Representative Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.) say that it’s worth it for Democrats to pass the party’s spending bill and climate change legislation, even if Democrats lose the House in next year’s midterm elections.
“Of course it’s worth it if we make people’s lives better,” Jayapal said.
“What is the alternative? To do nothing. I mean, it’s not going to get us anywhere… part of what we need to do is really understand the economic frustration people have now. And I think that is very important for us. “
On the suggestion that the spending account is a “message account”, Jayapal was firm.
“It is not. Ninety-eight percent of this bill has been pre-deliberated. Ninety-eight percent of this has been agreed in a framework that President [Joe] Biden evict [that] has now been translated into legislative text, ”she said, noting that the remaining“ two percent ”would constitute a nationally paid family and medical leave program.
“I argue that no agreement has been reached on paid leave. So, it’s going to be something that needs to be worked out and anything that’s parliamentary, ”she said, signaling opposition from Senator Joe Manchin (DW. Va.), Whose vote the Democrats had to aggressively court. “But the idea that it’s just a bill that threw everything in is not true.”
Yesterday, Manchin deny a “hostile” work environment in Congress that he says is full of bias.
“Do you want to know what is wrong with the place? I’m going to work in a hostile work environment every day. “If you’re a Democrat, and you’re a Republican for election, you’re supposed to be against that person,” Manchin told host John Berman on New Day.
“If Donald Duck runs against that person, you’re supposed to get money from your PAC to help the other person beat the person you worked with. And even sometimes they will say, ‘can you come up with such and such a campaign?’ And then we come back on Monday, and here is a person against whom we gave money, ”he added.