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Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal

Representing the 7th District of Washington

Jayapal and Pocan Statement on PAYGO

January 2, 2019
Press Release

Congressional Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Pramila Jayapal and Mark Pocan issued the following statement regarding PAYGO:

"We have been concerned about PAYGO for months, and have had numerous conversations with Rules Chairman Jim McGovern and House leadership about these concerns. We all agree that the real problem with PAYGO exists in the statute that requires it. That is why we will be introducing legislation in the 116th Congress to end PAYGO. In the meantime, Chairman McGovern and House Leadership have committed to us that PAYGO will not be an impediment to advancing key progressive priorities in the 116th Congress. With the assurances that PAYGO can be waived, we do plan to vote for the House rules package and proceed with legislation to fix the statute."