázquez (D-NY), David Bonior (D-MI), Bob Filner (D-CA), Barney Frank (D-MA), Maurice Hinchey (D-NY), Jim McDermott (D-WA), Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), Patsy Mink (D-HI), George Miller (D-CA), Pete Stark (D-CA), John Olver (D-MA), Lynn Woolsey (D-CA), and Nancy Pelosi (D-CA).

Notable Progressive Cacus Members in Congress