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Pramila Jayapal

U.S. representative, Washington 7th congressional district

Elected in 2016 to represent super-blue Seattle, Jayapal — the first Indian American woman to serve in the House — is also chair of the 95-member Congressional Progressive Caucus. That gave her the clout to ensure that the Build Back Better Act, passed by the House in November, included reforms that would give the federal government the power to negotiate the prices of some prescription drugs covered by Medicare. Jayapal also reintroduced the Medicare for All Act, a longstanding Democratic proposal that would create a single-payer health care system covering all U.S. residents.

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  • Seattle, WA


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