Progressive leader Jayapal 'even more optimistic' as Biden eyes $1.9T to $2.2T for social spending bill

Posted on AllSides October 20th, 2021
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The leader of progressive House Democrats said Tuesday her members had a "really good, productive meeting" with President Joe Biden as the president works to get separate wings of his party to agree to a legislative package between $1.9 trillion to $2.2 trillion for his climate and social safety-net agenda.

"We all still feel even more optimistic about getting to an agreement on a really transformational bill that will fundamentally lift people up," said Rep. Pramila Jayapal, D-Wash., chair of the House Progressive Caucus.

Biden hosted nine members of the left-leaning caucus for more...

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