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Biden sets defining course for Democratic Party: The Note

He is an unlikely figure to lead a sweeping progressive age, but it is happening.

His agenda is as wide and deep as his congressional margins are narrow. His plans have become looser as the opposition to these proposals has settled .

That is exactly what it looks like to have a party own an identity. President Joe Biden could possibly be an improbable figure to usher in a sweeping progressive era for the Democratic Party, but it's happening -- whether his bills become laws.

Biden on Thursday called his proposal"the biggest jobs plan in this nation since World War II" -- another reference to the FDR age from a president believing in historic terms.

Historians may argue whether the party moved Biden or Biden moved his celebration . Armchair analysts may dissect whether going daring reflects Democratic optimism or even a realization that power can only be held temporarily -- or any combination of both.

But the staggering spending and redefinition of government's job outlined by Biden this week, combined with the confidence he's bringing to selling his plans on the road, amount to some significant play that's virtually sure to possess long-lasting implications.

Maybe the bipartisan rumblings on a range of issues -- including infrastructure and authorities reform -- will fulfill Biden at a centre that doesn't seem to exist a few days. Biden's own celebration could nevertheless desert him, on either ideological end.

Biden's choice, though, is clear -- and it is not sure how much different Democrats will be permitted to do anything to alter this.

Family members of Black men murdered by authorities visited Capitol Hill the day after Biden called for the passing of police reform laws before the anniversary of George Floyd's murder on May 25.

"This law has my brother blood on it and the rest of the households' blood on it," explained Philonise Floyd of this George Floyd Justice in Policing Act -- stalled in the Senate after passing the House last month. "We are here today because we need to let everybody know how we feel about our allies and our loved ones and family members who've been killed for anything they should not have been murdered for."


The families shared their stories in hopes it will push lawmakers to pass the legislation. To get some of these relatives, it is not their first time visiting Washington with the purpose of preventing others from experiencing the grief and loss they've endured. This time, the families have the momentum of Derek Chauvin's guilty verdict and the wake of national civil unrest.

Attorneys said the families are insisting about lowering the standards to prosecute individual officers, that has been a barrier in discussions. While there are active negotiations about the Hill, Republican opposition stands in the way of reform.

For Democrats, the race for the nation's 6th Congressional District will examine just how tossup-friendly the Republican-leaning area has become since November. The area of Republicans will echo the national tendency of rival under the specter of former President Donald Trump.

Trump had remained out of this race until this week after he murdered his"Complete and Total Endorsement" to the late congressman's widow, Susan Wright.

The crowded competition is very likely to move into a runoff, but it was seen whether Democrat Jana Lynne Sanchez -- that dropped to the late congressman in 2018 -- will be able to capitalize on the profits her party made across the nation from the fall to break through as one of the top two contenders.

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