Join Jane and Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal as they dive into this historic opportunity to take on the power of the fossil fuel industry and invest trillions of dollars across the economy to create millions of jobs and kickstart the energy transition. They discuss how the Congresswoman can use her leverage as Chairwoman of the Progressive Caucus to eliminate billion dollars of subsidies to fossil fuel this year, the strategy to ensure that Congress passes a reconciliation bill of the size and scope necessary to meet the climate crisis instead of squandering this political moment by only focussing on a weak bipartisan infrastructure bill. They will also discuss a bombshell report from Greenpeace UK on Exxon lobbyists that shook up the global climate conversation.
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About the Guest:
A former Washington State Senator and a lifelong organizer for immigrant, civil, and human rights, Representative Pramila Jayapal was recently re-elected to Congress for a third term with more votes than any Member of the House of Representatives. In 2016, she became the first South Asian American woman ever elected to the House. She came to the United States alone at the age of 16, and went on to start the largest immigrant rights organization in Washington state before becoming one of only 14 immigrants serving in Congress today. As the Chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, Representative Jayapal is the lead sponsor of the Medicare for All Act, the College for All Act, the Housing is a Human Right Act, the Ultra-Millionaire Tax Act, and the Roadmap to Freedom immigration resolution. She currently serves on the Judiciary, Budget, and Education and Labor committees. Congresswoman Jayapal lives in West Seattle with her husband Steve.