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Progressives Say They Won’t Give Up Priorities in Spending Plan

Oct. 12, 2021, 7:45 PM

Progressive Democrats said they want to keep all of their priorities in a compromise tax and spending bill after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested some in the party were willing to jettison parts of their agenda to get the package passed.

Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal said that instead of cutting provisions, progressives would be open to making them effective for a shorter length of time.

“What the progressive caucus, would like to have is not some false choice of just doing a couple of things and pitting communities against each other and leaving people behind, but actually reducing ...

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