Pramila Jayapal is one of the most powerful leaders on Capitol Hill right now

Posted on AllSides November 1st, 2021
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Andrew Harnik/AP

Democratic Rep. Pramila Jayapal has risen quickly in the ranks of Washington to become a powerful progressive leader on Capitol Hill since first winning her House seat in 2016.

Democrats control extremely narrow majorities in Congress, a dynamic that has empowered moderates as well as progressives and the two factions have become locked in a power struggle.

Against that backdrop, the Washington state Democrat has become a prominent voice for the party's left flank and liberal policies as chairwoman of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

Before coming to represent Seattle in Congress, Jayapal was...

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