"There was frankly a handful of conservative Democrats in the house that threatened to get on planes rather than hold this vote," Ocasio-Cortez said.
"Your whole life turns upside down," Bush said. "That's what's going to happen to seven million people over the course of the next few weeks."
"State-sanctioned murder is not justice," said Pressley, as she called on the president to commute the sentences of all inmates on federal death row.
As Democratic leaders have backed Israel's "right to defend itself," a vocal faction of the party has slammed Israel's treatment of Palestinians.
"The question at hand is: Should our taxpayer dollars create conditions for justice, healing and repair, or should those dollars create conditions for oppression and apartheid?" Pressley asked during a speech on the House floor.
Although he previously expressed opposition to the idea, the president has now asked his education secretary to prepare a memo to determine whether the administration has the legal authority to cancel up to $50,000 in student loan debt.
Congresswoman Ilhan Omar has requested the Biden administration cease federal contracts with ICE.
There is no question that President Joe Biden's administration brings with it new political dynamics and pressure points, where partnerships between Black and Latino lawmakers will be hard to ignore.
The threshold for federal estate taxes could be lowered to $3.5 million to help fund a proposal to create a "baby bonds" program that would establish savings accounts for every American newborn.
After President Joe Biden signed an executive order ending federal contracts with private prisons, progressive Democrats have called on the new commander-in-chief to make strides in prison reform.
Sarah Groh, chief of staff for Ayanna Pressley, said all the office panic buttons had been removed ahead of a pro-Trump mob storming the Capitol.
Graham was berated by Trump supporters Friday at Reagan National Airport who called him a "traitor" for his failure to audit and overturn the November election results.
Meet the four AOC-backed progressive lawmakers who were sworn into Congress this Sunday.
"I'm going to continue to fight for our most vulnerable communities," the progressive lawmaker said.
The Democratic representative said the checks would be "hardly sufficient" if included in the next COVID-19 relief bill.
"The fact that we are having to beg for people to merely survive, to meet their most basic needs, is unconscionable," the Massachusetts Democratic congresswoman said.
Warren also blamed DeVos for worsening student debt with DeVos' slowdown of an Obama-era debt relief program.
Representative-elect Nicole Malliotakis of New York expressed optimism that some Democrats would "join us" in opposing progressive policies.
Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Ayanna Pressley say their legislation would provide much-needed debt relief for 45 million workers and families
"We need relief now. Not in February. Not in December," Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota said.
"So... you mean to tell us you could've done this the whole time?" Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez tweeted.
Ilhan Omar, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and Rashida Tlaib have all won their primary battles, while Ayanna Pressley is running unopposed in her own.
Though Tlaib has promised to deliver her district for Biden, she will not be endorsing him.
Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib is locked in what could be a tight race to retain her House seat. A loss could deal a big blow to the foursome known as the Squad and their progressive agenda.
In a move that formalizes their political alliance, the four first-term progressives Democratic congresswomen known as "The Squad" have launched a fundraising organization to raise money for candidates who share their views and to advance progressive causes.
Federal officers risk up to one year in prison and fines if they fail to help any individual in custody who suffers unnecessary pain, injury, or death as a result of the failure to obtain or provide immediate medical attention.
King shared a video of a young girl joining a protest, and many people are celebrating the girl's dedication on Twitter.
"The pre-existing condition before COVID, and it still persists, is racism," said Massachusetts Rep. Ayanna Pressley.
"He's finally getting heard," said Angelique Negroni-Kearse, whose husband, Andrew Kearse, died of a heart attack in the back of a police car.
"I'll continue to fight to affirm equality and justice for all Americans and use Congress's oversight powers to address the rampant racism, misogyny, and xenophobia of this White House," Pressley said.