Instead of showing courage, all but one Republican senator today exemplified cowardice. In putting party and politics over country and Constitution, Republicans drove a stake in the heart of our democracy. #ImpeachedPresident
The case for convicting and removing President Trump was overwhelming and irrefutable. The House did its job and Donald Trump will forever be an impeached President.

#ForeverImpeached
Trump endangered the sanctity of our elections by inviting foreign interference in our most sacred democratic institution. He betrayed our national security, violated the sacred trust of the American people and threatened the very future of our democracy.

#ImpeachedPresident
At every turn, the President and his Administration obstructed the House—refusing to turn over even a single document or provide even a single witness.

Since the House impeached President Trump, more and more damning information about his abuse of power has come to light.
Instead of pursuing the full truth, Senate Republicans eagerly enlisted themselves to be the President’s co-conspirators—covering up the President’s misconduct without even caring to find out the extent of his misconduct. #ImpeachedForLife
It is a disgrace that Mitch McConnell refused to give the American people what they deserve and what the Constitution demands: a fair trial with witnesses and impartial justice. #ImpeachedForLife #ImpeachedAndNotExonerated
President Trump will be held accountable one way or another—whether through the courts or the ballot box—and the American people and history will not forget the Republicans’ cowardice. #ImpeachedPresident #ImpeachedAndNotExonerated #ImpeachedForLife

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Apr 1
🧵My reaction to the Administration's Title 42 announcement:

This is a momentous day for immigrant rights activists, immigrants, and refugees everywhere. Title 42 was a cruel and discriminatory policy that circumvented U.S. law, preventing people from accessing protections.
Today is the product of years of advocacy from both inside and outside Congress. I’m thrilled to see the Biden Admin do the right and moral thing by ending this extremely harmful, xenophobic, and shortsighted policy that disproportionately impacted Black and Brown migrants.
It is hard to overstate the widespread and negative impact Title 42 has had. Since the start of the pandemic, more than 1.7 million people have been expelled under Title 42 - desperate people fleeing famine, violence, and war. Our nation has failed these people. But no more.
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Sep 22, 2021
I'm just leaving the White House after meeting with President Biden on the Build Back Better and infrastructure bills.

My takeaways 🧵👇🏾
We had a very productive and necessary conversation about the urgent need to deliver long-overdue investments — not only in roads and bridges but also in child care, paid leave, health care, climate action, affordable housing, and education.
I reiterated that progressives will vote for BOTH bills because we proudly support the entire Build Back Better package, but that a majority of our 96-member caucus will only vote for the small infrastructure bill after the Build Back Better Act passes.
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Jun 8, 2021
Between 1866 and 1890, there were NINE landmark civil rights laws enacted by Congress.

None of them received bipartisan votes but all of them were popular, urgent, and necessary for taking critical steps towards equality, justice, and opportunity for Black people across America.
They were:
✅The 1866 Civil Rights Bill
✅The 14th Amendment
✅The 15th Amendment
✅The 1870 Enforcement Act
✅The Klu Klux Klan Act
✅The 1872 Enforcement Act
✅The 1875 Civil Rights Bill
✅The 1875 Enforcement Act
✅The Lodge Bill
EVERY SINGLE ONE of these landmark bills was passed WITHOUT bipartisan votes even though these bills — like civil rights legislation including the For the People Act today — were supported by a majority of voters.
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Feb 6, 2021
We promised people that if we won the Senate, we would send out $2,000 survival checks. They delivered us to victory—and now we MUST deliver.

“Targeting” checks to a smaller group fails to do that. People need help like never before, and we must put money in their pockets.
“Targeting” checks isn’t just bad for people, it’s bad policy too! It’s not humane, it's not smart, it’s not effective, and it’s not even fiscally responsible. Not to mention that it doesn't meet the scale of this crisis.

Help me spread the word about 4 obvious reasons why:
1⃣The survival checks often use 2019 tax data to measure someone’s income.

Millions lost their jobs in 2020 due to COVID—that’s the whole point of this relief!—and therefore their income from 1 or 2 years ago is no longer accurate. They need help now and we must provide it.
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Jan 12, 2021
I just received a positive COVID-19 test result after being locked down in a secured room at the Capitol where several Republicans not only cruelly refused to wear a mask but recklessly mocked colleagues and staff who offered them one.
jayapal.house.gov/2021/01/11/cov…
Only hours after Trump incited a deadly assault on our Capitol, many Republicans still refused to take the bare minimum COVID-19 precaution and simply wear a damn mask in a crowded room during a pandemic—creating a superspreader event ON TOP of a domestic terrorist attack.
Any Member who refuses to wear a mask should be fully held accountable for endangering our lives because of their selfish idiocy. I'm calling for every single Member who refuses to wear a mask in the Capitol to be fined and removed from the floor by the Sergeant at Arms.
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Dec 22, 2020
Big news: Bold progressive champions inside and outside of Congress just unveiled The People’s Agenda!

This people-first legislative roadmap for the first 6 months of 2021 is an urgent, brave, and just agenda. It's the way forward. And we're ready to make it happen. Take a look:
1⃣Provide COVID-19 relief that actually meets the scale of this devastating crisis and addresses the disproportionate harm to BIPOC and other vulnerable communities. This includes protecting essential workers, sending grants to businesses, and putting money in people's pockets.
2⃣Put people back to work, give workers more power, and transform to a clean renewable energy economy. This includes investing in a bold green infrastructure package that prioritizes frontline communities while dramatically curtailing air, water, land, and climate pollution.
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