Ayanna Pressley and Cori Bush want to give funds to state and local government to hire social workers and mental health counselors as emergency responders.
"Concrete. Ceiling. Shattered," wrote the Massachusetts Democrat, who also made history in the state when she was elected to Congress in 2018.
The bill instead includes expanded tax credits for businesses that offer paid leave. Advocates are turning their sights toward the next recovery package.
"We have been cleaning up after violent, white supremacist mobs for generations and it must end," the Massachusetts lawmaker said.
Speakers are expected to include Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley and Cori Bush.
Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García, Ayanna Pressley and Pramila Jayapal are leading the reform effort.
The progressive lawmakers all shared the image of their group, which has grown from four to six.
During the 2020 election, Democrats retained their majority in the House of Representatives.
Congresswomen Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib won their respective elections on Tuesday.
Progressive challenger Cori Bush unseated a longtime incumbent in the Democratic primary in Missouri. If she wins in November, she’ll be joining the “Squad.”