HuffPost reporter on progressive disappointment with new relief bill from House Democrats

HuffPost reporter Daniel Marans said on Thursday that disgruntled progressives among the House Democratic ranks could try to pressure Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiPelosi slams Trump executive order on pre-existing conditions: It 'isn't worth the paper it's signed on' On The Money: Anxious Democrats push for vote on COVID-19 aid | Pelosi, Mnuchin ready to restart talks | Weekly jobless claims increase | Senate treads close to shutdown deadline Trump signs largely symbolic pre-existing conditions order amid lawsuit MORE (D-Calif.) to revise the latest coronavirus stimulus proposal to include some key progressive policies.

"The leaders of the Progressive Caucus, congresspeople [Reps.] Pramila JayapalPramila JayapalHillicon Valley: Subpoenas for Facebook, Google and Twitter on the cards | Wray rebuffs mail-in voting conspiracies | Reps. raise mass surveillance concerns Bipartisan representatives demand answers on expired surveillance programs DHS opens probe into allegations at Georgia ICE facility MORE (D-Wash.) and Mark PocanMark William PocanOvernight Defense: Nearly 500 former national security officials formally back Biden | 40 groups call on House panel to investigate Pentagon's use of coronavirus funds 40 groups call on House panel to investigate Pentagon's use of coronavirus funds Overnight Defense: Pentagon redirects pandemic funding to defense contractors | US planning for full Afghanistan withdrawal by May | Anti-Trump GOP group puts ads in military papers MORE (D-Wisc.) are at least going to try to sort of threaten Speaker Pelosi with the prospect of a defeat on the House floor by assembling the 18 votes that they would need, assuming it's a party-line vote, which I think we can definitely assume," Marans told Hill.TV.

Marans added that the progressive lawmakers would be looking for a federal guarantee of people's paychecks during the pandemic and an expansion of the public healthcare subsidies that goes beyond the COBRA (Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act) health coverage that's already in the bill.

Watch the full interview above.