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Chuck Kennedy

In a hyper-polarized Washington, is progress still possible? To explore this topic, Mike Allen hosted five conversations this morning on the potential for bipartisan solutions. He dug in with people from both sides, as well as the media. We heard from:

Sara Fischer, Axios Media trends reporterT.H. Carlos Curbelo, Representative of Florida's 26th Congressional District, Co-Chair of the Congressional Future CaucusT.H. Josh Gottheimer, Representative of New Jersey's 5th Congressional District, Co-Chair of the Problem Solvers CaucusT.H. Joe Manchin, U.S. Senator of West VirginiaKasie Hunt, Capitol Hill Correspondent, NBC News, Host, MSNBC's "Kasie D.C.Thank you to the Hewlett Foundation for sponsoring this event. Mike Allen and Axios' Sara Fischer kick off the event with "Why It Matters".Chuck Kennedy Representative Carlos Curbelo (R-FL26) on chances for House Democrats to vote for tax reform: "pretty good".Chuck Kennedy In a room with two whiteboards, Representative Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ5) recently discussed bipartisan solutions with Republicans and Democrats over tacos and beer. "We should have taken a picture," he said. Chuck Kennedy Mike in conversation with Senator Joe Manchin, one of ten red-state Democrats currently in the Senate.Chuck Kennedy Kasie Hunt talks civility and how to be polite while asking the tough questions. Chuck Kennedy The most bipartisan oatmeal in D.C.Chuck Kennedy

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Why it matters: It's been a slow start for a process that usually takes place days or weeks earlier for incoming presidents. The first slate of nominees will appear on Tuesday before a Republican-controlled Senate, but that will change once the new Democratic senators-elect from Georgia are sworn in.

Kamala Harris resigns from Senate seat ahead of inauguration

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Vice President-elect Kamala Harris submitted her resignation from her seat in the U.S. Senate on Monday, two days before she will be sworn into her new role.

What's next: California Gov. Gavin Newsom has selected California Secretary of State Alex Padilla to serve out the rest of Harris' term, which ends in 2022.

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