Pramila Jayapal

Pramila Jayapal is a member of the U.S. House of Representatives where she represents Washington state's 7th District. Follow her on Twitter: @RepJayapal

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Representative Pramila Jayapal, a Democrat from Washington, speaks during a House Judiciary Committee hearing December 12, 2019 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Edelman -Pool/Getty Images) Views
Friday, May 15, 2020
We Can and Must Do Better: Why I Will Vote No on the HEROES Act
U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), Co-Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, issued the following statement regarding today’s House vote on the Heroes Act: People across every part of the United States are facing an unprecedented crisis—one that directly impacts their jobs, their...
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A sign supporting Medicare-for-all legislation on Capitol Hill in April. (Photo: Susan Walsh/AP) Views
Friday, August 02, 2019
It’s Time for Democrats to Get Their Facts Right on Medicare-for-all
In the wake of the second Democratic presidential debate, it is clear that Medicare-for-all has become a defining issue of the 2020 election. Earlier this year, when I introduced our comprehensive, 120-page “ Medicare for All Act of 2019 ,” I expected attacks from big pharma and for-profit...
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 The latest studies have shown unequivocally that raising the minimum wage is a boon to society overall -- stimulating the economy, decreasing poverty-related stress, and increasing productivity. (Photo: Getty Images) Views
Tuesday, July 16, 2019
A $15 Minimum Wage Is Exactly What Our Economy Needs
This week, Democrats in the House have the chance to end poverty wages and increase paychecks for 27 million American workers . There’s no excuse not to get this done. Democratic candidates around the country ran on a $15 minimum wage. In 2018, Arkansas and Missouri -- not exactly bastions of...
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Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Democrats Are Missing An Enormous Opportunity To Lead On Sexual Harassment
As sexual harassment scandals roil every industry from Capitol Hill to Hollywood, there are many factors for why we are where we are. Power. Sexual harassment is about power. Those who have the most power—whether famous TV anchors, rich Hollywood moguls, judges, Members of Congress or the president...
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Wednesday, April 05, 2017
Why I Introduced the College for All Act
I came to this country as an immigrant from India to go to college. My parents used all their savings to send me here because they knew what we all know and what we all tell our kids: if you want a good job, you’ll need more than a high school education. Whether it’s a two-year, a four-year or a...
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