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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the Supreme Court Janus v. AFSCME Council 31 ruling:
“The Supreme Court’s conservative majority has dealt a major blow to workers and working families all across the country. This decision will undermine our freedoms and rig our democracy and the economy even more in favor of the top one percent. This case was nothing but a political attack on workers underwritten by large corporations.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to House passage of the continuing resolution that funds the government through January 19:
“It’s shameful to see House Republicans skip town to enjoy the holidays after voting for the continued suffering of millions of young people and children. They have the majority, their votes overrule ours, and their choice today was cruel and immoral.
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal released the following statement in response to the House Republican tax plan:
“The plan released by the Republican leadership is nothing but a dream come true for the biggest corporations. It will further destroy the middle class by giving huge tax breaks to wealthy Americans on the backs of working people.
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WASHINGTON D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal issued the following statement applauding Seattle’s minimum wage increase, as the hourly wage for some workers hit $15:
“I’m incredibly proud that Seattle is continuing to lead the way in the fight against income inequality,” said Rep. Jayapal. “No one should work full time and live in poverty.”
As of January 1, 2017, the minimum wage for tens of thousands of workers at Seattle’s largest businesses is $15 per hour.