The caucus of nearly 100 House Democrats just gave a big boost to progressives’ efforts to add four seats to the high court.
“That lack of integrity is stunning in a town where people say the only thing that you have is your word,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) said she told Manchin.
“We are not going to negotiate with ourselves,” progressives say as Democrats contemplate what to cut from Biden's Build Back Better proposal.
House progressives are driving a tough bargain on Capitol Hill. It took years of preparation for them to reach this moment.
Biden and Pelosi are trying to proceed with the $1 trillion public works bill and negotiate the rest of Biden's big health care, education and climate change bill in the days to come.
Reps. Cori Bush, Pramila Jayapal and Barbara Lee recounted their experiences with abortion, as access to the procedure is increasingly threatened.
Rep. Pramila Jayapal reintroduced the Domestic Workers Bill of Rights, which would ensure basic workplace standards for nannies and house cleaners.
“We've ended up getting a lot of our priorities in,” the chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus said.
The senator and Rep. Pramila Jayapal are introducing legislation modeled after President Biden’s campaign proposals.
Reps. Jesús “Chuy” García, Ayanna Pressley and Pramila Jayapal are leading the reform effort.