Progressive leaders in Congress urged presumptive President-elect Joesph R. Biden to “go big and go bold” with a liberal agenda next year despite expected pushback from more moderate members of their party.
“Your instincts are there, but let’s get some big, bold things done and lead on those issues,” Wisconsin Democrat Rep. Mark Pocan, Congressional Progressive Caucus co-chair, said at a Thursday conference hosted by the Progressive Caucus Action Fund. “You know what to do. But let’s seize this moment, and lead with big, bold ideas, and people who want to interact with them.”
On the first day of the Progressive Strategy Summit, Mr. Pocan, fellow CPC co-chair Rep. Pramila Jayapal of Washington and leading activists outlined their top priorities for the Biden administration.
The list includes dismantling President Trump’s executive orders on DACA, implementing a federal $15 minimum wage, rejoining the Paris climate accord and canceling a large portion of student debt.
“We’ve got to be bold, we’ve