House Progressives Make Sure They’re Heard In Negotiations On Covid Relief Package | Rachel Maddow

House Progressives Make Sure They're Heard In Negotiations On Covid Relief Package | Rachel Maddow 1

 

Rep. Pramila Jayapal talks with Rachel Maddow about the work by the House Progressive Caucus to include an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 and to preserve the broader criteria for stimulus checks in the next Covid relief package. Aired on 02/09/2021.
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House Progressives Make Sure They're Heard In Negotiations On Covid Relief Package | Rachel Maddow

33 Comments on "House Progressives Make Sure They’re Heard In Negotiations On Covid Relief Package | Rachel Maddow"

  1. Yeah, the thought of basing this on 2019 income is criminal, plain and simple. Of course, we’ve always known that mainstream politicians could not care less about if people can afford food and rent….

  2. The world is watching in horror as American democracy fights for it’s life.

  3. People are so far under water from being unemployed for over a year, if the min wage isn’t raised it will take more than a decade to dig our way out.

  4. Spring Sunshine | February 9, 2021 at 2:44 AM | Reply

    Thank you for letting the public know what Republicans are doing to take away the vote of American people. We need responsible fair Republicans not the party of Trump. Vote .

    • Absolutely! People need to write their Senators no matter who they are to pass these bills. Then get involved with the people running in 2022. In my area the Sedition Caucus person is going to be primaried by a conservative Republican who believes in the Constitution.

  5. Look to other nations, raising the minimum wage has been a positive move.

  6. Jackyc1234 Clark | February 9, 2021 at 3:01 AM | Reply

    If you do not punish a criminal act , it will be repeated with experienced education .

  7. Isn’t it sad that she has to refer to paying someone $15 dollars an hr as “progressive and bold”! It’s a basic human right to get paid a living wage ffs

    • Two fake Dems including WV and the Republicans who make $180K a year don’t see $15 as too much for small businesses.

    • Columbo the true Patriot | February 9, 2021 at 6:54 PM | Reply

      @Elle Peah
      You’re not making any sense?
      Me thinks 🤔this is a great example of:
      If “You” can’t Dazzle them with Brilliance Baffle them with bull s***!!! 🤣🙈

  8. $15 x 40 hours/week = ((600/week x 35%) (state 7% & fed taxes28%)) = ($390/wk x 52 weeks) = $20,280/yr (does not begin for 5 yrs: 2027)
    Where I live $1200/month 1-bed apartment rent so $390 x 4 = $1560 – 1200 so $360 month food, bills, health insurance etc… Living wage???

  9. Imagine? Next Christmas? When you’re allowed to attend a gathering, in person. Can drive safely there, without worrying about the civil unrest on the streets. When there are no miles long food bank cues to drive by, and you’re not worrying about a vulnerable relative dropping dead . . . Then ask anyone: “Would you rather this, or a return to the madness of last year?” I bet I know the answer? ✌️

  10. when will Progressives learn to speak the correct wording…. the minimum wage, and the stimulus money is required to keep the economy going… it’s economic engine fuel… without it… we’re headed for economic collapse, believe that

  11. Antony Bellingham | February 9, 2021 at 7:11 AM | Reply

    There is a leader who not only cares for the people who elected her. but for all the people. Rare.

  12. Do what you promised and a deeper blue in 22.

  13. Democrats, just do it!

  14. I hope you have an amazing 2021,Please repent because Jesus is coming soon

    Like so more people can see this.

  15. When I start looking for work again, Pramila, I’m going to put down “$15/hr” as my wage.

  16. Thank you Representative Jaypal!
    We are with you!
    And thank you for bringing attention the immigrant issue, especially what ICE was doing between 2017-2020.
    -SoKingCo teacher

  17. In 2010 I paid my laborers $22 an hour and that was barely enough to get by on in Seattle at the time.

  18. I am glad they kept the $15 min. wage for workers to get them above the poverty level. But how about all of us elderly & disabled who are on Social Security? Most of us are only making $7.50 or less per hour! We are the forgotten group of humans that have to try to survive way below the poverty level. Please remember us too!!!

  19. stanley kotcamp | February 9, 2021 at 8:29 PM | Reply

    You won, repeal tRump tax bill and money will flow into government. This will pay for necessary expenses.

  20. I like her. She’s always fighting for us.

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