"I knew that I was not ready to go through that again," Jayapal said after she got pregnant a second time. "I decided to have an abortion."
Sanders is now the strongest progressive voice urging a no vote. Sen. Elizabeth Warren echoed his comments to reporters: "We had a deal."
Both bills will help hit Biden's target of reducing carbon emissions by 50% by 2030, Schumer wrote in a letter.
The crisis in Afghanistan could present a major blow to the Democratic party, which aims to maintain its House and Senate majorities in 2022.
The step could provide coverage to 23 million Americans, but centrist Sen. Joe Manchin said he opposes enlarging Medicare access. It's unclear why.
The Democrats wrote that "the pursuit of Republican votes cannot come at the expense of limiting the scope of popular investments" for infrastructure.
The lawmakers say the use of local law enforcement has undermined public safety by making immigrants afraid to report crimes.
Senate Minority Leader McConnell said Biden's plan focuses on "far-left" priorities such as pro-union policies, and only 6% goes to roads and bridges.
Biden's $4 trillion infrastructure package is split up into two legislative pieces, but the Progressive Caucus thinks one big proposal is better.
Stimulus and unemployment checks led to a whopping 36.6% increase in transfer receipts, according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis.
The bill led by Rep. Ilhan Omar includes full payment forgiveness without any accumulation of debt, as well as relief funds for landlords and tenants.
"We take the win," Rep. Pramila Jayapal told reporters on Capitol Hill on Monday. "We believe it's our work that made it as progressive as it is."
House Democrats are voting Tuesday on the final version of the rescue package, which includes direct payments and other cash benefits for Americans.
Other progressives criticized "Senate silliness." Biden struck a deal with Senate Democrats pushing to lower income thresholds for direct payments.
The bill would place a 2% annual tax on household net worth between $50 million and $1 billion and a 3% tax on household net worth over $1 billion.
The Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act would apply an annual 2% tax on individuals with net worths between $50 billion and $1 billion.
Top Democrats introduced the Raise the Wage Act of 2021 on Tuesday, which would gradually increase the federal minimum wage to $US15 an hour by 2025. House Labour Chair Robert Scott said the Act would gradually phase out subminimum wages for tipped workers, youth workers, and workers with disabilities. Vermont […]