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The path the progressives took to achieving real power in Biden’s Washington

The first two years of Joe Biden’s presidency were shaped by the priorities and actions of progressives. The left exerted real influence on both the White House and Democrats in Congress, especially on economic issues. Progressives now accept incremental victories and are ready to seize opportunities when they arise. Sanders-Warren unity led to an agenda that 99 percent of Democrats could rally behind, says Adam Green of the Progressive Change Campaign Committee. Growing economic inequality, grass-roots movements for a $15-an-hour minimum wage and pandemic created need for government action.