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Now that the dust is beginning to settle on the 2020 election, the path forward for our nation is becoming a little clearer. Although the election results fell short of the surging blue tide promised by Democrats, the culture in Washington will nonetheless shift back to a progressive-leaning agenda, led by President-elect Biden and the House of Representatives. Regardless of what happens in Georgia, the Senate tradition is to take a conservative position when it comes to the decision to vote at all. The upper chamber takes its role as the ultimate step in the legislative process seriously and approaches legislation thoughtfully, not vigorously.

That doesn’t mean change won’t happen. In fact, change could be tumultuous in the short term as a bitter lame duck Congress is forced to negotiate coronavirus relief, economic stimulus packages and the federal budget. Meanwhile, businesses and families continue to suffer from the coronavirus as the infection rate remains stubbornly high.

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