The database, which currently has between 500 and 600 names, encompasses everything from cabinet positions to lesser-known secretarial positions in offices and executive bureaus, like the chairman of Ngan. Import and Export goods and director of Patent and Trademark Office. The team hopes to hand over the list to the Biden transition team by the end of the week.
Progressivists find their work on appointments and policy can be much more difficult with a Republican Senate, which seems increasingly likely. It may not endorse the appointments to key government posts that Republicans consider too far-fetched, an act that Sen. Mitch McConnell, the Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader. , has suggested he will pursue.
And without enough Democratic allies in the Senate, there is virtually no chance for parliament to pass even the agenda that Mr. Biden supported during the election preparations, for example, reducing the age of eligibility for Medicare from 65 to 60.
Adam Green, co-founder of the Progressive Change Campaigns Committee, a sister organization of the Progressive Change Institute and an ally of Warren.
Progressives have also not given up hope of passing a law, even as the Republican Senate makes it much more difficult. They are optimistic that there is a pleasant broad legislation that the Senate can still pass, including a coronavirus bailout bill, a federal minimum wage of $ 15, and investment in infrastructure.
“I believe that if Joe Biden is in the White House, that will change the dynamics where everyone knows that there will be a president signing these things into law,” said Ms Jayapal. “And that will help us a lot.”
“That’s the question: Will Republicans continue to be the pushover of an outrageous Trump agenda even after he’s out of the White House?” she added. “Or are they really going to start speaking to their voters?”