It’s not enough, KC.
We can do better than hearings. No one cares about hearings. The House can pass a singe-payer bill. It can pass it repeatedy, like the GOP did with the ACA repeal, which helped keep the Republican base focused on it and excited about voting for them again. Hearings don’t do that. White papers don’t do that. Behind-closed-doors politics don’t do that. A CBO analysis sure as heck doesn’t do it.
Pass it, loudly and repeatedly. Pass a minimum wage increase, then pass it again. Pass a Green New Deal over and over. You’re right, nothing is going to get done while the GOP owns the Senate, but the Democrats can demonstrate who they are for the next two years.
My fear is that come April, it will be all hearings and no action, fact-finding meetings and no bills, analyses and no votes.
The old style of doing things just isn’t enough. Do it that way and turn the House over to the GOP in two years.