In a brief message posted on Twitter Sunday, Rep. Pramila Jayapal described Biden’s speech – at which attendance was capped at around 200 people due to coronavirus protocols – as “the big-ticket item of the week.”
“I was thrilled to be in attendance as the president announced a generous and bold vision for the future of America, one that includes free community college, universal pre-K, child care and paid leave,” said Jayapal, referring to provisions in the $1.8 trillion American Families Plan.
“And of course, it’s a vision that is built around green jobs, environmental and racial justice, and equality across America.
“As a lifelong organizer, I can say that it was a vision full of progressive priorities, priorities that I’ve been fighting for since before I came to Congress and that I’m grateful to have the president’s support on now,” concluded Jayapal, who was elected to the House in 2016.
Even before Biden climbed the House rostrum last