Pramila Jayapal: 'Majority' of progressive priorities will be in Biden's slimmer social welfare bill
Added 10-19-21 06:22:02pm EST - “Progressive leader Rep. Pramila Jayapal said Tuesday that "the majority" of far-left priorities will be included in President Biden's planned expansion of the social safety night, though she acknowledged the scaled-back bill will…” - Washingtontimes.com
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Progressive leader Rep. Pramila Jayapal said Tuesday that “the majority” of far-left priorities will be included in President Biden’s planned expansion of the social safety night, though she acknowledged the scaled-back bill will be less than she wanted.
“We all feel optimistic about getting to an agreement on a truly transformational bill that will fundamentally lift people with the priorities laid out five months ago,” Ms. Jayapal, Washington Democrat, told reporters at the White House after she and fellow progressives met with Mr. Biden.
“We feel very good that the majority of those priorities will be in the bill and I think the president has been working incredibly hard to get everyone to a place where we can move this forward,” she said.
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Mr. Biden, Vice President Harris and Treasury Secretary Yellen met with Ms. Jayapal, Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, and other progressive lawmakers in an attempt to salvage a smaller version of the president’s $3.5 trillion social welfare and climate change bill.
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