Pramila Jayapal, First Indian-American Congresswoman, On Plans For Washington

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Congresswoman-elect Pramila Jayapal, posing for a photo in Seattle in April 2016. (Elaine Thompson/AP)

In January, Congress will have a record number of women of color serving — a total of 38.

One of them will be Pramila Jayapal (@PramilaJayapal), the first Indian-American congresswoman. She will represent one of the most liberal districts in the country — Washington state’s 7th — and will face some challenges in the Republican-led Capitol.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Jayapal about Bernie Sanders, minimum wage and how she hopes to fight for what she believes in when she gets to Washington.

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