Congressional Progressive Caucus

Eoin Higgins, staff writer
Rep. Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) is leading House Democratic progressives against a moderate drug pricing bill that caucus members say is insufficient.
"Drug prices are crushing American families," Sen. Elizabeth Warren said, but Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her moderate allies appear insistent on keeping legislation to fix the issue contained to only 31 drugs.
Eoin Higgins, staff writer
President-elect Donald J. Trump and U.S. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi smile for a photo during the 58th Presidential Inauguration in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2017.
"Grinding my teeth so hard they snap off at the roots."
Jake Johnson, staff writer
"If we don't address this in a big and bold way, a lot of us should go home and...


Thanks to a few tenacious souls in Congress, the fight for true health care reform isn't over just yet. Today Rep. Lynn Woolsey of California, co-chair of the progressive caucus, introduces a bill offering consumers a "robust" public option along with the lousy options offered by profit-hungry private companies. She's got 121 co-sponsors. It isn't single payer, but it's a hopeful start.