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Pramila Jayapal


A leader on progressive issues in the Democratic Party

Rep. Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) came to the United States when she was 16 and is the first Indian-American woman to be elected to the U.S. House of Representatives. Prior to serving in Congress, she was a civil rights activist, focused on pro-immigration advocacy. Jayapal has been described as a “rising star in the Democratic Caucus” and currently serves as co-chair of the Congressional Progressive Caucus.

A critical part of the push for reform in Congress

Rep. Jayapal is Vice Chair of the Democracy Reform Caucus, and played a critical role in passing H.R. 1 through the House. In 2018, she introduced The Anti-Corruption and Public Integrity Act, the House companion to Elizabeth Warren’s comprehensive anti-corruption package that would reduce conflicts of interest, reform lobbying rules, improve judicial integrity, reform agency and administrative rule-making, strengthen enforcement of anti-corruption, ethics and public integrity laws, and boost government transparency. She is also a strong supporter of Seattle’s Democracy Voucher program.

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