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"Democrats are proud to get involved in public service for as long as I can remember. They want to work for you. We need to create more living wage jobs, improve our roads and our schools, and make public safety a top priority. Put people in charge who know how to help more than just the rich. Democrats care about working people and have the government experience that it takes to find solutions, navigate complicated governmental agencies, and get things done."

 The List Of ISSUES


   Climate: Rejoin the Paris Agreement on Day One, but any legislative action gets very hard. The administration will have to decide whether to seek trillions to invest in the green economy or push for a price on carbon. It's unclear if there's an appetite for either.

Democrats believe that climate change poses a real and urgent threat to our economy, our national security, and our children’s health and futures, and that Americans deserve the jobs and security that come from becoming the clean energy superpower of the 21st century.”  DEMOCRATIC PARTY PLATFORM

   Democrats are committed to curbing the effects of climate change, protecting America’s natural resources, and ensuring the quality of our air, water, and land for current and future generations. From investing in clean energy to protecting our ecosystems, Democrats are working to address our biggest environmental challenges, paving the way to a more sustainable America.

   Under Democrats, we made great strides to combat climate change and protect our environment and public lands. We issued new fuel-economy standards for cars and light trucks. We took steps to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from coal-fired power plants, which are the largest concentrated source of emissions in the United States.

   We can't do it alone, it has to be a world effort because even if we make changes if the rest of the world doesn't then all is lost. Under the Republicans the United States stands alone as the only nation in the world that is not a party to the Paris Climate Agreement.

Republicans have called climate change “a hoax invented by the Chinese,” and withdrawn from the Paris Climate Agreement. And by choosing to ignore the consensus of the scientific community on climate change, they are putting our country’s health, security, and economy at risk. Not just today but for generations.

   We know that climate change is one of our nation’s greatest challenges, and that addressing this urgent threat could make America the world’s clean energy superpower and create millions of good-paying jobs. Democrats will fight to protect our planet for you, your children, and your grandchildren.

   It will take all of us acting together — workers and entrepreneurs, scientists and citizens, the public and the private sector — to address the challenge of climate change and seize our clean-energy future.

  • Biden will announce a pandemic task force on Monday, ahead of any other Cabinet or senior staff appointments.

  Public Education 

   Immigration: Roll back all of President Trump’s executive orders and implement new ones. Democrats point out that Trump did 24 orders in his first 100 days; Biden will do more. Later in the year, he'll look at legislation on Dreamers.

 Economic Development

    Spending: Work on an economic relief bill will start before inauguration with a possible package in the lame-duck Congress. Beyond that, the Biden team is debating whether to make one big ask to Congress or push for a series of incremental packages. A lot depends on the final Senate makeup, as well as the severity of the pandemic.

   Taxes: Biden had pledged to push for a corporate tax increase and higher taxes on the wealthy, but don’t expect tax legislation to be on the spring agenda.

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