Liberal Congressional Faction Rebels Against Small Business Deal

Via The Washington Examiner:

The most liberal wing of the House Democratic Caucus criticized a pending federal aid package for small businesses that is headed for a vote in the House and Senate this week.

“We have real concerns about giving away leverage now without getting some of the priorities that we need,” Rep. Pramila Jayapal, a Washington Democrat and co-chairwoman of the House Progressive Caucus, said during a press call hosted by several liberal organizations. 

A group of Progressive Caucus members, who held a conference call with reporters Monday, said the next coronavirus aid package should include recurring $2,000 monthly payments for individuals, among other provisions. 

Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a leading freshman liberal and a New York Democrat, said she won’t vote for the measure unless it changes significantly.

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