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Liberals push for bold Biden agenda. They might have to work around Congress to get it

Added 11-29-20 01:04:02pm EST - “As control in the Senate is in limbo, liberal Democrats focus on Joe Biden's Cabinet appointments to make the most impact for their policies.” - News.yahoo.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From News.yahoo.com: “Liberals push for bold Biden agenda. They might have to work around Congress to get it”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

After helping to mobilize election turnout of young people and left-leaning Democrats, leaders of the self-described "progressive" wing of the party want to hold the Biden administration to promises made on the campaign trail: addressing climate change, combating the COVID-19 pandemic and offering student debt relief.

“This isn’t 2015 anymore. This isn’t 2010 anymore. It’s not 2005 anymore,” Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a Democratic socialist from New York, said at a rally last week. “The movement got us here. You all got us a seat at the table.”

Two runoffs in Georgia will determine whether Republicans maintain control of the chamber when the new Congress is sworn in in January. If the Republican majority holds, not only will it be difficult for Democrats to pass legislation, it will probably mean the progressive wish list will be left on the backburner.

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Jeff Hauser, executive director of the Revolving Door Project, a group that scrutinizes personnel in the executive branch, said liberals understand there will be substantial challenges in getting legislation passed and "this is not a time for peace and prosperity."

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