REPORT: Progressives seek concessions from Pelosi over massive defense bill

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BY TEAM DML / JULY 9, 2019 /

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House Democratic leaders eager to pass a massive $733 billion defense bill this week must first win over frustrated progressives who are still stinging from their loss on last month’s bitter border spending fight.

The Democratic caucus’ most prominent liberals, Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) and Pramila Jayapal (D-Wash.), say they’re in no mood simply swallow another bill from Democratic leaders. And while they’re not threatening to tank the legislation just yet, the leaders of the 90-member Congressional Progressive Caucus are demanding a string of concessions from Speaker Nancy Pelosi and her top lieutenants.

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Progressives say they want amendments to rein in the Trump administration’s war powers on long-simmering issues like Iran and Yemen as well as a vote to slash the defense budget. And the group will hold a special closed-door meeting Tuesday night — their first time gathering as a group since the fallout from the border fight — to settle on a strategy for the defense bill.

Sarah Ferris, Congressional reporter for Politico, tweeted, “Progressives almost always oppose defense bills — which boost Pentagon spending with few restraints on war powers. But this year, Dems will have to pass their version with just 18 votes to spare within their caucus, because Republicans aren’t on board.”

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