Two weeks ago, we released an episode on H.R. 2394, the Rebuilding America’s Schools Act sponsored by Rep. Charles Rangel. We got a chance to sit down with Rep. Rangel, the third longest-serving member of the House from a New York City district where “Republican” is practically a dirty word, to discuss the bill and the larger context behind it.
As the interview covered a range of topics, we are releasing it in two parts. The first covers both his school modernization bill and the larger Progressive Caucus jobs plan. As you will see, Mr. Rangel chose to focus primarily on the latter, stressing that his legislation is but a small piece of a much larger puzzle.