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 PelosiUS praises British ban on China's Huawei after pressure campaign Voter fraud charges filed against GOP Rep. Steve Watkins Dunford withdraws from consideration to chair coronavirus oversight panel 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 JayapalDemocrats fear US already lost COVID-19 battle Progressive lawmakers call for conditions on Israel aid Hillicon Valley: Democrats introduce bill banning federal government use of facial recognition tech | House lawmakers roll out legislation to establish national cyber director | Top federal IT official to step down MORE (D-Wash.) and Mark PocanMark William PocanThe Hill's Coronavirus Report: DC's Bowser says protesters and nation were 'assaulted' in front of Lafayette Square last month; Brazil's Bolsonaro, noted virus skeptic, tests positive for COVID-19 Steyer endorses Markey in Massachusetts Senate primary Celebrities fundraise for Markey ahead of Massachusetts Senate primary 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.