That’s the view of House Democratic Progressive Caucus leader Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) …
That might make her caucus members happy who should be safe Democratic district’s….
It ain’t soooo simple….
They could lose their jobs……
Progressives have got as far as they could go…..
Congressional Progressive Caucus Chair Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) said on Friday that it’s worth Democrats passing the party’s sweeping social spending and climate change package even if they lose the House in next year’s midterm elections.
Jayapal was asked early Friday ahead of an expected vote on the legislation if it’s worth the party passing the legislation if it could help the GOP take back the House next year, just as Republicans did in 2010 following passage of the Affordable Care Act.
“Of course it’s worth it if we’re making people’s lives better,” Jayapal said.
“What’s the alternative? To do nothing. I mean, that’s not gonna that’s not gonna get us anywhere … part of what we have to do is really understand the economic frustration that people have right now. And I think that is really important for us.”
She also pushed back on labeling the sweeping spending package a “a messaging bill,” arguing there is agreement among members over a bulk of the proposals in the legislation….