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WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 02: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks during a weekly news conference at the U.S. Capitol on March 2, 2021 in Washington, DC. Senate Democrats held a news conference to answer questions from members of the press. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden and Democrats in Congress are jamming their agenda forward with a sense of urgency. They’re taking an unapologetically partisan approach to advance the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 rescue, voting rights and other priorities. Their calculation is that it’s better to try to push ahead than risk wasting time courting Republican support that may never come. The pandemic crisis is driving the crush of legislative action. But so, too, are the still-raw emotions from the Capitol siege as well as the hard lessons of the last time Democrats had full control in Washington.