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1. PRESS THE VEEP: Progressives say Kamala Harris’ possible future ambitions offer an opening now. They hope to push it and, in turn, move the Biden administration to the left on issues such as pay increases, climate change and criminal justice reform. Read our exclusive report.
Here’s what’s already happening:
Harris could play key role in fight against $ 15 an hour minimum wage: 23 progressive House lawmakers want her to overturn Senate parliamentarian, who said the minimum wage increase violated procedure budget Democrats are using to accelerate Biden’s rescue plan. The White House has already ruled out such action.
Left could also grasp areas Biden and Harris disagreed over during campaign: Harris supported more liberal positions on health care, legalization of marijuana and deportation bans during the pandemic.
No one expects Harris to challenge Biden, but progressives see her as leverage …Source
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